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 contractorChurch World Service(which I happened to write about yesterday before I saw the hubbub about Omar Suleiman!).
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.
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). Continue reading “'Religious Charities' Put on Usual Refugee Lobbying Day on Capitol Hill”→
And, they are doing their ‘good works’ with your money!
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 themost recent Form 990available (filed June 30, 2017) they were awarded $68 million from the US Treasury, up from $50 million just two years earlier.
First hereis 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
More hereand to access their hot links. Click hereto 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 Explorerservice so reporters and the public can ostensibly get the facts. This is a screen shot of recent data on Church World Service.
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.
Now have a look at how their government grants had bumped up from two years before.
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.
Charity Navigatorhas 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!
What 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.)