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Posts Tagged ‘International Rescue Committee’

Al-Qaeda and ISIS won’t love us if we close more refugee offices—waaahhhh!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 23, 2017

The groveling refugee contractors are scraping the bottom of the barrel with this line of attack on the Trump Administration’s refugee resettlement slowdown and Newsweek eats it up!

I don’t doubt that Al-Qaeda and ISIS are angry, but it’s only because they have been laughing their heads off for years with both Bush and Obama inviting them to come and get established in America while the dumb taxpayers feed and house them!

 

ISIS kills Christians

We have to be nice to them and invite Muslim refugees to America so they won’t kill us? They kill Christians because their ‘religion’ instructs them to!

 

But, in addition to the backwards and desperate ‘logic’ of this tired old argument getting to me, it is the fact that the major mouthpiece for the attack, quoted by Newsweek, works for the super RICH International Rescue Committee (IRC) leading the wailing and moaning here.

In 2015, the last year analyzed by Charity Navigator (I reported here), the IRC was the largest of the nine federal contractors.

Its budget was $688,929,920 with 66.5% of that coming from US taxpayers. That is approximately $455 million you pay them out of your pay checks! 

Its CEO, David Miliband, a British national, received $591,846 in annual compensation that year. (But, LOL! see the salaries page below from a more recent Form 990. He got a huge pay raise!).

So now we have the IRC’s Hans Van de Weerd (is he even a US citizen?) using this cockamamie logic about making the Islamic terrorists mad at us and crying foul that their income from the US Treasury might take a hit and they will have to close offices.

Hans van de weerd facebook

Leftist political agitator! From Dutch citizen(?) Hans Van de Weerd‘s facebook page. He wears two hats. In addition to his job at the IRC, he is Chairman of the DC lobbying arm of the refugee industry that recently joined CAIR in their protest of the Trump Admin. See his bio here:    http://www.rcusa.org/staff/

I wasn’t planning to write again today about the pending closure of small resettlement sites, see posts here and here over the last couple of days, but it seems that the contractors have a propaganda campaign going on the issue and the mainstream media is doing their bidding!

Why does no reporter ever ask them about raising private money to take care of the refugees they placed in recent years—the ones having such a hard time in America that they want to go home to UN camps!

There is nothing preventing the contractors from caring for refugees with private dollars!

Why does no reporter ever ask if David Miliband and the other CEOs are taking pay cuts in order to shift money to their smaller offices so they can take better care of their refugee clients?  Indeed, why are their do-gooder proclivities the responsibility of all taxpayers?

Here is reporter Nicole Rodriguez at Newsweek falling for the twisted logic and the sob story (hat tip: badboylookout):

The Trump administration’s decision to scale back the number of refugee resettlement offices across the country puts American lives at risk by providing terrorist groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda with ammunition for their anti-U.S. propaganda and recruitment campaigns, refugee advocates warn.

Dozens of refugee resettlement offices—which help integrate refugees fleeing famine, war and political persecution—could potentially close. The move is part of a string of reckless decisions President Donald Trump has taken to undermine national security, advocates who oversee resettlement operations told Newsweek. [Did reporter Rodriguez actually get the word “reckless” from someone she interviewed or simply decide on her own to editorialize?—ed]

The move to close some of the 300 offices across 49 states, coupled with Trump’s immigration crackdown and travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries plays right into the hands of terrorist groups, advocates stressed.

“The administration is doing exactly what ISIS and Al-Qaeda want people to believe about America—that they are against Muslims; that they are against refugees,” said Hans Van de Weerd, vice president of U.S. programs for the International Rescue Committee, which operates dozens of resettlement offices.

[….]

“It makes the position of this administration so bizarre, because on the one hand, the Administration says it wants to have much better integration of refugees—hinting at the fact that they are not integrated—and now they’re going to basically close those agencies that are helping those refugees integrate,” Van de Weerd said.

If you want to read the remainder of Newsweek‘s whinefest, go here.

