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State Dept. leaking like sieve to CNN, reveals WH thinking of moving refugee program to DHS

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 29, 2017

Update July 1: Michael Leahy at Breitbart has more on this story, here yesterday.

I know, I know, it is a CNN story with Jake Tapper on the byline, but there is very likely truth to it.

I’m not weighing in on the merits (or demerits) of such a move, my purpose here is to once again show you that the Obama shadow government, in this case Anne Richard, FORMER Asst. Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration has a pipeline in to the career bureaucrats running the refugee program in the Department of State and she is carrying their news to the likes of CNN.

Anne Richard came to her former post at the Department of State from the federal contractor the INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE. Prior to her job at the IRC, she was at the State Department! The system is incestuous!

The primary reason that the Deep State would not support the move of the program to the Dept. of Homeland Security is that they (in State) have a decades-long cushy relationship with the refugee contractors that I keep yelling about (here and here just this morning).

They are all on the same page—more, more, more refugees for America!

First, get the contractors (yelling and propagandizing) out of the system completely and reform of the program could be accomplished. (This depends on the lazy lunks in Congress!)

And, second!

Trump must get his loyalists placed in positions above the bureaucrats to get this under control.

Career people can’t be fired unless, and until, they are caught in insubordination to a boss. Right now Trump is at fault for not picking their bosses!

Here is CNN quoting Anne Richard extensively so she must be the one carrying the tales….

Washington (CNN)The White House is considering a proposal to move both the State Department bureau of Consular Affairs and its bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration to the Department of Homeland Security, a senior White House official tells CNN.

The move, which the White House official cautioned was far from becoming official policy, would likely be controversial among diplomats and experts in State Department matters.


“It would be a huge mistake,” said Anne Richard, who led the bureau of Population Refugees, and Migration during President Barack Obama’s second term.


The proposals were written in a memo submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget from the White House Domestic Policy Council as part of President Trump’s March executive order pushing for ideas for Government Reorganization.

A State Department spokesperson referred CNN to the White House for comment.

The extremely complicated admissions process now starts with the UNITED NATIONS making the first cut as we have reported ad nauseam.

The White House did not explain the reasoning behind the recommendations, but perhaps the idea is rooted in a desire to streamline the refugee vetting process. As it stands currently, the United Nations High Commission of Refugees refers applicants to the State Department for vetting. This vetting is carried out by nine International Resettlement Support Centers (RSC) with American interests***; all of which are managed by the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. Approved applicants are then sent to the Department of Homeland Security for final vetting. After final vetting at DHS, the State Department then resumes supervision of the process with its Reception and Placement Program.


Richard, the former Obama State Department official, pinned the proposal on an “imperfect understanding” of the bureau’s function. It’s not mainly a law enforcement body, Richard said, rather, it works with nongovernmental organizations and the UN to assist refugees around the world. [And that is the problem—the NGOs and the UN—ed]

More here.

*** Are there other interests operating Resettlement Support Centers???  See here.

Nine Department of State-funded Resettlement Support Centers (RSCs) not to be confused with the nine major refugee contractors (except that there is some overlap because some contractors work at these RSCs). Look at these locations. Can you say opportunity for fraud!

  • Amman, Jordan with sub-offices in Baghdad, Iraq and Cairo, Egypt;

• Bangkok, Thailand with a sub-office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;

• Damak, Nepal;

• Havana, Cuba;

• Istanbul, Turkey with a sub-office in Beirut, Lebanon;

• Moscow, Russia with a sub-office in Kyiv, Ukraine;

• Nairobi, Kenya with a sub-office in Johannesburg, South Africa;

• Vienna, Austria; and

• Quito, Ecuador with small sub-offices in San Salvador, El Salvador and Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

The nine federal resettlement contractors who are fighting tooth and nail to let nothing rock their cushy relationship with the DOS:



8 Responses to “State Dept. leaking like sieve to CNN, reveals WH thinking of moving refugee program to DHS”

  1. —Ship ALL refugees to Hawaii — I understand Hawaii has taken in just FOUR refugees ….. ship ALL of them there …. See how the Hawaiians like 50,000+ muslum refugees wandering around their “island paradise” …… and having to support them. A load of ILLEGALS would be icing on the cake

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  2. nice post.thanks.


