Citizen Revolt: Resist Refugee Resettlement Dumps

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Citizen Revolt: Resist Refugee Resettlement Dumps

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Should U.S. citizens have input into whether their neighborhoods are fundamentally and permanently transformed into United Nations refugee camps full of welfare dependents and tax burdens?

Government-funded charities that profit mightily from the federal refugee resettlement program say: “Hell, no!”

But President Donald Trump and growing numbers of informed Americans across the heartland are raising their voices to say: “Heavens, yes!”

This week, an extraordinary revolt took place in Bismarck, North Dakota, where an overflow crowd of residents braved subzero temperatures to register their opposition to allowing the Lutheran Social Services to dump any new refugees in their backyard.

Thanks to an executive order signed by Trump in September, local communities now have explicit opt-in rights to stem the lucrative tide of refugees coming largely from Third World countries and jihadist breeding grounds. Open borders legal groups are, of course, challenging the order in court.

These zealots object to states and localities exercising self-determination when it comes to rejecting refugees because it would undermine “national immigration policy,” yet they promote illegal immigrant sanctuary policies in states and localities that create uncontrollable criminal anarchy.

While GOP Gov. Doug Burgum signaled his support for increased importation of refugees, Brian Bitner, chairman of the Burleigh County Commission, echoed the concerns of his constituents. “North Dakota is already the highest per capita state for refugee resettlement in terms of number of citizens, so in the absence of any sort of number, there's no way we could know the cost to the state or the county, and I simply can't support that,” Bitner told local media at the Bismarck protest.

Similar outbreaks of resistance have taken place in Maine, New Hampshire, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Vermont, Wyoming and Tennessee over the years. But many Americans remain alarmingly clueless about the four-decade-old, tax-funded racket lining the pockets of nine privileged, nonprofit contractors (and scores of their subcontracting partners like Bismarck's LSS):

  • Church World Service
  • Ethiopian Community Development Council
  • Episcopal Migration Ministries
  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
  • International Rescue Committee
  • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • World Relief Corporation

As I report in “Open Borders Inc. #ad,” the U.S. State Department pays each agency $2,125 per refugee for initial reception and placement; the nonprofits can take up to a 45% cut and use the rest for the initial resettlement costs. Subsidies for management costs are negotiated separately. Unknown thousands more per head are collected for post-placement services.

That's just the tip of the iceberg of refugee resettlement costs imposed on American taxpayers. In the 2016 annual report to Congress by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the agency reported that in the year prior, 26.7% of refugees received cash assistance from at least one federal program; 66.1% of refugees had received noncash assistance such as SNAP (food stamps). The Federation for American Immigration Reform crunched the numbers in 2018 and estimated the annual cost of refugee resettlement to U.S. taxpayers at $1.8 billion, and $8.8 billion over a five-year period. Using ORR data, FAIR estimated the cost per refugee to American taxpayers at just under $79,600 in the first five years after a refugee is resettled in the U.S. and also found that:

  • In 2016, the State Department spent nearly $545 million to process and resettle refugees, including $140,389,177 on transportation costs.
  • Of the $1.8 billion in resettlement costs, $867 billion was spent on welfare alone.
  • $71 million will be spent to educate refugees and asylum-seekers, a majority of which will be paid by state and local governments.

Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies zeroed in on the heavy costs of resettling Middle Eastern refugees. In their first five years in the United States, he found, “each refugee from the Middle East costs taxpayers $64,370 — 12 times what the UN estimates it costs to care for one refugee in neighboring Middle Eastern countries. The cost of resettlement includes heavy welfare use by Middle Eastern refugees; 91 percent receive food stamps and 68 percent receive cash assistance.”

In addition to food stamps and public housing, refugees collect money from Supplemental Security Income (for the elderly and disabled), welfare cash benefits from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medicaid, the federal school lunch program, and the Women, Infants and Children program.

Under the new Trump order, the resettlement agencies must obtain and submit evidence of local, county or state consent by Jan. 21, 2020 to protect their refugee cash flow. If you live in an economically depressed area, crime-ridden city or growth-clogged suburb targeted on the refugee resettlement map, now is the time to put boots on the ground to protect your community and country. As government watchdog Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch warns:

“This is not just a bureaucratic exercise! … For us it is a referendum on state's rights and whether local citizens will have a say in whether their communities will be changed (forever!).”

America First or America Last? Speak now or kiss our sovereignty goodbye.


Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin

About: Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin is host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on CRTV.com. As well as the author of “Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs” and “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America…” . Her email address is [email protected]

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kenno
kenno
7 months ago

This matter has been getting out of hand for several years now, and the democraps keep making it worse. The patriots of this country just sit back and watch all of these dredded things bring our country closer and closer to becoming another third world country and alot of people in this world would love that !! It is all gonna come to a head in the future and when it does , it will be war between american patriots and the left, which include socialist, communists, progressives and leftists scum of all kinds .It will come to a boiling… Read more »

Patriot-556
Patriot-556
7 months ago

Maybe 2% of these so called “Refugees” are actually refugees. The vast majority are just economic migrants. Nothing more than a payday for these resettlement organizations as, Michelle so eloquently stated. I’ll be damned if my tax dollars will go to import radical Islamists and welfare sponges just so brain-dead leftists can virtue signal to their base. Citizens need to stand TF up en masse and put a stop to this. Deport the rest of them, whatever measures need to be taken to remove the current lot of them and completely stop the flow INDEFINITELY. Put them in detention facilities… Read more »

Circle8
Circle8
7 months ago

About 40 years ago people were escaping the toilet known as California and moving to Seattle. The Washingtonians had a saying then “Save WA. Go Back To CA”. Well they did not and now the state should be on the Communist Registration of States. The Northwest is beautiful with scenery and animals. Now it is full of dope smoking transplants from the TOILET. Oregon is the same because of the scum from the toilet. I live in a rural area and three families from the toilet moved in and our area has gone to hell. One immediately put up some… Read more »

Doszap
Doszap
7 months ago

As we merrily follow our European brethren into ISLAMIC SHARIA BREEDING grounds.
In 2019 so far the #1 Name for Babies born is Mohamed.
How’s that working out for Europe?(Like SATAN moved in!)
These people are going to turn our country into a hell hole, I will take Latinos any day over these third worlder’s that REFUSE to assimilate and THEN Try to MAKE US accept THEY CULTIST way of life and thinking.

Whatzit
Whatzit
7 months ago

Time for a correction. The tree is thirsty.

Old Ch.E.
Old Ch.E.
7 months ago

When each member of the above named organizations takes two home with him to be personally and financially responsible for until they become employed citizens then I might listen to them.

Hankus
Hankus
7 months ago

Some Seattle suburbs used to be nice places to live. Clean, quiet, relatively crime-free.

Then along come the Diversity Nazis with their section 8 housing.

I don’t let the wife go anywhere alone after dark. You might see that as a play on words. It is.

Time to move.

Doszap
Doszap
7 months ago
Reply to  Hankus

I see an entire one hour documentary on SEATTLE IS DYING, I’m sure this is not helping the situation, as Seattle is as Fascist as it gets.When I say that I mean DEMONCRATS.
We are soon going to be in a situation like we never imagined here, but luckily our FOUNDERS did, see VA.

esquire
esquire
7 months ago

So its not entirely about illegals voting… its about the $$ (go figure). I wonder how much these NGO’s give donate to the DNC ?

Whatzit
Whatzit
7 months ago
Reply to  esquire

A BUNCH. Just another way to overload the United States and bring it down, which is the goal. Nobody gives a hoot about the refugees (illegals). They are simply pawns in the game to destroy the U. S.

JPM
JPM
7 months ago

Friends in Las Cruces, New Mexico related what happened when illegals were dumped there and housed in one of the old high school buildings. It was a disaster for the community crime-wise and health-wise. When the illegals were moved out, the building had to be treated as a hazardous waste location and completely fumigated, scrubbed and sanitized due to the filth left by the illegals (they didn’t bother with using the toilets, just crapped anywhere and everywhere). The walls, floors and ceilings were trashed, and had in some cases, had to be torn up/out and replaced. Burglaries, theft, vandalism, rapes,… Read more »

2NDforever
2NDforever
7 months ago

the people of california are the best example of the people NOT exercising their constitutional rights! they bend over, pay huge taxes, and put up with illegal aliens every day.

tetejaun
tetejaun
7 months ago

The PEOPLE in the United States are the ultimate power and authority in the United States. Unlike any other country on Earth, the American People have a Constitutional Right & Duty to control government by force of arms. American PEOPLE created the city, state & federal governments. They are our SERVANTS, not our masters. It is a sorry thing that so many Americans kneel and grovel before these governments. It is pathetic that so many Americans believe these governments are their master, especially since the reverse is true. I was just reading a California Patriot publication. They were insisting that… Read more »