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ORR Annual Reports to Congress are very useful

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 17, 2016

Someone asked me today where to find the number of refugees who were resettled in each state in the US over the years and it reminded me that we have many many new readers every day who are just beginning to try to get a handle on how the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program works.

Annual Report to Congress

Most recent Annual Report to Congress

Very useful documents are the Office of Refugee Resettlement Annual Reports to Congress*** which are full of all sorts of data, not just the statistics on how many refugees were resettled in your state, but they include data on welfare use, employment, housing, and medical assistance, among other things.

They also include reports from the VOLAGs (the federal contractors) and discussions of special problems that some refugee populations encounter here. And, of course there is information about the myriad grants these contractors receive each year.

I can’t say it enough, but knowledge is power.  If you want to begin to understand what is happening in your towns and cities, start by looking at one of these documents.

Click here for a list of available reports.

By the way, the Refugee Act of 1980 specifies that this report should be completed and sent to Congress by the end of January following the close of the fiscal year.  Thus, the 2015 Annual Report should be available, but they are behind in producing it.

So what else is new! At one point a few years ago, they were three years behind!

For new readers we have a category entitled ‘where to find information,’ and you might want to have a look at it from time to time.

P.S.  I just spent a few minutes examining Table 1 (of the Appendix) in the FY2009 Annual Report where it cataloged how many refugees and from what countries were resettled in each state between 1983 and 2009. Wow! Amazing!

***This is not to be confused with another report to Congress that accompanies the President’s proposal for the upcoming fiscal year.  That report also has much useful data but is not as comprehensive as the reports found here.

 

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Top language of refugees entering the US since 2008 is still Arabic

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 17, 2016

We previously reported on data regarding top languages of refugees here in April of last year.

This is the latest from the US State Department’s Refugee Processing Center, here.  This is data for the period from 2008 up until April 30, 2016.

Remember, these are only the languages spoken by refugees, this does not include those spoken by other categories of legal immigrants or of illegal immigrants.

 

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[If the above isn’t clear enough, this is the list: Arabic, Nepali, Somali, Sgaw Karen, Spanish, Chaldean, Burmese, Armenian, Kiswahili, other.]

We notice that since we reported a year ago, Somali has moved up to number three.  Also Kayah (a language from Burma) is off the list and Kiswahili (African language) replaces it at number 9.  I’m guessing that is because the State Department is moving ahead quickly with its proposed resettlement to your towns of 50,000 from the DR Congo.

Pay attention new refugee resettlement towns and cities!

When contemplating becoming a “welcoming” refugee community, remember you, state and local taxpayers are responsible for providing interpreters (Bill Clinton Executive Order!) for just about anything from medical treatment, problems in the school system and in the criminal justice system, etc. etc. etc.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: , | 11 Comments »

North Dakota update: seems that very few elected officials have a clue about what ol’ Teddy and Joe created

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 9, 2016

Back in 1980 when Jimmy Carter signed the monster into law (after it was pushed through the Senate by Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden) everyone jumped on board (every state but Wyoming!) and figured this was just one of those warm and fuzzy feel-good plans from Washington.

Ted and Joe

Thank Senators Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden for being the ‘brains’ behind the bill that became the Refugee Act of 1980

It was put on auto-pilot (no serious review by Congress has happened in 35 years) until now when the once seemingly innocuous program has grown so large, so costly and fraught with security risks that the public is finally paying attention.

Here is the latest on North Dakota, a state with one of the highest per capita rates of refugee placement, and where elected officials are now trying to figure out what rights they have to slow it or get out altogether.

The story is here at Breitbart where reporter Michael Patrick Leahy tells us how the North Dakota Senator and former governor doesn’t understand how the program works.

Read the story.  Learn how much your state is on the hook for!

Now this…

Every “humanitarian arrival” costs the US taxpayer a bare minimum of $10,000 per person. Do our Washington elected officials even have a clue?

I want to use this opportunity of the Breitbart story to highlight a brief mention of the cost of the program reporter Leahy mentions near the end.  Here is what Leahy said:

Hoeven is not the only member of Congress who does not seem to understand how the federal refugee resettlement program works. In fact, hardly any members of Congress seem to have such an understanding. That may be the most obvious reason to explain why Congress continues to fund the VOLAGS who operate it to the tune of $1 billion a year.

