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Imperial Beach, CA mayor withdraws from “Welcoming City” program

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 24, 2016

This just goes to show what a handful of citizens can do when they put their minds to it!  In California, no less! citizens learned that their mayor and council had signed a “Welcoming cities” proclamation last month.

Having none of it, the citizens pushed back and just yesterday, the Mayor rescinded the proclamation.  Hat tip: Brenda.

Here is one news story at KUSI News two days ago.

IMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) — The mayor of Imperial Beach is under attack. A small group of people are accusing him of inviting refugees with an official proclamation.

The mayor himself is a little shocked. He believes it’s a big misunderstanding.

It may be a laid back little beach town, but Imperial Beach suddenly finds itself in the middle of an international hot topic.

Last month, Mayor Serge Dedina issued a proclamation, declaring Imperial Beach to be a “Welcoming City.”

The “Welcoming Communities” program is an Obama initiative intended to resettle large numbers of refugees from Syria, the rest of the Middle East and Latin America in cities and towns across America as part of his “fundamental transformation.”

At the time, Mayor Dedina thought it was pretty harmless, but some people believe it goes deeper than that.

They’re suspicious that the words, “welcoming city,” is another way of saying, “sanctuary city.”

No sense wandering in the weeds regarding the definitions because for the average American it is pretty much the same thing!  Welcoming cities are sanctuary cities and vice versa.

Yesterday, the mayor put out this press release:

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Join ACT for America next week in Washington, DC

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 1, 2016

There could not be a more perfect time for you to attend the annual ACT for America Conference scheduled for September 6th and 7th in Washington, DC.

Brigitte Gabriel

Brigitte Gabriel: The time is now as Congress returns from a long summer break and addresses the funding for Obama’s last refugee wish list.

Hear from Brigitte Gabriel and a host of important speakers on the topic of immigration, refugee resettlement and the security threats we face from both.

ACT is the only national grassroots organization that puts reform of the Refugee Program as a top priority!

A very special guest will be Phil Haney, Department of Homeland Security whistleblower and author, who will speak on ‘Refugee Vetting: Is our security at risk?’

And, this is what Ms. Gabriel said in a recent e-mail recognizing the critical need to let Congress know now how you feel about the ever-expanding UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program and how it will impact you and your town.

This is an “all hands on deck” moment. Congress can decide to not fund those numbers or not. Congress can stop him.

[….]

Our counter voice needs to be heard. We need to show up in force and send a clear message to Congress. Not only NO but Hell NO to more unvetted refugees in America.

Due to this impending event [lobbying push by the advocates for 200,000 refugees for next year—ed] , we have dramatically slashed our national conference rate to our rock bottom cost of only $229/registration. We are doing all we can to have you with us. This is a crucial showdown between the patriots who love this country, and those who are trying to destroy it.

[….]

If you are not there, Congress will assume Americans don’t care. They will only hear the loud voices of our rivals and will assume we are perfectly OK with more refugees. This is why it is critical that we have you with us at ACTCON 2016 so we can tell Congress “NO” to Obama’s proposal.

Silence from those who oppose refugee resettlement is the same as support for them. This is the time when patriotic Americans must speak up.

I want to say that some of the hardest working, patriotic and most dedicated citizen activists I met on my 30-day tour of American communities facing refugee overload problems were the ACT for America members.

You have until tomorrow, September 2nd, midnight, to meet some of those great people in Washington!

Go here to register!

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News from Rutland, VT: A guest column by a Rutland firster!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 30, 2016

Editor: As regular readers know, Rutland, VT citizens are not taking kindly to a plan to resettle 100 Syrians in their town—a plan the mayor made in secrecy with a federal resettlement contractor.  For background, please click here for our Rutland archive. And, for future reference, this post is filed in our Comments worth noting/Guest posts category.

     With grateful appreciation to Ann Corcoran and Refugee Resettlement Watch, it is with pride and pleasure that I attempt, here, to provide you all with the saga of RUTLAND VERMONT, a struggling, proud community facing the importation of even more needy refugees when our welfare overload is choking us even now.

                                                         STRAIGHT TALK—–with Don Chioffi

                                 VERMONT’S AREA 51—THE SECRET RESETTLEMENT PROJECT

Rutland

     The proud, struggling city of Rutland, Vermont has been fighting against seemingly insurmountable odds to even get public information about the secret Refugee Resettlement Program since late April.  Here it is now in late August and we have no more information than in April, despite numerous FOIA requests.  The arrogance, impudence, and outright defiance by the USCRI, the secular agency responsible for this Refugee resettlement Program, with the compliant secret help of Mayor Chris Louras and his crony President of the Board of Aldermen, William Notte, would be more appropriately associated with some third world country, in fact it is headed by a woman that is, in fact, from one of those countries.  Amila Merdzandovic, one of Lavinia Limon’s dutiful henchman, has stonewalled, lied outright, and threatened even those in our own state government for releasing even the most pitiful of information to the citizens of our state and of Rutland, and our mayor vowed to reject a lawful petition submitted by his own citizens requesting a moratorium on this program until facts were forthcoming.

     Our three state senators from Rutland county, Peg Flory, Kevin Mullin, and Brian Collamore (all Republicans) have even tried to gain information from the State Health and Human Services  department and were met with the response that even HHS was not provided with the complete Application and Abstract, a document that is supposed to have the coordination and cooperation of state and local government bodies and the public prior to even being sent to the US State Department.  Our state senators were not even informed that this program was being instituted at the state level by our ultra liberal governor, Peter (lame duck) Shumlin.  They were also rebuffed by US Sen. Patrick Leahy, who, to date, has also refused to produce the documents.  It sure looks like all the Democrats at every level are closing ranks to protect the secrecy of these documents.

