Refugee Resettlement Watch

Massachusetts: Iraqi family of seven living in a motel, so where are all of the bleeding heart humanitarians?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 24, 2016

….where are all of you ‘Christian’ do-gooders with your personal charitable giving?

This story should make your blood boil.  We are lectured that we should “welcome” refugees to our towns and cities and then those doing all the yammering leave families like this one high and dry, living in a series of motels and expecting their teenage children to morph into successful assimilated American citizens (yeh right!).

Jeffret Thielman

Jeffrey Thielman is the CEO of the International Institute of New England which did not respond to a Boston Globe reporter’s call. This family is his responsibility! http://iine.us/2015/06/iine-announces-new-presidentceo-2/

Read this story, read the whole thing from the Boston Globe on Friday (hat tip: Diane).  And, don’t get mad at the refugees, get mad at your Senators and Members of Congress, get mad at the UN, get mad at the US State Department and get especially mad at the International Institute of New England which brings them in and drops them off!

Do not read this as a plea for more taxpayer funding, but as a plea for a reduction in the number of refugees we admit.  If we can’t take care of them, then don’t bring them.

And, for those of you contemplating ‘welcoming’ refugees to your town for the first time, you will be paying for it.  This article highlights the fact that local and state taxpayer dollars are involved; and, that many of these traumatized families require expensive mental health treatment.

It also points out that your local refugee resettlement contractor simply washes its hands of troubled families and moves on to the next paying ‘clients’ the State Department sends them!

I told you yesterday, that the US State Department is accepting testimony (by May 19th) about the size and scope of the Refugee Admissions Program for FY2017 (Obama has already signaled it will recommend bringing in 100,000 for that year). Someone should write up this story from Massachusetts as an important point in your testimony.

Boston Globe (this is just a bit of the story about the contractor):

Refugee families depend on the federal government to help once they arrive. To assist them, the State Department contracts with nonprofits to help families find an apartment, sign up for health care, enroll in ESL classes, obtain food stamps, and look for employment opportunities. But the organizations are only required to provide guidance for three months, and refugees who need more help must turn to state programs and case managers for other benefits such as welfare.

Samantha Kaufman, a spokeswoman for the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, declined to comment on the Rubayes’ plight. “We can’t release any personal information about individuals and families,” she wrote in an e-mail.

Dr. Richard Mollica, director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, called for increased refugee benefits from the government.

“If you have a medical problem or a mental health problem or you’re a survivor of torture, the probability that you’re going to make it to independent living after eight or nine months is probably nil,” Mollica said.

Currently, the biggest allotment of financial aid for refugees is a one-time federal payment of $2,025 for each family member. Some families pool those funds for rent and clothing, but at least $900 of each allowance goes to pay administrative costs to such resettlement agencies as the International Institute of New England, which was assigned to the family originally for three months, according to Rubaye. The International Institute did not respond to queries about resettling refugees. [No surprise!—ed]

There is much more, read it all.

See our recent post on the number of (potentially troubled) Iraqis entering the US and note that in recent years Iraqis made up the largest ethnic group admitted (82% are Muslims).  We also have an extensive archive with 688 previous posts on the Iraqi migration to America.

Way back in 2008, a wise Iraqi refugee boy penned a letter to the editor in which he said this about the large number of Iraqis entering the US as refugees:

It is better to have 10 Iraqi refugees who are satisfied with their lives than having 100 angry ones with no life at all.

But, the truth is that resettlement contractors can’t keep their doors open if they slow the flow as each refugee brings money (your taxpayer dollars) per head they resettle.  The whole resettlement model is (wrongly, I believe) built on increasing the numbers we admit! It is not about assuring assimilation and success!

19 Responses to “Massachusetts: Iraqi family of seven living in a motel, so where are all of the bleeding heart humanitarians?”

