Lobbying arm for refugee resettlement contractors wants US to take 200,000 refugees in FY2017


We have written often about the consortium of members of the refugee resettlement industry calling themselves the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA).  Go here for our archive on the group which includes the nine major federal resettlement contractors.

Thanks to reader Joanne for sending this recent statement from their Washington, DC office. They are, needless to say, thrilled that the Obama Administration is going to host a big pow-wow on refugees at the UN in September. (I hope Trump’s people are getting ready for this huge propaganda stunt!)

As you read through this statement, remember that, in recent years, 70,000 was the target number for the refugees to be admitted to the US (from all countries).  In FY2016, Obama is shooting for 85,000 and then he signaled he wanted 100,000 in FY2017 (begins October 1, 2016).  (Yes, he has one more shot at dictating how many we take.)

If re-elected will Speaker Paul Ryan do a thing to stop the funding for this huge new number? Based on recent statements and last year’s actions, that is doubtful!

Melanie Nezer of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (one of nine federal contractors) is the present chair of RCUSA. She says 200,000 is the magic number for 2017.

The Refugee Council USA is urging Obama to go for 200,000 (from all countries) for FY2017!

Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), a coalition of 20 U.S.-based non-governmental organizations dedicated to refugee protection, welcome, and excellence in the U.S. refugee resettlement program,…

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  • Jack

    Send them elsewhere….we do not want the vermin scum…..keep your teeming wretched refuse on your own shores…

  • strayhorse

    The U.S. federal government has been doing nation building in places such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere and when those nations’ citizens have lost their homes, livelihoods and family to forced compliance, they are then uprooted and sent to other nations to re-acclimate to nations who also have problems with economy, housing , food and employment. Americans NEVER agreed to the governments actions. No to refugees. No to nation building.

  • come-and-take-it

    Yes! Let’s adopt the German model and let in 200,000 male refuge seekers so that our women can dress more modestly and the economy will get a bump. Anyone who says we’re importing crime is just peddling fiction.

  • kikz2

    finally, someone else reporting on HIAS/IsraAID, welcoming the stranger into OTHER PEOPLE’S COUNTRIES. many thx, rinf.

  • sinkchicken

    Send the 200,000 “magic number” to Israel

  • Zaphod Braden

    Israel is the only country that doesn’t have to be multicultural yet the Jewish controlled American congress and big business demands it of America – meanwhile our country is quickly starting to look very third world. Its time to stop this now – AIPAC owns the American congress. I’m speaking as a non-muslim American here. America needs a third viable political party that is going to represent the rights of middle class Americans. AIPAC secures 3 billion dollars of American taxpayers money to fund Israel’s war of genocide against the Palestinians. Christian American youth are dying in the middle east for Israel and don’t even know what they are fighting for – they think its for a terrorist threat to America. What idiots we are – wake up America and take your country back from both AIPAC and the government that has been bought by them. Israel is a tick on our back…lets take back our country.

  • kikz2

    interested parties should also investigate the Hudson Institute and its (((founder))) upon whom the character ‘Dr. Strangelove’ was based. it’s ingenuous really….. have the US/EU/UK pay for their own slow motion genocide, and openly put the agents of its delivery on the public dime. oy, sucha deal!