I heard recently that the refugee resettlement agencies (the big nine)*** which the State Department contracts to place refugees in your towns and cities were busy resettling ‘interpreters’ from Afghanistan and those federal payments were helping keep them financially afloat. So…I checked some numbers at Wrapsnet and was amazed by what I saw. Sure enough … Continue reading Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans help refugee contractors stay afloat
This little piece just came up in my alerts at Foreign Policy. I don’t know if the bills were voted on yesterday to extend the program, but its one more thing to watch for. Remember when I told you about the breakdown of who we would be bringing as “refugees” for 2013, here. SIVs were … Continue reading Special Immigrant Visas for Afghan interpreters to be extended
“We had really significant concerns about our ability to provide the level of support to help make that integration successful.” (Rebecca Kiesow-Knudsen of Lutheran Social Services South Dakota) Wow! I can’t believe a refugee contractor is actually telling the truth! No, they don’t have the resources and neither does South Dakota or America for … Continue reading South Dakota one of Four States that won’t get Afghan Evacuees (yet!)
The Conservative Tree House (The Last Refuge) has a story yesterday, hat tip: Cathy, in which they question who are all the people we flew out of Afghanistan when few were Americans and few apparently were those with Special Immigrant Visas? State Department Admits the majority of Afghans and SIVs who helped us did not … Continue reading Who Are All the Afghans We Airlifted? Will We Ever be Told?
America does not owe permanent residency and citizenship to tens (hundreds!) of thousands of Afghans! And, as Miller says, how do you screen for security when the entire apparatus of government is controlled by the Taliban? See The Ingraham Angle interview from last night. Begin watching at about 22:36, hat tip Brenda. This is about … Continue reading Laura Ingraham Talks with Stephen Miller: Afghan ‘Refugees’ Should be Resettled in Middle East