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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Trump Administration Eliminates "Humanitarian Agencies" Scams from the Refugee Resettlement Process - "Humanitarian Agencies" Banished


Refugee resettlement and I am sure other organizations have engaged in profiteering from what is just legal human trafficking of refugees to the West.

In June, the Supreme Court allowed portions of a revised executive order to go into effect. The move barred travelers from six predominately Muslim countries for 90 days and refugees for 120 days unless they could prove a “bona fide” relationship with a “person or entity in the U.S.” 
The administration had been interpreting this as requiring a close relative living in the States. Tuesday’s ruling reverses the lower court’s decision, again excluding refugees’ ties to resettlement agencies. 
But resettlement agencies say that even if the flow of refugees was reinstated, damage has already been done and the administration’s signals point to further dismantling of the program as a whole. 
Admissions for this year are already down 60 percent from last year, and when the president sets his ceiling on admissions for the coming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, they are widely expected to be lower still. 
President Trump lowered the cap for the current year to 50,000, the lowest ever set by a president and well below the annual average of more than 95,000. 
The determination is to be made “after appropriate consultation with Congress,” a state department official says. But historically the process has included input not just from Congress but from other agencies within the executive branch and outside groups, including multiple humanitarian agencies, says Ronnie Newman, director of strategic initiatives at the American Civil Liberties Union. 
Newman, who formerly served as the director of refugee protection on the National Security Council under President Barack Obama and has drafted past presidential determinations, said the process is “elaborate” and can take up to eight months. 
For almost four decades, the U.S. has conducted refugee resettlement as a public-private partnership that has never been subject to party politics. This year, though, two of the largest resettlement agencies, the International Rescue Committee and HIAS, say they have not yet been consulted by the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security or the White House regarding refugee admissions. 
The State Department declined to respond to the resettlement agencies’ assertion, citing “internal deliberations.” 
Both IRC and HIAS work in the world’s most vulnerable nations and along with other organizations have resettled more than 3 million refugees. This is the first year they have not been consulted on setting a refugee cap. 
“It’s very unclear how [the administration] is making policy, particularly on refugee issues, because it’s not being made consulting with the organizations and experts who have always been a part of this process,” says Melanie Nezer, senior vice president of public affairs at HIAS.
It's not unclear at all, Ms. Nezer. The Administration is making policy with an America First directive from the duly elected Chief Executive.

You and your friends in the Refugee Resettlement Racketeering System are anti-American, AND ignorant of the ideas America is founded upon, and must grow upon, if it is to grow at all.

If we allow you to further your disgusting mission, there will be no America for future refugees to escape to.

You and your friends need to be resettled into the dustpile of history.

Fuck you.
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