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Winooski, VT: Is another immigrant colony forming as Somali refugees move in?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 11, 2015

The school system in this refugee ‘seed’ community must educate students speaking 30 different languages.  (Imagine what that costs the local tax payer!).

Welcoming Winooski: Remember this story from last summer? The ‘bacon’ ad had to be removed from this coffee shop when a Muslim woman claimed she was offended by the sign. http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/08/vermont-restaurant-ad-for-bacon-removed-after-muslim-claimed-it-offended-her

This story is about the first Somali School Board member in Winooski’s history.

From My Champlain Valley  (hat tip: Joanne):

“There’s over 30 languages spoken among the families in our schools,” said Winooski School Superintendent Sean McMannon.

[….]

“The only challenge we have here was the weather, and we compared that between cold weather and the other violence in other cities, then we chose to be here,” Abdi said.  [He is talking about violent American cities, not those in Africa!—ed]

Mr. Abdi hopes his voice will speak for those who can’t, in a Winooski community that sees more and more refugees move here every year.

“In the Winooski school district about 38 percent of our students qualify for English language learning services,” Superintendent McMannon said.

Only 30 languages in the school system? Looks like Manchester has you beat there!

See our previous posts on Winooski here. Our Vermont archive is pretty interesting, see it here.

One more of Obama’s immigrant colonies in the making?

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Manchester, NH still trying to get relief from refugee burden on the city

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 11, 2015

Pay attention Spartanburg, SC.

For years the federal resettlement contractor and the US State Department have ignored the Mayor’s pleas that the city can’t handle more impoverished third-worlders.

The Mayor of Manchester, NH has been battling the federal government and a refugee contractor for years in an attempt to slow the flow on the refugee-overloaded city.    See our extensive Manchester archive by clicking here (be sure to see Manchester in trouble for no Dinka interpreter!).

I first heard that the feds called Manchester a “pocket of resistance” at the same meeting I heard about the immigrants as seedlings being planted in your community’s soil.

There is no possibility of ‘assimilation’ when the numbers of ‘new Americans’ are so high.

LOL! of course this article refers to ‘integration’ not ‘assimilation’ and it sure sounds like the reporter is already getting with the Obama word game by helping make the case that integration=availability of services (aka welfare).

From the Manchester Union Leader (emphasis is mine):

MANCHESTER – While many immigrants enter the U.S. with dreams for a brighter future, city officials say it’s their aim to help with services needed by new arrivals to achieve their goals.

“I think at last check we had something like 82 languages represented at Central High School,” said Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas. “I asked a few years ago for a waiver from the federal government to exempt immigrant and refugee children from testing. I’m still waiting on that one.”

The U.S. has accepted refugees since the early 1980s. New Hampshire welcomes between 250 and 550 legal immigrants each year. Most take up residence in communities along Interstate 93 from Nashua on up to Concord, with some showing up in Laconia.

Gatsas has had a frosty relationship with the International Institute of New England, headquartered in Boston, which has settled several thousand refugees in Manchester, more than it has in any other community in the state.

Cities and towns cannot block refugee resettlement, just as they are prohibited from restricting people of any race or ethnicity from moving into town.  [Maybe they can’t block it, but any elected officials better darn well ask a lot of questions in advance!—ed]

Gatsas has charged in the past that the institute has been uncommunicative and unresponsive to his concerns, disregarding the struggles they are facing in the city.

According to Gatsas, the city has received between 60 and 70 refugees since October.

“We want to give them every opportunity to succeed here,” said Gatsas. “We try to provide services to help with that goal, and we ask the feds for something like a waiver for students from testing, and we’re still waiting. I guess they turn a deaf ear to something like that.”

 If only every town knew what we know now!  (See here for Ten Things your town should know!)

Contemplating “welcoming” refugees?  Call Mayor Gatsas and ask his opinion.  Here is a link to the Mayor’s office.

 

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Ten things your town needs to know when (if!) “welcoming” refugees for the first time

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 11, 2015

As we have been writing ad nauseam lately, the Obama Administration is now out of the shadows with its plan to “seed” towns and cities across America with diversity.

