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Resettlement industry wants 100,000 Syrians in FY17, 210,000 total refugees and billions more from Congress

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 23, 2016

Just to recap, Obama’s final ‘determination’ sent to Capitol Hill a week ago calls for a ceiling*** of 110,000 refugees from all over the world for Fiscal year 2017 which begins in 8 days.  He did not indicate how many of those would be Syrians but recently we learned that 20,000-30,000 would likely be Syrian Muslims.

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Hillary and John Podesta (working for George Soros) started the Center for American Progress and you can bet if she gets in the White House, the two of them will open the floodgates to the third world.

Thanks to Richard at Blue Ridge Forum for spotting this story at the Center for American Progress (CAP) where the resettlement contractors and their friends spell out what they really want. 

They want the 110,000 to be a floor and not a ceiling and they want 100,000 Syrian Muslims on top of 110,000 other refugees.

They also drop some astounding numbers about how many billions of dollars they want from the REPUBLICAN Congress.

Here is the story from earlier in the week:

After a slow start in fiscal year 2016—in which, by the end of May, the United States had only resettled one-quarter of its stated commitment of 10,000 Syrian refugees—the administration announced on August 29 that it had hit its target. According to the administration’s report to Congress laying out its 2017 resettlement goals—the “Proposed Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2017”—the administration now believes it will surpass its original goal, bringing in up to 13,000 Syrians by the end of September.

Most importantly, the report to Congress makes clear that the United States will surpass even the commitment made by Secretary of State John Kerry in September 2015 to bring in 100,000 refugees in FY 2017: It raises the target for resettlement in FY 2017 to 110,000 refugees.


Human Rights First, for example, has called for the administration to admit 100,000 Syrians next year in addition to 100,000 refugees from the rest of the world.

Whatever number of Syrians the administration ultimately decides to admit, it should view the commitment to resettling 110,000 total refugees in FY 2017 as a floor, rather than a ceiling, and should do everything in its power to increase the number of refugees admitted.

They know what we have been trying to say for weeks! Congress has the power to slow the invasion if they want to because the resettlement contractors have virtually no money of their own. 

They need your money to change your towns!

CAP continues:

Funding is critical, and the ball is in Congress’ court

While the Obama administration has stepped up to raise the numbers of refugees to be resettled, Congress has not, to date, provided a corresponding increase in the funds available to ensure that these individuals are able to resettle smoothly, find livelihoods, and become self-sufficient soon after arrival—a key goal of the U.S. refugee program.

The funding Congress appropriated for FY 2016 was based on an estimate of only 75,000 refugees being resettled. When the administration raised its target to 85,000 refugees, Congress did not increase the funding to match. This means that over the past year, the government has had to resettle more refugees with fewer funds. To make matters worse, Congress will most likely only fund the government for the remainder of the calendar year using a continuing resolution—a stopgap, short-term funding bill rather than a full-year appropriation—likely holding the amount of funding for resettlement to FY 2016 levels. This will become all the more difficult to sustain as the number of refugees admitted grows to 110,000.

Take the Office of Refugee Resettlement, or ORR, as an example. This agency helps integrate newly arrived refugees into American life and society, providing financial and medical assistance, social work and case management, and language and job training programs. It also has primary responsibility for the housing and care of unaccompanied children who arrive in the United States. In FY 2016, the ORR received a little less than $1.7 billion to accomplish these tasks. With an increase in the numbers of both refugees being resettled and unaccompanied children arriving, however, ORR’s budget is stretched thin.

The Refugee Council USA (mentioned below) is the lobbying arm of the resettlement industry in Washington.

The administration’s FY 2017 budget, based on the original goal of resettling 100,000 refugees, calls for the ORR to receive about $2.2 billion, while Refugee Council USA—the main umbrella group for organizations working to resettle and protect refugees—has called for the ORR to receive $2.95 billion. Either way, Congress must come together to provide more funding to the agency.

The Continuing Budget Resolution as it now stands has barely half that much and we are urging Congress to cut even more deeply.

Keep calling them and tell them that you know they, the Republican leadership, hold the cards—not Obama!

We have written a lot about the Refugee Council USA and also about the Center for American Progress, so please use our search function if you want to learn more.

***On this ‘ceiling’ issue: for all the time I have been writing this blog, the industry has been working to make sure the ceiling is met. But, it is only a ceiling.  The President can, during the course of the year, go below the ceiling and in some earlier years a president has.  So it strikes me that if Donald Trump is elected, he could very well just (at minimum) go way below the ‘ceiling’ (tell his Secretary of State to slow it down) after he is inaugurated without even initiating a battle (over Obama’s last determination) in the opening months of his administration.

