Although they don’t have a score for positions on the Refugee Admissions Program of the US State Department and how it too affects jobs, NumbersUSA has two areas in which they score potential 2016 Presidential candidates that give some idea of where the candidate might stand on refugee resettlement—they score on that horrible Diversity visa lottery and chain migration. See their scores here (Worker-protection immigration scorecard!) I think you will find it as fascinating as I did!
Remember readers that the nine major federal resettlement contractors all support AMNESTY, Obama’s deportation moratorium, and actively lobbied for the Senate-passed ‘Gang of Eight’ bill.
The hard Lefties like David Miliband, CEO of the largest (in financial terms) of the US refugee resettlement contractors, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), says we need to increase our refugee ceiling for the coming fiscal year from 70,000 to 80,000 (beginning Oct. 1, 2015) to help rescue the hordes of climate refugees on the march around the world.
Embrace political Islam!
To hear him tell it, climate, not Islamic terrorism, is the driver of the wars that are displacing people across the globe. That doesn’t surprise us because in 2013 Miliband said we “must embrace political Islamism.”
Not a word here either that Miliband is the first one to get the ball rolling on Syrian resettlementby asking Obama to admit 65,000 (65,000!) Syrians to the US before Obama leaves office. The vast majority, of those resettled so far, are Muslims, not the persecuted Christians!
Miliband is the former foreign secretary of the UK and brother to “Red Ed”who took a bashing along with his Labor Party in recent UK elections. Miliband’s fans include George Soros, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Samantha Power etc. (see them welcoming him to NYC here).
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A historic 52 million people are fleeing conflict worldwide, a trend that will intensify over the next two decades because of climate change, International Rescue Committee chief David Miliband said on Friday.
“One of the drivers of displacement and potential conflict over the next 10 to 20 years will be climate (change) – resource scarcity,” said Miliband, a former foreign minister of Great Britain. “Climate change is going to compound the cocktail that’s driving war and displacement.”
Miliband said there were 16 million refugees and 36 million people displaced in their own countries, typically by civil war. That is the largest number of people fleeing persecution since World War Two, he said during a Reuters Newsmaker event in New York.
“Do I think the current level is a blip or a trend?” Miliband said. “I would say it’s a trend.”
Miliband, whose relief and development agency is helping vulnerable people in 35 countries, urged the United States to raise its ceiling for resettling refugees to 80,000 from the current 70,000.
The International Rescue Committeeand the other eight resettlement contractors are paid by the head to resettle refugees so they are always urging an increase in numbers!
By the way see the Green Left herealso on the Climate refugee bandwagon. It is all about the weather and nothing to do with Islamic supremacists seeking world dominance!
How wealthy is the IRC?
I just had a look at the most recent Form 990(2013) for the IRC. It took in that year, from gifts, grants and contributions, $451,017,146 (nearly a half billion $) and $305,481,609 came from YOU! They are thus 68% taxpayer funded. Their former CEO pulled in a very handsome salary and benefits package totaling $485,321 to run a NON-PROFIT! We can assume that David Miliband didn’t move across the Atlantic for much less than that! Probably next year’s tax return will report Miliband’s compensation package. Doing well by doing good (again)!
What was even more interesting to me is the fact that they have 2 other employees who make over $300,000 a year, and 8 who make over $200,000 A YEAR! To find those numbers you have to go all the way to page 175 of a 218 page tax return! Endnote:
For more on the Climate refugee hysteria, go to our special category here. When I first started following this issue a few years ago, there was a conflict on-going about using the word “refugee” to define those displaced (supposedly) by global warming. The ‘humanitarians’ didn’t want the environmentalists mucking around with their word —refugee. I see they now must have patched things up and ‘climate refugee’ is an acceptable term!
It’s been a banner week for Refugee Resettlement Watch, but a lousy week for me to get many stories posted and for that I apologize.
The subject is exploding across the country and it keeps me hopping (so very sorry I can’t always answer all in the boatloads of e-mail I receive) fielding phone calls, and requests to speak (either in person or on radio shows).
I’m keeping a log of radio shows in hopes of one day reporting that I’ve been on a show in every state!
Grassroots activists across the country are also mobilizing and getting media attention.
Another highlight this week: The little 4 minute Youtube clip I did with SecureFreedom.orgpassed the half million mark. Who are all those people?
And, another high point this past week occurred on Wednesday (I was in DC for meetings) when we hit our busiest day ever! I think it might have been helped along by the World Net Daily story (Push back growing! by Leo Hohmann) that day which revealed that the rich Leftwing groups (refugee contractors!) had published a report outlining a strategy to shut up anyone or any town elected officials that might be resisting their plans to seed America with migrants. Here are our top three posts of the week(the Nashville Arabic story went through the roof on Wednesday). Top daily posts are in the right hand sidebar:
Regarding the Nashville schools post, don’t miss call to action, here. Here are the top ten countries from which readers arrived at RRW this past week (excluding the US) in descending order:
European Union (again, I don’t know why this is now showing up when the individual countries are listed as well)
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Or, at least in a country that follows shariah law!
That is the gist of the comments a film maker received from several young Somali men and women interviewed on the streets of “Little Mogadishu” (aka Minneapolis) recently.
Here is World Net Daily late yesterday:
On Friday a camera crew with the David Horowitz Freedom Centerreleased a video posted to Robert Spencer’s blog, Jihad Watch, in which documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz interviews Somali men and women on the streets of Cedar Riverside.
Their answers to questions about Islamic law, American law and issues of peace and freedom were revealing.
Continue reading here. They discuss their hatred for Pamela Geller in addition to extolling the virtues of following Islamic law—shariah—which of course would permit them to kill her. Then this near the end:
The interviewer asked one final question: If they had a choice, would the Somalis rather live in America or back in Somalia?
“I’d rather to live a Muslim country with my people,”the young man with the Brooklyn Nets cap said without hesitation. “I’m not Americanized. I just speak fluent (English) and I’m articulate, and I can articulate what I’m trying to say. That’s about it. But as far as that my culture and my preferences and everything, it’s still Somali, you know what I mean?”
“I would rather live in Somalia,” said the man in the sunglasses.
“For me, I think Somalia,” said the woman in the pink hijab.
For new readers:
Check out some of our earlier posts. See this one from 2011‘Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis’which describes the decades’ old ‘work’ of federal refugee resettlement contractors: Lutheran Social Service of MN, Catholic Charities and World Relief (now called ‘Arrive Ministries’)that continue to resettle Somalis in Minnesota (over 10,000 in the last ten years alone).
And, don’t miss Lutheran Social Service of MN—-doing well by doing good! (here and here).