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More on submitting comments to the US State Department ….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 9, 2016

Yesterday I reminded readers that you have ten days to send in comments to the State Department about the “size and scope” of the Refugee Admissions Program for FY2017.

A commenter at our facebook page told people not to bother because they won’t listen anyway.  Frankly, it just sounded like the advice of a lazy negative person to me.  I told you in my post that there are many things you can and should do with your testimony even if you know the US State Department won’t listen to you. So please do it!

I just now realized that I told you in December 2015 what I said in previous years (called for a moratorium) and outlined a bit of the history of this “scoping” meeting. We attended for a few years in person until they stopped holding public hearings altogether, and we can only assume that they didn’t want to hear from us in person anymore.  They also keep the testimony secret now (we previously were able to get all the testimony if we attended the public hearing).

By the way, regarding #5 in my past testimony, they are making progress in their reports to Congress, but most likely only because Congress is now paying some attention.

A reader suggested I re-post this map of the present sites where refugee contractors are working.  But, remember they are now scouting out new sites—Missoula, MT, Rutland, VT and Ithaca, NY come immediately to mind.

Click here to see the 2016 Affiliates Map more clearly (color coding represents the nine major contractors, see legend).

LOL! I am reminded just now as I look at the map that as many as 5-6 (of nine) major contractors (being paid by the head to resettle the refugees) could be working (and competing!) in your city!  Chicago has 8 of the 9!



9 Responses to “More on submitting comments to the US State Department ….”

  1. bari1951 said

    Reblogged this on Kattukse Vrienden voor Israël.


  2. Dear Ann,

    Once again, thank you for your diligence. I am drafting comments, but wanted to notify you that our local Catholic bishop’s appeal for funding for “refugees” is falling far short of its goals! Yeah! Thanks to your excellent website, I have educated family members who have contributed to that effort in the past from donating this year. They both received follow-up letters from their pastor and are responding with specific criticism of USCCB refugee resettlement practices.

    Thanks again. You have no idea how much you’ve already helped!

    Best, Lauren


  3. Skip Patel said

    Illegal immigrants get $1,261 more welfare than American families, $5,692 vs. $4,431

    Less than one percent of the more than 480,000 immigrants who overstayed their visas were deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in fiscal year 2015. (ICE Figures)

    Read more:


  4. Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal.


  5. TwoLaine said

    Ann, is this map ALL refugees or just a certain race/culture/country? Cause we know there seems to be a program for everyone.

    Also, what is the ballpark per head cost to taxpayers?


    • Ann Corcoran said

      This map is for the refugee resettlement program only (but includes all the ethnic groups we admit as “refugees”). If you are thinking there are refugees in your town and this map doesn’t show it, that is because refugees move often within months of getting here. These are only the locations of contractor offices for 2016.

      No one has ever been able to come up with a good estimate per refugee that I know of. And, that is because there are a couple of billion dollars involved in the federal effort just to bring them in and then it all depends on how much welfare each one is getting. This would be a good project for someone who has a little time and a statistics background!

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  6. sulli159 said

    Thanks for your website and all the information: just read this in our newspapaer from St Louis MO. Sort of disturbing also is what happened to the other 240 +- that never showed up.


    Ann S

    St Louis MO

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  7. kerberos616 said

    Reblogged this on Kerberos616.


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