According to a global development news site’s interview with David Miliband, CEO of the giant International Rescue Committee (one of the nine contractors*** which place refugees in your towns), Miliband is worried for the future of his organization and presumably the refugee industry in general.
Not just for one year, or four years but going forward.
He doesn’t say it explicitly but what has happened over the last ten years is a gradual erosion of a feel good reaction by the general public (around the world!) when they hear the word “refugee” making it harder to sell resettlement almost anywhere.
Why the “backlash?” Whose fault is that?
It is Miliband’s fault, and others like him, who pull in huge salaries (Miliband makes over $600,000 annually) and at the same time lecture the average citizen, whose life changes when his town is overloaded with impoverished people, about being racist and xenophobic.
Adding insult to injury it is the average American who is paying for it all with our tax dollars. (The IRC is over 66% funded from the US Treasury.)
It is about operating in secrecy and giving off airs that the leaders of the refugee industry are smarter than average Americans, so those Americans don’t need to know about the plans for their cities and towns (and countries in some places).
It is about painting every refugee as pure as the driven snow (and just like us) instead of ever admitting that there are some rotten apples in the barrel and some cultures will never be compatible with western civilization.
It is about using refugees for their own political aims (not to mention as cheap labor for globalist friends!).
It is about bragging that they are the humanitarians and as such have more rights than the rest of us to speak about, and to determine, immigration policy.
Frankly they are elitist and arrogant and clearly have learned nothing about what the election of Donald Trump means.
Here is how Devex begins a long report on complaints from Miliband.
It is not a “demonization” of all refugees! Look in the mirror, it is really you Mr. Miliband and other refugee contractors (and your hard Left politics) that is hurting the image of most refugees.
NEW YORK — A “demonization” of refugees is threatening the International Rescue Committee’s basic mission and existence, suddenly placing them “on the defensive,” said IRC president and chief executive officer David Miliband in an interview with Devex.
This tightening shift in political tone and policy from the United States and Europe has practical effects on country offices, but also presents an urgency to the basic workings of the International Rescue Committee, which reached 26 million people in 2016, with international programs that totaled about $570 million. [We learn later in the article that the IRC has 15,000 employees!—ed]
“Suddenly, we’re on the defensive,” to back the basic premise of refugees, a bedrock of America’s beginnings, Miliband says.
[Do we really need a British national lecturing us about America’s beginnings?—ed]
“That’s very striking. It prompts some people to want to support us, which is good, but it also creates a climate in which our clients [here he means refugees—ed] are more afraid, [in] which our staff are more afraid,” Miliband said in a recent interview in his New York office. [What is the staff afraid of, losing their jobs in Manhattan?—ed]
“And so the big question is not just a one year question, or a four year question. The very existence of the [IRC’s] program is under question and so it’s part of our job is to raise the alarm about what’s happening.”
Raise the alarm?
How about changing how you treat Americans as racists and idiots (to be kept in the dark) because we don’t see immigration policy the same way you do?
There is much more about the arrogant David Miliband, here, if you feel like reading it!
Not much new there for us as you can see in my huge file on Miliband by clicking here.
***These are the nine (arrogant and elitist) federal refugee contractors. The Refugee Admissions Program will never be seriously reformed as long as this system of hiring contractors whose income depends on the number of refugees being admitted to the US continues.
- 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)