  1. TwoLaine said

    Stunning Video Examines Scope of Illegal Alien Influx to U.S….
    April 24, 2016
    by sundance

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/04/24/stunning-video-examines-scope-of-illegal-alien-influx-to-u-s/

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  2. domstudent11 said

    Update of the refugee families living in my family members’ apartment building: they don’t know how to do the simplest things, like correctly using a washing machine. Not their fault, obviously, but why isn’t the church group that brought them here explaining things? One of the refugee families completely ruined the brand new washing machines in the building by using liquid dish soap instead of laundry soap. Apparently the building manager has been to one of the family’s units multiple times to repair/replace the toilet as well. There are 8 people (6 kids) living in a two bedroom apartment, which is probably against building code. These resettlement groups should not simply dump refugees into nice apartment buildings and then abandon them, as it impacts all the other residents (some who have moved out in response to the refugees).

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Someone should complain directly to the US State Department. Contractors are supposed to teach refugees how to use appliances and refugees are not supposed to be breaking local building codes. Someone should take a few minutes and find who is in charge of this aspect of the refugee program. It used to be Barbara Day and I assume she is still the one, I just haven’t had time to check lately. Try this e-mail address and let us know if you get a response: daybj@state.gov If you find out that that is her e-mail address at this time, you will help us all.

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      • domstudent11 said

        Thanks, I will try that and let you know.

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      • domstudent11 said

        Ann, that is the correct email. I received a response almost immediately. We’ll see if anything happens.

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        • Ann Corcoran said

          Did you report the situation in the apartment building? I’m actually surprised she still has the same address all these years. And, that she is still there! They must have Bartlett as the front man…

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  3. Skip Patel said

    Reblogged this on theflyingcameldotorg.

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  4. Skip Patel said

    Judicial Watch strikes again!

    CDC Official Warned Staff of Health, Safety Risks During Influx of Illegal Alien Minors: “Plan on Many of the Kids Having TB,” “Be Wary of Personal Safety.” http://tinyurl.com/j3owchz

    This belongs in our “Refugees are innocent women & orphans” file.
    Report: Children of refugees get more federal benefits than poor U.S. kids
    America loves kids, but Uncle Sam has a favorite: children of refugees. http://tinyurl.com/z9o96bg

    In 24 hours America will deny all knowledge of the above investigations. (Except of course, Ann and her readers.)

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  5. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Posted: http://bit.ly/1Nr4Q56

    Rich

    On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 8:14 AM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “….where are all of you ‘Christian’ do-gooders with > your personal charitable giving? This story should make your blood boil. > We are lectured that we should “welcome” refugees to our towns and cities > and then those doing all the yammering leave famili” >

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  6. TwoLaine said

    SHUT THEM ALL DOWN. Let’s take care of Vets and Americans 1st. PERIOD.

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  8. However one looks at the situation of ‘refugees’ the fact is that we in the west appear to be agonising as to OUR ‘responsibility’ towards these hordes, mainly young healthy men who would most certainly be better employed in staying in their own homes and towns in order to establish their rights to an existence on their own land.
    Clearly Saudi Arabia and the other fantastically rich Arab States do not have even a minuscule amount of conscience, feeling, sympathy or simple compassion for their own kind, their own religious adherents and obviously consider them as we would vermin. Why are these ‘refugees’ not battering violently in their thousands to break down the borders of their rich Saudi Arabian neighbours for food and comfort, instead of destroying our civilised communities in Europe and the USA?
    Obama in particular should be leading a cacophony of International voices to shame these smug, primitive, peacock despots, (posing as ‘leaders’ of their madcap religion) to find even a modicum of charity towards their fellow man, instead of him coming to the UK and pontificating on our future when he in particular has condemned his own country to become some deviant, mutant nation bemused by their identities and floundering in a sea of doubt and uncertainty as to their true identities and perilous future.

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    • 7delta said

      Obama in particular should be leading a cacophony of International voices to shame these smug, primitive, peacock despots…

      Good luck with that. Let’s just say, I’m pretty sure his sympathies don’t lie with us…the West.

