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Refugee resettlement industry panicked; fears funds will be slashed

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 10, 2016

And, if funds are slashed, the numbers to be resettled in your towns and cities will be slashed because as I have told you ad nauseum the resettlement contractors have little money of their own.  They need your tax dollars or they wither and die.

“If [Trump] decides to cut the state funds or federal funds for refugees, refugee resettlement will collapse…” (former Church World Service employee)

 

Here is what Newsweek has to say about the panic (hat tip: Michael). The article begins with Muslim immigrant fears, then this:

Another point of concern to many Muslim families and others is what will happen to the country’s refugee resettlement program during a Trump presidency, considering his repeated Islamophobic statements during the campaign. [At this point, reporter uses the word ‘Islamophobic’, I went back to see if this was supposed to be straight reporting or an opinion piece! It is supposed to be a straight news story!—ed]

[….]

We’re all afraid. Afraid is probably putting it mildly. Most refugee advocates are really terrified of what’s coming,” says Neil Grungras, executive director of the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM), a San Francisco-based organization that specializes in helping LGBT refugees. “From a global standpoint, this development could be a real catastrophe.”

He adds: “The world’s resettlement system—if the worst case scenario occurs—will take an extreme blow.”

Readers, pay attention to this next paragraph. Trump has the power to suspend the program, and to cut the funding (pretty much one and the same!).

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Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch. Call me shell-shocked!

During his presidential campaign, Trump said he planned to suspend the Syrian refugee program, which is “fairly easy for him to do because this is discretionary,” says Bill Frelick, director of Human Rights Watch’s refugee program, who described himself as “shell-shocked” when he spoke with Newsweek on Wednesday. “In the U.S., there’s not a quota that has to be filled. The U.S. has a budgeted amount of money to do refugee resettlement, but there’s no requirement that the U.S. resettle a single refugee, and there’s no legal obligation to do it.”

[….]

Whether the entire refugee resettlement program will be shut down is difficult to predict, but I think it’s safe to say that from a policy standpoint, a Trump administration will be looking to limit the number of refugees resettled, and if refugee resettlement continues, it will be from countries that are ‘safe,’” says Joel Charny, director of Norwegian Refugee Council USA.

I had no idea that we were paying the UN for their work of picking our refugees, this is useful information:

In addition to resettling large numbers of refugees, the U.S. is also a key financial contributor to a number of refugee resettlement organizations, including the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). The U.S. gave UNHCR nearly $700 million in the last fiscal year, and more than $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2015. What will happen to those contributions remains unclear; UNHCR did not respond to Newsweek’s request for comment.

[….]

“If [Trump] decide to cut the state funds or federal funds for refugees, refugee resettlement will collapse and we won’t be able to bring in any refugees to this country,” Vidhya Manivannan, a former employee of Church World Service—one of the nine U.S. refugee resettlement agencies—said in an email to Newsweek.

Click here for more.

I was interested to see that only one (former) employee of a resettlement contractor was quoted. Where is the gang? Where is the Refugee Council USA (the lobbying arm of the industry)?

More tomorrow!

35 Responses to “Refugee resettlement industry panicked; fears funds will be slashed”

  1. TakeBackOurRepublic said

    I was in Wichita Kansas for 3 weeks in October. This is heartland USA and I was shocked to see the number of Hijab wearing women throughout the city. There seems to be many employed as greeters and checkers at Sam’s Club and WalMart. My daughter mentioned that she is seeing their numbers increasing throughout the city. We saw a woman dressed in the all black head to toe Hijab with slits for eyes in the OBGYN office presumably for a pregnancy visit. Her husband was managing all of the paperwork not allowing her to speak to anyone. Wow, we were mouth agape. There is an affluent looking brand new very large Islamic learning center right at the edge of one of the best areas of town. It appears that refugee resettlement is changing the face of middle America right under our noses. Thank God for President Elect Trump. He has got to defund the program to put a stop to this.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Wichita is a refugee resettlement city. Once the Muslim refugees start being placed others are attracted to the ‘community’ so they can start building their enclaves.

