Comment worth noting: Somalis take our jobs, who do we contact to stop this?

Readers, below is a comment I received from a black American living in St. Louis last night in response to yesterday’s post, here.  This is not the first time I’ve heard of this problem where refugees are competing for jobs (and housing) with other minorities.

Here is one post I wrote two years ago that mentions the role of the Congressional Black Caucus in helping to open up the African refugee program some years ago because (I presume) they were looking for more black Democratic voters.

From a reader:

This is such a scam, I respect you a lot for bringing this kind of thing to lite.

Most of all, as someone who has traditionally voted for black Democrats, and supported the black congressional caucus, I am pissed that they are the ones who push to have these Somalis brought here to America. We have this huge budget problem, and cuts in welfare, and we are PAYING to bring Somalis over to compete for the same jobs my brothers need!! And get infront of the line for affordable housing over brothers who have been waiting for years!! That is a crime, and it happens here in St.Louis. You can work your entire life, and get on hard times and try to get subsidized housing, and find it is already filled with “refugees,” I HAVE SEEN IT. I might have moved out of Wells-Goodfellow (North STL), but I don’t forget where I came from.

Black people, especially, we need to wake up to this scam. Our congressmen are organizing to KEEP US POOR with this kind of waste. EVEN IF IT WERE FUNDED 100%, and the federal government paid for extra housing and more budget for social welfare, they would STILL compete for the same jobs. And who do you think is going too get hired, a Somali willing to work for peanuts or a proud black American who knows his rights and wants a working wage?? (NOT A REAL QUESTION WE ALL KNOW THE ANSWER)

You should put up some contact info, in an obvious place, so we know how to contact to get this stuff fixed, NOW.

Who do you contact?

* The most important people for you to contact are your US Senators and your Member of Congress.  They are ultimately responsible for the funding of this program.  Unfortunately, they are such chickens—almost all of them!—on the issue of immigration.  They will just skirt this problem with the same old line:  “This is a legal immigration issue and I’m all for legal immigration.”  But they create the laws, they created this one in 1980 (Kennedy, Biden and Jimmy Carter), they can just as well reform it or repeal it.  Although surely Obama wouldn’t sign a repeal of the Refugee Resettlement Act (overloading the system is part of the plan).

* If I were you, I would also write to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and at least tell them what you think.

Here is an address, phone number and e-mail address for the CBC.

* You can also complain to the US State Department.  Write to:

Asst. Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, Anne Richard, US Dept. of State, 2201 C St. NW, Washington, DC 20520.

By the way, any letters you send to the State Department or anywhere else should be copied to your Member of Congress and your US Senators.

* In St. Louis, you might also let the Mayor know of your concerns.  Although they have no authority over the program, some Mayors have been very vocal in trying to stop the flow of refugees.

The most vocal at the present time is the Mayor of Manchester, NH who has been trying to get a temporary moratorium for his city.

* Most of the immigration control non-profit groups steer clear of the refugee program because they too are pretty squishy on it.  But, you might try contacting NumbersUSA because they have taken a stand against the Diversity Visa Lottery (another ridiculous legal immigration conduit).  And, Numbers is very concerned about the jobs problem.

If readers have other ideas about who to contact, then please send us a comment!

Three years of ORR annual reports still missing

But maybe they aren’t worth the paper they are written on!

I’m a broken record on this, but the LAW requires that the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (Dept. of Health and Human Services) prepare a report to Congress within three months of the close of the previous fiscal year.  The ORR is now breaking the law (here) by not sending reports for 2009, 2010 and 2011.   And, Congress doesn’t seem to care!  

The report tells us where the refugees are from and where they were resettled, then (supposedly) how the money is being spent on the refugee program and how the refugees are doing with such things as employment and welfare usage (among other things).

For example, go to Page 92 of the most recent report (2008 not completed until 2011) and note that the Middle Easterners and Africans are way above the average refugee in their dependence on Medicaid, food stamps and housing.  A whopping 60% of Middle Eastern refugees reported that they are on Medicaid and using food stamps.

How do they get those numbers?

If you are wondering, as I did, how they get these numbers I’m about to tell you.  Did you think that somewhere in your state’s food stamp office (for example) that they have identified who among their users are refugees or immigrants and that the state office then reports this to the feds and thus obtains a fairly accurate number of users.  No way!

There is a technical note at the conclusion of the report on page 95 that tells us how a “survey” is done by some outside consulting group to get the reported numbers.

By the way, that “conclusion” to the 2008 Report begins with these words!:

“In summary, findings from ORR’s 2008 survey indicate that refugees are facing difficulties attaining self-sufficiency.”

