In September Obama and Justin Trudeau will be hosting a refugee shindig at the United Nations and so in advance of that Reuters tells us Obama will be pressuring businesses (starting tomorrow) to give more jobs to refugees, and more goodies too. I guess he wants to brag at the UN this fall.
But, wait, aren’t we being told ad nauseum that refugees are self-sustaining within months of arrival and boosting the local economy wherever they are placed? Can’t have it both ways!
The White House will on Thursday rally businesses to give jobs to refugees ahead of a September summit where U.S. President Barack Obama will urge world leaders to boost humanitarian funds by a third and double the number of refugees being resettled.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said on Wednesday that the Obama summit during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations would also aim to get one million refugee children in school and one million more refugees access to legal work in the neighboring countries they fled to.
“The summit is by no means a panacea; even if we hit every target, our response will still not match the scale of the crisis,” Power told the United States Institute of Peace, adding that it would boost the number of countries trying to help.
“We need businesses, big and small, to do more too; which is why tomorrow, the White House is launching a private sector call to action, which will rally companies to do their part, from providing jobs to donating services to refugees,” Power said.
So does that mean some low-skilled Americans will lose their jobs so a refugee from Africa or the Middle East can have it?
I’m not going to snip this must-readarticle published by Jeff Bayard at the Virginia Free Citizen today because I want you to go there and read the whole thing! Bayard has nailed it—this is exactly what you can expect if your town is secretly chosen.
Radford, Virginia is apparently joining other towns that the UN/US State Department and their contractors have quietly targeted as new ‘welcoming’ (Ha!) resettlement locations.
The feds and the contractors and sub-contractors (like Catholic Charities) are anticipating increased numbers of refugees to be coming in to the country and they are running out of places to put them as existing resettlement towns (approximately 200 of them!) are becoming overloaded and community discord has set in.
We have reported on plans for new sites in Missoula, MT, Charleston, WV, Reno, NV, Ithaca, NY, Rutland, VT, and Fayetteville, AR, so far, just in the last few months.
Now here is a letter “to the citizens of Radford, VA”This is it in a nutshell! The grassroots in Virginia have been studying how this program works for some time now and this essential article shows it!
Oh boy, the newest buzz word in the refugee industry is “collaboration” (gee, is that what is driving the Twin Falls mayor and council too, they want to be like Boise?).
Here is a storyon Cleveland where we are told that the refugees are better off than refugees anywhere else in America! Yes, you got it! The rest of you (200 towns and cities) better shape up!
And who says Cleveland’s are the best, none other than Refugee Services Collaborative of Greater Cleveland. Go hereto see what/who that is! I bet if you researched each group making up the “collaborative” most would be living off your tax dollars.
Go here to readabout when Welcoming America first showed up in Cleveland in 2013.
Welcoming America is collaborator-in-chief!
Yesterday a reader sent me an alert from Welcoming America which says the deadline has been extended one week for you to get your grant requests in to them to see if you will be one of the big winners—you will get federal $ to be trained on how to collaborate to make your town the most welcome town it can be!
In the past year, Welcoming America (WA) received an Office of Refugee Resettlement grant to distribute to the those lucky winners who submit the best applications for projects that seek to develop strategies to (LOL! my phrase) ‘mind meld’ your community, to turn it from a town filled with a bunch of hateful unwelcoming redneck boobs to a town filled with love and understanding where multicultural joy reigns supreme for ever and ever.
Here is WA which received just short of $300,000 of your dollars for the project (go to USA Spending.gov). Deadline was this coming Friday (July 1), but has been extended for another week (what? not enough takers?):
Collaborations for Welcoming Refugees Deadline Extended to Friday, July 8
Apply for an exciting new opportunity to advance your local collaborative through customized coaching and training from Welcoming America. Local collaboration shows great promise for coordinating, expanding, and scaling refugee integration and welcome in communities. Many communities such as Boise and Cleveland have had great success in fostering greater community support for refugees through local community collaborations.
Collaborations for Welcoming Refugees participants will receive personalized technical assistance and will connect with and learn from other collaboratives participating in Collaborations for Welcoming Refugees. Whether your collaborativeis just starting out or is more seasoned, apply now to be part of this new effort. Learn more and apply for this exciting opportunity by Friday, July. [They obviously left off the 8—ed]
They are called collaboratives in case you missed it.
Go hereto see what you have to do to get a fistful of taxpayer dollars to promote the colonization of your town and thus help change the demographic makeup of America so that big businesses/Chambers of Commerce, like the members of Global Cleveland (a member of the Cleveland COLLABORATIVE) can increase their bottom lines!
Note to do-gooders! You and the refugees are being used!
Go here for all of our previous posts on Welcoming America.
Michael Patrick Leahy has released another in a series of investigative reports on Tuberculosis and other communicable diseases permitted entry to the US with the refugee flow to 48 states (and soon to one more—Montana).
And, if you are saying to yourself, sheesh Idaho again!, remember this is happening where you live or will happen where you live. Wyoming is the only state that has been wise enough to stay out of the whole messy business.
