Refugee Resettlement Watch

Archive for the ‘health issues’ Category

The Toledo target area! We learn something new every day!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 9, 2015

Beware the 100 mile radius!

Toledo-1.10

If I knew how to do stuff with graphics, it would be very cool to show you how many towns are within a hundred miles of Toledo. So the best I can do is show you this map and as a point of reference. Bowling Green is about 30 miles from Toledo. Every town you see here (and beyond) could be getting refugees anytime soon!

Do you know why I still wouldn’t call myself an expert on the refugee resettlement program after 8 years?  It’s because only bits and pieces of how it works slip out inadvertently in news stories  as the UN/US State Department and their resettlement contractors (the Volags) work hard to keep as much secretive as possible.

And, there is another thing too, I have come to find out that all the different players at all the levels of action on this program, from local to state to federal and throughout the government agencies and throughout the contracting agencies, don’t have a good handle on what each other is doing.

I’ve been told that some on the ‘inside’ follow RRW so they know the full scope of what they are doing! But, that is subject for another day and so back to Toledo, OH.

This is a news story (meant to be warm and fuzzy) from the The Blade where we learned some interesting tidbits.

If we have any ‘Pockets of Resistance’ forming in Toledo, looks like this is a pretty new program and thus you should demand a public hearing before it gets too entrenched!

The most important tidbit of news that I want you to pay attention to is the mention that the subcontractors can resettle within a 100 mile radius of their office.  I knew this from hearsay, but I don’t think I have ever seen it in print!  So, all of you concerned about whether your town could get refugees, go here to the federal list of subcontractors and see if your town might be within that 100 mile radius and thus fair game to be colonized!

The Blade (emphasis is mine):

Corine Dehabey is the first welcoming face for refugees who are resettled in the Toledo area.

Ms. Dehabey, resettlement coordinator for US Together in Toledo, is also the primary facilitator for their adjustment to the area.

The organization has been quietly and steadily resettling refugees in the Toledo area for a little more than a year, the only agency in the Toledo area doing so.

The refugee community is a small but growing regional population, Ms. Dehabey said. She has placed 11 families in the Toledo area, including two before US Together opened its Toledo office in May, 2014.

[….]

Ms. Dehabey opens an average of one case a month, she said, though arrivals can be sporadic. Refugees have arrived from Vietnam, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Burundi.

[….]

During the three-month stint, refugees take classes in financial literacy, mock interviewing, and other job skills. Cases are closed typically after three months, but that does not signal the end of the agency’s relationship with families. [By the end of three months they turn the refugees over to the social services–taxpayer funded services–available in your town—ed]

“We say, ‘We close the case but we don’t close the door,’ ” she said. “I still have cases that ended six, seven months ago, and they’re coming in for services here, services there.”

[….]

The organization is filling a previous void for local services, Ms. Dehabey said. In the 10 or so years before US Together’s arrival in Toledo, any refugees settled here were handled through an agency in Ann Arbor.

[….]

Opening a branch in Toledo made sense, said Nadia Kasvin, director of the Columbus office and co-founder of US Together. Toledo was another metropolitan area to join branches in Cleveland and Columbus.

US Together is affiliated with Hebrew Immigration Aid Society, a national resettlement organization, which began plans to open an office in Toledo about five years ago. The Toledo office resettles people within a 100-mile radius of the city.

“We wanted to bring services here locally so that they’d have better access to case management,” Ms. Kasvin said. “There was clearly a gap in services.”

Toledo was also attractive because of the well-established Middle Eastern populations that would provide a ready-made community for new arrivals. US Together, which has operated in Columbus since 2003, looks to open an office in Cincinnati by the end of the year, Ms. Kasvin said. Across all locations, US Together places about 600 refugees per year.

There is more, continue reading here.

See our previous posts on Toledo, here. Toledo is getting Syrians! And, on Ohio, here.  Remember in order for Ohio to have become such a large refugee resettlement state, Governor Kasich had to have been fine with it!

Also, we learned some time ago that any state that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare was a “key indicator” about whether the state would become a priority resettlement state.

Addendum:  I should have also remembered this important post about US Together in Cleveland at Welcoming America Watch–Midwest and linked it when I wrote the post earlier today.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, health issues, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 10 Comments »

Europe’s refugees: Here come the infectious diseases

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 2, 2015

Invasion of Europe News….

