Trump Initiative to Give State and Local Government a Say in Refugee Resettlement was DEAD Before Biden EO

I am willing to blame (almost) everything on the newly installed Biden/Harris Administration, but Trump never had support for his effort to give state and local governments a say in placement of refugees.  Why?

First, because the Leftwingers at three federal contracting agencies, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Church World Service and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, had taken the EO to court and had already won!

The contractors have been calling the shots on locations for decades and they plan to keep it that way!

 

An Appeals Court, the day before Inauguration Day, had already put the nail in the coffin on this Trump effort to protect you and give you a say in refugee resettlement site selection.

Court of Appeals Rules: YOU Have No Say in Whether YOUR Town Will Accept Refugees

And….

Republican Governors did not back Trump!

More importantly, governors needed to support the plan and the vast majority, at least 18, Republican governors in the nation opposed the President, except for a handful including DeSantis and Kemp who remained quiet, leaving Governor Abbott of Texas the only Governor in the Nation brave enough to back the plan!

Three More Republican Governors Turn on Trump, Cave to Leftists on Refugee Program Reform

White House Supposedly Blindsided as Republican Governors Cave on Refugee Resettlement

….most importantly, the supposed reformers working for the President apparently did not have a firm understanding of how weak most Republican governors are on immigration issues of any sort.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott was the only Republican to support the President’s effort to reform the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program before the resettlement contractors shut it down with a lawsuit. https://refugeeresettlementwatch.org/2020/01/10/breaking-news-texas-governor-abbott-says-no-will-not-accept-more-refugees-in-2020/

For new readers, most Republican governors are weak because they are backed by global corporations and the Chamber of Commerce types who want a steady supply of CHEAP labor!

Hey, and for all of you Kristi Noem fans, she DID NOT SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT on this and I suspect it is because of that big Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods slaughter house in South Dakota and its appetite for cheap refugee labor.

In addition, of course, to the myriad other meatpackers scattered across South Dakota that Noem was obviously not willing to buck. (Not presidential material in my view!)

And, even if Biden left a little (fake) wiggle room as the Breitbart article suggests in its incomplete story, there is NO concern for you from Biden/Harris— for those of you who live in the communities where refugees have been resettled and where tens of thousands more will be resettled.

Biden is aiming to bring in more refugees than any president in three decades.

The US State Department and its contractors*** will be choosing locations for the impoverished third worlders new homes as they have been doing for 40 years.

Here is Breitbart’s story without some of the most important facts!  You can read it yourself, but remember…

As Biden arrived in the White House, there was effectively no longer a Trump EO to protect local citizens and states, and a big part of the blame goes to REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS who did not back the President.

Joe Biden Puts Americans in the Dark by Revoking Ability to Reject Refugee Dumping in Their Communities

Too bad Breitbart isn’t reading RRW!

 

Americans Last!

***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!

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Joyful over Biden Promise of 125,000 Refugees in the Coming Year

“We’ll do all we can to help [get to 125,000] — and to hold the administration accountable.

(Did you get that Joe? A little threat from Melanie Nezer!)

 

I guess they aren’t too annoyed that he isn’t going to flood America with poverty at least for the next few months.  Maybe even Biden is wise enough to know that it would be a bridge-too-far for MOST Americans who are suffering due to the China virus hysterics.

Biden Says He Will Raise Refugee Ceiling “Back Up” to 125,000 as Americans Suffer Joblessness from Chinese Virus Lockdown

Biden’s promise of 125,000 is for next fiscal year (2022) which begins on October 1, 2021.  We haven’t admitted that many refugees since 1992, so Biden will be beating Barack on that score.

Prior to the Trump administration, HIAS and the other eight resettlement contractors*** resettled large numbers of Somali Muslims living in Kenya and chosen for the US by the UN.

 

However, for policy wonks who have followed the Refugee Admissions Program for over a decade, the flow will be creeping in shortly because there is a provision in the Refugee Act of 1980 which allows the Prez to change the cap during the year if he/she sees a need.

HIAS says Biden will follow the law and “consult” with Congress as he makes a case that he should begin raising Trump’s 15,000 cap right now.  Consult does not mean Congress can say no, but they won’t say no anyway.

An astute readers suggested that Biden will use the coming months to send massive amounts of federal money (your money!) out to the contractors so they can get their offices up and running to ‘welcome’ the New Americans.

During Trump’s Presidency Many Refugee Agency Affiliates Closed

 

Here is HIAS yesterday whooping it up!

WASHINGTON — In the first days of the Biden administration, HIAS has been encouraged by the new president’s swift and positive actions to welcome refugees. His pledge today to raise the annual refugee admissions cap in consultation with Congress is another much-needed step toward repairing the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and making our immigration system more humane.

HIAS’s Melanie Nezer. Gee what is that little symbol in the left hand corner of the pic?

The annual refugee admissions cap — also called the Presidential Determination, or PD — was cut during every year of the Trump administration, setting a new record low each time.

For Fiscal Year 2021, the PD stood at just 15,000. President Biden has promised to consult with Congress and raise the PD before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, allowing more people in desperate need of safety to come to the United States as quickly as possible. The administration has said it will fulfill President Biden’s campaign promise to raise the PD to 125,000, its highest level in more than two decades, during FY22.

“President Biden has stated formally and in no uncertain terms that U.S. humanitarian leadership is back,” said Melanie Nezer, HIAS’ senior vice president of public affairs. “Rebuilding the resettlement system the prior administration nearly broke won’t be easy. The refugee resettlement program must bring people to safety, protect national security, and integrate people across the country, all in a contentious political environment and during a global pandemic. Despite these challenges, the president has made clear he intends to get there. We’ll do all we can to help — and to hold the administration accountable.

More here.

*** For new readers here they are, the America Lasters who want more refugees as the ones they previously resettled are struggling in the Chinese virus lockdown (as are many low income Americans!).

 

 

During Trump’s Presidency Many Refugee Agency Affiliates Closed

I don’t know exactly how many, but I have heard that around 100 offices closed.

The nine contractors*** call them affiliates, but you could also call them subcontractors (I do).  I suspect they don’t like the later word because it then appears that there are lots of bucks moving around, and there are!

As the Obama Administration was ending we had reported that efforts were underway by the US State Department to add as many as 40 new locations for the placement of refugees since the contractors were wearing out their welcome as they overloaded towns and cities with poverty.

Here is a map from the Refugee Processing Center showing where refugees were being placed in 2016.  I know it is hard to read but you can see it enlarged either at the link above at RPC, or use the link under each map.

See that the nine contractors are color-coded and listed in the right hand corner, and note that more than one contractor can have local offices in cities especially eager for more diversity and for more needy people to care for.

We can only assume those cities have run out of their own poor people!

https://www.wrapsnet.org/documents/PRM-RPP+Affilaite+Sites+2016+-+LG.pdf

 

Now here is a map of the locations for refugee resettlement at the time Biden was installed in the White House.

https://www.wrapsnet.org/documents/2290-PRM-FY20-Affiliate-Sites-Large.pdf

 

You can expect to see a re-opening of some of those offices closed during the Trump years, and pay close attention to local efforts, often by those “Interfaith” political organizations, agitating for new offices.

Frankly, the only way forward now is to work at the local/state level for most of your political activity.

Americans Last!

***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!

This post is archived in my ‘Knowledge is Power’ category.

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!