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Refugees from all 50 states in DC today lobbying for more $$$ and more refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 28, 2016

We have told you about the ‘Refugee Congress’ in past years (here the 2014 lobby campaign was run by the Lutherans).  This is the time in September when the refugee contractors help to bring in refugees from all over the country to lobby Congress.  It is always at this time of year because it is now, just before the new fiscal year begins that Congress (having not completed its budget work during the year) is in a crunch to get it done so they can go home.

The lobbyists for the resettlement industry are not stupid (and they have a lot of money) and they know that bringing some very presentable refugees to DC now is a good move on their part. You know tug on the heartstrings, blah, blah, blah.


Update: USCRI tweeted this photo of refugees on the Hill right now.




This year we see that the Refugee Congress is being funded largely by a new non-profit—USA for UNHCR—which is getting much of its funding from businesses who benefit from cheap migrant labor.

One of those (and proud of it) is Hamdi Ulukaya CEO of Chobani Yogurt.  You know, that is the company that has caused social turmoil in Twin Falls, Idaho*** as it brings in, with the help of the US State Department and the refugee contractor USCRI, hundreds of refugee workers for its huge plant there (Chamber of Commerce loves this plant!).

I continue to wonder if any of the humanitarian do-gooders working with refugees ever think about how the refugees supply labor that keeps wages low for the benefit international corporate giants?

Here is the Refugee Congress website (refugees were in DC for the last couple of days and are visiting their representatives today, looking for more money for the refugee contractors).




And, now go to the 2015 annual report for USA for UNHCR and see their corporate sponsors including their star of the year—Hamdi Ulukaya:




Some readers have asked recently what other companies are in on the refugee advocacy bandwagon, go here, to see a larger list (but certainly not a  complete list).

***See our complete archive on Twin Falls, Idaho here.

7 Responses to “Refugees from all 50 states in DC today lobbying for more $$$ and more refugees”

  1. […] Refugees from all 50 states in D.C. today lobbying for more $$$ and more refugees […]


  2. EdwardTeach said

    Wake upn these people are not here for our help they’re here for what we have.  The muslims know they can’t invade and conquer Europe or the countries built by European descendants with military might so they come in the disguise of poor, downtrodden, abused people whose lives and well being hinge on asylum from the people for which they hate and want to destroy.  

    They aren’t trying to escape the life they left behind, they’re spreading it as they  conquer Europe with terrorism and undermining it’s civilizations. This is the classic Trojan horse(muslims running from islam, think about it), Europe must look at the bigger picture. The muslims are the oppressors, the abusers, they have been this way for the past 1400 years, they don’t plan on changing now. 

    Deport so that our descendants will have a chance to grow up in a safe environment like the generations before the islamic occupation for which we have been sold out for. Our descendants futures are being stolen before they get a chance to live it.


    • Ann Corcoran said

      I hope you are telling your elected officials this because most everyone reading this blog knows what this is about!


      • EdwardTeach said

        I sent this to my governor.

        Hello, I just wanted to express how I and many of the people that you will never hear from feel about the middle eastern refugees.

        The people of NC or the US don’t need another bill or the never-ending terrorist attacks that come with them. They may pass the vetting process but there will be a good chance that their children will be a problem for our children. No American should ever lose their life on American soil so that an alien culture can replace them nor should Americans pay their way for genarations to come.

        I would be for temporary asylum, but not permanent. They should go home or to a safe zone in their own country. Please protect the future of our children in their own homeland from the never-ending terrorist attcks that their future should not know.

        I want my children and grandchildren to grow up in a safe environment just as I did.
        Block them everyone chance you get. Thank you for your time.


  3. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Round them all up, because they are violating the agreement for residency status by demonstrating.


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