This latest disease is not one that immediately comes to mind like TB and HIV/AIDS that we usually hear about.  BTW, American readers should know that even our “screened” refugees are permitted entry into the US with TB and HIV.

From Outbreak News Today (never heard of it, but maybe it is time to follow this news site!).  Story titled:  ‘Europe reporting imported cutaneous diphtheria in refugees’

People are fleeing certain African and Middle Eastern countries in large numbers and many are headed to the countries of Europe. In fact, one report notes that about 5,000 people flee Eritrea each month, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN refugee agency.

One of the things that can come from refugees and asylum seekers are infectious diseases contracted in their home country.

Europe is currently reporting cases of cutaneous diphtheria in asylum seekers to several countries to include Denmark, Sweden and Germany. To date, nine cases have been reported by the three nations.

The disease is contagious and can be deadly.  More problems and expense for Europe’s socialized medical system.

Go here for our ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive.  And, for new readers, you should know that we have a ‘health issues’ category, here (with 278 previous posts on health problems of refugees).

Posted in Africa, Asylum seekers, Europe, health issues | Tagged: , | 4 Comments »

Bhutanese refugees in Ohio need more costly mental health care due to high suicide rate

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 21, 2015

There is nothing new in this story from the The Columbus Dispatch.  We have reported ad nauseum about the high suicide rate among Bhutanese (really Nepali) refugees first admitted during the Bush Administration.  Even before Bush’s Asst. Secretary of State for Population Refugees and Migration, Ellen Sauerbrey, gave the go-ahead to resettle 60,000 from UN camps (the UN wanted to close the camps so we said sure! and now we are up to over 80,000 Bhutanese scattered across America) we learned that the Bhutanese really preferred to live in their own culture in their part of the world.

The “Bhutanese” are really Nepali people who had lived in Bhutan. Bhutan expelled them and Nepal didn’t want them back. So, why was it in our national interest to bring over 80,000 to America? It was a Bush Administration decision. Did the Republicans want to import more cheap labor?

See our huge archive on the Bhutanese (mostly Hindu) migration to America by clicking here.   It goes back nearly eight years to a time when the Bhutanese did not want to be “scattered to the four winds.”

For all of you contemplating ‘welcoming’ refugees to your towns and cities, remember that health care/mental health care costs will be borne by state and local taxpayers.

From The Columbus Dispatch  (hat tip: Julie).  What is going on in Ohio that there is so much immigration and refugee news coming out of the state (see our Ohio archive)?  A suspicious person might think that Ohio was somehow being targeted for colonization!

So they recently surveyed 200 members of the Nepali-speaking Hindu minority who had fled the Himalayan mountain kingdom of Bhutan a quarter-century ago during an ethnic cleansing led by the Buddhist elite.

What they discovered shocked them.

Bhutanese refugees in central Ohio are twice as likely to report thinking about suicide as are those elsewhere in the U.S. They have high rates of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress and report that they smoke and use alcohol more frequently than other Bhutanese refugees.
“It’s a serious wake-up call,” said Surendra Bir Adhikari, an administrator for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services who led the research project.

[….]

Between October 2008 and September 2014, 5,654 Bhutanese were resettled in Ohio, including 1,738 in Franklin County. The total population is larger because of the family members and others who have arrived in the state from other parts of the U.S.

Local leaders of the Bhutanese community estimate the total population at close to 20,000, but state officials think it is lower. In 2012, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the suicide rate among Bhutanese refugees resettled in America was 20.3 per 100,000 people. That’s nearly twice the rate among the general U.S. population and higher than the global suicide rate of 16.9 percent.

No jobs and yet we keep the refugee flow coming!  Look at the Ohio numbers on this map!

Besides facing language and religious barriers, refugees worry about loved ones and friends left behind. And there’s often a disconnect between their idyllic views of life in America and the difficulties they encounter finding jobs that pay well.

[….]

Much more needs to be done to address the social isolation, substance abuse and trauma experienced by refugees and immigrants, local and state officials say.

They want “mental-health first-aid training” offered to help identify, understand and respond to signs of addiction and mental illnesses in refugees. They’d like to see more health-care systems provide both medical and mental-health services under one roof to lessen the stigma.

There is more, continue reading here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, health issues, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

Texas gets more refugees than any state in the nation (primer part II)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 8, 2015

Update June 9th:  Part III is here.  It is for everyone, not just Texans.

As I said yesterday in Part I of the (hopefully) Texas trilogy, in 2011 Texas moved into the number one spot in the nation for refugee resettlement.  Yesterday someone commented to me that that is the year the push was on to begin turning Texas BLUE.  The refugee numbers themselves are not great enough yet, but combined with all of the other immigration to Texas, both legal and illegal, the idea is not so far-fetched.

Hindu_residents

Elderly refugees in Vickery Meadows are eligible for SSI although they have never paid into the system. Photo here: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/park-cities/headlines/20141011-vickery-meadow-neighborhood-is-melting-pot-of-america.ece

That reminds me, have you read Ann Coulter’s new book, “Adios America: The Left’s plan to turn our country into a Third World hellhole?”  I’ve just started it, but she doesn’t pull punches and says straight up: Democrats want the voters, employers want cheap labor, rich people want nannies, maids and gardeners, Republicans want campaign cash and churches want taxpayer money! 

Support for mass immigration, including refugee resettlement, is thus the one issue that binds those disparate sections of the American political landscape.  It leaves the rest of America suffering the consequences of their greed!

Read yesterday’s post, Texas Part I, if you missed it then continue here:

Longtime readers know that there are nine major federal resettlement contractors that divvy-up the refugees chosen mostly by the UN and then distribute them to 49 states (Wyoming, so far, has received no refugees).  They have been working at this secretive ‘seeding’ program for 35 years!  These are the nine:

Then they further divide them between their (350!) subcontractors.   Please go to this list of subcontractors everywhere and scroll down to Texas.

Recognizing how lucrative the ‘welcoming’ Texas turf is (contractors are paid by the head to resettle refugees), eight of the nine contractors have set up shop somewhere in Texas.  The only one with no office there yet is the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society!

Dallas…..

One little nugget I gleaned from my reading is that it is the International Rescue Committee does most of the resettling in Vickery Meadows (readers may remember that the Liberian man who died of Ebola was visiting family there) the large multi-ethnic immigrant enclave in North Dallas.   However, two other contractors doing business as Refugee Services of Texas (LIRS and CWS) resettle refugees as does the US conference of Catholic Bishops/Catholic Charities there and elsewhere in Dallas as well.

healthcare Vickery

Taxpayer funded healthcare is available to refugees. Photo from 2014 Vickery Meadows story here: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/park-cities/headlines/20141011-vickery-meadow-neighborhood-is-melting-pot-of-america.ece

New Texas readers need to know that the International Rescue Committee, headquartered in New York, is now headed by David Miliband, a British citizen and brother to UK Labor Party (let’s rub the right’s nose in diversity!) head honcho Ed Miliband (aka “Red Ed”).

When Miliband arrived in New York to head up this ‘non-profit’ (with a yearly income of nearly a half a billion dollars), he was feted at a gala event in New York that saw George Soros, Bill Clinton, Samantha Power and Madeleine Albright toasting him.

Miliband’s predecessor pulled down a salary and benefits package of nearly $500,000, so we can assume Miliband is in the same salary range running a US resettlement agency!

It is the rich elitist International Rescue Committee that is one of three US State Department contractors bringing refugees to Vickery Meadows.  The four contractors (LIRS, CWS, USCCB and IRC) brought Dallas a total of 2,428 refugees in 2014!

In 2014, Dallas alone got more refugees than most states got for the whole state!  How fair is that?

See this map!

Go to the Texas Dept. of State Health Services for more nuggets of information.

Most Dallas County refugees in recent years came from:  Iraq, Burma, Afghanistan, Bhutan, and Somalia.  Top asylees cared for by the contractors in Dallas include Egyptians, Eritreans, and Ethiopians.  By the way asylees normally get into the country illegally or overstay a visa and then claim asylum.

Health issues are of concern in Dallas County because refugees there have the worst rate of screening of any county in Texas with 13% going unscreened.  Of the screened, 19% are positive for TB, 11% parasites and 3% HepB.

Remember you are paying for all of this as the federal government has over time passed the cost of the refugee program off on to the states!

