Refugee Resettlement Watch

Nevada: Ready or not refugees on the way to Reno

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 14, 2016

Update May 16th:  Reno followup—incredibly important information (go here).

I’ve been reporting in recent weeks about the new sites being targeted for refugee seeding by the the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program (most recently yesterday it was Rutland, VT***).

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Carina Black will be in charge of seeding Reno with refugees. Photo and bio here: http://www.unr.edu/nnic/about/staff/carina-black

It is my educated guess that the federal resettlement contractors are wearing out their welcome in the 190 or so places in the US where refugees are already being resettled (and in many cases have been resettled for decades) and that perhaps one of the limiting factors is government-funded housing (not to mention other important things like lack of jobs!) and are thus scouting fresh territory.

Also, remember that Obama has upped the refugee stream to America this year from the 70,000 number of recent years to 85,000 by September 30th.

Starting October 1, Obama says he will be recommending 100,000 for FY2017 (even though he will be out of the White House for most of it).

Digressing for a minute, Congress will have a huge role to play in September when Obama makes his final determination about the number of refugees coming for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 and we will be watching to see if the gutless Congress does anything about it!

So back to Reno (and other sites) which are being prepped for the even bigger wave of refugees expected to begin October 1. By the way, I’m wondering if the low-skilled refugees will compete with Nevada’s large Hispanic population for jobs.

From KUNR radio:

The U.S. State Department has greenlighted a Northern Nevada nonprofit to help resettle refugees escaping hotbeds of conflict around the globe beginning this fall.

Carina Black, executive director of the Reno-based Northern Nevada International Center, says their application to become an official resettlement agency was approved in February. They’ve since been laying the groundwork, and building a stakeholders’ network, before those first few families arrive.

Those stakeholders include people from the health industry, from education, from ESL… people in the faith communities have been coming forward and showing a huge interest in helping us,” she says. “So we’re still basically conducting a lot of training…and getting ready for this new endeavor.”  [Remember readers that you are a stakeholder too! Maybe since you are paying for all of it, the biggest stakeholder of all!—ed]

Black says initially about two families — approximately 10 people — could arrive by September. For the federal fiscal year running Oct. 2016 through 2017, they’ve asked to resettle at most 75 refugees.

[….]

The full list of countries include: Cuba, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Eritrea, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

El Salvador and Guatemala have never been refugee-sending countries, that is, until Obama magically turned the unaccompanied alien minors from Central America into refugees.  He was re-writing the Refugee Act of 1980 without Congress and Congress let him get away with it!

The mayor had concerns.  It is up to citizens of Reno to speak up NOW if you have similar concerns!

Mayor Hillary Schieve was quoted last November saying she would prefer a “pause” on the program, following the terrorist attacks in Paris, but Black says she’s since had productive meetings with Schieve and other city council members to assuage their concerns.

Recently we told you that sites are getting ready to open in Ithaca, NY, Missoula, MT, and Rutland, VT.  I’m betting there are at least 30 new sites in the works where plans are being made in secret to bring the joys of multiculturalism to your neighborhood.  The only way you or I will know if your town is next, is if it appears in a local news story like this one. And, you can bet you will not see any of this in the mainstream media or cable news!

You might want to visit ‘Ten things your town needs to know‘ by clicking here.

***The major refugee contractor for both Rutland and Reno is the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (more to come on this!).  Stay tuned!

16 Responses to “Nevada: Ready or not refugees on the way to Reno”

  1. Nevada has a high rate of unemployment, and was one of the worst hit by the recession. Northern Nevada has always had a high unemployment rate, especially among Native American tribes there.I wouldn’t be surprised if our government’s precious rapeugees are treated much better than the natives, and will probably get much more welfare as well.

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  5. […] recently told you about Rutland, VT and Reno, NV, (in April it was Ithaca, NY) so it was no surprise to see news about the Eugene, OR (Lane County) […]

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  6. […] Nevada: Ready or not refugees on the way to Reno […]

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  7. stephanietatar@aol.com said

    The United Nations has to go. They are an enemy of the United States, Israel, and the people of the West

    Stephanie Tatar

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  8. Kay Hull said

    I do not think the “refugees” are coming here to find work. Rather, they jump on welfare and gleefully join in the jihad against America.

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    • Even if they are looking for work, so what? we already have plenty of un and under employed people in our communities, and we sure don’t need to import any. If the liberals and bleeding hearts insist on getting involved in their perpetual problems, send them a sack of rice and a few blankets. We have our own poor people, and we can’t afford to take on any more.

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  9. MARIE WATSON said

    Posted on ACT For America Ravalli County, Montana FB page. Thank you for all the hard work you do.

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  10. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Posted: http://bit.ly/1Tc2Ikc

    Rich

    On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 9:34 AM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “I’ve been reporting in recent weeks about the new > sites being targeted for refugee seeding by the the UN/US State Department > Refugee Admissions Program (most recently yesterday it was Rutland, VT***). > It is my educated guess that the federal resett” >

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  11. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

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    • There are quite a few patriots in Northern Nevada, so I’m hoping they will roll out the welcome wagon once they realize what is being proposed. They need to be informed Carina also, to make sure she feels appreciated.

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