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Senator Jeff Sessions’ Senate subcommittee has re-scheduled Refugee Oversight hearing

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 24, 2016

This is the same hearing that the Dept. of State said they couldn’t attend last week because they were too busy hobnobbing at the United Nations.

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One of those scheduled to testify is Bob Carey the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (HHS). Carey came to his government job from a major refugee contracting job at the International Rescue Committee. He had previously served as chair of the Refugee Council USA, the lobbying arm for the refugee industry. (Revolving door!) http://www.acf.hhs.gov/about/leadership/bob-carey

The hearing in Sessions’ subcommittee ‘Immigration and the National Interest’ will be this coming Wednesday, the 28th.

Go here for details.

I’m thinking that maybe you should tell your US Senators on Monday and Tuesday to take the time this week to attend Sessions’ hearing so they won’t be so ignorant about this program that is changing (and endangering!) America. It is a good excuse to call them.

Heck, you could even tell  your House Members to walk across the Hill and stop in since the House Judiciary Committee (Rep. Trey Gowdy is Sessions’ counterpart in the House) isn’t doing anything.

Again, check out the Senate Subcommittee website here. I expect they will be live-streaming the event.

For a reminder of what happened at this same hearing last year, go here.

And, by the way, until Sessions’ hearing last year, Congress had not been doing its legally required hearing on the Presidential Determination.  I believe that hearing was the first since 9/11.

Here is what I said last year about the law!  LOL! I wonder if there is anyway to sue the House Judiciary Committee for breaking the law?

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Where is the House Judiciary Committee on Obama’s refugee plan? Where is the hearing?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 24, 2016

The Refugee Act of 1980 requires a hearing in both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on the Presidential ‘determination’ on the number of refugees the President is proposing for the upcoming fiscal year—in advance of the fiscal year.

FY2017 begins a week from today!

We know that Senator Jeff Sessions scheduled a hearing and that the Obama State Department refused to attend (see here).

***Update*** Senate hearing postponed from last week is now scheduled for Wednesday the 28th of September.  Details here.

But where is the House?

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Rep. Trey Gowdy is Chairman of the subcommittee responsible for the Refugee Admissions Program. He did not sign the Babin letter where more than 30 of his colleagues (found the time to sign) are asking that funding be stopped for refugees coming from terrorist-producing regions of the world. We are told that Gowdy has since written his own PRIVATE letter to Speaker Ryan on the subject. If there is a letter (doubtful). Why the secrecy?

I just checked the House Judiciary Committee hearing schedule and there is nothing scheduled this week on the largest and most dangerous number of refugees we have proposed to admit to the US probably ever!

Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy has a hearing scheduled this week on how New Orleans became a sanctuary city, but nothing else.

(It is Gowdy’s subcommittee that would be responsible for reforming the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program, but no one in 30 years, including Gowdy, has had the guts to tackle it.)

I’m sure that New Orleans illegal alien problem is a very important issue, but….

no where near as important as 110,000 refugees (20,000-30,000 Syrians) arriving in the US beginning next Saturday!

And, so far, Chairman of the full committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, doesn’t have any hearing scheduled either when you know that the Administration will open the flood gates in October trying to get as many of their 110,000 in here before Obama leaves office in January.

Are Goodlatte and Gowdy going to sit by silently and watch?

I want you to have a look at the Congressional calendar (below) as it stands right now for the last few months and through the end of they year.  They can’t wait to get that Continuing Budget Resolution (CR) done and get out of DC so they can campaign.

And, the reason we once again will be looking at a Budget rush-job is that Congress (under the leadership of Speaker Paul Ryan) once again did not get their work done in a timely fashion.

Look at this calendar! Frankly they shouldn’t be off for 6 weeks beginning this Friday!

 

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Most recent calendar I could find, there may be an updated one.

 

But, don’t despair, you have perhaps one of the best opportunities to make their lives miserable as the majority of your representatives will be up for re-election on November 8th. You will need to reach them in their districts on this, in my opinion, the most critical issue this country faces—immigration and specifically refugee resettlement!  Be at every townhall they hold. Picket their offices and their homes if you must to get their attention.