     The Application has all the back-up information concerning Rutland’s ability to sustain the number of refugees intended for resettlement during 2016 and forward.  Information on housing availability, law enforcement, medical capacity, social service capacity, the burgeoning drug problem in our community, the availability or lack of jobs in our community, and the severe drop in population over the last 15 years are all supposed to be in that document—-yet no one, I repeat, no one, has been able to see what has been put into that document as justification for hundreds and hundreds of refugees from a war torn country infested with terrorists being planted like seeds in our community.

Rutland meeting

Rutland City Treasurer, Wendy Wilton, shocks Rutland with a 35% tax increase prediction in 5 years if USCRI gets its way.

     Indeed, USCRI (US Committee for Refugees and immigrants) AND VRRP (Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program) have treated the refugees like a commodity, at around $4,000 each, that will sustain their own taxpayer funded VOLAG (90% government funding), while adamantly refusing to release Rutland’s own application data, which we the people cannot even therefore verify as being accurate and appropriate as justification for the settlement of hundreds of needy individuals into an already impoverished region with a staggering welfare load and severe unemployment or under employment problem.

     We, the people, constituted as RUTLAND FIRST, have been struggling on our own to do the research necessary to answer questions and develop information relative to this invasion of our community in the guise of “welcoming humanitarianism”.  We have been battling for four months now against the “welcome wagon” which has literally shut its eyes to the costs, the security challenges, and the lack of quality jobs in our region, while at the same time labeling us as racists, islamophobes, or any other vile descriptive adjective in their lexicon of “Global Worldspeak” that they can conjure up, including un-American.  This, in spite of the fact that our group boasts several retired and active service personnel who have fought for their country, professional leaders in the community, and active government personnel in both elective and appointed office in our community.

     So, yesterday, August 29th, RUTLAND FIRST conducted a forum to attempt to inform our local legislators, state senators, candidates for higher office, and also the general public. Attended by well over a hundred people, the dynamic presentation was riveting in its focus on facts.  That alone put it in great contrast to the so called forums presented by the Mayor and the settlement agencies, which characteristically were devoid of anything but emotional statements of support. Today the Rutland Herald had not one word on the dramatic presentation—but managed yet another full column welcoming editorial.

     Rutland City Treasurer, Wendy Wilton presented some pretty startling financial impact data, including the most shocking prediction based on present and future costs associated with these programs.  When she told the crowd there that based on her calculations, within five years City property taxpayers would be facing an increase of 35%, there were visible signs of multiple jaw dropping in the audience.  With a steadily declining population base in the City, the remaining property taxpayers have been facing the high tax burden with no signs of a break and an ever increasing unmet Pension Benefit obligation.  Recent comparative studies done by the city have shown that based on its population the number of city employees far exceeds other cities in Vermont.  The very dramatic decrease in population has not, however, been met with anywhere near such a proportional drop in personnel.

     Gary Shattuck, a local lawyer and a former prosecutor and investigator who worked for the US  Department of Justice in Kosovo and Iraq as a legal advisor, presented a pretty bleak picture of any prospect that Syrian Refugees could be properly vetted, citing many qualified opinions by high level US officials specifically stating that there is no empirical data base left in Syria with which to compare any biometric, historical, or verifiable sociometric information.  In other words, no matter what name they give the fact checkers, there is no data left in Syria to even check that name, let alone relatives, friends, operatives, or terrorists who may or may not have been associated with the applicant.  Shattuck spent substantial time and expertise setting up a system for vetting Iraq’s 850 judges and prosecutors following the breakdown of order in that country to determine if they were, in fact, friend or foe.

     David O’Brien, former VT Public Service Commissioner former director of the Rutland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) and presently a consultant in the Energy industry, presented some economic data relevant to the job prospects for refugees, and it was not a pretty picture.  Dave cited the dramatic loss of manufacturing jobs in the entire Rutland Region and the tremendous shift from quality long term employment to a model featuring under-employment and service oriented jobs exclusively.

     There were letters at the event to be signed by citizens and presented to the State Department, and a local attorney, Judy Barone, Esq. and Don Chioffi, as Rutland First committee members, presented a stinging letter*** to the local and state legislators demanding that they get answers to all the questions posed at the forum.  Those present left with plenty of finally answered questions and the clear impression, if not a mandate, that this program should be stopped right now, in its tracks, until and as when the cloak of secrecy is removed and Rutland’s ability to assimilate hundreds of refugees is fully justified.

RUTLAND FIRST—-is—-RUTLAND STRONG!

For those of you in ‘pockets of resistance,’ Rutland citizens’ work should serve as a model for you to use to craft strategies where you live.  If you have questions, you can reach Mr. Chioffi at this e-mail address:  donsreelsports@comcast.net

***Here is the letter sent today to local and state lawmakers demanding they get answers and express their opposition to a plan created in secrecy! Your local and state elected officials may be telling you they can’t stop the federal government and its NGO contractor, but they sure can add their voices in demanding their constituents be given all the facts and that the federal government follows the law!

Judy Barone PLLC

 A T T O R N E Y   A T   L A W

976 Meadow Lake Drive

Rutland, Vermont 05701

 

Telephone (802) 775-9886

judy@judybaronelaw.com

August 29, 2016

Senator Brian Collamore

124 Patricia Ln., Rutland, VT 0570, bcollamore@leg.state.vt.us

Senator Peg Flory

3011 U.S. Route 7, Pittsford, VT 05763, pflory@leg.state.vt.us

Senator Kevin Mullin

118 Oxyoke Dr., Rutland, VT 05701, kjmbjm@aol.com

Dear Senators:

Mr. Don Chioffi of Rutland Town has worked with me to compose this letter and address you as our State Legislators, understanding your responsibility for representing the people of Rutland City and surrounding communities on matters affecting State Government.

