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US State Department contracts with nine major refugee resettlement contractors which are not allowed to proselytize

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 19, 2015

Recently members of the ‘church’ community in Spartanburg, SC, involved with resettling refugees there, told the media that they expected to use the opportunity of resettling the refugees as an opportunity to bring them to Jesus Christ.  See our extensive coverage on Spartanburg by going to our first post with updates, here.

However, such evangelizing is strictly forbidden in a contract prospective resettlement agencies sign with the US State Department.  

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Affairs Anne Richard arrives for a press conference at a hotel in Putrajaya, Malaysia Monday, June 1, 2015. Richard said resettlement in a third country is not the answer to the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia and called for Myanmar citizenship to be given to Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution there. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Anne C. Richard, Asst. Secretary of State for Population Refugees and Migration: Thou shalt not discuss Jesus Christ with refugees (if you have signed a contract with the federal government)! (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

I knew I had seen it somewhere (and written about it!), but this week a young researcher reminded me of where I had seen that prohibition. It is here at a US State Department website explaining exactly what contractors can and cannot do when receiving money from you and me.

This is the complete page from the State Department website (this will be filed in our ‘where to find information’ category for future reference).  There is a lot of good information here and I’ve highlighted some points that we need to remember.

Note that the unelected contractors sit down with the State Department and decide which of your towns will get the refugees.

The Reception and Placement Program

Planning for Refugees’ Arrival in the United States

The Department of State works with nine domestic resettlement agencies that have proven knowledge and resources to resettle refugees. Every week, representatives of each of these nine agencies meet to review the biographic information and other case records sent by the overseas Resettlement Support Centers (RSC) to determine where a refugee will be resettled in the United States. During this meeting, the resettlement agencies match the particular needs of each incoming refugee with the specific resources available in a local community. If a refugee has relatives in the United States, he or she is likely to be resettled near or with them. Otherwise, the resettlement agency that agrees to sponsor the case decides on the best match between a community’s resources and the refugee’s needs.

Information about the sponsoring agency is communicated back to the originating RSC, which then works with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to transport the refugee to his or her new home. The cost of refugee transportation is provided as a loan, which refugees are required to begin repaying after they are established in the United States. [A large percentage do not repay the loan money and of the money collected, the contractor gets to keep a share of it!—ed]

Once in the United States

The Department of State has cooperative agreements with nine domestic resettlement agencies to resettle refugees. While some of the agencies have religious affiliations, they are not allowed to proselytize. The standard cooperative agreement between the Department of State and each of the domestic resettlement agencies specifies the services that the agency must provide to each refugee. All together, the nine domestic resettlement agencies place refugees in about 190 communities throughout the United States. Each agency headquarters maintains contact with its local affiliated agencies to monitor the resources (e.g., interpreters who speak various languages, the size and special features of available housing, the availability of schools with special services, medical care, English classes, employment services, etc.) that each affiliate’s community can offer.

As the cooperative agreement requires, all refugees are met at the airport upon arrival in the United States by someone from the sponsoring resettlement affiliate and/or a family member or friend. They are taken to their apartment, which has basic furnishings, appliances, climate-appropriate clothing, and some of the food typical of the refugee’s culture. Shortly after arrival, refugees are helped to start their lives in the United States. This includes applying for a Social Security card, registering children in school, learning how to access shopping facilities, arranging medical appointments, and connecting refugees with needed social or language services. [The contractors are paid by you to supply these services.—ed]

The Department of State’s Reception and Placement program provides assistance for refugees to settle in the United States. It supplies resettlement agencies a one-time sum per refugee to assist with meeting expenses during a refugee’s first few months in the United States. Most of these funds go toward the refugees’ rent, furnishings, food, and clothing, as well as to pay the costs of agency staff salaries, office space, and other resettlement-related expenses that are not donated or provided by volunteers.

Though the Department of State’s Reception and Placement program is limited to the first three months after arrival, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement works through the states and other nongovernmental organizations to provide longer-term cash and medical assistance, as well as language, employment, and social services.  [They have three months to cost-shift this program and the care of the refugees to state taxpayers!—ed]

Refugees receive employment authorization upon arrival and are encouraged to become employed as soon as possible. Based on years of experience, the U.S. refugee resettlement program has found that people learn English and begin to function comfortably much faster if they start work soon after arrival. Most refugees begin in entry-level jobs, even if they have high-level skills or education. With time, many if not most refugees move ahead professionally and find both success and satisfaction in the United States.

