Rutland controversy exposes important information about abstracts and the plans for your town

It is with the deepest gratitude to the citizen activists in Rutland, VT that we are bringing you a broader understanding of the process by which your town is ‘chosen’ to become a new ‘welcoming’ resettlement site. Many of you have gotten your R & P Abstracts for FY2017 and we dissected one here last … Continue reading Rutland controversy exposes important information about abstracts and the plans for your town

Find out who is in charge of refugee resettlement in your state…

….because knowledge is power! This is a very cool resource which I had never seen.  Reader Tomasrose sent it after I wrote this post on obtaining your R & P Abstracts. I had been using this list to find refugee subcontractors and another list, this one, to find state refugee coordinators, but here the Office … Continue reading Find out who is in charge of refugee resettlement in your state…

Michigan: Do we see a new trick by the US State Department to keep information from citizens?

For new readers, and for seasoned activists too, we have been telling you for several years to obtain your R & P Abstracts for your city. The R & P Abstract (Reception and Placement Abstract) is prepared by your local resettlement agencies each year in advance of the new fiscal year which begins October 1 (we … Continue reading Michigan: Do we see a new trick by the US State Department to keep information from citizens?

Refugee lobbying consortium hires Podesta Group

The Refugee Council USA, a group of ‘non-profits’, it is revealed, paid Podesta $100,000 to influence Congress.  Was that your taxpayer dollars they used? RCUSA the lobbying arm of the nine federal resettlement contractors*** and the same group that marched for CAIR in Washington recently hired the lobbying firm—Podesta Group-–to influence certain Senators to continue … Continue reading Refugee lobbying consortium hires Podesta Group

Former refugee contractor CEO: America needs refugees to teach us how to love one another

Stephen Bauman, a former CEO of World Relief, one of nine federal resettlement contractors*** (paid by the head to place refugees in towns that are kept in the dark about the resettlement process) was speaking to an interfaith gathering in North Carolina recently when he said some annoying things. The one that really got me … Continue reading Former refugee contractor CEO: America needs refugees to teach us how to love one another

Nashua, NH welcomed Rohingya refugee now jailed for allegedly touching little girls

We’ve reported on the case of  Mohammod Rafique here and here, but we are learning more details about the case and a controversial vote that shows the mayor of Nashua and some of his aldermen swallowed the propaganda from Welcoming America and designated Nashua as a welcoming city just one year ago. See here. Once … Continue reading Nashua, NH welcomed Rohingya refugee now jailed for allegedly touching little girls

Each of you must get the planning documents and attend refugee “consultations”

You are going to get so sick of hearing this from me! Reader Paul reminded me again of this quote by David Gergen reported in the NY Times in 1993, here. I’m taking my cue from Richard Nixon! What Nixon advised is likely the single most important thing that you can do to bring attention … Continue reading Each of you must get the planning documents and attend refugee “consultations”