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Rutland, VT: City aldermen demand answers as rift with mayor grows

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 23, 2016

As regular readers know by now, I am driving through the heartland to learn more about how towns and cities, seeded through the UN/US State Department with growing enclaves of ethnic diversity and where in most cases no effort to assimilate by the newcomers, is creating politically and socially tense communities.

Rutland VT map

If I were to pick one motivating force (for RRW and this trip) it is to expose the secrecy with which towns and cities have been populated by third worlders through federal refugee contractors working for the US State Department and the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Dept. of Health and Human Services.

The controversy swirling in Vermont (of all places!) about the establishment of a new resettlement site for Syrian Muslims is instructive. Initial plans were put in place between the refugee contractor and a rogue mayor.  When citizens caught on, only months from ‘welcoming’ the first Syrians, all hell broke loose. (See our previous posts on Rutland by clicking here.)

Here is the latest from VTDigger.orgCity council excludes mayor from discussion of their next moves!

Rutland’s Board of Aldermen held a closed-door executive session with the city’s attorney last night to discuss legal issues surrounding the refugee resettlement process. In a rare move, the board excluded Mayor Chris Louras from the meeting.

The board approved three motions: one directs the City Attorney to request the full abstract*** and application for Rutland’s resettlement program from the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and its affiliate, the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program; the second asks the attorney to conduct a review of the mayor’s actions and whether those actions comply with the city charter and any other applicable law; and the third recommends that the Charter and Ordinance Committee review subchapter 9 of the charter which lays out the mayor’s executive powers.

In an interview outside the boardroom Mayor Louras said this was the first time he’d been excluded from an executive session.

“I think this is the board acting out in a relatively juvenile manner,” he said.

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He also said he wanted to know if there was a “contract or paper trail between the mayor’s office and VRRP.”

The mayor has stated on numerous occasions that refugee resettlement is a federally administered program involving no contracts or agreements with the city. The only paper trail, beyond correspondence with the various agencies involved, Louras says, is the letter of support he wrote to the State Department as part of the application process. Louras says he writes similar letters for grant applications on a regular basis without board approval.

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At a tense board meeting on May 25, one month after the announcement was made that Rutland was being considered as a possible location for Syrian refugees, members of the board were provided with hard copies of the three-page abstract pertaining to Rutland and submitted to the State Department by USCRI.

More here.

***Get your FY2017 Abstract!  Knowledge is power!

I feel like I’m beating a dead horse when I say this, but every one of you living in on-going resettlement sites and proposed new ones must demand to be given the R & P Abstract for FY17.  This is a document prepared by every contractor and it goes to Washington as the document used to FUND the resettlement program where you live.  It is a treasure-trove of information.

Also, these documents (payment planning documents) will be used for the creation of Obama’s last decision on how many refugees he will propose for FY2017 which begins October 1, 2016.

The discussion above, that for Rutland there are only 3 pages, is suspicious.  I have the one prepared by USCRI (the same major contractor) for FY17 for Reno, Nevada and it is 16 pages!  Significantly there are many pages attached which are letters of support from the school system (you must identify who is behind more refugee resettlement!), Catholic Charities (the major contractor in the state) and the local Islamic Center, etc.

It also lists the companies that are apparently eager for cheap immigrant labor.

Demand transparency for your communities!

Call your local resettlement contractor and ask for the R & P Abstract for 2017.  They will likely tell you NO! Then contact your state refugee coordinator and ask for it.  If you get a NO there, then try using your state’s Public Information Law and and try to get it that way (may not work in Wilson-Fish states where the program has been essentially de-coupled from any elected body within the state).

If you get the document, make it publicly available and open a debate. Put it before your local elected body and demand a public hearing or meeting on it. If you don’t get it raise a ruckus!

This isn’t some sort of silver bullet, but is an important part of the process of demanding transparency for American citizens paying the bill for all of this. As someone said to me yesterday. We have no silver bullet, but we are building one!

12 Responses to “Rutland, VT: City aldermen demand answers as rift with mayor grows”

  1. MN said

    Reblogged this on Minnesotans For Freedom.

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  2. Louis Burke said

    Louis Burke  i think they are in rutland already i saw about  30 plus in walmart  want bet every thing got moved up because of rutland residents

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Get a photo! They could just be moving through. I’m hearing of strange sightings of white vans with immigrants of some sort passing through areas. In fact, Walmart was even mentioned yesterday as one such site where I am now.

      I sure would love to see one of these white vans! If you do, take a photo of the license plate—govt. tags?

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  3. TwoLaine said

    “Louras says he writes similar letters for grant applications on a regular basis without board approval.”

    Well golly gee, give the man an award. He writes letters for grant proposals with no approval. How many of those grants involve bringing human beings into your community, without notice, to be supported ad infinitum, along with all of their problems, etc.?

    JERK!

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  4. Shoebat says Munich terrorist is Syrian
    http://shoebat.com/2016/07/23/the-munich-massacre-is-a-complete-coverup-the-munich-shooters-facebook-including-his-family-background-shows-he-is-not-iranian-but-a-syrian-islamist-pro-turkey/

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  5. Keep up the great work, Ann! This must be costing you time and a fortune. May God bless you for everything you do.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Thank you! Luckily I have a very supportive husband and some wonderful friends at home covering for me with my farm chores and other duties. I don’t know what will come out of it at the end, but it is something I felt I needed to do even if it is costly.

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  6. domstudent11 said

    Do you have to live in the community to demand an abstract? So, for example, could I ask for one from my family member’s town even if I don’t live there?

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Yes, for sure, ask! They don’t need to know where you live! Everyone of you reading this must ask for the FY2017 R & P Abstract for any office in your state. Try your state refugee coordinator too. I want to emphasize that the document is not THE smoking gun, but information is power! You need to then take the information and make sure it is disseminated to any and all taxpayers you can reach. You are all entitled to know what is being done in your city or state behind closed doors!

      I’ll bet the majority of you are denied the document, or given a shortened version. Remember the one I have for Reno, NV is 16 pages with letters attached from every agency/group “welcoming” refugees to town. If you are denied,do a state freedom of information act request for it.

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  7. tmasierrahills said

    If the ‘refugee’ program were any more secret, Obama-Ryan would be parachuting them into your town each night.

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  8. Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal.

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  9. sidefxny said

    God bless you Ann! I don’t know what we would do without you and other patriots like you who are sounding the alarm.

    Recent events in Germany just this week give us a clear indication of what we can expect when these subhuman savages are allowed into our peaceful towns and cities. Hussein / Barry Obama holds a press conference and smiles and smirks while talking about the latest ISIS atrocity in Germany where an 18 year old mass murderer set up the slaughter of innocent children at a mall. Even the press is starting to notice how inappropriate the President’s behavior is. Not to mention what a slap in the face to 99% of the citizens of our country. It is more obvious every day that the highest levels of government have been infiltrated by people who are at least sympathetic to the cause of the barbarian terrorists.

    It is also obvious from your work with RRW that even at the local level there are many who are working to seed our neighborhoods with these terrorists and would be terrorists who have been let in to communities all over the country.

    There is only one hope for our survival and that is Donald Trump. If Hillary/ Obama gets elected, it’s all over for the West, not just America.

    God bless you Ann and have a safe trip. I hope you are protected because I’m sure you have your fair share of enemies. Please take care of yourself, we need you.

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