‘Seed’ is their word!  Your community is the soil into which the migrants of all sorts (legal and illegal) are being planted according to Obama’s Task Force on New Americans.   It begs the questions:  Are we being colonized?  Do they plan to replace us some day?  Sound far-fetched?  Knowing Obama, are you willing to gamble on that?

President Barack Obama, flanked by Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, left, and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett are changing the people by ‘planting’ immigrant “seedlings” in towns across America!

We have long maintained a ‘fact sheet’ about how the UN/US State Department’s Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Program works, click here to learn more.

But, I realized yesterday, while thinking about the newest proposed seed community*** in Rep. Trey Gowdy’s backyard in Spartanburg, SC, that we needed a quick primer on what elected officials and citizens should know if they are being pressured to ‘welcome the stranger‘ (this guilt-tripping language is one way they pressure your town!).

So here are my Ten Things you need to know!

1)  In most cases, the United Nations is choosing our refugees.  Topping the list right now are Iraqis, Burmese, Congolese, Somalis and Bhutanese.  The UN is pressuring the US to take a large number, 10,000 or so, Syrians.  We are bringing in refugees from countries which hate us.  Your town does not get to choose who you get!  You will receive racially, culturally and religiously diverse people, usually very different from your local population and very different from each other.  That old ‘melting pot’ concept is dead because the numbers are too high.

2)  Often the US State Department’s chosen resettlement contractor for your town, sounds like a church group, or other benign-sounding non-profit.  They may have a religious-sounding name, but know that they are being paid by the head from the federal treasury to bring refugees to your town.  It is not the case that they are passing a plate on Sunday morning to pay for this very expensive program. Here are the nine major contractors which have 350 subcontractors working for them (headquartered in over 180 cities so far).

3)  The contractor’s job is to get the refugee family their “services.”  That means they hold the refugees’ hands until they are settled usually in tax-payer subsidized housing, get them signed up for most forms of welfare including food stamps and other cash assistance, sign them up for health care and enroll the kids in school. This special class of legal immigrant is entitled to welfare!  The contractor is also paid with your tax dollars to give refugees job counseling and training.  The contractor may also be working closely with some big business (and the Chamber of Commerce) nearby which is looking for cheap labor.

4)  The contractor’s job ends in 3-6 months at which point they move on to bringing in the next fresh group of “clients,” often the relatives of the first group.  Earlier, and still struggling, refugees are left in the care of your social services department. At this point the contractors are entrenched in your town and will call you racists, rednecks and xenophobes if your citizens want to slow the flow.

5)  Your town will never get out of the program once the contractor has an office set up and staff to pay.  Many cities are trying to get out now and can’t:  Manchester, NH, Springfield and Lynn, Mass, Amarillo, TX come to mind. Because there have developed “pockets of resistance” (their words), the State Department is desperately out scouting for fresh territory.

6)  The greatest impact on your local social and economic welfare will be felt first in the school system, followed usually by the shortage of government subsidized housing.  Your school system may end up with 50 or more languages represented in the student population.  The number-one language of refugees entering the US right now is Arabic, Somali is number four.

7)  Refugees are permitted entry into the US with HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis among other medical problems.  Physical and mental health challenges will most likely overburden your local health department.

8)  Your local government is responsible (Clinton-era Executive Order) for providing costly interpreters for the myriad languages being spoken in the school system, the health system and the criminal justice system should problems arise.

9)  Refugees who do find work, work at entry level jobs and minimum wage so they will still be able to benefit from many welfare programs open to low-income Americans.  Elder refugees are eligible for SSI.   The refugees are Legal Permanent Residents and can begin the citizenship process quickly.

10)  If they say they are coming to your town with the first group of refugees, there is only one thing you can do!  ASK QUESTIONS IN PUBLIC.  Demand that your elected officials get involved. Demand that a community meeting be held, for the US State Department, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (in HHS), your state refugee office (if there is one) and their contractors, to answer questions from the citizens of the town or city. Get your Member of Congress and US Senators involved too!  Don’t forget your state legislators!   The State Department and its contractors HATE to answer questions!  Tell your local elected officials you want a public hearing!  Tell your elected officials that you want the federal government and its contractors to provide a plan!

