Breitbart: Refugee Promoters Want to Keep Americans in the Dark About Biden Refugee Arrivals/Placement

Neil Munro writing at Breitbart yesterday confirms what we know, the refugee industry does not want local citizens to have a say when their towns and cities are chosen by federal resettlement contractors and approved by the US State Department as new homes for impoverished third worlders.

Undated report from Obama’s tenure. It is not easy to find, so you might want to download the pdf. See cover letter from deep-stater Lawrence Bartlett below.

Remember that when Obama left office in 2016 his State Department and the resettlement contractors (Volags) were busy identifying nearly 50 new sites in which to expand their efforts to change America by changing the people.

In fact they had produced a guide that could be used by local open borders activists (without public input) to identify and put in place the necessary amenities that could then be submitted in an application to the State Department for approval of the town or city.

If Biden/Harris are installed in the White House look for them to be dusting off a plan to secretively identify new sites.

Below is a bit of what Munro said yesterday, but please read the whole thing.

From Breitbart (thanks to several readers who sent it my way):

Foreign Refugee Managers: Keep Americans in the Dark


Nearly all managers in taxpayer-funded, refugee-delivery organizations say the public should have no say about the delivery of unskilled refugees into Americans’ neighborhoods, job markets, and schools, says a survey by refugee groups.

The 61-page survey was released December 8 by the Refugee Council USA [That is the lobbying arm for the refugee industry in Washington, DC–ed] and the Center for Migration Studies, as the refugee groups cheered Joe Biden for his campaign-trail promise to dramatically expand the flow of low-wage refugees into Americans’ workplaces.

The number Biden is promising is 125,000 in the first year.  See my post yesterday.

Just 15 percent of managers in refugee agencies, and just 14 percent of refugee officials in state governments, said that “neighborhood associations” should be “given a voice in the Refugee Resettlement process,” according to a chart on page 27 of the survey.

Once warned, many neighborhood groups protest against the delivery of refugees by the groups, which are dubbed VOLAGs because the official government term is a “Voluntary Agency.”

Most VOLAG respondents also argued that the federal government should not give a voice to Americans’ local governments:

Fifty-eight percent of survey respondents believe that the federal government should consult with state and local officials about resettlement but should not be required to obtain their consent before refugees are resettled. Smaller percentages believed that state and local officials should neither be consulted nor required to consent (19 percent).

More here.


Bartlett is standing in front of a map of refugee resettlement sites across the country. It is a map you cannot find anymore. Likewise as we reported recently it is no longer possible to get real time refugee arrival numbers or to learn where they were dropped off upon arrival.


Former Director of refugee admissions at the State Department, Lawrence Bartlett, the author of the introductory letter (below) to the New Site Development Guide had been pushed aside in the early Trump years, but by 2018 he was back at Population, Refugees and Migration.

I assume he is still there, but even if he isn’t, you can be sure that his deep state pals are all in place and ready to push forward if Biden succeeds in stealing the Presidency.

So we soon could be back to where we were in 2016 BT (Before Trump), having to fight in our own communities through grassroots skirmishes against Washington and its fake non-profit resettlement contractors.

And don’t expect help from Congress where the Republican chickens who rule the roost are provided their chicken scratch by massive global corporations always on the hunt for cheap migrant labor.


Don’t think for a minute that you, citizens and taxpayers, are “stakeholders!” You do not have a say!


For new readers these are the nine fake non-profits that will be making the primary decisions about how your town or city will be changed.  From page 6 of the New Site Guide:

Refugee Contractor Notices Refugee Data is No Longer Available

I know, I know, it is a little hard to pay attention to peripheral issues like refugee resettlement when the future of the country is at stake in a little over two weeks (or longer if the Dems commit massive voter fraud through mail-in balloting).

However, someone has to keep a little watch on refugee admissions. After over 13 years of following the program,  I guess that is me as I drag myself from the disgusting ‘train-wreck’ news about the Biden crime family’s financial dealings in Ukraine and China.

As I mentioned here on the first of October, the State Department has decided to keep from the public major data about the refugees entering the US—data that citizens and the media have relied on for about ten years.

But, that data has not always been available to anyone who wants to look at it.  When I started writing RRW in 2007 the data at the Refugee Processing Center was password-protected and only insiders could see it.  I know because early-on a State Department official gave me one-time access to see data on Maryland.

A few years later, that data was open to the public and has remained so until now.

