Refugee industry advocates pinning a tiny bit of hope on Pompeo to save refugee program

….but they know the odds are not good that the Secretary of State will buck the White House on the number of refugees to be admitted to the US in the coming fiscal year.

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Will Secretary of State Pompeo go with the White House or with the embedded refugee advocates employed at the State Department?

However, as the deep-staters (and their contractor buddies***) feed news to Politico, indications are that Pompeo could at least keep the shrinking Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration at the State Department.

Here is Politico which appears to have a direct pipeline in to the refugee industry both inside and outside of government.

 

Trump’s refugee crackdown plans put Pompeo on the spot

The secretary of state may be forced to choose between his boss and his workforce.

[The workforce is the staff at the State Department that has completely bought in over the years to the notion that there are never enough refugees coming to the US.—ed]

A Trump administration debate over whether to clamp down on refugee admissions into the U.S. is forcing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to make a tough political choice between pleasing his employees — or his boss. [LOL! How about sticking with the Prez and dumping this particular group of employees!—ed]

President Donald Trump’s top diplomat could side with Trump and other anti-immigration hard-liners and agree to proposals that slash the number of refugees the United States admits and gut the State Department bureau that deals with them.

But in doing so, he could alienate many State Department employees who strongly oppose those moves, while disappointing foreign governments unhappy that the U.S. is not doing more to deal with a global migration crisis.

Pompeo’s record as a Republican congressman suggests that he will support lowering the annual cap on refugee entries to 25,000 or less, as well as a separate proposal to downgrade his department’s refugee bureau. But advocates for more liberal refugee policies are holding out hope that he might defy expectations now that he is America’s chief diplomat with a more global perspective and bureaucratic turf to protect.

One person close to Pompeo acknowledged that dynamic, saying that while the rabble-rousing Pompeo of Congress would have “no problem” backing a sharp new limit on refugee admissions, now that he’s at the State Department, “going along with a cap that low is probably tough for him.”

An administration proposal believed to be backed by Trump adviser and immigration hard-liner Stephen Miller, and set for debate among key administration officials later this week, would slash by nearly half the current cap of 45,000 refugees who can be admitted into the U.S. per year. That ceiling was itself down from a 110,000-person cap proposed during President Barack Obama’s final months in office. The reductions come as the global migration crisis is worsening, with a record 69 million people displaced, according to the United Nations.

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So much for “robust” vetting.  Iraqi refugee and cop shooter Karrar Al Khammasi 

[See my previous post—busting the Obama 110,000 refugees mythology.—-ed]

Lawmakers and advocates are hoping above all that Pompeo’s sense of pride will keep him from ceding authority over refugee issues — not to mention a big chunk of his budget — to others in the administration, such as the 32-year-old Miller.

[….]

In Congress, Pompeo supported action to ban and block funding for U.S. refugee resettlement and used rhetoric that many human rights activists consider anti-Muslim. In 2016, he co-authored a Wall Street Journal op-ed suggesting that governments should limit migration in part to preserve “their nation’s culture and character.”

Heavily vetted!  How about this Iraqi poster boy who shot a cop in Colorado just last week?

Politico:

Like Miller and other immigration hard-liners, Pompeo cast his past calls to restrict refugees as an issue of national security, even though advocates for refugees say they are the most heavily vetted group of people allowed to immigrate to the United States.

Pompeo has also worked hard to ingratiate himself with Trump and appears to prize his close relationship with the president, whose policies he has enthusiastically supported.

“Most of us see Pompeo as more of a purer Trump loyalist than Tillerson was, so I don’t think there would be any big surprises if he went along with whatever the White House wants on this,” one State Department staffer said.

Refugees as pawns for other diplomatic purposes?

The contractors have a new talking point they are pushing and that is that we need a “robust” refugee resettlement program so that we can manipulate other countries in to doing things we want them to do.

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Nezer (left), 49, is a contractor working for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and formerly for USCRI, another contractor, and Richard (right), 58, served under Obama at the Dept. of State after leaving her perch at the International Rescue Committee (another contractor dependent on refugee numbers for their federal payments).

In other words, you get to have third worlders quietly dropped off in your town so that diplomats can wheel and deal with foreign governments.

Politico continues….

“It’s a bargaining tool: We’ll take a certain number of refugees. These are the things you will do for us,” explained Melanie Nezer, a top official with HIAS, one of several organizations that helps refugees.

I have argued for years that the US Refugee Admissions Program should be about humanitarianism only and not for diplomatic power plays and fat CEO contractor salaries!

