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Thursday, March 01, 2018

The refugee industry

Ideology and power are not the only thing driving liberalism in America. It's all about the Benjamins.

For example, Planned Parenthood pays its 56 (yes, 56) CEOs an average of $389,514 a year. Much of that money comes from taxpayers.

Another example is what Ann Corcoran calls the refugee industry.

Greed is the force that through the greenbacks drives the compassion of these lawyers.

Corcoran writes for Refugee Resettlement Watch.

"Eight years ago it came to our attention in Washington County MD that a non-profit group (Virginia Council of Churches) had been bringing refugees into the city of Hagerstown (county seat) for a couple of years. Some problems arose and citizens started to take an interest and ask questions about how this federal program works. Our local paper had no interest in finding the facts, so we decided to find them ourselves." Corcoran wrote.

The newspaper as a watchdog is a myth generated by publishers to cover up the fact that most of them are in bed with one group of local politicians or another.

There is a lot of money for do-gooders in resettling refugees, Corcoran said.

"The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (and Congress) which has shoveled so much federal money to non-profits that they long ago gave up any idea of seriously attempting to raise private money to take care of the refugees they claim they wanted," she wrote last month.

She calculated what percentage of their budgets comes from:

  • Church World Service (CWS) (71%)
  • Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) (secular)(93%)
  • Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) (99.5%)
  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) (57%)
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC) (secular) (66.5%)
  • US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) (secular) (98%)
  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) (97%)
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) (97%)
  • World Relief Corporation (WR) (72.8%)

These are not charities because thanks to taxpayer spending, they are wards of the state. Think of them as federal agencies not restricted to the rules of civil service.

And for a government that bans high school cheerleaders from praying on a football field for fear of establishing a religion, we sure have plenty of church groups on the dole.

The old saying is public money is like holy water; everyone takes some.

There is good news. In the budget year that began on October 1, refugee-ing is down.

"8,583 refugees have been admitted in 5 months. That means that, if the present rate continues, arrivals will be around 20,500 for the full year. And, that would mean that Donald Trump will beat the George Bush record lows. In the immediate wake of 9/11, Bush admitted 27,070 in 2002 and 28,117 in 2003," Corcoran wrote.

And then the industry's lobbyists got to Bush.

By the way, on Planned Parenthood, the Washington Examiner reported Planned Parenthood's outgoing boss, Cecile Richards, made $957,952 in 2016.

Small wonder she fought to keep her subsidies from taxpayer.


The media chose to go to war with Donald John Trump in 2017 rather than accept him as president.

The media chose poorly.

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  1. No tax money should go to anybody except vendors who provide goods and services directly to government agencies. No subsidies for electric cars, solar panels or any other boondoggle.

  2. Except in atypical circumstances, refugees are properly cared for in camps proximate to the trouble, with a view to their eventual repatriation. During the Cold War, resettlement elsewhere had to be frequently practiced because many of the home countries were prison societies. That's very seldom the case today.

    From 1940 to the present, the only countries proximate to the U.S. which were mass refugee generators have been Cuba and Haiti, and Haiti's current problems are not derived from acute political stress but from low productivity and standards of living.

    That being the case, admission of refugees and their dependents into this country should be strictly retail.

    1. Good point. Charity begins in the home countries. Not in shoving refugees up the ass of your own people.

    2. You've got the right prescription, Doc!

  3. Mass murder pays well.

  4. Dems are evil, I get that.
    But dang. I sure wish ONE of the parties would have the back of the People. I sure wish the Repubs were fighting against waste and abuse.

  5. Since fewer are coming in the money (contracts) are fizzling out. Locally Catholic Services brought in about 50 Somalians. They promptly dumped them on the local welfare office. They were supposed to provide translators, a community center, etc. They didn't. Since the Somalians didn't know how to drive (there is no bus service here) they got cars and ran over everything including a gas pump at a local grocery store, other cars, and got stuck in ditches and just abandoned the cars. They got free food from the food bank but didn't like what they got so threw it on the ground outside. The children were tested and put in special education classes because their IQ's and age development were very, very far behind even with language problems. The local "refugee" (Catholic Charities) office in this part of the state was closed. They all moved away. No one knows where but they did not notify the local welfare office, the schools, their landlord nor the courts where they had traffic problems pending. They think they moved to Ohio where a big group of them live so they are Kasich's problem now.

    1. In another country when I was young, I got a job as construction laborer. The project was building a "college" for native children, and it was to be built all out of concrete, glass and steel. No wood at all, nothing flammable.

      It turned out that the native people liked to have fires in their rooms, for warmth and to cook their food; "college" meant a live-in school. The last college had burnt to the ground, as it had wooden floors.

      The college, when built, was a fine slab of a building; it was only occupied for a short time, then abandoned. The natives moved on when one of their group died, which happened. No one else would stay in this college because of "ghosts," and the deceased person's name could not be spoken, so the whole tribe moved on.

      Our own native people have a hard enough time here in their native land. People from other cultures don't fit at all, and shouldn't be admitted.

  6. H.L. Mencken — "When somebody says it's not about the money, it's about the money."

    - Elric

  7. Non-profit/not-for-profit groups are given a pass because of their “charitable” nature. They are money hungry machines and should only exist through donations from the private sector. That my tax dollars support them is sickening. No difference from being forced to pay union dues when you don’t want to belong to a union.

  8. I'm a Catholic.
    Over the past few years I've found myself no longer giving to any "Catholic" charity, since all of them seem to be crooked or working against American interests. Sad.
    Red Cross has fallen onto my "do not donate" list as well.
    We do donate to Samaritan's Purse, Salvation Army, Old Savannah City Mission, St. Vincent de Paul, and our church collections. Once in the while there are others (USO, etc.).
    National-level Catholic charities of just about all stripes (and even Diocesan ones) have fallen onto my do-not-resuscitate-with-donations list.

  9. These so called charities handle their refugees by signing them up to every fed/state/local welfare benefit they can and under international law they can't be denied. And then "charities" walk away leaving the locals to take care of the problems.

  10. Honestly, $300k is a drop in the bucket. Many non-Cs make a helluva lot more the that.