Since a reader asked just this morning about the cost of the program (in light of the upcoming opportunity to testify), the best I can do is send you here to Obama’s proposed FY 2016 Report to Congress (from Sept. of 2015) on what the Administration said the program would cost the feds in this year (2016).  Go to Table VII and see that they estimated $1.19 billion total.  That includes $652 million for the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

However, when you go here to the Dept. of Health and Human Services FY2017 Budget Justification (begin on p. 244) you will see a very different story. Either the budget has dramatically increased (from 2016 to 2017) or Obama was downplaying the costs only 6 months ago.

Get this! Obama’s FY2017 budget includes (rounded number) $2.2 BILLION just for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) where they say they will care for 213,000 “humanitarian arrivals” including Obama’s 100,000 refugees he has been touting for next year.

The FY 2017 budget of $2,184,860,000 for this account represents the cost of maintaining current law and service requirements for additional refugees and other Entrants and unaccompanied children and for expanding assistance to domestic victms of trafficking. The funding levels for the Refugee and Entrant Assistance account in FY 2017, particularly with regard to Transitional and Medical Services, Social Services, Preventative Health, and Survivors of Torture programs.

The President’ Budget request would support a total of 213,000 humanitarian arrivals in FY 2017, including 100,000 refugees, consistent with the Administration’s commitment to admit at least this number of refugees in FY 2017. The FY 2017 base funding level for unaccompanied children represents an increase of $278,000,000, which is flat from the base resources available in FY 2016, including carryover.

I’m rotten at math, but doesn’t that amount to over $10,000 per refugee just for the ORR share.

That over $2 billion figure does not include the costs of the US State Department which pays contractors their per head fee and it doesn’t include the enormous security screening costs for the Dept. of Homeland Security for the large numbers arriving from Muslim countries.

And, it most certainly does not include the (surely!) billions in welfare payments, medical care and education for the children refugees receive.

 

Posted in Changing the way we live, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Refugee kids get more welfare benefits than American poor kids

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 25, 2016

MPI children reportThanks to all who sent this information from Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner:

America loves kids, but Uncle Sam has a favorite: children of refugees.

Among recipients of food stamps, welfare cash and Social Security payments, refugee children receive more in taxpayer-funded aid than children of citizens, according to a new report on federal spending from the pro-immigration Migration Policy Institute***.

Click here for more and to follow link to the report.  We know that refugees generally get more welfare than American citizens.  See stats in the most recent ORR Annual Report to Congress, here.

*** For regular readers, you may remember that it was the Migration Policy Institute which co-hosted a forum we attended last fall.  I am so interested to see that they would actually publicize information that is critical of the US refugee industry.  When Congress debated the bill that became the Refugee Act of 1980, members were told this was not a program to import poverty. Oopsy!

Posted in Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: | 15 Comments »

Somali flow to America is three decades old with no end in sight!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 21, 2016

Update: Thanks to two readers for sending this story from Minneapolis today.  Police are looking for five Somali men in a case of alleged sexual assault.

Leo Hohmann writing at World Net Daily has a very detailed accounting of the flow of Somali ‘refugees’ to America, please see it by clicking here.

And, just to set the record straight, it was the George W. Bush State Department that brought the most Somalis to America (so far).

See this very informative graphic below and ask yourselves why, more than 3 decades after THEIR civil war, is it America’s responsibility to continue rescuing them?

There are by some counts, a half a million Somalis waiting in a massive UN camp in Kenya for their turn to come to your town.

Why does this continue to be America’s problem?

Very cool graphic at World Net Daily:

graphic-for-somali-refugees

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: | 11 Comments »

Iraqi refugees entering US at rate of (only) 699 per month; 82% Muslim

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 18, 2016

Since readers seem to have liked previous posts on Syrians and Somalis resettled in the US in FY2016, I thought you might like to see how the Iraqi flow is going.  I’m surprised to see that the number is much lower than last year.

Does that mean we are approaching a point where we have pretty well cleared Iraq of anyone who wants to come to the US?

We have been bringing, on average, about 15,000 Iraqis a year since Obama took office.

As of March 31st (the halfway point in the fiscal year), we invited (only) 4,194 Iraqis to come and live in your towns (data here).  That is way down!!!