The feds aren’t closing the non-profit groups, the non-profit just won’t be getting any NEW refugees that come with federal funding. Those non-profits will not be precluded from raising private money and directing that funding to the care of refugees who arrived in previous months and years.

I’m telling you, all of these leeches have gotten fat and lazy off of federal funding.

Let them put their energy (and their considerable resources) into raising truly charitable private money for the impoverished people they have been bringing to your towns for years.

Look at these salaries of IRC top staffers.  If you work in one of the smaller offices that the IRC will close (so they can stick it to Trump), aren’t you just a little bit angry?

(See my complete International Rescue Committee archive by clicking here)

 

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Doing well by doing good! A small sacrifice in their salaries could keep all of their offices open and those offices could then give better care to the refugees placed by them in earlier months and years!  By the way, five years earlier their previous CEO, George Rupp, was making $447,432 and I thought that was high!  https://www.rescue.org/sites/default/files/document/1632/fy2016990.pdf

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, The Opposition, Trump | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

US State Department Fact Sheet on refugee admissions program is useful

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 19, 2017

If you are trying to learn more about how the US Refugee Admissions Program works, this is a link you should keep handy.

US Refugee Admissions Program FAQs.

IRC logo

I’ve seen it before, but it is worth mentioning again.

It came to my attention this time when I was looking for more information on whether the US State Department was bending the rules for contractors who can’t find housing for refugees because I saw that the International Rescue Committee was using Airbnb for a stop gap measure.

Readers may remember that the IRC got in a pickle here in September when refugees were not being adequately housed according to a contractual agreement with the DOS.

This is the information at the IRC website that got my attention just now (I didn’t know that the DOS was allowing such “temporary” housing arrangements).

airbnb logo

Open your home to refugees

You can be beacon of hope to refugees in temporary need of shelter by working with IRC partner Airbnb. In Denver, Airbnb host Susan Bailey has already hosted six refugees and families from Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and the Republic of Congo. Together they shared meals and stories about their cultures, and helped foster a richer, global community.

“Our part in the process, providing short-term housing while long-term housing is solidified for a refugee or refugee family, is actually quite easy,” Bailey said. “Above all, with so much uncertainty in their lives, we want to provide these new arrivals with a safe haven of comfort and warmth.”

Does someone from the IRC check out the Airbnb housing? 

Remember those stories about hidden camera’s in Airbnb bedrooms?

Anyway, the important thing here is the fact sheet at the US State Department. (I did not find any detailed information at the Dept. of State about housing rules, although I know they have them.) There is a bit more detail at Reception and Placement.

When viewing the fact sheet, I caution you that when they answer the question about cost of the program they refer only to the US State Department’s cost, not the larger costs at Health and Human Services (ORR) or Homeland Security and they never tell you about the state and local costs including state social services, educating the kids, interpreters, criminal justice system etc., etc.

See all of my posts on the International Rescue Committee by clicking here.  They are the financially largest of the nine contractors:

Posted in Changing the way we live, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, The Opposition, Where to find information | Tagged: , | 4 Comments »

International Rescue Committee joins Sesame Street in competition for $100 million grant

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 12, 2017

The IRC, as you all know, is one of nine federal resettlement contractors*** placing refugees in your towns and cities.  Although it doesn’t resettle the largest number (the US Conference of Catholic Bishops does), it has the biggest bank account.

 

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Miliband (right) and muppets: Earning his annual salary of  $591,846!  Photo: http://www.zimbio.com/photos/David+Miliband/2017+Sesame+Workshop+Dinner/ttzhkL-3Y8c

 

Go here to see its financial picture along with the other nine which monopolize all US resettlement.  The IRC is 66% funded by the US Treasury (you!).

The IRC does have one other distinction and that is that its CEO, David Milliband, a British national (former Labor Foreign Secretary) and friend of George Soros and Bill and Hillary, has the highest CEO salary of the nine agencies working for the US State Department.

The MacArthur Foundation (funder of many Leftwing causes) will announce the winner on December 20th.  Go here to see what the IRC and Sesame Street are proposing.  Are they even sure this kind of ‘education’ will sit well with some of the more fundamentalists of the Middle East?

