Refugee Resettlement Watch

They are pushing back hard in Fargo, ND; commissioners want feds to pay-up for cost of refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 30, 2016

New ‘welcoming’ towns pay attention!

This article (below) at World Net Daily is a must read for all citizens in the new ‘welcoming’ resettlement sites the federal government is identifying around the United States.


Fargo Commissioner Dave Piepkorn: I think it (refugee resettlement) is the issue of the upcoming election; most people don’t know it yet.

We learned recently that there are 47 of them, but the US State Department is so secretive about where it’s sending refugees this year—110,000 of them if Obama has his way—that we only know of a handful (see list below).

Fargo, ND could be a poster city for what happens when a small city becomes swamped and the feds refuse to turn off the spigot.

This week the City Commissioners voted 5-0 to study just how much the program is costing the community with an eye to suing the federal government for what they call an “unfunded mandate.”

Here is Hohmann writing at World Net Daily with a detailed summary of all the controversy on-going in Fargo (Fargo is one of the stops I made this summer on RRW’s roadtrip to troubled towns).  This is a very detailed article and I’ve only snipped a small portion of it below:

The latest flashpoint in the growing backlash against refugee resettlement is Fargo, North Dakota, where the city commission is demanding a full accounting of the program’s costs.

“Surprisingly, that’s never been done before,” said a Fargo city commissioner, Dave Piepkorn, who spoke with WND this week and can be seen discussing his plan in the video above.

Fargo, like many other small cities that have received large numbers of refugees, has been divided by the issue. There have been protests against refugees and counter protests in favor of them, followed by biting blogs and news reports on both sides.

Fargo was thrust into the spotlight on Sept. 18 when it was revealed that the Somali refugee who attacked mall shoppers in St. Cloud, Minnesota, was originally resettled here.

“When we have one Muslim terrorist who tries to kill innocent people in St. Cloud, which is two hours from here, that raised my alarm,” said Piepkorn, who is leading the fight to expose the costs of refugee resettlement on his community.


Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota moved last year into a new, larger building, a symbol of its success in transforming Fargo into a model of diversity and multiculturalism.

Piepkorn, a former standout offensive lineman for the North Dakota State football team who was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1984, hopes to shine a light on the secretive process by which Fargo has been seeded with Third World refugees over the last two decades.

His proposal to direct the city staff to total up the costs of refugee resettlement in Fargo and Cass County was approved 5-0 by the city commission Monday night.


Fargo’s costs of integrating the refugees have been estimated at $250,000 for last year alone, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg, Piepkorn told WND.

Piepkorn said the U.S. State Department, which oversees the program, gives the city no say over how many refugees get sent to the community and from where. Those decisions are made by the State Department and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, which gets paid a fee by the government for each refugee it resettles in Fargo.


He believes that if the influx of refugees from the Third World into Fargo is driven by the federal government then the federal government ought to pay for the costs. He’s calling it an “unfunded mandate,” and he told a local radio host Tuesday that if the feds don’t ante up to help offset the costs, then the city will consider filing a lawsuit.


I think it is the issue of the upcoming election; most people don’t know it yet.

Continue reading here, the story is a detailed summary of what is coming your way once your town becomes a new resettlement site.  I don’t know what it takes to convince people that those who have been there know what they are talking about!

See all of our earlier posts on Fargo by clicking here.

Is your town one of dozens the US State Department has SECRETLY targeted?

(Broken record alert! I’m posting this on every post going forward!)

I get questions every day from readers wanting to know if there town is on the list (we recently heard that there are 47 of them).  The State Department in Washington has a list, but to my knowledge it is kept secret from the general public until the refugee contractors (the VOLAGS) begin holding small meetings in town (your town) to start to line-up political support often through local ‘interfaith groups’ etc.

The feds are on a hunt for more towns because, as we described with Fargo, existing resettlement sites are troubled and pushing back, plus Obama’s last proposal of 110,000 beginning tomorrow (the first day of the 2017 fiscal year) is huge and they will be desperate to find places to put so many impoverished people.

Everyone should revisit this older post I wrote entitled ‘Ten things your town needs to know’ about refugee resettlement for your community.

Here are the new resettlement cities we have identified so far (go here for a list of established resettlement sites) Remember readers that the Republicans in Congress are letting this happen:

Asheville, NC

Rutland, VT

Reno, NV

Ithaca, NY

Missoula, MT

Aberdeen, SD

Charleston, WV

Fayetteville, AR

Blacksburg, VA

Pittsfield, MA

Northhampton, MA

*Flint, Michigan

*Bloomington, IN

*for new sites identified after original posting

Do you know other towns?  Someone sent me another one the other day and I promptly forgot it!

Although the good-for-nothing Congress quickly passed a Continuing Budget Resolution so they can get out of ‘Dodge’ (DC) and get home for 6 weeks, the funding issue is not dead this year.

They will be back in November to pass the budget for the remainder of FY2017 thus presenting another opportunity for us to CUT THE FUNDING for the massive number Obama has proposed.

Never forget!  Right now the Republicans in Congress hold all the cards because they control the purse.  If we get 110,000 or more (yes Hillary can even increase the number if she gets into the White House, she can say her 65,000 Syrian Muslims need to be airlifted here immediately), the blame will fall on the REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP who could cut off her money!

11 Responses to “They are pushing back hard in Fargo, ND; commissioners want feds to pay-up for cost of refugees”

  1. File the class actions suits for the unfunded mandates! Easy to show that the state’s have been harmed, and have an interest…plus easy to show the numbers!


  2. Can’t they just refuse them at the airport, or then put them on a chartered bus, one way, to the White House? How about housing them in the HOMES of those who think they want them there?


    • A follow-up thought – what law allows the federal government to override states’ rights and force them to accept people who are not voluntarily moving their under their own volition and on their own buck? Can we say IMPERIALISM IN ACTION? What happened to “we the people”?

      It was bad enough that we forcibly relocated American Indians from their native lands to reservations, but in the end there was a place to go that was theirs, no matter how desolate! Now we have large numbers of recalcitrant foreigners FORCIBLY (like slaves) sent to places they don’t know and didn’t choose, to people who don’t know they are coming and cannot handle them, effectively just dropping them on their doorsteps. Exactly how it that legal?

      Since BLM protestors obviously think our country is a TERRIBLE place to live [apparently with slavery as active as it was before the Civil War] so why are we BRINGING more Africans to our shores? To enslave them, too? I thought OTHER countries were doing a MUCH better job than we are, so why not send our discontented over THERE to show the locals how good they have it and make a utopia there?

      DROP THEM BACK IN THEIR COUNTRY. We are NOT the world’s babysitter and DUMPING GROUND!


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  5. Than sainting is..whether it is the Feds or the state….we all still have to pay…this is just insanity


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  7. MAKE Obama & Hillary turn over THEIR money to pay for THEIR invaders.
    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”

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  8. Ann, could you tell all your readers on a daily basis to call our useless Congress @ 202 224 3121 and have them say DEFUND REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM. I call daily and if enough of us do so, we can make a difference. Would you also tell your readers if interested to join @ActForAmerica and follow @ACTBrigitte. I just joined this group and I’ve learned a lot about terrorism, the Muslim Brotherhood in our country and the Islamization of our country.

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  9. Radford, VA


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