We herein seek your attention and ask for your help to ensure that the Application for Resettlement of Refugees in Rutland is opposed by the State of Vermont for the reason that the Application is flawed.

Mayor Louras’ ‘letter of support’ submitted with the Application was without legal authority from the Rutland Board of Alderman, the governing entity. The Mayor misrepresented himself as having authority to act for the City as the City’s governing entity when nothing was further from the truth. The planning, information about Rutland and ‘letter of support’ signed by the Mayor alone, was done behind the backs of the City’s governing entity (the Board of Aldermen), secretively. The Mayor was not authorized to provide his ‘letter of support’ misrepresenting that the ‘City’ had a cooperative relationship with the Resettlement applicants, which relationship did not exist.

It is important that each of you act quickly on your oath to uphold the law and  insure the Mayor’s unauthorized misrepresentations are not relied upon by the State due to lack of your complaint.

A collaborative effort between federal, state and local authorities is required for successful refugee resettlement and the governing entity’s cooperation is required to insure ongoing support. It is the responsibility of the Vermont Agency of Human Services (AHS) (Ms. Lamoureux), to ensure coordination of public and private resources in refugee resettlement in the State of Vermont.  (See; U.S. Code, Title 8 and State Plan for Vermont Refugee Resettlement, AHS Refugee Office, AHS Refugee Office, AUGUST 12, 2017). You may not be aware, but access to Ms. Lamoureax has not been possible on this issue and it needs to be made clear that the State of Vermont will  not support the flawed application, and the secretive process under which it was orchestrated, planned and submitted.

We ask that each of you make clear to the Governor and Ms. Lamoureax and the State’s Agency of Human Services (AHS) AND our U.S. Senators that no resettlement can or should be approved for Rutland on the pending flawed Application being there is no support or cooperation of the Rutland City’s governing entity. The Board of Aldermen has been denied information it has sought including   a copy of the FULL Application to examine and vet the facts represented about Rutland (apparently provided by some people in Dorset Vermont) upon which the Application will be judged.

Failing your intervention under the power of your offices, the Application, as flawed as it is, could be funded anytime in September even where it fundamentally fails to meet the requirements of Federal law and the Vermont Plan for Refugee Resettlement. Your surveillance and intervention is urgent and important to assure nothing is funded and the State is not called upon if the Application has not met the required standards in the law.

Failure on your part to intervene could well be interpreted as your support for the flawed Application and the secretive process that has left Rutland City and the City’s government in disorder and confusion. There is division, fear and mistrust in  the City’s government and in our community concerning how government has acted.

Should you have information different than we herein represent, we ask that each of you please contact me or Don Chioffi and explain. On behalf of the people we write soliciting each of you to help us protect our government under the rule of law and afford the cities in our state the  process instrumental to good governance .

Kindly copy me with any correspondence you have with AHS and the Governor, U.S. Senators, and others on this request made of you.

Thank you for your anticipated quick attention to this matter as it is urgent before the Application is decided on facts not vetted for accuracy about Rutland.  If you can obtain the full Application, we ask that you send that to us, too.

We anxiously await your work, your questions and your replies.

Very truly yours,

 Judy Barone

  /jb

  cc:     Mr. Don Chioffi

Representative William Canfield

12 Pine St., Fair Haven, VT 05743, wcanfield@leg.state.vt.us

Representative Stephen Carr

P.O. Box 206, Brandon, VT 05733, scarr@leg.state.vt.us

Representative Thomas Burdett

1118 Clarendon Ave., West Rutland, VT 05777, tburditt@leg.state.vt.us

Representative Lawrence Cupoli

57 Piedmont Pond Road, Rutland, VT 05701, lcupoli@leg.state.vt.us

Representative Peter J. Fagan

17 Clinton Ave., Rutland, VT 05701, pfagan@leg.state.vt.us

Representative Douglas Gage

41 Hazel St., Rutland, VT 05701, dgage@leg.state.vt.us

Representative Robert Helm

647 Route 4A East, Fair Haven, VT 05743, rhelm@leg.state.vt.us

Representative Patricia McCoy

1392 High Rd., Poultney, VT 05764, pmccoy@leg.state.vt.us

Representative David Potter

462 East Tinmouth Rd., West Rutland, VT 05777, dpotter@leg.state.vt.us

Representative Herbert Russell

188 State St., Rutland, VT 05701, hrussell@leg.state.vt.us

Representative Butch Shaw

910 Markowski Rd., Florence, VT 05744, bshaw@leg.state.vt.us

Representative Job Tate, 111 Birchwood Dr. #6, Mendon, VT 05701, jtate@leg.state.vt.us

Representative Tom Terenzini

34B Chasanna Dr., Rutland, VT 05701, tterenzini@leg.state.vt.us

 

 

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

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 27, 2016

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 week. After having seen one for Reno that is 16 pages long and knowing most of you were getting 3-pagers, I figured they were keeping more information secret from you.

lavinia-limon

Lavinia Limon is the Director of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, a non-profit group over 95% funded by you which wants to determine the future of Rutland. Learn more about her here at Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/02/revolving-door-sends-millions-refugee-resettlement-agency-run-former-clinton-obama-appointees/

But, I did not know that they are keeping documents that are over a hundred pages from you—a document that serves as the supporting rationale that the US State Department is using to decide if your town is worthy.  Holy cow!