You want them to answer questions such as these below. 

Remember you have every right to know what is being planned for your town.  They will bully you, call you names and say you can’t stop them anyway, but refuse to be bullied!

Demand answers (in public)!

Who is coming?  From where and how many?

Will they stop the resettlement if the town is becoming economically or socially stressed?

What security and health screening have the refugees undergone?

How many will come each year?

Who is paying for their health care?

Who is paying to educate the children who don’t speak English and may never have attended school?

Does your town have an adequate supply of government-supported housing?  Will demands for housing crowd out American elderly, poor or disabled citizens?

Where will they work?  Do we have high unemployment already?

I’m sure you can think of others.  After getting answers (good luck!) and having a vigorous public discussion, then your town can decide based on all the facts whether you will eagerly “welcome” New Americans to your community, or not.

Endnote:  There are other refugee experts in the country, so let me know if I’m missing anything here and I’ll add it!

Update!!!  Call this #11: an experienced researcher just reminded me that concerned citizens must form a citizens’ group to research the structure of the program in your state to obtain the FISCAL and legal facts about the program as the structure can vary from state to state.

*** This post (on Spartanburg) brought in the highest number of readers we have ever had for one post over a brief two days!  P.S.  I will be in South Carolina this coming weekend, here.

An afterthought:  If you should get a public meeting/hearing be sure to educate yourselves on the Delphi Technique, a strategy often used by government agencies wishing to control the outcome of a meeting.  Go here to see what Judy said about it in advance of the public meeting held in Hagerstown, MD in September 2007.

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Breaking News: Spartanburg, South Carolina targeted to be colonized as next refugee ‘seed’ community

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 9, 2015

Update March 23rd: Spartanburg residents, please note that mid-western towns are having difficulty coping with large numbers of refugees, here.

Update March 21st:  Folks in Spartanburg, where Syrians may be resettled, need to read about Indianapolis where the resettlement contractor admits the numbers will start small, but will grow!

Update March 19th:  See ‘Comment worth noting: Since Spartanburg is my home,’ here.

Update March 17th:  Everyone concerned about Spartanburg, must read about Worcester, Mass. here.

Update March 11th:  This post has received the highest number of visitors we have ever had to a post in just a couple of days.  I realized this morning that we needed a primer of sorts on what your town should do if the federal government is planning to “plant” refugees where you live.  See our Ten things you need to know and what you can do, here. ***Update*** Don’t believe me, check out what is happening in Manchester, NH, here.

Update March 10th:  This post went through the roof yesterday, thanks to all who sent it around.  However, one reader pointed out that I failed to make it clear that refugees are one class of immigrant which can tap into most forms of welfare without being US citizens.  That is why the Obama Administration is working overtime to expand the definition of ‘refugee’ so as to make our welfare system more accessible to the newly amnestied aliens.

Update! Please all of you South Carolinians forgive me for initially putting an ‘s’ in the middle of Spartanburg in my first post!  And, secondly, I was just informed that some parts of the Spartanburg area are represented by Rep. Trey Gowdy.  All readers should know that Gowdy is the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security that has jurisdiction over the Refugee Resettlement program and should know the threat this resettlement poses for his district!

Editors note:  In my previous post I said our next two posts would be about how far along the Obama Task Force on New Americans “integration” (aka seeding) plan is in a couple of cities that are overloaded with refugees, however, reader Robin spotted this news which is more pressing at the moment!  Spartanburg beware!  South Carolina beware!

Over the years, we have noticed that South Carolina has pretty much stayed out of the top tier of states where refugee seedlings are being planted.  Looks like those days are over as it was announced that World Relief (Evangelicals) one of the TOP NINE federal resettlement contractors is about to open an office there!

They must be having refugee overload problems in North Carolina!

World Relief, like the other eight contractors*** are all Progressive advocacy groups, six of them represent the ‘religious Left.’

Demand answers!

