Refugee program costs US taxpayers $125 billion over ten years

“The costs are staggering. The costs are truly staggering!”  (Don Barnett, Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies)   I reported a few days ago on the ‘Report to Congress’ released by the US State Department as part of the consultation with Congress requirement of the Administration when determining how many refugees will be admitted […]

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society launches election year campaign

They call it…. VOTE FOR WELCOME! As a non-profit federal grantee they need to be especially careful about lobbying and getting in to electoral political activities.  See here. If the Refugee Admissions Program survives, the most important reform we need is a prohibition (in the law itself) on federal refugee contractors***, like HIAS, from political […]

Refugee arrivals picked up this month

It is what happens every year at this time. The State Department pours refugees in at a much higher rate in the final month of the fiscal year, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that, with only a couple more days to go in this month, we are above the average admission rate for the […]

Rampage at Minnesota amusement park sparked by roving Somali youths, say witnesses

I’ve been watching the news unfold for a couple of days about what happened at Valley Fair, an amusement park in Shakopee, Minnesota, not far from Minneapolis when fights broke out throughout the park—enough fights to require hundreds of police being called to clear the area. The mainstream media in Minnesota says, ho hum, nothing […]

Monday a big day for refugee contractors, expect more stories like these….

What is Monday?  It is the beginning of the federal fiscal year. It is the first day of FY19. It is the day when the writing will be on the wall for many refugee resettlement offices around the country. Why? Because in 1980 Jimmy Carter signed the Refugee Act of 1980 in to law and […]

17 more of Australia’s rejected asylum seekers on the way to your US town

Sorry Trumpsters but I gotta call it the way I see it—Trump was foolish to agree to Obama’s “dumb” deal (to move up to 1,250 illegal aliens that Australia had sent to detention camps and refused to admit to their mainland) to America as legitimate refugees. Refugees receive all sorts of welfare goodies and their […]

CIS: Why are we participating in UN refugee compact?

By all accounts (from people I politically agree with!) Trump gave a great speech at the UN yesterday. And, although we stepped back from one of two new compacts related to refugees under construction in the world body, we participate in this one.  (See here that Trump removed us from a second UN compact deliberation.) […]

Trump Administration to prioritize Africans in FY19 refugee admissions to US

For years we have been flying Africans to America and placing them in hundreds of US towns and cities, and President Trump’s State Department will continue that trend as its number one refugee admissions priority!       Frankly, as I said just yesterday if Africa doesn’t soon slow its population growth and get the […]

MN Rep Keith Ellison pushing for US to resettle 110,000 refugees beginning on Monday

Rep. Keith Ellison is among 50 or so Congressional members of the House Progressive Caucus who have submitted a Resolution in the House pushing for Trump to return to Obama’s proposed 110,000 ceiling for refugees to be admitted to the US in the coming fiscal year. The story is at the Minnesota Sun entitled: Keith […]

Daily Beast: Trump refugee admission reduction results in collateral damage to government contractors

No kidding! I have to steel myself to write AGAIN about the issue of the President’s legal right to set the annual CAP (aka ceiling) for the number of refugees to be invited to the US to become your new neighbors.  But, I know how important repetition (to the point of wanting to barf) is! […]