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Nebraska Lutherans moan: it is as bad as it can get….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 2, 2017

….as refugee arrival numbers drop!

Well, I can envision something worse as we are hearing rumors that the major Lutheran contractor (the one responsible for moving cases to Nebraska and elsewhere) is having some internal strife.

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That would be Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (headquartered in Baltimore) the same one that contracted with major meatpackerthe foreign-owned JBS Swift, to provide refugee labor and training to retain that labor.

In the summer of 2015, I traveled from Greeley, CO (JBS home away from home) through Nebraska—I saw the big meat plants greedy for cheap immigrant labor!

Back to my story from the Omaha World-Herald where of course there is no mention of the connection between refugee labor and BIG MEAT!

Jane Kleeb

It is not just BIG MEAT looking for refugees in Nebraska. The Nebraska Democrat Party is looking for voters. Nevermind new refugees can’t vote for 5 years. See Jane Kleeb here. Are the Dems working for BIG MEAT? http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/nebraska-dems-criticized-by-far-right-outlets-for-giving-voter/article_cd25719b-197b-5f3c-9a1d-8706a9b10fd2.html

Refugee resettlements in Nebraska have slowed from a trickle to a drip.

Advocates lamented the resettlement numbers at an Omaha Refugee Task Force meeting Wednesday.

“It’s as bad as it can get,” Jaleel Oladipo, the state’s reception and placement manager for Lutheran Family Services, said at the meeting. The task force meets every other month to review incoming refugee numbers and share ways to better serve refugees. [By the way, this is a meeting that should be open to the public.  Is it?—ed]

[….]

Statewide, LFS resettled 43 refugees in Omaha and Lincoln in September, the last month of the 2017 federal fiscal year, and 31 in both cities in October. Four are expected for November. Oladipo said LFS could resettle as few as 20 to 30 total statewide from now until March.

During the same period last year, LFS resettled 224 in September, 140 in October and 512 between Nov 1. and March 31.

In 2016, Nebraska accepted 1,441 refugees, becoming the nation’s top refugee resettlement state per capita.

Karen Parde, Nebraska’s refugee resettlement coordinator, said at Wednesday’s meeting that refugee resettlement numbers are “very much down.”

[….]

“We need to re-look at how we do our business,” Parde said. “It’s going to be a very small year.”

What she means by that is that they receive their funding on a per head basis.  Each NEW refugee is a paying client who comes with federal money attached.  No new clients means dwindling income and that means staff reductionsTheir whole “business” has been built on a house of cards!

See my Nebraska archive by clicking here.

Concerned citizens in Nebraska are encouraged to pin down Republican Senator Ben Sasse. Is he all for bringing in cheap immigrant labor and more Democrat voters?  

 

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Muslim refugees, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, The Opposition, What you can do, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 10 Comments »

Refugee lobbying consortium hires Podesta Group

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 2, 2017

The Refugee Council USA, a group of ‘non-profits’, it is revealed, paid Podesta $100,000 to influence Congress.  Was that your taxpayer dollars they used?

RCUSA the lobbying arm of the nine federal resettlement contractors*** and the same group that marched for CAIR in Washington recently hired the lobbying firm—Podesta Group-–to influence certain Senators to continue their advocacy for refugee resettlement/immigration reform and to get Congress to give them more payola!

For all of the members of RCUSA see this post.

 

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Rubio and Graham, two of the Senators the Podesta Group was hired to keep on the Open Borders (more refugees!) bandwagon by supplying them with talking points to counter YOU!

This news is a shocker and an indication that the refugee industry is much sleazier than I dreamed even after ten years of following their maneuvers to change America by changing the people.

 

Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart has uncovered an internal agreement (between the group that carries the name of Clinton’s campaign manager and also includes someone in its leadership that came from the Jeb Bush team) that is simply stunning.

For those of you working (on your own dime and your own time) in small ‘pockets of resistance’ in your local communities, look what you are up against!

But take heart! Things may be unraveling and maybe the swamp is starting to be drained after all! 

(If you missed it, check out giant foreign meatpacker paying the Lutherans for help with supplying cheap and compliant refugee labor, here.)

Here are Leahy’s opening paragraphs:

The lobbying arm of the refugee resettlement industry hired the Podesta Group earlier this year to deliver “talking points” that provide “cover” to Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and other pro-amnesty Republican members of Congress when discussing the issue of refugee resettlement with the media and other Republicans.

The Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), the “trade organization” of refugee resettlement agencies who receive almost all of their funding from the federal government, paid the Podesta Group $100,000 to lobby Congress in 2017, according to Open Secrets.

RCUSA describes itself as “a coalition of 25 U.S.-based non-governmental organizations . . . dedicated to refugee protection, welcome, and excellence in the U.S. refugee resettlement program.”

The Podesta Group “can help RCUSA develop messaging that concedes the political dynamic that gave rise to the [Trump Executive Order reducing refugee arrivals and increasing vetting], that acknowledges the felt security risk, and that reframes its core asks in a way that does not alienate Republicans but gives them an incentive to collaborate,” the proposal submitted by the Podesta Group in March of this year to the RCUSA for the engagement stated….. (See Breitbart for those snips.)

Leahy continues:

“Our primary targets will be Republicans–and some key Democrats who work well across the aisle–who sit on committees of jurisdiction and whose responsibilities include refugee and asylum policies,” the proposal added.

[….]

Targets specifically identified in the proposal included, among others, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), all on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Now check out the proposal from Podesta.  This (screenshot) paragraph interested me.  Gotta keep the federal money flowing to the refugee contractors (that is why the focus on the Appropriations Committee):

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RCUSA has a rotating chair, recently it was headed by Anastasia Brown then with the USCCB, earlier Melanie Nezer of HIAS.  I always assumed the funding came from each member group. This paragraph suggests that RCUSA (a special interest lobbying group) gets money directly from the US Treasury via the Appropriations process. Could that be true?

 

Continue reading here, this is so juicy!

I can’t emphasize this enough!  Rather than being discouraged by the money and power lining up against you (as this news shows), in ‘Pockets of Resistance’ you are making great headway in educating your fellow citizens about this secretive and sleazy process called refugee resettlement!  Don’t give up now!

With a slowdown in refugee arrivals and thus a slowdown in payments from the Treasury to these contractors, the system (keep fingers crossed!) may be on the verge of self-destructing.

***These are the nine federal refugee contractors that make-up the core of the Refugee Council USA.  We have written about RCUSA often, click here.  In addition to their march for CAIR and more Muslim migration to America recently, here is another recent mention.  As I reported just two days ago, they alerted the contractors to NOT give out R & P Abstracts (plans for resettlement to your towns and cities) to taxpaying citizens.

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