After one year, refugees are required to apply for permanent residence (commonly referred to as a green card) and after five years in the United States, a refugee is eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. [And these same contractors/subcontractors are being paid (by you!) to get as many through the citizenship process as they can before 2016!—ed]

If you are a new reader, here are the nine major federal contractors that monopolize refugee resettlement in America.  LOL! You could never break into this cabal of contractors because in order to get these federal grants and contracts you have to prove you have experience resettling refugees, but you can never get experience because of the way the system is set up!

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See list of states receiving over 1,000 refugees in last 8 months; zip for Montana and Wyoming

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 16, 2015

I found this very informative map earlier this morning and want you to see it.   Just over 40,000 refugees have been resettled in the US this fiscal year (FY 2015 began October 1, 2014) and this map is up to date as of May 31, 2015.

Teddy and Joe created the Refugee Act of 1980! What do you know, Delaware has gotten a whole 6 refugees this fiscal year. That is a record high number I think!

Here are the states that have received over 1,000 refugees this fiscal year, so far:

Texas:  4,284

California: 3,370

New York: 2,297

Michigan: 1,817

Arizona: 1,810

Ohio: 1,681

Washington: 1,602

Georgia: 1,598

Pennsylvania: 1,535

Florida:  1,513

Illinois:  1,501

Minnesota: 1,426

North Carolina: 1,327

Kentucky: 1,070

Colorado: 1,054

Indiana: 1,038

Can you believe it!  Veep Joe Biden’s Delaware actually got a whole 6 refugees this year (zero has been their allotment in recent years).

Winners are Montana and Wyoming each with zero so far!

Just a reminder, these are the numbers for resettled refugees only, and it doesn’t include successful asylum seekers, Special Immigrant Visa holders, Cuban/Haitian parolees or the unaccompanied alien children now being treated as ‘refugees.’

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Where to find information, Who is going where, Your State | Tagged: , | 8 Comments »

Weekly RRW round-up for week ending June 13th, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 13, 2015

As you might have gathered, I’ve been away in Dallas this week where I met some really wonderful people!  As a result of the travel time, posting was lighter than usual.

And, although it didn’t rank in our top three posts this week, I can’t emphasize enough the points I made in Part III of my Texas trilogy of posts.  That post is a prescription, albeit incomplete, of some of the things you must do where you live.

Ann Coulter

Get it! Read it!

There is no silver bullet and certainly no political leader you can look to willing to save your community!  Saving your community is up to you, and it’s going to take a lot of hard work (LOL! that means community organizing!).

By the way, I haven’t finished Ann Coulter’s Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole,’  but definitely recommend that you read it too!  She takes on LEGAL immigration!

Top Posts

Here then are our Top Three Posts of the week (daily Top Posts are in the right hand sidebar).  I was interested to see that number 2 in the list is an older post that someone must have discovered and then sent out on facebook this week.

1. The number one resettlement state in America is Texas (primer Part I)

2. Dead Somali ISIS fighter had ties to Lewiston, Maine

3. Invasion of Europe: UK says 500,000 migrants waiting to make Mediterranean crossing into Europe

Top Countries

Top ten countries of the week from which visitors came to RRW (excluding the US).  A couple of countries (Israel and Pakistan) in this list of top ten are rarely this high on the list:

UK

Canada

Australia

Israel

Germany

France

South Africa

India

European Union

Pakistan

For new readers!

Since we get new readers every day, this is what I repeat each week to bring new readers up to speed.

First, we do screen our comments (sometimes I don’t get to them right away!) and I don’t post any that threaten any kind of violence or ones filled with foul language.  An occasional expletive might slip in if the comment is otherwise a good one.  You are always free to disagree with our point of view if you follow those two simple rules.

And the other thing I want to mention is about e-mails that come to you every time we post.  They come directly from wordpress to subscribers.  We don’t send out e-mails.  So, if we are posting too much for your e-mail inbox, then just unsubscribe and visit RRW when you have the time I understand completely about too many e-mails!  You might want to simply follow us on twitter or on facebook (below).

This is where you can find information (in addition to our fact sheet). We have over 6,500 posts.

