North Dakota: County Commissioner Takes Lutheran Resettlement Agency to Task

I reported here in December that Burleigh County commissioners held a couple of contentious meetings on the question of whether the county would continue receiving refugees under the President’s new reform plan.

Although their decision was not exactly overwhelming, the fact that this county commission actually held a hearing to take the pulse of the community is very significant. All across the country governors and local elected officials are deciding behind closed doors. Demand public hearings!

 

Lutheran Social Services recently reported to the commissioners that all was quiet and few refugees were arriving.

The headline from the Bismarck Tribune focuses on that.

However, read on.

Commissioner Brian Bitner does something rarely seen when the subject of the financial impact refugees have on the community comes up—he called out Lutheran Social Services for providing deceptive information.

See who produced that information….

From the Bismarck Tribune:

New refugee family won’t count toward cap; Bitner criticizes provided information

 

http://research.newamericaneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nae-nd-report.pdf

Commissioner Brian Bitner, who voted against refugee resettlement, on Wednesday criticized Lutheran Social Services for including information that he said wasn’t appropriate in its proposal to continue resettling refugees.

In its application to the county, Lutheran Social Services included a 2017-18 study from the state Legislature’s Human Services Committee that cited a report provided by New American Economy, a New York-based immigration research nonprofit, in a section on the “Benefits of Refugee Resettlement.” Despite the title, the section cited data on “New Americans” — a term that doesn’t mean just refugees.

Bloomberg’s big bucks buy glossy studies and the media falls for it!

This is Michael Bloomberg’s baby! He wants cheap labor for fat cats!

For readers who do not follow my other blog, ‘Frauds and Crooks’ you need to know that the New American Economy is Michael Bloomberg‘s plan for American immigration.

He and his cohorts have been spreading their Open Borders propaganda for ten years, so you can’t trust his numbers to begin with!

This is what the Left (and rich RINO Rs) do, they publish glossy studies and everyone, including the gullible media, never questions it.

It sure looks like one county commissioner isn’t fooled!

The Bismarck Tribune continues….

“Except where otherwise noted, we define an immigrant as anyone born outside the country to non-U.S. citizen parents who is a resident in the United States,” Nan Wu, New American Economy Deputy Director of Qualitative Research, said in an email about her group’s report. “This includes naturalized citizens, green card holders, temporary visa holders, refugees, asylees, and undocumented immigrants, among others. So refugees are included when we refer to “New Americans” or immigrants in the report.”

The section said “New Americans” in North Dakota paid $36.4 million in state and local taxes, $66.9 million in Social Security taxes and $16.2 million in Medicare taxes, and earned $559.6 million of income.

“The information regarding benefits of that was not information that was relative to refugees, it was information that was pertinent to foreign-born individuals,” Bitner said. “And so I (studied) the source of the information to find out it was census data that they used.”

He added: “And in the census data they were clear that it wasn’t possible to separate out any of the categories of immigration from that information. So the refugee information that was provided to us was not refugee information.”

More here.

County Commissioner recall.

I never did get a chance to post on it, but this is interesting news about a recall effort going on in Burleigh County.

 

How Many Refugees Would Top Dems ‘Welcome’ to Your Towns and Cities?

 

The LA Times posted a piece yesterday entitled:

Where do Democratic presidential candidates stand on immigration policy?

But strangely it only reports the number of refugees each candidate wants per year for a couple of the candidates.  Why the silence on some others when the numbers are available?

Remember that President Trump has the level set at 18,000 (under the Refugee Act of 1980, the President sets the ceiling/cap each fiscal year).

The Dems want to change that and have Congress set a minimum ceiling of 95,000.  If the Dems win the White House, and hold the House, there is an excellent chance that will happen.

The LA Times lists numbers for only Biden and Warren:

 Grandpappy of the US Refugee Admissions Program, Joe Biden:  125,000

Elizabeth Warren:  175,000

We know that Michael Bloomberg is at 125,000.

Amy Klobuchar is floating 110,000.

Bernie Sanders doesn’t set a number except that he wants at least 50,000 so-called climate refugees admitted every year.  (See my climate refugee archive.)

Tom Steyer also has not given a number that I can find but would welcome climate refugees in the mix.

I find it incredible that the Democrats want to inject hundreds of thousands of competitors into the job market who will drive down wages for American workers.  Don’t African Americans and other minorities get that?

Michael Bloomberg’s Plan for Immigration: We Need More! (including 125,000 refugees per year)

Editor: This is cross-posted from my other blog Frauds and Crooks.

I pay fairly close attention to the 2020 campaign news and especially when it comes to the Dem candidate’s plans for immigration should they regain the White House.

But, I think it’s odd that with all the other news about Michael Bloomberg, there is little mentioned about his now decade-long plan to increase immigration as seen in his National Partnership for a New American Economy.

I told you all about it here last November, but I have been writing about it off and on for years.