No kidding!  Imagine what the numbers must look like three years on with the weak recovery still weak.

Then there is the “Technical Note” (p.95) that tells us how they get this data.

They contracted to one of the many contractors around the Washington beltway whose business it is to get government contracts and spend taxpayers’ money.  This time the contractor is DB Consulting Group, Inc. (located in Maryland).  I would love to know how much they were paid to contact a TINY percentage of refugees to ask them if they were on welfare.  Here is a summary of about $93 million the DB Consulting Group got from the Dept. of Health and Human Services in recent years—shed a tear or two for the enormous amounts of your money going out to consultants.

If you’ve got some free time, good luck finding the specific grant/contract for tracking down refugees.

Now here (below) is what ORR tells us about their methodology and DB Consulting (in tiny print).

First some unnecessary history of their work for the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Technical Note: The ORR Annual Survey, with interviews conducted by DB Consulting Group, Inc. in the fall of 2008, is the 42nd in a series conducted since 1975. Until 1993, the survey was limited to Southeast Asian refugees. A random sample of refugees and entrants was selected from the ORR Refugee Arrivals Data System. ORR’s contractor, DB Consulting Group, Inc. contacted the family by a letter in English and a second letter in the refugee’s native language. If the person sampled was a child, an adult living in the same household was interviewed. Interviews were conducted by telephone in the refugee’s native language. The questionnaire and interview procedures were essentially the same between the 1981 survey and the 1992 survey, except that beginning in 1985 the sample was expanded to a five-year population consisting of refugees from Southeast Asia who had arrived over the most recent five years.   [So, why only Southeast Asians?  Check the annual report for 1985 (holy cow it was actually submitted to Congress right on time!) and see the table for refugees admitted in the previous 5 years, yes, Southeast Asians were the largest number, but we were bringing Ethiopians, Iranians, and even Romanians.  Why weren’t we surveying their progress?—ed]

Now to 2008.  Those numbers we see in the annual report are based on a TINY sample of refugees willing to be interviewed and expected to tell the truth.   Let me ask you, even as an American if someone called from some firm representing the government asking you about your welfare usage, are you going to answer?   Since 60% of Middle Easterners told DB Consulting that they are on food stamps, don’t you just wonder if that is true—the number could be much higher if many were fearful of telling the truth.

For the 2008 survey, a total of 1,309 households were successfully contacted and interviewed (an overall response rate of 50.3 percent, an increase over the 2007 survey response rate of 36.6 percent). Refugees included in the 2008 survey sample who had not yet resided in the U.S. for five years were contacted again for re-interview along with a new sample of refugees, Amerasians, and entrants who had arrived between May 1, 2007 and April 30, 2008. Of the 1,808 re-interview households (those that had been surveyed in prior surveys) in the 2008 sample, 953 were contacted and interviewed, and 39 were contacted but refused to be interviewed (a response rate of 52.7 percent for re-interview households). The remaining 855 re-interview households could not be traced in time to be interviewed. Of the 791 new sample households, 356 were contacted and interviewed, another 15 were contacted, but refused to cooperate, and the remaining 420 could not be traced in time to be interviewed even after the replacement households were used (a response rate of 45 percent for new sample households). The resulting responses were then weighted according to year of entry and ethnic category.

Do I have a math problem or does DB Consulting?  Of 855 households that couldn’t be traced, over 1000 had wrong or disconnected phone numbers. Huh?

And, I thought this was very interesting NINE of 855 had moved back to their home country?  How did they figure that out if their phones were disconnected?   What the heck!  I thought they came here to escape persecution!  Did they decide the persecution in their home country beats living in the US?

Of the 855 re-interview households that could not be traced in time to be interviewed, 1,050 had wrong or disconnected phone numbers. Three sampled persons were deceased and nine had moved back to their native countries. The corresponding households were thus treated as out of scope and excluded from the denominator in calculating the response rate. Of the 420 new interview households that could not be traced in time to be interviewed, 318 households had wrong or disconnected phone numbers. No telephone numbers could be found for the remaining households due to limited background even after the replacement households were used.  [Refugees have disappeared into America and are probably using cell phones—so no sense trying to track them?—ed]

By the way, if any of you spend the time to look through the USA Spending data base and find out how much ORR paid for DB Consulting to find a sample of less than a thousand refugees (willing to talk!) of the more than a quarter of a million refugees admitted in a 5 year period, let me know!

