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St. Cloud, MN: Reader asks ‘where is the transparency’ from federal refugee resettlement contractor

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 19, 2015

In a bunch of states in America, citizens concerned about the secrecy and the expense of the Refugee Admissions Program of the UN/US State Department are asking questions and demanding answers about how their tax dollars are being spent. 

One of those states is Minnesota arguably one of the most densely refugee-populated states between those being placed there by several resettlement contractors including Lutheran Social Service of MN (see here for background) and those moving there from other resettlement cities (to be with their fellow Somalis).

Obama: ” Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing.”

When I read this letter from Minnesota resident Bob Enos in the St. Cloud Times, one of the things I wondered about was whether the US State Department and its contractor LSS got the memo from the White House to ALL FEDERAL AGENCIES (that would include the US State Department and the Dept. of Health and Human Services (ORR) right?) and their contractors!

Here is President Barack Obama:

Transparency and Open Government

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

SUBJECT: Transparency and Open Government

My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.

There is more here.

Enos at the St. Cloud Times (emphasis added is mine):

Lutheran Social Service recently had a meeting at the Stearns County Service Center in Waite Park.

This was a meeting of “stakeholders” involved with Lutheran Social Service’s contract with the federal government for relocating political refugees to the St. Cloud area. The meeting has not been publicized. Evidently, it is closed to the public.

Even though refugee resettlement in St. Cloud is fueled with federal tax receipts, Lutheran Social Service, as a private contractor, appears to be under no legal or moral obligation to provide transparency to the public. This is deceptive and underhanded, and it must end.

Furthermore, the public must demand a long-overdue accounting of the program, an independent audit of both the use of our tax dollars and the financial impact upon Stearns County taxpayers in areas such as social services, schools, subsidized housing, transportation and public safety.

If Lutheran Social Service ran this program with proceeds from the Sunday collection plate, that would be voluntary charity, and the public might have little say in the matter. Paying taxes, however, is not voluntary.

Lutheran Social Service must be held to the same standard of transparency as any government organization.

Doesn’t it make you wonder if Senators Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden, in crafting the Refugee Act of 1980, set up the present contracting system for the purpose of keeping the public in the dark?  I would argue that these contractors, which receive the vast majority of their funding from taxpayers, are required to follow the President’s orders!

To citizen activists:

Note to the growing groups of grassroots activists looking to bring this secretive program out of the shadows, go here to the list of resettlement subcontractors working near you, ask them for the FY2015 R & P Abstract (see two posts on abstracts before today) for the city and ask them when the next “consultation” or “stakeholders” meeting will be held.

By the way, we have learned that the Refugee Council USA (the lobbying arm for the resettlement contractors) has instructed its members to NOT give citizens any information, so don’t be surprised if you are treated disrespectfully (or they pretend they don’t know what you are talking about!) when you call.  But, do it anyway!

Demand transparency! 

Demand that Obama’s executive order be respected!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Obama, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 4 Comments »

Did your city ‘welcome’ Syrians in the first 6 months of 2015?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 18, 2015

After studying the US State Department data base, here are the numbers of Syrians who were resettled in cities across the country.

Just think about it! The ‘humanitarians’ in the US State Department are ‘saving’ Syrians by placing them in places like Chicago and Baltimore! Are local African-American communities eager to ‘welcome the stranger?’ Are they searching for the joys of diversity? I doubt it! https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/05/03/baltimore-thousands-of-impoverished-refugees-poured-into-city-in-last-ten-years-fuel-for-the-fire/

There are some additional cities that received a smaller number of Syrians in years 2012, 2013, and 2014.

However, I think you can assume that, although the numbers are still small, these cities (which are getting them in 2015) are a good first indicator of where they would distribute 10,000-65,000 (if the Senate Jihad Caucus, the Obama Administration and the UN succeed).

These numbers are from 1/1/2015 to 6/15/2015 and were found at the Refugee Processing Center where the US State Department keeps data on incoming refugees.

Of the total number of almost 1,000 Syrians resettled in the US so far since the refugee flow out of Syria began in 2012, 93% are Muslims and most of those are Sunni Muslims.