Anyone in Spartanburg who is concerned about this news, must speak up now!  You might want to look at how Athens, Georgia has so far been holding them at bay by asking the federal government and the contractor for a plan—who pays for this, where will the refugees work, is our school system ready for myriad languages and illiterate children, will our health department be overburdened, do we have enough public housing for our own low-income people, how about our police force, is it ready?  Those are the sorts of questions any sensible local government should be asking!  Tell the Mayor to ask questions!

For more question ideas, see our fact sheet.

Additionally, ask World Relief if the flow can be stopped once started if the town can’t afford it anymore?  Or if there is social disruption? I’ll tell you the answer now—NO!

The truth is that the UN/US State Department is running out of “welcoming” towns and cities, so they are constantly on the move to find new towns in which to “plant” refugees.  “Pockets of Resistance” are forming in overloaded communities.

From GroupState.com.   They say they will resettle 65 refugees from Syria, DR Congo, and Bhutan.  Why not Muslim Iraqis and Somalis too?  Of course they will be in the mix because the UN is picking our refugees!  A city doesn’t get to choose the nationality of the refugees that will be dropped off!

Here is the story Robin sent:

Spartanburg will soon be home to dozens of people fleeing persecution in their homelands.

Refugees may begin arriving here as early as spring through a refugee resettlement ministry.

Lee, the new director of the World Relief subcontractor, worked with Somalis in Kentucky. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonalee

World Relief is establishing an office in Spartanburg. “In community with the local church, World Relief envisions the most vulnerable people transformed economically, socially, and spiritually,” according to the faith-based organization’s website.

Jason Lee has been named executive director of the Spartanburg office. He said 65 refugees are expected to move here this year.

Lee served more than five years as pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He’s also ministered to Somali refugees in Kentucky and is a leader with Come Closer Spartanburg.

Come Closer Spartanburg [they come up with such warm and fuzzy names for themselves!–ed] is a partnership of faith leaders, Christians and business leaders with a mission to “to unite God’s people for the purpose of loving our city to Christ.” One need identified is serving residents born outside the United States.

[What!  Has Spartanburg helped all of its own American poor people and it now needs to import more?—ed]

World Relief works with federal agencies to offer resettlement, placement and various services to refugees. According to the organization’s figures, it has resettled more than 250,000 refugees from more than 80 countries in the past 35 years.

Lee said it’s unknown what nations the refugees who will resettle in Spartanburg are from — Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo or Bhutan are possibilities.

Read it all, there is a lot of useful information in it.

Urgent!  Help save Spartanburg! I don’t normally ask, but please send this story around, especially to people you know in South Carolina!  Clearly they have no idea of what they are in for!

*** The federal resettlement contractors (almost completely funded by US taxpayers) looking for new resettlement sites:

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Newly resettled Iraqi refugee shot and killed in Dallas; was it a random killing by thugs, or something more?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 8, 2015

We will have to wait and see how the investigation unfolds, but my guess is that it will be a random shooting in a mixed neighborhood (the kind of neighborhood the federal refugee contractors always choose because of the cheap housing).  Or, do refugee contractors just think they can mix up all the different ethnic groups they bring in, drop them in low-income and minority neighborhoods and presto! multicultural nirvana will be found?

Ahmed al-Jumaili, 36, shot in apartment complex parking lot last Wednesday.

From the New York Daily News:

An Iraqi refugee who moved to Texas be in a “safer place” with his wife three weeks ago was fatally shot while watching his first snowfall Wednesday.

Ahmed al-Jumaili, 36, his wife and his brother were taking pictures of the snow outside their Dallas apartment complex when a group of men shot him at about 11:40 p.m., police said.

Al-Jumaili ran back to his apartment and later died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, according to the Dallas Morning News. His relatives were not injured.

“Just like all of us, a pretty snowfall brings the child out in us,” Dallas police Maj. Jeff Cotner said. “You can just imagine the excitement between his wife and his brother and himself as they were enjoying the snowfall.”

