While our veterans go without, the so-called refugees are raking the good stuff in their pockets as well as the “relief” agencies. Guess who decides which and whether one of these Syrian young men moves into your community? A relief agency. In the end, it’s always the line,”follow the money.” Here we go:
“Every refugee receives a sum of money from the government that’s welcome money. It’s $925 per person — a one-time sum,” the organization employee tells the caller.
In addition to the “welcome money,” refugees are also eligible to sign up for a few “cash assistance programs” but are supposedly only eligible to enroll in one.
That’s only the beginning. She also rattled off a laundry list of services offered to incoming refugees intended to make them “self-sufficient and indeptendent,” including:
- Being picked up at the airport
- Finding and securing an apartment
- Setting up the apartment “so it’s livable”
- Providing bus orientation
- Transporting them to Social Security office to apply for card
- Helping find employment
- Eight weeks of English as Second Language (ESL) classes
The employee says volunteers help by setting up apartments. The organization gives the volunteer a Walmart gift card to buy “all the items needed for the refugee’s apartment.”
Liberty News reports Refugee Services of Texas, “one of the largest networks set to receive Syrian refugees,” received $1,243,000 in tax dollars last year. That amount is expected to “increase significantly” this fiscal year, according to the news site.
Refugee resettlement group admits: We don’t track them
And how about the Church World Service President and CEO, Rev. John L. McCullough? American Thinker states last year CWS received $45.4 million in government grants, 56.8% of its total revenue. The Reverend received $288,000 in pay and benefits in 2014. Not bad … and his prospects for next year will rise on the Syrian crisis. God forbid we should be wondering why Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and UAE are not taking ANY refugees but the UN commands we do.
“There was a real sense of frustration from all the governors that there is just a complete lack of transparency and communication coming from the federal government,” said one GOP state official who was on the call.
Now this is what you need to know! Directly from the US State Department’s own website (emphasis is mine):
The Department of State works with nine domestic resettlement agencies that have proven knowledge and resources to resettle refugees. Every week, representatives of each of these nine agencies meet to review the biographic information and other case records sent by the overseas Resettlement Support Centers (RSC) to determine where a refugee will be resettled in the United States.
*** The nine major federal resettlement contractors determining the futures of your cities and states and which like to call themselves VOLAGs (short for Voluntary agencies)—a joke considering how much federal money they receive:
- Church World Service (CWS)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) (secular)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC) (secular)
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) (secular)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- World Relief Corporation (WR)