Refugee Resettlement Watch

Total chaos in US refugee flow; United Nations depends on US to take lion’s share every year

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 10, 2017

Here is one of many stories about the impact of the cap reduction to 50,000 refugees for the US in FY17, a portion of the Trump EO not effected by court wrangling.

We learned here that the refugee resettlement contracting agencies were going to be working on placing sob stories (like this one) to sway public opinion against President Trump.

As you read this, remember that since 9/11 we have had 4 years under 50,000 (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007) and under Obama we had one year (2011) under 60,000 see here.

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Joel Charny: “I expect the 50,000 cap to remain in place in subsequent years as well.” 50,000 is not that low! Photo and bio here: https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/leadership_inst.aspx?id=152471339390

So these whining contractors have often had lower numbers to resettle, but they were licking their chops for Obama’s proposed 110,000 paying refugee clients (they are paid by the head, by you, to resettle refugees in your towns and cities).

And, here, I argued that the Trump Administration should lower the cap to 35,000. Very few migrants from Syria, Somalia and Iraq get to the US outside of the refugee program so it would effectively slow the flow from terror hotspots. And, btw, we have been taking Somalis for 30 years—DOES IT EVER STOP!

***This morning we are already at 34,078 (1,953 since the EO was signed on 1/28) according to Wrapsnet.***

One more thing before I give you a few snips from the “chaos” news.  Don’t allow anyone to use the argument made at the end of this article that we only take a fraction compared to say Turkey or Pakistan. Our refugees become permanent citizens and those presently swamping those countries will not be accepted as citizens.  They will be expected to return to their own countries when the conflict ends.

Mark my words, if this flow from Syria to America gets going full steam, as it has for Somalia, we will still be taking Syrians for decades no matter what happens in their homeland.

Here is Devex:

President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees from entering the U.S. has — at least for now — been suspended. But the resulting scene for those involved in refugee resettlement is chaotic, exacerbated by concern about the longer term prospects of the United States’ role as a host country, according to several resettlement, legal aid and advocacy organizations. A cap on refugee arrivals at less than half the previous expected figure remains in place.

“We don’t know when people will be brought over, or how many those numbers will be. It’s very complicated — total chaos,” said Bill Swersey, senior director of communications and digital media at HIAS, one of the nine refugee resettlement organizations*** contracted by the U.S. federal government, in a phone interview early this week. “Everybody is confused. It is like we are riding a rollercoaster. First there is a ban, then it is rescinded… We don’t know when we will receive new people. Last week, there was one Syrian refugee family that arrived.”

[….]

…..some elements of the ban remain in place.

This includes a reduction of the number of refugees the U.S. will welcome — now curtailed to 50,000 per year, less than half of this year’s expected admission of 110,000.

[….]

“That is a huge concern. Over time we have incrementally worked up to more sufficient numbers and that is a highly discretionary thing the President sets a cap for every year,” said Kate Phillips-Barrasso, the International Rescue Committee’s senior director of policy and advocacy. “We worry if the caps are lower it just sets us back many, many years with the resettlement we are doing. [And, it means less $$$ and less staff for them!—ed]

The US takes the largest share by far of UN chosen refugees for permanent resettlement

The U.S. has historically been the largest participant in the U.N. refugee agency’s global resettlement program. Canada, Australia, Norway and the U.K. also take large numbers of refugees through this program.

“It is hard to see any countries being able to come forward and make up for this reduction,” Joel Charny, director of the Norwegian Refugee Council USA, wrote in an email to Devex. “I expect the 50,000 cap to remain in place in subsequent years as well.”

In 2016, a total of 114,916 refugees were resettled as part of the U.N. refugee agency’s program. The U.S. admitted 84,995 people during fiscal year 2016. The greatest number of refugees entering the U.S. came from the Democratic Republic of Congo, followed by Syria, Burma, Iraq and Somalia.

Continue reading here.

This reminds me, Trump could take us out of the UN program and we could pick our own refugees.  The fact that 98% of the Syrians entering the US right now are Muslims is because the UN makes the first cut.

Where is Congress? Hiding? Afraid of the Chamber of Commerce and big corporations needing cheap labor, like the meatpackers?

The present system of resettlement in America is so flawed that I believe the Refugee Act of 1980 must be trashed.

Congress could then write a new law, dumping the UN role in choosing refugees, if it was determined to be in America’s best interests to bring in a certain amount of third world poverty to our towns and cities.

