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State Department considering not renewing contracts with all nine resettlement agencies

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 22, 2018

That headline is the important takeaway from this story at NorthJersey.com.

Although largely built around the demise of a recently established resettlement site—Newark! Newark! Yes, Catholic Charities was gearing up to place impoverished third worlders in Newark—the long article is pretty informative.

Newark catholic charities

My first thought: So they have run out of poor Americans in Newark.

It begins with a whinefest about all the used clothes and furnishings the new office had collected for the needy people they planned to welcome to the city.

I’m sure you will have the same reaction as I did—what! No poor people in Newark who could use these items!

Why are foreign poor people so much more deserving (and attractive) than our own poor and homeless?

 

Here are a few snips from the story:

Pillows and bedding were stacked against a wall, while pots, pans, dishware and cleaning supplies spilled from boxes in rows of overloaded bookcases. In two other rooms, piles of folded clothing, shoes and toys shared space with hand-me-down sofas and dressers.

Sandra Fils glanced around the basement of the office building in Cranford and wondered if the donated items would ever find a home. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark had collected them as it prepared to welcome dozens of refugees — a wave that has failed to materialize.

“Right now, we don’t have refugees,” said Fils, division director of workforce Development at Catholic Charities. “We are basically not doing the work that we are dedicated and committed to do.”

[….]

So far this year, fewer than 7,000 refugees have been let into the United States, of whom just 48 settled in New Jersey, according to the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. With less funding and fewer clients, refugee agencies are now scaling back their operations and relying more heavily on community support to keep their offices afloat. Some are shutting down local offices.

This month, less than two years after the Newark Catholic Charities office started its refugee resettlement effort, employees learned that the program would be shutting down.

What a difference a couple of years (and an election) make!

Back in the closing years of the Obama Administration, the US State Department was creating new resettlement sites at a rapid pace—over 40 were in various stages of the planning process—and we were scrambling to try to figure out where they were because secrecy has always been the watchword of the program.

The article goes on to report the dramatic drop in numbers of refugees arriving, then this….

The big news!

Leaders of the refugee agencies worry about even more severe cuts in the fall, when the new fiscal year begins. The State Department has said that it will not renew contracts with some of the nine agencies*** that resettle refugees in the United States, a blow for faith and charity-based groups that have been serving refugees for decades. Officials have not indicated which agencies will lose contracts.

In this next paragraph we see that reporter Hannan Adely has done her homework.

Rarely do you see information on taxpayer-provided payments to the mostly ‘religious’ charities that contract with the government. In fact, seeing this information provided to the public is one of the big changes I’ve noticed since I began writing RRW in 2007.

Resettlement agencies receive $2,125 for initial costs like rent, security deposits and furnishings for each person they assist. Other support programs are funded with state and private grants and donations.  [Private grants are very small compared to federal grants.—ed]

As the resettlement contractor placing the largest share of refugees in to your towns and cities, the Catholic Bishops/Catholic Charities are surely now taking the greatest hit to their budget.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ migration and refugee services department resettles around 30 percent of all refugees who arrive in the country each year. It has already closed nine resettlement sites and 11 more are at risk in the coming year, said a spokesman, Mike Priceman.

There is much more here.

 

*** These are the nine federal contractors that have monopolized refugee resettlement in the US, some for decades!  Which one (or more than one?) will get the ax?

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)!  From most recent accounting, here.

If you are wondering, I post this list every chance I get because we have new readers daily and because I want all of you to know that for reform to be possible these nine fake non-profits have to go.

6 Responses to “State Department considering not renewing contracts with all nine resettlement agencies”

  1. As a Catholic who attends Mass weekly and has most of my life, this is enough to drive you crazy. How dare these bishops take money for filling up our nation with potential enemy combatants. It’s like the last 1000 years of Islamic history never happened. These men could care less about the indigenous populations they are working so hard to replace with Muslims. They have destroyed Europe, but there’s money to be made. Hirelings! Traitors!

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  2. Excellent. NONE of these contracts should be renewed. We are not interested in bringing (and PAYING for) the world’s poor to support. WE have 20 million GD illegals we are trying to THROW OUT, we do not need to import more poverty, we’ve got plenty already from the corrupt jackasses we have now.

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  3. Mickey S. said

    How about serving the poor American citizens first and stop this nonsense of allowing everyone under the sun in our Country to take from those of us who have been born here? These agencies get rich and it is a lucrative business to bilk the American citizens when the American citizens can barely take care of their own families.

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  4. Oh Boo Hoo, Drat, wish I could play the violin for the groveling VOLAGS and wipe the tears with my baton hand as I grind out hearts and flowers to assuage their misery!
    The other good news, although a real stretch, was the rumor that Sinclair Broadcasting was floating the name of Judge Jeanne Pirro to replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Our new Secretary of State, Mike Pompeio, has hit the ground with a great attitude, essentially letting the wacked out Imams in Iran know that we are coming after their morally bankrupt country with a vengeance. I the name of, and support of their good Iranians.

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  5. TwoLaine said

    Hip! Hip! Hooray!

    DO IT!

    And they wonder why U.S. births are down, after the dismal failures of the last few administrations. They have bankrupted all of us and our grandchildren for “charity”.

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  6. don’r consider, just do it

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