Greenfield at Frontpage: Saving Afghan Interpreters is a Scam

In case you missed it, Daniel Greenfield writing at Frontpage magazine did some serious research on Biden’s airlift of the tens of thousands of so-called “interpreters” from Afghanistan headed to a town near you (but not to Delaware!).

My recent post is here:

“First” Wave of Biden’s Afghan Airlift! “Interpreters” Headed to Virginia

See Greenfield here:

‘Saving Afghan Interpreters’ is a Scam That Would Bring 100,000 Afghans to U.S.

Politicians put Afghans first and Americans last.

Getting the United States out of Afghanistan is relatively easy compared to getting Afghanistan out of America. The latest stage of the withdrawal is accompanied by frantic calls to “save Afghan interpreters” coming from the same media that also wants us out of Afghanistan.

But what’s the use of leaving Afghanistan if we’re going to bring it with us to America?

The “interpreter” scam is one of the longest running immigration hoaxes on record.

Continue reading here for all the gory details.

And, to help move Afghanistan to America, Biden has approved $100 million in spending to get the job done.

LOL!  Just now as I looked through old posts here at RRW I came across this one from 2008 about Biden pushing for more Special Immigrant Visas for “interpreters” from Iraq and Afghanistan knowing that none would go to Delaware.

Senator Joe Biden is such a hypocrite

And going further back in Memory Lane, all of this started when Ted Kennedy snuck a special refugee plan for Iraqis into a must-pass Defense Authorization bill as I reported here in 2007:

How many Iraqi refugees will be resettled in Hyannisport?

Waking up in Wausau? New Biden Refugee Resettlement Site Planned

Actually Wausau is not a new site altogether.  Way before my time of writing this blog, which I started in 2007, Wausau saw a huge influx of Hmong refugees in the wake of our disastrous war in Southeast Asia.

Some Hmong went on to do okay as ‘new Americans,’ others not so much, as I pointed out here in 2019 at my other blog ‘Frauds and Crooks.’

Wisconsin ‘New Americans’ Charged in Large Drug Bust

I suspect Wausau has seen refugees continue to arrive in recent years placed there by the nearest resettlement office, but we can no longer get the data as the US State Department has closed to the public most of the information they store at the Refugee Processing Center.

Apparently Wausau has run out of needy Americans for the Christians to love and care for!

However, now it appears Wausau is on the target list for a new resettlement agency there, this time with the Ethiopian Community Development Council as the lead government contractor. (There are nine major contractors!***)

Look people!  ARE YOU LISTENING?  (Yes, I am shouting.)

How many times in the last 13 to 14 years have I written about this—enough to make me feel insanity setting in!

WAKE THE H*** UP!

We are losing our country!

Do you know, the other day someone asked me about Wyoming and I wrote this post:

Note to Newbies! Read, Read, Read and Ask Questions!

In the post is a link to the present refugee resettlement sites.

Those are the sites where the contractors have subcontractor offices. I wrote the post on Tuesday and since then ONLY 16 readers have even bothered to open the link to see if their location is already an established resettlement site. 

Those are the sites where very large numbers of additional refugees will be placed in the coming months as the Biden Administration seeks to find housing and social services for up to 125,000 refugees from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.  And, that does not include the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens pouring in.

By the way, in my experience, once a refugee office is open in your town it will also ‘serve’ as a magnet for illegal aliens and asylum seekers who will be looking for guidance on where to get their free stuff.

It is increasingly difficult for me to continue to repeat things I have been writing about for over a decade and wondering if anyone is listening. 

At the end of the Obama Administration, the contractors were looking for approximately 40 new sites because they had worn out their welcome in some long-standing resettlement cities.

They thought Hillary would follow Obama to the White House and the numbers that were high under Obama would expand even further.  Trump created a hiatus for a few years, but we are now back to the big push to change America by changing the people.

As I said here about Winchester, Virginia in May, they are scrambling for new sites.

It Begins: Federal Contractors Out Scouring America for New Target Towns for Biden Refugees

I said it again on Friday when I wrote about Asheville, North Carolina, see here.

In September, Biden will be setting the cap for FY22 and it is expected to be 125,000 beginning on October 1, 2021.

They are bidding for bodies! 

That is what one longtime refugee watcher calls it because the contractors are paid by the federal government (by you, the taxpayer) on a per head basis!

To accomplish Biden’s goal, the nine contractors are competing with each other and madly scrambling to find new fresh territory and get sub-offices open.

In fact, they must get their plans in to the US State Department ideally in August or early September—the rush is on and that is why stories like the one from Wausau I’m about to mention are popping up.

The reader who alerted me about Wausau sounded desperate to know what they could do to stop the planned site.

Let me be clear!  There is no lawsuit you can file, no national leader to help you (no Senators, no Congressmen), and no national immigration control group that will come and save you.

