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Tennessee: World Relief accused of not taking care of their refugees

Posted on June 14, 2017

When refugees were initially being placed in the county where I live (now more than 10 years ago), our community’s first impression was that the ‘Christian’ resettlement agency—the Virginia Council of Churches—was basically dropping off a couple hundred refugees, placing them in deplorable housing, and then not providing them with some of their basic needs. […]

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Nashville, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Leave a Comment »

Tennessee Senator Corker wants refugee program back to ‘normal’ ASAP

Posted on May 1, 2017

The Republican Senator from Tennessee might be called out-of-step with his constituents in his home state where the Tennessee legislature voted to sue the federal government over refugee resettlement and filed suit in March. (Waiting now for the Trump administration response to the lawsuit.) Over the Easter recess Corker went to Africa and declared that […]

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Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Trump | 14 Comments »

If SD governor willing to do this, why not take next step, join the Tennessee States’ rights case?

Posted on March 19, 2017

First, South Dakota is already a Wilson-Fish state which means a private non-profit group determines (along with the US State Department in Washington) how many refugees are placed in the state and where in the world they come from. Elected officials have little say over the process. In SD they are trying to get some […]

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Pockets of Resistance, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies | 1 Comment »

Tennessee files suit against federal government over cost to state of refugee program

Posted on March 14, 2017

It’s been a  long time coming, but yesterday, the State of Tennessee filed its Tenth Amendment case against the US Department of State and the Department of Health and Human Services over the issue of cost-shifting of the US Refugee Admissions Program to the states. Readers, this is big news! Here is Michael Patrick Leahy […]

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Nashville, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies | 6 Comments »

Utah, Tennessee seeing cuts in budget and staff as flow of refugees to US slows; it is their own fault!

Posted on February 25, 2017

Sorry to keep repeating myself, but someone once told me people have to hear things seven times before it sinks in. One side benefit of the Trump refugee slowdown (but 50,000 isn’t that low! as I explained here) is that the public is learning that the federal refugee contractors have failed to keep their end […]

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Nashville, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Trump, Who is going where | 3 Comments »

Tennessee lawsuit challenging refugee program could be filed by end of January, Kentucky may join

Posted on January 12, 2017

Faithful readers know that this is a long time in coming, but we now see movement with the legal challenge that has the best shot of success in pushing the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program toward reform. The case, to be litigated by the Thomas Moore Law Center after the Tennessee legislature voted to sue and […]

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Nashville, Pockets of Resistance, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | 3 Comments »

Tennessee’s Tenth Amendment case against federal Refugee Admissions Program is moving ahead!

Posted on October 25, 2016

Here is the breaking news from Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart: The Tennessee General Assembly has selected the Thomas More Law Center to represent the state in its lawsuit against the federal government over the resettlement of refugees in the Volunteer State. The Ann Arbor, Michigan based nonprofit public interest law firm made the announcement […]

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Big news! Tennessee AG allows 10th Amendment lawsuit to be filed against feds!

Posted on July 7, 2016

It has been a long time coming, but regular readers know that the Tennessee legislature voted earlier this year to file a lawsuit against the federal government’s refugee resettlement program being operated in the state as a so-called Wilson-Fish program. I’m not a lawyer and have no time to get into the weeds on the […]

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Posted in Nashville, Pockets of Resistance, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | 7 Comments »

Secrecy surrounds refugee program in Tennessee (your state too!)

Posted on June 25, 2016

This is an opinion piece published in The Tennessean yesterday and posted in its entirety here with permission from the author. Barnett is an expert on the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program and its history having followed its progression for literally two decades. From The Tennessean: Before the Refugee Act of 1980, refugee resettlement was the […]

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Nashville, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies | 12 Comments »

Testimony to the US State Department from Earl in Tennessee

Posted on June 3, 2016

Editor: Here comes another one! We haven’t seen them all yet!  I am still sorting my e-mail in search of the testimony you sent to the US State Department in response to the DOS request for public comment on the “size and scope” of the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program for FY2017. The day before the deadline […]

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Posted in Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Testimony for 5/19/2016 State Dept. citizen input | 3 Comments »