Parents must be “lawfully present” to apply for their kid to join them, but I would like to know how it is that someone is here legally and their kid isn’t with them already?
And, check it out! The contractor racket is on full display!
If you are a “lawfully present” parent trying to get your kid into the US as a “refugee” from El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras you have to use a contractor to fill out the paperwork.
When a contractor fills out your kid’s paperwork, the contractor is paid for its services by you (the taxpayer) and the kid becomes a full-fledged refugee and thus eligible for every welfare benefit known to mankind and on a fast track to citizenship!
From a US State Department Press Release today:
Today, the United States is announcing the official launch of an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking to the United States. This program will allow certain parents from one of these three countries who are lawfully present in the United States to request to bring their children to the United States as refugees via the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Children who are found ineligible for refugee admission but still at risk of harm may be considered for parole on a case-by-case basis. The refugee/parole program will not be a pathway for undocumented parents to bring their children to the United States. Instead, the program will provide certain vulnerable, at-risk children with an opportunity to be reunited with parents lawfully present in the United States.
Applications for this program may be initiated by a lawfully present parent in the United States.Form DS-7699 must be filed with the assistance of a designated resettlement agency that works with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration to help resettle refugees in the United States. Parents do not need to pay any fee to file this form or for assistance in completing and submitting the form, but they are expected to cover the initial costs of DNA testing to confirm claimed biological parent-child relationships. Costs of DNA testing are reimbursable under certain circumstances. [DNA testing is great, but you the taxpayer get to eat that cost too!—ed]
Form DS-7699 will not be available on the Department of State website to the general public and cannot be completed without the assistance of a Department of State-funded resettlement agency. These nearly 350 resettlement agency affiliates are located in more than 180 communities throughout the United States. Additional information about the program, as well as a list of the resettlement agency affiliates that can assist with filing the DS-7699 can be found at: http://www.wrapsnet.org/CAMProgram/tabid/420/Default.aspx
This has got to be one of the handiest documents you could have—a complete list of the contractors working in your cities!
Those initials in the left hand corner of each entry stand for the nine major contractors that control the Refugee Admissions Program and are as follows:
- Church World Service (CWS)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)***Sometimes DFMS for Domestic and Foreign Missionary Service
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- World Relief Corporation (WR)