  3. petzlx said

    You can vote in or out politicians but not the bureaucrats
    Good BBC comedy explains the hypocrisy of bureaucrats is “Yes, Prime Minister”

    Trump is being very slow in getting rid of all the self serving semi-corrupt mob in Washington
    and give the American people a new direction on border protection, on job creation, on foreign policy,

    ALL Moslems are nothing more than Trojan-Horse invaders not Refuggees for starters!

    “WE” need to identify Moslems as an enemy!
    This video shows how it is done.
    Bernard Gaynor, Milatary Expert. Decorated Australian war hero. Served in Afghanistan.
    He states
    1: You can’t declare war on a tactic – TERROR.
    2: You can’t win if the “Good Guys” your soldiers are dying for are just a different type of bad guy.
    3: You can’t win if you promote the problem – ISLAM.
    4: And you can’t win overseas if you are losing at home

    This Trojan horse invasion by Moslems was invented by Mohammad when he and his marauding followers fled Mecca in AD 622 to Yathrib now called Medina. Claiming “refugee status” Medina welcomed them as “our” government does today!

    ISIS is doing nothing that the Moslem’s “Prophet” Mohammad wouldn’t do!

    Mohammad himself was once a (claimed) refugee taken in by the Jewish city of Medina (fleeing Mecca AD622).
    Within five years, Mohammad (joining with other invading “marauding refugees”) had driven out, executed, or enslaved every Jew living in Medina before the rise of Islam, Medina Was Originally A Jewish City..

    Medina was more Jewish than Islamic. Talented Jews built Medina [then called Yathrib] and made it one of the most prosperous areas in the Arabian peninsula.

    Two polytheist Arab tribes settled alongside with the Jews, who maintained a strong presence there until Muhammad and some of his followers killed, enslaved, robbed and/or expelled Jews.

    Medina then fell under Islamic backwardness and the Saudi regime is in the forefront in promoting the Jihad against infidels

    For around 1,400 years Islam has produced the major majority of the worlds “refugees”! Always fleeing from what they created!

    Still the same today!

    Time to address the fact the problem is Islam.

    Always Moslems blame their murder sprees on everyone but themselves!
    Like Schizophrenics, they need therapy. Not confirmation of their delusions and as refugees made leave their delusions where they created them.

    Islam is not a religion, it is a vile, violent political process.

    Moslems and Islam are of course synonymous with terror!
    It was and is a CRIME to allow Moslems 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.?

    Mohammad invented this sort of invasion by stealth, Centuries old still used today.


  4. Rick Barnett said

    Ann, If I knew how I would add your posts to my facebook page. Best wishes, Rick


    • Ann Corcoran said

      If you visit RRW directly, you will see there is a facebook icon at the bottom of each post. Have you tried that? Also, you can copy and past link from individual RRW stories to facebook. You write a sentence or so to your facebook friends and then paste in the link. Try it!


  5. TakeBackOurRepublic said

    Ann, I have to tell you that I don’t believe there are “lazy lunks” in Congress. They are instead bought and paid for by lobbyists and therefore maintain loyalty to the agenda of their owners. The Chamber of Commerce (Tom Donoghue) spends massive amounts of money on lobbyists on behalf of their member corporations that want open borders and unlimited refugees as a captive labor force (replacing American citizen workers). I would venture a guess that the CoC and Union lobbyists own most of our Congressmen and women.


  6. seabrznsun said

    It would seem the Department of Homeland Security would be in charge using ICE to help oversee the entire operation. That just seems logical.


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