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More on Rutland: Refugee resettlement is about (your) money

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 22, 2016

It’s hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money that goes towards transitioning the refugees.

In Rutland, VT the controversy about whether to bring mostly Syrian refugees to the city in the coming months continues to simmer. The brakes are on right now, as we told you here and here recently, because the federal contractors know they can’t get out too far ahead of their money (YOUR money, federal grants).

Frankly, the contractors have virtually no money of their own especially the contractor in Rutland (USCRI here).  For new readers, USCRI*** is the contractor working in Twin Falls, Idaho too.


Rutland Mayor Louras thinks small towns will be saved by bringing in mostly Muslim refugees from the Middle East. I don’t see him clamoring for the Congolese Christians. Photo:

There is nothing earth-shattering in this, another story on Rutland, but I was interested to see how overtly the promoters of resettlement are willing today to talk (they didn’t 9 years ago) about the need for federal bucks to make the resettlement work.

Those promoting bringing the Syrian Muslims (flavor of the year!) to Rutland aren’t shelling out their own money, neither is the state of Vermont (at least on the surface, they will, however, shell out plenty for ‘services’ and educating the kids as time goes on.).

On this flavor of the year comment (I can hear the rage!), I was struck by a thought when I wrote about the rally for Syrians in Charleston, WV and we see it here in Rutland too.

Would the resettlement advocates be so eager if they were going to be getting mostly impoverished and boring Christians from the DR Congo or Burma, or is this fervor for Syrians and Iraqis (mostly Muslims) fueled by a desire to be just kinda cool?

Here is the bit of the story at I want you to see:

An opportunity about 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees hope to find in Rutland. “It’s frankly just a lot of unknowns,” said Rutland Mayor Chris Louras.

After Donald Trump’s win, Rutland officials are not sure whether their resettlement plan for the refugees will be affected. “There’s the potential that we may only see two families in before he’s inaugurated. We don’t know what happens at that point,” Louras said.

President-elect Trump campaigned with anti-immigrant rhetoric, saying he plans to cut refugee funding and put a temporary halt on accepting Muslims.

“Without that federal funding for the program, there’s no mechanism to resettlement to the United States,” Louras said. [If people really were driven by humanitarianism, they would be privately funding resettlement, one family, one church at a time!—ed]

Right now with all the uncertainty, USCRI isn’t going to go out on a financial limb and hire staff and open an office!

It’s hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money that goes towards transitioning the refugees. The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program Rutland plans to hire three full-time case workers and two part-time translators to work with the refugees on education and employment. “We’re still planning as if these people are coming — we have to,” Louras said.

So is Marsha Cassel, a Rutland High School teacher and active member of the group, Rutland Welcomes.

And, check out this next line. The good citizens of Rutland are bringing over their old furniture, but USCRI gets to give it a monetary value so they can tell the feds they have some skin in the game.  The feds expect the contractors to show they have contributed something, and since they don’t have cash (especially USCRI 97% taxpayer funded) they get to use old furniture and volunteer hours (your volunteer hours are given a cash value!) to prove they are contributing.

In the Rutland Herald’s former printing press room, hundreds of pieces of donated furniture await new owners. “They’re coming with nothing but hope, so we are just hoping to get them started,” Cassel said.

The story continues with much discussion about screening terrorists, but I think the greater threat is what we are seeing in Minnesota where the generation of cute little kids we supported grows up to be jihadists.

To see our very large archive on Rutland, click here.

***Learn more about USCRI’s CEO Lavinia Limon here at Breitbart.

9 Responses to “More on Rutland: Refugee resettlement is about (your) money”

  1. […] More on Rutland: Refugee resettlement is about (your) money […]


