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As refugee numbers drop, resettlement contractors shrink and change focus

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 17, 2018

According to the LA Times, as paying refugee clients decline, refugee NGOs are now focusing on helping immigrants of all stripes on a longer term basis, presumably by raising private money!  Could this be a reawakening of real Christian charity?

I’m really sick of these stories.  I see them all over the country (this is the PR run-up to the President’s decision on how many refugees the US will take in FY19, a decision expected to be made public in September).

However, this story did have a few bits of information that are useful and make it worth posting.

Arrivals of refugees have hit historic lows. To stay afloat, resettlement agencies re-brand

The door to the nonprofit World Relief, tucked between a dance studio and a tutoring company on the second floor of a Garden Grove strip mall, still says “refugee resettlement services.”

world relief garden grove 2

In 2015, we obtained a World Relief internal letter instructing staff to not read Ann Corcoran’s blog!   https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/former-refugee-contractor-ceo-america-needs-refugees-to-teach-us-how-to-love-one-another/

But it’s been nearly a year since a new refugee has walked through it. 

The number of refugees admitted to the U.S. since President Trump took office has dropped to its lowest level in decades. As a result, the office and dozens of other refugee resettlement operations across the country have been forced to close, shift their resources or re-brand.

One of the advances I’ve seen over the last decade is that the media now reports that the contractors*** are paid by the US taxpayers on a per refugee basis.

Nine nonprofits across the country are federally approved to resettle refugees and receive government funding for each case they handle. Until last year, each of them had an office in Southern California.

But World Relief and four others have shut down in the region, suspended operations, laid off staff or reduced their hours.

[….]

The office closed its refugee operation last July and shifted its resources to helping immigrants, which had long been a sideline of its operation.

[….]

The declines [in refugee admissions] left many agencies depleted of federal funding and struggling to survive.

Even in places where new refugees are still arriving, changes are afoot. The International Rescue Committee office in Glendale, which once resettled more than a thousand refugees each year, has received only about 100 people this year.

“The need just isn’t there in the same way anymore,” said Martin Zogg, the group’s executive director. “So we have to give people other jobs to do.”

More here.

I would like to think that the nine resettlement contractors listed below have seen the light and are raising private money and not depending on the money trees growing in Washington, DC for their charitable ‘good works,’ but my cynical side says they are just trying to stay in business until Trump is no longer President and the refugee spigot opens again.

Sorry if you are sick of me saying it, but there will be no long term change to our refugee policy and program as long as there are no changes in the law during the Trump years.

***I post these as often as I can because new readers need to know that these quasi-government groups (funded with taxpayer dollars) are also politically pushing for more immigration of all sorts in Washington—they are not simply refugee advocates.

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)!  From most recent accounting, here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Trump, Trump Watch!, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 6 Comments »

Lastest migrant ships stopped by Italy, Italian PM calls on other EU countries to take them

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 15, 2018

Invasion of Europe news…..

He is calling their bluff!

Other European countries agreed just recently to share the burden with an invasion weary Italy, let’s see how many keep their word.

Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti with migrants arrives in Trapani

Some of the latest batch of African men ‘rescued’ at sea.

So far Germany, France and Malta have agreed to 50 each which means 300 (of the original 450) are still in limbo.

I was looking for any mention of where the 450 are at right now.

Let me know if you see that important bit of information.

From The Local:

France, Germany, Malta will take 50 rescued migrants each: Italian PM

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Posted in Africa, Colonization, Europe, Immigration fraud, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Trump, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

White House aide fired after reportedly clashing with Stephen Miller over refugee numbers

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 14, 2018

“This is a disaster for the bureau. She is really a good ally.”

(Anonymous State Department official)

That quote above is all you need to know!  If the Deep-staters at the US State Department consider her an ally, then she needed to go.

stephen miller serious

She reportedly butted heads with Stephen Millier

As I’ve been mentioning, this is the time of the year when Administration wrangling over refugees really begins to heat up.  That is because the President submits his determination to Congress in September in which he tells them how many refugees and from where they will come when the feds begin to admit the next batch of refugees for the next fiscal year (FY19 begins October 1).

