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First Syrians to Rutland, VT in direct challenge to Donald Trump

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 7, 2017

The US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) said in a press release in recent days that they were going ahead with their plans to open an office in Rutland, VT for the purpose of placing 100 Syrians (the first 100!) in the city where those plans have drawn heated controversy since last spring.


Lavinia Limon with Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya. Ms. Limon’s organization, USCRI, helps Chobani Yogurt by sending refugees to Twin Falls, Idaho. Limon headed Bill Clinton’s Office of Refugee Resettlement. Warning to Mr. Trump: These are not squishy do-gooder organizations and people who you can easily roll. They are sharp, experienced political fighters.

Throwing all caution to the wind (shelling out money they don’t know they will have) and gambling that they can back Trump down, the federal resettlement contractor headed by longtime Clinton ally Lavinia Limon is hiring staff for a proposed opening in a couple of weeks—timed, I surmise, to happen just about the time Donald Trump is inaugurated.

Setting up a showdown with Donald Trump…..

If Trump does what he said he would do and quickly pauses refugee resettlement at least from terror-producing regions of the world, USCRI will be in a position to scream bloody murder—how dare Trump stop these poor women and children who were headed to a ‘welcoming’ Vermont town. 

By the way, the NYT puff piece on Rutland recently was likely part of the propaganda set up to nail a heartless Trump.

These resettlement contractors have been around for over 30 years!  Lots of big salaries depend on the continuation of the industry (yes, it is an industry), not to mention cheap labor for global corporations. Goals also include increasing Democrat voter rolls and generally driving all of us to accept a multicultural borderless world.

They are not going to give up easily or quietly!

From Valley News:

Rutland —

The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program’s Rutland office is expected to open and be fully staffed within a couple of weeks.

According to Stacie Blake, director of government and community relations with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, the office will have three full-time employees. Primary guidance will come from the Colchester, Vt., office and will be based on the organization’s 35 years of experience working with refugees in Vermont.

“The program expects to welcome the first refugee families to Rutland in January,” Blake said in a news release.


“Sites across the country are continuing to welcome new arrivals as their travel from overseas is booked,” Blake said in an email. “We have no information regarding changes to the resettlement program.”

I’ll bet you those travel bookings at IOM are going through the roof!

The article goes on to say how excited the volunteers are who are anticipating their very own Syrians (how cool is that!), and these local refugee advocates can be counted on to wail if Trump pauses the program (and they will have no clue that USCRI used them).

See our extensive archive on Rutland, here.  And for more on Lavinia Limon, go here.

3 Responses to “First Syrians to Rutland, VT in direct challenge to Donald Trump”

  1. She is going to lose her bet. Trump will stand with the people of Vt. The days of these refugee resettlement leaches flooding our country with Muslims is soon ending. They only care about the large amount of money Obama was paying them. But then hey why are the people up in arms now about these savages coming to Vermont. Didn’t they vote for Hillary? Maybe they deserve getting these savages in their community. Maybe next election they might change their tune and their vote.


  2. In February 2012, USCRI president Lavinia Limon praised President Barack Obama for proposing a fiscal year 2013 budget that “imposes no cuts” to U.S. refugee programs. Four months later USCRI again lauded President Obama, this time for his announcement that the United States would not follow through on deporting some 800,000 illegals under age 30 who had come to America as children and had not been convicted of any serious crimes.

    The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) was established in 1911 as the International Institute, which was the brainchild of the YWCA and was founded under the leadership of social worker Edith Terry Bremer. Incorporated under its new name in 1958, USCRI is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian charitable agency registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to “protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life.” The Committee focuses chiefly on helping “uprooted people”—regardless of their “nationality, race, ideology, or social group”—to “build new lives in the United States” and “achieve their American dream.” This ideal was significantly aided, says USCRI, by the passage of the 1965 Immigration and Nationalization Act which “relax[ed] the restrictive immigration system of the 1920s.”

    USCRI performs its work through a nationwide network of parther agencies, community organizations, state and local governments, and private-sector enterprises. The most notable of its partner agencies are branches of the International Institute, located in California, Connecticut, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.

    1) The Refugee Resettlement & Employment program

    2) The Refugee Rights program

    3) It was under the auspices of its Child Migrants program that, in 2005, USCRI established its National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children (with support from United Nations Commission on Human Rights

    4) The National Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Project


  3. Heartless Trump??!!! What the????!!! These people are taking the tax paying, hard working AMERICANS money!!! Greed! They get paid for “OUR” people not having housing, jobs, doctors ,dental,but free to incoming droves who haven’t and won’t pay anything to our system and get an ATM card bank account for “our” tax dollars?! Poor things?! Americans first ,WE the people should have the say, not greedy corporations mega church groups sending them to us for their profit!?


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