*  See our categories (left hand sidebar)

*  See the tag clouds (right hand sidebar)

*  Also, we have a great search function and since neither the categories nor the tags go all the way back to our first posts more than seven years ago, use the search window with a few key words.  You might want to first try your city, state, or country to see what we have reported from there over the years.

Readers from Europe should search for key words ‘Invasion of Europe’ for all of our many posts on the migration crisis on the Continent.

By the way, our category entitled ‘where to find information’ is filled with reports and documents, but with 351 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.

Past weekly roundups can be found in our category entitled ‘blogging.’

If you wish to be notified when we post, consider subscribing or follow us on twitter (@refugeewatcher) or facebook (RefugeeInfoResource).  ‘Like us’ on facebook! (We are no longer posting every story we write at RRW to facebook so as not to overload your facebook feed either.)  We also have some content on facebook that isn’t posted here first, so like us and follow us (I do have a volunteer helper at facebook—Kelly Monroe Kullberg).

And apologies to all who e-mail and comment, sorry if I don’t respond much, there are just not enough hours in my day!

Thanks to all of you for following RRW.  The subject is on fire (maybe you have noticed)!

P.S.  I have added two photos of myself to our About page, if you need one for any reason.

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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.

Hindu_residents

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.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, health issues, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: | 9 Comments »

The number one resettlement state in America is Texas (primer part I)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 7, 2015

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

Update June 8th:  Part II is here.

I’m doing some research on Texas because I will be going there later this week.  There is so much material on the number one resettlement state so I plan to post a little every day until I leave.  For those of you who will be attending a gathering in Dallas, LOL!, this is your homework assignment!  You will be tested!

Global Nation mapIn Fiscal year 2014, Texas resettled 7,234 refugees.  However, that doesn’t tell the whole story because according to the Texas Dept. of State Health Services (an excellent source of information on refugees in Texas), the actual number of migrants legally being treated as refugees last year was really 12,800 (up 24% from the previous year!).

The website also tells you which counties got the most refugees.

The 12,800 includes refugees, asylees, parolees, special immigrant visa holders (these are Afghans and Iraqis), and victims of trafficking.

They hailed from 58 countries (therefore Texas taxpayers are on the hook for many expensive translators—gratis a Bill Clinton executive order—for all sorts of reasons—access to health care, school system problems and the criminal justice system).

When I went to several different sources, I find that over 150,000 refugees have been resettled in Texas since 1983, and that number doesn’t include secondary migrants from other states (Dallas County got the most secondary migrants last year–60% of all those arriving in Texas).

And, of course, it doesn’t include all of the children produced in three decades! Nor does it include the thousands of ‘unaccompanied alien children’ that may not have been distributed around the nation from last year’s border invasion.  Obama would like nothing more than to have them declared “refugees” as well (refugees get all forms of welfare upon arrival!).

Texas ranking

These numbers do not include all of the other categories of ‘refugees’ cared for by local resettlement contractors and your tax dollars.

The top resettlement cities in Texas are (resettlement is not limited to these sites, dozens and dozens of smaller cities and towns are receiving refugees):

Abilene

Amarillo

Austin

Corpus Christi

Dallas

El Paso

Fort Worth

Houston

San Antonio

For new readers, you might want to have a look at our archive on Amarillo which has developed into a ‘pocket of resistance’ as the mayor there has asked the federal government to slow the flow since the school system is suffering with the influx of non-English speaking children many of whom are illiterate in their own language.  The meatpacking industry is responsible for much of the resettlement to Amarillo (hunger for cheap labor!).

The top nations from which Texas received refugees in 2014 were in this order:  Iraq, Cuba, Burma, Afghanistan, and tied for 5th place Somalia and Bhutan(Nepal).

So when did Texas move into the number one spot in the nation?

For years and years other states ranked above Texas including California, New York and Florida.  According to this very cool graph (above right), it was in 2011 that Texas gained this dubious distinction.

And, if you are wondering why the number dipped in 2011, this is why:  That year it was learned that Iraqi terrorists disguised as refugees were arrested in Kentucky.  Turns out the pair had lied (can you believe it, they lied!) on their refugee application and it was only when they were found to be planning on helping Al-Qaeda in Iraq was it discovered that one of them had left fingerprints on an IED shard that was warehoused by the US military.  The shard came from an IED that had killed Pennsylvania National Guard troops.  They are in prison for life.