I told you here that State Department resettlement contractors want 75,000 in the coming year. It looks like this year will barely break the 20,000 mark setting a record for the least number of refugees entering the US since the Refugee Act of 1980 was signed in to law by Jimmy Carter.***

For new readers, the contractors are paid on a per refugee head basis, so there is never any incentive for them to take a breather and agree to slow the flow.

The article at Foreign Policy says that the ousted staffer was a Trumper since the campaign days. But, then I wonder why she was so cozy with the career professional resettlers in the State Department who are working to undermine (through leaks to contractors and the media) the President’s policy on refugees.

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Trump, Trump Watch! | Tagged: , | 8 Comments »

Minnesota gubernatorial candidate says he will withdraw state from refugee program

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 13, 2018

It is a good campaign message, but in reality will get MN no where.

How quickly people forget that in the last few years three other Republican governors made a big show out of withdrawing their states from the federal program (Texas, Kansas, New Jersey) and of course they still get refugees with Texas presently being the top ‘welcoming’ state in the nation.

 

st_cloud_somalis

Somali population in St. Cloud and elsewhere in MN is increasing.

 

As they did with those states, the US State Department will simply turn the whole resettlement plan for the state over to a non-profit (contractor) group to manage.  (The Tennessee case is on appeal and if by a miracle, TN wins, then that strategy could go up in flames for the feds.)

Don’t get me wrong, there are political considerations for Mr. Johnson as he is up against former governor Tim Pawlenty in the primary, it is definitely worth discussing in the campaign.  And, as governor there will be many things the state government could do to rein-in the program by reforming the state’s welfare system, etc.

Indeed, Pawlenty was a Republican establishment governor of the state during the expansion of refugee resettlement to St. Cloud and must have known what was happening.  I would say look to his campaign donors and see if he was being funded by big business (poultry!) interests looking for a steady supply of cheap labor to the St. Cloud area.  I presume Mr. Johnson has some good investigators at work to discover Pawlenty’s ties to the program while he was governor.  LOL! Any photos of Pawlenty snuggling with the Lutheran resettlement people?

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Muslim refugees, Pockets of Resistance, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 8 Comments »

Refugee contractors begin political pressure to up refugee numbers for FY19; they want 75,000

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 10, 2018

We would sure like more in Kansas says refugee contractor—the International Rescue Committee (headed by moneybags Miliband).

Miliband in Manhattan

The IRC is headquartered in Manhattan where Brit David Miliband is pulling down an annual salary of nearly $700,000 as he places third world refugees in the heartland.

Here is the first news I’m seeing of the nine refugee contractors*** beginning their push to pressure the President to increase the ceiling for refugee admissions for Fiscal Year 2019 which begins on October 1, 2018.

Long time readers know that the President sets a CEILING for admission sometime in September and “consults” with Congress, but Congress, although it has the power to dole out money, has in the past just let the President pretty much do what he wants to do.

By demanding a ceiling that they know is unrealistic for this President, they will use the President’s ultimate number (likely low) to bludgeon him in the media yet again.

This revealing story is from KMUW in Wichita, Kansas:

Kansas Resettlement Agency Working To Increase Next Year’s Cap On Refugee Admissions

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Obama, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Trump, Trump Watch!, What you can do | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

Open Borders Left dominates Episcopal Church meeting

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 8, 2018

It is Sunday morning, do you know what your church is doing?

dreamer Episcopal

An Episcopal priest and ‘dreamer’ spoke in Austin, TX yesterday.  Rev. Nancy Frausto

In June of last year, we learned that Episcopal Migration Ministries, which is not a separate non-profit organization but is embedded in the Episcopal Church itself, is 99.5% funded by the federal government—that would be you, the taxpayer.

The church receives millions of dollars annually from the US Treasury!

So, as you read the following news, keep in mind that your money pays for political activities of the Episcopal church.