      On top of his massive importation of “strangers into our midst” he says we must care for in his mandatory 30-seconds-of-misapplication-of-Christian-love-attempts-at-shaming speeches he regularly trots out to various podiums and from the warm embrace of a lovely spring day in the highly-trained-heavily-armed-Secret-Service-tightly-protected-but-you-must-be-disarmed-to-protect-you-from-violence Rose Garden at the White House, our borders are already sieves. We have no idea who or how many illegal aliens are in this country or how many are foreign combatants just hanging out, honing their skills, while collecting taxpayer “aid”…until the big green light flashes to “GO!”

      So, things are going so well, let’s step up the influx by reducing the vetting time, from 18-24 months to 3 months, of refugees who literally cannot be vetted and who keep it no secret that they adhere to a political ideology that obligates them to fight all infidels…AKA us…and slaying them wherever they’re found to form a worldwide caliphate that is in submission to Shariah law…and to accomplish this lofty goal the usual way…by whatever means are necessary.

      instead of him coming to the UK and pontificating on our future when he in particular has condemned his own country to become some deviant, mutant nation bemused by their identities and floundering in a sea of doubt and uncertainty as to their true identities and perilous future.

      Obviously, he sees Western countries becoming deviant mutant hodgepodges, with blood running in the streets, as a virtue. Opposing your and your family’s murder or rape and the death of your country and culture can only be due to islamophobia, hating the “other”, especially if they’re non-white, which means you’re also fearful of losing “power” and a racist to boot, and your Neanderthal ignorance that still clings to outdated notions, such as sovereignty and man’s natural rights, which, unfortunately for you (and me) includes the absurd belief that governments exist for the sole purpose of protecting their own people, their rights and resources and to provide national security.

      He’s not our friend.

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  9. “If you have a medical problem or a mental health problem or you’re a survivor of torture, the probability that you’re going to make it to independent living after eight or nine months is probably nil,” Mollica said.

    This too puts a favorable spin on things. Even if you have no medical-mental problems and haven’t been tortured, if you are an uneducated non-English speaking Muslim who has no intention of assimilating into a drastically different Western culture, what are the chances that you will “make it to independent living after eight or nine months.”?

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  10. Gary Jones said

    Resettlement contractors, college administrators, and HMO administrators are paid PER CLIENT/STUDENTS/PATIENT. Administrative salaries are based on “enrollment”, not quality or efficiency. 80% of professors are now non-tenure and many are eligible for food stamps. Our local HMO administrators have soaring salaries due to the influx of patients provided by Obamacare. Virtually all the institutions on the USS Titanic are debased and corrupt with an elite class making fantastic profits while most of us suffer decreasing incomes and quality of life.

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    • TwoLaine said

      You forgot prisons…. 😉

      Oh, and it’s not just college, it is pretty much ANY federally funded schools. They are paid for butts in the seats. IF the libs get their way, they’ll add day care as the next “right”, in addition to college, of course.

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    • Skip Patel said

      Nothin’ personal folks…..our heavily subsidised, non-exempt Universities are businesses. You aren’t against “business” are you?

      “If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
      ― Samuel Adams

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      • 7delta said

        Nothin’ personal folks…..our heavily subsidised, non-exempt Universities are businesses. You aren’t against “business” are you?

        Well, goodness no. I’m not against businesses, but I am adamantly and virulently against government subsidies, AKA taxpayer funding, being given to them and the rules and regulations required of the “business” that takes government funding, which, of course, is an important part of deal, since it’s taxpayer money, and the open door into private organizations/businesses federal funding creates, as well as into State governments through federal “programs” that the feds can use to strip State and personal sovereignty to enforce ideological agendas no sane person would ever willingly engage in. But hey, insanity and serfdom pays well…for now.

        So, nah. I like business, but they should be minding their own business on their own dime, earned from the free exchange of their services with individuals who see enough value in that service that they are willing to pay for it with their own hard-earned cash.

        Besides, government funding tends to diminish, if not eliminate, quality for the cost and excellence of performance. Funny, how consistently that happens, isn’t it? But, as I mentioned above, and Mr. Adams so eloquently noted, the self-destruction of donning iron bling pays well….until it doesn’t.

        Gotta love that Sam Adams. “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate,
        tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”

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