Yesterday a reader sent this:
Last night I was told that Somali Refugees are going to be placed in St. Maries, Idaho sometime in September, the person who told me swore it was from a very reliable federal government connected source. I haven’t yet confirm this but would like to get the word out that refugees are NOW coming to North Idaho.
I don’t know if it’s true or not, but decided to use the information to make several key points.
One of the first questions people ask me in interviews or when speaking somewhere is this question: How do I find out if my town is targeted for resettlement?
The answer is you won’t find out until someone leaks the information. The program is wrapped in secrecy by the federal government and its contractors (aka Volags).
Those leaking the information may be employees of the local health department or the local school board which as “stakeholders” may get a little heads-up (we are talking weeks or a couple of months, certainly not a year).
Elected officials who may be seen as “welcoming” might also have a little warning. And, sometimes the leakers are affiliated with some of the left-leaning churches in town where church leaders are too excited by what they see as their good fortune to stay quiet.
By law the contractors and their handlers at the state level (Jannus Inc. in Idaho) are required to “consult” with the community, but that really only means they consult with those they see as friendlies.
If you are wondering about your town, start asking around!
Also, one indicator about whether your town could be targeted is if some large industry is nearby, or planning to move to the area. Look especially for meat packing plants. And, in Twin Falls, Idaho the Chobani yogurt plant most likely was looking for refugee laborers. The ‘non-profit’ contractors work closely with local industries to supply big businesses with cheap immigrant workers.
You might want to ask people involved with the local Chamber of Commerce if they know of any plans! The Chamber at the national level is outright in support of Open Borders and amnesty.
Why might there be some truth to this rumor? Why might a town like St. Maries be a target?
The proximity of a town to an already existing resettlement site is one good indicator. The State Dept. informed me once that a 100-mile radius to an existing resettlement office would make the site fair game. St. Maries is not near the main resettlement hubs in Idaho—Boise and Twin Falls which have received the bulk of the 6,000 plus refugees that Idaho has received since the beginning of Obama’s term in office.***
However, St. Maries is about 50 miles from the World Relief office in Spokane, Washington! Contractors are getting desperate to find new and fresh territory as some existing sites are experiencing ‘resistance.’ Twin Falls is an important ‘Pocket of Resistance’ now so it would be no surprise for Idaho to “welcome” refugees further north.
If World Relief in Spokane is involved in placing refugees in Idaho soon, then they know right now that it could happen because they are in the process of preparing their R & P Abstract for the feds as the new fiscal year is fast approaching on October 1. It should be legally required that those Abstracts be available to the public in advance of new resettlements!
Go here to the list of existing resettlement contractors and see if one is located near you.
I would like to appeal to all of you to send me any rumors you might hear about refugees being resettled in a town near you.
I’ll post the information, even if we have no firm information to go on. We have a category I haven’t used much here, called ‘Rumors’ and what you hear will be cataloged there. We would rather run down the rumors than to completely miss getting the news out about a prospective new resettlement site. Once a site is up and running they are hard to stop especially as the contractor will begin bringing in the relatives and if you object you will be chastised for wanting to interfere with family reunification.
This post is also archived in our new ‘Pockets of Resistance’ category for all of you wishing to learn more about what is happening around the country.
*** Idaho has received 6,158 refugees since January 2009 when Obama took office (data here). The majority of those went to Boise and Twin Falls. Although they received many more smaller numbers of certain ethnic groups the largest numbers came from Bhutan (1,159), Burma (1,223), Iraq (1,101), DR Congo (753), Somalia (625), Afghanistan (203), Sudan (194), Iran (157), and Uzbekistan (77). Idaho has also gotten several of the first group of Syrians (23).