Refugee resettlement contractor, IRC, closed its office in Garden City, KS yesterday

I’ll be reporting the news below, but I first want to make my key points up front so that you don’t fall for the pity-party news story.

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“Some call it charity!”  Here is a charitable idea, some of those bringing in fat pay checks, like IRC CEO David Miliband, could send some of their boodle to staff in Kansas!

~The International Rescue Committee is ostensibly a private non-profit group and therefore the US State Department can’t dictate that it must close offices (supposedly they will be closing 3 of 28).

They might not be getting new refugees at the office in GC that was set up only 4 years ago at the heyday of Obama’s presidency, but they surely could pay for some staff and a small office to help those they already dropped off in the town whose major employer is Tyson Foods!

~The IRC is a financial giant as non-profits go.  From its 2016 Form 990 we know they had revenue that year of $736 million and that $494 million was provided to them by you—-the US taxpayers!

~Some of their top expenses were salaries ($244 million), grants and other assistance to foreign organizations, foreign governments, and foreign individuals ($296 million) and office expenses ($20 million).

Their headquarters are in Manhattan, New York (not Manhattan, KS). I mention this because I wonder: how much could a small office to aid struggling refugees cost in Garden City, KS? (You will see that the GC Telegram story is all about how refugees will be left in the lurch.)

 

~Salaries of top staff we have reported previously are here:

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The point I am making is that the IRC could very well have kept its Garden City office open even if new refugees (new paying clients) were not being sent there by the State Department. They could have continued to help the refugees they brought in during the first 4 years with other money from their ginormous pot of money.

But, instead, this news will be used as one more bit of media fodder to blast President Donald Trump.

 

From the Garden City Telegram:

(By the way, there are other contractors working in GC and so this does not mean the end of refugees being placed there. After all, the slaughter plant run by Tyson Foods needs the cheap labor!)

Organizations, institutions look to continue IRC mission

Garden City’s International Rescue Committee office is on a countdown.

Members of the limited staff have ended their tenures. The Fulton Terrace office has been packed away, the internet shut down. By the end of the month [July—ed], the location will close, a decision laid down by the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration at the U.S. State Department due to lower resettlement numbers in the region.

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IRC Site Manager Amy Longa. Did the IRC find her another job?

To Site Manager Amy Longa, it’s a difficult process. She has said for months that every week has felt like one step closer to the office’s closing day on Tuesday.

“I was going to say ‘Have a seat,’ but there are no chairs,” she said on Monday, looking for space in an old conference room.

The closure’s been an incremental process. The office resettled its last client in February and has been holding exit meetings with refugees, showing them where they can find local aid after the office shuts down. Even after the doors close, Longa and volunteer coordinator Kaitlynn Lagman will finalize office and program reports.

For four years, the local IRC office has helped resettle and acclimate refugees to life in southwest Kansas, particularly in and around Garden City, Dodge City and Liberal. Staff and volunteers have bolstered a local network of institutional support for refugees and helped clients reunite with family members once an ocean away, obtain citizenship, locate housing, employment, language and healthcare resources and bridge cultural differences or misunderstandings.

By the end of the year, the number of United States IRC offices will shrink from 28 to 25, closing locations in Garden City, Miami and Midland, Texas. Last year, those three offices were projected to resettle less than 100 clients in their areas as a result of a recent, mandated cutoff from the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration following restrictive federal immigration policies, said Tracy Reines, IRC regional director of U.S. programs.

Reines said the new restrictions were a result of increasingly restrictive immigration policies set forward by President Donald Trump’s administration in the past 18 months.

Much more here.

I’ve written often over the years about ‘welcoming’ Garden City.  See previous posts by clicking here.

And, new readers might enjoy my David Miliband archive here.  He is a British national, former Labor Party Foreign Secretary, friend of George Soros and is being paid handsomely by you to change American towns and cities.


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RCUSA, lobbying arm of refugee industry, kicks off month of action tomorrow

RCUSA=Refugee Council USA.  That is the consortium of Leftwing Open Borders groups, led by the nine refugee contractors, headquartered in Washington DC.

It is not a surprise that they are ramping up their political agitation in August when Congress is in recess and as the September deadline approaches for the President to consult with Congress about his “Determination” for how many refugees could be ‘welcomed’ to America in FY19 which begins on October 1, 2018.

Here is a screenshot of a portion of the page at their website giving their troops marching orders for August….

 

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RCUSA, by the way, was mentioned in my previous post as it was this lobbying office that alerted contractors, like World Relief, to not talk to any of you who might call their subcontractors’ offices looking for information on what they were planning for your town.

Here is just a bit of what they are telling their supporters (but you need to read it all, here.)

Be an Advocate

Developing relationships with, and educating policy makers is necessary if we want to see welcoming policies and attitudes towards refugees. A powerful constituent visit involves impacted communities and allies who join together. Having a team of refugee leaders, resettlement staff, volunteers, employers, faith groups, and other community members who meet regularly is essential in building meaningful relationships with policy makers. It is important that policy makers understand that their constituents care about refugees, and that refugees are their constituents — they live, work, and contribute in their communities, obtain U.S. citizenship, and vote.

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Engaging National and State Elected Leaders

At the national and state levels, individuals who oppose refugee resettlement are making their voices heard loudly and frequently to policy makers. These groups utilize anti-refugee, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim rhetoric and draft legislation to engender fear and foster hostile atmospheres for newcomers. More than 80 bills have been introduced in the last couple years that would dismantle or significantly damage the U.S. refugee resettlement program. In 2018, we faced 14 anti-refugee bills in 11 states and 10 anti-refugee/anti-immigrant bills in 6 states, as well as 11 pro-refugee bills in 6 states and 67 pro-refugee/pro-immigrant bills in 20 states. If we want policy makers to support positive legislation and oppose proposals that would turn our backs on refugees and violate our values of welcome and hospitality, then they need to hear from refugees and supportive community members.

Go here for links to their tool kit, and further instructions.

Of course they are exactly right about one thing—after all they are professionals—that you must let your elected officials know how you feel about more refugee resettlement to America! (Even if you think your Washington reps are useless!).

Since RCUSA was behind demonstrations against Trump (#NoMuslimBanEver) they have gained a new member!

 

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See all 25 members here:   http://www.rcusa.org/members/

 

See previous RRW posts on the Refugee Council USA by clicking here.


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World Relief Atlanta: with less government funding for refugees, agency will rely on church donations

What a shock! What an outrage, as President Donald Trump reduces the number of paying clients for the refugee contractors***, this ‘religious’ charity declares it will have to seek private donations from churches.

Last I checked, World Relief (full name: World Relief, National Association of Evangelicals) a private Christian non-profit group was 73% funded by you, the taxpayer, to place refugees in your towns and cities.

 

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So how many will donate their private money for their (religious) humanitarian good works? 

 

When the Refugee Act of 1980 became law, it was understood that resettlement was a public-private partnership, but as the years have gone by the contractors have gotten lazier and lazier about raising private money.  Poor managers, they must never have envisioned a day when some of their federal money would dry up.

Now (gasp!) World Relief Atlanta says it will have to go to the churches for their ‘religious’ charitable work.  Imagine that!

