If you are new to the refugee industry game, you may not know who David Miliband is, but the mainstream media, most recently the New York Times,sings his praises every chance they get.
Miliband, a socialist, is a former UK foreign secretary who a few years ago (after losing an election to his brother) took a gig running the financially largest of the nine federal US refugee resettlement contractors and uses his perch in Manhattan to bash the Trump Administration and mess around in British politics at the same time.
Most recently the International Rescue Committee published areport, “Disorder by Design: A Manufactured US Crisis,” that says Trump is using a made-up crisis at the border as a way make sure that the US continues to control the world.
Okay, fine you say, they can do that, they have a free speech right. But this non-profit grouplives off of nearly a half a BILLION dollars in US taxpayer money and they might legally have the right to bash the duly elected leader of America, but the unfairness of it stinks to the heavens.
On a whim, I wondered if the Trump Administration had finally done away with one of the dumbest federal giveaways I’ve run across in my research on the US Refugee Program.
It is called the ‘Ethnic Community Self-Help Grant’ program and it is supposedly to help ‘new Americans’ from certain ethnic groups to assimilate (well, integrate is the word of choice for the Open Borders Left), but in my view the program actually encourages ethnic group separation.
And besides, didn’t we hire the nine federal refugee contractors (listed here) to help the refugees get their stuff and to assimilate?
In fact, the real purpose behind the grant program is just like ACORN (remember the community organizers there!), but, in this case, to help refugees get their services (aka welfare) AND to get them engaged in “civic participation” meaning of course to get them involved in local politics and ultimately to become Democrat voters.
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.
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).
“The question isn’t what went wrong at the SPLC; it is why it took so long for the rest of the country to learn what local reporters already knew.”
(Jim Tharpe, former managing editor of the Montgomery Advertiser)
The problems at the Southern Poverty Law Center could be bigger than discomfort by staff about racism and sexism in the internal office culture says the former managing editor of the Montgomery Advertiserwho penned an op-ed in the Washington Postlast week entitled,
Something strange is going on at this civil rights institution. It must be investigated.
Editor:It is important that all of you, all fair-minded people! especially those who have been targets of the SPLC’s infamous hate lists, keep all of the unfolding news about the SPLC ‘s frauds in the public eye. Tina is Tina TchenMichelle Obama’s former chief of staff brought in by the board to help clean up the mess. She will be working to downplay information like this!
No, they are not alone, the other eight federal contractors have begun their anti-Trump chorus as the 6-month-mark in the fiscal year has been reached and they see that once again refugees (paying clients) admitted through the US Refugee Admissions Programwill be low.
Not surprisingly my alerts are filled with news stories this week about how the meany Donald Trump is causing suffering for those waiting all around the world for their ticket to your town.
But, as you may remember, the Trump Administration said the numbers for regular refugee admissions would be low because the Administration was faced with a huge and growing-daily backlog of asylum seekers at the southern border.
Asylum seekers are refugee wannabes—they say they will be persecuted if returned to their home countries and therefore have a “right” to ask to stay in America permanently.
But, this is what never made sense to me—if groups like the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Societycared so much about those waiting to get here from Africa, Asia and the Middle East who have been at least nominally screened, why are they at the border putting on media stunts to pressure us to allow illegal aliens (they call them NEW Americans) of all sorts across the border?
Of course there isn’t much to cheer about as you know tens of thousands of migrants are streaming across our southern border, most claiming they are refugees seeking asylum.
The flow that has definitely slowed is the US Refugee Admissions Programrefugees that are selected initially by the United Nations, followed by US State Department approval and resettlement by one of nine federal resettlement contractors who distribute them to most states. (One of many posts on the contractors at RRW is here.)
The work of the contractors is almost completely funded by you.
Office closures reported this week are the result of the federal slowdown in admissions (slowdown in money to the contractors) and because these resettlement offices could not find enough local financial support to keep their doors open, a fact that demonstrates one vital point:
There is not enough support by the public generally for refugee resettlement!
Before I get to the two office closures I heard about this week, one in Ohio, the other in Virginia, here is a bit of information about where we are at the 6-month-mark for FY19.
(Fiscal year 2019 runs from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.)
I have to admit I had never heard of Tina Tchen until this past week when we learned she had been brought in to try to clean up (cover up?) the misdeeds at the largest hate group in the country—the Southern Poverty Law Center. (See my story here)
So my ears perked up when I heard her name again, this time because of her involvement in helping to get charges dropped against the very privileged Jussie Smollett.
Frankly, it is special deals for special people that conservative voters won’t forget in 2020.
First thing this morning I hit the computer to see if anyone was pointing out Tina Tchen’s rising star among the Democrat elite and sure enough the intrepid Michelle Malkin posted a great piece overnight!