Don’t let any member of the House, or US Senator, tell you it is too late for this year!

They will be coming back to finish the budget during the lame duck session and you need to ‘educate’ them at home because they can cut out funding for the refugee program in the lame duck!  More on that later.

BTW, I don’t know where they are at the moment on the CR (short term funding of the federal government), but keep telling them you want the Refugee Admissions Program defunded (use the word moratorium!) because as frustrating as it is trying to get through to them, your persistence alone sends them a warning message about how important this issue is to you (and to the future of America!).

For any of you who want to read-up on the issue, everything I’ve written on Congress’ role as the branch of government that doles out the money for Obama’s programs is tagged ‘Where is Congress.’ 

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Resettlement industry wants 100,000 Syrians in FY17, 210,000 total refugees and billions more from Congress

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 23, 2016

Just to recap, Obama’s final ‘determination’ sent to Capitol Hill a week ago calls for a ceiling*** of 110,000 refugees from all over the world for Fiscal year 2017 which begins in 8 days.  He did not indicate how many of those would be Syrians but recently we learned that 20,000-30,000 would likely be Syrian Muslims.

the National Clean Energy Summit 7.0 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on September 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Political and economic leaders are attending the summit to discuss a domestic policy agenda to advance alternative energy for the country's future.

Hillary and John Podesta (working for George Soros) started the Center for American Progress and you can bet if she gets in the White House, the two of them will open the floodgates to the third world. http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=6709

Thanks to Richard at Blue Ridge Forum for spotting this story at the Center for American Progress (CAP) where the resettlement contractors and their friends spell out what they really want. 

They want the 110,000 to be a floor and not a ceiling and they want 100,000 Syrian Muslims on top of 110,000 other refugees.

They also drop some astounding numbers about how many billions of dollars they want from the REPUBLICAN Congress.

Here is the story from earlier in the week:

After a slow start in fiscal year 2016—in which, by the end of May, the United States had only resettled one-quarter of its stated commitment of 10,000 Syrian refugees—the administration announced on August 29 that it had hit its target. According to the administration’s report to Congress laying out its 2017 resettlement goals—the “Proposed Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2017”—the administration now believes it will surpass its original goal, bringing in up to 13,000 Syrians by the end of September.

Most importantly, the report to Congress makes clear that the United States will surpass even the commitment made by Secretary of State John Kerry in September 2015 to bring in 100,000 refugees in FY 2017: It raises the target for resettlement in FY 2017 to 110,000 refugees.

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Human Rights First, for example, has called for the administration to admit 100,000 Syrians next year in addition to 100,000 refugees from the rest of the world.

Whatever number of Syrians the administration ultimately decides to admit, it should view the commitment to resettling 110,000 total refugees in FY 2017 as a floor, rather than a ceiling, and should do everything in its power to increase the number of refugees admitted.

They know what we have been trying to say for weeks! Congress has the power to slow the invasion if they want to because the resettlement contractors have virtually no money of their own. 

They need your money to change your towns!

CAP continues:

Funding is critical, and the ball is in Congress’ court

While the Obama administration has stepped up to raise the numbers of refugees to be resettled, Congress has not, to date, provided a corresponding increase in the funds available to ensure that these individuals are able to resettle smoothly, find livelihoods, and become self-sufficient soon after arrival—a key goal of the U.S. refugee program.

The funding Congress appropriated for FY 2016 was based on an estimate of only 75,000 refugees being resettled. When the administration raised its target to 85,000 refugees, Congress did not increase the funding to match. This means that over the past year, the government has had to resettle more refugees with fewer funds. To make matters worse, Congress will most likely only fund the government for the remainder of the calendar year using a continuing resolution—a stopgap, short-term funding bill rather than a full-year appropriation—likely holding the amount of funding for resettlement to FY 2016 levels. This will become all the more difficult to sustain as the number of refugees admitted grows to 110,000.

Take the Office of Refugee Resettlement, or ORR, as an example. This agency helps integrate newly arrived refugees into American life and society, providing financial and medical assistance, social work and case management, and language and job training programs. It also has primary responsibility for the housing and care of unaccompanied children who arrive in the United States. In FY 2016, the ORR received a little less than $1.7 billion to accomplish these tasks. With an increase in the numbers of both refugees being resettled and unaccompanied children arriving, however, ORR’s budget is stretched thin.

