Daniel Horowitz sounds off at Breitbart: Republican Governors Betrayed the President

Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Review has gotten his teeth firmly sunk into the issue of the deceptive and dysfunctional Refugee Admissions Program and is sounding off much more articulately than I could ever do—he says many Republicans who claim to be conservatives aren’t really in the battle over the major issue of our time (or any time), immigration.

As author of ‘Stolen Sovereignty,’ Horowitz knows what he is talking about when it comes to the subject of transforming America. https://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Sovereignty-Unelected-Transforming-America/dp/1944229299

Case in point is the number of Republican governors, endorsed by Trump, who have now turned tail and “betrayed” him, says Horowitz

He also throws sharp barbs at so-called ‘conservative’ media that is mesmerized by impeachment and what the Democrat candidates are saying at their boring debates while a major civilizational issue goes unnoticed.

BTW, I noticed that other than Tucker, Fox News did not follow the Republican governors pandering to the Left and kissing-up to the refugee contractors.  I’m not sure Texas Governor Abbott’s tough stand was even mentioned.

If you read nothing else over the weekend, please read this Breitbart story (and you can also access the audio of the interview):

(LOL! And, I am going to know if you click on the link to read the story because my blog stats tells me how many of you follow a link!)

Daniel Horowitz: Trump-Endorsed GOP Governors Betray President’s Immigration Agenda

Most Republican governors endorsed by President Donald Trump during their gubernatorial campaigns are “betraying” the president’s immigration agenda said Daniel Horowitz, host of the Conservative Review podcast, offering his remarks on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host John Binder.

Horowitz mentions Breitbart reporters John Binder (pictured) and Neil Munro as two conservative writers who do focus on the greatest issue for the future of America First—immigration.

Binder invited Horowitz’s comment on a federal judge’s blocking of Trump’s executive order allowing communities and states to stop refugee resettlement.

“A judge can’t affirmatively grant a visa,” explained Horowitz. “Even if the judge would be correct on the merits, there is no standing. Refugees can’t get standing to come here. So what do they do? They have non-profit groups — and this is unbelievable, it’s as self-censored as it gets — the nine VOLAG (Volunteer Agency) groups, these are the contractors that get taxpayer funds — $3.5 billion over ten years to transform our neighborhoods and our communities — they get standing to say, ‘Wait a minute. Well, if states can reject refugees, then there will be fewer of them admitted and resettled, and guess what? We’re going to get less revenue, so we have an actionable grievance.’”

[….]

Horowitz went on, “It’s the most vivid illustration of what I call, ‘social transformation without representation.’ The key decisions in a republic have to flow directly from the people or through the people’s representatives, and there’s no greater decision that a society makes than the future orientation of that society, [who] become members, the future of their communities, their neighborhoods, and here, like you mentioned, you have all unaccountable, unelected players — the U.N., State Department bureaucrats, and private, self-centered, taxpayer-funded contractors whose executives get $400,000 salaries — [transforming] our neighborhoods with no questions about the prudence of their decisions.”

[….]

Horowitz said, “Trump gave us a gift where we could decide a national civilization issue at a local grassroots level and yet the left is on the field — our side didn’t even know this was happening — they’re winning in counties Trump carried by 40 points, Burleigh County, North Dakota, and that is because 90 percent of the Republicans that are elected are on the other side. Trump endorsed most of these governors, almost all of them, and yet we have this generic tweet — ‘Tough on crime. Good on immigration.’ — and incidentally, they’re all terrible on crime and immigration.”

“Someone needs to get to the president and say, ‘Look, these guys are betraying what you started doing,’” determined Horowitz.

Read it all.

I’ve only snipped a small segment of Horowitz brilliant analysis of where we are on the issue of refugee resettlement and immigration generally, but indeed much of what he says applies across the board on where the Republican elected officials stand today—mostly not in the fight at all.

See my post yesterday.  I said that our side isn’t organized enough and that this episode with the governors demonstrated that. 

