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Posts Tagged ‘International Rescue Committee’

Get those federal “monitoring reports” for your community (if you can!)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 24, 2018

I’m reminded by this report on the San Diego refugee housing scandal at

The US State Department on some sporadic basis sends monitors out to refugee resettlement offices around the country to see if your local resettlement agency is compliant with guidelines for the care of refugees they have placed.

Years ago I spoke with Chris Coen who had a blog called Friends of Refugees’ and he regularly submitted Freedom of Information Act requests to the State Department for those monitoring reports, then patiently waited YEARS to get responses.  Lacking patience, I never sought them (little did I imagine that nearly 11 years later, I am still doing this!).

Mireille Cronin Mather

IRC’s representative in San Diego: Mireille Cronin Mather

Now that we know that the Tillerson State Department is trying to clear its FOIA backlog, maybe some of you should try again to get the reports for contractors operating in your towns.

Clearly the reporters at were able to obtain one for the International Rescue Committee in San Diego.

Here is the title and first paragraph of their latest report.  The contractors are extremely vulnerable on the issue of how they care for refugees they are paid to care for (I’ve been hearing it for years), and it goes to the heart of the question about whether this is really a ‘humanitarian’ program or simply driven by money.

Federal monitors warned San Diego refugee nonprofit of problems with resettlement practices

Federal monitors raised concerns about a local refugee resettlement agency’s housing placement practices months before the organization’s employees committed additional violations, which KPBS uncovered and detailed in a series of reports last year.

Continue here.

Now see what a Monitoring report looks like.  2016 report for IRC in San Diego:


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Here is the State Department’s FOIA guideline site.

If you need to know which resettlement agencies are working near you, go here for a directory.  Pick offices that are within a hundred miles of your home.

This post is filed in my ‘What you can do’ category, see here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, What you can do, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

US State Department not yet concerned about sexual harassment allegations involving refugee agency it funds

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 20, 2018

That is what Breitbart’s Michael Patrick Leahy is reporting about his efforts to get an answer from the major funding source for the nine federal contractors*** hired by State for the US Refugee Admissions Program.  Leahy’s story is entitled:

U.S. Government Continues to Fund Refugee Resettlement NGO Whose Funding Has Been Frozen by the U.K.

(We reported on the mess the International Refugee Committee is in with its British funding, here.)

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Miliband and Soros in 2013. “The IRC is one of the charities closely-linked to George Soros’s push to drive aliens into European Union (EU) nations.”

Here is some of what Leahy is reporting after attempting to get something definitive from the State Department:

The government of the United Kingdom has frozen all payments to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the largest non-profit refugee resettlement agencies in the world, pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations of “sexual harassment and fraud” in the organization.

As one of the nine voluntary agencies (VOLAGs) that have for decades received about $1 billion annually from the U.S. federal government, the IRC is also heavily funded by American taxpayers.

The IRC is the third VOLAG in the last six months to come under scrutiny for questions surrounding its leadership and management.


The management and leadership of former U.K. Foreign Secretary David Miliband, who has served as CEO of the IRC since 2013 and receives an annual salary of $671,000, is now under serious question, and his ability to maintain his current job is uncertain.

The State Department offered no indication that it intends to stop funding the IRC, despite the actions of the U.K government when asked specifically by Breitbart News if the U.S. government currently has plans to immediately stop making payments to the IRC to conduct refugee resettlement operations in the United States.

“The Department of State takes very seriously the prevention and response of all accusations of sexual exploitation and abuse,” a State Department spokesperson told Breitbart News when asked if the U.S. government intends to follow the lead of the U.K. government in suspending payments to the IRC pending the results of an investigation.


The State Department has not responded to this follow up question from Breitbart News: Now that the allegations of abuse against the IRC have been brought to the State Department’s attention, what specifically is the State Department doing to ensure the IRC is taking the necessary steps to address the issue appropriately?

Continue reading here.

Quick, someone tell the IRC’s new partner—Sesame Street!

See my David Miliband archive by clicking here.

If the IRC does have any government funds frozen, even temporarily, it will be a blow to their subcontractors (working in cities below) that are wholly dependent on the IRC mothership in Manhattan. (IRC website):


IRC offices


*** These are the nine federally funded refugee agencies operating in the US.

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)!  From most recent accounting, here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

As Trump shrinks refugee program, twenty offices will be closed

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 15, 2018

“We’ve never seen a cut of this size and also a cut of this impact.”

(Hans Van de Weerd an executive at the International Rescue Committee)

Warning! Although this is news you will find valuable, especially if you live near one of the soon-to-be-closed resettlement sites, remember that this is temporary and when Trump is no longer in the White House, the refugee industry will go in to high gear to make up for what they will call the lost Trump years!

In order for that not to happen, CONGRESS must dump or reform the Refugee Act of 1980!

Reuters is reporting the impending closure of 20 offices.

Demonstrating that elections have consequences, it was only in 2016 that the State Department was on a high attempting to add about 47 offices to their roster of resettlement towns and cities.  Now this….