See my David Miliband archive here.

Don’t miss this 2013 post where we reported that Pamela Geller called Miliband an “urbane savage” for saying the West must “embrace political Islamism.”

***These are the nine federal refugee contractors. The Refugee Admissions Program will never be seriously reformed as long as this system of hiring contractors whose income depends on the number of refugees being admitted to the US continues.

Posted in Laugh of the day!, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , | 1 Comment »

Utah: Struggling refugees now look on refugee camps in Africa with longing

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 13, 2017

“Life got harder for me when I came to America…Most of the time, I wish I could go back to the refugee camp in Africa.”

Congolize refugee

Update November 15th: See how many from the DR Congo we have brought in already, here.

This story represents one of my major reasons for writing RRW for the last 10 years.

The do-gooders want ever-greater numbers of refugees admitted to the US despite the fact that many will live in poverty while many of the CEOs of the major resettlement agencies are raking in large 6-figure salaries.

Damn it! If you ‘humanitarians’ care so much for the world’s downtrodden, why do you need to be making salaries in excess of $200,000, $300,000, $500,000 largely funded by the US Treasury?

Nigeria Refugees Miliband

For the camera, IRC CEO David Miliband shows compassion for children in Nigeria, but where is the compassion for refugees his organization dropped off in Utah and are now living in squalor or are homeless. Doing well by doing good, Miliband makes $591,846 annually. Photo: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3349940/Refugee-kids-bring-David-Miliband-knees-Nigeria.html

And, readers, it isn’t refugees like these in Utah that should be criticized or castigated (they were sold a bill of goods), it is the refugee industry (the globalists) that obviously turns a blind eye to the refugees they brought in previous years.

Instead of admitting only the number of refugees communities can afford or otherwise accommodate, the nine contractors*** always want more. Why?

Because the newly arriving refugees bring-in money by the head to the resettlement agency and that is the primary reason they are so angry at Trump. He has reduced the number of their paying “clients.”

From Deseret News  where the story features refugees from the DR Congo.

For new readers, back in 2013, here, Obama’s State Department said it would help clean out UN camps in Africa by bringing 50,000 from the DR Congo to Anytown, USA. We may have already exceeded that number.

When he felt hopeless, the Bible’s words lifted him up and renewed his faith that God had a plan for him. He prayed that the Lord would deliver his family to America.

If he ever made it there, he imagined, he would have a home of his own with a large backyard, where he could tend a garden and watch his children play.

Instead, this is Ngunza’s reality: He lives in a tiny, roach-infested apartment with his wife and 11 children. His job slicing meat at a local deli pays just above minimum wage, which barely covers his monthly rent, and leaves him precious little to feed and clothe his family.

Instead of dreams, these days Ngunza only has fears – that he won’t be able to provide for his family’s basic needs and still keep a roof over their head.

“Just like in the camp,” he says, “I feel trapped all over again.”

Mike Lee

Where are you Senator Mike Lee? Why don’t you take the lead and call for an investigation of the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program!

[….]

On its face, the resettlement program is a feel-good story, a symbol of America’s commitment as a global citizen, and for refugees, the epitome of the American Dream.

[….]

Utah is the only state that allocates funding for resettlement agencies – the International Rescue Committee and Catholic Community Services – to offer case management services for a full two-year period. During this time, they provide refugees with job training, housing placement and English language lessons, and more, all with the goal of helping refugees reach self-sufficiency as quickly as possible.

Nevertheless, despite the best of intentions, the Deseret News has found that many refugees are living well below the poverty line. Some are facing eviction. Others have become homeless.

In part, that’s because it is very difficult for arriving refugees to find jobs that pay a living wage and housing they can afford.

It is not the Mormon church doing the resettling in Utah, it is Catholic Charities and the International Rescue Committee (IRC is headed by David Miliband, a Brit, who pulls down a cool $500,000 plus a year salary).