The three major immigration restriction groups (headquartered in the Washington, DC area) are not doing any significant grassroots organizing on the issue of refugee resettlement and so we have to establish something new and I hope to be working on rectifying that soon.

But, first, as we start to build a network, be sure to find your place in the Presidential campaign.  We need to buy another four years with Trump at the helm and he has to know that if he wins he is going to be beholden to immigration hawks!

See my post from a couple of months ago about what you need to be doing right NOW!

After Maryland Judge’s Decision, What is Next?

I don’t know.  I guess we wait for the Justice Department’s response to the decision that halted the President’s first effort to reform the US Refugee Admissions Program.

Here is a brief statement from the White House immediately after learning of the decision.

Another lawless district court has asserted its own preferred immigration policy in place of the laws of the United States – and, in so doing, robbed millions of American citizens of their voice and their say in a vital issue directly affecting their communities. President Trump rightly and justly recognized that your communities are unique, and while some cities have the resources to adequately support refugees and help them be successful, not all communities can sustain the substantial and costly burden. Knowing that, the Trump Administration fulfilled a key promise by giving States and localities a seat at the table in deciding whether or not refugees will be placed in your communities. In addition, under the Refugee Act of 1980, Congress explicitly afforded the President authority over the refugee resettlement process, including by taking local consultation into account. This is a preposterous ruling, one more example of nationwide district court injunctions run amok, and we are expeditiously reviewing all options to protect our communities and preserve the integrity of the refugee resettlement process.

So what happens to the Executive Order and the process it spawned to obtain consents, or non-consents, for the placement of refugees in states and counties?  I’m assuming it all grinds to a halt for now.

Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Review suggests that the President is a lame duck right now if he doesn’t challenge these rogue court decisions, see here.

News reports are coming in about how county elected officials are sighing with relief that they don’t have to go on record as for or against refugee arrivals for their towns and cities because of the court ruling.

Why did my Republican governor cave and consent to taking on an extra burden for taxpayers and more social/cultural unrest by telling the Dept. of State to send more refugees?

That is a question I got from a reader this morning.

Many reasons (pick one, or more!):

~Fear of being called an unwelcoming racist.

~He/she was getting pressure from groups on the religious Left (including the contractors) many of which financially benefit from refugee arrivals, or will benefit because they are Leftists who see a new voting block. Many are one-worlders working to destroy national sovereignty.

In some states CAIR was active (Minnesota and Maryland for sure) with their usual hammer—any gov who said no would surely be called an Islamophobe.

~Pressure from the Chamber of Commerce and their ilk which wants more refugees because refugees need housing and buy cars.

~Lobbying (and likely campaign donations) from large corporations including, global corporations that need the steady supply of cheap subservient labor—BIG MEAT and BIG POULTRY, for example.

And, I’m sure there are other less obvious reasons.

But, most importantly the governor knew that there were more in his/her state on the side of inviting refugees than there are of you who want to see the program constrained or flat out abolished.

Now that isn’t so everywhere. Here is a story from Tennessee yesterday about how one county commission struggled with the decision and ultimately did nothing on the same day that the Maryland judge slapped the President down.

It is an opinion piece (for more refugees) critical of the non-action taken at a county meeting this week. One line jumped out at me, from the Chattanooga Times Free Press as the reason the meeting ended with no action:

Their reticence to vote for the resolution, like Coppinger’s, was likely born because, as the mayor said, “you cannot overcome social media.”

Clearly the opposition to more refugees being placed in Hamilton County was of sufficient magnitude to at least stop the consent train.

The opposition to more resettlement in Tennessee may be the strongest and best organized in the nation.  The problem is every state doesn’t have the grassroots network that Tennessee has developed over the years.

We have to change that, if we expect to do battle with the juggernaut of Leftwing/Dems working with big business interests and RINO governors that are changing America by changing the people.

But, your first order of business is to buy more time by getting Donald Trump re-elected.

Send me an e-mail with the subject line, grassroots organizing, and I’ll try to put you together with others in your state.