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Refugee resettlement agencies*** are preparing to shutter more than 20 offices across the United States and cut back operations in more than 40 others after the State Department told them to pare their operations, according to plans seen by Reuters.

Hans van de weerd facebook

It should come as no surprise to you that refugee contractor employees like Hans here also support illegal aliens getting amnesty. It isn’t about humanitarian concern for refugees, but is about flooding America with immigrants, like Hans himself.

The slated closures, which are being reviewed by the State Department for final approval, follow President Donald Trump’s decision to dramatically reduce the number of refugees that will be allowed into the United States in 2018.

The State Department has said the drop in refugee numbers, from the 110,000 ceiling set by the Obama administration to 45,000 for 2018, means the country no longer needs all of the 324 resettlement offices that were operating at the end of 2017. This year’s cap on refugees is the lowest since 1980.

The offices, run by private non-profit agencies that contract with the U.S. government, provide a range of services to refugees, from assisting them in finding housing and jobs, to helping them navigate banking, medical care, school enrollment and other complexities of life in America. [Complexities=getting their welfare!—ed]

Opponents of the resettlement program say it is more costly to resettle refugees in the United States than it is to give aid to displaced people overseas.

“The changes will consolidate smaller affiliates, reduce costs and simplify management structures to help the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program run in a way that is fiscally responsible and sustainable in the long term,” State Department spokeswoman Cheryl Harris said in an email.


“We’ve never seen a cut of this size and also a cut of this impact,” said Hans Van de Weerd an executive at the International Rescue Committee, one of the nine resettlement agencies. [Why isn’t newshound Miliband quoted?—ed]

While the size of the U.S. refugee program has fluctuated over the years, it has never seen an across-the-board cut to dozens of offices in such a short period of time, he said.

Van de Weerd said the cuts could make it difficult for the United States to ramp up refugee numbers in the future. “It took years to build up this capacity,” he said. “Once you break it down it’s not easy to build it up again.”

Continue reading here.

Below is a screenshot of a portion of a very useful graphic Reuters has prepared. Click here to see the entire page.


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***These are the nine federal contractors which refer to themselves as VOLAGs (Voluntary agencies, Ha! Ha!) which will lose some of their subcontractor offices (see list here before it is revised). The number in parenthesis is the percentage of federal funding each gets to place refugees in your towns.

They are paid by the refugee head thus the focus on Trump’s admission numbers.


Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Trump, Where to find information | Tagged: , , | 13 Comments »

Refugee contractor that got nearly a half a billion from US taxpayers in under five years, wails over Trump’s budget

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 13, 2018

Miliband in Manhattan

British national and one-worlder, IRC CEO David Miliband, pulls down an annual salary package of $671,749 (doing well by doing good!).

The contractor is the International Rescue Committee with Moneybags Miliband at its helm.

But, what is so interesting is that Moneybags isn’t quoted in their press release yesterday in which they denounce the Trump Administration’s FY19 budget as “counterproductive and misguided.”

It will cut their funding dramatically because the IRC not only places refugees in your towns and cities, they are operating all over the world supposedly doing ‘humanitarian’ work that they say benefits American foreign policy.

Could Miliband be on the way back to the UK?

Will he be taking a pay cut if he stays?

Before I even get to their temper tantrum over Trump, here is just a portion (screenshot) of one page at USA Spending showing the income they received from you, American taxpayers, (via grants and contracts) from FY14 to FY18 (inclusive).


USA Spending

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This is a portion of one page at USA Spending. There are 11 pages for the IRC just since FY14


Here is some of the press statement from the IRC yesterday in response to the release of the President’s FY19 budget:

New York, NY, February 12, 2018 — Today the Trump Administration put forward its Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget request – echoing last year’s attempt to drastically cut humanitarian assistance, development aid, and refugee resettlement programs.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) denounces the Trump administration’s proposed cuts as counterproductive and misguided. Rather than putting America First, it threatens both America’s values and our interests by crippling a vital component of US foreign policy at a time of increased challenges to global security and stability, and great humanitarian need.

Nazanin Ash

Nazanin Ash (left), IRC Veep, at Clinton Global Initiative, is quoted in the IRC’s statement rather than Moneybags. Miliband usually takes top billing in media statements. Hmmmm? On the Trump budget she said: “For the second year in a row, the Administration has proposed cuts to foreign aid that endanger lives.” (and salaries!)

The FY19 Budget Request proposes a 30% cut to the International Affairs Budget from Fiscal Year 2017 levels, including a 43% cut to development assistance, a 23% cut to global health programs, and a 19% cut to humanitarian assistance.


Now is not the time to abandon America’s bipartisan commitment to the world’s most vulnerable.

The request also proposes a 26% reduction to programs that serve newly and recently arrived refugees, asylees, and Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) recipients from Iraq and Afghanistan. Refugee resettlement has a long bipartisan history reflecting long-held American values – the IRC has been offering refuge to families fleeing war and oppression for over 80 years.

Reduced funding would not only impede the ability of refugees to access fundamental services like ESL and job training and contribute economically to their communities, it would also slash federal funding that goes to states and localities that receive refugees.  [The feds are supposed to be paying for the whole refugee program in your state—ed]

Then here comes their favorite meaningless mumbo-jumbo that is supposed to make you willingly open your wallets wide:

Helping the world’s most vulnerable is rooted in America’s values and traditions as a beacon of peace and democracy. [Surprise! The word ‘vulnerable’ used only twice in this release.—ed]

More here. No mention of the financial hit they will surely take!

By the way, Ash does not appear as one of the top salaried employees on the IRC’s most recent Form 990 (here) although from reading biographical information it seems she was on staff for that year.  Wow! take a look at those salaries you help pay!  (You should find them on page 16.)

Pay cuts coming? 

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Trump, Where to find information | Tagged: , | 6 Comments »

Moneybags Miliband (with Harriet) is responsible for changing Charlottesville by changing the people

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 5, 2018

That would be Charlottesville, Virginia.

When I saw the story headline at something called The Daily Progress, I initially wasn’t going to bother reading the Op-Ed by Harriet Kuhr because I figured anything with Daily Progress in it would be some commie publication.

It is, in fact, the sole daily newspaper in the Charlottesville area, and the International Rescue Committee is the only federal resettlement contractor working to change that portion of Virginia.

Opinion/Commentary: New immigration policies have been devastating

(Trump is a bad guy column!)


Harriet with IRC map

Here is Harriet in 2015 selling the IRC’s ‘humanitarian’ work to another unsuspecting Virginia town, a suburb of Charlottesville.  I see the map was made before the IRC captured Montana.


But, I’m glad I read it because opinion writer and International Rescue Committee‘s face in that city, Harriet Kuhr, has an important factual error that I see repeated by the Open Borders Left whenever they get a chance.

They say that Ronald Reagan is responsible for the Refugee Act of 1980.  It just ain’t so.

He presided over it during its first year (as it admitted thousands escaping Communism), but it was the brainchild of Senator Ted Kennedy (who else!) and it was signed in to law by Jimmy Carter (who else!).  See here March 18,1980.  (It was 8 months later that Reagan whipped Carter by winning the Presidency.)

And, just so you know, when these Leftists try to make the program sound like it was a bipartisan effort they are spinning like tops.  See the list of co-sponsors to the Kennedy bill (not exactly a balanced group):

Sen. Javits, Jacob K. [R-NY]
Sen. McGovern, George [D-SD]
Sen. Randolph, Jennings [D-WV]
Sen. Pell, Claiborne [D-RI]
Sen. Ribicoff, Abraham A. [D-CT]
Sen. Moynihan, Daniel Patrick [D-NY]
Sen. Williams, Harrison A., Jr. [D-NJ]
Sen. Riegle, Donald W., Jr. [D-MI]
Sen. Sarbanes, Paul S. [D-MD]
Sen. Hatfield, Mark O. [R-OR]
Sen. Tsongas, Paul E. [D-MA]
Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [D-DE]  [To this day, Delaware only takes less than 10 refugees a year!–ed]

So here is what Harriet is trying to sell to the good citizens of Charlottesville at The Daily Progress:

Miliband in Manhattan

This is Harriet’s boss in Manhattan! British national and one-worlder, IRC CEO David Miliband, pulls down an annual salary package of $671,749 (doing well by doing good!). In 2015, the IRC received 66% of its $688,920,920 budget from US taxpayers! A “VALUED TRADITION” THAT MUST END!

The Refugee Resettlement program is one of the United States’ most valued traditions. It is the bar that sets the standard for other resettlement programs; an effort above party politics that enshrined the core common values of our nation to tackle global problems right here: that families ought to be together; that our children should have a better future than we had; that hard work, persistence, strength, and character would be treasured in our great land.  [Our children means something very different to me!—ed]

Ronald Reagan began this tradition, and his successors strengthened it. They understood that it supported our global leadership and national safety, and it stoked a humanitarian tradition, an entrepreneurial spirit, and collective economic success. [What a load of mumbo-jumbo!—ed]

This tradition is something we at IRC see come alive every day, thanks to the talented and resilient people we, and the Charlottesville community, have the opportunity to work with.

Read the rest of her pitch here and see comments.  You can see our friend Jim Simpson has jumped in.

This other commenter, Brad London, immediately goes to the sorry old ‘you are a racist’ line and yammers about the Native Americans.

If he wants to give America back to the Indians, then I want to give North Africa and most of the Middle East back to its early inhabitants (before the Muslim invaders came)—to Christians and Jews!


Here is screenshot of the Simpson/London exchange. If you want to get in on the action, click here.

Simpson v. London


See my archive on the International Rescue Committee here. It is the financially largest of the nine contractors that are paid to place refugees in to your towns and cities.

(Numbers in parenthesis below are the percentages of their funds that come involuntarily from you).

And, I will continue to repeat: as long as taxpayers pay for fake non-profit groups like these to distribute refugees around the country and then to politically organize against us (who disagree with them), the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program will never be reformed.


Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Trump | Tagged: , , | 6 Comments »

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:

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!

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:

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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:


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.

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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:

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.

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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.,_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.

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