One cost local taxpayer’s must bear is the cost of translation services.  In Dallas County, 91% of refugees in need of health services require an interpreter.   The top language needed is Arabic!   No surprise, as Arabic is the top language spoken by refugees admitted to the US in recent years.

That’s all for today!

Here is your homework assignment!  Anyone who gets an ‘R & P Abstract’ out of a Texas subcontractor gets a gold star!

I know it is overused, but knowledge is power!

This post describes what an abstract is.  Read it. Then go to the list of subcontractors. Find one near you and call the office.  Tell them you would like their most recent R & P Abstract (FY2015).   They will most likely tell you that you can’t have it and some will pretend that they don’t know what you are talking about!  If you get one, be amazed! as the word has gone out nationally to all subcontractors—don’t give out the abstracts to anyone and be sure to tell the big boys and girls in Washington (the refugee industry’s lobbying arm) that people are asking for them.

P.S.  If you didn’t see yesterday’s homework assignment, go here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, health issues, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: | 9 Comments »

You’ve been funding ‘healthy marriage’ grants to non-profit resettlement contractors

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 2, 2015

Your tax dollars:

I’ve been meaning for awhile to give our new readers some information that we have written about over the years, and, for longtime readers, this is an update.

Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota, the primary refugee contractor in the state, received $1.2 million of your tax dollars to promote Healthy Fatherhood.

We talk all the time about how non-profit refugee resettlement agencies are paid by the head, by the US State Department, to resettle refugees to your towns and cities.

However, that is only a drop in the bucket when it comes to the millions they get from you for every sort of grant under the sun!

One such program you have funded over the years is the Refugee Healthy Marriage Program.

We told you here in 2013 what we found in the 2009 Office of Refugee Resettlement Annual report to Congress.

I see there are still grants listed on page A-24 of the 2010 Annual Report and a description of how millions of your dollars are educating refugees on how to have healthy marriages beginning on page 21 of the report.

Incidentally, these annual reports are a treasure trove of information for those of you who are digging deeper around the country.

However…..

A huge expansion of the Healthy Marriage program occurred in 2010!

The new program is now called ‘Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood!’  You pay for it!

What is IRCO doing with your money? Wouldn’t you like to know! http://www.irco.org/who-we-are/mission-vision-and-values/

 

This is how the Dept. of Health and Human Services describes the program:

The Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood initiative is part of ACF’s strategy to improve the lives of children. ACF funded a local network of 121 organizations in 47 states to provide comprehensive healthy relationship and marriage education services, responsible parenting, and job and career advancement activities to advance economic stability and improve the overall well-being of children and their parents.

The Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (CRA) provided $75 million for Healthy Marriage grants and $75 million for Responsible Fatherhood grants. The grantees are conducting a range of activities including marriage education and enrichment programs specifically designed for existing couples, including married couples, engaged couples, and individuals interested in marriage. Responsible Fatherhood programs target all fathers, including non-custodial parents and fathers who have or will soon reenter their communities from incarceration.

What are we paying Catholic Charities of Wichita, KS to do with almost $1.5 million of your tax dollars?

The Healthy Marriage Program serves 60 grantees and 73,346 participants; the Responsible Fatherhood program serves 55 grantees and 14,894 participants; and the Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Reentry Pilot Project serves 4 grantees and 945 participants.

Grants totaled nearly $60 million in one year alone!

I did find a list of grant recipients which includes some of our usual resettlement contractors here for 2011, but haven’t the time or patience to search for newer lists of who is receiving millions of tax dollars—just short of $60 million in this one year!  Be sure to look down the whole list.

I wonder if these mostly non-profits are ever audited???  I doubt it.

Readers are always asking what can we do?

Well, here is one thing,  find one of these grant recipients located near you and find out exactly what they are doing with hundreds of thousands of dollars per agency to ‘help the children.’

Become like the investigative journalists of old!

More tomorrow or later this week on other outrageous grants (culturally appropriate daycare, refugee matched savings accounts, refugee gardening projects, etc.).

Posted in Changing the way we live, health issues, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: | 3 Comments »

Did you know that disabled and senior refugees get SSI? Fort Wayne, IN Somali case is illustrative

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 12, 2015

And, some receive it virtually upon arrival in the US.