RefugeeWatcher@gmail.com

Knowledge is Power III: Find Out Which Refugee Contractors are Working in Your State

This is the third in my series of posts I’m calling ‘Knowledge is Power’ because it is up to you to push back on the Open Borders groups operating with taxpayer dollars to change your communities.  There is no national group working for you, so it is up to you to collect the information so that when you speak up, you have your facts.

I am also writing this series because I am getting so many e-mails from new readers asking me questions about how all this works, and I haven’t enough time in the day to answer them all (if I want to have time for other things in life!).

See previous posts in this series here.

As I have said repeatedly, there are nine federal refugee resettlement contractors that monopolize all resettlement in the US.

They do not do their work out of charity, religious or otherwise!  They are paid millions annually from the US Treasury (see Knowledge is Power II) and oversee a vast network of subcontractors—which they call “affiliates” or sometimes “partners.”

BIG CONTRACTOR basically acts as middle man with the taxpayer-supplied millions and passes some of it through to subcontractors working in over 200 locations they have selected by working in secrecy with like-minded federal officials in the US State Department (Populations, Refugees, and Migration) and the US Dept. of Health and Human Services (Office of Refugee Resettlement).

Of course BIG CONTRACTOR doesn’t pass all of their federal funding to the subcontractor because they keep a substantial cut for themselves to pay for six-digit salaries*** of the bigwigs that run these fake charities.

And, don’t forget BIG CONTRACTOR is not just promoting this legal program, the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), but acts as a key political player in the Leftwing’s efforts to open our borders and promote amnesty for illegal aliens.

Anne Richard here with Antonio Guterres, now UN Secretary General, presided over the Obama refugee program. She was actively working to add even more subcontractor offices at the end of Obama’s term.

At their peak during the Obama Administration there were about 325 subcontractors working for the big nine and we are told that due to the President’s refugee slowdown they lost about 100 offices.

In 2016, just as Obama was leaving office and they were expecting Hillary, the State Department was working with the contractors to identify at least another 40 towns and small cities for the large numbers of poor people they were planning to move to America in a Clinton presidency.

Needless to say, Trump ended that dream.

Finding your contractor and its subs….

First check out this post I wrote in December that includes a map of the US with the location of subcontractor offices marked on the map.  Find your state and your closest office.  Remember they can resettle within 100 miles of the office.  See which contractors have subcontractor offices near you.

https://www.wrapsnet.org/rp-agency-contacts/

Here is a list of the Big Nine I found at the Refugee Processing Center. 

This is a screenshot so links are not hot.

 

To find your subcontractors go to the contractors website and search around—you will most likely find a list of their affiliates/partners.  It gets tricky with the US Conference of Catholic Bishops because it could be a Catholic Charities that is working near you and you won’t find them listed at the Bishop’s website.

You could try calling the number for the USCCB and try to get information out of them.  Even if you are steamed, be polite any time you call any of the contractors or subcontractors—you know the old saying about catching more flies with honey!

Can’t find the list on their website? Call any of the contractors and ask for their list of affiliates and while you are at it, ask for their recent IRS Form 990sAll non-profits are required to make those available upon request.  I suspect you will get a runaround, but that will be a learning experience for you too.

Another option is to do what I suggested in ‘Knowledge is Power’ I and ask your state refugee coordinator for a list of all subcontractors working in your state.

Next, find their funding!

Once you have identified your subcontractor, see if you can find their IRS Form 990s, either by asking them directly or searching online.  You can use Guidestar, but sometimes you will find it on their website or simply search for the name of the agency with “Form 990” and a recent one might pop up.

The useful information—how much government (taxpayer) money they get—will appear on page 9. You can readily see the percentage of their funding that comes from taxpayers compared to what they have raised privately.

Private funding for refugee resettlement is negligible because the public isn’t eager to open wallets for this kind of work. I have said till I am blue in the face that these contractors could not survive without the huge infusion of federal dollars Ted Kennedy/Joe Biden and Jimmy Carter made possible for them.

Here for example is a screenshot of Catholic Charities of West Virginia pages one and 9 one of our concerned citizens acquired.  Although WV doesn’t get very many refugees, there is still a significant amount of taxpayer funding flowing to a ‘religious charity.’

 

David Miliband, CEO of the IRC, with George Soros. There is big money in ‘charitable work.’

Unfortunately, especially with smaller subcontractors, you might find all of their funding listed as “all other contributions”(making it sound like they got private funding), but I think that is a trick because their “contributor” was most likely one of the BIG CONTRACTORS and the money is from government grants and contracts.

***Although that Catholic Charities Form 990 above doesn’t show the salaries page, just for fun this is the salaries page for one of the big nine—the Manhattan-based International Rescue Committee—to remind us that the refugee industry is big business!

From the IRC’s 2017 Form 990:

 

No wonder they are all fighting so hard against the President who has been cutting their government boodle!  But, apparently not enough as the top dogs are still getting theirs even as they shutter offices and lay off the low level staff!

Now what do you do!  You find a way to publicize what you are learning, and I recommend a statewide blog or website.

And, finally I am going to say this at the end of each of my ‘Knowledge is Power’ lessons—your first priority if you care about immigration and its impact on the future of America is to get involved to re-elect Donald Trump.

I believe it is Trump’s policies on immigration that are behind the hatred they have for the man.

Once they have significantly changed the demographic make-up of America there will no longer be an ‘America First.’

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Reform Refugee Program

According to U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte you, the citizens of Anytown, USA, can never stop the federal government (the US State Department) from depositing third world poverty into your neighborhoods.

And, so much for the Tenth Amendment and States Rights!

The Judge’s decision was not unexpected after we saw the anti-Trump bias the Clinton-appointed Judge displayed when we reported on the case last week.

Mark Hetfield, HIAS CEO, says you and the President are “unkind and un-American” if you want to have a say in how your tax dollars are spent and how your towns will be changed. https://www.hias.org/news/press-releases/judge-blocks-order-allowing-state-local-officials-veto-resettlement

Needless to say the contractors are sighing in relief  because they can continue to decide if your community will be hosting Africans, Asians and Middle Easterners later this year in a secret process that involves their collaboration with ideological deep staters in Washington, DC.

And, they get paid handsomely by you while they change America by changing the people.

Here is a report from Fox News about the decision:

Federal judge blocks Trump order allowing states, local officials to refuse refugees

 

I’ll have to wait until some legal minds explain what this all means and I’ll update this post when I learn more.

However, it is an outrage that nine fake non-profits (all Leftwing political agitators)*** will continue to be paid by us, the taxpayers, while they protest, organize, lobby and file lawsuits against those of us who pay their salaries!

But, let me tell you what good the exercise of recent months has accomplished.

~ We now have a very clear idea of the Republican governors who are pandering to Leftwing activists in their states—see the 19 here:

Only TX Governor Abbott had the guts to join the President and say NO, Texas needs a break! Six others remained silent.

 

~Additionally, many of you now know which of your city and county elected officials are promoting an Open Borders agenda or kowtowing to the Chamber of Commerce and big businesses looking for cheap, subservient labor.  Time to get involved locally and find replacements for them!

~We have also educated a whole lot of new people to the failings of the US Refugee Resettlement process and so it has not been a complete loss!

So what do you do now? 

You get to work to re-elect Donald Trump so that he can finish the work he began.  Just remind yourselves of what Uncle Joe wants to do if elected.  The other Dems are many times worse.

As for me, I’m back to where I have been for a decade—the Refugee Act of 1980, that set up a contractor gravy train, must be repealed. Wishful thinking?  Maybe, but tinkering around the edges isn’t going to fix it.

Unless the Kennedy/Biden/Carter Refugee Act is repealed or reformed while Trump is in the White House, you can be absolutely sure that the number of refugees admitted to America in 2021 or 2025 will number in the hundreds of thousands as they claim they must make up for the Trump lost years.

