Two Major Refugee Contractors Receive Millions to Move Illegal Aliens from the Border to Interior US

Because this story is so important, I’m posting it instead of a weekly round-up of refugee news.

And, besides, the US Refugee Admissions Program has been stalled for some mysterious reason by the Biden gang so there isn’t a lot new since last week.

I can only guess the hold-up is because they have created such a crisis at our wide open border with their fake refugee invasion that they aren’t beginning the large movement they promised the Left of Africans, Asians and Middle Easterners into the country fearing more anger from their 80 million voters! (Only 24% of all Americans support Biden border policies.)

That isn’t making the nine contractors***, who are paid by you and me to place them, happy.

However, two of the nine contractors are busy collecting millions to ostensibly take care of the women and kids, including some “not so nice women,” arriving at the border in historically high numbers.

Those two are the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.

 

Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, and Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago greet asylum seekers at the Humanitarian Respite Center at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, Texas, in 2017, the location of the viral video from Infowars last week.

First, to get a feel for the magnitude of the crisis, see the New York Times story headlined:

Young Migrants Crowd Shelters, Posing Test for Biden

The administration is under intensifying pressure to expand its capacity to care for as many as 35,000 unaccompanied minors, part of a wave of people crossing the border.

More than 20,000 children and teenagers are in the custody of a government system that is already at “103 percent of capacity,” including nearly 17,000 in shelters run by the health department, according to briefing materials from Operation Artemis, a response to the border crisis led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Government projections obtained by The New York Times show there could be more than 35,000 migrant children to be cared for by June — a prospect that one former senior health and human services official called “terrifying.”

The NYT story does not mention the role Catholic agencies are playing, but does mention Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.  Of course you are led to believe that they are doing their work of moving migrants to the interior US out of the goodness of their Christian hearts.

Viral Video

Now,, see the controversial film in front of a Catholic agency in McAllen, Texas from Infowars this week if you aren’t one of the million or so who have already seen it.

Sister Norma Pimental was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in America for 2020. https://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2020/5888284/sister-norma-pimentel/

Needless to say, Catholic Charities has blasted Jones’ video saying at Catholic World Report:

Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley on Thursday said a viral video of their work with migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico border is “inaccurate and unauthorized.”

We have been doing our humanitarian work for years, said Pimental director of Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley.

One of those on the scene for the confrontation in front of McAllen’s Catholic Charities facility is Tim Enlow and it is worth an hour of your time to see and hear him explain to patriot interviewer Delora O’Brien what exactly went down that day.

One of the most shocking revelations in the interview is that Enlow describes the arrival at the scene of a white man identifying himself as wealthy and from Philadelphia who claims he was told by a nun! that he could come down to McAllen and pick up a couple of van loads of single women he could care for and provide work for!

Watch it before Youtube removes it!  Hat tip: Robin.

 

 

O’Brien and Enlow charge that the government, our US government, is sponsoring child smuggling!

Your tax dollars at work!

They are more right than they know since both Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are raking in millions from the US Treasury to ‘care for’ Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).

If you are a long-time reader of RRW, this news is not new!

I bet for others, you had no idea that YOUR TAX DOLLARS were paying these ‘religious’ charities for their work!

Data for the Bishops from USA Spending where all federal grants and contracts are catalogued.

Here we learn that the USCCB has pulled in $17.9 million in just the last 12 months for their UAC ‘care.’

The UACs represent the biggest chunk of the Bishops payola right now.

Below you can see a year-to-year comparison. 

They have lost some serious money since Obama, but they are picking up steam again.  See for FY21, which we are in right now, they anticipate more millions this fiscal year as represented by the yellow line.

 

 

The Lutherans have got the Catholics beat! 

Again data from USA Spending.

LIRS doesn’t need to be bringing in refugees from around the world, they are doing very well taking care of the illegal alien children. The $55 million is their take (of your money) for the children! over the last twelve months.

By the way, LIRS is over 90% taxpayer funded. There is no passing the plate at Sunday services for them!

Longtime readers know that LIRS was mired in controversy a few years ago, but notice how much the Trump Administration was shelling out to them.  More than any Obama year!  Pity that Trump never put anyone into key positions who knew where the bodies were buried.

 

 

***In case you are new to RRW, here are all of the contractors.

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.

Americans Last! is their motto!

 

 

Across Africa and the Middle East, Refugee Plane Tickets to America Canceled

“What’s going on? We thought this was going to be a new time for a new era for resettlement. Why are these cases getting canceled?”