Think about this!  If you live in Missoula, MT, Charleston, WV, Ithaca, NY, Aberdeen, SD or any one of a number of new sites, there is a massive document prepared SECRETLY about your town!  So, when they throw a 3-page document at you, they are throwing you only a bone to shut you up!

These documents are prepared with your tax dollars and they propose the spending of millions (billions!) of tax dollars  and you aren’t allowed to see them!

From VTDigger:

RUTLAND — Some residents and elected officials in Rutland County say they’re frustrated they’ve been unable to obtain the full 126-page application for local refugee resettlement that the U.S. State Department is weighing.

Rutland County Sens. Kevin Mullin, Peg Flory and Brian Collamore will participate in a meeting Monday at the Rutland Free Library to discuss issues related to refugee resettlement, including the application.

The group hosting the meeting, Rutland First, has challenged the plan to bring refugees to Rutland and the process by which the decision was made. In a news release announcing Monday’s event, it said residents and members of the Board of Aldermen have made Freedom of Information Act requests for a copy of the application from the State Department and other agencies involved but have been rebuffed.

[….]

Mullin said he’s not opposed to refugee resettlement and doesn’t want Rutland to be perceived as unwelcoming but thinks the application should be a public document.

“It’s hard for us to get answers too,” he said. “That’s what’s frustrating.”

The application is written and submitted by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, a nongovernmental organization. The committee’s Vermont affiliate is the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program.

The committee has made public a three-page section of the application known as the abstract, which provides some information on housing, employment and other resources specific to Rutland.

There is much more and every one of  you working on digging out information in your states must read this!

Bidding for bodies!

Remember I told you that the nine federal contractors*** are bidding for bodies (they are paid by the head to resettle refugees), well that is what USCRI is basically admitting.  The contractors say they don’t want to let out their trade secrets and new locations to the other federal contractors.  This is outrageous!  So who gets s******?  You, the taxpaying citizen.

This is a federal program, no matter how awful your US Senators and your Congressman are, complain to them that this secrecy must stop! Tell them you want all  funding stopped until Congress reviews this entire program!

***The nine federal resettlement contractors (participating in the rally Sunday) which are almost completely funded with your tax dollars:

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Refugee resettlement becomes major issue in Election 2016; death blow to Hillary?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 20, 2016

Putting a proposal for the resettlement of hundreds of thousands of third worlders, including large numbers who come from countries that hate us, squarely in front of the voters in the weeks before the November election could make or break a 2016 presidential candidate.

Obama’s September UN gambit comes as a huge political risk for the Hillary camp and her friends at the Refugee Council USA *** because by placing the hot topic so clearly before the public it could be like waving a red cape before a bull.  Hillary has already said she wants 65,000 Syrians admitted in one year and the public is overwhelmingly against ‘welcoming’ any more!

Early polling already indicates that the vast majority of Americans do not want more Syrian refugees brought to their towns. Will the Obama UN propaganda stunt serve to wake up even more Americans to the nature of this program? We think so.

Nezer

Melanie Nezer (left) of the Hebrew Aid Society is the present chairman of the Refugee Council USA which is a consortium of open border groups including the nine major federal resettlement contractors. RCUSA lobbies Congress and the Administration for more money for their goal of changing America by changing the people. RCUSA will be busy on the Hill reaching out to Republicans who hold the purse strings.

Politico (a progressive leaning news outlet aimed at putting news in Congressional office waiting rooms) has published a story that is worth mentioning here, not so much for what it says, but for what it implies.

Reporter Nahal Toosi tells us much we already know, but what interested me most is the mention (a hint really) of the fact that by pushing for more than a doubling of refugees to be admitted to the US in 2017, the resettlement industry will be front and center in Election 2016.

By advocating so strongly with a rally next weekend and then the Obama UN shindig in September, will the industry become fully exposed to an attack from Trump as Americans increasingly begin to understand how secretive this program has been and how much they are shelling out to bring poverty and possible insecurity to their hometowns, not to mention the maddening fact that most refugees immediately receive all welfare available to Americans including SSI for the elderly and disabled?

It is remarkable to me that the more than 3-decades-old refugee program could make or break an American presidential candidate—and it could if Trump makes the most of  Obama’s UN stunt and Hillary’s on-the-record support for 65,000 Syrians to be admitted to the US in one year!

Here (below) are some snips from Politico that interested me.  The refugee industry wants to nearly triple the number of refugees admitted to the US to 200,000. They are urging Obama to make that determination in September, the month when presidents by law send their refugee wish list to Congress.

The average number of refugees admitted throughout most of Obama’s presidency has been 70,000 per year.

[Editor note: there is a  lot of confusion about numbers.  We are discussing only those refugees admitted through this one program and not considering the tens of thousands of successful asylum seekers and another 100,000 or so unaccompanied alien children the administration refers to as “humanitarian arrivals.”  This 200,000 also does not include the hundreds of thousands entering through myriad visa programs.]

Politico (emphasis is mine):

Some are calling on Obama to admit at least 200,000 refugees from around the world, including tens of thousands of Syrians, through the U.S. refugee resettlement program and other routes. That’s effectively twice as many total refugees as the Obama administration has planned to accept in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.

[….]

Obama also is preparing to host a Sept. 20 international summit on the world’s migration crisis, a meeting in which he is expected to urge other countries to double their intake of refugees. The gathering will be held on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, just weeks before the end of a U.S. presidential campaign in which Republican nominee Donald Trump has made refugees an incendiary topic.

[….]

Shannon Scribner, a top official with Oxfam America, said her sense is that, despite pressure from activists, Obama is unlikely to go beyond 100,000 total refugees. One reason is that Congress controls the funding for the refugee resettlement program, and Republicans could kill any request for more money, she noted.

