The Price of Resettling Refugees in America

Source: The Price of Resettling Refugees in America – Politically Short  h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch

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The sovereignty of America is quietly being eroded as details have emerged surrounding the Obama administrations proposed budget for 2017 in regards to the resettlement of refugees and illegal aliens in our cities and towns. In early February of 2016 the Obama administration unveiled their plans under the innocuous sounding budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017) titled the Administration For Children and Families Refugee and Entrant Assistance program.

The Refugee and Entrant Assistance account, according to the proposal, helps refugees, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, Survivors of torture, Special Immigrant Visa holders, and trafficking victims to become integrated and successful members of American society. The requested budget by the President for fiscal year 2017, which begins October 1, 2016, is $2,184,860,000. According to the White House over $2 billion in funds is needed in order to “support a total of 213,000 ‘humanitarian arrivals’in FY 2017, including 100,000 refugees, consistent with the administrations commitment to admit at least this number of refugees in 2017.”

Moreover, the account is also responsible for coordinating and implementing the care and placement of illegal aliens, which the administration refers to as “Unaccompanied Alien Children” (UC) who are apprehended by immigration authorities while their immigration cases are pending and referred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The UC program provides shelter, counseling, medical care, legal services, and other support services to children in ORR custody. Meaning, not only is the administration not deporting these individuals, but they are also paying for their legal services in order to challenge in court the very laws they have just broken. The FY 2017 request also includes $1,226,000,000 in base funding for the UC program, which is an increase of $278,000,000 from FY 2016 enacted level (of $948,000,000) and the same total resource level.

Anticipating that there will be more refugees and more “unaccompanied children” flowing across our southern border later this year, the Obama administration budget request creates a contingency fund that would trigger additional funding of another $400,000,000. In Obama speak, this basically means that this “contingency fund” will be drained.

In short, the U.S. Refugee Resettlement business is massive and includes both government and non-governmental organizations as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) works in conjunction with the Health and Human Services (HHS) department in order to uphold what they label as “America’s humanitarian response to refugees through the U.S. Resettlement Program (USRP).”


According to the ORR website, once the United Nations and U.S. embassies refer refugee cases for resettlement consideration, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers at DHS conduct individual interviews and clearances, and final determinations for admission. From there, the State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) coordinates admissions and allocations to specific cities and resettlement agencies, in conjunction with nine national voluntary agencies that oversee a network of some 250 affiliates in 49 states plus the District of Columbia through the Reception & Placement Program.

The nine national voluntary agencies, also known as VOLAGs, operate under the auspices of being “charitable” and “religious” organizations while they receive billions of dollars from the federal government to resettle refugees and asylees without any input whatsoever from the citizens living in the cities and towns in which the refugees are resettled. These ‘Voluntary Agencies’ known as VOLAGs are listed below with their acronyms and can be viewed by clicking on each agency:

CWS – Church World Service

ECDC – Ethiopian Community Development Council

HIAS – Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

IRC – International Rescue Committee

LIRS – Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

CC/USCCB – Catholic Charities/U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

USCRI – U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

EMM – Episcopal Migration Ministries WRI World Relief Inc.

Additionally, there are 350 subcontractors in 190 cities affiliated with the nine main refugee VOLAGs. Moreover, as the ORR website explains, from the date of arrival, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at HHS provides short-term cash and medical assistance to new arrivals, as well as case management services, English as a Foreign Language classes, and job readiness and employment services – all designed to facilitate refugees successful transition in the U.S., and help them to attain self-sufficiency. The cities and towns where these nine VOLAGs are currently operating is listed below. To view the map in full simply click on the image provided by the State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

1348-PRM-RPP- Affiliate-Sties-LARGE(2.24.16)These nine non-governmental organizations have been awarded over $4 billion in awards and grants since 2008 and represent an enormous threat to the sovereignty of our nation as they lobby congress to push for more refugees and in turn more money. It’s a symbiotic relationship in which most Americans are deliberately kept in the dark about while congress is outright complicit in continuing to fund it.

Read it all.

And as we know, almost all the refugees Obama is bringing in are Muslim and end up on long-term U.S. taxpayer funded welfare.

3 thoughts on “The Price of Resettling Refugees in America

  1. It’s mainly about the money now, and has become a runaway monster. Initially, everyone involved with resettling refugees had the purest of motives, I would guess. The number of applicants were manageable then, and people were keen on helping them get settled in the US. Now, however, it’s a Tsunami of refugees coming from every bloody direction, many with hostile feelings toward the US, that the whole situation has become impossible, and is threatening the demographic balance of the country. Instead of slowing down the intake of would-be refugees to a reasonable level, the traitors in Washington have decided to increase the numbers, and to hell with the American people!
    The only way the refugee racket (that’s what it has become) can be straightened out is to elect the one and only crusader running for the Presidency, Donald Trump. He’s the man to fix it!

  2. Pingback: Refugees Will Cost U.S. Taxpayers Estimated $4.1B in FY 2017, Billions More After |

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