When I saw this article entitled, ‘Sponsor a refugee family for holiday giving,’ I thought to myself, that’s nice they are asking Catholics to give Christmas (oops! “holiday”) gifts to refugees by “sponsoring” a family. Of course, I immediately thought why don’t they ask churches, groups and individuals to sponsor a family for a year!
Then half way down the gushy piece comes this section of the article filled with the usual misinformation about who really is paying for refugees—YOU!
And, get this! Catholic Charities of Louisville has an indoctrination program that is going national in 2014—You will likely be paying them through federal grants to “educate” your kids too!
From the Examiner.com (emphasis mine):
So who brings these refugees to the United States and who financially supports them? Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) is one of the local affiliates of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, under newly-elected president Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, which assists in the resettlement process. As a branch of Catholic Charities, MRS has resettled approximately one-third of all refugees entering the United States, totaling over 10,000 refugees since 1975. [They are surely missing some zeros because the US has now taken in well over a million refugees—ed] Out of the 120 organizations run by Catholic Charities, MRS now ranks five. Funding of the program comes primarily from the federal government and the Archdiocese of Louisville. [Very little from private funding as you will see below —ed] From October 2012 thru September 2013, MRS has resettled over 1000 refugees in Louisville neighborhoods coming from over 20 countries. The top five nationalities are Burmese, Somalia, Iraq, Bhutan and Cuba.
MRS assists with various programs to help refugees reach the goal of self-sufficiency within six months. In addition to providing basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, furnishings and transportation, all refugees attend English classes and cultural orientation programs, receive medical services, and are assisted with job search and placement. According to Chris Clements, Community Resource Developer, “87% percent of refugees have reached self-sufficiency status within a six-month period since October 2013.” [No way! They are not self-sufficient if they get subsidized housing and food stamps, and there is no way 87% are not on one or both of those welfare programs—ed] Many refugees who had professional jobs in their own countries begin with entry-level jobs here and work their way up. “They are happy to be here and willing to work,” noted Clements. Catholic Charities have assisted by hiring some refugees. “About 40% are former refugees. [Of course that helps CC’s employment statistics!—ed] They know what it’s like and can identify with them.” Many have opened stores and restaurants, adding to the diversity and ethnic possibilities within the community [With micro-loans funded by the feds with your money!—ed] Louisville is a welcoming place for refugees by offering a medium-size city, affordable cost of living, lower crime rate, better employment opportunities, English programs in public schools, and bus transportation.
Propaganda campaign coming to your school next year!
To heighten awareness about refugees and transitions they encounter, Catholic Charities of Louisville and local educators developed a program that will be introduced on a national level for other agencies in Washington, DC in July 2014. This curriculum guide, Seeking Refuge: Forced to Flee, takes participants into a simulated refugee camp by navigating thru a series of stations, encountering communication, medical and legal barriers. The program was initiated in various schools and parishes for the past 10 years, and its success has multiplied each year.
In building awareness about the plight of refugees, word will hopefully spread that these families arrive here with only a few of their personal belongings….
So, every child will be guilt-tripped into never again questioning why we are doing this—importing third world poverty into America while we have our own poor and needy people.
Have a look at Catholic Charities of Louisville’s latest Form 990.
They took in $13,179,017. (page 9)
They received $11,349,920 from GOVERNMENT GRANTS. 86% of their funding comes from TAXPAYERS!
$773,162 came from related organizations (probably the US Conference of Catholic Bishops as pass-through from the federal government too!).
That leaves $1,055,935 from all other contributions. Only 8% of their funding is from presumably private sources.
They couldn’t exist without your money.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for the ACLU to raise a question of the separation of church and state because CC and the ACLU are on the same political team.