Catholic Bishops and Obama officials pow-wow in Washington; press for funding of “children’s” migration

As I open every post on the USCCB (today and in the future), I will remind readers for the umpteenth time right at the top of the post! that as the largest of nine major federal refugee contractors*** the US CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ migrant program is almost exclusively funded by US taxpayer dollars (Caesar’s dollars):

98% of the Catholic Bishops refugee and migration money comes from the federal government.

Would some reporter with a national readership please report this hard truth!  Or, are you all as much afraid of them as Members of Congress are?

My frustration level goes through the roof when I see stories like this one, where author Ryan Lovelace (who has done great reporting on the topic of the ‘unaccompanied minors’) at National Review Online is wondering why and how the Bishops are working with Obama.

Other than on the issue of abortion, the US Bishops are as far left as Obama is!  Of course Obama is reaching out to them, but there is no reaching necessary!  He owns them!

Back to the USCCB’s pow-wow with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR in HHS) and the US State Department’s head honcho—Asst. Secretary of State for Population Refugees and Migration….it is all about the people they “serve” (the migrants of all stripes) with your money!

Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Eskinder Negash: Americans shouldn’t worry about the taxpayer funding for illegal aliens flooding our border!

From Breitbart (illegal migrants are all Jesus now):

The 2014 National Migration Conference (NMC), held in Washington, D.C., is about to come to a close on Thursday, July 10. The event, which clearly highlights the partnership between the Catholic Church in the United States and the U.S. government on the issue of aid for immigrants, is occurring this year at a time when the U.S. is being flooded with thousands of illegal immigrant children and teens. It is also a time when the U.S. Catholic bishops have called upon the Obama administration and Congress to protect the unaccompanied young illegals crossing the U.S. border.    [The USCCB has a CONTRACT with ORR to take care of the “children” (their clients).—ed]

The conference, hosted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS), the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLIN), and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), has been focused on advancing “the life and dignity of the human person in our work with immigrants, migrants, refugees, unaccompanied migrant children, victims of human trafficking, and other vulnerable people on the move.”

Though the conference’s program offers workshops that are undoubtedly helpful to those assisting legal immigrants to the United States, what is missing is a clear differentiation between “legal” and “illegal” immigration. In fact, in reading the program, one gets the impression that every immigrant – legal or not – could also be a “refugee.”

The program describes a conference that offers both a teaching component – sharing and applying Catholic social teaching on migration – and one for advocacy in which participants are prepared and organized “to carry the message on these migration issues both to Congress in Washington, D.C., and to constituencies and political leaders in their own communities.”

Eskinder Negash, director of the ORR (and former Vice President of USCRI, a contractor which is 99% funded by you!) said forget the US taxpayer and don’t worry about the flood of migrants at the border.

Americans, Negash said, should not be concerned with the taxpayer funding and the massive flooding of illegal immigrants.

Besides Negash revolving in the door between jobs as a government funder of grants (at ORR) and private contractor, Anne Richard (also speaking at the pow-wow this past week) who runs the State Department arm of the refugee resettlement program, also came to her government position from a contractor (IRC).  Shouldn’t there be a law prohibiting this practice?

***The contractors

 Update:  Just found another report on the pow-wow and a UN official said this:

The refugee resettlement program in the United States “is the engine of the global program,” he said, noting that the majority of refugees are resettled through networks run by the Catholic Church.


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