Al-Jumaili and his wife, Zahara, married 16 months ago in Iraq, according to a fundraising page. She “made the painful and difficult decision to leave her husband in Iraq and come to, what she believed, to be a safer place.”

They reunited in Dallas 20 days ago after Al-Jumaili earned enough money to join her.

[….]

The surrounding Muslim community is demanding to know whether the shooting was a hate crime, Salem, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, told CNN.

Readers, send us a link if you see more news on who did it.

For reporters who might be interested in tracking down more on Al-Jumaili and the Iraqis being placed apparently in bad neighborhoods, go to this Handy State Department list of contractors.  Looks like 4 of the 9 major contractors have subcontractors that are falling all over each other to plant refugee seedlings in “welcoming” Dallas:  Church World Service, International Rescue Committee, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

By the way, if you didn’t know, Texas is the top refugee resettlement state in the nation.   Over 100,000 Iraqis, most of them Muslims, have been admitted to the US since the beginning of the Obama Administration.

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Sioux Falls, SD: Refugee (seedlings) too rowdy; police need more officers

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 7, 2015

If your community is considering becoming the welcoming “soil” for the immigrant/refugee “seedlings,”  here is one more example of what you need to be ready for.

If you saw our top post of the last week, here, about the White House Task Force on New Americans you know that they are referring to the immigrant/refugee “seedlings” being planted in your community.   They are being planted in hundreds of American cities large and small.

Betty Oldenkamp is the CEO of Lutheran Social Services in Sioux Falls (responsible for planting the refugees there) and is on the board of the local Chamber of Commerce. For those of you following the national amnesty battle, you know the Chamber has been at the forefront of the Open Borders movement. Why? More immigrants needed for cheap labor! They make the money, you get the social disruption of your community. http://www.siouxfallschamber.com/board-of-directors.cfm

From the Argus Leader (hat tip: Robin):

There’s a domestic violence problem within the refugee and immigrant community in Sioux Falls.

Part of it’s cultural – coming from societies where beating one’s spouse is more accepted.  [Isn’t diversity beautiful!—ed]

Couple that with perceptions that law enforcement is corrupt, and you have victims who are reluctant to contact law enforcement.

I’m taking a closer look at the relationship between police and immigrants, in particular how past experiences with corruption and brutality in other countries can follow people to the U.S. and Sioux Falls.

Police Chief Doug Barthel has heard the stories of police mistreatment from refugees. Barthel says there shouldn’t be a fear of a calling the police, especially if you’re a victim. Everyone needs to feel safe, he said, and having law enforcement helps.

[….]

Police invited the public out for a cup of coffee in January to discuss concerns and build relationships.

The department also received a grant from the Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS program, which allowed them bring in five new officers.

One of the main focuses of these officers will be to do public outreach with the immigrant and refugee population.

No mention of what countries the refugees in Sioux Falls come from, however we know it’s the Lutherans bringing them in.  Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota monopolizes refugee resettlement in the state.

Wherever you live, check the Handy US State Department List of contractors working in your town by clicking here.  If you live in a town within a hundred miles of any of these offices you are in the target zone.

Be sure to see our entire archive on South Dakota, here.

Don’t miss this story from one year ago this month (part of their domestic violence problem?):

South Dakota: Iraqi refugee gets life in prison for sex trafficking

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Hurry! Get those New Americans their citizenship before September 2016 (government grants fueling the process)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 5, 2015

Since I’ve been fixated on the Obama plan to replace (old) Americans with New Americans.  You know the “seedling” plan!   And, then we learned that there is even a non-profit group funded by big money foundations also pushing for immigrants to get their legal permanent resident status swapped for citizenship called the New Americans Campaign, you should know that your tax dollars are fueling the process!

As if it’s any surprise, we learned in our previous post that immigrants most often vote for the Democratic Party!

Citizenship class in Maryland run jointly by Casa de Maryland and AmeriCorps. Your tax dollars at work! http://www.citizenshipmd.org/classes/

From the Dept. of Homeland Security (USCIS) comes this pipeline flowing with your money to ‘non-profits’ to get those immigrants signed up pronto! before a deadline of September 2016 (gee, I wonder what the rush might be!).  (hat tip: Richard at Blue Ridge Forum):

Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

On Sept. 18, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the award of nearly $10 million in grants to 40 organizations that will help permanent residents prepare and apply for U.S. citizenship. Located in 24 states and the District of Columbia, these organizations will receive federal funding to support citizenship preparation services for permanent residents through September 2016.

