Citizen Revolt—Resist Refugee Resettlement Dumps

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Michelle Malkin
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5 December 2019
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National News
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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!"...
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...
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
    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.," 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....
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....
CAIRCO Research
Shame on You if You Don’t Take 15 Minutes to Do This!, Refugee Resettlement Watch, December 4, 2019.