On the heels of my post yesterday, here is the first of what surely will be many stories about how refugee workers are needed for meatpackers and hotel chains—this time in Virginia.
I guess they realized the ‘humanitarian’ shtick was no longer effective, they have come right out and admitted what this is all about—workers willing to work cheap.
Here (below) is the whole flimsy Virginia Public Radio bit.
Expect to hear more of this line that by the time they are here for 20 years, refugees give back to the economy, but never any mention about how much these low wage workers with 6 children consume via welfare, schooling, medical care, housing etc. for those first 20 years!
And, it won’t be lost on our Minnesota readers who have been told time and again that the numbers are not available for what it costs the state to take care of its refugee population.
If no numbers are available, how can this Public Radio reporter say this? Because he is mindlessly parroting the globalist Tent Foundation.
A Look at the Impact of Refugee Placements on Virginia’s Economy
The number of refugee placements has declined dramatically since President Trump took office. And, that has an impact on economies across Virginia.
From 2008 to 2016, the number of new refugee placements in Virginia was somewhere between 1,200 to 1,600 a year. But then last year, as a result of a new federal policy limiting refugee placements, that was slashed in half. This year, the number of new refugee placements is on track to be less than 300.
That’s according to Chad Stewart at the Commonwealth Institute who says refugees play an important role in the economy.
Readers remember that all of the 1,200-1,600 are not workers. Included in that number are large numbers of children, people with health issues who cannot work, and the elderly, all needing public services of some sort. (Yes, we bring senior citizen refugees to the US and they receive SSI!)
“On average, they pay far more taxes over a 20 year period than they receive back in benefits. This also means that if we continue to see the number of refugees we place in Virginia decline, we can expect to see an adverse impact on our state revenues over time.”
Here comes the Chamber of Commerce! Money! Money! Money!
The highest concentration of refugees in Virginia is Harrisonburg, where Frank Tamberrino at the local chamber of commerce says that’s partly because of all the academic institutions and religious organizations there. Plus…
“This also is an area that is designated as a refugee resettlement area, so we’ve got an organization here the Church World Service that handles a lot of refugee resettlements.”
This week, a new study from the Fiscal Policy Institute and the Tent Foundation concluded that refugees have greater retention rates in hard-to-staff jobs, things like meat packing and hotel accommodations. As a result, they save employers on retraining. But those benefits are slipping away as the number of refugee placements continues to draw down.
If some independent bright minds are working on real economic studies on the true cost of the US Refugee Admissions Program, don’t leave out the millions (billions?) in remissions that leave the country as the refugees send money ‘home.’
The cost of the criminal justice system needs to be factored in too! Some murder trials and terror trials must be costing us a bundle, not to mention incarcerations for life. In fact, I wonder what the trial of the refugees who planned to kidnap prominent women in Roanoke in 2009 cost the taxpayers of Virginia!
Church World Service*** is the federal contractor that was quietly placing refugees in the Maryland county where I live in 2007.
As I mentioned on many previous occasions they are directly responsible for the birth of RRW.
*** These are the nine federal contractors that have monopolized refugee resettlement in the US, some for decades! They are the handmaidens of global corporations like Chobani Yogurt, JBS Swift, Tyson Foods, Marriot Hotels, etc….
The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)! From most recent accounting, here.
If you are wondering, I post this list every chance I get because we have new readers daily and because I want all of you to know that for reform to be possible these nine fake non-profits have to go.
- Church World Service (CWS) (71%)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) (secular)(93%)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) (99.5%)
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) (57%)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC) (secular) (66.5%)
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) (secular) (98%)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) (97%)
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) (97%)
- World Relief Corporation (WR) (72.8%)