No statutory authority underpinning refugee program in so-called Wilson-Fish states

The Refugee Act of 1980 does permit a state to withdraw from the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program, but here is the catch: Back in 1984 Congress passed an amendment to the act that was then completely abused by the bureaucrats in the federal government who did not want to stop sending refugees to those states.  … Continue reading No statutory authority underpinning refugee program in so-called Wilson-Fish states

Important radio program tomorrow a.m. on Wilson-Fish states lawsuit!

Broadcast from Nashville, Tennessee, but can be heard on-line. We told you about the hunt for a brave governor willing to defend the Constitution here last Thursday.  The hunt continues. States like Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and others, CAN stop refugee resettlement in their states. In case you haven’t seen the article, Breitbart reported last week, … Continue reading Important radio program tomorrow a.m. on Wilson-Fish states lawsuit!

Are you in a Wilson-Fish state?

In so-called Wilson-Fish states the federal refugee resettlement program completely leaves out state elected officials and is run exclusively between the feds and a non-profit resettlement contractor (Volag). That means that Catholic Charities among others is choosing who comes to your state/how many, and thus who you will educate and otherwise care for with your … Continue reading Are you in a Wilson-Fish state?

Kentucky, a Wilson-Fish state, has had its share of negative refugee news

Update June 1:  More negative news—refugee charged with ripping off resettlement contractor and a whole lot more, here. Kentucky isn’t the largest of the refugee resettlement states but falls within the top 20 for the number of refugees it receives.  In a recent 5 year period—2006-2011—Kentucky resettled 7,883 refugees making it the 17th largest resettlement … Continue reading Kentucky, a Wilson-Fish state, has had its share of negative refugee news

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…

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

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

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

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

When governors withdraw their state from the Refugee Admissions Program, that is not the end of it!

When governors withdraw their state from the Refugee Admissions Program, that is not the end of it! When governors withdraw their state from the Refugee Admissions Program, that is not the end of it! When governors withdraw their state from the Refugee Admissions Program, that is not the end of it! When governors withdraw their … Continue reading When governors withdraw their state from the Refugee Admissions Program, that is not the end of it!

Article explains why Texas withdrawal from Refugee Program may benefit resettlement in state (in long run)

For everyone getting excited about governors withdrawing from the Refugee Admissions Program, please take a breath. The feds will simply pick a non-profit refugee contractor to run the program unless the governor takes the second step and that is, after being declared a Wilson-Fish state, he or she joins the Tennessee Tenth Amendment case prepared … Continue reading Article explains why Texas withdrawal from Refugee Program may benefit resettlement in state (in long run)

Major states’ rights battle shaping up, if only the governors understood it!

The other day we reported that the Texas governor withdrew the state from the FEDERAL Refugee Admissions Program (RAP) and some of you gave a sigh of relief (prematurely). The federal government’s Office of Refugee Resettlement wasted no time in informing Texas that you will be a so-called ‘Wilson-Fish’ state.  I suspect other states that … Continue reading Major states’ rights battle shaping up, if only the governors understood it!