The church (one of nine federal resettlement contractors***) held a regular gathering of the faithful in Austin, Texas and Trump immigration and refugee policy was the ‘premiero’ topic of discussion.

What a surprise!

If you are an Episcopalian, you might consider finding another church (just saying!).

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Trump | Tagged: , | 18 Comments »

For first time in 3 decades US takes fewer refugees than the rest of the world combined

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 6, 2018

cws protest at WH 2

Refugee contracting agencies, Church World Service and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society protesting against Donald Trump earlier this year (with CAIR!) at the White House.   https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2018/01/28/church-world-service-and-hias-join-cair-to-protest-at-white-house/

 

I’m just shaking my head… here we have the biased publication, The Hill, posting a news story (designed to whack the President) that basically says it is shameful that the US is not taking more refugees than the rest of the world COMBINED!

I bet many new readers here never even knew that we have been taking more refugees than the rest of the world COMBINED. To hear the Open Borders yappers, you were probably thinking that Germany, Turkey, Jordan, or Lebanon could claim that honor.

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Posted in Colonization, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Trump, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 10 Comments »

Secret decoder ring needed! This time in Virginia and Arizona

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 5, 2018

I’ve been joking about the fact that the vast majority of news stories about violent crimes report that the “man” was responsible and then go on to name the arrested man, not as Bob Jones or Fred Smith, but Mohamed A. Abdullahi or Chukwumankpam Mbegbu.

adios america cover

Ann Coulter made light of this fact in her best seller “Adios America.” 

She said citizens need “secret decoder rings” when reading news stories in order to figure out where certain violent criminals came from and how they got to America (illegally? or through some legal program) because the police and the media are going to keep those facts secret unless an enterprising reporter does some serious digging.

Two more such cases came to my attention over the last few days.

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Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: , , , , | 13 Comments »

Refugees placed in rough neighborhoods, not so sure it was a good idea to come to America

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 3, 2018

“I wanted to come here, have a nice house, a car, but they kill your son,” she said. “They broke my heart. They killed me, too.”

(Mother questioning why she ever came from the DR Congo to Chicago)

 

Stories are increasingly showing up in the media about refugees placed by federally funded resettlement agencies in to cheap housing in dangerous neighborhoods.

Darlis killed in Milwaukee

17-year-old Darlis was shot and killed in Chicago

Yesterday I posted this story from San Antonio, and reader ‘ganjagrandma’ sent another story from last week about Milwaukee, Chicago and Rockford, Illinois where not only were refugees placed in slum housing, but were targets of violence and murder in the neighborhoods where they were placed.

(I suspect those refugees in a Boise housing complex are feeling like Darlis’ mother.)

Of course, I am a little suspicious about this spate of stories because I think what it is leading to is a demand for more federal money for refugee agencies and an opportunity to blame Donald Trump yet again for being heartless.

You need to know a couple of things before I go on with this latest news on the subject.

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Trump, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 18 Comments »

Another story about refugees living in deplorable housing, this time in San Antonio, Texas

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 2, 2018

And, this time rather than the International Rescue Committee getting the blame (as they did in California), it is Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Catholic refugee agency worker:

The charity’s “model of resettlement has not really changed for 20, 30 years. They still basically do what they’re required to do, but they don’t do any more.”

Jose Antonio Fernandez

Jose Antonio Fernandez, CEO of Catholic Charities San Antonio says the agency received $7.5 million in 2016 from the federal government to help 1,900 refugees. What! Over $3,900 for every man woman and child!

Sounds like they are taking in more refugees than they can adequately provide for!!!

Not enough decent housing that is also cheap they wail.  But, I have noticed over the years that the answer is never that there might be too many refugees entering the US!

And, with rich agencies like Catholic Charities, maybe they could pony-up with some of their own private Christian-charity dollars rather than depending on the US taxpayer to supply them with more!

As I reported here, just yesterday, Texas is the number one refugee-welcoming state in the nation right now!

Sounds like Texas, and its stable of ‘charities’, are ‘welcoming’ more refugees than they can adequately provide for!!!

 

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Trump, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 13 Comments »

 
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