US has greatest number of asylum claims of any country in world, far surpassing Germany!

I’ve been warning that the US must not become Germany, but this morning I see that we are there already!  Before I give you the latest news about the numbers, you need to know that asylum is just another side of the refugee coin. The only difference is that, in the case of refugees we … Continue reading US has greatest number of asylum claims of any country in world, far surpassing Germany!

Rutland, Vermont refugee program officially dead (for now)

Since I’m on the subject of Vermont—see machete attacker is son of Somali refugee in my previous post. And, since I told you about the shake-up at USCRI (the federal refugee contractor in charge of Vermont) yesterday, I figured that you might want to know the latest from Rutland where a huge public battle over … Continue reading Rutland, Vermont refugee program officially dead (for now)

Long time refugee advocate and refugee agency CEO is gone

This isn’t exactly breaking news! Lavinia Limon stepped down as head of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) last October according to a statement by the head of its board of directors. However, it may not have been a voluntary retirement. Someone recently reported to me that she was “forced” out during a … Continue reading Long time refugee advocate and refugee agency CEO is gone

USCRI needs money now that President Trump has reduced the number of their paying clients

Just now I wrote about what happened in Rutland, VT this week where the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) lost their chief advocate for Syrian refugees, Mayor Christopher Louras, in a stunning mayoral election upset. And, I have been meaning to update readers on USCRI’s financials for some time, so this gives me … Continue reading USCRI needs money now that President Trump has reduced the number of their paying clients

Revolving door between government agency and its contractors finally being exposed!

Michael Patrick Leahy writing at Breitbart has put pen to paper and pulled together some of the facts about how the refugee resettlement industry is in an incestuous arrangement between agencies that dole out your tax dollars and the contractors that receive them.  If this isn’t illegal it should be! The arrangement is unethical at … Continue reading Revolving door between government agency and its contractors finally being exposed!

US won’t make Syrian resettlement goal this year say refugee contractors

This is a strange turn of events.  For the last couple of months we have been told (repeatedly) that the Obama Administration is on target to get its 10,000 Syrian Muslims placed in your towns by September 30th (the end of fiscal year 2016). We were told Obama sent an army of people to the … Continue reading US won’t make Syrian resettlement goal this year say refugee contractors

GAO says Obama Office of Refugee Resettlement puts Unaccompanied Alien Children at risk

….and it puts you at risk because they are not being properly monitored! Update February 23: Here is a link to the critical GAO report. Hot off the press this morning is this Washington Post story about a GAO report released today that is highly critical of HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement’s care of the … Continue reading GAO says Obama Office of Refugee Resettlement puts Unaccompanied Alien Children at risk

Office of Refugee Resettlement not taking care of the alien “children”

Last week a Senate committee held a hearing that raked the Dept. of Health and Human Services over the coals because they did not make sure ‘unaccompanied alien children’ were not placed with human traffickers in the wake of the border invasion of 2014. Although an assistant secretary at HHS was grilled by the committee, … Continue reading Office of Refugee Resettlement not taking care of the alien “children”

Florida: Refugee contractors squabble over government boodle

I have to admit this is some great reporting at the Huffington Post. It adds considerable detail to a dispute we knew a little about, but more importantly it is a window into the ‘souls’ of the ‘humanitarian’ refugee contractors. We have been telling readers for years that resettling refugees, and in this case taking care … Continue reading Florida: Refugee contractors squabble over government boodle

Office of Refugee Resettlement threatens governors, says they can’t discriminate against Syrians

Looks like the ACLU and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) are on the same page. The way to solve the latest argument by the Obama Administration and the NO borders gang is to defund all refugee resettlement in the upcoming ‘omnibus’ and not single-out the Syrians for special treatment. First Reema (from Jeh Johnson) … Continue reading Office of Refugee Resettlement threatens governors, says they can’t discriminate against Syrians