[….]

Grant recipients are public or private nonprofit organizations with recent experience providing citizenship instruction and naturalization application services to permanent residents. They include public school systems, community and faith-based groups, adult education organizations, and literacy organizations.

Recipient organizations are geographically diverse and represent both traditional immigrant destinations and new immigrant gateways across 24 states and the District of Columbia. Grant recipients plan to provide citizenship instruction and naturalization application services to approximately 22,000 permanent residents from more than 50 countries. Grant recipients represent:

Eighteen of the top 20 states with the largest permanent resident populations (California, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Washington, Michigan, North Carolina, Arizona, Ohio, Minnesota, Colorado, and Connecticut);

Eight of the top 10 metropolitan areas with the most new permanent residents in the past 10 years (New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, greater Washington, Chicago, Houston, Boston, and Atlanta); and

Nine of the top 10 states with the most naturalizations over the last two years (California, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, Massachusetts, Georgia and Pennsylvania).

So who are the groups with their hands out to the feds through this one program (obviously, AmeriCorps has another funding stream).  We recognize many refugee resettlement contractors on the list.

FY 2014 Grant Recipients

Grant recipients are (in alphabetical order):

ORGANIZATION LOCATION
Asian Counseling and Referral Service Seattle, Wash.
Asian Services in Action, Inc. Akron, Ohio
Baltimore City Community College Baltimore, Md.
Boat People SOS, Inc. Houston, Texas
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa Santa Rosa, Calif.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton Stockton, Calif.
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Overland Park, Kan.
Catholic Charities of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties San Bernardino, Calif.
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County San Jose, Calif.
Catholic Migration Services, Inc. Brooklyn, N.Y.
Center for People in Need Lincoln, Neb.
Central American Resource Center Washington, D.C.
Chinese American Service League, Inc. Chicago, Ill.
Church World Service, Inc. Greensboro, N.C.
City of Littleton Littleton, Colo.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles Los Angeles, Calif.
Colombian American Service Association Miami, Fla.
Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc. Milwaukee, Wis.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Portland, Ore.
Federation Employment and Guidance Services, Inc. New York, N.Y.
Fresno Unified School District Fresno, Calif.
Hartford Public Library Hartford, Conn.
Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc. Hollywood, Fla.
Hope Community Center, Inc. Apopka, Fla.
Horizon Cross Cultural Center Orange, Calif.
International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit Detroit, Mich.
International Rescue Committee, Inc. Atlanta, Ga.
International Rescue Committee, Inc. Glendale, Calif.
International Rescue Committee, Inc. Miami, Fla.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service Pittsburgh, Pa.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service Waltham, Mass.
Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle Charlottesville, Va.
Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota Sioux Falls, S.D.
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest Tucson, Ariz.
Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance Minneapolis, Minn.
Nashville Adult Literacy Council, Inc. Nashville, Tenn.
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights New York, N.Y.
Refugee Aid Project San Antonio, Texas
World Relief Corporation of National Association of Evangelicals Wheaton, Ill.
Young Men’s Christian Association of the Greater Houston Area, Inc.

 

http://www.uscis.gov/about-us/citizenship-and-integration-grant-program

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Minnesota refugee resettlement contractor: 77,000 Somalis in the state right now!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 5, 2015

Big question is:  Do these Christian resettlement contractors ever demand to resettle the persecuted Christians/religious minorities being persecuted around the world?

Arrive Ministries (formerly World Relief of Minnesota) one of three agencies responsible for the large population of Somalis in the State (see 10,000 resettled there in last 10 years, here) reports that the State has approximately 77,000 now.

Robert Oehrig, Executive Director of Arrive Ministries.

See one of our top posts of all time—Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis?  They were resettled there because of the generous welfare Minnesota offered!

