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    Knowledge is Power IV: How to Find Out Who is Being Resettled and Where

    Knowledge is Power IV: How to Find Out Who is Being Resettled and Where


    01/19/2020 ~ Ann Corcoran

    Back in early November, before I launched my series of posts I’m calling Knowledge is Power (KiP) I told readers how to use the US State Department’s Refugee Processing Center sometimes simply referred to as Wrapsnet.


    I’m re-posting this as part of my KiP series because I often receive e-mails from readers asking me who has been placed in their state/city/town.


    As much as I would like to do the searches for you I can’t and once you learn how to do it, you can have a lot of fun searching around.


    But, one note of caution, refugees can and do move and this data only applies to what is known in the industry as ‘primary resettlement.’ It is ‘secondary’ migration that is changing some communities significantly as refugees move from where they were placed by one of the nine federal contractors*** to join others of ‘their people’ in ethnic enclaves growing in many areas of the country.


    They want to live with their own kind of people!


    For a brief time a few years ago the Office of Refugee Resettlement (HHS) did publish information on ‘secondary’ migration but I haven’t seen any such data for a long time.







    Here then is how to use the Refugee Processing Center database (from a post I wrote in November 2019):

    Go here.

    Click on ‘reports’ in the right hand corner.


    Then click on ‘Interactive reporting’ (there are useful data in the other categories), but for today’s lesson it is ‘Interactive reporting’ that you want.


    You will get a screen that looks like this:








    For the first exercise I picked the first choice: MAP.


    A screen opens that asks for your start date and the last date. I chose November 1 to today, the 9th. It asks for nationalities and provides a drop- down (I chose all) and I chose for sort order ‘number of individuals.’


    And presto, I got this map (below) to show where 563 refugees were placed between November 1 and today. On the page after the map I can see the numerical breakdown for all of the states that ‘welcomed’ refugees over the last week.


    As usual Texas is numero uno!


    (Reminder! These are just refugees admitted through the US Refugee Admissions Program, not unaccompanied alien children, not Special Immigrant Visa holders, and not asylum seekers!)










    Now go back to the first screen and see your other choices for searches. You can find out which ethnic groups were placed in which cities in your state.


    When choosing parameters for the ‘arrivals by destination’ search, choose ‘fiscal year’ and ‘destination.’ Just for fun I did Minnesota. Here are the ‘new Minnesotans’ that arrived this week [that was the first week of November 2019.—ed].







    You can find out the religions of refugees arriving (although not by state). And you can even find how many kids are coming (cost to your schools!) and how many senior citizens will be coming to collect their SSI.


    I’ve never been able to find out which contractors settled which refugees. It might be there somewhere and if you find it let me know!


    Now try it yourself!


    See the previous installments of Knowledge is Power by clicking here.


    *** 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.



    A ‘religious’ message from CWS’s “ministry!” CWS is one of three federally funded contractors suing to stop the President’s effort to reform the UN-driven Refugee Admissions Program.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?


    Go here to see that the nine contractors sucked down over $3 BILLION in federal grants in the last 11 years.


    (I plan to say this once a day from now on!)


    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.









    https://refugeeresettlementwatch.org/2020/01/19/knowledge-is-power-iv-how-to-find-out-who-is-being-resettled-and-where/

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    Miami Archbishop Slams Governor Abbott; Brings Me to ‘Knowledge is Power V’


    01/20/2020 ~ Ann Corcoran


    Some years ago I said I would write a post every time I saw a story about US Catholic Bishops lecturing us about “welcoming the stranger” without mentioning the millions of dollars in federal boodle they are paid to do their ‘good works.’


    I haven’t written every time, but this story particularly irked me.


    And, certainly, I can’t speak for Jesus Christ (as the US Bishops think they can), but I sincerely doubt he ever had in mind that his church would be living off of Caesar’s money.







    Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski never mentions the Bishops federal funding.


    Gee I wonder why?This morning I see that Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami is slamming Texas Governor Greg Abbott for his decision to forego resettlement for a small portion of this fiscal year.


    Of course the Archbishop is playing politics and trying to keep Florida Governor Greg DeSantis from going down that same evil (in their eyes) path.


    From Eurasia Review:


    Miami Archbishop Promotes Refugee Resettlement


    The Archbishop of Miami has emphasized the importance of welcoming refugees, and decried the decision of Texas Governor Greg Abbott not to participate in the federal refugee resettlement program.







