Dirty Business in Rutland

The United States government is now distributing thousands of “Syrian” “refugees” all over the country as part of the Refugee Resettlement Program. A lot of small communities are having culture-enrichers dumped on them without having any say-so in the process. The government puts the new arrivals in public housing and hands them their EBT cards, and the feds pay the tab for the first six months. After that the local authorities are on their own, and have to find the money themselves — for more police officers, medical care, interpreters, special needs teachers, whatever their new guests require.

But it doesn’t have to happen that way; it depends on the local government. The feds have to work with the localities in order to resettle the migrants, and it’s up to a local town council or board of supervisors whether or not the opinions of citizens are taken into account.

When Washington proposed sending refugees to Lawrenceville, a small town in Southside Virginia, the local government held a public meeting to get its citizens’ opinions. The townspeople of Lawrenceville made their feelings felt, and the town decided to decline any refugees sent by the feds. So it can be done.

But that’s not the way it happened in Rutland, Vermont. The federal government, through the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, assigned 100 refugees to Rutland, and the town council accepted them without telling the public until after the deal was done.

The following news report discusses what happened, and interviews the head of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Pay close attention to end of the video, when the woman tells the interviewer how really, really glad she is that the town didn’t get to vote on the refugees.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Below are excerpts from an article at American Thinker about the situation in Rutland:

Remaking Rutland with Refugees

by Sonia Bailley

The character of the city of Rutland, Vermont is facing major change. Nestled in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, it is an unsuspecting city targeted for refugee resettlement. After being kept in the dark since their mayor’s unilateral decision to accept 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees in October, Rutland citizens should investigate the threatening impact that refugee resettlement has on their own public security, economic stability and community health before it’s too late.

The city of Rutland was chosen as the site to place refugees by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), one of the nine major federally-funded refugee resettlement contractors or voluntary agencies (volags), and its local affiliated field office or subcontractor, the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program (VRRP). According to Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch, once a site is chosen for resettlement, the agency submits an annual resettlement plan to the State Department in order to receive federal funding of nearly $2,000 per refugee sponsored in addition to federal grants of up to $2,200 per refugee sponsored. Refugee resettlement has become a billion dollar industry, according to investigative journalist James Simpson, a former economist and budget examiner for the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Read the rest (and follow the links) at American Thinker.

See also: Refugee Resettlement Watch.

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

9 thoughts on “Dirty Business in Rutland

  1. In one of the strangest ironies, the city mayor who planned for Rutland to receive muslim refugees, is himself the grandson of a Greek (orthodox Christian) migrant who had fled Turkish muslim persecution in the early part of the 20th century. And he want’s to bring the people who follow the same religion as those who drove out his grandfather, to his city. Talk about history repeating itself.

  2. These Quisling traitors need to be outed publicly for their deadly treason. Always remember, the Tsarnaev brothers were cute little Chechen Muslim “refugees” when they were brought to America by the same kind of >>multi-kulti-uber-alles<< useful idiots and knowing saboteurs. I'd put Chris Louras in the first category and Bosnian Muslima "refugee" Amila Merdzanovic in the latter.

  3. Rutlanders should lynch that mayor, but they won’t. I lived in Vermont for a decade and I can tell you that Rutland was and is hurting even without these enrichers. It’s the unglamorous Vermont: down at the heels blue collar. Which is probably why the perfect beautiful people chose Rutland in the first place to do their dumping as opposed to the Burlington-Montpellier corridor where perfect lives are lived and must not be ruined by what perfect people do….to their lessers.

  4. This is exactly the kind of elitist “We know what’s good for you!” attitude that makes people vote TRUMP.

    Trump might be wrong on issues, he might be a boor, he might be this and he might be that, but this level of contempt for people is something that he does NOT have.

    Who are the *real* fascists here? The people who are in favour of not letting people vote. And that’s NOT Donald Trump.

    • ” this level of contempt for people is something that he [Trump] does NOT have…”

      Don’t bet your house on unfounded assumptions about Trump’s state of mind.

      We know from Trump University that Trump is a con-man.

      What Trump does have going for him is a clear commitment on issues of vital importance. He can be clearly called to account if he reneges on one of those issues, like finally building a respectable wall between the US and Mexico, pulling back from the “invade the world” philosophy of big-government neo-cons, and putting some protections in place for American manufacturing and workers. Trump is also very bright, and has the ability and the motivation to understand the nuts and bolts of issues, which we haven’t had in a President for a long time.

      But, ultimately, the power in a Republic has got to reside in its citizens,who have to maintain active oversight over the leaders.

  5. My goodness, how times change! In 1950 my father was not permitted entry into USA, despite being married to my mother and with two children (small). He had to go to Norway to be cured of TB, and Mom had to come here, since we had relatives willing to take us in, at least for awhile. And now we are taking in foreigners who don’t speak English, don’t share our culture nor our beliefs but do have active or nonactive TB?

    Has this country gone barking mad!? (as the British would have said). I fear the answer is a resounding YES!

  6. This is so un-American and un-Constitutional that it boggles the mind.

    Where are Ethan Allan and the Green Mountain Boys when you need them?

  7. friend raspailwasright, they are dead and gone, a long time ago.

    We need someone in power who is willing to say (as Trump did) that we need to suspend immigration until we know what’s going on. That seems quite reasonable to me.

    How many more cultural enrichers do we need, anyway? How much more taxes do we want to pay to enable these people? Or put them on welfare and food stamps? Where does it end? When the welfare folks outnumber the taxpayers? It’s coming.

    As someone said, eventually you do run out of other people’s money.

  8. So called refugees and Obama the CFR as well as the sinister United Nations is behind it all all part of the New World Order and the one world goverment all run by the United Nations

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