[….]

Trump has embraced the backlash against refugees in Europe, too — openly rooting for the British exit from the EU and comparing Clinton to Angela Merkel, the German chancellor who has emerged as the symbol of the continent’s initially welcoming stance toward the Syrian influx.

[….]

Obama likely will use the daylong summit in September, which will come on the heels of a similar U.N. summit, to push for more out-of-the-box efforts to help the world’s refugees.

[….]

“This could be one of the great Trojan horses,” Trump said of the refugee program. He has also accused Clinton of wanting to spend “hundreds of billions of dollars to settle Middle Eastern refugees in the United States” — a claim that independent fact checkers have debunked — and dinged her repeatedly for calling last September for the U.S. to admit 65,000 properly screened Syrian refugees, a 550 percent increase over Obama’s figure. [The only error in Trump’s comment is the word ‘hundreds,’ leave that out and Trump is correct—this will cost US taxpayer BILLIONS!—ed]

[….]

The September summit gives refugee advocates another chance to boost momentum for their cause. Some groups are hoping in particular to rebuild trust in the refugee program among Republicans, with outreach efforts on Capitol Hill.

At the same time, the summit could re-ignite the partisan debate, especially on the presidential campaign trail.

Help re-ignite the partisan debate!

Here is what you need to remember:  in the next 10 weeks, you have to make as much political noise as you can about the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program where you live! 

You must work hard to get your concerns and the controversy out to the media in whatever way you can!  That means all media!  If you can’t get to your local Leftwing controlled newspaper, find other avenues to reach your fellow citizens even if you have to hand out fliers at the county fair!

And, then this is key! Get your ‘noise’ to your Senators and Members of Congress.  Your House members are all up for election and THEY CONTROL THE PURSE STRINGS.  I know you are saying to me that your Member is a chicken or worse.  That doesn’t matter, make their lives miserable!  They are home now until right after Labor Day.  Find them! Go to their offices, picket the office if necessary, meet them at the local county fair, attend any townhall they hold and hammer them on this one issue!

Afterall, Politico is telling us that the Open Borders Refugee Industry is going to be hitting Republican offices on Capitol Hill because they know that the only way they can win is to get Congress (Speaker Paul Ryan!) to fund 200,000 or more refugee arrivals!

You must out maneuver them!  Remember:

They need your money to change America!

*** Here are the members of the Refugee Council USA (federal resettlement contractors being paid by the head to place refugees in your towns are in red, they have a vested financial interest in bringing in ever larger numbers of refugees):

Member Organizations

 

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UN: no joint agreement reached on apportioning resettlement numbers by country

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 4, 2016

…But, those pushing the no-borders agenda are still hopeful that the special Obama-led Pow-Wow in New York in September will result in commitments for numbers of migrants individual countries will pledge to permanently admit.

I’m emphasizing the word ‘permanently’ because I still run into people who think we admit refugees on a temporary basis and that we send them home when the turmoil in their home country is over.  That is not so—refugees, asylees and even those here on Temporary Protected Status rarely go home (except to visit! which begs the question about their supposed persecution at home!).

Obama and UN seal

Get ready for massive PR campaign around UN in September when Obama hosts refugee resettlement pow-wow. A time for people with our concerns to counter their propaganda?

Here is the latest on efforts to try to get commitments out of countries either roiled by the migration invasion or deep in election-year politics.

We aren’t agreeing to anything say world leaders!

From The Guardian:

World leaders are set to reject a concrete target for the number of refugees that should be resettled within developed countries, dashing hopes of a solution to the world’s unprecedented displacement crisis.

Before a landmark conference in September, negotiators from every UN member country have failed to agree on a promise to share responsibility for 10% of the world’s refugee population, and postponed the completion of a new global refugee deal for another two years.

With the number of refugees and displaced people around the world at an all-time high, campaigners had hoped that an international conference on refugees and migrants in New York would enable world leaders to agree a new mechanism for sharing refugees.

O-man to the rescue.  I sure hope the Trump campaign is paying attention and getting ready for the propaganda onslaught the Obama UN event will be generating.

But others still see September’s UN summit as a missed opportunity, with a decision on changes to the global refugee regime postponed to 2018. Attention now turns to another refugee-themed summit in New York scheduled for the same week in September, when leaders invited by Barack Obama will be invited to make individual resettlement pledges – as opposed to making collective ones.

There is also a mention in this article about how the International Organization for Migration (a huge NGO that prepares refugees for their trip to America, among other things) is now going to be moved in to the United Nations.  I don’t know what that means other than to assume it means even more control of the US refugee program from within the United Nations.

Be ready!

Note to concerned citizens: the UN General Assembly convenes on September 13th.  I could not quickly find the date for Obama’s special refugee confab, but assume it will be in the first part of September.

This would be a good time to generate media campaigns in your states to counter what surely will be a mainstream media effort to support Obama and Hillary’s lust for more third worlders to be resettled in small town America!

Notably, also in September, Obama is required to send his final determination letter to Congress with the number of refugees he proposes for FY2017 (yes, he has one more opportunity to open the flood gates).

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All politics is local: Get rid of mayors like these!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 28, 2016

Tomorrow I’ll have been on the road for two weeks and I’ve made stops in 7 states and put 2,000 miles on my car. There is a very clear pattern developing and I’m going to take each piece one at a time. Frankly, I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know with my revelations from the road!