“Why give away a $3.4 billion budget account that is used to address crises but also helps State wield influence with other countries and within international organizations?” asked Anne Richard, who led the refugee bureau as an assistant secretary of state under Obama.

[….]

Activists worry that Pompeo will listen to top State Department staffers who are [Stephen] Miller allies and who control much of the refugee-related information that flows to the secretary. They include Andrew Veprek, a relatively new deputy assistant secretary in the refugee bureau, and John Zadrozny, a new member of Pompeo’s Policy Planning Staff.

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The man they love to hate!   “32-year-old Miller”

 

Former White House officials familiar with Miller’s tactics suspect he orchestrated Veprek’s and Zadrozny’s placement at the State Department to exert more influence over the administration’s immigration policies. [Duh! Of course! Elections have consequences and this is what the victorious should be doing! Trump should be doing more of it!—ed]

Neither Veprek nor Zadrozny replied to requests for comment. But State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert dismissed the notion that the pair could misguide Pompeo as “ridiculous.”

Staffers dismissed the possibility of any widespread internal State Department campaign to push Pompeo to protect the refugee program.

Much more here.

 

*** As usual here are the nine federal contractors that have been calling the shots for decades regarding the number of refugees to be admitted to the US.

I post this list nearly every day for the benefit of new readers….

Numbers matter because they are paid on a per refugee head basis!

Another low year, perhaps lower than this year’s 20,000 plus year, could completely blow to smithereens the budget of one or more of these federal contractors which are demanding a cap of 75,000. (Obama had a cap LOWER than that in 3 consecutive years, see here.)

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees into your towns and cities and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)! 

From most recent accounting, here.


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Sick of the media screwing with the facts! Obama’s 110,000 refugees myth!

Everywhere I look, the lazy Leftwing media tell us that Trump refugee admission numbers are low (yes! they are), and they draw a comparison to Obama’s last refugee cap (110,000) that he proposed in September of 2016 just months before leaving office.

Never once in his previous 7 years did he propose a ceiling (a cap!) that high and he came no where near that number of refugees admitted.

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Was it all for show and for dumb reporters who would henceforth compare refugee admission numbers to the mythical 110,000? Or perhaps he was laying the groundwork for a big refugee push if Hillary had won the White House?

Here are the facts about the ceiling proposed in a couple of Bush years and then the Obama years from the Refugee Processing Center (Wrapsnet), the official State Department data collection site.

Notice that the ‘ceiling’ Obama set in September of 2016 (110,000) is left blank.  Trump came in to office in January 2017 and lowered it to 50,000.  It is not clear to me why the space is left blank, but it is.

Then look at the column “to the US.” That is the actual number ultimately admitted.

See that Obama came no where close to his own much lower ceilings in FY11 and FY12.  And, his other ceilings were way below 110,000.

So how about the media shut up about the 110,000 Obama year. 

 

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Trump Administration wants to end special UN agency just for Palestinian so-called “refugees”

“It is important to have an honest and sincere effort to disrupt UNRWA”

(Jared Kushner)

 

And, doing so would save the US a whole heck of a lot of money! (See chart below)

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Jared Kushner and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley have a tough job ahead! It is worth the fight!

I’ve written about the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) over the years. It was specially set up in 1949 to care for the Palestinians displaced from what became the state of Israel.

However, unlike every other refugee situation under the UN umbrella, these ‘refugees’ are never permanently resettled and serve only one purpose—they perpetuate the Middle East hatred of Israel.

If they were legitimate refugees they should have long ago been taken care of by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

In fact, as you read this, the key thing you need to remember is that NO Muslim country wants to permanently resettle Palestinians and the UN never pressures those countries to take in their co-religionists as permanent citizens.

The other Muslim countries are perfectly happy to let the angry Palestinians create generation after generation of so-called ‘refugees’ on Israel’s border.

Here is just one of many stories about this administration’s push to abolish UNRWA.

Kushner Calls for Quashing UNRWA, Resettling Palestinian Refugees

(Don’t panic, they aren’t talking about resettling them here.  We take very few Palestinians as refugees to the US.)

Jared Kushner, Mideast adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, called for a “sincere effort to disrupt” the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees and look to resettle them in current host countries, internal emails obtained by Foreign Policy Magazine show.

“It is important to have an honest and sincere effort to disrupt UNRWA,” Kushner reportedly wrote in emails in January, according to the Aug. 3 report. The emails were addressed to a number of senior government officials, including Trump’s Middle East peace envoy, Jason Greenblatt. “This [agency] perpetuates a status quo, is corrupt, inefficient and doesn’t help peace,” he reportedly wrote.

Kushner has been tasked with brokering a peace deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. FP reported that both American and Palestinian officials have painted the push to undercut UNRWA as part of a Trump administration effort to strip Palestinian refugees of their status. The move could tip the balance of peace talks in Israel’s favor by removing the issue of Palestinians’ “right of return,” which Israel has rejected.

Of course Israel rejects the “right of return”, they would have no country as the masses of Palestinians would take it over completely. And, besides, are we going to demand a right of return for all Jews and Christians driven out of most of the Middle East and North Africa?

The Palestinian refugee population stands at around 5 million, with nearly one-third living in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank, and Gaza. Over 174,000 Palestinian refugees currently live in Lebanon in 12 camps and gatherings.

[….]

While the U.S. was a key supporter of UNRWA since its establishment in 1949, the Trump administration took a drastic measure in January to cut funding to the agency.

The United States announced that it would contribute just $60 million in 2018, down from about $360 million last year.

More here.

I hope Trump succeeds in killing UNRWA!

Notice that only one rich Muslim country gives any significant amount of money to maintain the Palestinians as refugees.

Perhaps as we write this, the Trump Administration is lobbying other western countries to pull their funding too!

 

UNRWA budget

 


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St. Cloud “woman” crashes car into ice cream store

Reader Linda said, get out the “secret decoder ring” as once again the media fails to mention a key fact in this story.

However, the video says it all….

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Somalis gather at the crash scene (screenshot).

 

I’m posting this because once in a while we have to chuckle and because I can’t tell you the number of times over the years I’ve heard news like this.

How on earth are they getting drivers’ licenses? Does she even have insurance?

From WJON.   Only the driver was hurt, but the report says she refused treatment.

St. Cloud Woman Crashes into Cold Spring Dairy Queen

If you are new to RRW, the ‘secret decoder ring’ refers to something Ann Coulter said—the police and the media will rarely tell the public the nationality and immigration status of someone who is in trouble with the law leaving readers to guess based on their names.

Headlines often say simply the name of the location and the word “man”….here we have St. Cloud “woman.”

Interesting that that was not the case in the Iraqi shoots policeman in the head.  All sorts of media outlets are now reporting that the shooter is a refugee.

By the way, virtually all Somalis in the US came as refugees or family members of refugees.

This post is filed in my ‘Laugh of the day’ category.


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EU Unable to Neutralize US Sanctions against Iran

"Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." — US President Donald J. Trump. "The EU is demanding that its largest corporations risk the entire cake for a few more crumbs." — Samuel Jackisch, Brussels correspondent


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Yazidi Slavery, Child Trafficking, Death Threats to Journalists: Should Turkey Remain in NATO?

Yazidis are still being enslaved and sold by ISIS, with Turkish involvement, while the life of the journalist who exposed the crime is threatened. Reuniting the kidnapped Yazidis with their families and bringing the perpetrators to justice should be a


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Female Jihadists Are A Growing Problem. Invisible Martyrs Explains Why

Only one person could have written this book. Thankfully, she did. The first Muslim woman and the first American Muslim to join the U.S. government Counter-Terrorism Center, Farhana Qazi, a Pakistani-American counterterrorism expert and policy analyst,


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Amazon Selling “Make Israel Palestine Again” T-Shirts

Amazon.com is selling T-shirts that say "Make Israel Palestine Again," a not so subtle endorsement of ending the State of Israel. The shirts are listed as "In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com." This stands in contrast with some merchandise Amazon


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“Be Cursed Forever”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, January 2018

Gatestone Institute The Slaughter of Christians in Egypt Three masked gunmen targeted and killed Bassem Attallah, a Christian man, 27, after identifying him as a Christian by the cross tattoo on his wrist.  According to his older brother, Osama, 38, the siblings and a Muslim colleague, Muhammad, were walking home after work when three armed […]

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Germany frets, Soros lurks, as Spanish Socialists welcome African migrants

Reports at Deutsche Welle and Breitbart yesterday confirm that Germany (and Mama Merkel) are clearly worried about the surge in migrants being admitted to Spain.

 

Spanis wall

Spain here we come!

 

Here is some of Breitbart’s account of what has happened in the wake of Italian citizens awakening to the real possibility of a continued and irreversible invasion from Africa.

Germany Considers New Border Controls After Surge of Migrants Invited by Socialist Spain

Germany has indicated that it may introduce controls along its borders with France and Switzerland after the Socialist-led Spanish government accepted thousands of migrants, with Germany fearing a fresh migrant wave.

German Secretary of State for Migration Helmut Teichmann said that the federal interior ministry is concerned by the number of migrants arriving in Spain, saying: “We fear that many migrants could make their way to France, the Benelux countries and Germany.”

More than 22,800 migrants have arrived on Spain’s shores from North Africa travelling along the western Mediterranean route since January — up 350 percent on last year.

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Conversely, the number of migrants to Italy from North Africa via the central Mediterranean route has declined by 80 percent, after the populist government imposed a policy of refusing to disembark migrant boats on Italy’s shores.

Spain’s conservative government collapsed in June resulting in the Socialists taking power which quickly offered to take the migrant boats turned away by Italy, with Spanish police sources indicating that at least 50,000 sub-Saharan Africans are in Morocco waiting to head to Spain.

The new far-left government has vowed to dismantle razorwire fencing along the borders between its North African enclaves Ceuta and Melilla and Morocco, leaving them vulnerable to uncontrolled mass migration. Once a migrant steps foot on Spanish territory, they have technically entered the European Union and are free to claim asylum and move unrestricted across the Schengen Free Movement zone.

More here.

Go here for my complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive.

I can’t say it too strongly—-follow what is happening in Europe as a harbinger of what we have ahead of us if our President doesn’t get immigration—illegal AND legal—under control by 2020!


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Refugee contractors putting the squeeze on Potus, you need to squeeze back

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Protesters eager for more refugees demonstrate against President Trump

 

I know, I know, you are probably getting sick of hearing from me on the issue of the upcoming Presidential Determination on the number of refugees to be admitted to the US in Fiscal Year 2019 which begins on October first—less than 2 months from now.

But, I must keep talking about it because the Open Borders Left and especially the nine federal refugee resettlement contractors are lobbying day and night to pressure the Prez into going back to the levels they enjoyed during the Obama presidency.

They are in desperation mode!

In fact, if the levels don’t pick up for some of the nine contractors*** one or more could go belly-up financially in the coming year since they receive much of their federal boodle on a per refugee head basis.

Reader Joanne sent us this appeal from the International Institute of New England and I’m posting it here as a screenshot so you know what they are telling their groupies to do.  The International Institute is a subcontractor of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (the same contractor I mentioned in my post from Bowling Green, KY the other day).

You need to take a few minutes and tell your elected officials what you believe should be done right now.

I’m not giving you a script as they do because any Congressional staff worth its salt will recognize an astro-turf campaign. They obviously don’t think their people are smart enough to write a few sentences on their own.

Tell your elected officials what you think (and the President too) in polite terms. In fact if you see them in person during the August recess, tell them in person!

I like the idea of putting the whole program on hold (there is NO legal requirement to take a single refugee) until Congress gets off the dime and reforms the entire US Refugee Admissions Program which includes getting the UN out of our refugee-selecting business!  But, please tell them what you think in your own words!

Here is what the contractors are telling their followers to do:

 

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By the way, the cap is not a goal, it is merely a ceiling the administration can’t go over without consulting Congress, but the contractors want you to think it is a “goal.”

I know you probably think it’s a waste of time to tell members of Congress what you think, but please take a few minutes otherwise they will say they never heard a word from anyone looking to reduce numbers or reform the program.

And, of course, and more importantly, be sure to tell the President what you think he should do.

White House contact information is in the right hand column here at RRW.

 

*** These (below) are the nine federal resettlement contractors which are largely paid for their ‘humanitarian’ work by you, the US taxpayer.

As the numbers of incoming refugees decline so too does their income (they are paid by the refugee head!).  A continued reduction in the number of incoming refugees could cause one or more of these supposed non-profits to go under due to poor budgetary management—they never planned for a rainy day when federal bucks might dry up!

Another low year, perhaps lower than this year’s 20,000 plus year, could completely blow to smithereens the budget of one or more of these federal contractors which are demanding a cap of 75,000.

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees into your towns and cities and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)! 

From most recent accounting, here.


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Colorado Springs: Is Iraqi who shot police officer in the head a refugee?

Here we go again, another violent crime and no one seems to know if the alleged perpetrator is a refugee, or if he is here through some other legal immigration program?

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Iraqi Karrar Al Khammasi

The story in The Gazette (and on Fox News this morning) reminded me that Colorado Springs has the distinction of being the location where five Iraqis who supposedly ‘helped’ our troops in Iraq were arrested in 2011 (several were ultimately convicted) for brutally raping a local woman.

Frankly, authorities do know what sort of visa the latest Iraqi arrested Thursday used to get here, they just don’t want the public to know!

Here we go again!

Secret decoder ring needed to figure out his immigration status!

 

From The Gazette:

A man accused of shooting a Colorado Springs police officer in the head in a shootout early Thursday while free on bond was known to immigration enforcement officials, yet evaded deportation despite a string of crimes, court records show.

Why Karrar Al Khammasi wasn’t deported was among the questions left unanswered Friday as his bond was revoked. Cem Duzel, the officer he is accused of shooting, remained hospitalized in critical condition.

The 31-year-old Iraqi immigrant appears to have lived in the Pikes Peak region for at least five years, and he had at least nine contacts with police in that time, according to court records.

Whether his guilty plea should have triggered deportation depends on a variety of factors. But his conviction raised the question as to why he was allowed to remain in the United States, said David Simmons, a Denver immigration attorney of more than 30 years and a former adjunct professor at the University of Denver.

Some forms of trespass are considered crimes of moral turpitude — which can lead to deportation — and others are not, Simmons said.

The consequences of such a conviction also could vary, depending on how long he had been in the country, or the nature of the circumstances that brought him here.

Some Iraqis living in the U.S. came as refugees who assisted the government or who fled persecution. But those refugees sometimes evade deportation because of chaos in their home country, or threats to their lives upon their return.

So because Iraq is a hellhole we must tolerate criminals among us?

It is unknown whether those things factored into Al Khammasi’s immigration here, and the type of visa Al Khammasi used to enter the United States wasn’t clear. [They know, they just don’t want to tell us!—-ed]

El Paso County sheriff’s spokesman Jacqueline Kirby said Al Khammasi was an Iraqi citizen who was born in Iraq. She had previously said Al Khammasi was a refugee, but she later said she was mistaken, and that she wasn’t certain of his immigration status.

The last five years of Al Khammasi’s life have been marked by several run-ins with the law.

More here.

Was he a special refugee known as a Special Immigrant Visa holder who supposedly helped us in Iraq like the convicted Colorado Springs rapists?

If you are new to RRW, see my post in 2017 where I listed some refugee terrorists and violent criminals which included a link to the Colorado rapist story.  And, for really ambitious readers, see my ‘Crimes’ category which now archives over 2,000 posts.

And, one more thing….if you didn’t know, the refugee resettlement contractors I’m always talking about also get paid to place SIVs.


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Have you no shame John McCullough?

Who is the Reverand McCullough?

He is the handsomely compensated CEO of Church World Service and here, The Hill, gives him a platform to play the Christian guilt card on members of Congress and their foolish naive staff people who will read this op-ed and say—yes, of course we must admit 75,000 third worlders to American towns and cities and shroud the whole process in secrecy!

 

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Here is McCullough being arrested outside the White House during the Obama Administration while protesting on behalf of illegal alien rights.  You, the American taxpayer, pay 74% of his salary!

 

I know a good bit about CWS because it is the federal refugee resettlement contractor that came to Washington County, Maryland in 2007 and because of the activities of its subcontractor, Virginia Council of Churches, you are now reading Refugee Resettlement Watch!

You can read McCullough’s piece on your own.

It is the same old s**t with no mention of the fact that Church World Service’s entire budget rests on whether the resettled numbers in FY 19 are high or low because CWS is paid on a refugee per head basis for its ‘charitable’ Christian good works!

You know what I think a real Christian leader would do—he would go to the third world, risk his own safety, and help people there!

McCullough:

Lowering the refugee ceiling would be an abandonment of American leadership

No surprise that The Hill gives McCullough a platform while having turned down writers who espouse a differing point of view on the subject.

Tomorrow I’ll call The Hill and see if they turn me down too!

Here is a page from Church World Service’s most recent Form 990:

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Circled in red is the Reverend’s direct compensation and the last column is related income from the organization or other related organizations.  Just so you know a member of Congress makes an annual salary of $174,000!

 

And see here at Charity Navigator that they are 74% government funded!

CWS funding

From Charity Navigator:  https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=7685

 

As I have said repeatedly, until the federal contractors (acting as political community organizers)*** are removed from the process there will be no real reform of how the US resettles refugees.

 

***Here are the nine federal contractors and the percentage of their federally funded income from last year.  You can see that CWS is now receiving a greater share of their income from you this year than last.

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees into your towns and cities and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)! 

From most recent accounting, here.

 

 


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