***Nine major federal refugee contractors:

14 Responses to “Total chaos in US refugee flow; United Nations depends on US to take lion’s share every year”

  1. futuret said

    AT BEST AND TRUTHFULLY WE DO HAVE A ONE PARTY SYSTEM, THEY JUST LIKE TO KEEP US THINKING THAT WE ARE A GREAT REPUBLIC. BEFORE WE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN, WE SHOULD HAVE THROWN ALL OF THEM OUT OF WASHINGTON, D.C..WE SHOULD TAKE NOTE, THAT ALL THESE GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD INCLUDING OURS, ARE A CULTURE AND COLONIES UNTO THEMSELVES, AWAY FROM THEIR CITIZENS. POLITICAL SPEECHES MEAN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, AS IN THE LAST DAYS, FROM THE BIBLE THE WICKED SHALL PROSPER, AND INDEED THEY DO. DO NOT THINK FOR ONE MINUTE THIS WORLD LEADERS INCLUDING OURS ARE NOT WICKED, ALONG WITH OTHER, THEY HAVE LED NATIONS INTO BLASPHEMY AND IDOLATRY. THERE IS A WORLDWIDE TAKE OVER OF REFUGEES PLANNED:

    http://architizer.com/blog/architecture-for-refugees/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=marketo&utm_campaign=core-newsletter-daily-template&utm_content=02092017&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWVdVMk5EUTJabVExWWpoaSIsInQiOiJ1VzFMZWUyUDBibU1CbUZrcmRqcmdTcTE2Y050cURCdmF3REVTVWc0dHYrZ2k2NERjbW5NSGlhYXkzUHljWlVEK0t6VFBRR0tPVjVwXC9odFp2dldIZ1FVeTZRc1l0ZVZoaDVHbm5qdjR5OWdxNVpGTTh5N1pMYkVqMzJsNGJ5SGcifQ%3D%3D

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  2. “… the Trump Administration should lower the cap to 35,000…”

    Why not 0? No honest cost-benefit analysis would suggest bringing them here. We’ll have a hard enough time evicting the scum that is already here, along w/ their liberal masters.

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  3. petzlx said

    It was a CRIME to allow so “refugees” in. Every politician is obligated to know the history of foreign people they bring in. If they had done even a little bit of study they would have found a bloodthirsty people, full of hate and terrorism.
    International laws have always been.
    It is an accepted maxim of international law that every sovereign nation has the power, as inherent in sovereignty, and essential to self-preservation, to forbid the entrance of foreigners within its dominions, or to admit them only in such cases and upon such conditions as it may see fit to prescribe . . . . In the United States this power is invested in the national government, to which the Constitution has committed the entire control of international relations, in peace as well as in war.
    PDF file below
    http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1396&context=all_fac

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  4. Hi Ann – you’ve probably heard Rush mentioned you on his show – is there any way you can get interviews there or on Hannity? You’re doing yeoman’s work – your voice needs to be heard!! Can we help somehow?

    On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 4:38 AM Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “Here is one of many stories about the impact of the > cap reduction to 50,000 refugees for the US in FY17, a portion of the Trump > EO not effected by court wrangling. We learned here that the refugee > resettlement contracting agencies were going to be workin” >

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  5. Ann, you sent out a memo recently about a great new cooperative effort between you and Michigan. I can’t remember the name. I would like to use their/your template to initiate a similar movement in Texas and wanted to contact the responsible person there to discuss this. We are relaxing far too much after the great victory in November.
    Can you re-send that post to me?
    Gary Henderson

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  6. The loony, seditious 9th’s decision is tantamount to a leftist judicial coup. The President was granted the authority to do what Trump did some years ago. So, why does the 9th take up the “issue” now? Politics. Plain and disturbingly simple.

    If this judicial tyranny continues, we’ll end up with many improperly vetted refugees but no constitutional republic. What then, Robart and company? Where will you be able to run? So much for Rule of Law and co-equal branches of gov’t.

    Wouldn’t it be great if Trump were to take a page from Pres. Jackson’s playbook and tell the court that now that they’ve ruled, let ’em enforce it. The judiciary, of course, has no enforcement authority. IT was purposely designed to be the LEAST powerful branch of gov’t. In short, the judiciary can be summarily ignored! Why? Reps in each branch of gov’t have equivalent constitutional authority to weigh in on the constitutionality of federal acts. The founders NEVER EVER granted sole authority to the judiciary to determine what is and what is not constitutional. The courts can OPINE, but their opinions are just that and have no more force than moral authority.

    Sadly, Americans and 98% of our representatives are ignorant of our framers’ clear meaning and intent. And until separation of powers, the doctrine of co-equality of branches is fully restored, constitutional order can never be restored. (Don’t take my word for it, but read Madison’s, Hamilton’s and Jefferson’s words regarding the intended limits and, yes, the dangers of an unregulated judiciary.)

