Refugee Resettlement Watch

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.

7 Responses to “Refugee lobbying consortium hires Podesta Group”

  1. michellefromsandiego said

    You can get more than a screenshot:

    According to the wayback machine now at the Library of Congress, https://web.archive.org/web/20171101224546/https://www.scribd.com/document/363211514/PG-Proposal-to-RCUSA-March-2017
    was saved yesterday at Wed, 01 Nov 2017 22:45:46 GMT (why: archiveitdigitalcollection, archiveitpartners)

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  2. They won’t have to do much lobbying with Rubio. He is weak and has show a little too much sympathy to the illegals, in my opinion. He is the epitome of the snake-in-the-grass Republican, who will sell us out in an instant if money or votes are at stake.

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  3. we definitely need a change of business here….CLOSE IT ALL DOWN NOW………………………………
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  4. TwoLaine said

    Did you catch Tucker last night?

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  5. tomasrose said

    This is an incredible story. Note that the volags cannot use government money to hire lobbyists. They appeal to congregation and community for money and THAT money goes straight to the lobbyists. (Of course they may also use government money for lobbyists since it cannot be tracked.).

    Address and other contact info for the volags is here:

    https://www.acf.hhs.gov/orr/resource/national-voluntary-agency-directory

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