The Refugee Council USA (mentioned below) is the lobbying arm of the resettlement industry in Washington.

The administration’s FY 2017 budget, based on the original goal of resettling 100,000 refugees, calls for the ORR to receive about $2.2 billion, while Refugee Council USA—the main umbrella group for organizations working to resettle and protect refugees—has called for the ORR to receive $2.95 billion. Either way, Congress must come together to provide more funding to the agency.

The Continuing Budget Resolution as it now stands has barely half that much and we are urging Congress to cut even more deeply.

Keep calling them and tell them that you know they, the Republican leadership, hold the cards—not Obama!

We have written a lot about the Refugee Council USA and also about the Center for American Progress, so please use our search function if you want to learn more.

***On this ‘ceiling’ issue: for all the time I have been writing this blog, the industry has been working to make sure the ceiling is met. But, it is only a ceiling.  The President can, during the course of the year, go below the ceiling and in some earlier years a president has.  So it strikes me that if Donald Trump is elected, he could very well just (at minimum) go way below the ‘ceiling’ (tell his Secretary of State to slow it down) after he is inaugurated without even initiating a battle (over Obama’s last determination) in the opening months of his administration.

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As of this writing, it appears that House Republicans are only going to try the same old ‘show vote’ again

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 22, 2016

I don’t know exactly what is happening. I don’t have any inside track, but since you all have been calling your members of Congress to defund the Refugee Admissions Program (Rep. Babin’s strategy is a good one), I need to tell you what some House Republicans proposed two days ago.

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Republican Congressional leaders have been enabling Obama for years. And, they are about to do it again on refugee funding. Why?

Go here to page 8 of HR 6071 (Title III Ensuring vetting of refugees to Keep Americans Safe).

It is the same old scam they tried to pull last year where the Director of the FBI and the Director of National Intelligence would certify that individual refugees from only Iraq and Syria would have to be ‘certified’ terror free.

This is what Senator Jeff Sessions said last year when Congress was addressing the same issue!

The Republican Congress decides how many are brought to America by how much funding they make available.

Senator Jeff Sessions last year:

There is only one true check now against the President going it alone: Congressional funding. In his annual budget request, the President asked for more than $1 billion to fund the Refugee Admissions Program. All Congress has to do is make clear that the President’s funding request will not be granted unless he meets certain necessary Congressional requirements – the first of which should be to make clear that Congress, not the President, has the final say on how many refugees are brought into the United States and from where.

Apparently negotiations are on-going between the House and Senate to get the Continuing Budget Resolution done so they can get home to campaign so they can get back in there in January and not do their work again next year.

Will let you know what I learn later today or tomorrow (you may know before me!).

See my tag ‘Where is Congress’ for everything I’ve written on the funding issue in recent weeks.

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Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be Jihadists….or we will deport you too!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 22, 2016

We have focused our attention on the vetting process for refugee resettlement, maybe because that is easier to see, easier maybe to get a handle on, but most of the recent successful terror attacks in the US have been committed by those 3-year olds we  raised up after we ‘welcomed’ their families to America. How do you vet against those?

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In 2014 Mohamed Osman Mohamud was sentenced to 30-years for plotting to blow up a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, OR. He came here as a small child.

When I say “we,” I mean the US taxpayer.  We put roofs over their heads, we fed them, we treated their medical problems and sent them to school and college, and what came out at the end, not an upwardly mobile young man, but a killer for Allah.

So we can vet the refugees coming in all we want, but its the next generation that has turned to the teaching of Islam for their guidance.

Both of the terrorists last weekend (in NY/NJ and MN) came to America as small children, as refugees and asylees.

And, who can forget the Boston Bombers—the Tsarnaev brothers.  But, I bet you have long forgotten the Somali Christmas tree bomber and the evil creep who killed some of our military men in Chattanooga.  (I’m not bothering to list all of the Minnesota Somalis who either already left the country to join the international jihad or are in prison for trying to leave.)

