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Episcopal Migration Ministries might be dropped from federal refugee program

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 21, 2018

But so might seven other refugee contractors?

Before you get too excited….

…..there must be an error in this report, but I am posting it just to see if we can get the truth shaken loose.

When I first started writing this blog in 2007 there were ten federal resettlement contractors that monopolized all refugee placement in the US, but the number dropped to nine and has remained there ever since. The nine are listed below.***

Earlier we learned that Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) was as much as 99.5% funded by you (taxpayers!) for their charitable good works for refugees. So it would be no surprise to learn that they would be one of the federal resettlement contractors dropped by the US State Department as the Trump administration slows the flow of paying clients to the US.

By the way, when the present Refugee Admissions Program was set up, it was supposed to be a public-private partnership, but over the years the private funds dwindled as they became more dependent on public money (aka taxpayer dollars).

The headline for the story which is mostly about Episcopal Church business is this:

Executive Council passes budget, grants diocesan waivers, praises work of Episcopal Migration Ministries

A few paragraphs into the Episcopal News Service story we learn this:

Robertson EMM

The Rev. Charles Robertson predicts EMM will be cut off from refugee contracts. “We are prepared for the worst.”


Members of Executive Council also received briefings from church officers and staff members during the week, including a bleak assessment of the future of the church’s refugee resettlement work from the Rev. Charles Robertson, the presiding bishop’s canon for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church.

Episcopal Migration Ministries, one of nine agencies with federal contracts to resettle refugees in the United States, expects to learn in the coming weeks if its contract will be renewed, at a time when the Trump administration has dramatically reduced the number of refugees being resettled. The odds are not in Episcopal Migration Ministries’ favor, Robertson told Executive Council’s Ministry Beyond the Episcopal Church Committee.

Could seven be given the boot?

“If we were going to bet on it, we’d bet we’re not going to make the cut,” Robertson said. He predicted only two of the nine would receive contracts. Though unlikely, he said it is still possible Episcopal Migration Ministries will be one of the two.

I’m thinking that the reporter got that wrong and meant to say that ‘seven of the nine would receive contracts.’  If it is true that seven would be cut, that would be earth-shaking news.

Episcopal News Service continued….

Later that afternoon, Robertson gave a sobering outlook on Episcopal Migration Ministries’ future to the committee on Ministry Beyond the Episcopal Church.

“We are prepared for the worst,” Robertson said – the worst being the end of Episcopal Migration Ministries’ contract to continue the resettlement work it has done for the federal government since the 1980s.


emm partner map

EMM’s interactive partners map. Go here to see if one of their offices is near you: 


The U.S. Department of State announced Sept. 17 that it would lower the ceiling to just 30,000 refugees for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, down from a ceiling of 85,000 just two years ago. And that 30,000 is just the upper limit, Robertson stressed. The actual number of refugees to be welcomed into the United States likely will be much lower.

Episcopal Migration Ministries once oversaw 31 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses, but that number has dwindled to 14 affiliates in 12 dioceses. With even fewer refugees to resettle, the federal government isn’t expected to keep all nine of its contracted agencies, Robertson said, and Episcopal Migration Ministries, though well equipped to do that work, is one of the smaller of the nine.

Even in the worst-case scenario, however, Episcopal Migration Ministries will remain an important part of the Episcopal Church’s outreach efforts. If the resettlement work ends, the agency may find other ways to support refugees and, possibly, other immigrants, Robertson said. He estimated it would take about a year to fully realize that new vision for the agency.

More here.

I wonder what the loss of millions of federal dollars will do to the church.  I once had a reader, knowledgeable about the budget of the Episcopal Church, tell me that some of the refugee dollars went to other programs, however we were never able to confirm that.

By the way, there likely won’t be any tears shed by the remaining contractors since the nine have been competitors as they ‘bid for bodies!’



***Below are the nine federal refugee resettlement contractors.

I realize I haven’t posted this list for twelve whole days!

The present US Refugee Admissions Program will never be reformed if the system of paying the contractors by the head stays in place and the contractors are permitted to act as Leftwing political agitation groups, community organizers and lobbyists paid on our dime!  

And, to add insult to injury they pretend it is all about ‘humanitarianism.’

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees into your towns and cities and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)!  And, get them registered to vote eventually!

From my most recent accounting, here.  However, please see that Nayla Rush at the Center for Immigration Studies has done an update of their income, as has James Simpson at the Capital Research Center!

10 Responses to “Episcopal Migration Ministries might be dropped from federal refugee program”

  1. I hope there is not mistake in the report!


  2. Maggie Martin said

    A great replacement mission for their cause is to convert all those muslims they seeded in our country to another belief system..preferably Christianity.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Paul Rain said

    Any Christian should welcome this.

    We need to excise this corruption from our church hierarchies and leave this to the three explicitly Jewish groups.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. paleodrone said

    Whatever happened to separation of Choich~n~State – they are greedy and hit the pocketbooks all the time, thru both tax dollars, tax exemption and soaking private donors. The Episcopalians with the felt flags and oppression services across from my daughter’s public elementary school was always making its way into her backpack with donation for refugee marathons that were neverending. Some came up from El Salvador and I swear they never left and I got the same $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ shameless and harpy brochures and memos stuffed in her sack.

    No one salivates like these tax deductible nightmares. We need RAID.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Reblogged this on islamnewworldorder and commented:
    The more I hear about the Episcopalian church over the years the more I think they are nothing but just another leftist terrorist group, maybe “soft” terrorist group.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Judith Wylie said

    My computer is acting up, so I may seem too brief, but can you PLEASE REPLY PROMPTLY: what is current amt. paid per refugee to agency; is the agency still allowed to keep 45% of the pmt. for themselves? JW



    • Ann Corcoran said

      Last I heard it was about $2,250 and the contractor could keep half. But that isn’t all of it. There are myriad grant programs at the Office of Refugee Resettlement where they receive millions each year in addition to the per head payment.


  7. Robert K Pavlick said

    You see, Jesus instructed his followers to be generous with THEIR OWN MONEY ! He DID NOT instruct them to set up government programs and then be fully reimbursed or even make money off of programs funded by by the Roman People, who did not necessarily accept or share the viewpoints of the early Christians.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. John Sween said

    Why isn’t the ACLU and all the other “antigod” groups throwing fits and lawsuits over Taxpayers funding of these RELIGIOUS groups? They sure do over funding in any form to schools or feeding homeless People.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ann Corcoran said

      When I first started following this program in 2007, I wondered that myself. But, the ACLU never touches this because they want more immigrants and refugees admitted to the US. So, to heck, with their supposed legal principles! They are hard Lefties first and foremost!

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