FILE PHOTO: Mayor Mike Brown gives the State of the City Address to a full audience on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Alerus Center. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

Mike Brown has been mayor of Grand Forks since the year 2,000 so he is responsible for the refugee flow to that city. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Brown_(mayor)  (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

If you are troubled by the secrecy you see with the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program as it disrupts the social and economic stability of your communities, look first at your local elected officials.

Yesterday, I mentioned the controversy on-going in Rutland, VT with a mayor who invited a federal resettlement contractor to bring in 100 Syrian Muslims a few short months from now.

Concerned citizens there have stirred the political pot as they should and the issue has now bled over to the governor’s race (here).

And, don’t miss Leo Hohmann’s WND article yesterday about how the elected officials of Bloomington, MN have betrayed their people.

Before I go any further watch this interview with Mayor Mike Brown of Grand Forks, North Dakota last week.  With mayors like these who needs enemies!

Valley News Live Fargo, ND reports:  Click here to watch.  And as you watch this mayor fumble questions about what data supports his contention that refugees have benefited Grand Forks, consider that this man is a medical doctor and thus should be smart enough to understand the importance of economic data to make his point.  The problem is that no one, until now, has probably ever demanded he go beyond talking points. 

It appears that Brown, who has no data to support his glowing assessment that refugees have brought economic prosperity to Grand Forks, is actually reading from some fluffy puffy statement that must have come down from on high at “Welcoming America” or one of its many local clone organizations.

You must work to change your LOCAL elected officials!

That is my message for today.  I’m seeing the same clear message everywhere I go—local elected officials either because there is money to be made from industries needing cheap labor, or simply because they have bought the whole progressive (multiculturalism is beautiful) agenda—must be defeated at the polls!

To do that you must (besides finding some good candidates—a tall order I know), investigate the ones you have. Dig deep into public records and expose their connections/donors and deals.  And, to do that effectively you must have a means of communicating what you have found to your community.  Friendly media for us is very rare since most small town newspapers have sold out to the progressive agenda, so if you can’t get local media, you will have to create your own media!

I see it over and over, great research going on with our folks locally, but the work sits on computers or in stacks of documents that never leave a small circle of hardcore patriotic activists.

Create your own media by creating localized/statewide websites (I like that Watchdog.org working in Vermont!), start a radio show of your own, and report hard research information, don’t just talk about liberty and the Constitution, although important subjects for sure, but expose local crony capitalists running (ruining!) your towns with serious investigative work!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, creating a movement, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: | 11 Comments »

Unraveling Rutland (VT) may help every town in the same boat!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 27, 2016

With mayors like these who needs enemies!

Update: Refugees now a hot topic in gubernatorial race, see here.

Rutland VT map

As I travel around the US meeting with citizens concerned about the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program, patterns are developing and one of those is that there is no doubt that when your town is targeted for a new resettlement site (or expansion of an old one) it is done with the utmost secrecy and very often involves an over-zealous elected official (a mayor or city council member).

I have no time to write before I hit the road again this morning, but I want you to see this!   This should resonate with everyone I’ve met with in 6 states so far.

Rutland, Vermont residents were shocked to learn a couple of months ago that their mayor had quietly “welcomed” the resettlement of 100 Syrians to the town for later this year.  

To catch up, see our Rutland archive here.

Here is the latest from Watchdog.org, story titled:

Lone alderman in on refugee secret ‘stunned’ at speed of decision

A secret plan to make Rutland a permanent refugee resettlement community has divided residents and put the mayor’s political future in doubt. But at least one member of the Board of Aldermen knew about the secret, and that official told Watchdog he is “stunned” at how fast the plan was carried out.

Prior to announcing the resettlement of Syrian refugees, Rutland Mayor Louras held secret meetings with representatives of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, the State Department, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and Gov. Peter Shumlin. He also consulted with a single alderman: Board of Aldermen President William Notte.

In this interview, Notte answered Watchdog’s questions about his role in the backroom deal to make Rutland a refugee resettlement community.

Continue reading here for the interview.

The lesson I’m learning is this—-as it is confirmed to me repeatedly that refugee seeding plans are done in secrecy, you must be working locally to get the right people elected to political office and get mayors like this one out!

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Top Posts for the last week; road trip review (so far!)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 24, 2016

rrw-logo-1Oh gosh, where do I begin to tell you about Refugee Resettlement Watch‘s road trip.  My head is spinning with all I’ve heard and seen and it would take me hours to tell you.

First, though, below are the top three posts of the week.  Sorry I haven’t written much, but between driving and meeting, I’m finding little time for the computer.  By the way, I am now 1,500 miles from home and am taking the day off. I got a beautiful hotel room at a bargain price and can spend all day here just catching up. (The room has a long counter-like work station and I am spread out!).

The number one post here surpasses the others by a huge margin:

Twin Falls elected officials getting blow back in rape case; they are NOT the victims

Our fact sheet***

Refugee news roundup! Trump is the only hope for America on most important issue—immigration

 

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Road Trip News!

Because mostly I don’t know where to begin in sorting through what I’ve learned and seen in the last week, I’m going to give you my general impressions (and am not going to give out any names of patriots working in these areas, except for Congressional candidate AJ Kern).

First, if all of you could see Toledo, Ohio and Dearborn, Michigan, you would be shocked.

Obviously both are struggling, grimy places where more refugees are being placed by the US State Department.  The feds and their contractors are setting up more refugees to fail by placing them in the dilapidated towns.  It seems that there are mosques every few blocks and in Dearborn the storefront signs are in Arabic.  I’m told the first Arabs were brought to Dearborn by the Ford Motor Company looking for laborers (a recurring theme in my travels).

Any ideas you have about this program being one of compassion and humanitarian concern for the downtrodden must be wiped out of your heads! The refugee program is about changing America and about MONEY and labor!

