Refugee Resettlement Watch

Human Rights First and five refugee contractors/others oppose tightening US security

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 23, 2017

I know all of you are distracted this morning by the horrific news out of the United Kingdom in the wake of the latest terrorist attack on innocent people.  I’m distracted too and don’t have the focus to analyze a House bill which was the subject of a hearing last week in the House Judiciary Committee.

First I laughed when I saw this at Human Rights First’s website:

 

 

Human Rights First Press Contact Mary Elizabeth Margolis 212-845-5269

Here is what Human Rights First says about the bill (of course they oppose any tightening of security for immigrants legal and illegal already on our soil or about to enter).

From their website:

Washington, D.C. – Human Rights first today, along with 25 leading human rights, refugee resettlement, and faith organizations, called on the House Judiciary Committee to reject the Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act (H.R. 2431), a bill that would harm refugees, asylum seekers, and stateless people fleeing persecution. The organizations submitted a joint statement for the record for today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on H.R. 2431, emphasizing that many provisions in the bill would severely limit access to asylum and undermine U.S. commitments to refugee protection.

“H.R. 2431 undermines our nation’s legal obligations to refugees and would cause unnecessary hardship for refugees seeking and refugees who have already received protection in the United States,” wrote the groups.

H.R. 2431 would significantly increase the use of immigration detention, increase barriers to seeking asylum in the United States by expanding already sweeping inadmissibility provisions that mislabel innocent refugees and victims of armed groups as supporters of terrorism, and deny countless asylum seekers their day in court by requiring expedited removal of broad swaths of immigrants in need of protection.

Continue reading here. (Here is their complete statement on the bill.)

It must be a good bill if they hate it so much!

Below are the groups opposing beefing-up our security (those in red are refugee contractors whose budgets are largely funded by your tax dollars):

Signers of today’s statement include the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project at the Urban Justice Center, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, Church World Service, DC-Maryland Justice for Our Neighbors, Friends Committee on National Legislation, HIAS, Hispanic Federation, Human Rights First, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, International Refugee Assistance Project, International Rescue Committee, Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, Latin America Working Group (LAWG), League of United Latin American Citizens, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors, Office of Social Justice, Christian Reformed Church in North America, Pax Christi USA, Tahirih Justice Center, The Episcopal Church***, The IMPAC Fund, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, and Women’s Refugee Commission.

***The Episcopal Church is probably a stand-in for Episcopal Migration Ministries (also one of nine federal resettlement contractors).

Why on earth Congress continues to fund these groups and ‘religious charities’ which take our money (ostensibly to care for refugees), and then work politically in Washington to weaken our security is beyond me!

For new readers, here are the nine major federal contractors which you pay to place refugees into your towns and cities:

14 Responses to “Human Rights First and five refugee contractors/others oppose tightening US security”

  1. sturandot13 said

    Here is my message to the traitorous w____s who are part and parcel of the demographic destruction of the U.S.:

    Tough! As far as the U.S. Constitution is concerned, we have NO obligation to take in hordes of third world “refugees” – particularly from countries that have no love and/or understanding of our Constitution, or are even trying to subvert our Constitution and way of life.

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  2. tvfmontana said

    The Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver Local Law Enforcement Act (H.R. 2431) has
    184 pages! Never ceases to amaze me why these bills have to be little books! But here is a one page summary of Act
    https://judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/051617-Davis-Oliver.pdf

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  3. dotsword said

    Hoping the New Trump budget released ?yesterday? made severe cuts since budget supposedly slashed a ?? trillion $$$ ??

    Unfortunately, I wouldn’t even know the numerous & varied sneaky categories that State Dept AND Immigration Dept hides their $$$ for these Economic Refugees and Jump-the-Line Asylum Seekers.