Aiden Batar, director of Migration and Refugee Services at Catholic Community Services, says he does not know how many refugees in Utah are homeless or living in poverty. Neither does Poulin with the International Rescue Committee.  [Of course they don’t—see no evil!….–ed]

[….]

At the Road Home shelter, the Deseret News met a Congolese refugee family of 11 evicted from their apartment three months ago who have been unable to find another place to live. At an apartment complex in South Salt Lake, a single mother named Feliz, also from the Congo, has been unemployed for two months after losing her job as a maid at a downtown hotel, and she has struggled to find other work.

“Life got harder for me when I came to America,” says Feliz. “I constantly worry that I will be evicted and my family will end up on the street. Most of the time, I wish I could go back to the refugee camp in Africa.”

It is a huge article, go here for more.

Dear Donald, maybe it’s time for that repatriation fund we talked about years ago.  Set up financing for unhappy refugees to go home!  LOL! take it out of the salaries of the top executives of the refugee industry!

What you can do!  If you live in Utah (or otherwise have contact with the Senator), call on Senator Mike Lee to launch an investigation!

***The nine federal contractors that monopolize all resettlement in the US are below. Go here to see a recent accounting of their finances and salaries.

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, So what did they expect?, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Trump, What you can do, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

More on Kennewick sword-wielding Somali refugee killed by police

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 19, 2017

The Spokeman-Review wants you to know that Hussein Hassan was just a nut.  Which of course begs the question—do we screen incoming refugees for mental illness? The answer appears to be NO!

I probably wouldn’t bother posting this story meant to get you to ‘move along, nothing to see’ except for the fact that once again we see that Tyson Foods is a draw for refugee resettlement agencies to place their refugees as cheap laborers in meatpacking plants.

(See my previous post on the incident not reported by national media too busy with Charlottesville.)

We also learn here that it was the giant International Rescue Committee*** that placed Hussein Hassan with wife and EIGHT kids (taxpayers are responsible for!) in the proximity of Tyson Foods.

When Officer Jason Kiel found him on Olympia Street about 6:30 p.m., Hussein Hassan reportedly charged him, hitting him several times in the head. Officer Joshua Kuhn arrived next and both officers drew their guns and fired.

Downtown Kennewick, WA. Changing American towns whether you like it or not. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennewick,_Washington By the way, I just searched for awhile trying to find a photo of Somali refugee Hassan and found none. Why no photo?

In the small community of Somali immigrants in the Tri-Cities, the father of eight was a well known, though a volatile, fixture, said Abdrahman Hassan, who owns a Kennewick grocery store.

“I think a lot of people in the Tri-Cities, they know this guy,” he told the Herald.

Abdrahman Hassan said he didn’t know how long Hassan had been in the U.S. but knew he brought his family to the Tri-Cities about five years ago after the International Rescue Committee Seattle helped move him to Tukwila in 2010.

Hussein Hassan spent a year in Pasco, before moving into a Sixth Avenue apartment in Kennewick.

He worked at Tyson Foods and then ConAgra before losing his job. He fell twice in a freezer tunnel at the Richland plant and hurt his back, according to documents he filed in a Benton County court.

His small claims court suit against his supervisor, claiming discrimination because he was Muslim, was ultimately dismissed. It’s unclear if he again found work.

Last October, his troubles worsened.

Someone called police because his wife reportedly was damaging a neighbor’s car.

Continue reading here to find out what happened when police came to his door.

*** For new readers, the International Rescue Committee is one of the Federal contractors/middlemen/employment agencies/propagandists/lobbyists/community organizers? paid by you to place refugees in your towns and cities listed below.  Under the nine major contractors are hundreds of subcontractors.

The contractors income is largely dependent on taxpayer dollars based on the number of refugees admitted to the US, but they also receive myriad grants to service their “New Americans.”

If you are a good-hearted soul and think refugee resettlement is all about humanitarianism, think again! Big businesses/global corporations like Tyson Foods depend on the free flow of cheap (some call it slave) labor.