All came as children who grew up supposedly assimilated and then said s**** the good life, I want to kill infidels.  How do you screen against those?

Do you remember when Obama went to the Philippines in 2015 and sneered at American ‘fears of 3-year olds?’

 

 

(There is actually a longer version of this same speech where he sneers at the idea of bringing in only Christians but could not find one that could be inserted easily here.)

Let’s be honest, if it weren’t for the vast numbers of Muslims being admitted through the refugee program we wouldn’t be talking about all of this.  We still couldn’t economically afford the unsustainable numbers Obama and the Republicans in Congress are admitting from all corners of the world, but Islamic terrorism would not be our major fear.

As far as I know, no 3-year-old Christian refugees have grown up to attack us (to bite the hand that fed them) in the name of their faith.

Face it! The only possible solution is a moratorium on Muslim refugees (and other legal immigrants) coming to the US from certain parts of the world, because yes, we have a legitimate (proven) fear of 3-year-olds.

An aside:  You know how we could expose the young jihadists living in our communities. If we had a law on the books to deport all immediate family members of a convicted Islamic terrorist and anyone else connected to that terrorist who could be proven to have known about his/her intentions—best friends, Imams, etc.  Imagine how quickly some of these potential jihadists would be turned in in advance!

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Refugee funding could be major budget battle this year between Republican Congress and Obama

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 21, 2016

Update: Just hold on! S.O.S. Looks like the Rs are going to try the same old scam they pulled last year. See my post from September 9th.  I  think we are headed down the same path. They must think that we are really really stupid. More tomorrow.

It is not just Rep. Brian Babin’s brave 36 members of Congress talking about amending the Continuing Budget Resolution in the House, but other Republican members are stepping up to question the wisdom of spending millions to bring in more migrants like Dahir Adan in Minnesota and Ahmad Khan Rahami in New Jersey.

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As usual Mitch McConnell does not want to have a fight with Obama!

Here is what the Daily Signal is reporting.  I will admit this budget process is confusing to me so I’m not presenting this as an expert. But, when you get to the end of the lengthy discussion, one thing I am taking away is that the House could attach something to withhold funding, but some Republicans in the House are pointing a finger at Senate Dems who they say have no will to protect us.

However!

What about Senate Republicans, does MAJORITY LEADER Mitch McConnell have the will to protect us or is it his BIG business interests (cheap labor/Chamber types) he is protecting? 

I know you are probably sick of hearing it, but this refugee program is more about cheap migrant labor than about humanitarianism!

Here is the Daily Signal (hat tip: Richard at Blue Ridge Forum).  This first part we know, but to recap:

As President Barack Obama used his final address before the United Nations General Assembly to urge world leaders to help protect refugees, Republicans in Congress threatened to use their budget powers to restrict who is admitted into the U.S.

While refugee resettlement has enjoyed bipartisan support in Congress historically, some Republicans want confirmation from U.S. intelligence leaders that screening procedures are strong enough to warrant a major American commitment to accepting more refugees during a time of heightened terrorism fears.

Thirty-seven Republican House members wrote a letter to House leadership this week asking them to use a must-pass spending bill as a vehicle for language that would block federal funding to refugees from Syria, the Middle East, and North Africa until national security officials can guarantee that terrorists cannot infiltrate the screening process.

“This is a clear and present danger to the U.S.,” said Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, who has sponsored legislation pausing refugee resettlement from “terrorism hot-spots” to the U.S., and who signed onto the letter.

Setting the stage (Daily Signal continues):

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Rep Mark Meadows takes a stand to protect you!

With Congress in control of the funding for refugee resettlement, Republicans say their concerns over vetting procedures for admitting refugees to the U.S. outweigh other concerns, and that they need more assurances the program cannot be infiltrated by Islamic extremists.

In calling for stronger vetting, these critics have pointed to testimony last year to Congress from FBI Director James Comey, in which he said there are challenges to how the U.S. screens refugees, specifically with the limitations in gathering intelligence in war-torn Syria.

Republicans also note recent terrorist attacks in Europe where some of the terrorists involved had posed as refugees.

