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.’

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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!

Virginia: Prime Example of Fake Refugees

This sob story from the Associated Press is meant to make naïve readers feel so very sorry for educated refugees, some in medical fields, who can’t get work here because they must get US licenses to practice (so that they can compete against your kids coming out of medical schools with degrees that cost you a fortune to provide).

But that isn’t the angle that interested me most in this report.

First and foremost, when someone is admitted as a refugee to the US under the US Refugee Admissions Program they are affirming that they can never return to their home country due to a legitimate fear of being persecuted for one of several factors—religious, racial, political among them.

Here we see that since the parents in this story can’t immediately jump into professional lives here, one has opted to return to Kurdistan—TO WHERE THEY CLAIMED THEY WERE NOT SAFE! in order to keep money flowing to the family back here being supported partially by US taxpayers.

From AP:

Workforce barriers keep refugees out of health care field

RICHMOND, Va. — Ferwerdin Al Barzanji has nightmares about what could have been — the promises she could have kept — if her almost 30 years as a university professor and medical researcher in Kurdistan were enough.

When she fled her home homeland bordering Iraq, Syria and Turkey to find refuge in Harrisonburg in 2016, families were depending on the monthly stipends she provided for food and housing. Students awaited her go-ahead to apply for grants at the college where she would teach.

She planned to bring more Kurds in!

Harrisonburg is a prime resettlement site. Protesting Trump’s refugee policies in 2017.
But within two years, she sent apologies instead. There was no money to send. There was no university job, no lab that would let her continue her work.

Like so many refugees, Al Barzanji’s options were limited, even with decades of experience and her fluent command of English, Arabic and Kurdish. Credentials, including her doctorate, were worthless in Virginia. To continue her career, she’d have to start over and go through school again. She couldn’t afford it, and it would be years before money flowed in again.

Eight months of tax payer financial assistance did flow in!

Refugees in the U.S. receive roughly eight months of financial assistance upon arrival, and after extensive interviews from federal officers abroad who determine their eligibility for resettlement, they’re immediately able to work. But neither Al Barzanji or her husband, Heja Al Sindi, could find employment that paid them a living wage.

Confirmed! Refugees are needed for cheap labor—“food factories” and “distribution centers!”

“They told me from the beginning, ‘You (can’t) think about your degrees. Ph.D.? Master’s? Teaching? No. You have to go to either the food factories or these distribution centers. Places like that in order to work,'” she recalled. “‘You can’t start like a university professor or a lab scientist.’

So if they told her that in the beginning why is she whining now?

If both of them stayed in the U.S., they wouldn’t be able to give their five children [presumably being educated now in Virginia’s public school system—ed] a better education — the reason they left their hometown after 50 years and the one promise Al Barzanji refused to let go.

The ‘refugee’ Dad went back to the place of their supposed persecution, Kurdistan, so he can make more money!

So they made a decision that would separate their family: Al Sindi would go back and work as the vice president of the University of Kurdistan and send his salary to his family in Harrisonburg while Al Barzanji continued her work as an interpreter and full-time mother.

“I put all my feelings and everything into their success. I have to forget about myself,” she said. “So I have to think about it like this. This is it. I have to live like this.”

Oh poor baby!

There is much more we could discuss in this AP story.  Virginia readers should definitely read on.

Memory Lane: Iraqi Murdered Wife, Blamed Killing on Islamophobes

The other day when I posted on an opinion piece published in a Billings, Montana newspaper where the writer was attempting to tell readers that refugees were all about peace and love and a better life, a reader reminded me of this story which I wrote about several times over the years.

Hate Crime Hoax du jour….

A good actor (for awhile). Jurors ultimately did not believe Kassim Al-Himidi’s grieving husband schtick!

I had included ‘El Cajon Iraqi murders wife and pins it on whitey‘ in my terror and crime round-up, but it bears repeating especially in light of the admission by the State Department that many Iraqis entered the US fraudulently and as someone once said about another group of migrants “they aren’t very good people.”

If there could be anything worse than murdering your wife, it is blaming the murder on Americans and creating a frenzy that brought in CAIR and the Southern Poverty Law Center to scream Islamophobia and racism!

 

Here is what I said in a 2014 post:

…the “hate crime” hoax had frightened Muslims in the El Cajon area into thinking there was a raving Islamophobe on the loose killing Muslims in their kitchens.  CAIR and the Southern Poverty Law Center were right in the forefront helping fan the flames.