 

Now I see that there is a short piece at Bloomberg news briefly summarizing his immigration plans.

But, strangely, no mention of his organization that has been gradually softening up mayors by handing out grant money and praising elected officials for a decade through his New American Economy network.

Michael Bloomberg Unveils Plan for ‘Broken’ Immigration System

Michael Bloomberg proposed an immigration plan similar to proposals from his moderate [LOL!] Democratic presidential rivals that includes reversing President Donald Trump’s policies, creating a path to U.S. citizenship for undocumented residents and allowing “place-based” visas.

Bloomberg says he wants more foreign born docs and other medical professionals admitted to the US to compete with your kids going through medical school. Docs like Moses deGraft-Johnson? https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2020/02/17/florida-another-new-american-doctor-charged-rips-us-off-for-millions/

Bloomberg’s plan contains many of the same elements as those offered by Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg. They include rescinding Trump’s travel ban, ending family separations at the border, protecting so-called dreamers — young adults who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children — as well as increasing the cap on resettling refugees and updating the asylum process.

The former New York mayor does not go as far as progressive rivals Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who would decriminalize migration.

[….]

Bloomberg would expand temporary worker visas to address labor shortages and allow certain localities to petition for “place-based” immigrant visas to meet economic or social needs in their communities.

For regular readers of ‘Frauds and Crooks‘ this should give you a chuckle….

He would also allow more opportunities for foreign-born doctors, nurses and other health professionals to address the shortage of health-care workers in under-served areas.

(For those of you who aren’t regular readers, be sure to see my fraudulent new American doctors’ archive!)

More here.

And, now see his platform that includes increasing refugee admissions to 125,000 per year!  (Trump’s is presently set at 18,000.)

End policies that run counter to our deepest values as Americans

Mike will rescind President Trump’s disgraceful travel ban, end family separations at the border, establish rigorous safeguards for children, and promote alternatives to detention for individuals and families who pose no threat to public safety. Mike will set the annual refugee resettlement target at 125,000 and also restore fairness and timeliness to the asylum process. And he will honor and protect immigrant service members, veterans and their families.

[….]

Mike will create a federal Office of New Americans to support the integration of newcomers….

With that he is recycling an Obama White House plan.

Read it all.

Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar Wants to Return Refugee Admissions Numbers to pre-Trump Levels

John Binder at Breitbart reports in this not-so-surprising post.

But, if you missed it, first see my report at Frauds and Crooks about how the Senator had no interest in hearing the FBI testify in 2009 before the Senate on Somali Islamic radicalization in Minneapolis.

Where Was Amy Klobuchar That Day?

Here is Binder:

Amy Klobuchar Vows to Resettle 500 Percent More Refugees, None in Her Neighborhood

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is vowing to increase the number of refugees resettled in the United States by more than 500 percent if elected president, almost none of whom would likely be resettled in her neighborhood.

This year, President Trump lowered the annual refugee resettlement cap to its lowest ever at about 18,000 total admissions. This is merely a numerical limit and not a goal to be reached by the State Department.

Amy with her constituents. The banner behind the group is one of the refugee resettlement agencies in Minnesota.

Klobuchar has vowed to increase refugee resettlement back to Obama levels, admitting at least 110,000 refugees in the U.S. in her first year in office.

As president, Klobuchar would “direct the State Department to restore the refugee admissions cap to at least its pre-Trump administration level,” according to her campaign.

Returning to Obama-level refugee admissions would be a more than 500 percent increase in refugee resettlement to the U.S. compared to Trump’s level of refugee resettlement.

Though thousands of American communities would be inundated with a refugee flow, Klobuchar’s neighborhood of Marcy-Holmes in Minneapolis, Minnesota, would likely have to absorb close to none of those refugees.

While Minneapolis has resettled thousands of refugees since 2009, almost none live in Marcy-Holmes, where Klobuchar owns a home with her husband.

Continue reading here.

She is not alone, all of the Democrat candidates will do the same if they regain control of the White House.

Perhaps the most hilarious hypocrite is Joe Biden  As one of the original designers of the Refugee Admissions Act of 1980, his home state of Delaware has only taken a couple hundred refugees at most since the law was signed by Jimmy Carter.  He says 125,000 is a good number for 2021 (if he makes it to the White House).

 

Where Was Amy Klobuchar That Day? (a Cross-post from Frauds and Crooks)

That would be the day the FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center went to the Senate Homeland Security Committee to testify about potential Islamic radicalization in her home state of Minnesota!

I don’t know how many readers at RRW also read my other blog ‘Frauds and Crooks’ where I have a category entitled: Politicians as frauds.

If you didn’t see my post yesterday about Amy Klobuchar, please go have a look. Hint! It has to do with Somali refugees who left Minnesota to get their jihad training in Somalia.

Birds of a feather? Senator and Presidential candidate Klobuchar with Senator Tammie Baldwin and fellow Minnesotan, Rep. Ilhan Omar having a good laugh!