Heritage Foundation’s Refugee Expert Testifies in House

Thanks to a reader for bringing the Heritage Foundation’s testimony in the House Judiciary Committee in late February to my attention.

Information on the Hearing is here.

Heritage expert Lora Ries makes some good points about vetting and the lack of assimilation by some refugees.

Rep. Ilhan Omar went ‘home’ to Somalia in 2016 and perhaps other times as well. https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/01/25/is-minnesota-rep-ilhan-omar-a-poster-child-for-refugee-fraud/

I especially liked her point about how refugees who go ‘home’ to visit the country they claimed was persecuting them should be flagged.

But, no mention of the enormous cost to taxpayers for the program or the fact that citizens have no say about whether their community will be a drop-zone for new refugees.

Watch her testimony and see also that there are some pretty good comments by viewers.

You might add yours.



See my criticism of the Heritage Foundation here in 2017 on this issue.  They were pretty squishy!


Editor’s note:  As RRW approaches its 13th birthday, there are over 10,000 posts archived here at Refugee Resettlement Watch. Unfortunately, it is just me here with no staff and so it has become virtually impossible to answer all of the basic questions that come into my e-mail inbox or to RRW’s facebook page every day. I don’t want to appear rude—I simply haven’t enough hours in the day.

Please take time to visit RRW (don’t just read posts in your e-mail) and use the search window in the right hand sidebar and see if you can find the information you need.  Also see my series that I wrote in recent months entitled Knowledge is Power which explains some basic principles of how Refugee Resettlement is carried out in the US.

And, lastly, I don’t write that much every day, so if you made a habit of reading my posts here on a daily basis, you would eventually catch on to what is happening because I do link back to previous posts as much as possible. LOL!  Thank you for helping me not go crazy!

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2 thoughts on “Heritage Foundation’s Refugee Expert Testifies in House

  1. Ann: We appreciate you so much! Our group is taking part in many activities in Idaho as we spread the truth about Islam and, in particular, make people aware of how the Refugee Resettlement Program works in general and specifically here in Idaho. We have used much of your information in this effort! Recently, we have finally be able to get some figures to enable us to show that the RRP costs the state of Idaho millions of dollars every year. In fact, Idaho’s portion of Medicaid for refugees in 2019 was $9 million dollars!! And, as you know, there are many other costs as well to the state. Of course, all citizens who are taxpayers pay almost the full burden of this program since we pay both state and federal taxes.

    Keep up the great work and know that you are more than loved for what you are doing.

    1. You have a Republican Legislature right? You could do what Tennessee is trying to do. The legislature is working on a bill that basically says that the feds have (unconstitutionally) shifted the cost of resettlement to state taxpayers and the legislature could say that the governor can’t spend any money on refugees without the consent of the legislature. It is purely a states rights issue.

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