The federal resettlement contractor, one of nine***—Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society—crows about their pro-refugee political advocacy campaign in a recent blog post on their website.
In North Carolina, Local Advocacy Trainings Boost Action for Refugees
It is maddening isn’t it that the refugee industry is rolling in (foreign) money to promote more refugees for your towns, cities, states, but take heart and consider that grassroots efforts by patriots to educate the public about the downside of too much immigration in places like Minnesota (without funding for advocacy training by rich Brits) is having an impact as I said here the other day.
HIAS making plans for North Carolina…..
This below is most of what HIAS says about their community organizing (advocacy training!) and the source of their new-found funds:
As the United States’ life-saving refugee program continues to slow down—with just over 12,000 refugees welcomed to this country more than seven months into a fiscal year in which 45,000 refugees should be able to find welcome—communities across the country are standing up and speaking out.
Through public demonstrations, direct assistance and urgent advocacy, Americans from Westchester County to Los Angeles, to Washington, D.C., are making the case for resettling refugees at a level that is both proportionate to the global crisis and in line with the United States’ capacity, history and values.
This week in North Carolina, dozens of interfaith advocates joined two trainings in Charlotte and Durham in order to build upon the local efforts already underway to preserve the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
The trainings, which were facilitated by HIAS, were made possible by the generous support of The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) and 2017 Genesis Prize Laureate Anish Kapoor.
In January, GPF and Kapoor announced grants to five prominent NGOs, including HIAS, totaling $1 million, and followed up in March with an additional $100,000 challenge grant to HIAS.
Go here and see that another Brit, David Miliband (International Rescue Committee) received some of the ‘prize’ too for community organizing in America. They have already screwed up the UK and now they want to screw up America!
Beginning in North Carolina, HIAS is utilizing the Genesis grants to strengthen the capacity of local leaders in communities across America to advocate in support of immigrants and refugees.
In Charlotte, more than 30 individuals, including Marsha Hirsch, executive director of HIAS’ local resettlement partner Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency (CRRA), and several members of her staff, gathered at Temple Beth El on Sunday, April 29, to network and deepen their skills in in advocating effectively for refugees.
“You are all already doing such incredible work to welcome refugees and immigrants,” Merrill Zack, HIAS’ Senior Director for Community Engagement, told the group. “By partnering more closely together in our collective advocacy, we have the opportunity to move the needle at a really critical juncture.”
Representatives of the Jewish Community Refugee Initiative (JCRI), the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice, Carolina Jews for Justice (CJJ) and the Refugee Congress were also in attendance.
Go here to learn more—they have placed many links in their story and I’m too lazy to put them all in!
*** The contractors!
I post the contractor list almost every day because I want new readers to know exactly who is responsible for driving the US Refugee Admissions Program (in addition to the UN!).
The number in parenthesis is the percentage of the nine VOLAGs’ income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees, line them up with (low paying) jobs in food production and cleaning hotel rooms, and get them signed up for their services (welfare)! From most recent accounting, here.
- Church World Service (CWS) (71%)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) (secular)(93%)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) (99.5%)
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) (57%)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC) (secular) (66.5%)
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) (secular) (98%)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) (97%)
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) (97%)
- World Relief Corporation (WR) (72.8%)