My recommendation to lawyers for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is to cool Linda Hartke’s presence in the media attacking the Trump administration.
Hartke, CEO of LIRS, is embroiled in internal problems at one of the largest US resettlement contracting agencies where reportedly lawyers for the Board of Directors have been brought in to set the ship right.
See recent posts here, here and here. In that last post we listed, see that LIRS has signed a contract with a giant foreign-owned meatpacking company (JBS Swift) to help facilitate their use of refugee labor. They also signed a contract with Tyson Foods.
Here she is working with Mr. Chobani’s foundation. Bringing in a little chump-change to add to the millions of tax dollars they get every year.
Biting the hand that feeds her!
LIRS is 96% funded by taxpayers, so here she is taking a whack at Stephen Miller, a chief White House aide to President Trump.
The story that appeared in my alerts today (although it is from last month and I missed it) is entitled:
‘Trump’s Wall Isn’t Up Yet, But Stephen Miller Is Still Shrinking Immigration’
It reports on a comment by Hartke published in the Washington Post, here.
“Within the administration there are a number of key players who are just looking for every opportunity, every program . . . every administrative or regulatory leeway they have to restrict entry into the United States,” said Linda Hartke, president and chief executive of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, which resettles refugees.
Even as they fight court orders seeking to halt parts of Trump’s immigration agenda, Sessions, White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and other key players are finding ways to shrink the immigration system. Miller was an aide to Sessions before both men joined the administration; in less than a year, their immigration policy prescriptions have moved from the realm of think-tank wish lists to White House executive orders.
Dear Mr. Miller, if you are reading this, I know where you can shrink even more!
Defund the middlemen contractors, which are attacking the administration in the media on a daily basis! Start with LIRS which has some financial funny business going on with its federal grants right now anyway!
And, readers, I’ll say it every chance I get. There will be no real reform of the US Refugee Admissions Program until the nine Leftwing community activist contractors*** are removed from the federal payroll.
***Below are the nine that monopolize all refugee placement in America. Every week they sit down with the US State Department and divvy-up the incoming UN-chosen refugee cases and decide which towns and cities will be forced to welcome them.
Federal contractors/middlemen/lobbyists/community organizers paid by you to place refugees in your towns and cities. Because their income is largely dependent on taxpayer dollars based on the number of refugees admitted to the US, the only way for real reform of how the US admits refugees is to remove the contractors from the process.
- Church World Service (CWS)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) (secular)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC) (secular)
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) (secular)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- World Relief Corporation (WR)