The only way for real reform of how the US admits refugees is to remove these contractors/Leftwing activists/big business head hunters from the process.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 5 Comments »

Starbucks making good on promise: Will interview refugees in California for jobs as baristas

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 8, 2017

They say they ultimately want to hire 10,000 refugees because no American young people need jobs! (No they didn’t say that, but they must be thinking it!).

From ABC News in El Cajon (hat tip: Joanne):

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV)–Store managers from throughout San Diego will gather tomorrow at a Starbucks hiring event for refugees who want to train to be baristas.

Nah, I don’t think so…

The U.S. company announced in January it would hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years. The announcement by CEO Howard Schultz came two days after President Donald Trump issued his first executive order putting a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the U.S.

The world’s largest coffee chain said it would focus initial efforts on markets where refugee need is greatest and there’s a store base to meet the need.

According to state and federal data, San Diego fits the bill.

No other California county has received more refugees during the past decade than San Diego county.

In 2016, San Diego settled 3,100 refugees, along with 520 military interpreters on special immigrant visas.

About 30 Starbucks managers will conduct on-the-spot interviews at the International Rescue Committee***‘s office located at 131 E. Main Street in El Cajon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Applicants are encouraged to visit Starbucks online career center prior to the event and bring resumes along with them.

Sheesh, the plot thickens…

At Forbes yesterday (Starbuck’s bad dream).  The story is about a bogus ad campaign (kinda funny, but fake).  But, I learned this:

Say what you will about Howard Schultz, and there’s plenty to say. Mr. Schultz, who served as Starbucks CEO until earlier this year, ran the company like a kid in a candy store, opening all the jars and boxes to taste the goodies inside before moving on. He bought a chain of tea shops, Teavana, then shut them down. He bought a chain of bakeries, La Boulange, then shut them down. He weathered the scorn of critics who called the coffee over-roasted and who derided his plan to hire refugees overseas. [San Diego is not overseas!—ed]

Starbucks CEO Schultz, right, gives the key to the joint to new CEO Kevin Johnson. https://news.starbucks.com/news/7-things-to-know-about-starbucks

It doesn’t hurt to remember that Mr. Schultz is often mentioned as a contender for the democratic presidential nomination in 2020, so there’s a possibility that the latest news is part of an early whisper-campaign to tarnish his image.

Today’s news doesn’t actually involve Mr. Schultz by name but by his commitment to hire 100,000 new employees over the next decade. In the United States, they would be veterans and members of traditionally disadvantaged communities. At the stores outside the US (and Starbucks does business in 27 countries) Starbucks announced that many of the new hires would be refugees.

[Really! Then why are they hiring refugees in California? What about Big Meat and Big Chicken? Won’t Starbucks be competing with them in Cali?—ed]

Go here to see the fake news advertisement (so I won’t get blamed for spreading it).

*** For new readers, the International Rescue Committee is one of the Federal contractors/middlemen/employment agencies/propagandists/lobbyists/community organizers? paid by you to place refugees in your towns and cities listed below.  Under the nine major contractors are hundreds of subcontractors.

The contractors income is largely dependent on taxpayer dollars based on the number of refugees admitted to the US, but they also receive myriad grants to service their “New Americans.”

If you are a good-hearted soul and think refugee resettlement is all about humanitarianism, think again! Big businesses/global corporations like Starbucks depend on the free flow of cheap (some call it slave) labor.

The only way for real reform of how the US admits refugees is to remove these contractors/Leftwing activists/big business head hunters from the process.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities | Tagged: | 10 Comments »

IRC sucks down over $115 MILLION tax dollars since Trump arrives in Washington

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 29, 2017

Don’t miss the expose’ from Charles Johnson at GotNews from last week on one of the nine fake non-profit groups*** responsible for placing refugees in your cities and towns.

As I said in my previous post, the first and foremost requirement for any reform of the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program is to bar these supposedly ‘charitable’ groups from receiving tax dollars which they can then use to work against us and this White House.

LOL! That is IRC CEO Miliband with “propaganda puppet” Elmo! And you pay Miliband’s salary of over a half a million bucks a year! Daily Mail mocks! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4649082/CNN-mocked-featuring-Elmo-panel-travel-ban.html

We have extensive archives on the International Rescue Committee and its present leader David Miliband.