The arrest threw the Refugee Admissions Program of the US State Department into chaos because they had to re-screen thousands and thousands of Iraqis headed to America.  Iraqis make up the largest ethnic group we are admitting to America now at a rate of about 20,000 a year.  The majority are Muslims (both Shiites and Sunnis as we import their centuries old squabble to your towns!).

That is enough for today.  Here is your homework assignment:

In order to question this 35-year-old legal immigration program, you must first get the facts!

* Read our Fact Sheet, here.  Open and read all the links in this post!

* Go to the Texas Department of State Health Services website and learn all you can about the refugees coming to Texas.  Don’t miss the stats on their health conditions (refugees are admitted with TB, HepB, HIV and parasites).

* You have a State Refugee Coordinator and her name is Caitriona Lyons (she is Irish, btw), call her and ask her to direct you to the Texas refugee plan.  Here is a description of the plan and the legal requirement that every state have one (and they must keep it current).  Ask her to direct you to it and read it!

Remember in Texas your governor does have a say in what happens with refugee resettlement!  Where has he been?

Here is a whole list of State Coordinators in case others of you want to start your research!  Scroll down to Texas for Ms. Lyons contact information.

There will be further information and more homework tomorrow!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: | 18 Comments »

Weekly RRW roundup for week ending June 6th, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 6, 2015

Yes!  This month we celebrate our 8th anniversary!

Refugee Resettlement Watch was created at the end of June 2007 and we had 7 visitors that month and (LOL!) that was us figuring out how to post. The following month, July 2007, we published 47 posts and had an average of 37 readers a day.  We have now posted 6,628 posts and in late May we had our biggest day ever with over 15,000 visitors helping to make May 2015 our top month ever!

I know we aren’t like some of the really big blogs, but considering our narrow focus, we think that is great!

Harangue of the week! (of the year!).  Use your free speech while you have it!

Everywhere I go, people ask what can they do and I say the number one thing you must do is do your research, get your facts and WRITE  a blog or website so the good information you are finding gets out to people in your state—people you have never met, people not in your circle!  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had 50 or 100 blogs focused on how immigration of all kinds is destroying America!

It might be overused, but it is true!   Information is power!  It does no good to unearth documents and reports and news generally on immigration issues where you live if the information never goes beyond your little group and is eventually lost!

And, don’t worry about how well-done your investigative blog is, RRW is amateurish-looking and pretty messy now (my techie son tells me so!), but it still gets the job done!

And, would someone please write an investigative blog on Food Stamp Fraud at immigrant-run stores!  You would have a winner right out of the chute!

After you begin doing your research and getting the facts out far and wide, we need to talk about ‘community organizing’ — that will be my harangue for next week!

One more thing!  If you didn’t see our first Youtube video (here), it is now at almost 600,000 views and we have a new one on Syrian refugees (here), please help get it outside of our circle!

Here are the Top Three Posts of the Week (top daily posts are in the right hand sidebar):

1)  Minnesota Somalis: we would rather be in Somalia

2)  Alabama: Massive food stamp fraud bust; some of your money went to Yemen

3)  Stick’in it to Rep. Trey Gowdy, US State Department contractor World Relief brings first refugees to Spartanburg

Here are the Top Ten Countries in descending order from which visitors arrived this week (excluding the US):

UK

Canada

Australia

Sweden

Germany

Netherlands

Norway

India

Malaysia

South Africa

For new readers!

Since we get new readers every day, here is my usual spiel with two points I need to continue to make:

First, we do screen our comments (sometimes I don’t get to them right away!) and I don’t post any that threaten any kind of violence or ones filled with foul language.  An occasional expletive might slip in if the comment is otherwise a good one.  You are always free to disagree with our point of view if you follow those two simple rules.

And the other thing I want to mention is about e-mails that come to you every time we post.  They come directly from wordpress to subscribers.  We don’t send out e-mails.  So, if we are posting too much for your e-mail inbox, then just unsubscribe and visit RRW when you have the time I understand completely about too many e-mails!  You might want to simply follow us on twitter or on facebook (below).

This is where you can find information (in addition to our fact sheet). We have over 6,500 posts.

*  See our categories (left hand sidebar)

*  See the tag clouds (right hand sidebar)

*  Also, we have a great search function and since neither the categories nor the tags go all the way back to our first posts more than seven years ago, use the search window with a few key words.  You might want to first try your city, state, or country to see what we have reported from there over the years.

