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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: | 14 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.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, The Opposition, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 16 Comments »

Your tax dollars paid for nearly 200,000 “humanitarian arrivals” of one sort or another in 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 31, 2016

And the numbers I’m about to give you don’t account for the millions of needy migrants you are still supporting through some welfare/medicaid program or another from previous years!

Thanks to Joanne for pouring over the FY2017 Budget document for the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of Health and Human Services.  And, this is only half of the story since the US State Department is also shelling out millions for the same group of refugees.  The US State Department budget likely adds another $2 billion to the $2 billion price tag below.

And remember! Much of this expenditure to care for these refugees/asylees/assorted other migrants (legal and illegal) flows through federal contractor middle men (for salaries, offices etc.)

Go here for the full report.

 

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Now check out these numbers on page 240!  195,231 arrived in FY 2015 for us to take care of (it’s not just the resettled refugee numbers, 70,000-85,000, being bandied about).

If you can’t read the numbers here they are for 2015:

Refugees:  69,933

Special Immigrant Visas: 8,709

Cuban/Haitian Immigrants 61,000  (look at that column and see the massive expansion of Cubans you are caring for!)

Asylees: 21,000

Trafficking victims: 863

Unaccompanied Children:  33,726

 

 

Screenshot (33)

 

You will see in the text that Obama is going to up the number in FY2017 to “213,000 humanitarian arrivals.”

This post is archived in our ‘where to find information’ and ‘refugee statistics’ categories.

Posted in Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: | 8 Comments »

Office of Refugee Resettlement finally gets around to releasing 2014 report to Congress

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 23, 2016

Back to our daily grind (after yesterday’s record-breaking day)—working to educate you about the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program….

Annual Report to Congress

Annual Report to Congress

The law says that the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement must get their Annual  Report to Congress out by January 31st of the year following the close of the fiscal year.  The fiscal year closes on September 31st, so the Annual Report for 2104 was over a year overdue when it was released a few days ago.

Their flagrant lawbreaking is nothing new and at one point a few years ago they were THREE years behind.  Until recently no one in Congress said boo!

Senator Jeff Sessions and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (and others) here in December 2015 did write to the Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services demanding the 2014 report.  But, you should know that ORR is now behind (as of January 31, 2016) in producing 2015!

There are only a couple of reasons for the lawbreaking—incompetence, or they are hiding information until it is out of date.

Go here to read about the 2014 Report and follow links to the entire report. (Hat tip: Joanne) If you take the time to review it, you will see it is a treasure-trove of information for anyone wishing to learn more about how the refugee program effects you and your city (and the nation!).

Bob Carey

That is the Director of ORR Bob Carey (on right and responsible for the report) campaigning on the prevention of refugee suicides. He came over to ORR from a lucrative job as a federal resettlement contractor. Photo: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/resource/national-suicide-prevention-month-social-media-campaign

I haven’t had time to open it, but the best sections are the statistics on refugee welfare use etc. (always shocking!).

Go here to see the list of annual reports going back decades.

For energetic researchers:  Do you know how the interactive data base, here, only goes back to 2002?  Well, using these reports you can go all the way back to the first one for 1980 and get statistics on who came to your state, etc.  I wrote this 2008 post on how many Somalis the US admitted every year by going back through those annual reports.

Are you a new reader?

For all of the new readers who arrived here this week, we have a category entitled ‘where to find information’ with hundreds of posts where we cataloged reports and documents and so forth.  I also recommend our fact sheet (a little out of date) and our Frequently Asked Questions both of which are linked in our header.

About the photo:  Why are refugees committing suicides?  They have found out that America’s streets are not paved with gold. Some have a very tough time transitioning to American life and they miss their culture, their homes.  I wonder if the do-gooders ever consider that they may not being doing the humanitarian thing by ripping people from their cultures so they can become the cheap labor force, for example, BIG MEAT.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Where to find information | Tagged: , , , | 5 Comments »

Homeland Security chief reiterates: Syrian and Iraqi refugees pose security threat

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 17, 2016

They must really be seeing something they aren’t telling us about for Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson to be so forthcoming at a Congressional hearing yesterday.

And, it isn’t just the Syrians and Iraqis we should worry about!

jeh johnson

Johnson: Refugee stream does present potential for terrorist attacks. At least someone is being honest in the Obama Administration.

From The Hill:

The head of the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday said that the United States’s acceptance of Syrian refugees could pose a national security threat.

Even as President Obama has called for the U.S. to welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees this year, Secretary Jeh Johnson maintained during a hearing on Capitol Hill that the initiative is not risk-free.

“In all candor, I do agree that the refugee flow coming out of Iraq and Syria represents a potential opportunity for terrorist organizations to move its members into other nations for potential attacks,” Johnson testified before the House Homeland Security Committee. “So I agree that there is that potential, which is why just within the last several months we have enhanced our vetting for refugees.”

The claim hints at the problems vexing the Obama administration as it seeks to ramp up the number of refugees brought into the country.

The administration is so far falling far behind Obama’s pledge to bring in 10,000 new Syrian refugees this fiscal year. Since October, the U.S. has brought in just 1,115 of the refugees.

Meanwhile, during this same time period, Canada has admitted 25,000 Syrians with apparently little concern for thorough vetting.

Rohingya at sea

It isn’t just Syrians we should worry about. Rescued Rohingya are being resettled in the US by the thousands. They can’t possibly be screened any better than Syrians! https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/european-ship-headed-to-asia-to-help-rescue-rohingya-why-you-should-care/

How about security threats from other countries? What do the numbers look like?

(The 2016 fiscal year began on Oct. 1, 2016, numbers below are through February 29th—5 months).

Truth be told:  they can’t screen the others below any better than the Syrians!

Syria: 955 (with 946 of those being Muslims).   Not sure where The Hill got the 1,115.

Iraq: 3,476 (2,856 are Muslims)

Somalia: 3,036 (3,034 are Muslims)

Burma: 4,774 (1,135 are Muslims)  Yikes! We must be making a big push to get those Rohingya Muslims in to the US before Obama leaves office. I had no idea the number of Burmese Muslims would be this high!

Be sure to see our whole category on the Rohingya of Burma/Bangladesh.  Scary!

If you missed it, see the New York Times on terror threat posed by refugee program, here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Rohingya Reports, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 14 Comments »

 
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