Don’t miss my January post—Trump could save millions by cutting off the IRC!

From GotNews (hat tip Richard at Blue Ridge Forum @highblueridge):

Deep state agents within the Department of Health and Human Services, the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development have paid over $115 million to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) nonprofit that is fighting President Donald J. Trump’s America-first ban on immigration from countries with huge populations seeking to do citizens harm.

The International Rescue Committee led by former U.K. Labour politician David Miliband has come under fire since the organization’s Tuesday release on World Refugee Day of an anti-sovereignty self-promotional video calling for greater Muslim immigration to Western countries.

Go here to see the video and the proof about how much of your money they are sucking down.

About the photo:  On the left is CNN’s Clarissa Ward.  She has been hosting the early a.m. show with Chris Cuomo this week.  Watch sometime and see if you agree with me that Ward looks like she is constantly sucking on a lemon!

*** These are the fake non-profits largely funded by US taxpayers to place refugees in cities and towns (and which use their financial power to propagandize against the Trump White House)!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Laugh of the day!, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Trump | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

IRC gives up plans for new resettlement site in Asheville, NC; write to Congress!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 17, 2017

This story is from about ten days ago (just getting around to posting it).  What it says to me is that the resettlement contractors are a) pretty worried that the Trump Administration will come in low when it sends its FY18 ‘determination’ to the Hill in September, and b) they aren’t going to push an office where the Congressman for the area is totally opposed to it.

On that last point, I am going to continue to hammer every day that you must hound your member of Congress on the refugee program.

In my opinion, the only way to bring about reform is for the Trump Administration to send a determination for ZERO refugees for FY18 and demand Congress get to work reforming the monstrosity. As it stands now the Republican leadership wants more cheap refugee labor available for big business and the Dems want reliable Democrat voters.  Taxpayers foot the bill!

Here is the news from Asheville (from the Citizen-Times).  And, btw, since 9/11 North Carolina is #13 on the list of states ‘welcoming’ refugees. It received 30,827 refugees in that time (overall, the US admitted 917,639 since FY2002).

ASHEVILLE – A global aid and humanitarian organization announced Thursday it was cancelling plans to make Asheville a resettlement site for 150 refugees.

The move comes six months after the inauguration of Republican President Donald Trump and one year since staff with the International Rescue Committee conducted an exploratory visit in Asheville.

During meetings with stakeholders last June, the IRC received “overwhelming” support to move forward, said Sean Piazza, a spokesman for the large nonprofit.  [LOL! even the reporter here knows this is a large nonprofit!—ed]

But, executive orders issued by the new administration place in question admission of refugees to the United States in 2017 and beyond, he said.

“Unfortunately, in light of these current policies, IRC is not in a position to continue opening an office in Asheville,” Piazza said.

[….]

The IRC is in conversation with the Trump administration to ensure the United State’s commitment to offering a safe haven for the world’s most vulnerable citizens, Piazza said.

“We ask supportive communities to convey this same message to your members of Congress,” said Piazza.

“We appreciate the warm reception and support we received in Asheville.”

Rep. Mark Meadows strong opposition likely played a role in the IRC’s abandonment of the Asheville site.

The IRC helped resettle nearly 10,000 refugees in 2015 including people from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

Even before Trump’s orders, the expansion of refugee services into Western North Carolina was challenged some of the region’s more conservative residents.

U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-Buncombe, opposed the IRC’s plan in August.

More here at the Citizen-Times.

Meanwhile in Montana another IRC office is limping along

The International Rescue Committee is responsible for opening Montana to refugees (there was a small resettlement program there years ago), but against strong opposition, they convinced the US State Department in 2016 to let them open a new site in Missoula.  At present, Montana is #47 on the list of states ‘welcoming’ refugees (only Hawaii, Mississippi and Wyoming received less).

Here is recent news on that program.  See my Montana archive by clicking here.

