We know that, so why am I posting yet one more “plummet” story that the refugee industry has fed the media?
Because in this story we see the beginning of the strategy for Fiscal Year ’19 which I mentioned here the other day.
Right on cue they have begun the PR push for pre-Trump levels of refugee admissions.
From The Messenger:
International Center of Kentucky faces dwindling refugee arrivals
Albert Mbanfu, the center’s executive director, met with community partners Thursday to discuss resettlement issues. Mbanfu said after the meeting that the center is experiencing a slowdown but that the federal government isn’t saying why.
(Learn about Stakeholder meetings, here.)
The Messenger continues….
In light of this [discussion about Trump slowdown.—ed], Mbanfu said the center has been asked to rework its budget. He said in a follow-up interview that the center has made cuts and reduced staff.
“A year and a half ago we were at about 30 and right now, full- and part-time staff, we are down to 22, and there are still plans to reduce that further,” he said of the agency’s employees.
During the meeting, Mbanfu also discussed plans to scale back funding for refugee resettlement agencies across the country.
“Beginning Oct. 1 [Fiscal year ’19 begins that day.—-ed], not all of the refugee resettlement agencies will be open,” he said. “Many will close their doors.”
Mbanfu said the center’s volunteer agency, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, is working on a proposal to keep its affiliated agencies open. More information should be available in August or September, he said.
This is what I wanted you to see!
Despite the low number of arrivals, Mbanfu told the center’s partners it is going to ask for permission to resettle 440 refugees next fiscal year.
The center was previously granted permission to resettle that amount before Trump took office.
I have to laugh. I’ll bet some of those officials which have to cope with large numbers of refugees in the schools and health system are keeping their fingers crossed that 440 won’t be coming next year!
The strategy is taking shape!
Apparently, the strategy is for all three hundred or so subcontractors (of the nine major contractors***) to prepare Abstracts for the coming year as if President Trump wasn’t even there. They know he won’t go for Obama-level numbers, but they plan to use their request for high numbers in the inevitable media agitation campaign.
Those Abstracts go to the US State Department (as a basis for next year’s determination) and if the DOS was smart they would put the word out right now that they won’t entertain any Abstracts that come in at Obama-era levels. They could even put out a percentage. For example an Abstract must come in at say 25% of its FY18 submitted level.
If the Trump State Department does not head this off now, they face another refugee industry anti-Trump media blitz come September.
(They will get one anyway, but at least the contractors won’t be able to use their submitted Abstracts in the process.)
BTW, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has never lifted a finger to reform the refugee program. At one point, after those Iraqi refugee terrorists were caught in his home town, Senator Rand Paul took a stand against the program, but quickly shut down his criticism. I think KY is one of those states that welcomes cheap refugee labor for BIG CHICKEN! and for the Chamber of Commerce.
Wouldn’t you like to know what ol’Mitch and Rand are telling Trump behind the scenes about refugee resettlement!
*** For new readers, these (below) are the nine federal refugee contractors that have been driving more refugee resettlement for over three decades. The program will never be reformed as long as these fake non-profits are funded with taxpayer dollars and are permitted to wage political organizing/agitation campaigns.
The International Center of Kentucky works for the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, a contractor which has a checkered past (in Kentucky too!).
The number in parenthesis is the percentage of the nine VOLAGs’ income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees, line them up with (low paying) jobs in food production and cleaning hotel rooms, and get them signed up for their services! From most recent accounting, here.
- 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%)