Refugee contractor World Relief has noticed that religion data is no longer available.  They claim they can’t check to see how many persecuted Christians are getting in. But, you can’t check how many Muslims are gaining entry either.

And, you can’t find out in which towns and cities the refugees have been placed!

From Religion News Service:

State Department refugee data on religion disappears

WASHINGTON (RNS)—The State Department no longer is making publicly available a number of statistics about refugees admitted into the United States, including their religious affiliation.

A spokesperson for the department cited two main reasons for the changes, which took place Oct. 9—the development of a new information technology system, which won’t be completed until December 2021, and concerns about privacy.

The department eventually will produce more reports after the system is completed, but the spokesperson could not confirm whether they would include religion data. Meanwhile, the “interactive reporting feature” that contained religion-related data on refugees already has vanished.

More here.  I can’t believe I have a point of agreement with a refugee contractor—World Relief.

Frankly, I see this as a move put in motion by the deep state actors that have hung on at the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration because they anticipate a Biden presidency and don’t want us to know who exactly is getting into the country as Biden has promised 125,000 in his first year in office.

Trump Administration Admits nearly 12,000 Refugees to US in FY2020; Some Data Will No Longer be Available

The fiscal year ended yesterday and the totals are in at the Refugee Processing Center.

The exact total for the year is 11,814 the lowest number in four decades.

The ceiling for admissions had been set by President Trump at 18,000 and that number likely would have been reached except for the travel restrictions placed by the UN as the Chinese Virus spread around the world.

Of the 11,814, 2,503 (about 20%) are Muslims from mostly Burma, Iraq, Syria, Somalia and Sudan. There is NO Muslim ban.

Making up for lost time, the administration admitted 2,626 in the last 30 days, the highest monthly number for any month in the past fiscal year.

However, for me and I expect for many others tracking refugee admissions on a regular basis, you will have a shock when you see this notice at the Refugee Processing Center.


The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the U.S. Department of State is building a new IT system to facilitate refugee processing. Effective October 9, 2020 at 5:00pm ET, PRM’s Refugee Processing Center will no longer be able to provide certain previously available reports and interactive reporting will no longer be available.

Interactive reporting has been the most valuable portion of the data available and its removal will put us in the dark about which towns refugees are placed, their demographic makeup, their religions, etc.

Are the deep staters getting ready to expand in a Biden administration and want to keep us in the dark about who is coming into the country?

Do Trump’s people even know!

If you have been using that data base, you have a week to capture information through Interactive reporting.  There will be broader data still available, but interactive data allowed for a deeper drill down into information over whatever time period one entered as a parameter, even on a daily basis.

I guess these will be the last maps I will be posting as they are generated at Interactive reporting.

Here is where refugees were placed (11,814) over the last 12 months (the FY runs from October 1 to September 30th of the following year).

Top ten ‘welcoming’ states are California, Washington, Texas, New York, Michigan, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Ohio.

Interesting that so many of those states are states the Dems want to control once they change enough of the people.



Here is where the refugees arriving in America (2,626) were placed during September:



For those of you who have never used the data at Interactive reporting, I explained how to do it here in ‘Knowledge is Power IV.‘ Better hurry if you want to try it out and capture some data about your state.

No word yet, as far as I know, about the Presidential determination for FY2021 which is usually submitted to Congress for consultation before October first.

See tag FY2021 for all of my posts in recent weeks on this coming year’s Presidential determination.

Some Counties Still Debating Refugee Consent even as Court has Blocked Trump Reform

Every morning I scan dozens of refugee stories and am seeing that some counties are still debating and voting to support refugee placement in their counties even as the US State Department says it has stopped seeking consent due to the success of Church World Service, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in finding a friendly court to enjoin the President’s reform initiative.

(In Minnesota the contractors sent out letters to counties to say they could stop debating the issue, and I assume that is going on elsewhere as well.)

Florida Governor DeSantis was one of a handful of Republican governors who did not say whether he was for or against more refugees for 2020 before the refugee contractors succeeded in halting the President’s reform plan.

Any governors who had not yet said yea or nay are keeping their powder dry—especially the Republican governors of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

I was surprised to see how few counties and states got their letters into the State Department prior to the Maryland court enjoining the whole process on January 15th.

Presumably the administration is working on a legal response, but in the meantime the US Refugee Admissions Program will continue to run as it has been for decades with the nine contractors*** pretty much calling the shots with the help of deep staters in the US State Department and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (in HHS).

