Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service trying to raise $5 million from private funding sources

It’s about time! And, if they raise $5 million privately this year it will be an all-time high for the CEO Linda Hartke who took the reins in 2010 of a refugee contractor that is on average 95% taxpayer funded. As the refugee numbers decline under Trump, LIRS, like all of the nine contractors*** are … Continue reading Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service trying to raise $5 million from private funding sources

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service “cautiously hopeful” refugee ceiling will return to 110,000

I’m actually stunned that they think that the Trump Administration could be forced by a judge (or two judges) to shoot for a refugee “ceiling” number set by Obama for a year he would no longer be President. For the zillionth time, even if Obama was  still in the White House there is no legal … Continue reading Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service “cautiously hopeful” refugee ceiling will return to 110,000

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is 95% funded by taxpayers

It has been awhile since I had a look at Form 990s for the nine federal resettlement contractors, so I thought over this weekend I would re-examine their financials especially because I want you all to focus on the fact that it is the Republicans in Congress who have the power to slow the flow … Continue reading Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is 95% funded by taxpayers

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service bringing refugees/other migrants to Washington to lobby

They will surely be asking for more refugees and more taxpayer goodies, and you are most likely paying for this three-day shindig.   This is just a reminder of how organized they are as they work day and night to plant immigrant ‘seedlings’ in your towns and cities.  This event will also train participants to go … Continue reading Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service bringing refugees/other migrants to Washington to lobby

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services is looking for a Washington lobbyist

This is nothing new, refugee agencies hiring lobbyists.  They need to keep advocating in DC for more refugees, more taxpayer funding for their programs and to promote amnesty for illegal aliens.   That’s all well and good, but they are likely using your taxpayer money to pay for their lobbyist!  Is it stimulous money?   I sure … Continue reading Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services is looking for a Washington lobbyist

Industry news: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services President to resign Tuesday

Although this is probably not news for most insiders in the refugee resettlement industry, we just learned about it yesterday.    Ralston H. Deffenbaugh Jr who had been President of one of the largest of the monopolistic  Top Ten federal government contracting resettlement agencies since 1991 said back in April, here, that he was resigning with some gobbledegook … Continue reading Industry news: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services President to resign Tuesday

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services calls for reform and more funding for refugee program

In a letter posted on LIRS website, Ralston Deffenbaugh, LIRS President, and Annie Wilson, LIRS Executive Vice President, call for reform of the refugee resettlement program in the wake of an economic downturn that is making employment of refugees a near impossibility in many cities across the US.   I wonder if they are worrying too about … Continue reading Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services calls for reform and more funding for refugee program

How more of your money flows out of Washington to non-profit groups that ‘help’ immigrants and refugees

The grant program is known as the ‘Ethnic Community Self-help Program’ run out of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (HHS). At one point I followed their activities closely and began a file on it, see here, but too much breaking news pushed the subject to the back burner. First, as you know, nine federal … Continue reading How more of your money flows out of Washington to non-profit groups that ‘help’ immigrants and refugees

US refugee resettlement contractors surviving for now on “leftover” federal dollars

We reported recently that the nine federally-funded non-profit groups that have monopolized all resettlement in the US for the last decade (some of them for three decades) will see their numbers diminished as the President continues reducing refugee resettlement. By becoming almost completely dependent on federal dollars, they built a house of cards. In this … Continue reading US refugee resettlement contractors surviving for now on “leftover” federal dollars

Episcopal Migration Ministries might be dropped from federal refugee program

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 … Continue reading Episcopal Migration Ministries might be dropped from federal refugee program