HIAS is the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, one of nine major federal refugee resettlement contractors*** working for the US State Department.
Their goal at the rally is to push for 75,000 refugees in the FY18 Presidential “determination” Trump will be submitting to Congress at about that time. I don’t know what good a little rally will do, since I suspect the Trump Administration is close to choosing the CEILING number already.
This time last year, groups, including HIAS, were pushing Obama to set a CEILING of 200,000, so they must be figuring the very best they can get to maintain their payments from you (the taxpayers), and not see their budgets go to hell, is 75,000. Anywhere from 50,000 to 75,000 would help them weather the Trump Admin.
(For perspective, know that 75,000 is at least 10,000 HIGHER than the average for the last ten years.)
FY18 determination should be zero!
Before I get to the details of the rally, know that I believe the only way the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) will ever be reformed is for Trump to come in with a determination of ZERO for FY18 and tell Congress to trash or reform the whole program.
Nothing will get Congress off their butts otherwise!
If Trump comes in with 50,000 (as rumored), nothing will ever change.
Here is what HIAS is sending to its supporters (hat tip: Cathy):
Just wanted to let you know HIAS is planning a rally on Sept. 14 in support of the U.S. welcoming more refugees.
Per the Facebook event:
Join HIAS for a timely public action by the U.S. Capitol (exact location to be announced), where we will:
· Urge our leaders to bring at least 75,000 refugees to the US next year
· Tell refugees’ personal stories and raise greater awareness of the global refugee crisis through interactive trivia
· Hand out honey sticks and encourage others to take action for refugees
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1516509395058729
When you go to that facebook page be sure to see the video about the Presidential Determination. And, note that as of this writing, 10 people plan to attend.
What you should do….
Don’t go to their rally because it could be a set-up. I would not be surprised to find out that they staged someone with a Nazi sign for media consumption.
Instead organize small groups of citizens in the coming weeks to visit your local member of Congress office/US Senate offices (no matter how liberal your representative) and tell them what you think about the UN/USRAP.
If they refuse to meet with you, go to their local offices and stand outside with signs for a few hours. Get photos and put on social media. (Send me a photo and I will put it on RRW!)
Why are they pressuring Congress? Because HIAS thinks it can persuade the Congressional leaders (RINO pro-business Republicans) to oppose Trump should he come in with anything less than their dream number—75,000. And, they know it is Congress that can appropriate more money for the program than Trump requests!
*** For new readers, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society is one of the Federal contractors/middlemen/employment agencies/propagandists/lobbyists/community organizers? paid by you to place refugees in your towns and cities listed below. Under the nine major contractors are hundreds of subcontractors.
The contractors income is largely dependent on taxpayer dollars based on the number of refugees admitted to the US, but they also receive myriad grants to service their “New Americans.”
If you are a good-hearted soul and think refugee resettlement is all about humanitarianism, think again! Big businesses/global corporations depend on the free flow of cheap (some call it slave) labor.
By the way, it was HIAS fear of RRW (me) telling the truth, that sent them to the SPLC which ultimately named me a hate “group.” Never mind that there is no group, just one blogger! See here.
The only way for real reform of how the US admits refugees is to remove these contractors/Leftwing activists/big business head hunters from the process.
- 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)