Here is the map of where they’ve been placed since October 1, 2015 (source: Refugee Processing Center):

 

Map Iraqis FY2016

 

 

The top ten states for Iraqi resettlement are these (they usually place them where there are already a large number of a specific ethnic group because they know they like to live with their own kind of people, and that is o.k. for them, but not for you! You would be racist if you expressed a similar desire—to live with your kind of people!):

California (634)

Texas (579)

Michigan (390)

Washington (214)

Virginia (177)

Illinois (159)

Arizona (157)

Tennessee (143)

Ohio (134)

Florida (112)

Surprisingly Nebraska comes in for honorable mention with 109.

Since the vast majority are Muslims (82%), the feds and the contractors also like to place them where there are plenty of mosques. Here is how this group breaks down (their spelling):

Moslem: 134

Moslem Shiite: 1,294

Moslim Suni: 2,017

LOL! Note that they are bring both sides of the centuries-old dispute between the Moslem sects to live side by side in America (good luck with that!).

We have a huge category on Iraqi refugees with 687 previous posts for ambitious readers!

 

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Where to find information, Who is going where, Your State | Tagged: , , | 13 Comments »

Midway through fiscal year 2016, how is Obama doing with his refugee surge?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 13, 2016

Editor’s note:  I’ve been away for several days and so am terribly behind on the refugee news.  I was in Albany to receive an award from the NY State Federation of Republican Women—their Woman in the Forefront award.  It was quite an honor!  And, I took the occasion for a mini-vacation to visit family and friends.  Now back to work!

Yesterday, Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily reported that in order for Obama to reach his goal of placing 10,000 mostly Sunni Muslim Syrians in your towns by the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30, 2016) he has to get them security and health screened and distributed at the rate of 358 per week.   See Hohmann’s excellent report here.

Obama, Kerry, Rice Power

Obama, John Kerry, Samantha Power and Susan Rice have been working over the last many  years to flood American towns and cities with needy third-worlders. This is their last year to get it done! However, if Hillary is elected she will continue the seeding process unabated.

So I thought I would have a look at how Obama is doing with the increased number of all refugees to be admitted.

In previous years Obama set the ceiling on refugee admissions at 70,000, but this year it is 85,000 from around the world with 10,000 of that number being Syrians.  It appears he and his team at the US State Department are way behind.

Checking the data as of yesterday (12 days past the midway point in the year which was March 31), we have admitted 30,632 which leaves 54,368 to go.

To reach that goal in a little over 5 months we are looking for an arrival rate of nearly 10,000 a month! Yikes!

Will your town be a new resettlement site?

Before I get to the top states, we reported that they are going to have to find new ‘welcoming’ cities (such as Ithaca, NY and I heard they were back in my county seat trying to make inroads there where the program was halted for mismanagement in 2007).

Watch for efforts being made in your towns and cities to get a federal resettlement contractor office open.  They will be scouting towns/cities with cheap subsidized housing which I think is probably their major limiting factor.

So here is the US resettlement map so far for Fiscal Year 2016 (source: Refugee Processing Center):

 

Map US 2016 half way through year

 

 

Here are the top ten states for resettlement in FY 2016.  Remember these are only resettled “refugees” not the much larger category of migrants you pay for which are now called by the feds “humanitarian arrivals” whose total number is ranging around 200,000 a year now.

Texas (2,826)

California (2,816)

New York (1,742)

Ohio (1,452)

Washington (1,412)

Arizona (1,363)

Michigan (1,265)

Pennsylvania (1,163)

North Carolina (1,129)

Georgia (1,104)

And the next three (all over 1,000) are Florida, Illinois, and Minnesota.

LOL! And, I am sure it didn’t escape your attention that Washington, DC has received zero as has VP Joe Biden’s Delaware (and it isn’t the size of the state because tiny Rhode Island got 111 so far this year). Remember ol’ Joe was one of the Senators, along with Senator (don’t bring them to Hyannis) Ted Kennedy, who created this program over 35 years ago.

How do I begin to understand what is happening to my city, my state?  

It will take a little work and persistence!  Go here to see where to begin your research!

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Where to find information, Who is going where, Your State | Tagged: , | 10 Comments »

Obama Administration full-court press is on—the Syrian surge is coming and your town could be the next target

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 8, 2016

So, how do you find out and what do you do?

I could use ten of me! There are so many stories popping up everywhere across the country which indicate that a full-court press is well underway to “fast-track” thousands of refugees into towns across America before September 30th.  See Syrian surge, here. (99% of the Syrians admitted so far are Sunni Muslims.)

