September 9, 2016 Radio Commentary

In-Your-Face Refugee Resettlement

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, September 9, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

After the November 2015 terrorist attack on Paris, 22 Republican governors publically stated their opposition to accepting Syrian refugees, claiming they wouldn’t allow any more into their states, either temporarily or permanently.

Some governors tweeted opposition to the president; others wanted to know how to stop refugee resettlement; and many dug in their heels, REFUSING to accept more Syrian refugees; but bad news was emerging. States may not have authority to reject the president’s plan. They all soon learned the Refugee Act of 1980 made immigration a federal function, and gave states no legal authority over refugee resettlement.

So, despite strong opposition from state and local officials, increasing numbers of refugees, including Syrians, continue to be brought into U.S. communities secretly, so secretly that governors learn of their presence only when refugees apply for government benefits. During FY 2016, 38 states have received Syrian refugees – Michigan got the most with 706 and the fewest went to New Hampshire that got five. Georgia received 209, the eleventh most, for any state. But twelve states didn’t get ANY Syrian refugee during FY 2016, which began October 1, 2015 and ends in 21 days.

Several mayors, including the mayor of Athens, Georgia, complained to the administration that they need more information on refugees before they arrive, while FBI director James Comey says it’s virtually impossible to vet Syrian refugees because there’s no information to vet. But despite that, resettlement not only continues, it increased from last year’s 70,000 to 85,000 this year, with 10,000 designated to be Syrian, all secretly placed in 190 U.S. cities and towns. With FY 2016 ending September 30th and this year’s goal not met, nearly 400 are brought in every week. Continue reading

December 4, 2015 Radio Commentary

The High Cost of Charity

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, December 4, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

The next presidential election might be decided on what the candidates would do about the biggest elephant in the room – illegal aliens, refugees, and mass migration. Wrapped up in that massive issue is the burdensome cost of welfare benefits, education, medical care, housing, transportation, and job training.

The Government Accountability Office outlines benefits available to refugees and special immigrant visa holders in the U.S. Initially and for three months every refugee – each adult and each minor – receives $1,850 per person to cover the cost of getting here and being settled here, such as their reception, initial housing, food, clothing, referral services and social programs. It’s unclear whether the grant is $1,850 per month or for all three months.

There are three cash programs. They can get TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) for up to five years. If they don’t qualify for TANF, low-income individuals with dependent children get refugee cash assistance up to eight months. Or they get SSI, supplemental security income, up to nine years if they are low-income, elderly, blind, or disabled.

For up to seven years, low-income refugees receive healthcare under Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), or refugee medical assistance from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) that provides an eight-month healthcare program similar to Medicaid for those who don’t qualify for Medicaid. Low-income individuals receive unlimited food stamp coverage. Continue reading

October 16, 2015 Radio Commentary

Salting the U.S. with Refugees

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, October 16, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

All of us have heard about redistribution of wealth, which means taking money from some to give to others. That’s been happening for a long, long time, but some genius came up with another plan. Instead of collecting taxes and redistributing money, select large groups of third-world populations to transfer into other countries, where they become permanent residents. As soon as they are deposited in targeted countries, they will be fed, clothed, educated, and nurtured. Soon their relatives back home can come, and set up housekeeping, too, where they will be fed, clothed, educated, and nurtured, as well.

Since managers of the program for redistributing wealth have assumed this new strategy, there’s now a systematic transfer of third-world populations into civilized countries, where they become legal residents the minute they arrive. That means the United Nations and global officials are systematically salting civilized nations with massive third-world populations, in order to accomplish a bold mission, which is to repopulate and change the culture of targeted countries, including the United States.

Salting the nations originates with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees whose office conducts in-country registration for people who want refugee status. But, have you noticed? Entire populations are becoming refugees, these days, and that same UN office decides where they go. Continue reading

October 9, 2015 Radio Commentary

Perks for Refugees

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, October 9, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Did you know? Over 60,000 people signed a White House petition encouraging an increase in refugee admissions to the United States. Did you know? The Refugee Council USA wants the administration to bring in 100,000 refugees every year. That’s an annual increase of 30,000, and they want 200,000 brought in next year.

Each state has a Refugee State Coordinator to coordinate public and private benefits for refugee resettlement. In Georgia the Department of Human Resources, DFACS Office of Family Independence administers the refugee program.

There are five categories of refugees; two are nation-specific; and all of them benefit from the Program that gets them here, and gets them started with cash, housing, education, healthcare, and job training. Here in Georgia, State government contracts with 12 public and private agencies for specific social services, but local government is expected to provide “existing community resources.”

Communities are told that 80 percent of employable adult refugees resettled in Georgia are working and paying their own expenses and taxes within six months. But the literature doesn’t mention the other 20 percent that don’t get jobs, don’t pay their own way, but remain dependent on “utilizing existing community resources.” If 20 percent of the 200,000 don’t get jobs, 40,000 refugees will continue to be taxpayer-dependent, indefinitely. That’s a lot of milk and cheese and bread and butter, and housing and healthcare and education and transportation. Continue reading