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  4. Mary Elizabeth was Senior Account Executive at North 6th Agency, a New York City based public relations agency, where she managed the execution of comprehensive public relations programs for a diverse set of clients. She began her career working on Capitol Hill with a fellowship with Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), followed by positions in issue advocacy for the Business Institute for Political Analysis (BIPAC) and Story Partners, LLC, a DC based public affairs firm.

    http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/biography/mary-elizabeth-margolis

    In the 2008 election cycle, Inhofe’s largest campaign donors represented the oil and gas ($446,900 in donations), leadership PACs ($316,720) and electric utilities ($221,654) industries/categories.[22][23] In 2010, his largest donors represented the oil and gas ($429,950) and electric ($206,654) utilities.[24]

    The primary PACs donating to his campaigns were: Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association ($55,869), United Parcel Service ($51,850), National Association of Realtors ($51,700), National Rifle Association ($51,050) and American Medical Association ($51,000). Additionally, if company-sponsored PACs were combined with employee contributions, Koch Industries would be Inhofe’s largest contributor, with $90,950 (less than 0.6% of total contributions), according to the Center for Responsive Politics.[23][25][undue weight?

    BOUGHT AND PAID FOR REPUBLICAN STOOGES, with a FOR SALE sign around their neck’s.

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  5. New Chicago Program Aids Refugees and Immigrants, Ignores Residents

    Ignoring the bloodbath in the streets of Chicago. refugees and immigrants take precedence over actual Chicagoans, according to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

    Emanuel and “other city officials” unveiled a new online program that assists refugees and immigrants in acquiring city services.

    Emanuel said the program, tolerantly titled “One Chicago,” will further show just how tolerant city officials are, no matter “who you are or where you came from.”

    “The election of President Trump has ushered in an era of anti-immigrant backlash,” said Rebecca Shi, director of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition. “‘Immigrant’ has become a bad word. The fear in the immigrant communities is extreme.”

    Like most liberals, when all else fails, blame Trump.

    Trump could come out tomorrow and say that he is against the Second Amendment, and every liberal would immediately join the NRA. That’s the ridiculous point this ideological civil war has come to.

    According to CBS 2 – Chicago, “One Chicago aims to relieve those fears by providing immigrants and refugees with easy access to legal help, medical assistance and other city services online.”

    As far as the funding of the program, there is no clear indication on whether any taxpayer money will be used. But, the program’s website lists many non-profit organizations and advocacy groups that will be supposedly “volunteering” their services.

    The bottom line is that people are being shot and murdered at record rates in Chicago. Yet, instead of trying to do something about it, lawmakers would rather help just about anyone else.

    http://www.mrctv.org/blog/chicago-mayor-emanuel-ignores-citys-problems-provides-assistance-refugees-and-immigrants

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  6. CUT THE UNGRATEFUL CONTRACTORS OFF THE GOVERNMENT SPIGOT !

    IF they need funds, have a bake sale….wait in some states bake sales are forbidden.

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  7. icthelite said

    Snip: ” our nation’s legal obligations to refugees “. REALLY!!!
    Someone smarter than me needs to explain where is says we are under ANY obligation to ANYONE for ANYTHING! Especially when it comes to massive movements of people dead set on wanting to eliminate what our Country stands for and our Constitution.

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  8. Cathy said

    Ann you are having a hard time focusing on this outrageous bill because you can put 1 plus 1 together when you see the tragedy in the UK. But it looks like our fellow Americans have forgotten how to add and subtract, blinded as they are by their feel-good mentality. The leftists will look the other way and say this tragedy is not in their backyard, so forget about it. And it surely has nothing to do with poor immigrants fleeing from whatever they imagine they are fleeing from.

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  9. Dave Gorak said

    This nation’s federally-created immigration crisis is the result of an American public that has lost its will to fight for a country for which more than 1 million Americans have died to protect since its founding.

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  10. TwoLaine said

    Here is a write-up by CATO. They hate it.

    https://www.cato.org/blog/statement-hr-2431-bill-criminalize-millions-peaceful-people

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    • sturandot13 said

      Of course the CATO Institute hates the bill. They are globalist scum; and are all for the demographic destruction of the U.S.

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