There is only one thing you can do and that is hard.

You must organize locally and make an enormous political noise  against the plan (while being called a racist and xenophobe).

Back in February I began a series of posts about organizing locally.

I never did finish the series because so few people were bothering to read it (and when people don’t read, I get lazy!).  I know that the mention of work sends people into hiding and I know it’s not being read even as it is linked on my homepage because I get data daily about what posts people are reading.

 

What do we do now? Fight Back Locally!

 

LOL!  I hope you are still reading, or did you quit when I said you had to get to work!

Here is the news from Wausau that inspired my rant today!

From WSAU:

Local Religious Leaders Looking to Bring Refugees to Wausau

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) — A group of Religious leaders in Wausau is hoping to help settle dozens of vetted and screened refugees in the region in the next few years.

Pastor Rebecca Voss must believe it is so much cooler to welcome poverty from across the world than to help poor neighbors right here at home.

After meeting with the group led by First United Methodist Church Pastor Rebecca Voss, the Ethiopian Community Development Council has selected Wausau to receive around 75 approved refugees from Africa and the Middle East. Voss says it started as an idea in a Bible Study group that grew over time. [Just think about that, some non-profit group largely funded by the feds and located in Virginia has “selected Wausau!”—ed]

“We really were studying Christian hospitality, what it means to welcome the stranger and how we can be a place of refuge, safety, and healing for those who have been through some pretty traumatic experiences,” said Voss. “They have no place to call home, but we can create a community of love and respect for one another.”

Tsehaye Teferra is the CEO of the Ethiopian Community Development Council and in 2012 was chosen as an Obama Champion of Change!  Naturally he didn’t like Trump!  https://refugeeresettlementwatch.org/2020/07/04/virginia-ethiopian-community-development-council-prez-speaks-out-against-trump-admin/

The group is working with the ECDC, one of nine nationally recognized resettlement agencies. Voss says the group met them at “the right time and the right place,” to get the idea moving forward through a series of meetings with Voss’ group and some local businesses.

“They met with community leaders in both the non-profit sector and business sector, and really it led to a diversity of people being in solid agreement that we need refugees probably more than they need us,” she said. “They are resilient, many of them have been through a lot of trauma, so they will need a lot of compassion as they get resettled. But, we do know that they will strengthen our community.”

How Christian of them to find cheap foreign laborers for local businesses.

Do they have meatpackers in Wausau, I wonder!

She adds that’s especially true since many refugees are hard workers who can help fill some of the jobs that have been sitting vacant as the region comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This next bit makes me laugh!  Yeh, yeh, volunteers will help, but guess what?  Volunteers quickly burn out and the burden of the refugees falls on the community at large, or they simply fall through the cracks while they build ethnic enclaves where crime grows.  I have seen it time and time again.

She went on to say that the group is not looking for any public money or support from the city. Each refugee would be paired up with a sponsorship group such as a Church, Bible Study group, book club, or anyone else with a desire to help out. They would provide some money upfront- around $2,000 or so- to get the refugees into a rental property with some light furnishings and furniture.

Then they would be expected to show them basics such as how to navigate the public transit system, use the library, get them set up with healthcare, get their children registered for school, and any other life skills they may need help with as they look to build a life in the region.

ECDC doesn’t pick Wausau’s refugees and neither does the city!  They are chosen mostly by the United Nations!  Those listed below are mostly Muslims.  The Burmese coming in large numbers to the US right now are Rohingya Muslims.

Voss adds that despite the name “Ethiopia” being in the name of the group they are working with, there would be people from other African countries brought to the area along with some from Burma, Afghanistan, and Iraq. That could also include interpreters who worked with the US military during the recent wars in both nations.

Does Wausau have a satellite office for CAIR yet?  If not, look for one getting established soon!

The first refugees could be settled by October of this year. Others will be placed throughout 2022.

Yup, that is what I said above—the drive is on to find ‘welcoming’ and naïve communities as fast as possible because they want to be ready by October first.

And, one more thing!

Once a site is chosen and the refugees begin to arrive it will be too late because the flow will never end as the contractors work to bring more members of the extended families of the first refugees they place in Wausau.

I hope you made it this far so that I won’t feel like I have wasted hours on a beautiful Sunday saying the same thing I have been saying for years!

*** Here for new readers are the nine government contractors that monopolize all refugee placement in the US.  Some of the fake non-profits are almost completely funded by the federal government/you!  ECDC is one of those as I pointed out here.

They Never Give Up! Asheville, NC has Agreed to Refugee Subcontractor Office, 150 Refugees Annually!

At the end of the Obama Administration (anticipating Hillary in the White House!), the federal refugee contractors were working their butts off to get more offices open in more American towns and cities so that more of you could pay for refugee care while industries (like the hotel industry or BIG Meat) could hire some cheap labor.

