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Why are Jewish groups “scampering” to save Muslim refugees?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 1, 2015

Good question isn’t it!  It is a question I’ve wondered about for 8 years, ever since I first heard of HIAS and Muslim refugees.

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President and CEO of HIAS, Mark Hetfield, pulls down a salary and related income package of about $300,000 a year to save Muslim refugees among others.

But, now that I know more, it is not too complicated to answer—they are doing it because they are politically-correct hard Leftists working to change America, and they are doing it for the money they receive from the US taxpayer to resettle Muslims in America.

I’m speaking specifically here of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), one of the groups mentioned in this editorial in the Jewish Voice entitled: HIAS & ADL Spend Jewish $$ to Bring Muslims to the US?

Regular readers know that HIAS is one of nine major federal resettlement contractors colonizing and changing your towns and cities.

We also learned last December that HIAS has dropped the word “Hebrew” from its name!  Go figure!

From the Jewish Voice (emphasis is mine):

It’s almost too embarrassing to tell the story about the Jewish organization, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and its new job of resettling Syrian/Muslim refugees into this country. And how many of us have ever heard of the umbrella group of this endeavor, calling itself the Jewish Coalition for Syrian Refugees in Jordan which includes under its umbrella, other such name brand charities as: ADL, the AJC, JCPA, Jewish Federations of North America, to name but just a few?

Before we dig deeper into this lunacy, just how many Jews are there to be resettled from the nations of Syria and Jordan? How many fingers do you have on your left hand? So, without being geniuses, we conclude that the “refugees” being aided and abetted to immigrate to this country are…Muslims.*** And major American Jewish charities are stumbling over themselves to be the rescuers of these Jew haters. And Jew haters they are. We hear no words of love for Jews emanating from any major figure or leader from among the Muslim controlled lands in that area of the world. In addition, we must ask, “How are these people being screened to rule out terrorists being welcomed to this country?” If our southern border security is any indication of our ability to weed out undesirables, we are in big trouble.

[….]

So to all of the Jewish groups scampering to save the lives of Jew hating Muslims, please come to your senses and do what such groups back in the 1930’s failed to do. And that is to concentrate on using your good offices, power, clout and Jewish funding to focus on the needs of the Jewish populations that need assistance. And do so before it’s too late!

There is much more, read it all by clicking here.

*** The vast majority of refugees being resettled from Afghanistan, Iraq and now Syria are Muslims.  We have reported on those numbers many times on these pages, but I have no time this morning to find those posts.

Before I get a bunch of anti-Semitic comments, just a reminder that the Catholic Bishops, Lutherans, Episcopalians, some mainline Protestant churches and some Evangelicals are also taking cold, hard cash (your cash!) to resettle Muslims in America too!  I have never heard of one of them saying—we want to save the Christians and Jews FIRST!

Photo: You can check my numbers on HIAS by going to a recent Form990, here.  They received (in rounded numbers) income of $26 million and $16 million of that came from government grants (you).  They have 5 other employees in the 6-figure salary range.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Christian refugees, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , | 16 Comments »

Idaho citizens concerned with Syrian refugee resettlement plan get organized

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 1, 2015

This is an update of all of our earlier news on Twin Falls, Idaho and the refugee resettlement contractor’s controversial plan there to resettle Syrian refugees in Magic Valley in FY2016 which begins on October 1 of this year.

Refugee program changing rural America by changing the people! Magic Valley, Idaho.

Here is the news about a citizens’ group forming to try to close the refugee center in Twin Falls.

It is amazing to me that Reuters and others, who are reporting on this controversy, say that Syrians are not in the mix of refugees expected to add to the thousands already in Idaho when there are many stories, including this one with the headline: ‘CSI refugee center expects influx of Syrians‘ from the biased MagicValley.com (which I am not allowed to snip from!).

None of the national coverage of this controversy I’ve seen has mentioned House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul’s warning either.  Don’t these reporters know how to google?