Here is the Leahy story at Breitbart yesterday that up until the Islamic terror attack in Turkey yesterday was the lead story on Drudge:
Seven refugees with active tuberculosis (TB) were diagnosed shortly after their resettlement in Idaho between 2011 and 2015, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
This makes Idaho the seventh state to confirm to Breitbart News that recently arrived refugees have been diagnosed with active TB.
The other states in which recently arrived refugees have been diagnosed with active TB include: Louisiana (twenty-one), Florida (eleven), Colorado, (ten), Indiana (four), Kentucky (where nine were diagnosed in one county), and North Dakota (where four refugees who resided in the United States for less than five years were diagnosed in one county).
Idaho is one of fourteen states that have withdrawn from the federal refugee resettlement program where the federal government has hired a voluntary agency (VOLAG) to resettle refugees under the statutorily questionable Wilson Fish alternative program.
In Idaho, the federal government has contracted the Idaho Office for Refugees a division of the large non-profit known as Janus, to run the program.Janus is one of the largest organizations within the lucrative and politically connected refugee resettlement industry, which is paid more than $1 billion per year by the federal government.
See our complete ‘health issues’ category herewhich includes posts on Leahy’s previous work.
About tricking the public with names and name changes in the refugee resettlement industry
The Idaho Office for Refugees is a name that is meant to confuse you. The state government of Idaho does not have a refugee office. Jannus Inc. (a non-profit group) runs the program in Idaho (a Wilson-Fish state). Until recently Jannus Inc. was Mountain States Group. So if you are looking for data, or researching grants, etc., your search becomes more challenging as they change names like they change their underwear. (LOL! they say the new name is in honor of the Roman God Janus, hmmmm?)
As a matter of fact, the major federal contractor in Twin Falls, Idaho—the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (one of nine)—has changed its name several times over the years. See our post from 2009 in which we mention their previous names. Why is this name-changing so prevalent? My first guessis that they screwed up somewhere (business-wise, or PR-wise) and need a clean slate on which to build a new brand.
This is the latest news from Twin Falls, Idaho about the case where three migrant boys from Sudan and Iraq are accused of sexually assaulting a 5 year old girl in their apartment complex. Officials admit the boys have likely been in the US for less than two years, but say they do not know if the boys are UN/US State Department refugees, or whether they just drifted in to the US and made their way to rural Idaho. I’m being cynical of course.
There is no ‘line’ to get into America from places like the Sudan and Iraq. There are pretty much only two ways—either illegally as illegal aliens who crossed our borders or overstayed visas, or as resettled refugees. Which is it? I assure you that the US State Department, federal contractor US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), and Jan Reeves*** (Idaho state refugee coordinator) know who these people are and exactly where they came from.
They could be what the federal government calls “secondary migrants”—refugees resettled in another city or state and who then move on their own to another location (often in search of jobs or better government services/welfare).
In recent years the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (in HHS) has been tracking secondary migrants (as best as they can), so they know who these people are. The College of Southern Idaho (the subcontractor operating under the USCRI umbrella in Twin Falls) says they were not resettled in Twin Falls, but by now they know where they came from—Boise maybe?
Whoever resettled them and to which city they were initially placed is known by Reeves and Barbara Day in Washington. If they are not REFUGEES then Ms. Day needs to make a public statement to clarify that information (and, I will apologize for calling the boys refugees if they are not!).
Silence means that Washington is hiding something.
I’m digressing. Here is the latest (or at least the latest as of yesterday!) from Twin Falls. Leo Hohmann at World Net Dailytells us this:
The 5-year-old Idaho girl who was sexually assaulted by migrant boys from Sudan and Iraq has become a “prisoner in her own house” since the crime was allegedly committed more than three weeks ago, says a close friend of the family.
That’s because one suspect’s family who was evicted from the apartment complex has still not moved out.
The families of the three boys involved – two from Sudan ages 10 and 14 and a third from Iraq age 7 – were all evicted from the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls last week following publicity about the sexual assault, which occurred June 2 in a laundry room at the complex. The Sudanese families immediately left the complex but the Iraqis still reside there, right next door to the victim.
Do not miss the two video clips from the most recent city council meeting embedded in this story. Watch the mayor of Twin Falls tell residents to stop being emotional and then Julie Ruf, a citizen who has doggedly pressed elected officials on the case, calmly explain to the mayor and council that citizens should get emotional about a little girl being violated and now kept prisoner in her own home because one of the alleged perpetrators is still her neighbor.
And, by the way, US Attorney Wendy Olson has walked back her previous comments that demonstrated her political bias and appeared to threaten free speech rights. Hohmann has reported on her latest missive. (Consider this! If Hillary is elected you will see Olson keep her job, if Trump is President in 2017, he will hopefully be cleaning house at the Justice Department!).
Update: More on Olson’s attempt to extricate herself from the controversy, here.
If you are new here today, click here, for previous posts on the case and Twin Falls generally.
*** For inquisitive reporters, there is one person who knows whether the alleged abusers from Sudan and Iraq are refugees resettled in Idaho or elsewhere (and who might have moved to Idaho) and that is Jan Reeves. Reeves likely knows where the evicted families are now living as well. Reeves is an Obama-designated “Champion of Change” and, as the state refugee coordinator, has been calling the shots on who goes to Idaho for 25 years. (In Idaho, a Wilson-Fish state, the state government has no say in how the program is run, Reeves runs it.)