(Cities receiving over 20 in red)

Arizona:

Glendale (14)

Phoenix (20)

Tuscon (15)

California:

Fair Oaks (4)

Modesto (5)

Oakland (10)

Pasadena (2)

Plumas Lake (7)

Sacramento (15)

San Diego (25)

San Jose (1)

Santa Ana (2)

Turlock (14)

Walnut Creek (1)

Colorado:

Denver (4)

Connecticut:

Bristol (3)

Florida:

Clearwater (5)

Kissimmee (6)

Miami (10)

Tampa (7)

Zephyrhills (4)

Georgia:

Atlanta (10)

Idaho:

Boise (10)

Illinois:

Aurora (5)

Chicago (42)

Rockford (18)

Wheaten (5)

Indiana:

Indianapolis (8)

Kansas:

Overland Park (5)

Kentucky:

Louisville (21)

Louisiana:

Kenner (7)

Maryland:

Baltimore (19)

Massachusetts:

South Boston (3)

Springfield (8)

Worcester (12)

Michigan:

Ann Arbor (5)

Grand Rapids (12)

Troy (10)

Minnesota:

Rochester (7)

Missouri:

Fenton (1)

Saint Louis (12)

Nevada:

Las Vegas (7)

New Hampshire:

Concord (3)

New Jersey:

Camden (6)

Elizabeth (12)

New York:

Buffalo (5)

North Carolina:

Greensboro (1)

New Bern (3)

Ohio:

Cleveland (7)

Toledo (16)

Oklahoma:

Jenks (3)

Pennsylvania:

Allentown (16)

Erie (3)

Pittsburgh (5)

Wilkes-Barre (7)

Tennessee:

Memphis (4)

Nashville (9)

Texas:

Austin (3)

Dallas (20)

Fort Worth (20)

Houston (23)

Utah:

Salt Lake City (7)

Virginia:

Falls Church (3)

Newport News (2)

Roanoke (2)

Washington:

Seattle (6)

Update!  Be sure to see the complete coverage of this latest information by Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily, here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 9 Comments »

Sudanese refugee killed in Kentucky wanted to go home to Africa

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 17, 2015

This is something you rarely hear about because those in the refugee industry don’t want you to know that refugees sometimes just want to go home to their homeland, to their own culture, when they find out that America can be a tough place in which to live. 

Apparently that was the case for Deng Manyuon shot last Saturday when he attempted to assault a police officer in Louisville, KY.   We reported the story here yesterday.

I can see a PR campaign now with a poster like this one and an 800-number with operators waiting to hear from unhappy refugees and other immigrants who want to go home, and want information on how to apply for the funding.

Munyoun’s is not the first case I’ve heard of.   I had a back-and-forth discussion a few years ago with Iraqis who found that America’s streets were not paved with gold and they wanted to return to Iraq.  But they were unable to get the money together needed for a move back to the Middle East. Even airfare was too much for out-of-work refugees.  Honestly it’s almost like slavery, they’ve been brought here largely to supply big business with cheap labor or as voters for the Democrats and can’t go home!

Is it time for a Repatriation Fund?

In fact, reader CW suggested in January that a new contractor (call it “Repatriation Services”) could be incorporated and it would apply for federal grants for airfare and start-up money for immigrants and refugees who want to go home, to their own culture.

Israel is doing something like that now and offering start-up funding for Africans to voluntarily repatriate.

From WDRB.com (hat tip: Robin):

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) — Thousands of people have watched the video.

It shows LMPD Ofc. Nathan Blanford and 35-year-old Deng Manyuon at the corner of 4th and Oak in Old Louisville on Saturday.

When Manyuon walks away, he grabs a flag pole and charges back at Blanford, wildly swinging the flag pole.

Blanford shoots Manyuon twice, killing him.

For those who knew Manyuon, the video is tough to watch.

“It’s really painful,” says Matur Reclow, chairman of the South Sudanese Community of Kentucky.

Since his death, we’ve learned Manyuon was one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan”.

He came to the U.S. in 2001 amid his country’s civil war. Reclow says Manyuon had hopes of getting an education and having a life here.

[….]

“He didn’t have mental problems but was depressed and give up the life,” he said.

