The message of the Good Samaritan

 Your tax dollars:

During the recent controversy about Refugee Resettlement in Hagerstown, MD a writer to the Herald-Mail, the local newspaper, remarked that afterall the good Samaritan didn’t leave the wounded traveler on the taxpayers’ doorstep but  paid for his care from his own pocket.    That is something to remember as you begin to ask questions about the role, as government contractors, of non-profit church groups involved in Refugee Resettlement.     They will be ready and eager to make you feel quilty as hell for even asking questions; don’t be! 

 The Good Samaritan story is used very effectively here, at VDare, to illustrate one of the lucrative special deals the church groups have worked out with the federal government.    It is entitled, The Bad Samaritan: The Episcopal Migration Ministries by Thomas Allen and it outlines the little deal where the churches get a cut of any airfare loans they can collect from the refugees.  I think they call this ‘doing well by doing good ‘(or something like that!)

Somali refugee numbers

I should have reminded readers of the number of Somali refugees that have been brought into the US in the Refugee Resettlement program when I wrote the two previous posts about the Somali rape case and the brutal Somali wife beating case.  

The Refugee Resettlement program of the Federal government and the non-profit groups (volags) contracted to resettle refugees have brought 64,942 Somalis to the US from 1983-2005 according to the 2005 ORR Report  to Congress (See Appendix A).   Each of those Somalis can apply through the volags to bring others of their family to America.    This is never-ending.