Of course at least for now the number of refugees coming in has been greatly reduced (will have numbers on Saturday).  And, whatever happens going forward the exercise was useful for flushing out governors and city and county elected officials who are eager to admit more impoverished people to America for you to take care of with your tax dollars.

Below is what the DOS is telling visitors to their website on the Executive Order:

Remember the consent period as described in the ‘funding guidance’ would only have been in effect from June through September so that timetable must surely be seriously impaired now.

Executive Order 13888 on Enhancing State and Local Involvement in Refugee Resettlement provides that refugees may be resettled only in U.S. jurisdictions where both the state and local governments have provided their consent. Close cooperation with state and local governments ensures that refugees are resettled in communities that are eager and equipped to support their successful integration into American society.

The requirements of Executive Order 13888 are incorporated into the annual notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for resettlement agencies that wish to participate in the initial resettlement of refugees in the United States. The NOFO directs resettlement agencies to seek written consents for that fiscal year from the state governor’s office and the chief executive officer of the local government (county or county equivalent) for each state and locality where the resettlement agencies propose to resettle refugees. Currently, this NOFO is closed due to a January 15, 2020 preliminary injunction issued by the U.S. District Court in HIAS v. Trump, PJM 19-3346.

Executive Order 13888 provides that the Secretary of State shall publicly release any written consent of states and localities to the resettlement of refugees. The following is a list of such written consents that the Department of State had received and processed as of January 13, 2020. Currently, the Department of State is not processing or publishing such consents due to a January 15, 2020 preliminary injunction issued by the U.S. District Court in HIAS v. Trump, PJM 19-3346.

Now go here and see the consent letters that had been processed before January 15.


*** For new readers these (below) are the nine federally-funded refugee contractors that operate as a huge conveyor belt monopolizing all refugee placement in America.

Church World Service one of the ‘religious charities’ responsible for changing America by changing the people with a ‘Christian message.’

And, they do not limit their advocacy toward only legal immigration programs, but are heavily involved in supporting the lawlessness at our borders.

The question isn’t as much about refugees per se, but about who is running federal immigration policy now and into the future?

(I try to post this information once a day, or at least every few days!)


I continue to argue that these nine contractors are the heart of America’s Open Borders movement and thus there can never be long-lasting reform of US immigration policy when these nine un-elected phony non-profits are paid by the taxpayers to work as community organizers pushing an open borders agenda.


Refugee Resettlement Used as a [Expletive] Bargaining Chip! Do I Smell a Quid Pro Quo?

“It’s a bargaining tool: We’ll take a certain number of refugees. These are the things you will do for us.”

(Melanie Nezer, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society)

This is just a quick post as I am researching WTH Secretary of State Pompeo was doing when he had a little chit-chat about refugees with the now under- fire Tennessee Governor Bill Lee in October.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Before I get to the little nugget I discovered in a 2018 Politico article about Pompeo, I want to remind long time readers, and inform new readers, that way back seven years ago (and long before that) the US State Department annually invited comment on the coming years refugee plans.

However, when those so-called scoping meetings began to be dominated by those of us who want the refugee program dumped or reformed, they stopped having the annual (albeit phony) ‘hearings.’

The Trump State Department has had no such opportunity for public input.

I regularly sent in testimony demanding a moratorium on the program and listed ten reasons, most are still applicable today.  See them here.

Here is my Number 7:

7)   Congress needs to specifically disallow the use of the refugee program for other purposes of the US Government,especially using certain refugee populations to address unrelated foreign policy objectives—Uzbeks, Kosovars, Meshketians and Bhutanese (Nepalese) people come to mind.

Now check this out at Politico in August of 2018.

Refugees as pawns and your community be damned!

“Pompeo is the critical stakeholder,” one refugee advocate said.

Melanie Nezer of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. (One of nine federal refugee resettlement contractors.)

Now that he’s served both as CIA director and secretary of state, activists hope that Pompeo has earned an appreciation for the diplomatic leverage having a robust refugee program can give the U.S. in negotiations with other countries.

“It’s a bargaining tool: We’ll take a certain number of refugees. These are the things you will do for us,” explained Melanie Nezer, a top official with HIAS, one of several organizations that helps refugees.

It is time to shut up about the humanitarian BS!  A refugee should be someone who is in legitimate need of protection, not a chip in a foreign policy poker game.

Think about that!  Your community will be changed forever (while you pay for it with your tax dollars) because refugees being admitted to the US are pawns in US foreign policy wheeling and dealing!