  2. misterpaul5a said

    This comment is not strictly in relation to this current matter. However, it IS totally relevant when attempting to explain to those who feel we are being unfair to Islam for no good reasons, why we are against the spread of Islam.
    Few people, a minimal percentage, take the bother to find out about the real aims of Islam worldwide, and since most Korans are printed only in Arabic, it is understandable that they are comparatively ignorant to the aims of Islam, and of course which EVERY Muslim must follow. Here is a list of Arabic words or phrases which may go a long way to redress the balance and show why those of us who KNOW about Islam are so concerned about the future in our Democracies and it surely comes as a warning as to how manipulative Muslims and Islam is.
    Mahou Shoujo JasonRMJ • 7 months ago
    islam is founded on lies and deceit and these are a few tenets of islam, practiced frequently:
    • Taqiyya (Shia) or Muda’rat (Sunni): tactical deceit for the purposes of spreading Islam. [4] [5]
    • Kitman: deceit by omission.[6]
    • Tawriya: deceit by ambiguity.[7]
    • Taysir: deceit through facilitation (not having to observe all the tenets of Sharia).[8]
    • Darura: deceit through necessity (to engage in something “Haram” or forbidden).[9]
    • Muruna: the temporary suspension of Sharia in order that Muslim immigrants appear “moderate.”
    So through the principle of Hijra (Muslim Immigration), the early Muslims are a “red herring” or a Trojan Horse, the cuckoo in the nest I have so often warned about, The Kafir or Kuffar (Christians for instance) community gets the false sense that the are dealing with honest people – this is clearly a deception and this ‘comment’ needs to be shown to all who are unaware of the depths Muslims will descend to further their aims of a World Caliphate.
    One further thing I would ask you to do and that is to read what the great Roman Cicero wrote about ‘treason’ – which in our case should be read as Islam.
    Good luck to you in your efforts to warn the American people of the spread of un-vetted immigration and the seeding of your towns and villages. For many a year I have warned about giving any power whatsoever to Muslims either within local communities or nationally and internationally. It appears Mr Trump is taking an important step in outlawing The Muslim Brotherhood and presumably, Sisterhood.
    And, from an old Limey, God Bless America!

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    • sturandot13 said

      You can add this as well:

      From “An Explanatory Memorandum” – Muslim Brotherhood:

      “The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”


  3. crocetti46 said



  4. Reblogged this on Booksbyjameswnelson and commented:
    The really sad thing: millions of taxpayer dollars have been pouring into these scam outfits for years, and nobody knew until “refugees” got dumped into friendly American communities.
    Nobody knew, that is, until Ann Corcoran began noticing, researching, and deciding to share her knowledge with the rest of us.
    The grinning guy in the photo, BTW, is the mayor of Rutland.

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  5. Reblogged this on Hard Charger.


  6. […] More on Rutland: Refugee resettlement is about (your) money November 22, 2016 […]


  7. sidefxny said

    Once again, thank you Ann for your exhaustive coverage of this issue. There is simply no one else like you out there who continues to do this kind of work.

    What really outrages me the most about these pro immigration fanatics is their absolute and utter hypocrisy. Like every despot that every lived, these contractors are claiming that the destruction they are causing is actually for the greater good of the communities that are having these savages inflicted on them. The truth is that it’s only about one thing and always has been M-O-N-E-Y.

    Even in the best of cases, which is having impoverished Christians brought in from South and Central America, the problems that are caused have been insurmountable and will not go away, even in a Trump administration. NY leaders Comrade DeBlasio and the moronic Andrew Cuomo have vowed to continue the reign of terror that exists in our state by declaring that all of NY is to be “sanctuary” for illegals of every stripe. As it is now, the taxpayers are already supporting millions of illegals who in many instances are allowed to vote by virtue of phony ID cards that are given to them by NYC. They are so bold they do not even try to hide what they’re doing! Is it any wonder that they voted for HRC by almost 90% as opposed to Trump’s 10%? The only borough that Trump barely won was Staten Island and it wasn’t by much. Truly NYC is the belly of the beast and it will be a labor worthy of Hercules for something to be done about it.

    Our only hope is for Trump to cut off money on the Federal level as you have described. But even then, what happens to the massive infrastructure that has been built in states like NY to support the illegals? Example: a multi million dollar health center/ Medicaid/ Medicare mill? I don’t think they are going to shut that down or any of the other facilities that have earned their boards of directors many millions in remuneration.

    Thanks as always.

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