Most disturbing in this part of Michigan is that Arabs are spreading out throughout the nicer counties nearby and buying up properties and homes in mid to upper class neighborhoods (and building mosques).

There are some great people working to save Michigan against great odds and I thank them profusely for several days of tours and briefings by those who are living it.

Create a blog or website! Information is power!

For a model on what you should do where you live (I am going to hound you all to do this)—get a website or blog on which to post all of your research and news so that others in your state can learn from you and know that they are not aloneSecure Michigan is a great example of what you should be doing!

Also, some of you must begin running for local elected office because almost everywhere I’ve been local elected officials are in the tank for more immigrant labor to be brought in to your communities mostly driven by the ‘leaders’ of the local Chamber of Commerce!

As I reported earlier this past week, I stopped in Janesville, Wisconsin to give a little help to the Paul Nehlen campaign. Nehlen, as you know, is attempting to unseat Speaker Paul Ryan and I wanted to tell citizens there that Ryan is a long-time backer of the Refugee Admissions Program and did nothing last fall to help slow the flow of Syrians now entering the US at an accelerated pace.  If he and Hillary are running Washington next year we are finished!

And, then ‘oh my gosh’ I traveled to Owatonna, Minnesota where an aluminum window company is being sued by CAIR on behalf of Somalis over the issue of prayer break times.  And, in what can only be called ‘providential’ I met a woman who has followed the conflicts involving the Somalis in Owatonna since Somalis first arrived there in 1992/93!  And, guess what, that is the year the US State Department says the first Somalis went to Minnesota! Their destination was Owatonna!  Now guess who wanted the Somali workers? This same window company now being sued!

I then had a good visit with citizens in Willmar, Minnesota where the Jennie-O plant is responsible for the large Somali population there.  Go here to our archive of posts in which we mention Willmar.

AJ Kern

AJ Kern is running for Congress (primary August 9) against the RINO who took former Rep Michele Bachmann’s seat. http://www.ajkernblog.com/

Next on my travels, I stopped in the now infamous St. Cloud, a city we visited previously and wrote about on many occasions (see archive here, I think it goes back to 2008). The city was part of former Rep. Michele Bachmann’s district.   It is now represented by  Tom Emmer who along with Rep. Keith Ellison created the Somali Caucus in the House of Representatives.

Also see Emmer’s score on immigration generally at NumbersUSA, here.  And, he has an F on the Liberty Score Card here at Conservative Review.

After hearing from citizens there, I had the pleasure of meeting Emmer’s opposition in the August 9th Republican primary—AJ Kern.  So many of you are focused on the Nehlen v. Ryan campaign in Wisconsin, but don’t overlook Kern’s challenge of Emmer.  If you have a little extra funds, please send a contribution to Kern! Click here for her website.

By the way, see what the local pro-Somali newspaper has to say about Kern, here.  This should be enough to fire you up to help her!

One of the most profound impressions I’ve gotten on this road trip so far, is that fear of speaking up against the invasion of America is holding citizens back—they fear for their jobs, they fear for their safety and they fear for their reputations as the NO Borders political activists and their groupies (including the big businesses looking for cheap slave labor) call them racists and xenophobes when they know they are not!

For new readers arriving here for the first time today, see our May roundup for instructions on finding stuff here at RRW where we have posted over 7,700 posts since 2007.

And, last but not least, thanks to everyone who has donated to Refugee Resettlement Watch. I promise to try to thank you all individually today! I’ve been asked who is funding this road trip—the answer is me (with a little help from readers).  I don’t work for any nefarious organization as I am sure my critics believe!  (Update: Forgot to remind you that your contributions are not tax deductible!)

***My apologies on the fact sheet! It is out of date and needs to be updated, but I’ve had no time.

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Ten things your town needs to know as it is targeted for refugee resettlement

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 7, 2016

Editor: If that title looks familiar, then you must be a long time reader.  But, it occurred to me just this morning, answering an e-mail from a reader, that since we get new followers every day and since we have now posted 7,624 articles here at RRW, that maybe re-posting some of those from time to time might be useful.

I do want to remind you that the search function here at RRW is very good, so please use it! (Upper left hand side bar) You might first search for your city or state and see if we have written about it previously.

Since the Obama Administration is in crunch time to get as many refugees (especially the Syrians) seeded into your towns as they can, I thought this post from March 2015 would be useful.

Ten things your town needs to know:

As we have been writing ad nauseam lately, the Obama Administration is now out of the shadows with its plan to “seed” towns and cities across America with diversity.

President Barack Obama, flanked by Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, left, and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013, during a meeting with CEOs, business owners and entrepreneurs to discuss immigration reform. Obama hosted the meeting to discuss the importance of commonsense immigration reform including the Congressional Budget Office analysis that concludes immigration reform would promote economic growth and reduce the deficit. Sitiing next to Obama are . (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Changing America by changing the people. President Barack Obama, flanked by Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, left, and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett are changing the people by ‘planting’ immigrant “seedlings” in towns across America!

‘Seed’ is their word!  Your community is the soil into which the migrants of all sorts (legal and illegal) are being planted according to Obama’s Task Force on New Americans.   It begs the questions:  Are we being colonized?  Do they plan to replace us some day?  Sound far-fetched?  Knowing Obama, are you willing to gamble on that?

We have long maintained a ‘fact sheet’ about how the UN/US State Department’s Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Program works, click here to learn more.

