Trump Administration Officials: Refugee Admissions for FY2020 Could be Zero

“Refugee backers….worry that the doomsday scenario — taking numbers down to zero — could debilitate the resettlement program for years to come.”

(Politico)

 

I had planned to immediately this morning jump on the Rep. Ilhan Omar (Somali refugee) marriage scam story, but need to tell you about this breaking news first.

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Church World Service which receives millions in federal grants and contracts to place refugees in your towns and cities is crying the blues…..

 

A little background….

Every year at this time various administration agencies and the federal resettlement contractors (also called incorrectly ‘charities’) get together to plan for the coming fiscal year and how many refugees should be admitted and from where.

The State Department then in conjunction with the White House prepares the Presidential Determination that is sent to Congress in September for consultation with various committees.  However, it is the President who has the power under the Refugee Act of 1980 to set the CEILING for the coming year.

One step in the process that has now been missing for years is the “scoping meeting” which for many many years was held in May or June and it was an opportunity for the public to weigh in with views on the scope of the program.  Longtime readers of Refugee Resettlement Watch may recall that for a number of years during the Obama Administration those of us with concerns about the program swamped them with comments.

That opportunity for public comment was dropped and the Trump Administration has never revived it.  

So here we are again the annual squabble over numbers of refugees for the coming fiscal year has begun (FY20 begins on October 1, 2019).  Previously I saw that the nine federal contractors (Church World Service is one of the nine) who are paid to place the refugees are again pushing for 75,000.

Not happy with what they learned last week from the Trump team, they have leaked to Politico and surely other news outlets to vent and to stir up their minions to put pressure on Congress and the White House so they can continue to be paid to change America by changing the people.

And, get this! Heritage Foundation is on the side of more refugees rather than less!

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Controversial (Radical!) Imam Prays Before Congress; Thank Dems for Invite

When I saw the story yesterday I realized I know this guy!

I wrote about him over a year ago being arrested with CAIR’s Nihad Awad and Linda Sarsour at a Capitol Hill demonstration sponsored by our old pals at the refugee contractor Church World Service (which I happened to write about yesterday before I saw the hubbub about Omar Suleiman!).

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Three main actors parked outside Speaker Ryan’s office: top left Omar SuleimanNihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). and Linda Sarsour, bottom left.  https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2018/03/07/linda-sarsour-cairs-top-gun-nihad-awad-and-imam-suleiman-among-those-arrested-on-capitol-hill-this-week/

 

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‘Religious Charities’ Put on Usual Refugee Lobbying Day on Capitol Hill

Although the story makes it sound like the refugee industry has brought refugees to put on display in Washington as a response to the Trump Administration refugee slowdown, in reality they do this lobbying PR event every year no matter who is in the White House.

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Refugees put on display, meet the press in Washington last week.

The lobbying initiative brings in (probably at your expense since these agencies are largely taxpayer-funded) refugees who exemplify the best of the recent crop of Africans, Asians and Middle Easterners to help persuade Congress to fund even more refugees in the coming fiscal year.

Needless to say there is NEVER any counter effort at this time by immigration restriction groups who might get around the Hill with information about the cost of the program and to put out a few horror stories about refugees who came here fraudulently and became crooks and criminals.

And, NO ONE ever mentions that the religious charities are largely federally funded and dependent on a large and regular supply of ‘new Americans’ to pay their salaries and their office overhead (so they can promote their Open Borders political agenda).

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Church World Service Sets Up Hotline to Connect Illegal Aliens to Sanctuary Locations in US

And, they are doing their ‘good works’ with your money!

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Coming to a town near you thanks to Church World Service! You pay for their ‘Christian charity!’

 

This (below) is the news today that prompted me to check in with the financial doings of Church World Service (one of nine federal refugee contractors that the Trump Administration continues to support).

What I found is that their ‘take’ of your money has increased almost $20 million in just a couple of years.

In the most recent Form 990 available (filed June 30, 2017) they were awarded $68 million from the US Treasury, up from $50 million just two years earlier.

First here is the story from ReliefWeb that got my attention:

Note their continued use of the word “refugee.”

None of those crossing the US border illegally are refugees.  They won’t be refugees until they apply for and go through an asylum process and it is determined that they would be persecuted if returned home.  And, that is, if they ever show up for their asylum hearing!

New York City– Church World Service today announced the launch of the CWS Resource Call Center to connect refugee families after they are released from immigration detention with support for their onward journeys. The call center, which will be available to asylum-seekers, asylees and refugees, is an ecumenical effort that will connect callers to CWS affiliate offices, CWS member congregations, and Sanctuary Churches in the communities they are traveling to who can provide local support through housing, resource sharing and friendship.

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Doing well by doing good (on your tax dollars)! The good Reverend pulls down a compensation package of over $345,000 annually (see below) as head honcho of CWS.

CWS has partnered with a network of migrant shelters along the U.S. southern border to provide the 1-800 number to asylum seekers who are preparing to travel to a secondary destination.

“We have heard the cries of families seeking safety at the border and watched in horror as the administration has tried to deny them their legal right to seek safety.

These families should be welcomed with the compassion and generosity that is the cornerstone of American values and Christian faith. With this new call center, people of faith around the country are stepping up to welcome asylum seekers into their communities and provide the assistance they need to start over,” said CWS President & CEO Rev. John L. McCullough.

[….]

The call center will also link people interested in providing support to asylum seekers by strategically connecting them to border shelters and receiving communities. Interested supporters can contact the call center by emailing resourcecenter@cwsglobal.org.

More here and to access their hot links.

Click here to see Church World Service’s partner churches. Is yours one of them?

Some facts you need to see.

When I saw this story I first had a look at ProPublica which has a Non-Profit Explorer service so reporters and the public can ostensibly get the facts.  This is a screen shot of recent data on Church World Service.

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See the $93 million in contributions! The average citizen or lazy biased reporter is going to assume they received all of that money from generous church goers, private citizens, and private companies and charities, right!

 

Now below is what CWS and ProPublica don’t want you to see.

This is a page from the most recent Form 990 which breaks out the GOVERNMENT (taxpayer) gifts to CWS.

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Add the $68+ million in government grants to the $24+ million they raised privately and it comes to the $93 million that ProPublica wants everyone to think they raised from the generosity of good church people.

 

Now have a look at how their government grants had bumped up from two years before.

 

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Notice that their private contributions haven’t changed much except that they were a bit higher in this earlier year.

 

And, just so you know I’m telling the truth about the Reverend’s whopping salary, this is from that most recent Form 990 I linked above.

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Nice work if you can get it!  Forty hour work week=about $166 an hour.

 

Charity Navigator has CWS at about 74% federally funded while they work hard to distribute illegal border-crossers to far-flung US towns and cities.

You will never see this news in the media anywhere but here, and the unfairness of this scam should infuriate you!

question markWhat can you do?  You need to spread this news through social media and if your church denomination is one of those in bed with Church World Service, please speak up!
(If you are doing a crop walk event, then your church is aiding CWS’s political open borders agenda.)