Concerned Citizens of Alma, Michigan Fight Back Against Plan for UAC Facility

Here is a post I wrote just now at ‘Frauds and Crooks’ with this note from me:

Editor:  I am posting this story here and at RRW today because it supports my recent harangue that you must get to work locally!  There is no one coming to your rescue as the Open Borders agitators expand their reach into towns large and small across the country.

They are working day and night to change America by changing the people!

The only hope you have now is to fight against the Progressive Left where you live!  Local elected officials can still be moved through public pressure.  There really is no hope at the state or federal level right now. 

Please click here to learn more!

And continuing on my theme of last week, look around where you live and see what you can do to fight back. 

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!

Maine: Former Governor and Immigration Hardliner to Run Again in 2022

He’s baaack!

Governor Paul LePage once quipped: “I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular!”

 

The Republican Governor who attempted to stem the flow of Maine taxpayer- funded welfare to literally the world says he will run again in 2022.  If he wins it would end 4 years of Democrat control of a state trending blue in recent years.

Here is the news at Breitbart:

‘Working People Vote Republican’: Former Gov. Paul LePage Launches Comeback Bid in Maine

Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) announced Monday that he would run once again in 2022 as he seeks to serve as the state’s governor, a role he previously held for two terms.

LePage said in a campaign announcement:

Today I am officially starting my campaign for Governor of Maine. Maine faces several challenges and we must work toward building a better future based on individual liberty, fiscal responsibility, and an economy which empowers everyone including our rural communities.

“We simply cannot continue to look to Washington, DC for bailouts, subsidies, or leadership,” he added. “We must ensure Maine is a great place to raise a family for generations to come, for all Mainers regardless of background.”

Keep reading.

And, then take a trip down memory lane to see the many posts I’ve written on the irascible Paul LePage.

I have an extensive category on Maine, click here.  Lewiston, the Somali capital of New England, has been a favorite topic.

And here is one of my top posts of all time.  From 2009:

Somali Migration to Maine: it’s the welfare magnet, stupid

Here They Come! Ethiopian Resettlement Contractor Wants More Refugees in Small Town Vermont

And, so does Vermont’s Republican Governor Phil Scott who has (according to the AP) asked Harris/Biden for more refugees!

It is surprising isn’t it that Vermont, the homeland of Bernie Socialist Sanders really hasn’t ‘welcomed’ very many refugees compared even to other states of a similar size, but all of that might change starting in October.

What is happening in October? 

The Harris/Biden team says they will increase refugee admissions for FY2022 which begins October first to 125,000.  That would be the highest annual refugee cap in decades—more than Obama ever dreamed of!  And, now the hunt is on for their new homes.

This article from the Associated Press would have you believe small cities were never the lucky recipients of third world diversity, but that just isn’t so.

And, by the way, know also that the AP reporter has transposed the words in the name of the organization.  It should be the Ethiopian Community Development Council known widely in the refugee industry as ECDC, a long time member of the big nine contractors*** that monopolize all resettlement and have done so for decades.

Targeted Brattleboro, VT, population 11,000

Readers may remember that an effort to make Rutland, Vermont, another small city in the white state, a home for impoverished refugees exploded into a huge controversy in 2016 that ultimately saw the pro-refugee mayor ousted.

See my Vermont archive by clicking here.

Know that this hunt for fresh territory is going on everywhere (except maybe Wyoming, but folks there need to be on the look-out) as the contractors must submit their plans to the US State Department by late summer so they can be competitive with other refugee contractors and get their allotment of paying clients (aka refugees) starting October first. 

Wausau, Wisconsin is also on the target list according to this report.

From AP at US News:

Refugee Resettlement Nonprofit Plans New Programs in Vermont

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A refugee resettlement nonprofit has plans to start a new program in Vermont to relocate refugees in smaller, more rural communities across the United States.

The Ethiopian Development Community Council, a nonprofit agency that partners with the State Department to resettle refugees in the U.S., wants to launch its program in Brattleboro because of the city’s support. The first families should arrive in the city before the end of the year if the program is approved by the federal government, Vermont Public Radio reported Monday.

The nonprofit has also chosen Wausau [Wisconsin–ed] to test out the program, pending federal approval.

The nonprofit is preparing for an influx of refugees since the Biden Administration has promised to increase the number of refugees allowed in the country and reopen the refugee resettlement program that the previous Trump Administration imposed restrictions on, the radio station reported.

Tsehaye Teferra

“If we want to create integration of refugees, having them only in big cities where they would be congregating among themselves, only, is not going to help long-term integration,” said Tsehaye Tefera, the founder of the Ethiopian Development Community Council.

That may sound like a nice sentiment but in reality refugees resettled in smaller cities generally migrate after a few months to larger cities because they want to live in enclaves with their own kind of people!

The most visible of the ethnic groups, partaking of what the industry calls secondary migration, are the Somalis loading up Minnesota.

Back to AP at US News….

Social and economic organizations in Windham County have been supportive, but efforts to resettle refugees in Vermont have been controversial in the past, Vermont Public Radio reported.

Elwell was formerly the manager in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Brattleboro town manager Peter Elwell said he knows there could be opposition to the resettlement program, but regardless, the plan is in line with the town’s priority to improve equity in one of the whitest states in the country.

Earlier this year, Gov. Phil Scott asked the State Department to increase the refugee cap in Vermont.

Scott called refugee resettlement “an integral part of our efforts to grow Vermont’s economy.”

 

However, see this report from FAIR which examined the ten smallest immigrant population states and determined that increasing the percentage of migrants going to the state would have an outsized negative impact on the economy and on the social fabric of the state.

You might be interested to know that ECDC is likely the smallest of the big nine resettlement contractors and generally over the years has kept a low political profile as others of the contractors, most notably HIAS, LIRS and Church World Service, were out making political noise and suing the Trump Administration.

However, much to my surprise Teferra took a public swipe at Trump here in July of 2020.

Virginia: Ethiopian Community Development Council Prez Speaks Out Against Trump Admin

You will see in that post that the ‘non-profit’ organization is effectively a government agency as almost the entirety of its $13 million budget comes from you, the US taxpayers.

 

***In case you are new to RRW, here are all of the nine contractors that have monopolized all refugee distribution in the US for decades.

They worked to ‘elect’ Biden/Harris and lobby for open borders.  As taxpayers you pay them millions annually to change America by changing the people.

Two of the contractors, the USCCB and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service are also paid to find locations for the Unaccompanied Alien Children.

At this very moment they are all out scouting for new, fresh territory in which to place their refugee clients.  See Winchester, VA.

Foreigners First! is their motto!