But, I realized yesterday, while thinking about the newest proposed seed community*** in Rep. Trey Gowdy’s backyard in Spartanburg, SC, that we needed a quick primer on what elected officials and citizens should know if they are being pressured to ‘welcome the stranger‘ (this guilt-tripping language is one way they pressure your town!). Update: Gowdy lost, assuming he ever tried, and Spartanburg is now an established resettlement site.

So here are my Ten Things you need to know!

1)  In most cases, the United Nations is choosing our refugees.  Topping the list right now are Iraqis, Burmese, Congolese, Somalis and Bhutanese.  The UN is pressuring the US to take a large number, 10,000 or so, Syrians.  We are bringing in refugees from countries which hate us.  Your town does not get to choose who you get!  You will receive racially, culturally and religiously diverse people, usually very different from your local population and very different from each other.  That old ‘melting pot’ concept is dead because the numbers are too high.

2)  Often the US State Department’s chosen resettlement contractor for your town, sounds like a church group, or other benign-sounding non-profit.  They may have a religious-sounding name, but know that they are being paid by the head from the federal treasury to bring refugees to your town.  It is not the case that they are passing a plate on Sunday morning to pay for this very expensive program. Here are the nine major contractors which have 350 subcontractors working for them (headquartered in over 180 cities so far).

3)  The contractor’s job is to get the refugee family their “services.”  That means they hold the refugees’ hands until they are settled usually in tax-payer subsidized housing, get them signed up for most forms of welfare including food stamps and other cash assistance, sign them up for health care and enroll the kids in school. This special class of legal immigrant is entitled to welfare!  The contractor is also paid with your tax dollars to give refugees job counseling and training.  The contractor may also be working closely with some big business (and the Chamber of Commerce) nearby which is looking for cheap labor.

4)  The contractor’s job ends in 3-6 months at which point they move on to bringing in the next fresh group of “clients,” often the relatives of the first group.  Earlier, and still struggling, refugees are left in the care of your social services department. At this point the contractors are entrenched in your town and will call you racists, rednecks and xenophobes if your citizens want to slow the flow.

5)  Your town will never get out of the program once the contractor has an office set up and staff to pay.  Many cities are trying to get out now and can’t:  Manchester, NH, Springfield and Lynn, Mass, Amarillo, TX come to mind. Because there have developed “pockets of resistance” (their words), the State Department is desperately out scouting for fresh territory.

6)  The greatest impact on your local social and economic welfare will be felt first in the school system, followed usually by the shortage of government subsidized housing.  Your school system may end up with 50 or more languages represented in the student population.  The number-one language of refugees entering the US right now is Arabic, Somali is number four. (Update: Somali has moved to number 3, here.)

7)  Refugees are permitted entry into the US with HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis among other medical problems.  Physical and mental health challenges will most likely overburden your local health department.

8)  Your local government is responsible (Clinton-era Executive Order) for providing costly interpreters for the myriad languages being spoken in the school system, the health system and the criminal justice system should problems arise.

9)  Refugees who do find work, work at entry level jobs and minimum wage so they will still be able to benefit from many welfare programs open to low-income Americans.  Elder refugees are eligible for SSI.   The refugees are Legal Permanent Residents and can begin the citizenship process quickly.

10)  If they say they are coming to your town with the first group of refugees, there is only one thing you can do!  ASK QUESTIONS IN PUBLIC.  Demand that your elected officials get involved. Demand that a community meeting be held, for the US State Department, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (in HHS), your state refugee office (if there is one) and their contractors, to answer questions from the citizens of the town or city. Get your Member of Congress and US Senators involved too!  Don’t forget your state legislators!   The State Department and its contractors HATE to answer questions!  Tell your local elected officials you want a public hearing!  Tell your elected officials that you want the federal government and its contractors to provide a plan!

You want them to answer questions such as these below. 

Remember you have every right to know what is being planned for your town.  They will bully you, call you names and say you can’t stop them anyway, but refuse to be bullied!

Demand answers (in public)!

Who is coming?  From where and how many?

Will they stop the resettlement if the town is becoming economically or socially stressed?

What security and health screening have the refugees undergone?

How many will come each year?

Who is paying for their health care?

Who is paying to educate the children who don’t speak English and may never have attended school?

Does your town have an adequate supply of government-supported housing?  Will demands for housing crowd out American elderly, poor or disabled citizens?

Where will they work?  Do we have high unemployment already?

I’m sure you can think of others.  After getting answers (good luck!) and having a vigorous public discussion, then your town can decide based on all the facts whether you will eagerly “welcome” New Americans to your community, or not.

Endnote:  There are other refugee experts in the country, so let me know if I’m missing anything here and I’ll add it!

Update!!!  Call this #11: an experienced researcher just reminded me that concerned citizens must form a citizens’ group to research the structure of the program in your state to obtain the FISCAL and legal facts about the program as the structure can vary from state to state.

*** This post (on Spartanburg) brought in the highest number of readers we have ever had for one post over a brief two days!  

An afterthought:  If you should get a public meeting/hearing be sure to educate yourselves on the Delphi Technique, a strategy often used by government agencies wishing to control the outcome of a meeting.  Go here to see what Judy said about it in advance of the public meeting held in Hagerstown, MD in September 2007.

The US State Department has said they won’t go where they are not wanted, but they are desperate now (too many refugees coming in and too few ‘welcoming’ towns) and are shoving refugees down the throats of reluctant communities, but you still mustn’t roll over and give up! You do have a right to determine the character of your community and how your tax dollars are spent, so continue to speak up.  Thank God, we aren’t Europe yet! 

As the November elections approach make this issue a top priority whenever you have an opportunity to meet candidates at all levels of government.  You can be sure if Hillary Clinton is elected President this program will never be reformed, but will be put on steroids.

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