Update May 13th:  Here is Part II of Said’s saga:  SSA wants some of the money back, here. When you read this see if you ask yourself the same question I do—do any of the do-gooders think any of this through before pushing more and more destitute refugees into our social ‘safety’ net?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides cash to low-income people who are either aged (65 or older), blind, or disabled.

This story is from the Fort Wayne New-Sentinel.

A few years ago we wrote extensively on Ft. Wayne and its huge Burmese refugee population.  In fact it is the first place we learned that refugees are admitted to the US with TB.  The Ft. Wayne (Allen County) health department was struggling with a large number of cases in 2007 (and may still be).

So, now comes a story about a Somali who hasn’t been able to work and has been receiving kidney dialysis.  But, he is up against the little-known ‘seven year rule’ which says an immigrant must become a citizen within 7 years of arrival in order to continue to receive taxpayer-funded services like SSI.

The focus of the story is Sugow Said who was resettled in Ft. Wayne in 2004 and is illustrative of the consequences and cost of resettling refugees who will make no contribution to America.

After arriving in Fort Wayne, Said first worked at a cemetery, then later for an office cleaning company.

Said’s life now revolves around dialysis treatments. He has end-stage renal disease, likely due to living for years with untreated high blood pressure before coming to the United States. Since starting dialysis in 2010, he has been physically unable to work at the cleaning job or another one that accommodates his stringent three-days-a-week dialysis schedule and his limited labor and very limited English language skills.

We are told that Nyein Chan, refugee resettlement coordinator for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, helps run the only resettlement program in Ft. Wayne at the moment.

Because of his disability, in early 2011, Said applied for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In an April 11, 2011, letter, Social Security informed Said: “We have carefully reviewed the facts of your case and have approved the claim for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits that you filed on Jan. 18, 2011.”

SSI initially provided a lifeline of $535 a months for the family, which includes the Saids’ three youngest children, all now teenagers. By 2014, annual adjustments by the Social Security Administration (SSA) had increased Said’s SSI monthly check to $721.

[….]

The SSA operations manual states qualified aliens with disabilities are told when first receiving SSI about the seven-year time limit in which they must gain U.S. citizenship or lose their SSI. An annual reminder about the seven-year rule is also to be mailed to each recipient.

Only in Said’s initial 15-page approval letter, which he was never able to read on his own, was the rule mentioned and explained.

[….]

Health department clinics see a growing number of older refugees with physical and mental disabilities, McMahan [Allen County Commissioner of Health Dr. Deborah McMahan] said.

“I recently had an 80-year-old who was seeing and hearing things,” she noted. “How am I going to teach him English?”

Congress in the past has addressed the seven-year rule, with National Senior Citizens Law Center, now called Justice in Aging, helping lead those efforts for nearly two decades, said Gerald McIntyre(cq), directing attorney for the agency whose mission is to fight senior poverty through law.

[….]

“No one is spending time on this now,” he said. “It is really hopeless. There is such hostility,” he said, even for humanitarian immigrants.

No kidding!  Too many refugees with too many needs will eventually sour initially welcoming and generous Americans on the whole scheme.  Concerned citizens and taxpayer are asking—-what about our own poor and disabled people?

There is much more, read it all here.

Catholic Resettlement Programs throughout the US—resettling refugees and ‘Unaccompanied alien children.’

I just discovered this handy list at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops website of all their resettlement offices in the US!

Maybe the Bishops could pony-up the money needed by Mr. Said?

See our Ft. Wayne archive, here.  This post is filed in our ‘where to find information’ category and in our ‘health issues’ file.   New readers might want to check those out.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, health issues, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: | 8 Comments »

Buffalo refugee overload: Is the need for “culturally-engaged health care” coming to a town near you?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 8, 2015

It is, if you allow your town or city to become the next ‘welcoming’ community for thousands of third world refugees in desperate need of healthcare.

Buffalo, NY (Erie County) is one of the federal government’s “preferred communities” for refugee resettlement and is, according to this meeting announcement, the largest resettlement site in New York State.  NY is among the top five resettlement states in the US.

Go here for our extensive archive on problems with refugees in Buffalo.  See especially this 2012 post where we learned that the Christian and Jewish population is declining and the Muslim population increasing in and around Buffalo (thanks to Christian and Jewish resettlement contractors listed below!).