From Reuters (hat tip: Joanne):

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – A long-standing refugee welcoming center in conservative Idaho has found itself at the center of a campaign by adversaries seeking to force it closed, citing fears that the immigrants it hosts could include Islamist extremists.

The backlash comes amid an uptick in anti-Islamic protests and advertising campaigns in the United States, including a high profile May rally outside an Arizona mosque that saw more than 200 protesters, some armed, berate Islam and its Prophet Mohammad.

The ‘Magic Valley’ region of southern Idaho. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Valley

The newly formed Idaho group, whose 100 members plan a door-to-door information drive*** in July to win support for closing the refugee center in Twin Falls, said it was concerned the center will welcome Syrians displaced from that country’s civil war who may not have been adequately screened by the U.S. government for security risks.

“Bringing in Syrians, who are predominantly of Muslim background, may be opening the door to terrorists pretending to be refugees,” said Rick Martin, head of the so-called Committee to End the CSI (College of Southern Idaho) Refugee Center in nearby Buhl, a conservative agricultural area.

[….]

But center director Zeze Rwasama said his group had no immediate plans to serve Syrian refugees, adding that he did not know the origins of the refugees it will serve for the upcoming fiscal year.

Read it all.

No mention from Reuters that the House Homeland Security Committee chairman, Rep. Michael McCaul, has called the Syrian refugee resettlement plan by the United Nations (for 65,000 Syrians!) a potential “jihadi pipeline” to America.

Mr. Rwasama has a very good idea of which refugees they will “serve” this coming fiscal year because at this very moment they are working on their R & P Abstract for FY2016 which will list the nationalities of those expected to come to Twin Falls beginning in October.

The contractors everywhere (like CSI which is under the umbrella of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants) have been instructed by their lobbying arm in Washington (the Refugee Council USA) to keep secret their FY2016 plans.

Local elected officials should demand to see the plans for FY2016 and Mr. Martin’s group should insist they do!

In addition to the security concerns and the veil of secrecy surrounding refugee resettlement, Mr. Martin and his group should also look into the enormous cost of the refugee program being shifted from the federal government to the state of Idaho.  Idaho taxpayers are on the hook for education, health care, housing etc. for the impoverished refugees being brought there at the behest of the UN and US State Department.

And, while they are at it, find out which large employers are driving the resettlement in order to tap into a steady supply of cheap (captive!) labor.

*** By the way, I like this door-to-door drive idea necessary in most places where the media is biased in favor of more immigration/diversity and thus unwilling to fairly explain American citizen concerns.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, creating a movement, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 3 Comments »

Montana Alert! Group wants to bring in Syrian refugees to replace your aging population

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 26, 2015

Although, Montana is not like Wyoming which has never had a refugee program (only a smattering of refugees have been resettled in ‘Big Sky Country’ over the last several years), but that could soon change.

Based on the comments to an opinion piece at the Helena Independent Record, the citizens there have no clue what “welcoming” Syrians is all about.  LOL!  They even think that since they don’t have mosques they might get all Christian Syrians.  NO THEY WON’T!   Over 90% of the Syrians being admitted to the US right now are Sunni Muslims!   Guess what!  The mosques will follow!  And, so will the unfunded mandates as the feds pass the cost of the resettlement and care of the refugees on to the state of Montana.

From the Independent Record (author Stephen Maly).  Emphasis is mine:

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Stephen Maly of World Montana wants to bring Syrian refugees to Montana!

What if Montana had a program to take in a select few of these folks? What if a coalition of nonprofits and volunteers worked with federal and state agencies to establish an immigrant and refugee resettlement entity of our own? What if, over the course of the next few years, the residents of Helena and other communities in Montana were to encounter a Syrian-owned and operated restaurant, bakery, medical clinic or some other small business in their midst? I believe that would be a good thing.

[….]