Readers from Europe should search for key words ‘Invasion of Europe’ for all of our many posts on the migration crisis on the Continent.

By the way, our category entitled ‘where to find information’ is filled with reports and documents, but with 348 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.

Past weekly roundups can be found in our category entitled ‘blogging.’

If you wish to be notified when we post, consider subscribing or follow us on twitter (@refugeewatcher) or facebook (RefugeeInfoResource).  ‘Like us’ on facebook! (We are no longer posting every story we write at RRW to facebook so as not to overload your facebook feed either.)  We also have some content on facebook that isn’t posted here first, so like us and follow us (I do have a volunteer helper at facebook—Kelly Monroe Kullberg).

And apologies to all who e-mail and comment, sorry if I don’t respond much, there are just not enough hours in my day!

Thanks to all of you for following RRW.  The subject is on fire (maybe you have noticed)!

P.S.  I have added two photos of myself to our About page, if you need one for any reason.

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NumbersUSA Presidential hopefuls scorecard on immigration and jobs

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 30, 2015

NumbersUSA logoAlthough they don’t have a score for positions on the Refugee Admissions Program of the US State Department and how it too affects jobs, NumbersUSA has two areas in which they score potential 2016 Presidential candidates that give some idea of where the candidate might stand on refugee resettlement—they score on that horrible Diversity visa lottery and chain migration.

See their scores here (Worker-protection immigration scorecard!)  I think you will find it as fascinating as I did!

Remember readers that the nine major federal resettlement contractors all support AMNESTY, Obama’s deportation moratorium, and actively lobbied for the Senate-passed ‘Gang of Eight’ bill.

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Diversity Visa Lottery, Legal immigration and jobs, Refugee Resettlement Program, Where to find information | Tagged: | 9 Comments »

Population clock! US adds one international migrant every 33 seconds!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 28, 2015

marching figures

Reader Diane sent this link to US and World population clocks at the US Census Bureau. 

We should go back from time to time to see if the net international migrant number goes up or down (from the 33 seconds it is at present).

There is lots of really interesting data here!

This is posted in our ‘where to find information’ category.

Posted in Colonization, Refugee Resettlement Program, Where to find information | Tagged: | 9 Comments »

It’s Sunday morning, is your church supporting the resettlement of third-worlders, Muslims, to America?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 24, 2015

Because we have so many new readers I decided to remind all of you that six of the nine major refugee resettlement contractors pretend they are working for all of you (good Christian and Jewish people) when they resettle thousands of refugees to hundreds of towns and cities across the country (and leave the refugees struggling on their own after only a few months!).

Welcome one and all to America! Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S., auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration. Bishops cheer Obama: http://www.usccb.org/news/2014/14-196.cfm

If your church is affiliated with any of these ‘religious’ groups (federal government contractors all), you must begin to ask your local pastors, priests and rabbis what they are doing.  I bet most have no clue about what is being done in their name!

Maybe tell them if they want to give real Christian and Jewish charity they can give time or money to help refugees where they live in the world, or bring a family to America, take care of them and assimilate them without passing their care, or the cost of their care, on to US and local taxpayers. 

Now that would be real charity!

The groups in red are paid millions of your tax dollars to resettle refugees across the country.  As members of the Refugee Council USA, they all lobbied Senators this week to support bringing in 65,000 Syrians very soon.

They all lobbied for the ‘Gang of Eight’ Senate (so-called) Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill and they all support Obama’s decision to spread the tens of thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children across the country.  And, no surprise, they endorsed Obama’s New Americans plan to “seed” your communities with “new” citizens.

~US Conference of Catholic Bishops (probably all Catholic Churches in America are ruled by the Bishops, correct me if I’m wrong!)