Arrive Ministries (“a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to the cause of the refugee and immigrant”) also tells us that Somalis believe their troubles in Somalia began because they weren’t following Allah correctly, now they are having a “revival of religious observance” in Minnesota (scary thought!).

From Arrive Ministries (hat tip: Deb):

From that time [the time of clan violence and civil war in Somalia—ed] to the present, Somalis have fled the country and many have lived in refugee camps in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Many Somalis were resettled in Europe, Canada, and the U.S. Currently, Minnesota has the largest number of Somali’s in the U.S, estimated to be around 77,000 or more. Why here? Somalis originally came to Minnesota because of the good economy and low unemployment. More recently they have come because there is a recognized community here — Somali shops, businesses and restaurants.

No discussion of the Somali people would be complete without discussing their religion, which is Islam. To be a Somali, is to be Muslim. With the war and displacement, many Somali’s have seen their difficulties as a judgment of God (Allah), for not correctly practicing their religion. In response to this, there has been a revival of religious observance.

According to a recent Form 990 for Arrive Ministries, the organization received $1.5 million (rounded number) with $1.1 million coming from government grants (from taxpayers) as a subcontractor to one of the top nine federal resettlement contractors, World Relief (Evangelicals).

Why can’t they see what they are doing?

About the photo, and a question for Bob:   The photo is from his facebook page (unless there is another Bob connected to Arrive Ministries!) where just a few weeks ago he said this:

I stand with my Christian brothers and sisters and all Shias, Yazidis and all peace loving people who find ISIL and militant Islam abhorant.

And this:

The truth of the matters is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Extremely Islamic with the aim to usher in the apocalypse. As is pointed out in this well written article, ISIS has revived traditions and practices that have been dormant for centuries including crucifixions and beheadings which are viewed as sacred requirements and a prelude to the culmination of the last battle and the coming of Messiah. [followed by this article—What ISIS really wants.]

Why can’t Bob see what he and others are doing to Minnesota with the resettlement of tens of thousands of Somalis who are “reviving” their Islamic religion with some returning to Africa and the Middle East to join ISIS and Al-Shabaab.

Talk is cheap!  It is easy to talk about the evils of ISIS, but do these ‘Christian’ organizations ever stand up and say to the UN/US State Department, please bring us only persecuted Christians, Jews and other minorities?  Or is it all about $$$?  (They won’t get any refugees/tax payer money if they don’t take Muslims.)

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

US: resettlement of tens of thousands of UN-chosen Congolese refugees well underway

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 4, 2015

Our many new readers may not know that the US State Department has agreed to a UN request to resettle 50,000 or so impoverished, uneducated, (mostly) women from DR Congo over a period of several years.

 

Congolese women and children waiting for their turn to come to America.

 

This is an informative article from Episcopal News Service that basically reports how needy these refugees are.

It is also interesting to me because we rarely see articles about refugee resettlement contractor Episcopal Migration Ministries, one of the top nine.  Apparently they are less media savvy as they rarely turn up in news stories (like this one) intended to be puff pieces on refugees.

We previously reported on the great need for mental health services for women from DR Congo, here.

From Episcopal News Service:

A Congolese refugee, Zaburiya arrived in Tucson seven months ago with five children, aged 10 to 26, after spending 18 years in a refugee camp in Rwanda.

Illiterate and not speaking a word of English, she became a member of a women’s empowerment group operated by Refugee Focus, which receives support from The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s Episcopal Migration Ministries service through funding from the United States government’s Office of Refugee Resettlement.

(The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the legal and canonical name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business, and carries out mission.)***

[….]

Through Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society partners with 30 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses nationwide. It is one of nine agencies working in partnership with the U.S. Department of State to welcome and resettle refugees to the United States.

For the umpteenth time, the UN is picking our refugees!

In 2014, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and its partners worked to resettle 5,155 of the tens of thousands of refugees who came to the United States through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) screening process.

[….]

Over the next several years, UNHCR plans to resettle 50,000 refugees from the Congo, with 70 to 90 percent to be resettled to the United States, said Kurt Bonz, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ program manager…

[….]

