Refugee Resettlement Watch

Dear White House: it isn’t just about the numbers!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 28, 2017

I’m sorry to keep repeating myself, but this whole refugee controversy has devolved in to a discussion about two issues—the number of refugees we admit and security screening.

What happened to the idea that communities would be informed about refugees arriving in their neighborhoods? What happened to any discussion about the enormous costs of resettling refugees with little education who will be dependent on welfare most likely for life even as they take jobs from low-skilled Americans? What happened to any discussion about massive cultural disruption in some locations? What happened to any discussion about the fact that health screening of refugees seems virtually non-existent with cases of TB and HIV Aids stressing local health departments?

In short, what happened to any discussion about dumping or reforming the whole UN/US Refugee Admissions Program? Or, getting rid of the contractor middlemen***?

Are we simply going to battle over numbers? 

Sure sounds like it!

I’m told I should be heartened by the news that someone in the  White House (Stephen Miller) will be the point man on refugees, but really, can we expect Anthony Scaramucci to peg him as a f****** racist tomorrow? (If Scaramucci is crazy enough to say something about Miller like that, Trump can forget about his base!).

From Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC) is taking the lead on a decision about how many refugees to admit to the United States next year, two current and three former officials said, a move that may empower those who wish to reduce immigration. [Who are Reuters sources—the leakers in Tillerson’s State Department and its hangers-on?—ed]

Rebecca Heller, Yale law 2010, director of the International Refugee Assistance Project tells Reuters that we have to help Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon by permanently resettling refugees in your towns. She says it will make us safer. Go figure!

The council, which reports to U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser for policy Stephen Miller, an architect of Trump’s initial travel ban, is adopting a role traditionally handled by National Security Council and State Department officials.

The shift may strengthen the hand of officials who, like Trump himself, wish to cut the number of refugees resettled in the United States, against foreign policy experts who view the issue through an international humanitarian lens and say taking them in is vital to getting others to keep their borders open.

The bureaucratic maneuver appears to be part of a wider Washington fight over steps that the Trump administration has taken to limit immigration to the United States.

Continue reading, there is lots more.

Again, if we see simply a slight reduction in the number of refugees to be admitted in FY18 (Trump will announce in September), and no effort to tell Congress to reform the monstrosity—Ted Kennedy’s Refugee Act of 1980—Trump will have (hugely) let us down.

***Federal contractors/middlemen/propagandists/lobbyists/community organizers paid by you to place refugees in your towns and cities.  Under the nine major contractors are hundreds of subcontractors.  Every week representatives of the nine meet with DOS officials and literally divvy up the refugee dossiers deciding where in 49 states (WY takes zero!) they will be (without your knowledge) placed.

The contractors income is largely dependent on taxpayer dollars based on the number of refugees admitted to the US. Those Aussie rejects (I told you about here yesterday) come with a dollar value to the contractor and they have no obligation to tell community leaders/police who they are placing in US towns and cities.

The only way for real reform of how the US admits refugees is to remove the contractors/propagandists/community organizers from the process.

6 Responses to “Dear White House: it isn’t just about the numbers!”

  1. Too many jobs going unfilled so it’s time for welfare to end. Immigrants must have sponsors that take care of them until they are on their feet working. There’s 4 million South African whites that need immigrating before the killing starts. It’s threatened by every political party running. Importing Christians into a Christian country and sending muslims to a muslim country – now there’s a common sense idea for forced resettlement..

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  2. I realize that actual numbers and verifiable facts is NOT what a site like this is about, but, in the real world, the US accepted a mere 85,000 refugees in 2016 (all of whom were vetted). Fewer than 40,000 of these were the despised Muslims that seem to have you all so freaked out. In global terms, this is an extremely small number. The US is already amongst the most unwelcoming society in the world for people in trouble, never mind amongst developed countries, just as it has one of the most miserly Foreign Aid budgets. Indeed, only two European countries, Sweden and Malta are even in the top 10 list for refugee acceptance (see https://www.statista.com/chart/8800/lebanon-has-by-far-the-most-refugees-per-capita/).

    There are about 330,000,000 Americans, and you are yelling about the sky falling down with about 39,000 Muslim arrivals?? Is your sense of nationhood (really you sense of race-and-faith, which is what this is about) so precarious that a shift of 0.01% of the population threatens it? To put this number in perspective, about 2.5 million Americans die every year of all causes.

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  3. ECM said

    I think, after last night’s virtuoso kabuki performance by the Senate, that getting anything like this past the Congress is probably a dead letter. They simply don’t want to change the status quo, so unless and until 2018 brings in the first actual crop of ‘Trumpators’, we’re stuck in ‘nibbling around the edges’ limbo.

    (And I hate to even say it or think it, but that’s where we appear to be w/ the useless carcasses riddling Capitol Hill.)

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  4. ljarvik said

    I don’t understand why you can’t be brought inside as a consultant, this is a top priority issue, you don’t need a full-time job, just someone to talk to regularly…but maybe Miller reads RRW? Almost as good…

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  5. The American citizens as involuntary tax cattle have no voice in American politics as politicians and lobbyist steal the money of the tax slaves without any second thoughts because the politicians and lobbyists really do believe that everything you own belongs to them.

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