The President would be within the law to set the incoming level at ZERO and tell Congress if they want refugees, then fix the law!   It is time!

Human Rights Watch: [T]here’s no requirement that the U.S. resettle a single refugee, and there’s no legal obligation to do it.”

*** For new readers these (below) are the nine federally-funded refugee contractors that operate as a huge conveyor belt monopolizing all refugee placement in America.

A ‘religious’ message from CWS’s “ministry!” CWS is one of three federally funded contractors suing to stop the President’s effort to reform the UN-driven Refugee Admissions Program.

And, they do not limit their advocacy toward only legal immigration programs, but are heavily involved in supporting the lawlessness at our borders.

The question isn’t as much about refugees per se, but about who is running federal immigration policy now and into the future?  

Go here to see that the nine contractors sucked down over $3 BILLION in federal grants in the last 11 years.

(I plan to say this once a day from now on!)

I continue to argue that these nine contractors are the heart of America’s Open Borders movement and thus there can never be long-lasting reform of US immigration policy when these nine un-elected phony non-profits are paid by the taxpayers to work as community organizers pushing an open borders agenda.

 

Delaware Must Do its Fair Share! Send Refugees to Joe Biden’s Neighborhood!

As I have reported often over the years, then Senator Joe Biden was one of the chief sponsors*** of Senator Ted Kennedy’s Refugee Act of 1980 that among other things created a tax-payer funded gravy train for federal refugee contractors masquerading as charities.

Hypocrisy alert!

Delaware Governor John Carney (left) with good ol’ Joe Biden and Senator Chris Coons—hypocrites all!

However, old Uncle Joe has never put his money where his mouth is and Delaware has received only a tiny fraction of the impoverished refugees in need of support from local taxpayers over the last nearly 4 decades.

All that could change now as Delaware governor John Carney is begging the feds for (more!) refugees and the states largest and most populous county, New Castle County, said YES weeks before the governor did.

Here is what Carney told the US State Department in a letter dated December 10, 2019:

Our country has historically been a refuge of safe harbor for those fleeing war~torn countries, violence, and political persecution. We should continue to stand as a beacon of hope and freedom for people around the world. In that spirit, as Delawareans, we are proud to do our part, and continue to accept the resettlement of refugees.

They have no shame!  Do their part?

Heck, they can have Texas share this year!

According to the US State Department data base at the Refugee Processing Center, Delaware has only ‘welcomed’ 171 refugees since the beginning of fiscal year 2003. (Data before 2003 is not easy to access.)

Well it is a small state you say!

It is twice the size of Rhode Island which took in 3,122 poor third worlders in the same time period.

Now it’s time for Delaware to put up or shut up!

Presidential candidate Joe Biden says he will up the number of refugees to be admitted to the US to 125,000 in his first year in office—that is a number way above anything the Obama Administration admitted.  He announced his immigration goals here in December:

Biden wants to stop the Trump administration’s separation of migrant children from parents, end extended detention and reverse restrictions on travel from several predominantly Muslim countries, according to his campaign. At the same time, Biden wants to create a pathway to citizenship for about 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., expand access to work visas in areas of economic need and boost the annual U.S. refugee admissions cap to 125,000 from the current 18,000, among other provisions in the plan.

It should be clear to all America Firsters that Trump must get four more years.

 

*** These were the Senate co-sponsors in 1979 that deserve the blame for creating this dysfunctional UN-driven refugee program.

Sen. Javits, Jacob K. [R-NY]
Sen. McGovern, George [D-SD]
Sen. Randolph, Jennings [D-WV]
Sen. Pell, Claiborne [D-RI]
Sen. Ribicoff, Abraham A. [D-CT]
Sen. Moynihan, Daniel Patrick [D-NY]
Sen. Williams, Harrison A., Jr. [D-NJ]
Sen. Riegle, Donald W., Jr. [D-MI]
Sen. Sarbanes, Paul S. [D-MD]
Sen. Hatfield, Mark O. [R-OR]
Sen. Tsongas, Paul E. [D-MA]
Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [D-DE]