    TIme for a constitutional amendment to effectively restore those limits imposed by our founders on this runaway judiciary. I’m outraged.

    And, yes, Trump should IMMEDIATELY lower the ceiling to 35,000. And you know what? That too would end up in one of our kangaroo courts! WE ARE AT FAULT. What the 9th did is but a symptom of America’s pervasive ignorance of our Constitution.

    Secession sounds better every day. I’ve had it with this so-called constitutional republic and the money-grubbers who prey upon it.

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  7. icthelite said

    The end to a good week for this Administration would be to lower the immigration cap to 35K, repealing the first EO to ban immigrants from areas of terrorist affiliations and to issue a new EO stating that ALL travelers to and from these areas of concern will be screened more closely as well as those traveling to and from Afganistan for as long as it takes to properly vet them.

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  8. SCREW THE UNITED NATIONS !

    WHERE IS SAUDI ARABIA on taking these socalled ‘refugees’…THEY KNOW BETTER, THAT THESE ‘REFUGEES’ ARE TERRORISTS !

    HERE is what THE ENEMY…THE HUFFINGTON POST…says about that…

    Western Media’s Miscount of Saudi Arabia’s Syrian Refugees

    09/23/2015 11:57 am ET | Updated Sep 23, 2016

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anhvinh-doanvo/europes-crisis-refugees_b_8175924.html

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  9. sidefxny said

    Dear Ann- who would have thought that even after President Trump got elected (against all odds) that the Liberal/ Commie/ ISIS loving Left would still have such power over immigration. I have been reading your blog for years and am a great admirer of your work. I am constantly sharing your posts with as many people and groups as I can and I’m sure that your other loyal readers do so as well. It therefore pains me to think that despite your years of meticulously documented work on the immigration/ refugee issue, the politicians have not really taken it to heart and used it as a blueprint for what MUST be done to save our country.

    The new radical, extreme left Democrat party is still in control of what is known as the “Deep State”, that is the hundreds of thousands of bureaucrats who are lifetime government employees who are running things in offices from DC to every other state in the union. These people have only one loyalty and that is to the money and power that they get from their jobs. For the most part, we will never know their names and the Breitbart writer Virgil has written about this extensively in some wonderful articles. That is what we are up against.

    But the worst of all the Deep State minions are without out a doubt THE JUDGES. These judges have power completely out of proportion to who and what they are; that is, judges are not necessarily founts of great wisdom: they are for the most part political hacks. In order to become a judge, you have to be a successful politician. That means you are either elected or appointed in a phony process that takes place mostly in the back room. The leftist activists judges that were appointed in the last 15-20 years in all the circuit and appellate courts are calling the shots. If there is any doubt about this, check out this article from Breitbart:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/09/court-says-foreigners-can-sue-for-entry-united-states/

    Our once great Republic is in the greatest danger we have ever faced thanks to the unbridled power that these mad men and women hold. They have completely upset the balance of power in our country and I am fearful that even the Trump administration will not be able to stop the destruction they have unleashed with these barbarian refugees many of whom are nothing but rapists, thugs, criminals and potential terrorists. When I read about what is going on in Europe thanks to Merkel, Soros and the other criminals, I fear for the USA.

    I am hoping and praying that our President and the good people in his administration will be able to put the brakes on before the damage is irreversible.

    Thanks as always for your vigilance and persistence. You have more supporters than you know.

    Best regards.

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    • Sadly, sir, this is no longer a “great republic”. The Constitution is, at best, an after thought and inconvenient obstacle. It has been effectively subverted by leftist political correctness and an unaccountable gaggle of black-robed judicial oligarchs. WE are at fault for permitting this erosion. When’s the last time there was a million person protest march on a court? Well overdue.

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  10. anonymous said

    I think Trump needs now to put a total temporary ban-moratorium-in place on all resettlement and immigration until this mess is sorted out—ZERO…until new legislation passed. Meanwhile, set up the blue-ribbon commmission. People could still get visitor’s visas, business visas, and so forth. It would incentivize action, and you don’t need immigrants if you can’t say who’s in and who’s out yourself, they really could be an invading army and you’d be powerless to stop them…we’re at a very dangerous time and so very tough measures are needed, not a lower limit but a complete MORATORIUM. If they are worried about anti-Muslim bias, everyone banned until Islamic Terrorism has been defeated (will incentivize swift action)…

    So, back to COMPLETE Moratorium and keep EVERYONE out until this issue is settled—hopefully by quick action on part of US (they’ll ditch Islamic fundamentalism if it costs more than it benefits, imho, US has been promoting it since Cold War as an anti-Communist ideology).

    Keep up the good work…
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