Endnote:  So when former Acting Asst. Secretary of State for PRM, David Robinson, went to Tennessee earlier this year and had a love-fest pow-wow with Catholic Charities and pronounced that refugees are “self-sufficient” within months, you can bet that was all B.S. because they actually have no clue what the real numbers are and thus what they are talking about.

Report: Nine Somalis deported from the US, returned to Mogadishu?

If this story is true, I am blown away!   And, if it’s true these must be some really bad dudes because we have been too wussy to deport to Somalia (and the UN would be screaming bloody murder and calling us names).

If it’s true, is the Obama Administration keeping it quiet for some reason—don’t want to scare the public about who is here among us already?

From a not well-known publication (and I searched to find this two-week-old story at a recognized media outlet but couldn’t find it):

(Medeshi )- April 16,2012 – Nine Somalis deported from the US arrived at Mogadishu airport on Monday morning . They were immediately searched thoroughly by the security forces and put under investigation .

The Somali minister of Interior , Abdisamad Mualin told VOA Somali news that “ these people that have been returned from the US will be investigated for security reasons before they are released to the city “ . The minister continued that “the nine Somalis will be investigated for any criminal records or terrorist activities before they are released into the public“ .

The reason for the deportation by the US of these nine persons who are all male is not known. Many European countries have also recently declared that they will return to Somalia those that they don’t want to stay in their countries.

Back in March we had this fishy story about how the Obama Administration was going to deport an entire Somali family as part of their campaign to generate sympathy for those who might be deported.  But, the nine supposedly deported earlier this month are all men, not a family.

Cuban refugee charged in sex crime

This is just one more crime story involving a refugee—a Cuban this time.  But, I’m posting it because we often forget that we are still admitting thousands upon thousands of so-called “refugees” from Cuba each year.  As a matter of fact, according to the 2005 Annual Report to Congress, here, in the year this guy got in, he came with 21,419 other Cubans.  All of them are here legally and are allowed to work and apply for welfare benefits.

Here is the story from Lubbock, TX:

The arrest warrant of a former Frenship ISD custodian who was charged with sexual assault confirmed his status as a Cuban national and refugee in this country.

Marcelo Salas is being held at the Lubbock County Detention Center on one count of sexual assault, two counts of assault and one count of disorderly conduct.

The arrest warrant filed by FISD Detective Rosanna Langston on April 20 briefly described Salas’ immigration status.

Rhonda Dillard, director of human resources for FISD, told Langston that Salas is a Cuban national, according to the warrant. At that point, Langston contacted Border Patrol Agent John Parum, who confirmed Salas’ nationality and added he was a refugee as of April 2005.

What do you think the odds are that he will be shipped back to Cuba?  Zip, zero, nada!

Tennessee Somali sex trafficking trial points to immigration fraud truth

And, that immigration fraud could end up causing the prosecutors to lose this case.

I haven’t seen the very latest on the trial that was supposed to wrap up yesterday, but here is an AP story from Thursday.  At least from this report it doesn’t look like a guilty verdict for at least the CHILD sex trafficking charges can hold up:

Jennifer Thompson, defense attorney for Idris Ibrahim Fahra, said Jane Doe No. 2 was a runaway who manipulated people around her and was fed information from a St. Paul police investigator.

Only when the witness got into trouble, “that’s when she plays the victim card,” Thompson argued.

She pointed out the witness, also Somali, doesn’t know her age because her birth certificate was faked. [and, the US State Department never found that out before they let her (and the men too) and thousands like them into the US!—ed]

Thompson contended Jane Doe No. 2 was “a grown-up” as old or older than the men she was having sex with.

Let me put this the way the Left would put it—Somalis come from a culture that condones lying (ie. it is not their fault, their culture makes them do it).

A reminder:  as many as 36,000 Africans (mostly Somalis) entered the US by lying about family relationships

Back in 2008 the US State Department discovered wide-spread fraud in the so-called P-3 family reunification program mostly involving Somalis.  Surprise! They lied about family connections.  Here, officials put the estimate of fraudulent entries between the years 2003 and 2008 at 36,000!

So, in fact, we don’t know who these people are who are on trial in Tennessee let alone their birth dates.

For all of our earlier posts on the Tennessee case, type “Somali sex trafficking” into our search function.

For new readers: see the sidebar where it says “top posts” and today there are 8 of 12 top posts on Somalis.  Our top post, probably of all time, is the one about how we got so many Somalis (a post with over 21,000 readers).  And, by the way, the years we permitted the largest number of Somalis to enter the US are three years following 9/11 (2004, 2005, 2006…all Bush years).