Obama funded “charity” intensifies efforts to bring refugees to Spartanburg, SC
A group of profiteers are intensifying their effort to bring refugees to the Spartanburg area. The “resettlement” is being funding by grants from the Obama administration.
A public backlash has prompted Trey Gowdy to ask for the settlement project to be placed on hold. However, the profiteering “charity” that benefits from the Federal grant money is fighting back.
World Relief employees get huge taxpayer subsidized salaries, while creating huge burdens for the communities they target. The Obama administration admits that 75% of recent refugees are receiving food stamps. Most refugees are on Medicaid, and many receive TANF and subsidized housing as a well.
On top of the massive burden to the taxpayers, much of the people in line to be “refugees” are Syrians. The Obama administration admits they have no way of screening these people. Most of the people living in America, who have gone overseas to become Jihadists, have been refugees. The main group of “American” Jihadists are Somalians that were brought to the United States as refugees, using Federal grant money. The US refugee program is already actively bringing radical Islam to the United States. A massive influx of Syrian refugees will undoubtedly include veteran Jihadists.
Republican congressional districts are targeted for refugee colonies in great disproportion. Part of the purpose of the refugee program is to change the electorate. In many cities with large refugee populations, they are buses to the polls.
U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy has asked that plans to resettle refugees in the Spartanburg area be placed on hold.
In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry issued Monday, Gowdy wrote that he is “deeply concerned about the lack of notice, information, and consultation afforded to me and my constituents about this issue.”
Gowdy also questioned how much federal funding the resettlement agency and refugees will receive and the distribution of those funds, as well as what federal, state and local benefits refugees are entitled to receive.
The Spartanburg office has received initial approval to resettle around 60 refugees in the coming year. But that plan had some people sounding the alarm about the potential impact.
Website Refugee Resettlement Watch posted that Spartanburg is “targeted to be colonized as next refugee ‘seed’ community.” The blog urges residents to demand answers about so-called “refugee seedlings” that it claims are “planted” by the Obama Administration.
Wofford College adjunct professor Christina Jeffrey took to social media with her concerns about the resettlement. Jeffrey also wrote an opinion piece, published in the Herald-Journal, calling on World Relief to provide the community “a detailed plan for the settlement and to provide impact statements for us. Impact statements should include plans for housing, transportation, county schools, employment, health care, skills training, social services, public safety, etc.”
Jenny Yang is vice president of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief. In a phone interview, Yang said the agency spent months getting approval from federal and state officials.
Yang said a proposal was submitted to the State Department that oversees the refugee resettlement program. She said the final decision is up to a state refugee coordinator who determines whether cities are able to receive refugees, including housing and economic opportunities.
Yang also said World Relief worked with local churches for several months before it considered opening an office. “It wasn’t a decision that was spur of the moment,” she said.
Yang said World Relief could answer Gowdy’s questions. She said the organization has received some “push back” in other cities, mostly from local officials.
“We wouldn’t have opened an office if it weren’t for conversations that we had with churches and those churches actually asking us to come in to help them in their mission of helping the foreign born and refugees in their communities,” Yang said.