This is the second installment of my new series I’m calling Knowledge is Power in my attempt to get as many of you as possible up to speed on how the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program works in light of the fact that the issue has heated up thanks to the President’s effort to reform how refugees are resettled in America.
See Knowledge is Power I. Since it’s Monday and the states’ refugee coordinators should be at their desks, please call yours and ask for your State Plan.
I can’t tell you how many times in recent weeks I’ve been asked —how much federal dough do the nine resettlement contractors actually get?
Over the years I’ve done various accounting efforts, but the most up-to-date and thorough accounting is from James Simpson’s book ‘The Red/Green Axis 2.0.‘
You should all just drop a few bucks and get it as a handy reference guide.
Here (below) is a table Simpson compiled using USA Spending that includes the millions of dollars each of the nine contractors devoured in the last eleven years.
Know that the contractors do not just get money from the US State Department for placement of refugees per head, but also get myriad grants and contracts from other federal agencies, mostly the Office of Refugee Resettlement in Health and Human Services, but other agencies as well.
Note this is in MILLIONS! Not sure on the acronyms? See list below (DFMS is the other name for Episcopal Migration Ministries.)
The present controversy we have been writing about for weeks now is because the President has linked the acquisition of a portion of their annual payout from the US Treasury to consent letters from governors and county commissions to place refugees.
Up until this coming June, contractors can put refugees wherever they want (with some consultation with the State Department).
In June Trump’s new rules come into play (unless a lawsuit brought by three of the contractors stops the President).
All of my Knowledge is Power posts will be archived in a category with that title so you should be able to find them easily going forward.
*** 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.
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.
- 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)