So where else is the large, very rich and powerful IRC working?

Here is a list of the cities where the International Rescue Committee is planting third-world poverty (their effort to get a foothold in NC has failed for now):

 

And, since I hadn’t checked the IRC’s finances lately, I figured it was a good time to check a recent Form 990. (BTW, this is the first time I am using this ProPublica website. Try it out!) The IRC is about 67% funded by taxpayers (yesterday we learned that EMM is 99.5% funded by you, the American taxpayer!)

In addition to the income in my screenshot (below), they have another $1,451,183 listed as IOM Loan Collection Fee.  This is your money too. The contractors are the collection agencies for the loan given to refugees for their airfare to your town and as the collection agency they get a cut of what they collect from the financially struggling refugees. (LOL! this is justified as teaching refugees how to handle their money and their debt!).

 

 

Doing well by doing good!

Miliband center with George Soros and Soros Jr.

Editor: Let me be clear! If this was a private organization raising private funds, I wouldn’t care what kind of salaries they pay, but since approximately 67% of their annual income comes from taxpayers, this becomes our business!

The most fun part of reporting on the refugee contractors*** finances is always the salaries page of the Form 990.  Here is the page from the same Form 990 I got the income from above.

David Miliband, the CEO of the IRC, is a British national who was the former Labor Foreign Secretary.  He was feted when he arrived in New York City to take the reins of the IRC by the likes of Bill Clinton, George Soros and Samantha Power, here.

See my David Miliband archive here.  He was the first to call for Obama to bring in 65,000 Syrians in one year!

Drum roll please! Here are the top salaries at the IRC (most are higher than most members of Congress/Senators, here).

Look at it this way, you are paying 67% of these peoples’ salaries as they make decisions affecting your neighborhood!

 

 

I know this is getting long, but the more I think about it, if what you have read concerns you, you should consider writing a real letter (not a call or e-mail) to your member of Congress and US Senators and demand that the US Refugee Admissions program be defunded until an effort is made to reform it.

Because of the huge amounts of money sent from the US Treasury to these supposed non-profits for their ‘charitable’ work, there is never any incentive to slow the flow for any reason.  The Refugee Act of 1980 has set up a permanent class of activist lobbying groups who will naturally scream bloody murder if the flow is slowed because it is attached to their budgetary bottom lines.

And, if you do write a real letter, tell your representatives that you expect a letter in response.  Please feel free to take anything from these pages!

*** For new readers, these are the nine federal refugee contractors that monopolize the admissions program (and lobby Congress for more and more refugees!).

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 2 Comments »

Airbnb partners with refugee contracting agency to put-up refugees worldwide

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 10, 2017

Volunteers must open their minds along with their rooms…

(Airbnb)

The International Rescue Committee, one of nine federal resettlement contractors***, is always working the angles with David Miliband (former British Foreign Secretary) as it CEO.  LOL! But watch out! the British national, making decisions about who is resettled in places like Montana, might soon jump ship—could there be some upward mobility for him back in the UK now that the government there is turning far Left?

Here is the news about the “deal” where the IRC will get a million bucks a year from Airbnb for the next 4 years and the users of the service are expected to offer up 100,000 rooms for refugees in the coming year.

From Non-Profit Quarterly:

Can a disruptive for-profit company make a difference in the international refugee crisis? Airbnb and eight nonprofit partners are investing in the idea via a new technology platform that connects rooms and refugees.

Airbnb emerged as a progressive influencer following the November election at a time when corporations had been taking stands on controversial issues with both altruistic and capitalistic intentions.

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily blocking travel from seven (later changed to six) majority-Muslim countries, which has repeatedly been blocked by various courts as discriminatory and is now headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The order and four-month hiatus on accepting new refugees devastated the network of refugee resettlement agencies, where hundreds of jobs have been cut since the President’s executive order. They had expected to receive 110,000 refugees this year from war-torn countries like Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The rich get richer.  The IRC budget must be north of $700,000,000 million!  (It was $688,000,000 in 2015, here. 66% of it comes from taxpayer dollars!)