(Natalie El-Deiry, International Rescue Committee, describing what refugees are saying.)

 

My headline could have been a headline in the era of (that mean guy) Donald Trump, but believe it or not that is big news in the Biden/Harris era where the team running the country had already told Congress they want 62,500 refugees flown in by September 30th.

Where are the angry protests against Biden?

(Please know that this 62,500 would be in addition to the tens, possibly hundreds of thousands, who will overrun our southern border this year all claiming that they too are refugees.)

Yes the contractors*** are squawking as their “clients” are turned back at airports across several continents, but funny that there are no angry demonstrations against the man, their man, they helped install in the White House.

Here is the Huffington Post with the news.

There are other stories with headlines blaming the mess on policies leftover from Trump!

Hundreds Of Refugees’ Flights Canceled Due To Biden Red Tape

Nearly 300 refugees who had been approved and booked to arrive in the United States last week to begin a new chapter in their lives had their flights canceled at the last minute, according to several resettlement agencies.

With the help of the State Department, resettlement agencies across the country had begun to process and book hundreds of refugees to enter the U.S. in March after the Biden administration announced it would be raising the refugee cap.

Natalie El-Deiry works for the International Rescue Committee overseeing their Utah and Montana offices. The IRC is paid by you to resettle ‘legit refugee’ “clients,” yet they also support the illegal aliens’ run on the border.  Go figure!

The decision was applauded as a crucial first step in rebuilding the refugee system after it was dealt a series of blows by thenPresident Donald Trump, who spent years demonizing refugees and decimating the resettlement programs.

But nearly a month after announcing the refugee increases and notifying Congress, President Joe Biden has yet to formally sign off on the higher cap.

Without Biden’s signature, refugee admissions are still restricted by Trump’s record-low 15,000 cap for fiscal year 2021 and his decision to exclude refugees from Muslim-majority countries like Syria and Somalia. The delay has forced a slew of canceled tickets and left hundreds of refugees in limbo and resettlement agencies scrambling.

The State Department has canceled flights for at least 264 refugees this month and more cancellations are expected, according to resettlement agencies.

[….]

After Biden was elected president, Wilondja [refugee star of this story] began to feel hopeful again. The new administration launched an effort to overhaul the immigration system, including raising the refugee cap to 125,000 for the next fiscal year (which starts Oct. 1, 2021) and allowing an additional 62,500 refugees to be admitted this fiscal year.

More here

To understand how high a number 62,500 is (to be accomplished in less than seven months), here are the high and low years for refugee admissions after the George HW Bush era where he admitted hundreds of thousands over his four years in office.

Clinton’s high year (numbers rounded) was 119,000, and low (for a whole year) was 69,000.

Bush: High year was 69,000, and low was 27,000.

Obama:  High year was 85,000, and low was 56,000.

Trump: High year was 54,000 (because part of that fiscal year Obama was still in office), and low was 12,000.

So you can see that if Chairman Joe pulls this off (62,500 by September 30th and 125,000 next year) he would far exceed the numbers that Obama admitted through the US Refugee Admissions Program, and in the midst of the pandemic no less!

 

***For New Readers  these are the nine federal refugee contractors who worked to put Biden and Harris in the White House, are lobbying for millions of illegal aliens to be transformed into legal voting citizens, and they have succeeded in getting the new administration to promise to raise the ceiling for refugee admissions to 125,000 for next year FY2022—that is the highest it has been in 29 years.

The 62,500 number is for the remainder of FY21.  FY21 ends in less than 7 months. And, again, these numbers are in addition to those fake asylum seekers coming across our borders.

They are largely paid by you, the taxpayer, for their work of changing America by changing the people, and in so doing, are putting struggling Americans last!

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Biden; Will they Shut Up about the Babies?

So what do you know, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, at one time the largest (of nine) refugee resettlement agencies in America,*** will have to walk a fine line as Chairman Joe and his minions are opposed to recognizing the life of the unborn, a major tenet of the Roman Catholic faith.

Where is Hunter? Here he was lurking in the background when the Bidens greeted the Socialist Pope a few years ago.

 

Under Biden/Harris, money for abortions will flow freely throughout the world !

Rock and a hard place….

On the other hand, the Bishops are extremely happy that Biden wants open borders and a flow of refugees into the country that would be larger than St. Obama every proposed—125,000—and the Bishops know that their financial bottom line depends on continuing to put the lives of migrants, both legal and illegal, above America’s vulnerable people especially as the Chinese virus continues its scourge.

So, will the Bishops shut up about the lives of the unborn?