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  2. […] as we knew, and as a Newsweek article yesterday confirmed, on January 21st, Donald Trump can turn off the spigot of refugees flowing in to […]

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  3. […] Refugee resettlement industry panicked; fears funds will be slashed […]

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  4. sturandot13 said

    “If [Trump] decide to cut the state funds or federal funds for refugees, refugee resettlement will collapse and we won’t be able to bring in any refugees to this country…”

    Right, idiot. That’s the general idea. Starve all of these UN-Constitutional “refugee” re-settlement agencies to death. If they are really the altruistic organizations they present themselves to be this won’t stop their efforts. (But we ALL know that if the federal – read: taxpayer – funds dried up, there would be no altruism of any kind on their parts!)

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  5. […] Those being brought into the United States from the Middle East are in a different situation, as they are legal. […]

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  6. It’s all music to my ears. The whining, the grinding of teeth, the wailing.

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  7. […] Those being brought into the United States from the Middle East are in a different situation, as they are legal. […]

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  8. […] Those being brought into the United States from the Middle East are in a different situation, as they are legal. […]

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  9. tvfmontana said

    Heard this on the radio this morning. Nothing in the local papers yet.
    Trump’s Victory Means Uncertainty For Missoula’s Refugee Resettlement Efforts | MTPR
    http://mtpr.org/post/trumps-victory-means-uncertainty-missoulas-refugee-resettlement-efforts

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Remember it is all about the money. Keep hounding your members of Congress, the budget for 2017 must be approved by December 9th unless they extend the decision to March which gives the new Trump admin. time to put in their additions and deletions.

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  10. […] Refugee resettlement industry panicked; fears funds will be slashed November 10, 2016 […]

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  11. […] Refugee Resettlement Watch, by Ann Corcoran on November 10, 2016: […]

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  12. Are any LAWYERS reading you? They should be filing lawsuits demanding FULL REPARATIONS from these Refugee ENABLER groups for all crimes committed by those they bring in. These Groups are financially responsible for those they SPONSOR

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  13. krosevideo said

    Looks like the US Conference of Catholic Bishops is going to get out of the Refugee RESETTLEMENT Industry! Love it!

    Roy Wagner Westerville, OH

    On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “And, if funds are slashed, the numbers to be > resettled in your towns and cities will be slashed because as I have told > you ad nauseum the resettlement contractors have little money of their > own. They need your tax dollars or they wither and die. “If [Tr” >

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  14. MN said

    Reblogged this on Minnesotans For Freedom and commented:
    Whose money is it anyway? Did you get to vote on this? Me neither.

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  15. Reblogged this on jowitteroosblog.

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  16. Muslim immigration was one of his top themes…he said people would be questioned about their loyalties…someone needs to tell him about taqiyyah.

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  17. Reblogged this on Booksbyjameswnelson and commented:
    Hope on the horizon, but again, this is a battle possibly won, but the war goes on.
    This poor guy in the photo claims “shell-shock.”
    I have to wonder if a libtard even knows what “shell-shock” is…he probably heard the word somewhere….

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  18. Jim Griggs said

    I hope that President Trump does cut out or limit spending for the rip off federal contractors.

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  19. Joan Kromphold said

    This sounds good and it would be so easy for Trump to do – let’s hope he does it.

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  20. paleodrone said

    Our prayers have been answered Thank you for your dedication

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  21. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

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  22. Brittius said

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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  23. Someone need to tell him to do this ASAP.

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  24. Artist said

    ha! uh oh, a good sign, leftie heads are exploding because Trump has hired Kris Korbach to be part of his transition team!

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  25. I hope their fears turn out to be justified.

    Keep up the good work Ann. Don’t let up.

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  26. Phyllis Mason said

    I was shopping recently. In the store was woman completely covered in black from head to toe. Her head was covered. She could fit in Saudi Arabia. I thought: Oh no, it has come to America too. I cannot imagine anyone dressed like that adjusting to democracy or to religious tolerance. It was scary.

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