They made a deal in the hospital that day that if Manyuon would try to get back on track, Reclow would arrange a one-way ticket for him back to Sudan for a fresh start in his home country. He says Manyuon wanted to escape his life of homelessness and alcoholism in Louisville.

The idea of a “Repatriation Fund” is a serious one and it would save taxpayers a bundle.  Surely a few thousand dollars of airfare and a little cash to get started back home would be small in comparison to years of welfare payments and medical care.

In fact, if such a fund had existed right along with the resettlement program all these years, Deng Manyoun might be alive today.

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: | 9 Comments »

Idaho: More controversy surrounding refugee resettlement in Magic Valley

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 17, 2015

Update June 22nd:  This post was our top post (by a mile!) last week, go figure!

Update June 20th:  I have no idea why this post is going viral today, but because of that, I want all of you to see my extensive update on Twin Falls here with a list of things citizens concerned with the resettlement of third worlders to Magic Valley must do!

This is an update of several posts we have written lately about complaints against the College of Southern Idaho for hosting a refugee resettlement office.  See our earlier coverage from Twin Falls, Idaho (click here for a complete archive).

Twin Falls is a federally-designated preferred resettlement site for UN-selected refugees!

From MagicValley.com  (hat tip: Joanne).

One speaker, Rick Martin, is quoted as saying the resettlement office is “disastrous” to the college’s reputation.

Editor: The article has been removed at the request of an attorney for the newspaper which is clearly unhappy with any of their articles being partially posted here at RRW.

This is just further demonstration of how local newspapers are attempting to silence critics presumably because they are in the pockets of the federal government, the refugee contractors and the big businesses that need this cheap immigrant labor. Who is driving the cheap labor needs in Twin Falls?

House Homeland Security chairman IS WORRIED ABOUT SYRIAN REFUGEES!

Obviously the college officials do not know about the efforts by House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul to stop the resettlement of Syrians to places like Idaho because the FBI has said the Syrians cannot be screened. See hearings this coming week in Washington!

Harry Turner, an attorney, said he received a call from a refugee couple who’s Jewish and have been harassed in Twin Falls by Muslims.  [And, just wait until the resettled Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims resume their centuries-old conflicts right there in Idaho!—ed]

Read it all, here.

Local concerned citizens should also be demanding information from local and state government about the cost to Twin Falls and to the state of Idaho for the care of the impoverished refugees.  Idaho is a Wilson-Fish state and citizens there need to learn more about what that means.  (Hint! It isn’t good!)

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Sudanese refugee shot and killed in Louisville; why are we colonizing America with people like this?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 16, 2015

Update June 17th:  He had wanted to go home to Africa, here.

You’ve probably already seen the news here at WND , but thanks to reader Robin for sending this AP story posted at the Daily Journal about the Sudanese refugee shot by police on Saturday as he attacked an officer with a flag pole.

Deng Manyuon, a refugee first resettled in Nashville ended up killed by a police officer in Louisville, KY when he threatened an officer with a metal flag pole. So much for the screening of refugees we hear so much about. I guess they are not screened for mental illness!

Everywhere I travel in America, people tell me some story about how hard it is for a decent/educated/deserving European or Canadian to get into the US as an immigrant, yet here we are taking the mentally ill from Africa who will never benefit from a life in a first world country.

By the way, note that the USCIS would not discuss his immigration status (even after he is dead?).  One more story for Ann Coulter’s ‘Adios America’ where she very meticulously (and humorously) discusses the secrecy the media tolerates (promotes!) when reporting on the immigration status of criminal aliens.

You see, reporting about immigrant criminals does not fit the message the Leftwing media wants you to get! However, I am starting to see a change, and at least this AP reporter used the “R” word!

From the Daily Journal:

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Deng Manyuon stood in the middle of an intersection on a 33-degree morning in March 2013, wearing just shorts and a T-shirt and shouting at passing cars.

The Sudanese refugee, “manifestly under the influence of alcohol,” then kicked a police officer in the rib cage, according to court records. Officers subdued him safely that morning.

But on Saturday, he swung a 7-foot flagpole at Louisville Metro Police Officer Nathan Blanford and the officer shot him dead, sparking a debate in the city about officers’ use of deadly force and their sensitivity when dealing with the mentally ill or intoxicated.

Court records that chronicle Manyuon’s seven years in Louisville describe a troubled man with mental illness and alcoholism, who routinely lashed out at the officers who tried to rein him in.

Manyuon, alternatively spelled Manyoun in records, was in and out of jail and downtown homeless shelters, and was a familiar presence on the streets around the Old Louisville intersection where he was killed Saturday.

He spoke Dinka, a language of southern Sudan, according to court translation records. He struggled to communicate in English, his friends said.  [He lived here since 2001 and could not speak English!—ed]

Manyuon fled war-torn Sudan in 2001 and settled in Nashville, according to Bart Weigel, communications director for Catholic Charities of Louisville, which offers resettlement services to refugees.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services declined to discuss his immigration status, citing privacy concerns.

It all started here on Saturday:

On Saturday, Manyuon allegedly attacked a stranger on the street, grabbed her purse and threw it, then punched her in the face.

There is much more, read it all.

By the way, Louisville is turning into a big resettlement site including a leading site for Syrians.  See our Louisville archive here.

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New hearing scheduled in House Homeland Security Committee on UN sending thousands of Syrians to the US

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 16, 2015

We’ve reported on the fact that House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), concerned for possible major security threats, has been trying to slow the flow of Syrians to your towns and cities.

Here, Leo Hohmann writing at World Net Daily today reports that McCaul will hold yet another hearing on June 24th in an attempt to get the Obama State Department under control as hundreds of Syrians have already entered the US in the last 6 months.

Syrians arrive KY

The first starving Syrians arrive in Louisville, KY which is turning into one of the biggest resettlement cities for Syrians so far (more later on that!). See my post from February where we learned that a questionable Islamic ‘charity’ is helping the ‘New Americans.’ https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/first-syrian-refugees-arriving-in-louisville-ky-helped-with-grant-from-islamic-charity/

See our latest Youtube at Secure Freedom!  Please help get it around so that more Americans are informed about what is about to happen!

From World Net Daily (please read the whole article for links and for a list of states at the end already receiving mostly Muslim Syrians.  McCaul’s Texas is one of the two top states.)

A Texas congressman who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee is calling on President Obama to abandon his plan to resettle thousands of Syrians displaced by that country’s civil war, saying the plan is “very dangerous” for America’s security.

The problem is that ISIS has already said it will infiltrate the ranks of the refugees being sent by the United Nations to various Western countries, said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.

McCaul wrote a letter to President Obama Thursday expressing concerns over the administration’s announced plans to resettle some 2,000 Syrian refugees in the United States this year. Another 10,000 to 11,000 are in the U.N. pipeline destined for America.

“Terrorists have made known their plans to attempt to exploit refugee programs to sneak terrorists into the West and the U.S. homeland,” read a statement released by McCaul’s committee Monday. “Chairman McCaul’s letter points out the potential national security threat this poses to the United States.”

In fact, it is already happening.

The police security service in Norway, which recently accepted 1,000 Syrian refugees from the U.N., found that between five and 10 had ties to Islamic terrorist groups such as ISIS and the al-Nusra Front, a Norwegian newspaper reported.

The U.N. and the nine private resettlement agencies that contract with the U.S. government have been lobbying for the U.S. to up the ante and take in at least 65,000 Syrians by the end of Obama’s term in 2016. They have criticized the U.S. for not acting quicker to absorb greater numbers of Syrians displaced by four years of civil war.

Countering the ‘Jihad Caucus’ in Senate

Also, 14 Democratic senators led by Richard Durbin of Illinois, Diane Feinstein of California and Al Franken of Minnesota wrote a letter last month asking Obama to “dramatically increase” the number of Syrian refugees allowed into the U.S., sticking with the 65,000 number recommended by the resettlement lobby. This act earned the 14 Democrats the title of “Jihad Caucus” by Refugee Resettlement Watch blogger Ann Corcoran.

[….]

New congressional hearing called for June 24

McCaul has scheduled a second hearing on the Syrian refugee program for June 24.

He held the first hearing on Feb. 11. In that initial hearing, Michael Steinbach, deputy director of the FBI’s counter-terrorism unit, said it was impossible to screen the Syrian refugees for ties to terrorism given that Syria is a “failed state” and the U.S. has no access to reliable law enforcement records or intelligence data.

There is much much more, continue reading here.   See if your state is already ‘welcoming’ Syrians!

Will contractors be in a pinch???

By the way, the nine major contractors were counting on resettling possibly 10,000-12,000 Syrians around the US this fiscal year (by Sept. 30th).  The Bhutanese flow was being stopped to accommodate the expected Syrians.  So since they are paid by the head to resettle refugees, they will be scrambling to pay their bills (for office expenses and staff) if the flow to the US of total refugees is dramatically slowed this year.

Go here (cool map!) and see that 8 months in to FY2015, the US State Department has resettled 40,000 refugees (5,000 per month).  That means that in order to reach Obama’s goal for this year of 70,000 from around the world (the 65,000 Syrians the Jihad Caucus wants would be on top of the 70,000!), they have to haul them into the US at a rate of 7,500 a month for each of the months remaining in this fiscal year (June, July, August, September)!

You must act now!  I know we don’t have much confidence in Congress these days, but you still must first, let Rep. Michael McCaul know that you are supportive of his efforts and tell your representatives in Washington, both in the House and Senate, to stall this new and massive influx of UN-chosen Middle Easterners to the US.

The Capitol switchboard is (202) 224-3121 (ask for Rep. Michael McCaul and thank him, and then tell your Reps what you think!).

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Lewiston, ME: As Somali population grows, police chief looks to hire Somali cops

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 13, 2015

While I was away, I missed posting this story from World Net Daily.  It is not just about the police chief’s new officer recruitment, but is a good summary of how Lewiston became the Little Mogadishu of New England.

Protesters chant outside city hall in Lewiston, Maine, after delivering petitions asking for the resignation of the city's mayor because of comments he made about Somali refugees,Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Protesters chant outside city hall in Lewiston, Maine, after delivering petitions asking for the resignation of the city’s mayor because of comments he made about Somali refugees,Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) http://news.yahoo.com/maine-mayor-somalis-leave-culture-door-135314654.html

If you would like to catch up on the happenings in Lewiston, including the case of the Somali kid who burned down an apartment building, see our huge archive, here, on the little city being colonized.

I’ve only snipped a small segment of the story by Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily, so be sure to read the whole thing:

“One place in Lewiston where that growing diversity is not evident is the city’s 82-member police force, but Chief Michael Bussiere aims to change that amid an intense national debate over race and policing,” Reuters reports.

The Lewiston-Auburn area now has a Somali population of 7,000, which accounts for nearly 10 percent of its total population. They arrived in the U.S. either as refugees or were born in the U.S. as children of refugees.

About a quarter of Bussiere’s officers will become eligible to retire in the next few years, so he figures to have quite a few openings.

“We have to think about who is living here now and who’s going to live here 10 years from now,” he told Reuters reporter Scott Malone.

“We need a department that is reflective of the demographics of the community it serves.”

Lewiston, a city of 36,000 people that spent decades struggling through job losses from mill closings and a shrinking population, may seem an unlikely place for such a rebirth given that Maine is among the whitest U.S. states, Malone reports.

But, according to U.S. Census data, 8.7 percent of Lewiston’s population identifies as black or African-American, a rate higher than any other city in the state and more than seven times the 1.2 percent state average.

And the Somali population is exploding not just in Lewiston. It has spread to nearby Auburn and Portland.

Many Somalis originally came as refugees to larger cities, Atlanta in particular, but then moved to Maine after hearing that it had a wider array of subsidized housing available and also was easier to get on the welfare rolls. This is called “secondary migration” when a refugee is assigned to one city but then moves elsewhere after arrival in the U.S.

Read it all, here.  And, again, see our archive on Lewiston.  There is probably enough there to write a book!

About the photo:  These Somali refugees sure do have the protest (community organizing) thing down pat, don’t they!

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Dallas, TX: Opinion writer calls for more teachers who speak languages other than English and Spanish

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 13, 2015

Melinda+T.+Cowart+2015

Melinda Cowart is an OpEd Project Public Voices Fellow. Here is a project for one of the great people I met this week in Dallas: find out how to become a ‘Public Voices Fellow’ with an opposing view on immigration!