    Texas Governor Abbott is the only Republican governor so far to support the President’s efforts to reform the UN-driven Refugee Admissions Program.“Often mentored by church volunteers and given resettlement support, refugees and their family quickly integrate into American society, finding work and making a positive contribution to their adopted country,” said Archbishop Thomas Wenski in a Jan. 16 letter to the editor of the Miami Herald.


    Tomorrow is the big day when the Bishops must get their requests for MONEY into the federal government!


    “Submit proposals” means apply for taxpayer MONEY!


    Resettlement agencies are preparing to submit proposals to the Office of Refugee Resettlement on Jan. 21 to continue this ministry of ‘welcoming the stranger.’ Catholic Charities look forward to local governments continuing welcoming refugees in those communities where we already serve.”
    [….]


    Archbishop Wenski expressed disappointment in Abbott for discontinuing Texas’ participation in the refugee resettlement program.
    [….]


    “As Catholics, an essential aspect of our faith is to welcome the stranger and care for the alien.”


    But, where does it say that the church can extract money from taxpayers so they can act holier-than-thou and pretend they are doing Christian charity!


    So here is ‘Knowledge is Power V’


    Use USASpending.gov to find out exactly how much government boodle (your tax dollars) is going to ‘religious’ charities like the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.


    This is what I learned.


    The Bishops over the last twelve months received $62.7 MILLION from you via the US Treasury for their migration programs which includes the US Refugee Admissions Program and their sweet deal to ‘take care of’ Unaccompanied Alien Children.


    But, see the graph (below) and note that they are way down from the peak of the Obama years when they were really rolling in dough.


    When you do your search, be aware that it might take a few minutes to figure out how the ‘non-profit’ is titled. In the case of my Bishops search I needed to spell out United States rather than enter simply US Conference of Catholic Bishops.


    BTW, the Bishops get millions more dollars for other things they do, but I was only interested in their ‘refugee’ funds.


    $62.7 Million is what the Bishops received over the last 12 months (to welcome the stranger).






    See that their headquarters are in Washington, DC, a short walk from the US Capitol (so they can lobby more easily?)


    The screenshot below shows how much of our money involuntarily went to the Bishops in FY2019, $52,867,109.







    And, then see why they are hopping mad at President Trump! Their funding has been cut in half since its peak in Obama year 2016!








    See what you can find! Go to USA Spending.


    I clicked on ‘Profiles’ and then chose ‘Recipients’ in the drop down.


    My plan is to do this for all of the nine federal contractors in the coming days. I did learn already that Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service did not have such a precipitous loss of federal payout.


    And I learned that some of the totals are greater than those in the table I posted in ‘Knowledge is Power II.’


    All previous ‘Knowledge is Power’ posts are here.


    And, see that I have updated one post in the series when I found the subcontractors that benefit from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops traunch from the US Treasury.



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    Knowledge is Power VI: Secrecy is Standard Operating Principle for VOLAGs


    01/23/2020 ~ Ann Corcoran



    Editor: This is the next installment of my ‘Knowledge is Power’ series designed to help new readers and interested media get up to speed on how the
    UN/US Refugee Admissions Program works (because I simply can’t answer all of the incoming e-mails!).


    As I told you in ‘Knowledge is Power I, VOLAG stands for Voluntary Agency and is the acronym favored over the years by the nine federal refugee contractors*** that monopolize all refugee resettlement in the US.






    This 2012 GAO study revealed that the VOLAGs were not holding regular stakeholder meetings to consult with local agencies and elected officials.


    https://www.gao.gov/assets/600/592975.pdf


    My plan this morning was to expound on two things the VOLAGs don’t want you to know about and those are local “stakeholder” meetings and R & P Abstracts, but as I went back through literally dozens of posts over the years on those two supposed opportunities for citizens to find out what is happening to your resettlement sites, your towns (see the present sites here), I realized it is way too much for new readers to absorb.


    Just know this about the quarterly stakeholder meetings that your local subcontractors are supposed to be holding in your community—you will have a helluva time getting into one!



    The meetings are to ‘consult’ with various agencies that must interface with the new refugees—like the school system and the health department—but they don’t want you, the taxpayer, the ultimate stakeholder, to be in attendance. Interestingly, they will often invite former refugees, leaders of local ethnic groups.