From the National Catholic Reporter:

Can Catholic bishops work with the Biden administration?

The news last week was that the U.S. Catholic bishops are getting ready to wage war on the new administration — and possibly each other — over the Catholic president’s positions on abortion, gay rights and religious freedom.

That may be true, but there are plenty of areas where the bishops and the Biden administration are on the same page and could work together. It would be a tragedy for the church, the administration and the United States if disagreement on some issues makes it impossible for them to work together on others.

If the bishops need a model, they can recall the Trump administration, whose agenda they were not totally on board with: They liked the administration when it came to abortion and religious freedom but opposed it on most other issues.

What controversial issues could the bishops and the Biden administration work on together?

They can agree on flooding America with more poverty while Americans are suffering!

The Bishops want more refugees; they agree with the moratorium on deportations; and they are so happy to invite more Muslims to your American towns and cities.

The U.S. Catholic bishops frequently condemned the Trump administration for its cutbacks on refugee admissions and funding.

Bishop Mario Eduardo Dorsonville-Rodríguez was born in Columbia

“We continue to be disappointed by the Trump Administration’s diminishment of the U.S. refugee resettlement program, as these decisions have a tangible impact on those fleeing religious persecution and other vulnerable families in need of refuge,” said the bishops in October. “The low number of admissions, given the global need and the capacity and wealth of the United States, is heartbreaking.”

The bishops, who have been involved in refugee resettlement for many decades, welcomed the new administration’s plans to return refugee admissions to their previous levels.

They are happy to see a change in attitude and programs from the new administration.

On Inauguration Day, the chair of the bishops’ Committee on Migration, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, responded positively to the administration’s 100-day moratorium on certain deportations, allowing for a comprehensive review of current immigration enforcement policies.

[….]

The bishops also applauded the administration’s ending of the ban prohibiting immigrants and refugees from certain Muslim countries from entering the United States.

More here.

The Bishops lost MILLIONs during the Trump years!

So how much funding did the Bishops lose under President Trump, the most supportive and vocal PRO Life President ever?

Because the Bishops don’t file a federal IRS Form 990 (they claim they are a church and thus are exempt from filing) it can get a little challenging to see how much federal moola they are receiving from you, the American taxpayer.

However, here we have screenshots from their annual reports to demonstrate they did take a major financial hit during the Trump years as Trump dramatically slowed the flow of the third world to America.

From the Bishop’s Annual report for the last two years of the Obama/Biden Administration. Disgustingly, they have been milking the US taxpayers since 1975 for their migration work!

And, I bet you thought their work was all out of the goodness of their charitable Christian hearts.

Now see the 2020 annual report for two Trump years.

Look at that hit they took! That must have been painful for the church that has had to pay out huge sums in recent years for their child sex abuse scandals.

Just for fun, I went back to 2009 (first full Obama year) and note that their federal ‘take’ that year for their migration program was a mere $18 million. So, Obama/Biden sure managed to fill their coffers.

Let’s keep an eye on the Bishops and whether they shut up about babies lives as the refugees (paying clients) Biden has promised start flowing in….

America Lasters!

***For New Readers these are the nine federal refugee contractors who worked to put Biden and Harris in the White House and are lobbying for millions of illegal aliens to be transformed into legal voting citizens, as well as raising the refugee admissions ceiling from 15,000 this year to 125,000.

They are largely paid by you, the taxpayer, for their work of changing America by changing the people, and in so doing, are putting Americans last!

 

Nine Refugee Contractors Will Push Legislation to Set a Floor on Refugee Numbers

To make sure a future President will never be able to do what Trump did to them!

[R]eopening the doors to refugees is “how we will restore the soul of our nation.”

(Chairman Joe)

 

We frequently talk about the refugee ceiling that a President places on the US Refugee Admissions Program, but the Open Borders agitators in the resettlement industry aren’t satisfied with that.

They want to make sure that no future President can do what President Trump did to them and that is set an extremely low ceiling for admission of third worlders into American towns and cities.

They want a floor of 95,000 so they can be assured of a steady stream of US taxpayer dollars to their coffers!

In other words, they want no interruption to their money supply-chain from your wallets to their wallets.

From the Associated Press:

Broken by Trump, US refugee program aims to return stronger

Despite potential problems reopening the pipeline, advocates say it’s important that Biden set this year’s ceiling at 125,000 people to start building the program back up.

Even as the refugees we have now are suffering!

