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Refugee Resettlement contractors find new House bill “offensive” (blah, blah, blah)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 16, 2016

Of course, what else do you expect.  They will never admit that the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program is flawed and should be reformed because their whole livelihoods depend on it continuing exactly like it is with their phony non-profit organizations almost completely funded by you, the taxpayer.

They want you to keep paying for their ‘religious’ charity, but leave them alone to run their ‘businesses’ and their ‘clients’ their way—the way they have been since their hero Teddy Kennedy pushed the bill that became the Refugee Act of 1980 through Congress.

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I find it “offensive” that as a taxpayer I pay McCullough’s salary! CWS CEO Rev. John L. McCullough arrested at the White House in 2014 while protesting for amnesty for illegal aliens. These are not ‘churches’ but are Leftwing community organizers. McCullough pulls down a handsome six-figure salary partially funded by US taxpayers to do his NO borders political activities. Photo at Sojourners: https://sojo.net/articles/faith-leaders-arrested-white-house-calling-immigration-reform

I told you about the bill they are all worked up about here, yesterday, but it’s hard for me to get excited about it because it strikes me as window dressing too late in the legislative calendar to be meaningful.

And, with Obama in the White House there is no way it will ever become law.  If by a miracle it passed both the House and the Senate, would the leadership even have the guts to send it to Obama, I doubt it.

It will be interesting to see if these same Congressional leaders push any measure to reform the refugee program if Donald Trump should be in the White House in 2017.  And, at that point, do we want the pro-cheap labor pushers, the water-carriers for the Chamber of Commerce, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, ‘reforming’ it when Trump will have the power to cut it back himself?

All that said, it is always fun to watch the contractors whine and moan as they did in a conference call with reporters as we learned from CNS News (emphasis is mine):

…..during a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, opponents of the legislation called it “punitive” and “mean-spirited”, and claimed it would “dismantle the U.S. refugee program.”

“It ties the hands of the U.S. government to respond to humanitarian crises,” said Melanie Nezer, vice president for policy and advocacy at HIAS (formerly the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), who criticized provisions in the bill that would strip refugee status from those who return to their home country and extends by two years the time period for refugees to be eligible to apply for permanent resident status “for no legitimate reason,” she said.

Melanie Nezer Syrians

I find it “mean-spirited” that Melanie Nezer wants to subject your community to refugees from countries that hate us—she was among the first to demand Obama admit 100,000 Syrians this year in spite of an FBI warning.

Nezer also objected to prioritizing “certain religious minorities” which, she said, would “hinder our ability to take in anybody.”

The bill “clearly discriminates against Muslims as the intended target,” said Rev. John McCullough, a United Methodist minister from New Jersey and president of Church World Service, which resettled 14,228 refugees from sub-Saharan Africa in the U.S. in FY2014, according to its website.

Church World Service head honcho, THE Reverend John McCullough finds it “offensive” that you, citizens in towns across America, should have any say in who they seed into your towns.

CNS continues…..

McCullough told reporters that he finds it “offensive” that under the bill, states and localities would be allowed to “determine who is welcome” instead of the federal government.

“This is very contrary to everything our country represents,” he said. “We have to call on the moral courage of Congress to reject this anti-refugee legislative proposal.”

Continue reading here.

More here on Church World Service.

P.S. Melanie Nezer authored a report, here, which urged the Southern Poverty Law Center to go after this blog (and me!) to try to expose us and silence us for disagreeing with her.

7 Responses to “Refugee Resettlement contractors find new House bill “offensive” (blah, blah, blah)”

  1. […] Refugee Resettlement contractors find new House bill “offensive” […]

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  2. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

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  3. michellefromsandiego said

    The VOLAG representatives are passionate. Perhaps they can enumerate the benefits to the rest of us and pledge to compensate us for damages and emotional distress if things don’t work out. By being contractors, they take some risk and financial liability for outcomes that is beyond what direct government providers have. Hence, their compensation that outpaces that of civil servants.

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  4. When Trump takes office, this program will end. A wonderful side-effect of this will be that our churches– which have become leftized by dependence on federal money– will return to their true, traditional teachings in order to remain solvent.

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  5. Talk to the American people when u can guarantee these words below, period. End of conversation. This is America and either u’r here to be an American, 100%, abide by our laws, customs, flag, faith, etc etc, and not here to discriminate and claim to be offended by us and against us and/or try to take our laws and rights from us while twisting them into u’r one-side agenda then so be it.
    But if u’r here to bring u’r 3rd world so-called values into our society and country claiming its u’r religious right then NO u do NOT belong here and u surely don’t belong taking our money and kindness and sponging off us to destroy who we are as a people and nation! This below IS WHAT AMERICA STANDS FOR AND ITS ABOUT TIME THE AMERICAN PEOPLE GET THAT. And Greed of all these twisted immigrant corporation’s is wrong pretending to be about help and the death to America. As the old saying goes- money is the root of all evil!

    Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President
    “In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile…We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

    – Theodore Roosevelt

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