The Contractor/Government revolving door spins again with refugee program

I told you the story a couple of years ago about how the federal contractor US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants’ (USCRI) head honcho had been Bill Clinton’s head of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the US Dept. of Health and Human Services that doles out money to contractors.    USCRI’s former VP is presently the director of ORR under Kathleen Sebelius.  Did you get that?

Now, and I am late with this news, Anne Richard a VP at one of the largest federal refugee contractors, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), has been tapped by Obama to take over from Acting Asst. Secretary for Population Refugees and Migrations David Robinson* at the US State Department  (also a funder of contractors) to be the new Asst. Secretary.  She must still be confirmed by the US Senate.

And note the door spins even more, Ms. Richard was herself a State Department employee before leaving to go to contractor IRC.   Isn’t there a law against this?  If there isn’t, there should be!

From DiploPundit:

Anne C. Richard is the Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy for the International Rescue Committee (IRC).  Prior to joining IRC in 2004, Ms. Richard was Director of the Office of Resources, Plans and Policy at the Department of State from 1999 to 2001.  From 1997 to 1999, she was Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the Peace Corps.  She has also served as a budget and policy advisor at the Department of State and as Budget Examiner at the United States Office of Management and Budget.  Ms. Richard was an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1993 to 1994 and was part of the team that created the International Crisis Group.  From 1985 to 1986, she was a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation in Germany.

George Soros, again!

I told you about the International Crisis Group, here, in 2008.   I sure wouldn’t be bragging about that affiliation, let alone being listed as a founder.  It’s George Soros and the boys (and girls including Samantha Power).  These are the hardcore globalists.  They are the Leftwing one-percenters. They don’t give a flying c*** about the human beings–the refugees–this is all about erasing borders and establishing one world government.  The refugees are just pawns in the game—and the cheap labor for the large corporations.  People like Anne Richard get to wear their humanitarian white hats while destroying American sovereignty.

NGOs like USCRI and the IRC don’t just resettle refugees they are out and about around the world mucking in other countries’ politics and you are paying for it!

It is frankly disgusting.

* Robinson is the guy who went to Tennessee this week, here.

Fun with numbers: find out how many refugees came to your town in last 5 years

Just this morning as I wrote the previous post on an Iraqi woman who beat her daughter, I had a close look at some databases at the US State Department’s Refugee Processing Center.

They have a database where you can see how many refugees and from what countries were resettled in your town.  And, I mean town!  Apparently the cities are overflowing with immigrants and the State Department is busy spreading new refugees out to even small towns.   They want to make sure you too experience the joys of multiculturalism.

Keep in mind, a refugee might be resettled in a particular town, but they are free to move after in some cases 3 months (it’s called secondary migration).   No one tracks where they go (this is America you will be reminded by open borders activists), but the problem is that, assume they are receiving treatment for TB where originally resettled, there is no way of knowing if they continue the meds after moving.

So those resettled in your town may no longer be there, or conversely they have attracted secondary migrants to come to your town and the numbers of a particular nationality are now larger.

Go here and scroll down to “Arrivals by destination city by nationality” open link to a ‘fun’ database.

This post will be archived in our ‘where to find information’ category.

Arizona: Iraqi woman arrested for beating daughter who talked to a boy

Here we go again.  Did no one tell the Iraqis they had to leave certain portions of their Muslim culture behind when they came to America?

Remember it was only last spring that another Iraqi in Arizona was sentenced to 34 years in prison for murdering his daughter because she became too westernized.

Here is the latest story from Reuters:

(Reuters) – An Iraqi woman has been arrested in Arizona accused of beating her daughter and padlocking her to a bed in outrage after she spoke to a male student at school in violation of the family’s traditional values, police said on Friday.

Yusra Farhan was taken into custody after a struggle with officers on Wednesday at a Phoenix hospital where her 19-year-old daughter was being treated for minor injuries, Phoenix police spokesman James Holmes said.

By the way, I saw another account of this arrest and struggle in which an expert on Islam said the reason she likely struggled so hard is that it is against their religion also for women to be touched by men (presumably it was male officers arresting her).  I can see it now—CAIR will swoop in and demand that all arrests of women be done by female police officers.  And, readers that is how Sharia law will creep into America.

The incident started on Tuesday, when the daughter was spotted by her father talking to a 19-year-old man at a high school parking lot in Phoenix. Police said her father became angry and took her home, striking her several times.

The mother arrived home later and admitted to hitting her daughter with her hands and a shoe, and tying her to the bed with a rope around her waist that was secured with a padlock, court records showed.

Farhan told police she hit her daughter because she “was speaking to a male subject and her Iraq culture states a female is not allowed to be having contact with males because females are not allowed to have boyfriends,” court records said.

Here is a reference to the honor killing I mentioned above:

The arrest follows another high-profile case involving an Iraqi immigrant. Last April, an Arizona judge sentenced Faleh Hassan Almaleki to 34-1/2 years in prison for murdering his daughter in what was described as an “honor killing.”

Almaleki struck and killed his 20-year-old daughter Noor with his vehicle in a Phoenix valley parking lot in 2009 for becoming too Westernized and violating what he said were Iraqi and Muslim values. He also injured her boyfriend’s mother before fleeing the scene.

Is Farhan one of thousands of Iraqi refugees resettled in Arizona in recent years?  The article doesn’t use the R-word, but the odds are pretty good that she and her family came to the US in the last few years through the Refugee Resettlement Program of the US State Department.

By the way, back in 2010 the state refugee coordinator for Arizona begged the State Department and its contractors to NOT send more Iraqis to Arizona, here.  And, you might find it interesting to see the letter to the editor in 2008 from an Iraqi teen in Tucson explaining how Iraqis aren’t prepared to live in America, here, because someone has set their expectations too high and they end up angry.

How many Iraqi refugees have been resettled in your state?

The numbers are here at the State Department’s refugee processing center.  The second link to a spreadsheet is for “Cumulative Arrivals by State for Refugee and SIV’s for Iraq.”   Click on it and find your state.

You might also go to “Arrivals by destination city” and look up your town or city and find out what nationalities came to your town through this program over the last ten years.

Want to know more about Iraqi refugees—we have written 517 posts on the subject, here since 2007.