Ten Governors (So Far) Silent on Whether they Will Welcome More Poverty to Their States

I am sick of writing about the governors and wasn’t going to start out with a tally this morning, that is until I saw this story about how the Lutherans are waiting on their big fish—Governor Abbott of Texas.

It is the same old boiler-plate BS, you can read it yourself at the Texas Tribune.

However, this made me laugh!

The reporter references the fact that Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) , one of nine federal refugee contractors***, headquartered in Baltimore’s posh Inner Harbor, has been keeping a tally of those who have consented (both the governors and the locals).  I directed you to it here on Friday.

Well get this! They now have it password protected! 

***Update*** A reader reported that they have removed the password protection.  LOL!  You think they might be reading RRW!

Only special people can access their website. No deplorables allowed!

And, think about it!  LIRS is 90% taxpayer funded!  They are paid nearly $50 million a year to do their ‘good works’! 

Requiring a password to access their website confirms once again that these Leftwing ‘religious’ charities take our money and then operate in secrecy!

(Because they are ostensibly private groups you can’t even use the Freedom of Information Act to get find out how exactly your money is spent.)




See what LIRS (new) CEO told the Texas Tribune:

LIRS new CEO, Krish Vignarajah, a former employee of Michelle Obama, took over at LIRS in the wake of a very messy internal battle that saw the previous CEO Linda Hartke eased out. Hartke was pulling down a salary and benefits package of over $300,000 as the scandal unfolded.  We reported the whole nasty business here. https://refugeeresettlementwatch.org/2018/02/14/lutherans-announce-departure-of-ceo-hartke-amid-claims-of-financial-irregularities-poor-management/

I wonder if they are paying Ms. Vignarajah that exorbitant salary as she presides over a quasi-government agency that is 90% funded by taxpayers.

Below she is quoted at the Texas Tribune story (which of course doesn’t mention that these ‘humanitarians’ are funded, not by Christian charitable giving, but by the US taxpayers):

As of Thursday, 39 governors [actually 40–ed] and 86 mayors and other local authorities had provided consent, according to the Baltimore-based Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, a resettlement agency keeping a regular tally of the latest decisions. Krish Vignarajah, the group’s president, said she is hopeful Abbott will join the other GOP governors who have stayed in the program despite the Trump administration’s efforts to crack down on immigration across the board.

However, just in case they can’t pull this off politically they have their ace-in-a-hole!


LIRS, which did I mention is 90% funded with your tax dollars, has filed a lawsuit in a friendly court against the President to stop this whole exercise.

They want to continue to place refugees in locations of their choosing as they have been doing for decades!

So, that is why I’ve been saying that the Republicans who have caved so far, virtue-signalling to their state’s Leftwing agitators, are dumb.

Before this month’s deadline, a federal judge could decide the matter for the states — at least temporarily. The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and the Church World Service sued the Trump administration in November alleging the executive order violates federal law.


A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Wednesday.


***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.

CWS poster girl! 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?  

(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.