11 Responses to “Resettlement industry wants 100,000 Syrians in FY17, 210,000 total refugees and billions more from Congress”

  1. Not making the news, last year Obama Admin. gave WA , CA and OR to China, as they had their hand out for ‘repayment’. We have no money (19 Trillion in debt /thx politicians !!) so they are taking geography to recoup their money owe to U.S. . This year they were given our National Parks.
    Went to visit Yellowstone in June this year ~~ 80% were Chinese people ( the visitors) … taking pics of their new “real estate”. How shocking a Vietnam Vet had to tell us at the hotel we were staying at !!
    You think this would EVER be announced in a News article or TV? Hell NO ! Donald Trump knows China has their hands out for us to pay them back, but if he EVER said that they’d call him crazy ….. again…… and again.
    He’s not crazy, he’s just honest and that’s why people love him !
    In actuality, real estate wise – we owe China from the Mississippi River to California. They aren’t stupid. One chinese girl told us her parents got rich like other Asians, by Americans who are stupid and fat buying all the breaking products from Dollar Stores.
    They told us , “We’re here to finish off America, cuz they are too stupid to see what their politicians have done to their own country. Keep eating white flour and we come to get your land and jobs and whatever else you fail to take care of….”
    Wow, they are right !


  2. Commie Clooneys said

    Don’t forget the Clooneys…please don’t forget Mr & Mrs “Human Rights at the UN Roundtable” Clooneys. Podesta is in charge of Clooney’s “Enough” project housed at Soros’s CAP. Also worked to clean up the Maldives “image” after Amal and co. destroyed their democracy with the Nasheed case. Podesta, Soros, Clooney and Clinton go WAY back….…/the-clooneys…/


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  4. kerberos616 said

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  5. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Congressional members must be taking lobbyist money to have the numbers brought to America, in such volume, while unemployment is high and even Hispanics are complaining about the job market worsening for them.


    • Ann Corcoran said

      On the Republican side of the aisle, refugee resettlement is being run by the Chamber of Commerce and others whose focus is to bring in cheap immigrant labor…

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      • I had called my congressman’s office yesterday and told them to defund resettlement agencies, and to vote against HR 6071.
        Very interesting, that the refugees that do work, are employed in the meat packing industry where they use knives every day. I wouldn’t trust many with a one cent Bazooka bubble gum. Exploitation of the workers with per diem. I used to work 14 to sometimes 18 hours per diem at the slaughterhouse, six days a week.


        • Ann Corcoran said

          Yes, meatpacking (knives!). On my roadtrip this summer I was most interested in the refugees in the meat packing towns, Greeley and Ft. Morgan, CO, Aberdeen SD (beef) and poultry in Minnesota(Wilma, St. Cloud) and Fargo, ND and Huron SD.

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  6. EdwardTeach said

    Our government has failed and endangered all of us for generations to come. My children and my children’s children will be forced to live in a police state to keep the muslims in line until the day their (the muslims) numbers have grown large enough to make us refugees.


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  7. Someone harmed by a Refujihadi ….. like the 30 injured by the latest bombing, should SUE THE HELL out of these PUKES.
    The Politicians assume PERSONAL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the crimes of ILLEGALS that they “sponsor” through their “sanctuary” laws and by importing REFUJIHADIS from abroad.
    By WHAT authority are they manipulating Society? Where in the Constitution are they allowed to “SOCIAL ENGINEER”?
    “our” politicians take oaths to uphold the LAW and the Constitution. When they REFUSE to, when they openly DEFY and circumvent the LAW, they FORFEIT their “Governmental Immunity”. Every Politician who goes on record as supporting ILLEGAL INVADERS should be held financially responsible for PAYING REPARATIONS for the crimes done by the ILLEGALS.
    ALL immigrants must have SPONSORS who will be accountable for the actions of the immigrant. Supporters of ILLEGALS are ASSUMING SPONSORSHIP of all Illegals and therefore are FINANCIALLY responsible for CRIMES and LIFE SUPPORT of ALL illegals. NO illegals should be on TAXPAYER DOLE, they should be living on the wealth of their SPONSORS and in THEIR HOUSES.
    Start CIVIL FORFEITURE on the assets of Politicians that cover for ILLEGAL INVADERS. Since their “Government DUTIES consist of securing the Border” and they not only failed but REFUSE to secure the border they are no longer protected by “immunity”
    If the illegals streaming from Mexico were truly the best and the brightest, and not the thugs, criminals, and rapists they are, then why is Mexico’s president upset about them being deported back to Mexico? If anything, shouldn’t he build a wall to keep them in?


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