After following the activities of the US Refugee Resettlement Agencies—the nine federal contractors largely funded by you and me (the taxpayers)—I can say with absolute certainty that this is a foolish idea.
However, I am surprised this is the first time I’m seeing anyone suggest this (publicly) because you know that the nine (six are supposedly ‘religious’ charities) would love nothing better than to be paid for taking care of hundreds of thousands of additional migrants on a per head basis!
If you are new to Frauds and Crooks and had never seen Refugee Resettlement Watch, here (below) are the nine federally-funded resettlement agencies. We had for some time heard that the Trump Administration was going to dump a couple of the CONTRACTORS, but they never did. Several of these fake non-profits are as much as 90+ per cent federally-funded.
- Church World Service (CWS)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) (secular)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC) (secular)
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) (secular)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- World Relief Corporation (WR)
Before I get to the news about this horrible idea, remember that refugees have supposedly made the case that they would be persecuted if returned to their home country. Asylum seekers on the other hand, may or may not be able to prove their case, yet this proposal pushes us one step closer to the Open Borders agitators’ primary objective to convince the naive public that anyone on the move anywhere in the world is a legitimate refugee.
By the way, the Senate’s Gang of Eight bill from several years ago, that would have given amnesty to illegal aliens, would also have given these nine contractors an expanded role (and more money!) to help the newly amnestied get signed up for their ‘services’ (aka welfare).
One step closer to a socialist dream world!
Here is Gillian Friedman’s idea at Deseret News,
Treat all migrants as refugees, she says!
Solution: Treat migrants as refugees
Razavi [Layla Razavi, policy director for the California Immigrant Policy Center ] says a solution to this problem would be to expand the U.S. Refugee Resettlement program to provide services to asylum-seekers as well as refugees. [‘Services’ of course is taxpayer-funded support! At present asylum seekers are not eligible for welfare goodies, not until they are determined to be legitimate refugees!]
A similar idea was put forth by Jodi Ziesemer, supervising attorney for the Unaccompanied Minors Program at Catholic Charities Community Services, in The Guardian in August 2018.
“Refugee resettlement agencies are well-equipped to provide support to traumatized families,” wrote Ziesemer. “Studies have shown that within a short period of time, refugees are not only able to support themselves but also more than reimburse the money they receive in support during their first few years in the U.S. through taxes and generation of income and jobs.” [Their studies are bogus!—-ed]
Razavi says in the current political climate, such a policy shift would be a challenging endeavour, as the Trump administration’s decision to reduce the number of refugees admitted to the United States has created serious funding cuts to agencies across the country.
Razavi says even so, states could play a powerful role in supporting local resettlement agencies to give them the capacity to offer such services to refugees and asylum-seekers alike. [LOL! “capacity” means money, more taxpayer money!—ed]
“This is both from a humanitarian perspective and for the benefit of American taxpayers,” said Razavi. “We’re pouring a lot of money into locking up migrants when we could actually be spending a lot less to make sure they’re getting off on the right foot to be successful here.”
You see the assumption in that last line—that they are here permanently!