~Episcopal Migration Ministries (new name Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society) (Affiliates map)

~World Relief (National Association of Evangelicals) (Denominations):

Advent Christian General Conference
Anglican Mission in America
Assemblies of God
Brethren Church , The
Brethren in Christ Church
Christian & Missionary Alliance
Christian Reformed Church in North America
Christian Union
Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.)
Church of the Nazarene
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
Converge Worldwide
Elim Fellowship
Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches
Evangelical Church , The
Evangelical Congregational Church
Evangelical Free Church of America
Evangelical Friends Church International
Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Every Nation Churches
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches
Foursquare Church, The
Free Methodist Church USA
General Association of General Baptist
Grace Communion International
Great Commission Churches
International Pentecostal Church of Christ
International Pentecostal Holiness Church
Missionary Church, Inc.
North American Baptist Conference
Open Bible Churches
Presbyterian Church in America
Primitive Methodist Church USA
Salvation Army , The
Transformation Ministries
United Brethren in Christ
US Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches
Vineyard, USA
Wesleyan Church, The

~Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (Denominations/church bodies):

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA),

Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod LC-MS,

Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (LELCA).

~Church World Service (Denominations):

By the way, Church World Service does the Crop Hunger Walk.  Your local church may be helping fund CWS through that.

~Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (see affiliates).

If you want to know more about how much money they receive, here is just a snapshot for one year (2012).  Check out some of the salaries they receive mostly from you!

An afterthought:  I plan to look into the Salvation Army’s involvement in World Relief.  We thought it was one safe place to donate without fearing our money would go to a political agenda!

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Refugee Council USA: lobbying arm for refugee contractors on the move

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 22, 2015

In our previous post we reported that the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) apparently played a role in getting those 14 Senators signed on to a letter urging Obama to open the flood gates to 65,000 Syrian refugees before his term in office expires!

I’ve mentioned RCUSA over the years, but honestly may have underestimated the role this consortium of non-profits play in advancing an open borders agenda by lobbying Congress and promoting secrecy about refugee resettlement in towns and cities across America (indeed they apparently are informing the 350 plus resettlement contractors to give no information to any of you calling your local resettlement offices looking for information on what is planned for your towns.)

Anastasia

RCUSA chairman Anastasia Brown (in stripped shirt) talking about Syrian refugees earlier this year. Brown is one of the lobbyists for the USCCB. Photo: http://square-pics.com/m/934878258703720652_997264439

Here are the members which pay “dues” to belong to this lobbying arm for the resettlement industry.

I sure hope they aren’t using our tax dollars for their dues!  (Those in red are the nine major resettlement contractors):

Here is what they do (important to understand that ‘advocacy’=lobbying):

RCUSA is a member-driven coalition and its funding comes solely from member dues. There are a number of standing committees that serve to structure the on-going work of the coalition. In addition to these committees, members are informed daily through RCUSA communications about meetings, events, and other relevant information pertaining to refugee and displacement issues.

General Council: The executives and/or officers from each member agency meet regularly to discuss the council’s work and reach consensus on key advocacy positions and other relevant issues.

Advocacy Committee: Individuals from each member agency meet bi-weekly in Washington, D.C. to coordinate legislative and administrative advocacy efforts at the national and local level.

The committee works together to advance refugee protection, strengthen the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), educate policymakers about the value of refugee protection and a strong resettlement program, and promote adequate funding for refugees. Katie Conway, Immigration and Refugee Policy Analyst, Episcopal Migration Ministries, currently chairs this Committee.

Go here for more!

Leadership of RCUSA

Chairmanship rotates and the present chair is Anastasia Brown of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, here.  Brown is the contractor/lobbyist I observed who asked that we resettle more Rohingya Muslims here in 2013.

Refugee Council USA is chaired by the executives of member agencies on a rotating basis and has two full time staff.

RCUSA Chair: Anastasia Brown, Director of Resettlement Services of Migration and Refugee Services, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Anastasia Brown is the Director of Resettlement Services, Migration and Refugee
Services, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (MRS/USCCB). She has over 18
years of experience with refugee resettlement and is familiar with both overseas and
domestic resettlement issues. USCCB resettles approximately 28% of all refugees that
enter the United States. Ms. Brown served as the Chair of the Resettlement Committee
of the Refugee Council USA from 2008-2010. Ms. Brown served as the NGO co-chair
for the joint US Government/Refugee Council USA working group for the East Asia
Pacific Region from 2004-2007 and the Misrepresentation/Fraud Workgroup from 2004-
2006.

Prior to joining MRS/USCCB, Ms. Brown worked for the International Catholic
Migration Commission processing refugees from Vietnam under the Orderly Departure
Program.

To concerned citizens!  Do not get discouraged when you see the lobbying power and the money behind the refugee resettlement industry and know that you are having an impact!  You have every right to know every detail about who is coming to your towns and what these unelected advocacy groups are planning!

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