Montana as a whole has perhaps the least diverse population in the United States, with fewer foreign born citizens per capita than any other state. At the same time, our state is one of the fastest aging. That’s going to be a problem in the decades ahead, as we are going to demand more health care services. New businesses are going to need educated and skilled workers. These demographic patterns are occurring just as we are entering a period of entrepreneurial dynamism and related prosperity in Montana. We are going to have to import relatively young workers. What if we brought some in from Syria?

[….]

I know there are people who will be skeptical about this proposition. They will worry about the risks of opening our doors to anyone from the Middle East. They might think it’s just fine to have a remarkably homogeneous population. They might figure that Montana would not be a good fit for Syrians, culturally or otherwise. Looking at the experience of other jurisdictions in the West, the risks and costs of ushering in carefully vetted refugees can be managed and mitigated. Foreign Service professionals have effective means of filtering out malcontents and miscreants. According to a State Department brief, ”refugees are subject to an intense security screening process involving federal intelligence, law enforcement, defense, and homeland security agencies.”  [Perhaps Mr. Maly is completely in the dark and doesn’t know that the FBI has testified that they cannot screen the Syrians!—ed]

Our landscape is well suited to just about anyone from anywhere, really. People adapt. It might be impractical to start with Syrian Muslims. Unlike Detroit and San Diego, which both have sizeable Syrian expatriate communities, we don’t have mosques or halal markets. No matter, there are hundreds of thousands of Syrian Christians and others who will qualify as refugees.

There is a lot more, read on.  If you have had negative experience with the refugee program where you live, please take time to comment at the Independent Record.  And, there is contact information for Maly if you want to tell him politely why he is misguided.  You should be grateful to him for so publicly asking how citizens feel about the idea.

I guess Mr. Maly didn’t get the message that you are supposed to keep refugee resettlement plans secret until the refugees have already begun to arrive.   Remember this March 2014 story about Lutheran Social Service of Rocky Mountains being angry that their plans for Wyoming were leaked prematurely.

Folks in Montana better get organized starting with research on who exactly is behind WorldMontana!   Lefties or big businesses looking for cheap labor?  Are local government ‘leaders’ or Chamber of Commerce types involved?  Gee, any meatpackers or yogurt-makers on the way to Montana?

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , | 6 Comments »

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society says we may have to admit 200,000 Syrian refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 26, 2015

This is how they work!  They constantly raise the ceiling so that the 65,000 they have been demanding looks small in comparison to the 200,000 they would really like to drop off in your towns and cities.

The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, one of nine major resettlement contractors being paid to resettle refugees, is at the forefront of a coalition of “multifaith” groups to bring in tens of thousands of Syrian Muslims and to increase our annual quota of 70,000 (from all countries) to 100,000 each year.

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Nezer: Hundreds of thousands is not a huge number for America to absorb.

HIAS is also the group (largely funded with your tax dollars) and Nezer was the author of that report two years ago threatening to sic the Southern Poverty Law Center on anyone resisting refugee resettlement.

Here is the latest from Forward.com (Jewish groups lead push to open doors to Syrian refugees):

Of the four million Syrians who have fled their war-torn country in recent years, at least 135,000 of them require immediate resettlement.

But America has absorbed fewer than 1,000.  [Setting the ‘bad America’ meme at the outset!—ed]

Here come the ‘multifaithers:’

The Multifaith Alliance, noted Rabbi Eric J. Greenberg, the organization’s director of communications, programs and interfaith relations, started off as a Jewish response to the Syrian crisis. A year and half ago the group reached out to other faith-based groups and to humanitarian organizations, inviting them to join the effort. The alliance is made up of 40 groups of all faiths, but Jewish organizations still play a prominent role in the coalition.

Keep reading and then near the end comes the tips on where HIAS is going with its media and lobbying campaign:

…back in America, the Jewish community’s efforts to resolve the Syrian refugee crisis include high-level advocacy aimed at helping more Syrians resettle here.

Traditionally, the United States has taken it upon itself to admit half the refugees worldwide who are identified by UNHCR as being in need of immediate resettlement. In the Syrian case, this translates into about 65,000 out of the 135,000 total. But so far, UNHCR, slowed by its own vetting process, has referred only 12,000 requests to the United States.  [Last week it was 130,000, see how they work!—ed]

Experts anticipate that by the time the refugee evaluation process is completed, some 400,000 will be recognized as needing resettlement. This will present America with a request to absorb 200,000 Syrian refugees.

But U.S. resettlement quotas, which have not been updated in years, now stand at 70,000 people total, from all over the world, per year. HIAS and Jewish groups are asking to increase this quota to 100,000 per year, a level the United States maintained in the 1980s. “It’s not a huge number for a country the size of the United States,” Nezer said.

The news report does mention security concerns and about how HIAS would like to get around that sticky issue.  See our report with update of the House Homeland Security hearing earlier this week.

If you think this is too outragious to even consider, it isn’t.  Remember HIAS has helped resettle over 100,000 (mostly Muslim) Iraqis and over 100,000 Muslim Somalis to America.  Nothing would make them happier than to see 200,000 Syrians (90% will be Sunni Muslims) for you to care for where you live.  And, the Christian ‘charities’ will be right there with them!

Can we say death wish!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: | 7 Comments »

Watch for it: As Muslim population grows, so too do demands for Halal slaughter/inspection!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 26, 2015

Editor:  This is a guest column from a Texas reader/activist who would like to join with other Texans to begin to push back against the federal government’s program of seeding Texas with Muslim refugees.  It is addressed to Texans!  (Filed in our category for guest posts and comments, here). 

When I travel, people ask for examples of what civilization jihad is, halal slaughter is an example.

From Texan Gary Henderson:

RRW Texas suggests that you check your local food stores, (all of them, even those mom and pop convenience stores that are not in prison for food stamp fraud), to see if they sell products certified by the Halal scam. If so, what do they pay for that “privilege”.

We already have the finest food inspection apparatus in the world, and we pay for that with our tax money. What possible reason would cause us to pay additionally for the inferior Halal killing machine.

Let the Muslims pay for that.

It is rumored that Halal slaughterhouses often buy meat from non-Halal slaughterhouses and re-sell it as Halal!  Imagine trickery, deception and manipulation and you have Halal certification, all made possible by our federal governments infatuation with the Muslim Brotherhood.

The worldwide Halal racket leaders estimate that they will eventually realize more than one trillion dollars in income, annually, for their efforts. And food products are just one source, cosmetics and other hard goods are also part of the scam.

In Texas, (we receive more immigrants than any other state), pay particular attention to the new Muslim startup areas that are importing Syrians and others to every corner of our fine state. They represent great opportunities for local merchants of every type, and the tax money we pay for these new communities has converted overnight many Texas conservative retailers, “good old boys” who have done business in their towns for generations, into “turn-the-other-cheek” liberals when they see the financial rewards possible for simply changing their stripes.

Keep me advised of the results of your investigations. You can be anonymous if you like or I’ll openly give you credit for your pioneering spirit. As Texans, we need to pay more attention to exposing those forces who are contributing to the demise of our great state and country.

The Days Are Dwindling Down.

Gary Henderson – Founding member, Texas Border Volunteers, Infidel Defense Alliance, Christian Defense Coalition, rrwtx@mindsversusmatters.com

To understand the horrific practice of Halal slaughter, do some research on the internet. See also this gruesome piece at the UK Independent.

Want to join others like Gary in Texas, then please sign up as an activist at the Center for Security Policy’s new activist data base.

Note to our Dallas area reader worried about a Muslim cemetery planned for her town, get in touch with Gary and join others in your state.  You can’t do this alone!

By the way, at one point a reader planned to write a blog on Halal slaughter and the meat industry in America—it is time!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Comments worth noting/guest posts, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , | 6 Comments »

Syrians coming to Amish country (Lancaster County, PA)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 24, 2015

Most people are very surprised to learn that Church World Service (one of nine federal resettlement contractors) has been busy for years flooding Lancaster, PA with third worlders.  Here we learn that the next big batch will be Syrians—Syrians who don’t speak English and who will need mental health counseling!

Lancaster Sheila

Sheila Mastropietro of CWS: Counseling is an area of concern. You betcha! Sure hope Lancaster has lots of good FREE counseling services. BTW, your tax dollars pay for 20 staff people in Mastropietro’s office! http://www.cwsglobal.org/what-we-do/refugees/us-offices/lancaster/lancaster-staff.html

And, big surprise (not!) they will work in factories and warehouses (jobs Americans won’t do for slave wages?).  Please explain to me why a ‘church’ group is acting as head hunter for businesses looking for cheap labor?

From WITF:

About 60 Syrian refugees already live in Lancaster County, and another 60 are expected to re-settle there in the next year.

Church groups secure and furnish apartments for the families, who also get help in finding work and staying healthy.

English classes will be available, and kids will go to schools in the county.

Speaking on WITF’s Smart Talk, Sheila Mastropietro with Church World Service in Lancaster also says counseling is an area of concern because many refugees have seen death and destruction in Syria.

“So it’s difficult but we do what we can and we certainly have interpretation services. And we expect that some people are going to need at least some counseling in the beginning at least,” she says.

Mastropietro says she expects the Syrians to find work quickly in a warehouse or factory.

Go here to listen to the Smart Talk interview.

And, if you didn’t know Church World Service is part of the National Council of Churches which has historical roots in the Communist movement of the 1950s.  They are hard Leftists in their political view.

See our archive on Lancaster by clicking here.

It was in Lancaster, in 2013, that I first heard about “pockets of resistance” (towns trying to stop the flow of refugees their way) and the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s new hire—‘Welcoming America.’

An afterthought:  I should have added this—over 90% of the Syrians we are taking are Muslims.

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

More from Twin Falls, ID: Newspaper editor calls me a thief!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 22, 2015

Matt Christensen

Matt Christensen, who less than two years ago was the NEW editor of a Montana paper, is now back in Idaho, and has editorialized claiming we posted too much from the Twin Falls Times-News.

Imagine what a nerve we must have struck to cause a newspaper editor in Idaho to spend money and time attempting to silence a citizen blogger nearly 2,000 miles away.

Almost every day for eight years I have researched the Refugee Resettlement Program of the UN/US State Department as a completely charitable endeavor so that just regular folks in America might know what is being done to their communities.

We have been extremely careful to give attribution and urge readers to see the original article when we snip news articles on which we comment.

And now, over 6,600 posts later, along comes an editor of a small city paper who calls me a “thief” in print as if it wasn’t enough to hire an attorney to send me a letter.

Imagine spending even a minute trying to silence a blogger!

What the heck are they hiding in Magic Valley, Idaho?  Maybe the newspaper there should do as much research as I have on how the secretive Refugee Admissions program benefits a few big businesses and then tell Idahoans the truth because they, taxpaying citizens, have every right to know who is changing their communities and why!

Click here to read all about me in: Stealing the News.

See all of our recent coverage of Twin Falls, here, here, here, here and here.

As my friend Richard always says, “When you are taking flak, you know you are over the target!”

Photo and story about Christensen is here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, free speech, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , | 12 Comments »

WND: Mayors in cahoots with Obama to sign up more immigrant voters

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 22, 2015

Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily has another good one today!

Regular readers know that Hohmann has been the leading reporter in the nation following and reporting on the Refugee Resettlement Program of the UN/US State Department as well as Obama’s New Americans strategy to diversify your towns and cities using the heavy hand of the federal government before he leaves office!

Boise, Idaho mayor Dave Bieter has made Boise a “Welcoming America” member city. http://www.welcomingamerica.org/get-involved/cities/

By the way, I keep hearing from readers across the country that they are seeing low income housing being planned in their otherwise middle class towns—this is all part of the Obama administration plan (using your tax dollars) to set your towns up for waves of new Democrat-voting migrants even after Obama has left office!

Here is Hohmann’s latest:

President Obama’s making a big push in the final months of his presidency to convert huge numbers of recent immigrants and refugees into “new Americans,” and the mayors of the nation’s cities are lining up to help him accomplish his goal.

They talk about the need for greater “diversity” and the economic benefits that immigrants bring.

But critics say the program is not as much about creating “new Americans” as it is about creating new “voters” who will help re-elect Democrats and institutionalize Obama’s policies on immigration, education and healthcare for years to come.

Obama’s White House Task Force on New Americans is leading the charge, signing up mayors in major cities to further the goal of encouraging recent immigrants and refugees to go through the process of becoming a citizen.

The mayors of New York and Boston have become the latest to join Obama’s diversity program.

Please keep reading, it is a tutorial on what is happening to many of you!  (Including you Idahoans!)

Be sure to read about the role ‘Welcoming America’ is playing.   We first heard about them here in 2013 when the Office of Refugee Resettlement used your tax dollars to give them a grant to tamp down any “resistance” from you (middle class tax-paying patriotic Americans)—you who might put up resistance when your “welcoming” mayor says “come on in” we have ‘services’ and low income housing for New Americans!

Endnote:  I’m still waiting for a wannabe blogger to write a blog and call it ‘Welcoming America Watch!’  There is no greater service you could provide America than taking an hour or so every day to track and report on these change-agents’ activities!  See “big smooch” from Obama to ‘Welcoming America’ founder David Lubell, here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , | 10 Comments »

Idaho: Get ready for Somali refugees as county approves huge meatpacking plant near Boise

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 21, 2015

Update June 22:  Twin Falls, ID newspaper editor attempts to silence RRW, here.   And, Boise Mayor welcomes third world to Idaho, here.

One more piece of the puzzle has been found!  Idaho will ‘welcome’ refugees because big industries need cheap labor (for jobs Americans won’t do, right!).

BIG MEAT changing America! Filling those wide open spaces with a massive meat processing facility and bringing in refugee labor to fill the jobs! Watch for it!

Reader Dave saw our post yesterday about Twin Falls and the Chobani Yogurt plant, and now gives us hot news that Ada County is going to get a meatpacking giant!  Kuna, in Ada County, is less than a half an hour from Boise (the largest refugee resettlement site in Idaho).

We have for years told you that since Bill Clinton supplied the first refugees for Iowa meat processors (here), that BIG MEAT was changing rural America with the help of the UN/US State Department and its ‘religious’ resettlement contractors acting as head hunters for big business.

This is one of literally dozens of posts here at RRW about the role meatpackers are playing in changing America.

Remember readers, it is all about the money!

The Somalis, in particular, move around the country as meatpacking jobs become available, but surely the welcome wagon in Idaho expects Congolese, Burmese, and Bhutanese slave laborers to help fill the employment needs.  Mark my words, no matter how high the meatpacker says the salaries will be, they will be too low for anyone other than immigrants and refugees whose families are being subsidized through generous welfare gratis the US taxpayer!

Before reading on, see BOISE MAYOR ROLLS OUT WELCOME MAT FOR REFUGEES!  I want to barf every time I see our elected officials sell out America with the help of the refugee resettlement ‘do-gooders.’

From KTVB.com:

KUNA, Idaho — There are hundreds of new jobs coming to the Kuna area, thanks to the county’s approval of a meat processing facility near the small town.

Right now, there’s a field East of Kuna that’s home to some whistlepigs and a little bit of heavy machinery. But, business leaders say by next year, it will be home to 600 jobs.

Thursday night, along with his fellow Ada County Commissioners, Dave Case approved the building of a 380,000 square foot, $100 million meat processing plant. “Obviously, it will be good for the economy.”

They haven’t broken ground yet, but crews are already doing some prep work. It’s a joint venture between the J. R. Simplot Company and a Texas meat packing company, Caviness Beef Packers. Kuna Mayor Greg Nelson says it will be a huge economic boost for the bedroom community, which has few jobs of its own right now.

There is more, read on.    These county commissioners are dumb enough to think that lots of locals will find work cutting meat.  Or, maybe they know better and are lying to the public!

Neighbors and members of the public are worried about smells and environmental problems, but they will have a lot more to worry about when the Somalis come to town!

By the way, do you remember that Senator Jeff Sessions fingered the meatpackers in 2013 as one of the big industries lobbying for amnesty, here.

Endnote:  I would be interested to know who made a killing selling this land to the meat giant?

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 20 Comments »

CATO immigration “specialist:” Bring Syrian refugees in, but cut off their welfare

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 21, 2015

If any of you are Libertarians and think the CATO Institute is the last word on libertarian good sense, you may not know that crazy CATO is for a free flow of immigrants around the world.   Here Alex Nowrasteh,  CATO immigration specialist, makes an emotional pitch to bring in Syrian refugees, but remembering that he is a Libertarian, near the end of his Op-ED in The Hill, says, but of course no welfare for them.

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Alex Nowrasteh, a Libertarian thinker in Washington: We didn’t save enough Jews in WWII, so now we have to bring in Syrians.

The Hill gave him space to say that we should open our borders to Syrians.  He threw out some tired old bromides and the usual Leftist guilt-tripping about previous refugees (he must be reading the Left’s open borders screeds).

Then finally he suggests it will be fine, bring them in, but don’t let them get welfare (when pigs fly!).  Where has he been?

The whole refugee resettlement apparatus in the US right now is built around our ever-expanding welfare system.  Indeed the primary job of federal refugee resettlement contractors is to get refugees firmly attached to the federal welfare teat!   From cash assistance, to food stamps, to subsidized housing and Medicaid, the non-profit government contractor’s job is to get them their “services” within the first three months of their arrival.

Clearly Mr. Nowrasteh doesn’t have a clue about the intricate web of interdependency between refugees, their contractors and government agencies and programs and the political power behind the refugee program.  Maybe he should read RRW occasionally.

Twenty paragraphs in to a twenty-two paragraph Op-Ed he says something we could support. 

Why didn’t he say it earlier? It is almost as if he says, ‘Oopsy’ I’m a libertarian, I better say something libertarian-like!

Most readers won’t even get this far!  In fact, most readers will be left (dabbing their eyes with tissues) after his emotional appeals of the first three-quarters of his piece.  I didn’t know libertarians are into emotional appeals and sob-stories!

Most on the Hill will say, Yes! CATO supports the Syrian resettlement.

Maybe the headline in the The Hill should have been something like this:  ‘Welfare should be disallowed for refugees, then we can talk about bringing in Syrians.‘  I would have disagreed with that too (about bringing in the Syrians), but at least it would have been an intellectually honest libertarian thing to say.

So, I think they call this burying the lead!   As almost an afterthought, Nowrasteh finally says in paragraph twenty:

Americans shouldn’t be forced to foot the bill!  Churches and charities should do it!

American taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to foot the bill. Refugees have access to some means-tested welfare benefits before other immigrants do; that should end. Churches, charities and mutual aid associations should fulfill that responsibility.

Is CATO on the Hill actively lobbying for refugees to be disallowed welfare, or like way too many Washington ‘think tank’ experts are they just running their mouths while collecting big salaries for being supposedly ‘smart’ people?

Point me to a bill that CATO supports to disallow refugees to access welfare and I will apologize for calling them crazy!

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