Update August 2: Crying in Chicago too—-they want a bigger pie from Congress! If they don’t get it—staff will be cut at ‘non-profit’ refugee agencies!
I have no sympathy for the federal refugee resettlement contractors (nor any time today to address this article in the Washington Post). These quasi-government agencies*** some pretending to be motivated by Christian and Jewish charity are now running out of your cash for their good works!
Boo hoo! They say, they may have to lay off employees, provide fewer “services,” close offices and bring fewer refugees to the US in the closing two months of fiscal year 2014 because the illegal alien children crisis is devouring all of their (your) money.
Why no sympathy? Because all of these federal contractors have been lobbying for AMNESTY and the so-called Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill the Senate passed (we followed their lobbying extensively here) that is part of the lure now to the illegal alien children expecting an amnesty!
They should have all thought about legitimate refugees before they went to bed with Obama and the Gang of Eight.
From the Washington Post (hat tip: Brad):
Refugee advocates have launched a frantic campaign to urge Congress to approve President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in emergency supplemental funding to deal with the thousands of Central American children pouring into the country, because current policy risks pitting those children against existing refugees in a scrap for federal assistance.
In a move noticed by few outside refugee circles, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement in June notified Congress it was shifting $94 million from refugee services programs to those dealing with the emergency on the border. The administration’s request for emergency funding includes $1.8 billion for HHS, which would replenish the refugee funds.
Read it all. There is a lot of boo-hooing from the religious Leftwingers at Church World Service (these are the ‘crop walk’ people you may see in your communities) which has the distinction of being the catalyst for the creation of this blog!
If the contractors had done what they were supposed to do over the years (and what Congress originally promised!)—raise private funds!—they might not be in this mess!
- Church World Service (CWS)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) (secular)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC) (secular)
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) (secular)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- World Relief Corporation (WR)
Our complete archive on ‘unaccompanied minors’ goes back several years, click here for all of those posts.