From WABE:

Atlanta Resettlement Agencies Cut Staff As Refugee Arrivals Drop

At World Relief Atlanta, a resettlement agency in Stone Mountain, 21 of 30 employees were laid off in the past year. It now has a staff of nine people.

Fewer refugees coming in means reduced federal funding to resettle them.

Joshua Sieweke, director of World Relief Atlanta, said part of the problem is the number of refugees the Trump administration declares it will accept — the annual presidential determinations — has not been accurate.

“We were told to expect 450 [refugees], but now our best estimates are around 100, and that means we will only receive money for 100,” Sieweke said.

In 2016, his group helped resettle about 600 refugees in the Atlanta area.

He said World Relief will need to shift from depending on federal funding to donations from local churches.

“[Refugees] are suffering, and we need to do what we can to eliminate that suffering and give them hope and a chance to rebuild their lives,” Sieweke said. “As an American, I think it’s incredibly important because it represents our country’s great history and tradition and the values that have made our country so great. We have been blessed, and we have a great opportunity to then be a blessing to others.”

So has Atlanta run out of poor Americans, homeless people and struggling veterans who need to be blessed? Are only refugees from the third world worthy of their Christian Evangelical blessing (with other people’s money!)?

More here at WABE—an NPR affiliate.  It sure looks like NPR is busily promoting the refugee industry from sea to shining sea!

By the way, see that in 2015, World Relief headquarters wrote to all of its subcontractors telling them not to give out any information about their upcoming plans for resettlement in your towns.

Here is what they said:

We’ve heard recently from other members of RCUSA (Refugee Council USA) that local affiliates have been contacted by individuals questioning the U.S. refugee program. This is a result of an interview Ann Corcoran, a blogger who runs Refugee Resettlement Watch, with a local news station in Minnesota. She has told her followers to ask you for your R&P abstract – please do not send it. And please let us know if you are contacted.

They went on to tell their subcontractors to not visit Refugee Resettlement Watch, they would monitor my blog and pass along anything important.

That kind of secrecy is what keeps me going! If they were a truly private organization I would have no problem with their secrecy, but when they use millions of taxpayer dollars for their ‘charitable’ work, then it becomes our business!

 

***I post these as often as I can because new readers need to know that these quasi-government groups are funded largely with your money, your tax dollars.

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees in your towns and cities and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)!  If they were truly public-private partnerships, they should be getting no more than 50% of their funds from the US Treasury.

Truth be told, they couldn’t raise enough private money because the general public wouldn’t donate enough for their cause (importing poverty rather than helping American poor people).

From most recent accounting, here.


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Italy takes steps to reverse demographic decline of Italians by making it easier to have babies/large families!

When I read Mark Steyn’s disheartening America Alone, ten years ago, like Steyn, I saw no hope for Europeans to halt the steep population decline of their people.  Italians, Germans, French and Spaniards, etc. just weren’t having enough children to replace themselves while migrant population numbers were skyrocketing.

For the first time since I started my ‘Invasion of Europe’ series I see hope for a reversal of the trend everyone thought could never be turned around.   Is it too little, too late, who knows, but thank God there are now political leaders willing to try!

 

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Italy’s Salvini and Hungary’s Orban say NO to the idea that “New Europeans” are needed for Europe’s economy to survive. Thanks, but no thanks, we will produce our own children!

 

From Voice of Europe:

Italian Interior Minister wants more babies and fewer migrants as the country’s traditions and identity are at stake

Matteo Salvini, The League (Lega) leader heads one half of Italy’s new populist coalition government and he’s not held back his opinion that Italy’s “tradition, our story, our identity” was at risk while the political left have used declining birthrates and threat of an ageing population as an “excuse” to “import migrants”.

In an interview with The Sunday Times at the historic Palazzo del Viminale in Rome, the Italian Interior Minister cautioned that a country which imports migrants instead of supporting families is “destined to die”.

His comments follow Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s programme calling for Hungarians to have more children.

Poland and Hungary are among several conservatives in Central Europe making the decision to pursue pro-family policies, rejecting mass migration, despite the possibility of slowing short-term gains to GDP and engendering anger from the globalist establishment in the European Union.

“We have created a ministry of the family to work on fertility, nurseries, on a fiscal system which takes large families into account. At the end of this mandate, the government will be measured on the number of newborns more than on its public debt,” the Minister stated.

U.S. based Institute for Family Studies suggests that the country is successfully “winding back the clock on much of the fertility and family-structure transition that demographers have long considered inevitable” with new policies to help responsible married couples get into homeownership, supporting childbearing, and raising incomes.

Orbán and Salvini’s policies are a significant departure from the many left politicians in Western Europe. Germany’s Gregor Gysi, for example, believes in the necessity and desirability of replacing Europeans with ‘New Europeans’ from a migration background.

Follow Voice of Europe at Twitter, here.

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Fun!

Want to send the Open Borders Leftists around the bend? Promote the idea of people of European heritage having more babies. Almost nothing else you could say will make their heads explode faster!


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UN picks refugees for UK, picks mostly Syrian Muslims

Editor: I’m back and there is so much news I don’t know where to begin! I hope you have been able to follow my Twitter feed over the last ten days at Twitter, or here at RRW, where I posted the most interesting bits I came across while traveling.

This story is all over the internet, so I expect you have seen it already.  I’m posting it to make the point that although the story is about the UK, the US should be cutting the UN completely loose from our decision-making process when choosing refugees for America for FY19. The UN tells the US which refugees to accept and from where, but that is changing under this President.

(As we speak, the deep state and the White House are surely at loggerheads over numbers for the coming year.) 

 

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From the Daily Mail:

Britain brings in 1,100 refugees from Syria in three months – but none are Christians despite their suffering in seven-year civil war

More than 1,100 Syrian refugees were brought into Britain in the first three months of this year – without a Christian among them.

Despite the suffering of Christians during seven years of civil war – including persecution by Islamic State – all the arrivals were Muslims.

And of 4,832 Syrians invited to settle here last year, only 11 were Christian.

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The Barnabas Fund charity, which obtained the figures under Freedom of Information laws, said: ‘It is widely accepted that Christians constituted up to 10 per cent of Syria’s pre-war population, have been specifically targeted by jihadists and continue to be at risk.

‘Yet out of more than 1,000 Syrian refugees resettled in the UK this year there was not a single Christian.

‘As last year’s statistics more than amply demonstrate this is not a statistical blip. It is significant evidence of discrimination and the Government has a legal duty to take concrete steps to address this.’

The 1,112 Syrian refugees admitted to the UK this year were among 1,358 recommended for resettlement by the UN refugee agency UNHCR.

Of those picked by the UN agency, four were Christians but none made the final list.

Gay or disabled Muslims were apparently top priority.

Barnabas said UN criteria for resettlement took account of disability and sexual orientation, but did not give priority to those who may be targeted for their religious faith.

More here.

Looking for something to do? 

See White House contact information in upper right hand column of RRW, here.

Write to the White House and tell the President what you want to see in his FY19 “determination” letter to Congress. The State Department is preparing that now.  The President gets to decide how many refugees (he sets a cap on the number) and from where they come and reports his decision to Congress for consultation in September.

And, don’t tell me that the White House doesn’t listen. You don’t know that! Surely you have the five minutes it would take to express your views. You know that the refugee contractors have a major campaign on-going to pressure the White House to significantly increase the number of refugees for the fiscal year that begins October 1, 2018. You must counter their campaign.


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Going away! But, am leaving you with summer reading!

I’ll be leaving today for a ten day visit to various family members in the west.

It is going to be a challenge to not write a post for those ten days.  It might be the longest stretch in 11 years that I won’t have helped to educate my devoted readers about the US Refugee Admissions Program and related migration issues here and abroad.

Even when I did my 2016 (6,000 mile) roadtrip to visit towns struggling with refugees, I managed to post along the way.  However, right now I haven’t a decent laptop in good working order. So, maybe that is a message that I need to take a break.

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This is the artwork the SPLC created when they named me in their now deleted report:   https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2018/04/20/splc-takes-down-their-field-guide-to-anti-muslim-extremists/

But, I want to leave you with somethings to read! (9,275 posts to choose from!).

So, let me tell you what is available here at RRW especially for new readers, but also for longtime readers who need a refresher.

On the header here at RRW you will find a link to Frequently Asked Questions, check it out! It isn’t completely up to date, but you might find something useful there.

I also have a category entitled Where to find information’ with hundreds of posts about reports, documents, research etc.  You might want to look down the categories drop-down in the left hand column and see if there are any categories of information that interest you.  I recommend ‘crimes’ and ‘health issues.’

I have a few Youtube videos available here, if you have never seen them.  You might also want to see the talk I gave in May of 2015 in Iowa (that is the day I had an opportunity to speak with candidate Donald Trump solidifying my support for his candidacy).

By the way, RRW has a very good search function. Simply type a key word or words in to the search window (upper left hand column) and it will lead you to posts on that topic.  I recommend you begin by typing your state name and see what I have said about it on previous occasions over the years.

Pivotal posts!

Here are some pivotal posts we wrote in early years.  They aren’t so much brilliant revelations as they are posts about news that became important for my thinking about the issue of refugees in America.

In 2007, I was frustrated with my local newspaper—the Hagerstown Herald Mail—which refused to investigate when refugees began arriving quietly in our rural county with the help of the Virginia Council of Churches.  Citizens were first concerned about news that the refugees were being neglected and wanted to know the facts. I asked a reporter at the paper to help find the answers to a series of question.

You can read those questions here, they are pretty reasonable and still relevant today, but the paper was not interested in answering them.  I began writing this blog as a response to the paper’s lack of interest in finding facts.

We had a public meeting and ultimately the US State Department closed the program in Hagerstown, here.  The Virginia Council of Churches said we were an “unwelcoming” community just because we wanted all the facts put on the table!

Another important revelation occurred over the next two months, when blog partner Judy reported here and here about how so many refugees in Ft. Wayne, Indiana had to be treated for TB that it was busting the county’s health department budget.

What the heck? We aren’t screening out people with TB!

Early on, I found out the program was pretty much controlled by nine non-profit groups funded with millions of tax payer dollars—-this wasn’t about heartfelt private charity.  We were paying for it at the same time we were being kept in the dark about how the program operates.

Then came revelations about lies….

In 2008 we learned that thousands of Somalis had gotten in to the US fraudulently, see here. Family reunification was closed for Somalis and some other Africans as a result.  It stayed closed for years.

Not long after, in 2009, we began to see reports that Somali ‘youths’ raised in America (on your dime!) were secretly leaving the country to join the Jihadists in Africa, see here.

By that time in 2009, I was hooked on the issue. I was appalled at the secrecy of the program generally. Why are local citizens kept in the dark as refugees are moved to unsuspecting towns and cities? How were they getting in to the US with communicable diseases, and what is going on in Muslim ‘communities’ where those refugee kids we raised preferred jihad to a good life in America?

Bottomline, as I said, I was hooked at that point and since the mainstream media wasn’t eager to find and report answers, I figured it was up to me.

Eleven years have flown by!

I won’t be completely absent…..

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@RefugeeWatcher

While I am away I’ll be tweeting (see my twitter feed in the right hand column here at the blog). I have over 14,000 followers, but twitter seems intent on keeping my numbers stagnant. Every time I add about a hundred, they wipe them out in the coming days!

My partner on facebook will continue to post there at our facebook page, here.

If I come across access to a computer in my travels and something exciting happens with refugees, I will try to post, but no promises.

Oh, and since I moderate comments, your comments might not show up for days, but will try to get them up eventually.

Thanks, as always, for reading Refugee Resettlement Watch!  Be back on July 30th!


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Hungary joins US, gets out of UN Migration compact

No mention in UN compact of  “fundamental human rights of people who want nothing else than to be able to live in peace and security in their own homelands.”

(Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Peter Szijjarto)

 

Good for Hungary! Let’s hope other countries join them and the US in bailing out of the pact, whose work began at that Obama-led UN pow-wow in the fall of 2016.

From the New York Times:

Hungary Pulls Out of U.N. Global Migration Agreement

Hungary pulled out of a United Nations global agreement on migration on Wednesday, citing security concerns, just days after the accord was reached.

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Come on Donald, what are you waiting for, invite Prime Minister Orban to Washington!   https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/soulmates-israels-netanyahu-and-hungarys-orban-meet-today-in-israel/

Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s minister of foreign affairs and trade, announced the withdrawal at a news conference in Budapest, Hungary’s capital, saying the agreement was “in conflict with common sense and also with the intent to restore European security.”

Hungary joined the United States as one of two United Nations members that are not committing to the agreement, the first of its kind to lay out international standards for countries to address migration. The agreement — the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration — was announced on Friday.

United Nations officials say the accord is intended to preserve the human rights of all migrants by offering a framework for national governments devising their own policies on migration.

Hungary, which has long called for stricter policies on European migration, had expressed concerns over the agreement during negotiations. Mr. Szijjarto said the accord did not address the “fundamental human rights of people who want nothing else than to be able to live in peace and security in their own homelands.”

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It is about global cooperation, yeh sure!

The compact itself was driven in part by the 2015 crisis that saw European nations struggle to cope with large numbers of migrants entering the Continent. While the number of new arrivals has dropped significantly, the debate about migration has grown heated in Europe. The rise of anti-immigration, populist governments in Italy, Austria and Hungary has added fuel to the debate.

Amina J. Mohammed, the United Nations deputy secretary general, speaking after the agreement was announced on Friday, said the compact was intended to foster global collaboration.

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The agreement is expected to be formally adopted in December during a conference in Marrakesh, Morocco.

More here.

The last thing the UN wants is more governments standing up for their national sovereignty, for their own people!

Saying America First! Hungary First! is like waving a red cape before a bull!  And, I suspect that Trump’s America First message is at the root of why the Left and the media hate him so much.


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Another Bhutanese refugee kills himself; ripping people from their culture sometimes is inhumane

This story comes from Vermont.

I haven’t written about Bhutanese refugees in awhile. To date, we moved over 96,000 of the Nepali people (mostly Hindu, some Buddhists) who had been expelled from Bhutan to American towns and cities.

Go here for a post which gives a little of the background about the George W. Bush era plan to help the UN clean out its camps on the border of Nepal. It was supposed to be a joint effort with many other countries, but of course we took the vast majority of them.

We said we would take 60,000 beginning in 2007, but as is always the case, we go way beyond what we told the public we would do.

Here is where they were distributed in the US (from Wrapsnet):

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We have also reported on many previous occasions about the exceedingly high suicide rate in the US Bhutanese ‘community.’

It is interesting to me that many do-gooders who push refugee resettlement to America never grasp that some people cannot make the cultural shift and that pushing resettlement can actually have deadly consequences, as it did for this man.

If you go back to my early posts (see archive) on the Bhutanese resettlement, you will see that the camp dwellers initially fought like hell to not be “scattered to the four winds.”

Note that he worked in a meat processing plant! Even in Vermont, refugees work in slaughterhouses! Why didn’t that make him happy?

From Seven Days:

Agencies Alarmed by Bhutanese Refugee Suicides

On the morning of April 10, Indra Mainali was running errands in preparation for his daughter’s birthday party when he received a frantic phone call from his wife. Indra’s father, Hari, had called her and said, “If you want to see me for the last time, come to Ethan Allen Homestead.”

Indra rushed home and contacted Rita Neopaney, a Bhutanese case manager at the Association of Africans Living in Vermont, who alerted the police.

When Indra arrived at the Burlington landmark, where Hari had established a garden plot the previous summer, an officer told him his father was dead. Asked how it happened, the officer replied, according to Indra, “He used a rope. We will know more after the postmortem.”

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Bhutanese refugees resettled in the U.S. are twice as likely to die by suicide as members of the general population, according to a report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012. That report covered 16 deaths reported in 10 states between 2009 and 2012, none of which were in Vermont. But the local landscape has since changed.

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We had no strategic interest in the squabble between Bhutan and Nepal, it was simply a case of the UN telling us to jump and we did!

Hari, 52, was the second local Bhutanese refugee to die by suicide this year, according to members of that community, which numbers about 2,500.

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Health providers and social support agencies that work with Bhutanese refugees are concerned about “what seems to be a growing trend,” said Friedman. “This is something all of us have a responsibility to be working on.”

The U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement prompted the CDC to investigate suicides among ethnic-Nepali Bhutanese refugees after finding that, from 2009 to 2012, their estimated age-adjusted suicide rate was 24.4 per 100,000 people, nearly twice the rate in the general U.S. population. The CDC’s study pinpointed various possible motivations for the suicidal acts, including integration difficulties, family separation, lack of resettlement services and social support, and disappointment with career prospects. All of the suicides studied occurred within a year of arrival in the U.S., and only one of the deceased had ever talked with others about committing suicide.

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By all accounts, Hari seemed to have adjusted to his new environment. He worked at a meat processing company, had a garden plot at the Ethan Allen Homestead in summer 2017 and spent his leisure time fishing. Still, he knew little English and lamented that he needed an interpreter for all of his appointments.

Even a government-funded garden plot didn’t help!

However, visit the story which takes a whack at policies in Washington that might have led to his inability to integrate.  More government money please!

Meanwhile, at the national level, the federal government is cutting funding for public and mental health services, and anti-immigrant rhetoric is increasingly prevalent. Under these conditions, providers worry about public insensitivity to the stresses that refugees face.

See my category ‘health issues’ where I have posted 349 previous posts on the topic of health, including mental health, of incoming refugees.


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Trump Administration may end temporary protected status for Somalis

Frankly, I don’t know why they still have TPS for Somalis when we have admitted over 100,000 Somalis as permanent refugees.  Tens of thousands of permanent Somali refugees are in Minnesota alone.

 

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One of those stumping for the continuation of TPS for Somalis is Jaylani Hussein, executive director of CAIR MN

 

And, you should know that in order for those here on TPS, the temporary refugees were supposed to have been in the country (usually they were here illegally) before TPS was designated for their country.   It is not an on-going opportunity for certain immigrants to get in and then say—gee I want to apply for TPS.

Here is the Minneapolis Star Tribune reporting on the hissy-fit emanating from the Somali Muslim ‘community.’

By the way, all previous administrations—Republican and Democrat—are at fault for creating this ‘crisis’ as each subsequent one extended the 18-month TPS designation over and over again.

Feds set to rule by Thursday on special status for 250 Somalis

Hundreds of Somalis who fled violence and famine in their home country could be forced to leave if the Trump administration ends a special immigration program that has allowed them to live and work here legally.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will decide by Thursday whether it will extend temporary legal protections to approximately 250 Somalis who sought refuge in the United States, including some who have been living in this country for nearly three decades. A majority of those who would be affected live in Minnesota, which is home to the nation’s largest concentration of Somali-Americans.

The special designation for Somalia was first approved by President George H.W. Bush in 1991 in response to a brutal civil war, and has since been extended 22 times under multiple presidents. Known as Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, the designation has shielded many Somalis from deportation and enabled them to build families and businesses here.

Ending the program will force those migrant families into an agonizing decision: leave the country or risk becoming illegal immigrants facing deportation. Many TPS holders are married to legal immigrants and have children who are U.S. citizens, which means some Somali families would be forced to separate if the special status is not extended.

Immigration advocates warned that many Somalis facing loss of their protected status would recede into the shadows, like the roughly 12 million immigrants in the United States illegally. Those returning to Somalia from Minnesota would face a bleak future in a country still stricken by armed conflict and a devastating drought, said immigration advocates.

“Terminating TPS would essentially be a death sentence” for Somalis forced to return, said Mustafa Jumale, co-founder of the Black Immigrant Collective, an advocacy group for black immigrants and their families, at a news conference Tuesday. “Given the option of going back to face certain violence, many would choose to become undocumented.”

It is widely expected that the Trump administration will rescind Somalia’s special status, based on the president’s past comments about Somali refugees and his increasingly hard-line stance on immigration. Shortly before the 2016 election, Trump singled out Somalis during a trip to Minnesota, saying large numbers of Somali refugees were coming in to the state without proper vetting and were spreading extremist views.

[….]

The Department of Homeland Security has already revoked temporary protected status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants from seven countries, including El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan. All of these immigrant groups were given more than a year to leave.

More here.

TPS needs to be abolished entirely because it has been abused as we can see with this case.  Once their status has been extended innumerable times, temporary migrants put down roots and then scream bloody murder that they can’t be uprooted now!


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Story about terror case piqued my interest because of Maryland and drones

Did you follow the case of Mohamed Elshinawy sentenced to 20 years for helping plan a terror attack on US soil (worked with ISIS and Muslim Brotherhood abroad)?

Elshinawy, an Egyptian, lived in Maryland as he worked with Egyptians abroad.

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Maryland terror plotter:  Mohamed Elshinawy

One part of their plans involved using drones as weapons.

I never did tell you that a guy named Mohammed (not this one!) ‘lost’ a drone on my farm over a year ago.  That is all I am going to tell you, but know that you need to all follow what is happening with drones (used for fun and for war). I do.

I spent a few minutes searching around for any information on Elshinawy’s immigration status, but again one needs a ‘secret decoder ring’ to figure out how someone, like this convicted Islamic terrorist, came to be in the US in the first place.

How are we going to assess which immigration channels to the US are flawed, if authorities never report which programs allow people like Elshinawy in to the US?

I’m going away for about ten days, so sorry that my blogging is spotty and will be absent starting Friday—no time to really dig in to this story, but wanted you to know about it.

From the Clairon Project:

FBI Reveals Explosive Details of Terror Conspiracy

The FBI just released details of what it describes as a “plan to accept money to fund a terrorist attack in the U.S. [that] was not a standalone plot—it led to the uncovering of a broader conspiracy involving an international ISIS financing network, shady shell companies, and a plan to develop weaponized drones for use by the terror group.”

The story was published after District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Mohamed Elshinawy, 33, of Edgewood, Maryland, to 20 years in prison. The plea bargain included admission of guilt to:

~conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization;

~providing and attempting to provide material support to ISIS;
terrorism financing;

~making false statements in connection with a terrorism matter.

The following is the full report from the FBI on this shocking story:

It was a counterterrorism investigation with an unusual twist—the suspect in a recent FBI Baltimore case was on the receiving end of money being transmitted into the United States from foreign terrorism operatives overseas, rather than the more common occurrence of a suspect sending money out of the U.S. to benefit a foreign terrorism group abroad.

And the money, as the suspect understood it, was to help him plan a terrorist attack on American soil.

More here.

You can read the government’s case here.

If anyone has some time to dig around in the many reports on this case and find anything about how he got to the US in the first place, send a comment with that information!  It would be much appreciated!


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“Soulmates”: Israel’s Netanyahu and Hungary’s Orban meet tomorrow in Israel

Here is an idea for Donald Trump today (the master at making Leftwing media heads explode).

Just as everyone is going crazy over Trump’s summit with Putin, he could invite Hungarian PM Viktor Orban and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House to discuss big beautiful border walls!

 

orban and Netanyahu

Haaretz calls them “soulmates.” Last year France 24 called them “spiritual brothers.”   http://www.france24.com/en/20170718-spiritual-brothers-netanyahu-orban-meet-budapest

 

I can dream, can’t I!

 

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Israel’s border wall with Egypt

 

Today Orban will be in Israel meeting with Netanyahu and the far Left publication Haaretz gives us an idea of the magnitude of the media meltdown the US press would have if an Orban/Netanyahu/Trump event was scheduled!

 

Orbán Is Coming to Israel to Meet His Soulmate Netanyahu. Here’s How He’s Taking Down Hungary’s Democracy

 

[Article begins with long discussion about how the Hungarian government thwarted the gigantic 2015 wave of migrants entering Europe possibly with intelligence help from Israel.]

The message from the government to Hungarians was that refugees meant chaos and terror. It has been the message of a political campaign ever since, a campaign that has reaped unexpected dividends for Orbán, who will be making his first official visit to Israel on Wednesday.

Not only did it help his party Fidesz to a third consecutive landslide victory in the April election. It has made Orbán, the leader of a country of 10 million, the figurehead of the wave of populist politics sweeping Europe and a cherished partner and ideological soulmate of both Benjamin Netanyahu and the Trump administration.

[….]

While constructing their own fences, Hungarian officials inspected the ones built by Israel in the West Bank and on the Egyptian border. Israeli surveillance systems were purchased as well.

But on closer inspection, the Hungarian fence is smaller and less formidable than its Israeli counterparts. Its foundations are shallow, and at some places there are holes in the soft mud where people seem to have gotten through. Serbian criminal gangs offer to swiftly cut refugees a passage through and transport them all the way to Vienna for 3,000 euros per head. But the fence has still reduced the flow down to a trickle – and the Hungarian barrier has a couple of unique features.

[….]

Hungary is proud of its tough asylum policy. It claims it “has saved Europe,” and the Orbán government is demanding that the EU reimburse it for part of the billion euros it claims to have spent on the fences and “transit camps.” But whatever the efficiency of the fence complex, it’s obviously also a prop in the government’s political campaign at home.

United by a common enemy:  George Soros!

Orban and Soros

Soros organizations have now left Hungary:   https://www.reuters.com/article/us-soros-hungary/soros-foundations-to-quit-hungary-amid-political-hostility-idUSKBN1HQ2SJ

On October 30, 2015, in his weekly radio broadcast, Orbán supplied the face. It was of a man whose agents “support everything that weakens the nation-state” – the Hungarian-born billionaire and Holocaust survivor George Soros, “who maintains and finances the European human rights activism which encourages the refugees [to reach Europe].”

[….]

Soros’ Open Society Foundations has indeed been financing some of the nongovernmental organizations working on refugee rights. But that’s only a small part of what he has been doing in Hungary and other post-communist countries. For the last three decades, the Open Society Foundations has spent around $12 billion on promoting liberal democracy through education and activism.

[….]

Even if the government never mentions his Jewishness, Jews constantly feel it’s there. But not all Jews. At least one very prominent Jew is prepared to give cover to the anti-Soros campaign – Orbán’s host this week, Netanyahu.

Netanyahu and Orbán are so close on so many policies that Netanyahu’s anti-refugee policy could have been concocted in Budapest – and not just the new border fence with Egypt (which was originally built in response to a major terror attack in August 2011 but was quickly used by Netanyahu for political purposes and an obstacle to prevent the entrance of refugees).

[….]

The relationship with Orbán is so important to Netanyahu that he was willing to give him cover, despite the barely concealed anti-Semitic nature of the Soros campaign. In July 2017, Israel’s ambassador to Hungary, Yossi Amrani, at the request of the leadership of the Hungarian Jewish community, issued a statement urging the Orbán government to drop the anti-Soros campaign.

The very next day, in an unprecedented slap down to an ambassador, Netanyahu ordered the Foreign Ministry to retract Amrani’s statement and issue a clarification saying that it was “in no way meant to delegitimize criticism of George Soros, who continuously undermines Israel’s democratically elected governments by funding organizations that defame the Jewish state and seek to deny it the right to defend itself.”

This is a huge article and worth reading (it is always useful to read far-Left media reports)  Click here for more.

Come on Donald! Let’s have a border fence pow-wow with two experts on border protection and national sovereignty!

This is the perfect time to announce another summit!


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As refugee numbers drop, resettlement contractors shrink and change focus

According to the LA Times, as paying refugee clients decline, refugee NGOs are now focusing on helping immigrants of all stripes on a longer term basis, presumably by raising private money!  Could this be a reawakening of real Christian charity?

I’m really sick of these stories.  I see them all over the country (this is the PR run-up to the President’s decision on how many refugees the US will take in FY19, a decision expected to be made public in September).

However, this story did have a few bits of information that are useful and make it worth posting.

Arrivals of refugees have hit historic lows. To stay afloat, resettlement agencies re-brand

The door to the nonprofit World Relief, tucked between a dance studio and a tutoring company on the second floor of a Garden Grove strip mall, still says “refugee resettlement services.”

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In 2015, we obtained a World Relief internal letter instructing staff to not read Ann Corcoran’s blog!   https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/former-refugee-contractor-ceo-america-needs-refugees-to-teach-us-how-to-love-one-another/

But it’s been nearly a year since a new refugee has walked through it. 

The number of refugees admitted to the U.S. since President Trump took office has dropped to its lowest level in decades. As a result, the office and dozens of other refugee resettlement operations across the country have been forced to close, shift their resources or re-brand.

One of the advances I’ve seen over the last decade is that the media now reports that the contractors*** are paid by the US taxpayers on a per refugee basis.

Nine nonprofits across the country are federally approved to resettle refugees and receive government funding for each case they handle. Until last year, each of them had an office in Southern California.

But World Relief and four others have shut down in the region, suspended operations, laid off staff or reduced their hours.

[….]

The office closed its refugee operation last July and shifted its resources to helping immigrants, which had long been a sideline of its operation.

[….]

The declines [in refugee admissions] left many agencies depleted of federal funding and struggling to survive.

Even in places where new refugees are still arriving, changes are afoot. The International Rescue Committee office in Glendale, which once resettled more than a thousand refugees each year, has received only about 100 people this year.

“The need just isn’t there in the same way anymore,” said Martin Zogg, the group’s executive director. “So we have to give people other jobs to do.”

More here.

I would like to think that the nine resettlement contractors listed below have seen the light and are raising private money and not depending on the money trees growing in Washington, DC for their charitable ‘good works,’ but my cynical side says they are just trying to stay in business until Trump is no longer President and the refugee spigot opens again.

Sorry if you are sick of me saying it, but there will be no long term change to our refugee policy and program as long as there are no changes in the law during the Trump years.

***I post these as often as I can because new readers need to know that these quasi-government groups (funded with taxpayer dollars) are also politically pushing for more immigration of all sorts in Washington—they are not simply refugee advocates.

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.


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Trump Administration is protecting child border-crossers, as Dems demand they be reunited with crooks and liars

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Seen around the world: Naive and ignorant Americans protest in New York City in June!   https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/nearly-2-000-children-have-been-separated-from-parents-at-us-border-in-six-weeks/story-gyE9i6QatYEQt6O79UJybM.html

 

You’ve probably heard snatches of information about how some of the ‘parents’ of children separated as they crossed the US border illegally were not even the parents of the children too young to speak for themselves, but only snatches because the mainstream media doesn’t want you to hear the truth.

So the White House has put out some data that you need to keep handy when discussing the issue with friends and family who are swallowing the Left’s talking points to paint the Trump Administration in the most evil terms.

I was planning to post this today anyway, but am tickled that John Binder at Breitbart had already written it up, so I only need to direct you to his story below.

Always remember readers that the Open Borders Left wants you to think the illegal border jumpers are REFUGEES. They are not! 

They would have to prove in an asylum process that they would be persecuted for things like race, religion, political persuasion etc. if returned to their home country.

Running from crime and seeking employment are not legitimate reasons to claim refugee status.

Binder at Breitbart:

Feds: 1-in-5 Illegal Aliens Crossing with Toddlers Are Criminals, a Danger

About 1-in-5 illegal alien adults crossing the United States-Mexico border with toddlers under the age of five are either criminals, not the child’s parent, or present some other danger to the child.

A new report released by the White House finds that of the 102 border crossing toddlers who were mandated by the courts to be reunited with the illegal alien adults they arrived with, 21 of the adults were found to be unfit to be reunited with the toddlers they crossed with.

This means that about 1-in-5 illegal alien adults arriving in the U.S. with toddlers are not eligible to have those children placed back in their care and custody after being separated at the border.

The White House outlined the cases of the 21 illegal alien adults who are unfit to be reunited with the toddlers they arrived with. Those cases include:

11 of the illegal aliens have criminal records:

Warrant for murder in Guatemala
Child cruelty and narcotics convictions
Suspected transnational criminal organization involvement and human trafficking
Outstanding criminal warrant in El Salvador
2 DUI convictions
Significant criminal history including assault conviction
Outstanding warrant in Florida for DUI
DUIs, assault, stolen vehicle
Robbery conviction
Wanted by El Salvador
Criminal charges including assault

7 of the illegal aliens not the parents of the toddler:

Adult said he is uncle, not father
Negative DNA match, adult indicated he is not the child’s father
Adult said she is grandmother, not mother
During DNA testing, adult disclosed she is not the child’s mother
Negative DNA match, still under investigation
Adult disclosed that she is grandmother, not the parent
Adult presented false birth certificate, still under investigation

2 of the illegal aliens present a danger to the toddler:

Before court order, adult was required to submit information and fingerprints of other adults in household where she will live with the child; background check on adult male in household shows an active warrant for aggravated criminal sexual assault of a 10-year-old female.

Child made allegations of abuse against adult

1 of the illegal aliens has a communicable disease:

Parent is being treated for communicable disease in ICE custody

More here.

Your job now is to spread this news far and wide because the mainstream media sure isn’t going to do it!


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Update: Italy allows some of the latest migrants off the ships in Sicily

Relocating the migrants would “lead down the road to hell!”

(Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis)

 

Invasion of Europe news….

This is an update of yesterday’s post about Italy telling other EU countries that they needed to step-up and take in 50 each of the 450 African and Middle Eastern migrants rescued by two Frontex vessels over the weekend.

 

Italy rescue ship

The next generation! “New Europeans” carried ashore in Siccily

 

So far now, five countries have agreed to take 50 each (mostly men): Germany, France, Malta, Spain and Portugal.  So who will get the remaining 200?

From the BBC:

Italy allows migrants to land in Sicily

Italy will allow 450 migrants who were picked up from an overcrowded boat on Saturday to disembark in Sicily.

The decision was taken after Italy said that France, Germany, Malta, Portugal and Spain had each agreed to take 50 migrants.

Malta and Italy had earlier each insisted that the other country should allow the boat to dock.

Italy’s new government has toughened its policies in an effort to stem the flow of arrivals on its shores.

Of the 450, only 57 are women and children!

So far, only women and children, 57 people in all, have been allowed to land in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo.

The migrants were rescued from a boat in the Mediterranean by two vessels of the EU’s Frontex mission, but Italy was unwilling to allow them to land at its ports.

[….]

France and Malta said on Saturday they would take 50 each, with Germany, Spain and Portugal making a similar pledge on Sunday.

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Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis

But Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis dismissed the request, saying relocating the migrants would “lead down the road to hell”.

Babis is exactly right—so what will happen with the hundreds that arrive tomorrow, the next day, the next week …..?

Libya: Once your rescue ships have picked them up, they are all yours!

And Libya restated its refusal to take in anyone from the ship.

“No, we will not accept any illegal migrants after they are rescued by rescue ships,” a coast guard spokesman told Reuters news agency.

More here.

See more about the ‘Invasion of Europe’ by clicking here.  Hillary played a huge role in creating Libya as the launch pad for the the invasion.


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Lastest migrant ships stopped by Italy, Italian PM calls on other EU countries to take them

Invasion of Europe news…..

He is calling their bluff!

Other European countries agreed just recently to share the burden with an invasion weary Italy, let’s see how many keep their word.

Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti with migrants arrives in Trapani

Some of the latest batch of African men ‘rescued’ at sea.

So far Germany, France and Malta have agreed to 50 each which means 300 (of the original 450) are still in limbo.

I was looking for any mention of where the 450 are at right now.

Let me know if you see that important bit of information.

From The Local:

France, Germany, Malta will take 50 rescued migrants each: Italian PM

Germany said Sunday it had agreed with Italy to take in 50 of the 450 migrants aboard two EU border agency vessels, matching similar pledges by France and Malta.

“France and Malta will respectively take 50 migrants each… other countries will follow very quickly,” Conte said on his Facebook page on Saturday.

A German government spokeswoman later said in a statement that “Germany and Italy have agreed that, in view of the ongoing talks on intensified bilateral cooperation on asylum policy, Germany is ready to take in 50 people”.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte confirmed the deal on Sunday, writing on Facebook that 150 of the 450 migrants had now been accepted and the rest would soon be fairly distributed among other EU countries.

 

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I put that little green dot on the map to show you roughly where Malta is south of Italy.

 

“This is the solidarity and responsibility we have always asked from Europe and now, after the results obtained at the last European Council, it is starting to become reality,” Conte said.

“Let’s continue on this path with firmness and respect for human rights.”
Italy has since Saturday requested that its EU peers take some of the migrants stranded aboard the Frontex ships off the Italian coast.

Earlier, Italy and Malta had been at loggerheads again over whose responsibility it was to offer the 450 migrants on board the two EU Frontex vessels a safe harbour.

Conte said he had spent the day in contact with his 27 EU peers, reminding them that they had agreed at their end-June summit on the need to share the burden of dealing with the migrant influx.

[….]

The migrants, like thousands of others, had set sail from Libya in a single wooden vessel which was identified early Friday while passing through waters under Malta’s jurisdiction.

Salvini turns away another ship

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini

But Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has authority over the country’s ports, on Friday refused to let them dock in the latest demonstration of his no-go stance on accepting more migrants.

Salvini insisted instead that the two Frontex vessels be instructed to “head south, to Libya or Malta”.

[….]

Salvini, who took office when Italy’s new populist government came to power on June 1st, wants to block any further migrant arrivals by boat and has banned NGO rescue ships from docking in Italian ports, accusing them of aiding human traffickers.

More here.  The article doesn’t say whether Salvini and Conte are on the same page with this latest batch of migrants.

So what happens with the next ship carrying hundreds????

Dear American readers, if you are sitting back and thinking this doesn’t involve you, think again. 

We have taken hundreds of Malta’s illegal aliens off their hands over the years ever since the Bush Administration waved a magic wand, declared the migrants “refugees,” and said that we would relieve Malta’s burden and resettle some of these men to America.

The last time I looked at the data, the Trump Administration, continuing the legally questionable practice, had taken 123 fake refugees from Malta in this fiscal year (as of May 31).  See my post here.  I’m guessing the Prez has no clue what the State Department is doing regarding Malta.

So if Malta takes 50 of this bunch, how many of those will end up in your American town?

See my Malta archive here (dozens of posts going back years). And, my ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive is here.


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White House aide fired after reportedly clashing with Stephen Miller over refugee numbers

“This is a disaster for the bureau. She is really a good ally.”

(Anonymous State Department official)

That quote above is all you need to know!  If the Deep-staters at the US State Department consider her an ally, then she needed to go.

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She reportedly butted heads with Stephen Millier

As I’ve been mentioning, this is the time of the year when Administration wrangling over refugees really begins to heat up.  That is because the President submits his determination to Congress in September in which he tells them how many refugees and from where they will come when the feds begin to admit the next batch of refugees for the next fiscal year (FY19 begins October 1).

I told you here that State Department resettlement contractors want 75,000 in the coming year. It looks like this year will barely break the 20,000 mark setting a record for the least number of refugees entering the US since the Refugee Act of 1980 was signed in to law by Jimmy Carter.***

For new readers, the contractors are paid on a per refugee head basis, so there is never any incentive for them to take a breather and agree to slow the flow.

The article at Foreign Policy says that the ousted staffer was a Trumper since the campaign days. But, then I wonder why she was so cozy with the career professional resettlers in the State Department who are working to undermine (through leaks to contractors and the media) the President’s policy on refugees.

Foreign Policy:

White House Official Who Advocated for Refugees Sacked and Escorted From Office

A senior White House official, Jennifer Arangio, was fired Thursday and escorted from her office, ending a turbulent tenure that saw her clashing with President Donald Trump’s most hard-line advisors over human rights and refugee issues, according to several current and former U.S. officials.

The officials said Arangio, a senior director for international organizations and alliances at the National Security Council, had fallen out of favor with Trump aide Stephen Miller over the number of refugees who should be allowed to enter the United States.

Jennifer Arangio

Arangio bio here:   https://www.commandcg.com/jarangio_bio.html

She had also sparred with Miller over continuing U.S. participation in international negotiations on a global migration compact, insisting that the United States could better shape international policies on migration from inside the tent.

She lost the argument, but Miller remained embittered by the rift, the officials said. When Arangio sought his endorsement for a position in the State Department, he refused to take a meeting with her.

Adding to the tension, Arangio had defended the State Department’s embattled refugee bureau amid campaigns by other top Trump aides to dismantle or defund it — efforts that were ultimately rebuffed by Congress.

“This is a disaster for the bureau,” one State Department official said. “She is really a good ally.”

The White House refused to answer questions on Arangio’s removal, which was first reported by Politico. “We don’t comment on personnel matters,” a spokesman said.

Arangio had been investigated internally a year ago for allegedly bullying a White House subordinate. But there was no indication that the issue was the reason for her dismissal.

She failed to secure the leadership of an important UN job for Trump’s pick. Because the entire international open borders Left, including our refugee contractors, were against him, I wonder did she try hard enough?

One of her duties was to promote the administration’s controversial candidate for a top international migration job. It ended in a high-profile failure. In June, United Nations members voted against appointing Ken Isaacs, the Trump administration’s handpicked candidate, to head the International Organization for Migration. [The IOM is part of the UN now, and Trump really should consider cutting funding to the pro-more-refugees-for-America organization.—ed]

The vote was seen as a sharp rebuke of the president.

Isaacs, the vice president at Christian aid organization Samaritan’s Purse, caught flak during his candidacy for past social media posts and radio interviews in which he disparaged Muslims. He denied he was anti-Islam.

More here.

***Just remember that lowering the numbers is not enough.  Once Donald Trump leaves office they will go full steam ahead to make up for ‘lost time.’   The law itself must be reformed and the first thing that must go are the resettlement contractors listed below!

Here are the big nine ‘non-profit’ organizations that monopolize all refugee resettlement in the US.

I post these as often as I can because new readers need to know that these quasi-government groups (funded with taxpayer dollars) are also politically pushing for more immigration of all sorts (legal and illegal) in Washington—they are not simply refugee advocates and babysitters.

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.


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Trump to Europeans: You are losing your culture!

I was telling a reporter just yesterday that perhaps one of Donald Trump’s greatest gifts to us is that, with his penchant for speaking his mind, he gives us permission to say what we believe in our hearts, but may fear saying.

So here he is in the UK speaking frankly to The Sun, as reported by The Hill:

 

Trump: Europe is ‘losing its culture’ because of immigration

President Trump is railing against what he described as the migration of “millions and millions of people” into Europe, declaring that the continent is “losing its culture” to refugees and asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa.

In an interview with the British tabloid The Sun published Thursday, Trump said that it is a “shame” that European leaders had allowed so many migrants to enter their countries’ borders.

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Great Falls, Mont.

“Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame,” the U.S. president told the tabloid, which his owned by conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it’s never going to be what it was and I don’t mean that in a positive way,” he continued.

Trump’s publicized comments came shortly after he arrived in the U.K. for a long-awaited trip on the heels of a tense set of meetings at the annual NATO summit in Brussels, where he delivered a blistering criticism of European allies and demanded that member nations pay more for defense.

The president’s comments during his interview with The Sun, however, highlighted Trump’s deeply held skepticism of immigration and resurfaced a line of attack that he had used often on the campaign trail – that Europe was being overrun by non-Europeans and was quickly becoming a shell of what it once was.

“I think you are losing your culture,” he told the tabloid….

The Hill reporter goes on to say, but, but, but, the numbers coming in have slowed.

I have seen that talking point everywhere. So, even if the numbers of migrants have diminished somewhat in the last two years, the damage was done when hundreds of thousands of Africans and Middle Easterners previously got in and are still there roaming around Europe!

See my ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive (which I have been adding to for years) by clicking here.

Endnote: As regular readers know, I watch CNN for a bit every morning to learn what has their panties-in-a-wad each day, and boy were they freaking out about The Sun interview, but not one word about this part of the interview—-the immigration/cultural destruction comments!


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Minnesota gubernatorial candidate says he will withdraw state from refugee program

It is a good campaign message, but in reality will get MN no where.

How quickly people forget that in the last few years three other Republican governors made a big show out of withdrawing their states from the federal program (Texas, Kansas, New Jersey) and of course they still get refugees with Texas presently being the top ‘welcoming’ state in the nation.

 

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Somali population in St. Cloud and elsewhere in MN is increasing.

 

As they did with those states, the US State Department will simply turn the whole resettlement plan for the state over to a non-profit (contractor) group to manage.  (The Tennessee case is on appeal and if by a miracle, TN wins, then that strategy could go up in flames for the feds.)

Don’t get me wrong, there are political considerations for Mr. Johnson as he is up against former governor Tim Pawlenty in the primary, it is definitely worth discussing in the campaign.  And, as governor there will be many things the state government could do to rein-in the program by reforming the state’s welfare system, etc.

Indeed, Pawlenty was a Republican establishment governor of the state during the expansion of refugee resettlement to St. Cloud and must have known what was happening.  I would say look to his campaign donors and see if he was being funded by big business (poultry!) interests looking for a steady supply of cheap labor to the St. Cloud area.  I presume Mr. Johnson has some good investigators at work to discover Pawlenty’s ties to the program while he was governor.  LOL! Any photos of Pawlenty snuggling with the Lutheran resettlement people?

Actually, I don’t mean to get into a long detailed discussion when I don’t know much about MN politics, but the bottom line is that there is not one silver ...extreme language deleted... save Minnesota.  It will take a concerted effort and lots of really hard work by dedicated individuals and groups at all political levels to turn this ship now.

And, a very important effort will be to make the issue of refugee resettlement/states rights a talking point throughout the gubernatorial campaign as a way of further educating the voters.

From KNSI radio:

CANDIDATE WOULD WORK TO END REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT

(KNSI) – Gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson says, if elected, he’ll head to Washington, DC and tell the government that Minnesota is no longer participating in the Refugee Resettlement Program.

“And just set forth the story, and say here is what we’ve done, we’ve done more than any other state by a lot and now we’re no longer interested in participating. I think the Trump administration would work with us on that.”

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Tim Pawlenty (left), an establishment Republican, is facing Jeff Johnson on right.  Readers, don’t be confused, this is not the same Jeff Johnson, city councilman, we previously reported on.

On with KNSI’s Ox in the Afternoon, the Hennepin County Commissioner says the program has greatly affected the St. Cloud area and it’s simply not working for Minnesotans.

“To suggest that this is about race or anything else, it’s not, it’s about just being realistic and saying what is this costing, and we don’t know the answer to that because the government won’t tell us.”

He says Minnesota has the highest number of refugees per capita in the country, and has taken in more secondary refugees than all other states combined.

“Minnesota has 2 percent of the nation’s population, yet 13 percent of the nation’s refugees.”

Johnson says, while immigration is governed by federal law, that doesn’t mean that we just roll over as a state any longer.

Listen to Ox’s full interview with Johnson here.

If you have a week, here is my Minnesota archive for your reading pleasure.


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Russia entertaining idea of inviting persecuted white South African farmers to relocate in Russia

We have written on this topic on many previous occasions.  The Rainbow Nation (South Africa) has been experiencing xenophobic and racist violence for years.

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The most bloody violence has been directed at the landowners who farm the land (and incidentally feed the population)!

Readers should know that the US (so far) has not invited the persecuted farmers to America, but we do admit hundreds of ‘refugees’ a year from South Africa.

We resettle Somali and other Africans that South Africa rejects.  So much for the Rainbow Nation myth!

And, by the way, I haven’t heard any clamor from the US refugee industry/contractors to add South African whites to our refugee admissions for the coming year.  Why is that?  Could it be that it doesn’t fit the meme—only people of color are persecuted, never the other way around!  Think about it! Admitting such a thing would turn the whole UN upside down!

Can you imagine the day when European whites from Sweden, the UK or France beg for asylum in the US? I can.

Smart move on Russia’s part…..

From The Citizen:

Russia is considering taking in 15 000 white farmers

A delegation of Boers recently travelled to the world’s largest country to consider taking their money and escaping from farm murders and expropriation.

The world’s largest country, Russia, which remains relatively underpopulated for its size, is reportedly considering welcoming thousands of white South African farmers into its borders to boost its agricultural industry.

 

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White crosses represent farmers killed because they are white and own land.  https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2018/03/04/white-south-africans-petition-trump-to-allow-them-to-migrate-to-us/

 

A group of about 15 000 farmers have reportedly offered their services to the country, to go and farm in the south, while investing their savings in the country and offering English lessons as well.

According to a Russian news channel, the plan is for the first 30 families to first establish themselves before more follow.

“A delegation of Boers arrived in Stavropol with a proposal to open a migration channel,” reports the channel, Rossiya 1 TV.

News footage showed the delegation being warmly welcomed.

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Farmer Adi Siebus told the Russians they were now seeing the move as a matter of life and death owing to the ongoing killings on farms from criminal attacks and the fact that South African politicians have allegedly been stirring up hatred and a “wave of violence”.

South Africa is considering changing the constitution to make expropriation of land without compensation easier.

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They said Stavropol has a great climate for farming and each family is said to be willing to bring at least R1.4 million ($100,000) with them to lease land in Russia and kick-start their farming efforts.

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Russia’s humanitarian absorption of migrant refugees is being weighed after a series of murders the South African government has been accused of encouraging, and that have made farming in South Africa the most deadly occupation in the world.

South African farm killings, where victims are typically members of the country’s white, Afrikaans-speaking minority, are often extremely brutal in nature, involving prolonged periods of torture.

See my complete South Africa archive here.


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DOJ website lists cases of immigration fraud, check it out!

Reader Cathy alerted me to this page at the US Department of Justice website.  I had never seen it before, but I will be checking it regularly from now on.

Go to the Department of Justice, here.  Then in the search window type ‘immigration fraud‘ and up pops some juicy bits of news you probably never saw in the media.

Here is a screenshot of a small portion of the page this morning:

 

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By they way, I have a category for ‘where to find information’ with 638 posts in it.  You might want to see what is available there when you have a few minutes.

This post will be archived there.


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