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Day: July 22, 2015
Twin Falls, Idaho: College board (supporting refugee resettlement) limits free speech at recent meeting
News from a “Pocket of Resistance” to more federal government colonization of towns throughout America…..
Here is the latest from MagicValley.com *** the publication that sent a threatening letter to RRW and editorialized against us recently.
One of the favorite techniques used to tamp down resistance to refugee resettlement was apparently on display at a recent Board meeting of the College of Southern Idaho (which houses and supports a refugee resettlement contractor). They don’t want to hear the opposition, so they come up with methods to silence speech.
From local reporter, Julie Wootton, here is how the story begins. But be sure to read the whole thing because this publication wants to be sure you visit them to see their paid ads and so forth (emphasis is mine):
TWIN FALLS • A crowd showed up Monday to a College of Southern Idaho meeting to voice opinions about the Refugee Center program.
It’s the third month community members have come in droves to a board of trustees meeting.
Board chairman Karl Kleinkopf told the crowd of more than 50 people that it’s board policy that those who have spoken within the last six months would be moved to the end of the list of speakers.
He set a time cap of 30 minutes for the public forum due to the “tremendous amount of new business.” This is the first time the board has set a time limit for a public forum.
One commenter who did get to speak was Terry Edwards who said the program is costly, secretive and puts the community at risk. That about says it!
Note to ‘Pockets,’ you don’t have to always play in their sandbox!
Go on the offense! Why not call for a public meeting and invite all the players! Invite the US State Department, the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (in HHS), the major federal resettlement contractors (and their subcontractors) operating in Boise and Twin Falls, and the Idaho Office of Refugees/Jannus Inc. .
Don’t forget to include elected officials at the city and state level who support the program, ask them to come to a public forum in order to answer the many questions citizens have. Maybe CSI would offer a free auditorium for the evening because surely they would like all the facts reported to the public. Surely, the elected officials and ‘stakeholders’ have nothing to hide!
Ask those who advocate bringing more UN-chosen refugees to Idaho to answer all of the public’s questions about how the program is run, who is coming to Idaho, what industries are seeking cheap immigrant labor, what will the resettlement cost be to local and state taxpayers, how are the refugees screened (for health problems and security concerns), what might the impact be on housing for Idaho’s own poor and disabled people, what will the impact be on the local health department, how many children are now going into the school system and how many are projected for the future, etc.
Let those who support the program make their case IN PUBLIC. But, organizers, be sure that all questions are asked and answered if it takes all night!
This post is filed in our new “Pockets of Resistance” category to inform those of you forming ‘pockets’ where you live of what others are doing!
We first heard that phrase— pockets of resistance—(coined by the federal government to refer to us who want transparency!) at an Office or Refugee Resettlement meeting in Lancaster, PA in June 2013, here. It is the same meeting where we heard that the “NEW Americans” are “seedlings” being purposefully planted in the “soil” of your communities.
Click here for our Twin Falls, Idaho archive.
Obama's illegal 'refugee' resettlement program for Central American 'children' up and running
The Obama Administration is writing refugee law with its new Central American Minors “refugee” resettlement plan. And, apparently Congress is unwilling to defend its power under the Constitution. So what else is new!
This so-called Central American Minors Refugee/Parole Program (known as CAM) has simply rewritten the definition of the word refugee. Legitimate refugees are by international law and US law supposed to be able to prove they have been persecuted for one of several reasons—religion, political view, membership in certain groups, and race.
People looking to improve their economic condition are not refugees! See my earlier post here for more.
This is a good article at Newsday, focused mostly on the NY, Long Island area but it gives us some useful updated information. Thanks to reader Chris for sending it.
There is also a map which shows where the tens of thousands of ‘children’ (mostly teenage boys) were distributed around the US in the last year or so.
Ostensibly the program is meant to stem the illegal invasion of the border, but it isn’t. It is really, in my view, meant to expand the definition of ‘refugees’ and eventually, I predict, it will be available to other poor people in other third world hellholes way beyond Central America.
I’ve snipped just a small amount of the article, but there is much more so please read the whole thing!
Hundreds of Central American children are seeking to come to Long Island and other parts of the nation on a new path carved by President Barack Obama for minors “at risk of harm” in their home countries, according to a federal agency and a local resettlement group.
Children from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala who prove they are fleeing danger will be placed on flights to airports where their parents will meet them. The number coming will be limited by the program’s rules, as well as yearly quotas for refugees from Latin America and the Caribbean, officials said.
Refugee contractors monopolize the program!
In this next section we get further evidence that this program is also a boon to our usual cabal of ‘non-profit’ resettlement contractors because they are PAID to process the children. One is not even permitted to use other help to process in one’s children, applications must go through groups like Catholic Charities!
As of June, about 200 petitions had been filed under the new initiative by immigrants seeking to legally bring their children to Long Island — mostly from El Salvador — and another 200 were waiting to file their requests, said Carmen Maquilon, immigrant refugee services director at Catholic Charities in Amityville. The nonprofit is the only group authorized in Nassau and Suffolk counties to file those requests for admission as refugees or immigration parole recipients with the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
The U.S. Department of State, which administers the new program for minors, reported receiving 1,385 individual applications from throughout the United States as of June 8 — 1,139 for children in El Salvador, 21 for children in Guatemala and 225 for children in Honduras. The agency did not say how many of the applications were from New York.
So much for help from Congress!
U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), whose district includes communities where many immigrants’ kids have resettled, said he is not opposed to the refugee program.
Back in 2013, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (one of nine federal resettlement contractors) sent a delegation to Central America and returned to write a report that predicted that 60,000 unaccompanied alien children would flood our southern border in 2014. They hit the number almost exactly on the head. I’ve wondered ever since if they were good guessers or if they actually went to Central America and LIT THE FUSE on the invasion. Here is one post where I mention my theory. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if some investigative reporter dug into what happened on that Bishops’ trip in 2013!
By the way, the Catholic Charities office mentioned in the Newsday article is a subcontractor of the USCCB.
All of our posts on the illegal alien ‘children’ going back many years, are archived with the phrase ‘unaccompanied minors.‘ Today, I primarily use the phrase ‘unaccompanied alien children.’