While it’s laudable that the company is also giving what nonprofits really need—cash—in addition to time and talent, its goal is incredibly ambitious. Airbnb has pledged $1 million annually to the International Rescue Committee over the next four years.

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Indeed, the need is great, with more than 40 million internally displaced persons around the world, including 20 million who qualify as refugees under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees mandate. But, Airbnb will have a lot of marketing to do, with only 6,000 of their 3.5 million users signed up to provide temporary shelter. Further, significant backlash to resettlement programs around the world means demand is outpacing supply for visas, let alone homes. And, thorny issues could arise for a company that has faced discrimination suits.

So, as Airbnb has made clear on Open Homes, volunteers must open their minds along with their rooms.

Frankly, I’ve always thought this was the dumbest and most dangerous thing naive people can do—put up complete strangers in their spare bedrooms (for a few bucks)!

See my ‘David Miliband’ archive by clicking here.  Hillary loves him!  Since he makes about $600,000  a year running the IRC, you might say that the Airbnb contribution will cover that with a bit left over for the refugees.

***The nine contracting agencies that monopolize the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program are these:

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One report: Trump Dept. of State to cut funding to UN by 50%

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 15, 2017

That is the news from The Hill two days ago!

Finally an elusive number I’ve wondered about for years is mentioned here:

The US pays $1.5 billion of the $4 billion annual budget of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees glass-fronted building in Geneva. Imagine what this costs to staff and run in Switzerland! American taxpayers pay 37% of it! ($1.5 billion of an annual $4 billion budget).

That is the agency of the UN choosing our refugees for your towns and cities!

The Hill:

President Trump’s administration has told the State Department to cut more than 50 percent of U.S. funding to United Nations programs, Foreign Policy reported.

The push for the drastic reductions comes as the White House is scheduled to release its 2018 topline budget proposal Thursday, which is expected to include a 37 percent cut to the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development budgets.***

It’s not clear if Trump’s budget plan, from the Office of Management and Budget, would reflect the full extent of Trump’s proposed cuts to the U.N.

[….]

The U.S. spends roughly $10 billion annually on the U.N., and the cuts could have the greatest impact on peacekeeping, the U.N. development program and UNICEF, which are funded by State’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs.

The fate of other popular [?—ed] programs, like the World Food Programme and U.N. refugee operations, are less clear. The World Food Programme’s funding comes from the Department of Agriculture.

Let the wailing begin….

Richard Gowan, a U.N. expert at the European Council on Foreign Relations, said the alterations would spark “chaos” if true.

Richard Gowan, European Council on Foreign Relations, said cuts would bring “chaos.” Photo: http://www.ecfr.eu/experts

“[It would] leave a gaping hole that other big donors would struggle to fill,” he told FP, pointing to how the U.S. provided $1.5 billion of the U.N. refugee agency’s $4 billion budget last year.

“Multiply that across other humanitarian agencies like the World Food Programme and you are basically talking about the breakdown of the international humanitarian system as we know it.”

More here, and then yesterday The Washington Post reported the news as well, but does not mention the UNHCR.

The Post quotes Trump’s UN ambassdor Nikki Haley as saying the following in her confirmation hearing in January. (Just a reminder dear readers that Haley works for Trump, so let’s hope she is now on the same page as the President!)

  “I do not think we need to pull money from the U.N. We don’t believe in slash-and-burn.”

***Let’s talk about USAID for a minute!

We haven’t written much over the years about the Agency for  International Development which also gives gobs and gobs of (your) money to some federal refugee contractors.

I knew the International Rescue Committee couldn’t be pulling in millions from solely seeding refugees in places like Missoula, Montana, so I checked USA Spending just now to see what they were getting from USAID. Yikes!  Here is a screen shot of one tiny portion of one page. (These are grants from 2008 to 2016).

The IRC received nearly $1 billion from US taxpayers during the Obama years!

No wonder they have money to community-organize against citizens in small city America!

 

Six transactions of 971!

 

For our complete archive on the IRC, click here.

Cut Donald, cut!

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