    In ‘Knowledge is Power I’ I told you how to find your state refugee coordinator. Call him or her and ask when the various subcontractors (call them refugee agencies) in your state will be holding their upcoming quarterly stakeholder meetings and try to get in. The state coordinator is supposed to be the go-between for the state, the citizens and the feds (and their contractors).


    If you can’t get in, if the meeting is barred to you, then make sure your county or city elected officials will be there. If local elected officials are not attending these planning meetings, then it is a dereliction of their duty as your representative.



    As a matter of fact, right now as you are contacting county commissioners about whether they will consider opting-out of the refugee program this year as part of the President’s reform initiative, ask them if they have ever attended a “stakeholder meeting.”


    Use my search window for “stakeholder meetings” and see what I have said over the years.


    Now to the R & P Abstracts….


    You might call them planning documents that the VOLAGs must submit to the US State Department each year for your town or city. Of course the contractors don’t want you to see them. But, they are fascinating because they actually list the amenities your community has to offer new refugees—one of my favorites is when they mention the great mental health facilities locally available.


    Ask your state refugee coordinator for recent abstracts for each VOLAG working in your state. You might get older ones, but if they give you a recent one, I would be stunned.


    Or, if you know the refugee subcontractors working near you then call and ask directly for recent R & P Abstracts and when their next quarterly stakeholder meeting will be!







    Just to show you how secretive the VOLAGs are, I’m posting a 2015 letter leaked to me in which contractor World Relief tells its staff to NOT give out any Abstracts to anyone who calls!

    (Refugee Council USA is the lobbying arm for the refugee industry.)


    From: Casey Leyva
    Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2015 5:07 PM
    Subject: Potential Anti-Refugee Contacts


    Dear Office Directors,


    We’ve heard recently from other members of RCUSA (Refugee Council USA) that local affiliates have been contacted by individuals questioning the U.S. refugee program.


    This is a result of an interview Ann Corcoran, a blogger who runs Refugee Resettlement Watch, with a local news station in Minnesota. She has told her followers to to ask you for your R&P abstract – please do not send it. And please let us know if you are contacted.


    Finally, please don’t go searching for this woman’s blog. I give you her information so you know if and when someone calls that this is the same topic. Here are Scott’s tips on interacting with these types of blogs:


    Here is an important remember of how blog analytics work. Remember that what feeds the beast essentially are clicks. Ever hear the term “click-bait”? Seeing something in your Facebook feed that says “Velociraptor eats Skittles and your mind will be blown at what happens next!”, would be a dramatized example of that. In other words, while we all don’t really like anything this blogger has to say, every time we share the link, she gets a click. Bloggers have some very useful tools. They are able to tell when people read articles, what they are interested in, and what they search for on the blog.


    The more times this article is shared, the more the blogger will think they are onto something here and post more about it. Just as a news organization may hammer on a specific story, not because it is a great story, but because it builds up ratings and viewership.


    What can be done about this?


    The best thing I recommend is if a blog such as this is posted by ForRefugees (Chris C.) or Refugee Resettlement Watch (Ann C.) and we believe it is worth sharing for FYI, that the person who locates it simply copy and paste the text from the blog into the e-mail. This will ensure that the clicks are limited. It will get 1 or 2 clicks from WR, versus 20 clicks. Those add up.


    Casey Leyva
    R&P Program Manager

    7 E. Baltimore Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    T 443.451.1916
    E cleyva@wr.org
    www.worldrelief.org



    Of course it made me laugh to see that they were telling their employees to NOT visit RRW because I wouldn’t get so many ‘clicks’ that way. In fact, for me, the clicks don’t matter as RRW is not monetized (with advertising etc.).


    I suspect the real motivation was to keep their staff from learning some things they might not know.


    I’ve posted that letter to show you just how much the contractors want to continue to operate in secrecy—something they have enjoyed for decades.


    After all, to them you are just a bunch of “deplorables” while they are the smart, elite, good people who know what is best for your community and for America.


    ***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.



    A ‘religious’ message from CWS one of three federally funded contractors suing to stop the President’s effort to reform the UN-driven Refugee Admissions Program. 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 plan to say this once a day from now on! Oops! I missed yesterday!)


    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.









    https://refugeeresettlementwatch.org/2020/01/23/knowledge-is-power-vi-secrecy-is-standard-operating-principle-for-volags/

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