Your reward: experiencing the the joys of diversity!

One such target site was Asheville, NC.

The plan for Asheville fizzled due to citizen blow-back (partially led by former Republican Rep. Mark Meadows) and then Donald Trump won the White House resulting in a hiatus in the big push for new resettlement sites.

Here is one post I wrote in 2016:

Asheville, North Carolina! You are next! Federal refugee contractor has come to town

And, the news a year later:

IRC gives up plans for new resettlement site in Asheville, NC; write to Congress!

Well, they are back and Asheville will now become a resettlement site with an anticipated 150 annual refugee arrival rate.

From the Citizen Times:

I had to laugh because they are so clever to use an appealing and grateful couple—Eastern Europeans—as the face of their refugee propaganda media push. It is a bait and switch! Wait until they get some Africans and Middle Easterners!

In case you are wondering, a town does not get to choose its refugees!

Asheville area refugee program expanding; Eastern Europeans fleeing religious persecution

On May 18, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to have County Manager, Avril Pinder, write a letter of support for the opening of a local Refugee Resettlement Reception and Placement sub-office. The office has no cost to the county, though some social services are offered to refugees.

That could mean an increase from an average of about 75 refugees a year to 150. And Buncombe has about 1,775 Ukrainians, according to the census, or 0.7% of the population.

The move follows a decision by President Joe Biden to increase the refugee goal, something set annually by the president.  [Biden has said he wants 125,000 refugees admitted in FY22 which begins in less than 3 months—ed]

Bidding war?

Looks like the US Conference of Catholic Bishops snagged this one.

The IRC was after Asheville back in 2016.  The contractors are furiously searching for ‘welcoming’ sites now because they want to get their proposals in to the US State Department before September.

More refugee clients=more federal money in their coffers.

Nine voluntary agencies operating in the U.S.*** take portions of that target number and divide it among their affiliate offices throughout the country. Catholic Charities is an affiliate of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which resettles about 30% of the refugees arriving yearly.

[….]

…. each refugee participates in an extensive interview and screening process before arriving in the U.S., said Susan Phillips, former interim director of refugee resettlement for the Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte.

“The refugees coming from Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine are eligible for resettlement through the Lautenberg Program, which was created in 1990 and later expanded to provide for the resettlement of persecuted religious minorities living in a specific list of countries, to include these three,” Phillips said.

The Lautenberg Amendment was “first enacted in 1990 to facilitate resettlement of Jews from the former Soviet Union.”

Continue reading. You will see that although the idea of a subcontractor office in Asheville was killed five years ago, refugees have nevertheless been placed there!  Refugees are permitted to be placed within 100 miles of a resettlement office.

New resettlement site shopping is happening throughout America as I predicted here when I saw this story about Winchester, VA in May.

It Begins: Federal Contractors Out Scouring America for New Target Towns for Biden Refugees

 

***For new readers these are the nine major resettlement contractors who decide (with oversight by the US State Department) where refugees are to be placed in America. Your state has no say in the matter!

“First” Wave of Biden’s Afghan Airlift! “Interpreters” Headed to Virginia

I am sorry I seem to be fixated on this subject, but it really gets my blood boiling.

After all the blood and treasure we have spent in Afghanistan, the Islamic country is still ungovernable and somehow it is our responsibility to move upwards of 100,000 Afghans to American towns with all the lavish benefits ‘refugees’ receive.

Pentagon spox retired Admiral John Kirby (you will remember him from the Obama Administration). Does no reporter ever ask him how many have we already resettled in America? Or are they all purposefully keeping that information away from the taxpaying public?

And to top it off!  All of the news reports I see, including this one from Defense One, NEVER tell readers that we have already admitted approximately 70,000 so-called interpreters and their families to America for years now (and yes, tens of thousands came during the Trump years).

How many interpreters could there possibly be?

The reality of course is that anyone who drove our garbage to the dump, worked for any non-profit group or even for an allied government, is eligible for a ticket to America for the whole family!

And, to make it even worse in my mind, this Special Immigrant Visa Program, first launched for Iraqis, never went through Congress in the normal process but in fact was simply tagged onto a must-pass Defense Authorization bill by then Senator Ted Kennedy in the dark of night.

See my post a couple of days ago at ‘Frauds and Crooks’ where this subject is not off topic—it is a fraud!

Charter Flights Getting Ready to Fly Thousands of Afghans to American Cities

Now this, thanks to reader Karen.

It is NOT the FIRST wave!  That is fake news!

First Wave of Afghan Interpreters Head to Fort Lee

Afghan interpreters and their families who have been cleared to come to the United States will be initially housed at Fort Lee, Va., the White House announced Monday. 