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And, unfortunately I am going away for a few days and will be woefully behind in my blogging by early next week.  I urge all of you to follow my twitter feed in the right hand side bar here at RRW or at American Resistance 2016! because I hope to keep up somewhat in getting news to you that way.  Or, follow me directly on twitter @RefugeeWatcher.

It occurred to me in the last 24 hours, after writing about Ithaca, NY that I should do a summary post about where to find things if you get wind that your town is targeted as a new resettlement site (they are wearing out their welcome in many existing sites!), or, if you are in an existing site and have just figured that out!

The Obama Administration is looking to resettle 85,000 or more refugees this year from around the world and for Obama’s last opportunity to submit a proposal, he is aiming for 100,000 in FY2017.

 

Knowledge is power!

This is where you can learn more about what is happening to us:

Go here for Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Report to Congress (very valuable information in here!)

Go here for my post of last year entitled, “Ten things your town needs to know.

Go here for a list of the nine major federal resettlement contractors.

Go here to find out if your city is already a major resettlement site, and see who the federal contractors and subcontractors are who are seeding your town or city.

ORR Indicators for Refugee Resettlement Stakeholders

ORR Indicators for Refugee Resettlement Stakeholders! You are a stakeholder too! Very useful document: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/resource/key-indicators-for-refugee-placement-fy2016-report-released

Go here to see the existing resettlement sites on a US map. Remember your town is fair-game if it is within 100 miles of any of these offices.

Go here for a list of the state refugee coordinators. Call yours and ask if new towns are being chosen.

Go here to learn about the R & P Abstracts that must be prepared for each resettlement site by the subcontractor each year. Call the contractor/subcontractor in your city (see list) and ask for the recent ones for your town including the one for FY2016. You will learn from that document how many are coming and what amenities your town is offering. Be prepared to be stone-walled. They want to keep all this secret from taxpaying citizens and will try to tell you to use the Freedom of Information Act to obtain it—that should not be necessary, they just want to make you go away.  Tell your city/county elected officials that they must get this document.  They probably won’t dare turn down an elected official.

Go here to learn about the required quarterly consultations. Contact your local elected officials and ask if they participate in the consultations. And, no matter what they say, you, the taxpayer, are a “stakeholder.”

Go here to see the most recent Annual Report to Congress from the Office of Refuge Resettlement. It is a treasure-trove of information especially useful to see how high the welfare use of refugees is.

Go here for the most recent “Key Indicators” for refugee resettlement, another great source of information about especially refugee employment (unemployment!) etc.

Go here for the US State Department’s data base on arrivals (you will have to play around with it, but it is worth the time!)

And, last, but not least, search our archives of over 7,000 posts by typing a few key words into our search window!

So, again, if you don’t see many posts in the next few days, know that I’m traveling!  But, you have plenty of homework above to keep you busy!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Where to find information | Tagged: | 16 Comments »

New York is consistently one of the top 5 states in the nation to ‘welcome’ refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 3, 2016

But, contrary to what you might think, it isn’t New York City they are going to.  Resettlement contractors operating in the state are placing them in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica along with a whole host of smaller cities throughout the state.

 

NYC Syrians rally

In the fall of 2015, open borders activists demonstrated to welcome Syrians to NYC, but we no longer resettle refugees in any great numbers in traditional immigrant gateway cities. Photo: http://www.pressenza.com/2015/09/new-york-says-welcome-to-syrian-refugees/

 

On these pages over the years we’ve told you about problems and especially made note of the UN designated ‘Town that Loves Refugees‘ (Utica) having serious problems now with schools overloaded with educationally needy children, here.  It does not take a genius to figure out that there is a huge cost associated with educating children who do not speak English and may not even know how to pick up a pencil!

School funding will be one of the first impacts on overloaded cities (other examples Amarillo, TX, Manchester, NH and Wichita, KS).

About a decade ago, Utica had been made the centerpiece of a national propaganda campaign.  I call it shaming.  The message, as I see it, goes like this: Hey look, here is a welcoming city, what’s wrong with your xenophobic, racist, unwelcoming attitude in ____ (fill in the blank) city.

In Albany in 2009, a New York blogger told us about big problems with the resettlement contractor there.  All of our posts on Albany are here.

As I looked through our extensive archive on Buffalo, I see stories about overload and refugee/immigrant crime that results when multiculturalism fails.

Cultural clashes ending in violence dominates our files on the city of Rochester as well.  See here.

town that loves refugees

This PR campaign was a product of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. http://www.unhcr.org/426f4c772.html

In Syracuse where the mayor (laboring under the illusion that importing poverty will revive the city) is welcoming Syrian Muslim refugees as a Catholic Church has become a mosque.  Our Syracuse archive is here.

And then as we have already mentioned there is Utica, here.

So let’s have a look at the numbers going to the state of New York right now because, despite problems, the spigot is wide open in New York state….

To see the contractors and the cities they are operating in, go here, to the handy list of about 180 cities in America where federal resettlement contractors have set up shop.  It looks like seven of the nine federal refugee contractors have carved up the territory in New York state.

(Remember, refugees can be resettled within a hundred miles of the contractor’s office, so you are not off the hook if you don’t live in one of the five primary resettlement cities in New York!)

I didn’t go back to the data  ***prior to the George W. Bush presidency, but found that if you thought the numbers of refugees coming to NY had jumped since Bush, you are right.

During Bush’s term in office, NY saw the arrival of 19,620 refugees, but that number jumped dramatically during the Obama presidency (which still has the remainder of this year to complete). Since January 2009, NY ‘welcomed’ 28,807 needy refugees (no wonder housing is short, crime is up, and schools are overcrowded!).   That is an increase of over 9,000 from Bush years to Obama years.

During the Bush years, the refugees went to those same cities (mentioned above) plus many more small cities. Large populations of refugees included those from Burma, Somalia, Liberia, Ukraine and Russia.

Since Obama took office here are some of the top ethnic groups going to New York state (in addition to smaller numbers of dozens of others):

Burma (9,489)

Bhutan (6,648)

DR Congo (1,280)

Iraq (3,468)

Somalia (3,638)

Despite the welcoming banner in the photo above, New York state has received 67 Syrians (99% Muslim) to date (since the beginning of the conflict). Most went to Buffalo and Syracuse.

As far as I know, no ‘pockets of resistance’ have formed in New York.  Please correct me if I’m wrong.  There is an effort being made in the New York state Senate to monitor refugees, go here for the story we haven’t covered here (yet).

And, check this out! States with the most mosques correlate with top refugee resettlement states!

New York state Presidential primary is on April 19th—vote!

***This is data for only refugees and does not include all of the other “humanitarian arrivals” you, as taxpayers, are caring for each year.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 8 Comments »

6 months in to fiscal year, 1,282 Syrian refugees admitted to US (Obama is thousands short of goal!)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 1, 2016

Obama and David Miliband

Resettlement contractor David Miliband of the IRC (right) was the first to call for Obama to admit 65,000 Syrians this year, then increased his demand to 100,000.

And, the numbers reveal that Obama is not saving Christians or other religious minorities!

Obama gave his US State Department a year to get 10,000 Syrian refugees seeded into towns and cities across America.

We are now at the halfway point in Fiscal Year 2016 (it began on October 1, 2015) and they have resettled 1,282 (99% Muslim Syrians).

They have 8,718 to go in the next few months to reach Obama’s goal.  Could security screening be slowing the flow? (BTW, suicidal Canada does not appear to be worried about security).

And, remember readers, the resettlement contractors first demanded 65,000 Syrians this year and then upped the number to 100,000 by this fall.

Where are those Syrians now?

Here is a map of where they’ve been placed so far (source: Refugee Processing Center):

Map Syrians March 31 2016

 

If you can’t read the numbers here is a list of the top ten ‘welcoming’ Syrian resettlement states:

Michigan (166)

California (127)

Pennsylvania (114)

Illinois (87)

Texas (82)

Florida (76)

Ohio (61)

North Carolina (59)

Kentucky (57)

Connecticut (50)

Arizona and New York are next with 48 each.

There is no effort by the UNHCR and our State Department to save the persecuted Christians.  

99% of the 1,282 are Muslims (see breakdown below):

Catholic (3)

Christian (3)

Greek Orthodox (1)

Moslem (their spelling) (18)

Moslem Shiite (8)

Moslem Suni (1,246)

Other Religion (1)

Photo:  We wrote about British Foreign Secretary David Miliband here yesterday.  It is galling to think that a Brit is calling the shots on the demographic make-up of American towns and cities.  WTH! He already played a huge role in wrecking the UK!  For our complete dossier on Miliband, click here.

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