When they say “culturally-engaged” healthcare, do they mean that refugees have health issues that are related to the cultural practices they bring to America, like ‘female genital mutilation?’ I see NY is one of the top states for at risk girls! https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/concerned-about-female-genital-mutilation-in-the-american-refugee-population/

Think long and hard about whether your town or city wants to take on the massive (and expensive!) physical and mental health care of thousands of refugees!

From the University of Buffalo News (hat tip: Joanne):

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) will hold the second annual Western New York Refugee Health Summit on Thursday, April 9 …

[….]

Called “Community conversations to build pathways toward culturally engaged health care in Buffalo,” the health summit is being held as part of the SPHHP’s celebration of National Public Health Week.

[….]

Erie County resettles the highest number of refugees in New York State; approximately one third of the state’s 3,700 refugees resettled in Buffalo in 2013. Many arrive in the U.S. driven from their home countries by social and political upheaval, war, and economic or agricultural distress. Even with committed organizations assisting refugees, many barriers exist to obtaining culturally-engaged health care.

The summit will provide a forum where health care providers and refugees can meet and discuss ways to overcome the five main barriers to care that refugees face: coordinating stakeholders, mentoring of providers, mobilizing community leaders, dealing with language barriers and addressing gaps in providing care.  [By the way, “stakeholders” does not apply to you, the taxpayers footing the bill for all of this healthcare and most likely this summit too!—ed]

Participants also will review an online platform that is being developed to better share and coordinate Western New York health resources for refugees.

[….]

Participating community agency partners include the Burmese Community Support Center, Community Health Center of Buffalo, Neighborhood Health Center, H.E.A.L. International, Jericho Road Community Health Center, International Institute of Buffalo, Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc., Catholic Charities of Buffalo, Jewish Family Services of Buffalo and Erie County, and the UB Schools of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health and Health Professions, and Social Work.

Wow!  Check it out!  No wonder Buffalo is so overloaded with needy refugees, five of the nine major contractors have offices there!

BTW, when I first posted this handy list of resettlement subcontractors in December, the State Department said they had 180 cities, but I saw yesterday that they are saying 190 cities (so they gained ten more in the last few months!).

CWS  (Church World Service)
NY-CWS-07: Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc
Address:
Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214-2152
Phone:
716-882-4963

DFMS (Episcopal Migration Ministries)
NY-DFMS-07: Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc
Address:
2459 Main Street, Suite 317
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone:
716-882-4963

HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society)
NY-HIAS-06: Jewish Family Service Of Buffalo And Erie County
Address:
70 Barker Street
Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone:
716-883-1914

USCCB (US Conference of Catholic Bishops)
NY-USCCB-02: Refugee Assistance Program Catholic Charities
Address:
20 Herkimer Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone:
716-842-0270

USCRI  (US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants)
NY-USCRI-02: International Institute Of Buffalo, Inc.
Address:
864 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone:
716-883-190

LOL!  I bet they are all competing with each other to bring in the paying refugee ‘clients.’

We have an extensive ‘health issues’ category you might like to visit, here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, health issues, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where, women's issues | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

Top languages spoken by refugees admitted to the US—Arabic is #1

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 1, 2015

Although I have posted on this before, for all of our new readers, here it is again.  This is from the Refugee Processing Center which is the US State Department’s data collection site for refugee information.

Just remember!  When your town “welcomes” refugees, you will receive refugees from many places. You cannot choose your refugees by saying, only send me the nice Christians from Burma or the Congo, for example.

And, since the Clinton Executive order (which Bush refused to rescind), your local and state government (you, the taxpayer) are responsible for supplying translators for all sorts of problems that crop up in schools, health departments, hospitals, the criminal justice system and anywhere else federal money is involved.

Translation services are becoming one of the most significant (and costly) cottage industries orbiting within the refugee resettlement industry.

