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)

Rutland Firster shows it is possible to defeat mayors who secretively work with federal refugee contractors

I’ve been talking a lot about mayors (and councils) lately because I believe that we can’t count on the DC swamp being drained anytime soon.  Our focus should be close to home and making sure local elected officials aren’t working secretively with big businesses and federal agencies and their contractors to change America (your town) … Continue reading Rutland Firster shows it is possible to defeat mayors who secretively work with federal refugee contractors

Rutland, VT mayor defeated over his plan to seed city with Syrian refugees

“[W]hat happened here in Rutland….should be used as a template for the rest of country!” Don Cioffi (Rutland First!) It wasn’t only the plan—there are lots of mayors pushing for refugees to be placed in their towns—but it was the way he went about it that riled citizens there in VERMONT, of all places! Thanks … Continue reading Rutland, VT mayor defeated over his plan to seed city with Syrian refugees

Rutland, VT mayoral contest focuses on candidates who could best heal rift over refugees

One of the things I came to see in my travels around America last summer is that mayors in many cities with refugees, or about to get refugees, seemed to be quietly (so as not to tip off citizen critics) working behind the scenes for the federal pro-refugee resettlement contractors, and/or the businesses looking for … Continue reading Rutland, VT mayoral contest focuses on candidates who could best heal rift over refugees

Refugee contractor may have exaggerated numbers in letter promoting Rutland, VT resettlement

Every one of you working in your local communities and questioning plans for either expanding the number of refugees in your city or where new sites are planned, pay attention!  Do what this housing authority member did—don’t take the contractors word on the economic benefits that refugees supposedly bring to your town or city. I’ve … Continue reading Refugee contractor may have exaggerated numbers in letter promoting Rutland, VT resettlement

First Syrians to Rutland, VT in direct challenge to Donald Trump

The US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) said in a press release in recent days that they were going ahead with their plans to open an office in Rutland, VT for the purpose of placing 100 Syrians (the first 100!) in the city where those plans have drawn heated controversy since last spring. Throwing … Continue reading First Syrians to Rutland, VT in direct challenge to Donald Trump

More on Rutland: Refugee resettlement is about (your) money

It’s hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money that goes towards transitioning the refugees. In Rutland, VT the controversy about whether to bring mostly Syrian refugees to the city in the coming months continues to simmer. The brakes are on right now, as we told you here and here recently, because the federal contractors … Continue reading More on Rutland: Refugee resettlement is about (your) money

Rutland, VT: More secret exchanges revealed by Judicial Watch FOIA

Why should citizens have to use freedom of information act requests to find out how the federal government and its refugee contractors are planning to change the demographics (and the culture!) of hundreds of American towns and cities? Here is more news on ‘secret Saturday’ (see Hillary secret speeches) about how the Open Borders Left … Continue reading Rutland, VT: More secret exchanges revealed by Judicial Watch FOIA

US State Department shoving refugees down their throats in Rutland, VT

After months and months of meetings and angry protests, the US State Department has decided to ignore the controversy and begin sending refugees to Rutland before the end of the year. Just a reminder that the DOS told Senator Sessions subcommittee yesterday that they haven’t decided how many of the 110,000 refugees Obama wants admitted … Continue reading US State Department shoving refugees down their throats in Rutland, VT

Rutland, VT mayor takes his refugee promotion show on the road to rural upstate New York

If you live in New York’s North Country, beware, because the great minds at the Adirondack North Country Association have invited Mayor Christopher Louras down from Rutland to tell them all about how to best get some refugees for themselves (for your towns!). I’m sure the folks in Rutland will be tickled to see what … Continue reading Rutland, VT mayor takes his refugee promotion show on the road to rural upstate New York