The Army base—and potentially other military installations in the U.S.—will serve as a short-term home for arriving Afghans whose work for the United States during military operations in Afghanistan has imperiled them and their families.

“These are brave Afghans and their families whose service to the United States has been certified by the embassy in Kabul and have completed thorough SIV security vetting processes,” said State Department spokesman Ned Price.

The first chartered flights of evacuating Afghans are expected to arrive before the end of the month, Price said.

So far, about 700 interpreters and 1,800 of their dependents have been cleared for evacuation to the United States, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said.

Fort Lee is located about 130 miles south of the Pentagon, close to Richmond.

“We’re going to give these people a safe place to stay for a few days while they finish the processing that they have to finish before they can then be resettled elsewhere in the United States,” Kirby said.

[….]

…. the Afghans are not expected to stay long-term, and are not expected to arrive all at once, Kirby said. During their stay, they will receive additional medical screening as the final step in completing the SIV process, Kirby said.  Their stay, medical care and food and housing costs will be covered by the State Department, Kirby said.  [State Department? You are paying for this!—-ed]

“The State Department will work with OMB for appropriate funding for this,” Kirby said.

18,000 MORE on top of the already resettled 70,000!

The State Department has said that about 18,000 interpreters are seeking a special immigrant visa for themselves and their family members. As of June, most of those applicants were only in the early stages of their paperwork and security vetting. 

The number will surely surpass 100,000 before Biden leaves the White House.

Continue reading here.

2,931 Afghans have already arrived this fiscal year with Virginia being the third most ‘welcoming’ state after California and Texas.

https://www.wrapsnet.org/documents/Amerasian%20and%20SIV%20Arrivals%20by%20Nationality%20and%20State%20as%20of%2030%20Jun%202021.pdf

If you missed my post from a few days ago, see what Afghan men are doing to Austria!

Austria’s Afghan Refugee Problem: Will it be Our Problem Soon?

And this…..

Afghan Refugees Expected to Overrun Europe

Note to Newbies! Read, Read, Read and Ask Questions!

Today I had a question from a reader who asked me this:

Can you point me in the direction to find out how to track what is going on in my own and adjacent states?

It is almost like asking me, as I am beginning my 15th year of writing about refugees, tell me all about the US refugee program!   And, I might ask how many hours do you have?

My reader’s question is not unreasonable and it is one I would have asked 15 years ago.  I don’t mean to sound dismissive, but where could I begin?

So, here is my recommendation to any of you reading this post who are fairly new to the refugee controversy and the network of government actors and non-profits that call the shots, please use my search window.  It is really very good!

Since my reader lives in Wyoming, let me say first she is lucky because Wyoming is the only state in the nation with no refugee admissions program (so far!).  There was an attempt a few years back, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there isn’t one again, to open the state up to the ‘joys’ of third world diversity.

I covered that controversy extensively as it unfolded.

The first step would be to simply search RRW for each state (typing state name in search window) and be prepared for a very large number of posts to appear for each one—after all there are 9,667 posts at RRW!

If you are reading my posts on your phone, please open RRW on your computer and see the search window in the upper right.

You may wonder why some photos/images are missing for older posts and that is because I was deplatformed and had to scramble to save my material.  Some images were lost in the process.

After you have read as much as you can handle about each state—all of the states surrounding Wyoming have seen their share of controversies—then you should have an idea about which of the nine contractors*** have subcontractors in those states.

Find out where they are located and call them on the phone to find out more about what they are doing.

Here is a whole list!

https://www.wrapsnet.org/documents/R&P%20Affiliate%20Directory%20(Updated%20May%202021).pdf

And, don’t be stupid by being confrontational!  You want to get information right?  Then the best thing to do is play dumb!  Seriously!  Sound interested in their work!

Likewise you have a state refugee coordinator.  I previously had a whole list of those, but can’t put my finger on it now. However, you can search the internet for refugee agencies in your state.  You should call the coordinator too and ask for information (after you have read enough of my posts to get a feel for the program).

Knowledge is Power

And, one more thing of a thousand things I could write!  Check out a series I wrote a while back entitled Knowledge is Power for an overview of the program.

Take the time to learn about the US Refugee Admissions Program (believe me, it isn’t going away anytime soon!) before jumping into action because it will do you no good to launch an activism initiative until you have some basic understanding of how it works.

The Open Borders agitators and the refugee contractors (with media backing) know their stuff and will quickly neutralize you if you don’t have your facts.

And one last thing…

Right now the contractors are on a hunt for new resettlement sites and to expand existing ones as I reported here about Winchester, VA.  If you hear that your town might be a target, get in touch with your local elected officials and see what you can find out.

It Begins: Federal Contractors Out Scouring America for New Target Towns for Biden Refugees

 

***These are the nine major refugee resettlement contractors, there are at least a hundred subcontractors working under them: