FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MOVING FORWARD WITH CONTROVERSIAL PLAN
|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. assistant secretary of state Ann Richard is in Spartanburg, S.C. this week to discuss a controversial refugee resettlement program in the area. Richard, who oversees the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, will meet privately Tuesday morning with a small group of less than a dozen community leaders and activists.
The meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. EDT at the Mary Black Foundation (349 East Main Street) in downtown Spartanburg.
Among those invited to attend? Upstate political activist Michelle Wiles (see her voter voices profile here) and former congressional candidate Christina Jeffrey, who has been following this issue for several months.
Back in April this website broke the news of the controversial resettlement program – which involves dozens of refugees from war-torn Syria being shipped to the Spartanburg area by government-subsidized “non-profits.” After profiting handsomely on these “resettlements,” the refugees are then left to fend for themselves … imposing costly new burdens on local governments.
Dozens of refugees began arriving in the Spartanburg area in June. More are scheduled to arrive before the end of the federal fiscal year on September 30 – with a handful of local religious leaders serving as the public face for the movement.
“Don’t forget that Jesus himself was a refugee,” one of the religious leaders supporting the program told The (Spartanburg, S.C.) Herald Journal earlier this year.
Who is really behind the push, though?
As we noted in our original report, “previous resettlement campaigns couched as ‘evangelical’ efforts have in reality been front groups for liberal campaigns like the National Immigration Forum – a group that’s received funding from organizations affiliated with billionaire liberal financier George Soros.
And what these groups don’t receive from liberal billionaires they take out of your pocket.
In fact World Relief – the group orchestrating this resettlement effort – received $38.8 million of its $56.8 million budget from government grants, according to 2012 data. That’s nearly seventy percent of its budget.
As noted previously, we explicitly reject the use of federal tax dollars – routed through liberal foundations – to impose long-term obligations on South Carolina taxpayers. If faith-based organizations wish to host legal immigrants on their own dime, that’s great – but their activities cannot be subsidized by government revenue. Nor can they be permitted to impose affirmative new obligations on already over-taxed citizens.
“Faith-based compassion is a wonderful thing, but just as one’s religious beliefs shouldn’t be imposed on another without consent … neither should taxpayer obligations based on those beliefs,” we wrote.
Our reporting on the refugee issue prompted a flood of reaction.
For starters, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy came out in opposition to the proposed resettlement – demanding it be halted on account of “the lack of notice, information, and consultation afforded to me and my constituents about this issue.”
Gowdy has since referred to the federal government’s reaction to his concerns as “woefully inadequate.”
S.C. Rep. Donna Hicks also criticized the resettlement, citing “serious concerns” about the project “that have not even remotely been addressed.”
“There is no way we should subject our communities to unnecessary risk or cost,” Hicks said at the time.
Supporting the proposal? S.C. governor Nikki Haley,
“We cannot allow fear to erode America’s place in the world as accepting of immigrants who chose to come legally and contribute as citizens,” Haley said.
Wait … fear?
This isn’t about fear, it’s about a simple question: Who pays for these people?
And the answer to that question is also very, very simple: You.
Taxpayers are subsidizing every aspect of this “resettlement” scam, with radical leftist foundations reaping the rewards. And while the federal government – working alongside the globalists at the United Nations – vow to conduct a “detailed, rigorous” screening of the incoming refugees (here), that isn’t the point.
The point is they cost money …
We wonder … will GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump (who has been driving the immigration debate during the 2016 “Republican” presidential primary process) address this controversial program during his upcoming visit to the South Carolina Upstate this week?
I’m sure these refugees are all their doctors and lawyers; no worries, right? They should send them to a place that would make them feel more at home. North Charleston?
Willie is a honor graduate of the Trump School of Hate. Stir it up Sic! What a better place for those escaping a never ending war and intense suffering than to be in the middle of the Bible Belt. I’m sure the Christians and their elected reps upstate will welcome and take in these strangers.
Liberals’ hearts bleed for everyone but their neighbors….
I told you to help the less fortunate, why are you guys ending programs that do that?
What programs have been ended for you free loaders? List em.
Flip you’re just a fart. You don’t know your “rear” from a hole in the ground. You need to go back to kindergarten and start again.
A education would help you be complete. At least think about it.
Let’s see.We still have:
Section 8 housing
FREE day care
FREE school lunches
FREE Food Stamps
FREE Health Insurance (Medicaid)
FREE Birth Control pills
What am I missing?
Wars at the drop of a hat. That’s a republican MO.
when their heads are in fishbuckets, they won’t have time for war.
No fool. That’s a globalist oligarch’s “New World Order” MO – The Repugnicans AND DemonRats are only their tools whereby they might accomplish the enslavement of the world. Priority Number 1: Take down the U.S.A.
Crap. I never got any of those.
You are missing the rest of the 21 programs – but you have the major ones, except for SSI, and free translating services that must be provided by local government, for whatever reason the person is in your county.
One of the many reasons that I have no use for churches is the seemingly limitless supply of starry-eyed idiots to be found in most, who will get some brainfart “idea” and then present it to the congregation as a “what Jesus would want us to do” issue. Nobody wants to be seen as the “anti-Jesus” in their church, so if any opposition is found to the brainfart, it is quickly drowned out by the cacaphony of “we must do this” coming from the mindless sheeple.
And so it goes…
I might suggest people ask what the Bantu cost Columbia…. and what resulted.
Glen Beck is raising 2 million dollars to relocate 80 Syrian refugee families.It should be done privately and the government should let them as they are Christians.
Truth No, Monger Yes
You must be a Christian
You berate him for making a valid point?
So Nikki is on board as she screws the people of SC? She’ll be elected over and over for any office in this state. What a bunch of saps !
Allah halla moballa swangg sto.
Wasn’t Spartanburg recently ranked as one of the most violent areas of the state?
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Interestingly – Come Closer Spartanburg cites the worst statistics about Spartanburg including the one that says it is the 4th most miserable city in which to live, but World Relief makes it sound like a paradise for refugees in its abstract (something like a grant proposal) to the State Dept. and the Governor. BTW, Ann Richard told us Spartanburg is scheduled for 100 refugees next in FY 2016. They are ignoring state law which says County Council must approve – county council in Spartanburg says it will not. This means the refugees will not be able to legally sign up for benefits at the local DSS offices. Richard also says she can put refugees in any county in SC.
Trikki Nikki was put in play here in SC for the economical rape and pillaging of the state. Period. Sign the Impeach Nikki Haley petition at Change.org.
Nikki Haley…now outed as the amoral RINO narcissistic
conservative-back stabber she is thinks what she’s doing is with impunity and
And her epitaph will read…died of terminal ambition after denigrating
Confederate patriots and callously running out of OTHER peoples’ money !!!
Donald Trump talked today about the Refugee program helping Muslims but not Christian refugees. http://www.teaparty.org/trump-muslim-immigrants-treated-better-christians-114512/