Here are the top ten languages spoken by refugees entering the US (from Fiscal Year 2008 to the end of the first quarter of FY 2015 (December 31, 2014))

    Arrivals
Rank Native Language FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 Cumulative Total
1 Arabic 9,767 13,675 15,199 7,372 9,938 17,230 17,859 4,430 95,470
2 Nepali 5,302 13,450 12,355 14,993 15,114 9,164 8,484 1,304 80,166
3 Sgaw Karen 7,460 3,331 5,833 6,521 4,148 5,011 4,115 1,046 37,465
4 Somali 2,402 3,879 4,787 3,057 4,763 7,295 8,449 2,664 37,296
5 Spanish 4,247 4,831 4,951 2,976 2,075 4,429 4,305 778 28,592
6 Chaldean 2,897 3,783 2,550 1,392 1,790 1,954 1,328 204 15,898
7 Burmese 3,769 2,040 1,414 1,290 1,146 1,523 1,066 233 12,481
8 Armenian 3,625 3,444 1,798 747 387 875 1,190 263 12,329
9 Kayah 0 5,267 1,922 1,179 595 784 637 136 10,520
10 Other Minor Languages 1,788 1,913 1,667 673 1,006 1,277 1,124 242 9,690
  Total 41,257 55,613 52,476 40,200 40,962 49,542 48,557 11,300

339,907

 

Do you see that low Somali number for 2008, that is the year that the US State Department shut down the Somali family reunification program when they discovered wide spread fraud—-Somalis were lying on their applications and found not to be related at all to those they claimed were kin.  Surprised?  You shouldn’t be!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, health issues, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Where to find information | Tagged: , | 7 Comments »

Tuesday is world TB Day: most cases in US arise in refugee and immigrant communities

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 22, 2015

This is an article from Washington state where they say their TB rate has dropped slightly in the last year.

From the Bonney Lake Courier Herald:

Washington has had a slight decline in tuberculosis (TB) cases in 2014 but state and local public health officials are still on high alert when it comes to this disease. TB is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest infectious killer worldwide.

[….]

“Tuberculosis remains a disease of concern internationally and in Washington,” State Communicable Disease Epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist said. “TB can be diagnosed, treated, and cured, yet it takes real commitment and effort to effectively deal with this disease.”

[….]

Drug-resistant TB continues to be a serious public health threat in Washington. This variation requires longer treatment periods with drugs that are more expensive. In 2014, 20 cases reported to the state health department were resistant to one or more drugs currently used as a first line of treatment for TB; two were multi-drug resistant. Infection control procedures must be in place in hospitals or health care settings to prevent exposure to this disease and keep it from spreading.

TB rates are often higher among racial and ethnic groups. In 2014, 72.5 percent of cases in the state were in people born outside the U.S. or its territories. In 2014, 43.5 percent of all cases in Washington were among Asians, followed by Hispanics (15.5 percent), blacks (15.5 percent), and whites (11.9 percent). Between 2012 and 2014 the greatest risk of TB in Washington was among Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander communities (27.7 cases per 100,000).

27 students and teachers have tested positive for TB in one Kansas City, MO high school. No word on who Patient Zero might be, see the story here.

See our health issues category, here, for more on refugee physical and mental health problems.

Posted in Changing the way we live, health issues, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

Ireland turns down some Syrian refugees due to enormous anticipated medical costs

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 21, 2015

As theInvasion of Europe continues, Irish hospitals seem to have some common sense.

From the Irish Times:

At the time of this report, Germany said they will take 20,000 Syrians and the US said we will take an “open-ended number.” Now we know the US State Department is shooting for 2,000 before Sept. 30th of this year. Chart here: http://www.thejournal.ie/syrian-refugees-ireland-2-1565934-Jul2014/

A number of refugees due for resettlement in Ireland have been diverted to other countries after the Health Service Executive said they would not be offered medical treatment here.

In five cases involving programme refugees since 2011, the HSE when asked to provide treatment in the Irish health service did not do so, it has confirmed. “The HSE reviews the medical details of these people before they travel. In cases where treatment was not offered in Ireland, it was felt that it was not in the best interest of the applicant. These cases are then referred to another country for consideration,” a spokeswoman said.

Over the same period, it has treated 15 programme refugees with medical needs and it hopes to treat five more this year.

Remember!  It is the UN that is calling the shots and putting pressure on western countries to take refugees.

Programme refugees have been invited to live here by the State under the auspices of the UN Refugee Agency’s Resettlement Programme.

Almost 280 programme refugees from various countries were received by Ireland between 2011 and 2014.

According to the HSE, 90 Syrian refugees were resettled in this country since October 2014. A further 220 refugees are expected to arrive in 2015 and in 2016.

Go here to learn more about Ireland and refugee problems.

Posted in Europe, health issues, Muslim refugees, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,113 other followers

%d bloggers like this: