ECBO employment services: why hire a (Muslim) refugee?

Your tax dollars:

I’m going to be telling you about Ethnic Community Based Organizations (ECBO’s) just about every day from now on.   This one today is the Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee.  They previously called themselves the Somali Community Center but I bet that the name change is only superficial and for all intents and purposes they are still run by and for Somalis.

I told you about their name change here in February and surmised it was because they had a big grant fraud scam and changed their name so that when they apply for grants in the future they don’t raise red flags.    Also, by taking the word “Somali” out of the title they likely are open to receiving grants that might benefit other immigrant groups.  Looking at the site just now, it still sure looks like a site geared to Muslim immigrants and not to a broad base  of the immigrant population of Nashville.

Here is the page called “Why hire a refugee?”

The Center for Refugees & Immigrants of Tennessee can help you find good employees without a placement fee!

We have unrestricted work-authorized refugees with experience in assembly line/production, warehouses, hospitality, quality control, and professional positions.





Motivated, hard workers

Ready to learn new skills

Eager to get a job, keep it and support their families

Flexible about what shift they work

Able to work on weekends and on holidays, including

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

New Years Eve and New Years Day


Independence Day

We Provide:

Pre-employment assistance, including:

Assistance finding jobs & preparing for interviews

Orientation on expectations on the job

Post-placement assistance and support

Free English classes and/or computer classes to our clients in our office

Allow us to help you with your hiring needs.
Call Kerry Foley at 615-366-6868

So , what do you notice besides the fact that, despite the word “free,” you, the taxpayer, are paying for immigrant employment services to benefit the likes of Tysons Food and other big companies, probably including Loew’s Vanderbilt Hotel (LOL!)

The Center’s website lists the following nationalities as ones the Center helps and supports:

The agency serves Somali refugees, including newly arriving Bantu, as well as Sudanese, Ethiopian, Congolese, Burundian, Rwandan, Ugandan, Cameroonian and other refugees living in the Middle Tennessee area.

What! Are none of these other immigrants Christians?  Sure they are.   As a matter of fact, most of those countries mentioned have large Christian populations. So why does the employment notice say they are willing to work on Christian holidays and Independence Day (Muslims do not care about our most patriotic day)?   The advertisement is to help Muslims only find employment.

And, you are paying for this with your tax dollars!  This Somali Center, although it had previously been caught in grant fraud, received $434,710 in federal grants in 2007 (here).  And here they are getting $150,000 from the Office of Refugee Resettlement in 2008 and who knows how much more from other agencies of the federal government.

To find a federally-funded Somali ‘community organizing’ center near you, go here.

Keeping up with the latest refugee racket: climate change refugees

This article today on Drudge reminded me that I had meant to tell you about Refugees International’s new super-dooper Center for the Study of Climate Displacement.   This is going to be the hottest new craze in the world refugee “crisis.”  Nevermind that man has been moving due to changes in the climate throughout human history.  Just ask those Neanderthals what they thought of that pesky Ice Age.

Here is how the Reuters article begins:

ADDIS ABABA, Aug 24 (Reuters) – African leaders will ask rich nations for $67 billion per year to mitigate the impact of global warming on the world’s poorest continent, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Monday.

Ten leaders are holding talks at African Union (AU) headquarters in the Ethiopian capital to try to agree a common stance ahead of a U.N. summit on climate change in Copenhagen in December.

Experts say Africa contributes little to the pollution blamed for warming, but is likely to be hit hardest by the droughts, floods, heatwaves and rising sea levels forecast if climate change is not checked.

The draft resolution, which must still be approved by the 10 leaders, called for rich countries to pay $67 billion annually to counter the impact of global warming in Africa.

Instead of questioning this extortion project, we have groups like Refugees International playing right into it.   Mark my words, the West is going to “owe” the world either big bucks or open borders (or both!) because of  bogus global warming created, they claim,  by greedy white people.  Refugees International wants in on the bash-the-West racket and to raise funds from the “crisis.”

This is the opening paragraph of their press release published just before President Ken Bacon died recently.

Washington, DC — Refugees International announced plans to establish the Ken and Darcy Bacon Center for the Study of Climate Displacement today. The Center will use Refugees International’s successful advocacy model to work towards stronger policies and structures that meet the needs of the tens of millions of people expected to be displaced by climate change in the coming decades.

There is more here including links to climate “crisis” stories.  We told you about other climate refugee stories previously here , here and here.

You gotta hand it to them.  They have now figured out how to capitalize on two of the left’s money-raising schemes—refugees and climate change.   And, they have managed with this project to wrap into one neat package two major areas that International Leftists are aiming for—open borders and the redistribution of wealth.

Syracuse: Refugees march against racism (?)

About 200 refugees marched for “peace” and an end to racism in Syracuse, NY on Saturday.  If one were to take a quick glance at the story and didn’t know some of the background the immediate assumption one would come to is that the refugees have experienced racism in Syracuse at the hands of white Americans.  Not so. 

One has to read through the story to find near the end that the problems stem from African-Americans acting violently toward immigrants, especially against their own black brothers from Africa (although some violence goes the other way, Somalis acting violently toward American blacks), demonstrating just how casually the word ‘racism’ is used as a club.

This is the article from the Post-Standard, note the mention of the perpetrators of “racism” is many paragraphs into the story:

Syracuse, NY – Cyprien Mihigo said he often feels helpless when he sees and hears about the harassment of refugees on Syracuse’s North Side.

On Saturday, Mihigo found something he could do about it.

“Yes, peace,” he yelled.

“No violence,” hundreds of people shouted back as they walked together in a march for peace.

At least 200 people showed up at the White Branch Library, on Butternut Street, Saturday morning to show their support for peace between the new refugee residents and their neighbors on North side.


Refugees from Myanmar, Bhutan and other countries have been attacked with rocks, fists and knives in the neighborhood where they live. The attacks often go unreported by people who speak little or no English or have experienced police persecution by law enforcement officials in their homelands, Syracuse police and refugee resettlement agency officials say.


Many children marched. Some of the tension is between refugee children and African American children. Two years ago, a dispute between African refugees and other black children who ride the bus from H.W. Smith School prompted school officials to send children home on separate buses.

We have written about Syracuse here, and some time ago we told you the same thing was happening in Roanoke, VA and Moline, ILHere is more on the tension between immigrants and American blacks.

Why does this keep happening?  Because it is human nature to protect one’s territory.  We are tribal by nature and the politically correct multicultural worshipers in the refugee industry keep plunking differant cultures down in the middle of poor black neighborhoods that, not surprisingly, have their own culture!  And, I am sure the poor blacks see the refugees getting stuff (government goodies) they don’t get!

There can only be a few reasons why the resettlement agencies keep trying to mix up the races and cultures.  Either they are cheap and they want the cheapest housing they can find and a black neighborhood is a likely choice, or they are staffed by a bunch of  young naive multiculturalists experimenting with forcing love and peace on disparate cultures, or they are following the Alinsky strategy of purposefully promoting chaos to bring about change.  None of those choices speak well of the resettlement agencies.