After beating his wife to near death in 2012 (she died of her injuries a few days later), Al-Hamidi set the frenzy in motion by penning a note and claiming he found it near his injured wife. The note read:

“Go back to your own country. You’re a terrorist.”

The whole story sounded fishy from the beginning.

Fishy “hate crime” story in El Cajon

The queen of fake news, the New York Times, got involved and published a story with this headline and photo:

If you were following the case, you likely cannot forget this image of the weeping murderer at the funeral of his 32-year-old wife, Shaima Alawadi.

 

California: Fishy Iraqi “hate-crime” story was well, fishy!

Ultimately he was exposed, went to trial and found guilty.  I doubt the NYT or any of the charlatans at CAIR and the SPLC ever apologized!

El Cajon: Murder trial begins for Iraqi refugee at center of 2012 fishy hate crime story

El Cajon: Iraqi “hate crime” hoaxer is guilty in murder of wife

Iraqi refugee sentenced to 26 years to life for murdering wife wants to be executed…

So to wrap up, go back to see what the Billings, Montana writer told gullible readers:

It’s a credit to our government that not a single one of more than 3 million refugees resettled since the Refugee Act was signed in 1980 has taken the life of a U.S. citizen in a terrorist attack.

But, I guess killing one’s refugee wife and making it look like it was a domestic terrorist attack perpetrated by a xenophobic Islamophobe doesn’t count in his mind. Welcoming more to places like Montana is what ‘good Christians’ should be doing.

P.S. Consider the fact that you, the American taxpayer paid for these Iraqis to have a “better life” and paid for law enforcement and a criminal trial, and you get to pay for his prison care and feeding for decades. Oh joy!

June Refugee Numbers: 43 States ‘Welcomed’ Refugees, but None Placed in Delaware

As regular readers know, Comrade Joe has promised to aim for 62,500 refugees to be admitted to the US through the US Refugee Admissions Program by the end of this September.

For new readers, these are ‘refugees’ chosen by the UN from largely Africa, Asia and the Middle East and do NOT include the hundreds of thousands of border invaders.

1,530 impoverished third worlders were admitted in June which brings the total for the first nine months of Fiscal year 2021 to 4,780.  At this rate they will have to do some serious ‘welcoming’ to reach even Trump’s lowest admission record of all time—11,814.

You can see the limited data available at the Refugee Processing Center.

At the end of the Trump administration the data was voluminous, but now is limited to only the most cursory information.

The first thing I noticed when looking at the data was that it sure looks like we are still moving the entirety of the Democratic Republic of Congo to America!  More on that in a minute.

And, I noticed that some of the usual top ‘welcoming’ states were not at the top any longer and some others had crept into the top ten.

The regulars Texas, New York, Michigan and California are there, but Kentucky! beats out California for a spot in the top five when it comes to admitting the Congolese.  Big Poultry must need workers!

Kentucky got 92 refugees in June and 81 were from the DR Congo!

Six states and the District of Columbia got zip, zero, nada refugees. West Virginia got one refugee this year.

Joe Biden’s Delaware was one of the six that have none.

In fact, long time readers know that Joe Biden and Ted Kennedy created the refugee program back in 1979, and yet Delaware has only received a handful of refugees over the last 40 years.

Here are the states (and the District of Columbia) which had no resettlements this fiscal year:  Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Wyoming.  New readers are always fascinated to hear that Wyoming has never allowed any refugee resettlement.

Here is the top ten line up.  Although the numbers are small so far, you should consider these as leading contenders for the big flood Biden promises for FY22 (125,000 anticipated) which begins on October 1, 2021—in less than three months.

NY (117)

MI (100)

KY (92)

TX (82)

WI (78)  This is the first time I have seen Wisconsin even in the top ten!

CA (74)

AZ (71)

GA (65)

TN (65)

CO (62)  I don’t recall Colorado ever being in the top ten either.

More than 50% of this month’s ‘new American refugees’ (829) are from the DR Congo.

And, because it is so easy to go down memory lane and bring you older posts (from when the data was still available at the Refugee Processing Center), here is a 2019 post (with screenshots) in which I reminded readers that it was the Obama administration that in 2013 promised the United Nations we would move 50,000 Congolese to a town near you over the following five years.

In 2019 we were already 8,999 over that cap!  I said then that I doubted even the Trump State Department remembered there was a cap of 50,000.

We could easily be pushing 70,000 now, but the data is not available.

Obama Told UN We Would Take 50,000 Congolese Refugees in Five Years! Time is up!