“Most of the refugees have been in camps an average of 20 years, education is low, and many are single women with children who continue to experience trauma related to living in the Congo, the journey out and living in a refugee camp,” he said.

There is a lot in this story, read it all here.

So who are these refugees from DR Congo and where are they going?

I checked the State Department’s data base for the following dates:  10/1/2012 through 2/28/2015 and this is what I found:

We resettled 9,022 Congolese refugee “seedlings” in that approximate 2 and 1/2 year period.  Most were Christians of some sort, but I was surprised to learn that 356 were Muslims (from DR Congo?).

Then here is a list of the states that received over 200 Congolese refugees over that same 2 and 1/2 year time period (apparently all of these states have run out of American poor people to care for):

Arizona (862)

Colorado (290)

Florida (236)

Georgia (398)

Idaho (303)

Illinois (339)

Kentucky (405)

Maryland (259)

Massachusetts (322)

Michigan (417)

Missouri (301)

New Hampshire (260)

New York (325)

North Carolina (379)

Ohio (288)

Pennsylvania (445)

Texas (1078)  Working hard to turn Texas blue!

Utah (200)

Washington (273)

*** When you visit this post, you will see more about why this structure of the Episcopal Migration Ministries makes it hard to track their finances.  They must be claiming they are a ‘church’ and as such do not have to do a Form 990.

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, health issues, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 8 Comments »

New Americans Campaign is a partner in Obama’s Task Force on replacing you!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 2, 2015

We told you about the Task Force on Saturday in response to a revelation made on the February 26th Mark Levin radio program.  See that post by clicking here.

Reader Julia has been doing some digging and has identified one of the many participants in the task force.

Transforming immigrant “seedlings” to Democratic voters!

The New Americans Campaign is an advocacy group which is working in certain areas of the United States to get as many Legal Permanent Residents signed up for US citizenship as they possibly can—new Democrats of course! 

I laugh every time I imagine (crazy I know) what would happen to all of these well-funded Open Borders advocacy groups if all of a sudden immigrants were registering to vote Republican!   The organization would be shuttered in a heart beat!

They say in their literature:

8.5 million Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) are eligible to naturalize—but fewer than one million naturalize each year.

With millions in funding they are working to change that!

The New Americans Campaign is part of the Naturalization Working Group, see here, which submitted comments to the Obama Task Force.

Founding partners of the New Americans Campaign include George Soros’ Open Society Foundations:

Six national foundations joined in an unprecedented collaboration to support the nonpartisan New Americans Campaign to help modernize naturalization assistance in the United States and help more legal permanent immigrants become U.S. citizens.

The consortium has so far committed more than $25 million to the project. Founding national funders of the New Americans Campaign are: The Carnegie Corporation of New York; the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; Grove Foundation; Open Society Foundations and The JPB Foundation. More recently, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation joined the Campaign as a national funder. Other funders invest locally in individual sites. For a full list of our funders, visit our Partners page.

Less than four years old, the New Americans Campaign is busy, busy, busy in the following locations:

The New Americans Campaign is a diverse national network of legal-service organizations, faith-based organizations, businesses, foundations and community leaders that is paving a better road to citizenship. The Campaign began in the cities of Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Jose. More than 3.3 million citizenship-eligible individuals reside in these eight metropolitan areas, representing more than 40 percent of the pool of citizenship-eligible legal permanent residents in the United States.  [Reader Julia wants to know if the Campaign has access to government (personal) records of all those eligible LPRs so they know where/who to target?—ed]

The New Americans Campaign has expanded to include collaborations in the East Bay Area, Napa County, Orange County, San Diego County, and San Francisco; and coalitions in the states of Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Washington.

Go here to see all of their partners (many of the ‘non-profits’ listed receive federal funding) including Catholic Legal Immigration Network, International Rescue Committee and Church World Service.  The IRC and CWS are of course refugee resettlement contractors.

Getting ready for 2016 I bet!

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Community destabilization, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, The Opposition | Tagged: , | 6 Comments »

 
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