He’s also vowed to seek legislation setting an annual baseline of 95,000 refugee admissions, which would help stabilize funding for resettlement agencies. *** Biden’s campaign said the number could go beyond that “commensurate with our responsibility, our values and the unprecedented global need.”

Yup!  Joe, Ted and Jimmy Carter are responsible for the Refugee Act of 1980. Tells you all you need to know!

Biden, who co-sponsored legislation creating the refugee program in 1980, says reopening the doors to refugees is “how we will restore the soul of our nation.”

“Resettling refugees helps reunite families, enriches the fabric of America, and enhances our standing, influence and security in the world,” Biden said in June for World Refugee Day.

More here.

But, this is where it gets hilarious. 

Yes, ol’ Joe did help create the Refugee Admissions Program and yet he managed to keep the number of third worlders that were placed in Delaware at near the bottom of the list for the entire nation.

Below is some of what I said in 2017 about Biden’s record on refugees for Delaware:

So from FY03 through today (in FY17) we admitted 886,324 refugees to America (not including asylum seekers) and Delaware got a whopping 139 of them!

In the years Joe Biden was Vice President, Delaware got only 50 refugees.

Enduring mystery: How did Delaware dodge the refugee bullet for decades?

 

Unfortunately that post was the victim of WordPress.com when it bowed to pressure from the speech police to remove my site and some of the illustrations were lost..  And, of course we can no longer access all of the data at the Refugee Processing Center (due to fraud by foreigners) to give you up-to-date numbers on Delaware’s abysmal resettlement history.

 

America Lasters!

***For New Readers these are the nine federal refugee contractors who worked to put Biden and Harris in the White House and are lobbying for millions of illegal aliens to be transformed into legal voting citizens as well as raising the refugee admissions ceiling from 15,000 this year to 125,000.

They are largely paid by you, the taxpayer, for their work of changing America by changing the people, and in so doing, are putting Americans last!

 

HIAS Tells Supporters—Pressure Biden to Stick to Promise—125,000 Refugees THIS Year

Never mind that we are learning that the refugees already in the United States are suffering during the Chinese virus crisis, losing jobs, being evicted and sometimes not finding enough to eat, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society wants more (to suffer?).

Refugees Struggling in America, Yet Biden Promised 125,000 New Refugees in 2021

125,000 would be the largest number admitted in nearly three decades.

Joe Biden Plans to Admit the Most Refugees in any One Year Since 1992

The web is exploding with stories about Biden and refugees and I am bringing you this one because I thought a comment by one of the resettlement contractors was informative.

It is about Columbus, Ohio activists jumping for joy that more migrants of all stripes will be staying and that Biden will admit more refugees than that mean old (Americans First!) Trump.

But, see what refugee contractor Angie Plummer says about the 125,000 number.

From WOSU Radio:

Columbus Activists Hope President Biden Will Rebuild Refugee Resettlement Programs

 

After years of cuts and crackdowns under President Trump, immigrants rights activists are hopeful that the Biden administration will mean fewer deportations and a larger number of refugees settling in Columbus and the rest of the country.

“While our local government is very supportive of our work, our overall government funding continues to diminish.” https://www.crisohio.org/newyear2019/

Former President Trump limited the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. to lows of 15,000 a year. During the campaign, President Joe Biden promised to raise that to 125,000.

Angie Plummer, executive director of Community Refugee and Immigration Services, says that number is aspirational.

“The refugee processing pipeline has been severely damaged, there’s a lot that needs to be rebuilt,” Plummer says.

“So we’re not anticipating that huge number, certainly not this fiscal year.”

By the way, Plummer’s organization in Ohio is a subcontractor of Church World Service one of the nine major federal resettlement contractors.***  HIAS is also one of the nine.

See my recent post about CWS.

Christian Groups Push for Mass Amnesty and to Raise Refugee Ceiling to 125,000 this Year

 

So with Plummer’s words in mind, why is HIAS telling its supporters to pressure Chairman Joe to set a ceiling of 125,000 this year?

It makes no sense to bring in more impoverished refugees as Americans suffer with joblessness due to Covid-19. 

Previously I thought that HIAS and the others in the open borders movement simply wanted to add more Socialist leaning voters to the voter rolls as a primary objective, but heck they have now figured out how to win without real voters.

So why do this….

HIAS Hype!

 

That is a screenshot.  See what they want their followers to do by clicking here.

I have a huuuge archive on HIAS, check it out.

America Lasters!

***For New Readers these are the nine federal refugee contractors who have worked to put Biden and Harris in the White House.

They are largely paid by you, the taxpayer, for their work of changing America by changing the people and are putting Americans last!