“We have a new dimension on the national security front that we never faced before,” said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., in an interview with The Daily Signal.

“Where in the past refugees have come to the U.S. as a place of rescue and safety, now we have credible evidence that suggests that ISIS and other terror groups are trying to take advantage of our generosity and compassion. So that does necessitate a change in not only our priorities, but also the funding we allocate to this particular issue.”

We didn’t know this, that the Freedom Caucus has a strategy as the refugee issue might be used as a negotiating chip in determining whether the budget resolution will be revisited in the lame duck session (between the election and the end of the year) or extended in to the new year.

By the way, if Trump is elected and the budget must be debated in December it could be one helluva battle over refugees at that point in time (and this is why we must keep pushing this now!).

Meadows is among members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who have said they would support a government spending bill that expires in December, rather than later in the new year, if the legislation contains language pausing refugee resettlement.

The Freedom Caucus prefers the spending bill to run past the lame-duck session of Congress, but Meadows and other members say they’d abandon that position if their concerns over refugee resettlement were addressed.

Then here is another Republican group with a concern about funding refugees from terrorist regions of the world and raising the specter of a government shutdown over refugee funding. (Again, the Daily Signal continues)

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Maryland’s Andy Harris ‘gets it’ and deserves praise for his leadership on this issue!

A larger House conservative group, the Republican Study Committee, is also pushing congressional leadership to include a policy rider to the spending bill related to the refugee issue.

“A lot of us agree with the vast majority of Americans that we should be certain we can vet these refugees before we give them free access to the U.S.,” said Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., a Freedom Caucus member who is running to become chairman of the Republican Study Committee. [Harris is also on the all-important Appropriations Committee—ed]

“I believe a CR [continuing resolution to fund the government] should have a refugee component as part of it,” Harris told The Daily Signal in an interview, adding:

If the president wants to threaten to shut down the government because he wants to take in refugees who are not vetted, especially given what happened in New York and New Jersey, I’d like to see that argument against it.

In the Senate, Senators Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz are expected to speak up about refugee funding, but there doesn’t seem to be the will there in the leadership to cut any funds!

The offices of House leadership—Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; and Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky.—would not confirm to The Daily Signal that they would attach a refugee-related measure to the spending bill, citing the privacy of ongoing negotiations.

The Senate is widely expected to release its version of the spending bill before the House does. Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., are among senators to speak out against Obama’s plan to take in more refugees this year.

But here at the end, we see the usual Republican (RINO) ploy—blame it on the Dems! This Congressman, whoever he is!, is shilling for the elite Republican establishment.

He is letting not only Paul Ryan off the hook, but the Senate MAJORITY LEADER  as well by saying if there is no Democratic support there is no sense doing anything. This is BS! The Republicans control Congress, not the Dems!

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If Charlie Dent is your Congressman, time to unload on him!

We know too much now, they can’t pull this c*** on us!

The Republicans are responsible for refugee funding! Maybe it is time for the Republicans to stand up for the principle (and the Constitution!) and if the Dems want to bring in potentially more terrorists let them be responsible!

The Daily Signal wraps up with this from an apparent establishment mouth piece!

Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., who leads House Republicans’ more centrist Tuesday Group, said he is doubtful party leaders would attach language related to refugees unless they know more Senate Democrats would vote for it.

“I believe any proposals that should go into the CR are ones that can attract the votes to pass, and I don’t know if this refugee rider can get the votes in the Senate,” Dent told The Daily Signal in an interview, referring to the continuing resolution to fund the government.

So, Dent is one of those Republicans who aren’t willing to fight or stand on principle. He thinks we will just blame one more loss on the Democrats!  Won’t work anymore!

Keep calling! It is working!

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Obama Administration thumbs nose at Senate Judiciary Committee, refuses to testify tomorrow

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 20, 2016

Senator Jeff Sessions had scheduled a legally required Senate hearing for tomorrow on the President’s ‘Determination’ about refugee numbers for Fiscal Year 2017 (begins in 11 days).

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Here you can tell by the usually mild Senator Sessions tone that a refusal to appear, by all branches of the administration that deal with refugees, is of major concern for the nation and a clear slap in the face to all American citizens with fears for the security and economic well-being of their communities.

This is stunning! United Nations First! (Not America First!).

Sessions: Obama Administration Subordinates Concerns Of The American People To Advance Agenda Of The United Nations

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest made the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s refusal to attend a hearing tomorrow about the Refugee Admissions Program:

 

“Despite having sufficient notice of a statutorily required hearing regarding its plans for the Refugee Admissions Program in Fiscal Year 2017, the Obama Administration has once again elected to subordinate both its relationship with Congress and the legitimate concerns of the American people to advance the agenda of the United Nations. The Department of State claims that not one official is available to appear at tomorrow’s scheduled hearing due to this week’s United Nations General Assembly and Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services have also refused to attend tomorrow’s hearing in a strange display of bureaucratic solidarity with the Department of State’s indefensible decision. The American people deserve explanations about the Administration’s reckless plans to admit 110,000 refugees beginning on October 1, 2016. They demand that their leaders end the lawlessness and abuses in the Refugee Admissions Program, and that their leaders place the safety and security of this country first.”

Stay tuned, we will keep you posted if the lawless Administration ever deigns to follow the law regarding the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program!  The hoopla in the UN over refugees was yesterday and today, so is the Judiciary hearing interrupting the the bureaucrats NYC party time?

Subpoena them!!!

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California World Relief refugee contractor lets cat out of bag: next year 20,000-30,000 Syrians will arrive

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 20, 2016

And, no doubt they will be at least 95% Syrian Sunni Muslims.

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Kirt Lewis: Yippee! Sacramento could get 2,000-3,000 Syrian Muslims! Photo: http://worldreliefsacramento.org/staff?title=&field_deparment_value=All&field_position_tid=All&page=1

When the Obama Administration went to Congress last week with its official “determination” for FY2017 which begins in 11 days (on October 1) and said that they want 110,000 refugees from all over the world admitted in FY17, they very pointedly made no mention of how many Syrians would be in that huge flow.

But, here, at the end of a story about the cost of educating refugees in California, a World Relief spokesman tells us what they all know on the inside (but are keeping secret from you!). (Hat tip: Joanne)

Early indicators suggest the U.S. is going to see more Syrian refugees next year–probably between 20,000 and 30,000,” Kirt Lewis, director of the Sacramento field office for World Relief, said in an interview. “As a rule of thumb, about 10 percent of those will end up settling in Northern California, and especially in Sacramento.”

To heck with Obama, it is the Republican Congress that will be responsible if this happens because they control the purse strings.  Contractors like World Relief have virtually NO MONEY unless they have yours—your taxpayer dollars!

Call your member of Congress today!  See here.  But call yours even if he/she is not on the Freedom Caucus.

Find your member of Congress by clicking here.

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In wake of Islamic terror attacks in 3 states, Obama goes to the UN to pitch for more Muslim refugee admissions

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 20, 2016

First, I’ll admit I haven’t read one article yet this morning about the Obama refugee extravaganza on the “margins” of the United Nations General Assembly today.

But, this one yesterday at Politico makes it very clear that those Islamic terrorists—the Somali in Minnesota and the Afghan in New Jersey—have complicated his mission.

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Just when I thought the former UN High Commissioner for Refugees had gone off to lay on a Portuguese beach somewhere, I see that the Socialist Antonio Guterres is now one of the top contenders to replace the outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. I followed Guterres lackluster leadership as UNHCR for years here at RRW. LOL! Ki-moon’s term ends on December 31, maybe they can keep it open for a month and give Obama a shot at the top job! http://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/portugals-ex-premier-antonio-guterres-emerges-as-frontrunner-to-succeed-un-secretary-general-ban-ki-moon-2930134/

Why? Because the average American has been so kept in the dark about how the refugee admissions program works and how there are myriad other LEGAL methods for migrants from terror-producing countries to enter the US, that they don’t give a damn about which program is which and the Islamic terrorists’ methods of entry—they just want it stopped!

If there is one action taken for decades that is now coming back to bite the refugee advocates in the a** it is the secrecy that has surrounded the refugee program from almost its beginning in the 1980’s and continues through yesterday as angry citizens everywhere are trying to get the basic information out of local resettlement contractors about who is coming to their towns and how many will it be.

You likely noticed, in my previous post that I was rather unenthusiastic about spending my day trying to figure out if the NY/NJ Afghan bomber is a refugee or not, it is because it is almost irrelevant. We are letting too many in to the US across the board and the average American knows that!

Here is the Politico story that caught my eye.

I guess those Islamic terrorists weren’t reading the press releases from the Obama Administration or they might have had the good sense to wait until AFTER Obama’s big pitch today before they launched their attempted killing spree!

UNITED NATIONS — The New York-area hunt for an Afghan-born bombing suspect cast a pall on this week’s gathering of international leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, a session U.S. President Barack Obama plans to use to rally support for helping the world’s refugees.

Instead, the search for and eventual capture Monday of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami gave a fresh talking point to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who wants to dramatically curtail U.S. admissions of refugees and other immigrants and who has criticized his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s more welcoming stance.

“I just saw that and wanted to weep,” a U.S.-based refugee advocate told POLITICO as news spread of the manhunt. “Trump is going to be all over this bullshit.”

And he was.

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It was not immediately clear how Rahami reached the United States, or whether he even arrived as a refugee. But activists acknowledged that such nuances would likely get lost in the debate this week as terrorism will likely become an even more prominent issue than it already is.

Yup! Continue reading Politico whine, here.

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US contributing millions to help Mexico, Ethiopia and others become resettlement countries

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 18, 2016

Maybe it would simply help the world if we told Mexico and Ethiopia to keep their own people at home!

Or, LOL! Maybe Ethiopia can resettle the excess Mexicans flooding the US border, and Mexico will welcome Ethiopian refugees that we still take by the thousands!  (Only countries willing to help refugees were permitted to attend Obama’s summit so Mexico and Ethiopia’s participation strikes me as very funny.)

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Obama’s UN team. The gang should all be there for Obama’s special robust refugee summit on Tuesday. That is UN Ambassador Samantha Power behind O. Learn more about her at our Power archive: https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/?s=Samantha+Power

One of the many taxpayer-funded goodies Obama will be talking about this week at the United Nations is our recent gift of $11 million to help launch the Emerging Resettlement Countries Joint Support Mechanism (ERCM). Presumably this new bureaucracy (one more UN agency) will be teaching other countries how to resettle refugees using our successful (ha! ha!) model.  Or, is it just one more way to redistribute American wealth?

Here is the press release from the State Department that made me laugh (chock full of their favorite lingo, robust and sustainable got two mentions each)! Emphasis below is mine:

The United States is pleased to announce a contribution of $11 million to the International Organization for Migration (IOM)*** and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support the Emerging Resettlement Countries Joint Support Mechanism (ERCM), a platform established to help countries create robust and sustainable refugee resettlement programs.

On September 20, 2016, leaders from Jordan, Mexico, Germany, Ethiopia, Sweden, and Canada, as well as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, will join President Obama in hosting the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees on the margins of this year’s UN General Assembly high-level week. The Summit will bring together governments from around the world that have made new and significant pledges in 2016 to address the most urgent needs of refugees and facilitate long-term durable solutions. Among the goals of the Summit is to double the global number of refugees resettled or admitted legally to third countries. A significant number of countries have stepped forward to launch or expand refugee resettlement efforts [Ethiopia? Mexico?–ed]. It is vital to the success of these efforts that their programs address the legal, administrative, and social challenges that refugees can face.

The U.S. contribution to the ERCM, managed by UNHCR and IOM, will provide both resources and expertise to assist countries in establishing the legal, institutional, and community framework necessary to create robust and sustainable resettlement programs. The ERCM will focus on providing support to newly established resettlement programs and may potentially support other pathways such as family reunification programs, study opportunities, and issuance of humanitarian visas. The United States strongly urges other donors to join in supporting this important mechanism. With full funding, the ERCM could help as many as 10 countries resettle nearly 30,000 refugees over the next three years.

***Up until very recently the IOM was a separate NGO, but has recently been incorporated in to the United Nations.

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