This is the latest news from Refugee Resettlement Watch. I mirrored most of it, but as usual, I didn’t embed the links — go to Ann’s post for those. However, I tried to remain faithful to her emphases. Thus, all those bolded sentences below are hers:
We have a zillion posts here at RRW about refugee overloaded Manchester, NH over the years. Many of the posts chronicle the efforts of its longtime mayor Ted Gatsas who tried to slow the flow to the city when the immigrant pressure on ‘services’ was getting too great. (No slowdown any time soon as we learned here the other day.)
It was a battle, but the lobbyists for the refugee industry went to work not wanting to set any precedent that would allow a mayor to call the shots on how many are resettled by the FEDERAL government in one of their targeted cities.
Now we see the mayor is running for governor and he isn’t silent about the refugee problems the country is facing.
Ann quotes a public radio station at this point. I’ve skipped that part; NPR is part of our larger cultural problem in America so it’s my general policy to avoid giving them a voice here.
From there she moves on to an excellent description of the “family reunion” scam:
By the way, one of the tricks you need to understand about the promoters of colonizing cities with immigrants is that once they get the family seed units started, they then clamor for the immigrants’ family members to be permitted to follow them to that location. If you raise an objection (due to the economy, or crime, or cultural upheaval going on) you are painted as a heartless xenophobe for not wanting families to be reunited. Don’t back down!
Here is what Gatsas tried to do:
While the federal government has authority over resettlements regardless of the objections of states, governors can try to block funding for nongovernmental agencies involved in the resettlement process in an attempt to make the process difficult.
That is what Gatsas tried to do as Manchester’s mayor in 2011.
He said Tuesday that as mayor, he “repeatedly asked for more transparency when it comes to the refugee resettlement process and asked for a temporary moratorium so Manchester could sufficiently meet the needs of our current refugee population.”
In 2011, Gatsas asked the state’s Executive Council to vote against contracts to provide funding to nonprofit groups who work with refugees in the state. That request came after the federal government refused his request for a two-year moratorium on new refugee settlements in Manchester.
Don’t expect anyone in the Bush family orbit—like Sununu—to question any federal immigration program!
But the council refused Gatsas’ request and unanimously voted to approve the contracts. Gatsas noted on Tuesday that one of his current competitors for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, Chris Sununu, was among those who voted in favor of the contracts.
Trump’s campaign has a way of sucking up all the air in the room, but in this case The Donald’s run may very well complement The Mayor’s pushback against the ruin that has befallen Manchester. If he “moves to Concord” — i.e., is elected governor — then the clout of that office will lend a depth of persuasion to his fight to save Manchester and other besieged areas of New Hampshire.
NOTE: New Hampshire’s motto is one of the better known state aphorisms: LIVE FREE OR DIE. That’s what it’s coming down to now. And that’s why so many people want a pause/halt/refusal of further refugees until localities have had time to “assimilate” those already dumped on them. Some years ago I read a statistic at Ann’s site: Manchester had sixty languages in its school system. How does a city cope with a problem of that magnitude?
If you feel Manchester’s pain, it would be a good and fitting thing to contribute to Mayor Gatsas’ campaign. He’s running against Big Money and Big Connections.
Here’s his website.
Here’s his donate page:
His primary opponent is a member in good standing of the GOP(e) — the elites. Chris Sununu comes from a family of well-heeled, well-connected professional politicians: his father was a three-term governor, his big brother a U.S. senator. Thus, Sununu is the anti-Gatsas, with pockets deep enough to run a media steamroller over Mayor Gatsas. Thus, the latter needs our help.
Sometimes throwing money at a problem is a good solution. Gatsas has what it takes to be an effective governor; he lacks only the funds to mount a truly effective campaign against the Deep Pockets Sununu Dynasty.
For sure if the feds can continue for more than a decade to fill a once welcoming (but now reluctant) town with wave after wave of immigrants, what’s to say your town won’t be next? If enough people crowd-fund this gubernatorial election, think of the energy that will generate in terms of a much wider pushback against the immigrant-creep system being foisted upon us by the corrupt bureaucrats at the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
In another post Ann links to what will be my new go-to source for information on the costs of this immigration-boondoggle-treason-corruption. This site, Politically Short, dubs itself “The American Reality Outside the Beltway”. I’ll say.
Since 2009 the grand total of individuals this administration has admitted into our country is 1,034,277. This is astounding given that the administration is now calling for a quarter of a million people to be admitted in 2017 while asking for over $2 billion in funds…[And] if you think a Republican controlled congress would never dare to allocate such funds for this invasion, think again.[…] The budget proposal [for] the Republican-controlled congress in 2015 allocated $1,396,313,000 for the Refugee and Entrant Assistance program. [Then] they increas[ed] the funding in 2016 to… $1,952,691,000.
The FY 2017 request includes $1,226,000,000 in base funding for the UC program,…an increase of $278,000,000 from the FY 2016 enacted level of $948,000,000.
The sheer amount of money being allocated by congress to fund what is essentially an invasion of the third world in the form of refugees and illegal aliens is outright treasonous in my opinion.
Treasonous indeed. But unlike BHO’s obfuscations and lack of transparency in so many areas, he was never covert or shy about his desire to “fundamentally transform” America. The hatred runs deep on both sides of his DNA.
Those numbers at Politically Short are confusing because it’s difficult to find a bottom, really bottom, line for the total costs. I read — and now can’t find the source — that the real total for ORR and its sub-contractors and spin-offs is five billion dollars. Annually. It’s not difficult to hide that amount of money when it’s tucked here and there and everywhere in a bloated bureaucracy. “Follow the Money” becomes “Find the Money If You Can”.
No wonder the Hispanic support for Trump is hovering at thirty percent and trending upwards.
We can’t vote in New Hampshire but we can do our bit with a donation to the cause. Hey, the Irish funded their rebellion by traveling to America to raise funds. My great-grandfather was one of those fund-raisers…back when crowdfunding was a bit less streamlined than it is now.