This is one of the issues we discussed when I was in Dallas this past week—-the huge and growing cost in the educational system where students in the system may speak 50 or more languages because of the Refugee Admissions Program of the UN/US State Dept.  The next time you hear some argument that the diversity of immigrants coming to the US brings strength and helps our economy, remember that those phony economic studies rarely include the cost to educate the children (in dozens and dozens of languages!).

Dallas Morning News from Melinda Cowart, a professor of ESL:

In Texas, speakers of languages other than Spanish represent 14.59 percent of the linguistically diverse student population. Those ELLs speak other languages, including Vietnamese, the third-most common language spoken, Chinese, Arabic and Urdu.

In addition to newcomers who immigrate to the U.S. through Texas each year, refugee resettlement contributes to the vast diversity in the state, especially in or near major cities such as Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin, which tend to be primary refugee resettlement sites. Yet, the schools provide special language programs for speakers of only two of those languages — English and Spanish.  [Get out your wallets!—ed]

By the way, when you read the story about the author’s poor little Chinese child not being allowed to buy milk because she couldn’t speak Spanish or English, I fault Mom.  From my own experience (and assuming the household is an English-speaking one as hers certainly is), I know it’s best to educate a new daughter (or son) at home until their English is pretty good before subjecting them to the confusion of public school in America.  What was this woman thinking?

Note to Texans:  You have got to get the flow of refugees slowed!

New readers:  See my three-part Texas series, beginning here.  BTW, the number one language needed in the Dallas County health department for refugees is Arabic!

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Justice Department Inspector General suggests possible misuse of grant money by Catholic Charities San Antonio

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 12, 2015

The Center for Immigration Studies reported this week on an audit conducted by the Dept. of Justice’s Office of Inspector General of possible improper use by Catholic Charities, a major refugee resettlement contractor in San Antonio, TX, of federal grant money.

Before I get to what Dan Cadman at CIS says about this revelation, readers should know that these government contractors are virtually never audited financially.

I was told when I first began investigating the Refugee Program that they were subjected to “program” audits only, but not financial ones you would expect when this many tax dollars are involved.  What that means is that the non-profit contractor has to report on how well they are doing with their various projects and programs, but not how they spend the money (your money) or where exactly it goes!

It seems to me that a quick and easy amendment to Refugee law would be for Congress to mandate FINANCIAL auditing on a regular basis.

Here is Cadman at CIS:

The Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General (DOJ OIG) released a report this month entitled “Audit of the Office of Justice Programs Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Grant Awarded to Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc., Texas”. The grant was for a substantial amount of money, $810,000, of which $730,491 has already been disbursed, and was intended to further the work of the South Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Slavery (STCAHTS).

According to DOJ OIG, “The objective of this audit was to determine whether costs claimed under the grant were allowable, supported, and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and terms and conditions.” That’s pretty straightforward and seems like a basic requirement given the amount of taxpayer dollars involved.

The DOJ OIG staff found that Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio (CCAOSA) pretty much failed the audit on all counts:

Specifically, CCAOSA: (1) did not follow procedures for identification and procurement of contractors and there were no procedures for monitoring contractors, (2) had unsupported expenditures and drawdowns of $20,363, (3) submitted inaccurate financial reports, and (4) did not maintain supporting documentation for progress reports.

Perhaps such an examination should have occurred before more than 90 percent of the money had been provided, but that’s water under the bridge.

[….]

No amount of cross-checking by subject matter or division (ORR is a part of HHS’s Administration for Children and Families) revealed any audit work done by HHS OIG despite the tens of millions of dollars apportioned, and not just to Catholic Charities, but to a number of both secular and religiously affiliated charities. One wonders at this lapse.

New readers:  See our three-part series on Texas from earlier this week, beginning with Part I here.   Eight of the nine major federal contractors are operating in Texas, the top resettlement state in the nation.

See our previous post this morning on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops migration committee chairman calling for 65,000 Syrians (mostly Muslims to be selected by the UN) to be admitted to the US by President Obama before he leaves office.

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

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 8, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dallas…..

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

healthcare Vickery

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

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

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

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

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

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

See this map!

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

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

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

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

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

That’s all for today!

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

I know it is overused, but knowledge is power!

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

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

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