When it comes to refugee resettlement in America, follow the money.
It’s all there.
The costs…the profits…and how much these refugee resettlement offices are making.
Here in Montana this hits close to home.
We’ve had 67 refugees arrive in Missoula over the past year.
Refugees are coming to Missoula because the International Rescue Committee is sending them here.
Why are they doing that?
This is what they say on their website:
“Refugees may be placed in a city where they have relatives or friends, or where there’s an established community that shares their language or culture. Other considerations include the cost of living and a community’s ability to provide medical services. However, as legal U.S. residents, refugees may live in any city and state they chose.”
The IRC Missoula office, together with the group that brought the organization back to the city, Soft Landing Missoula, is expecting to take in another 150 refugees in 2017.
Altogether in the US so far they’ve taken in 13,400 refugees.
The organization figures it can help 26 million people worldwide.
And why not?
They certainly have the money for it.
There's no financial info on the Missoula Office, but the International Rescue Committee does have financial forms on their national website.
Their 2016 financial form is 92 pages long.
In it we find that the New York-based company had net assets of $161 million at the end of 2016.
We know that most of their money, $682 million, was made in contributions and grants.
Here’s how they spent most of that:
- $298 million was spent in getting contributions and grants.
- $256 million was paid out in salaries and benefits.
- $39 million was spent on travel.
- $21 million was spent on IRC's office expenses in 2016.
- $21 million was spent on occupancy throughout the United States.
- $18 million was spent on employee benefits.
- $3.8 million alone was paid out in salary to IRC's top 25 program directors.
- $443,000 was spent on professional fundraising.
African countries are the most profitable, and yet the most expensive, for IRC to deal with.
We see that in 2016 IRC spent $288 million getting people out of Africa and to the US. $51 million of that came from grants.
Despite spending all that they were somehow able to balance that out with $288 million in revenue from their Africa operations.
The Middle East is costing/making the organization $133 million a year.
Afghanistan makes/costs the organization $87 million a year.
All told, IRC's total revenue for 2016 was $688 million.
Follow the money.
The Missoulian chooses not to follow the money when they report on refugees.
Many times they don’t even allow comments on their articles, such as when they disabled them after putting up a piece on the IRC Missoula director moving back to New York.
They sure didn’t follow the money when they put up their story today about refugees continuing to arrive in Missoula.
That’s why I started writing this post in their comments – I thought we stopped letting those people in.
Turns out many could still come.
That’s great for IRC and their directors and all the people that make their living from that organization.
It’s terrible for Missoula, a city that’s already suffering under:
- Stagnant wages
- Terrible jobs with no benefits
- Some of the highest housing prices in the nation
- The highest taxes in Montana
- An incredible number of homeless people living both in the city’s massive new shelter and in its homeless camp under the Reserve Street Bridge
It’s the homeless that make me the angriest.
Here we have American citizens – many of them veterans from our disgraceful, 1%-benefiting wars – that are living on the streets.
Instead of helping those people, organizations start up to prey on the problems of people in war-torn areas.
Sure, those refugees might be able to come to America, but that’s not why IRC is shipping them over.
They’re shipping them over because spending just $39 million on travel and another $21 million on housing makes the organization $688 million in revenue.
That was the case last year, as the financial statements make perfectly clear.
This is a huge money game here, and I have to commend the IRC directors on their greed, and their ability to feed it.
They really found a cash cow here, and I’m sure they’ll ride it for years.
Meanwhile, America will continue to be torn apart over the refugee issue.
Here in Missoula we have over 60 refugees now.
- Many don’t speak English or know how to use modern appliances.
- They can’t drive, most can’t work even the most basic of jobs, and many won’t know what to do long-term.
But we keep shipping them in here.
The reason is simple – someone is profiting.
So follow the money like I did.
It’s all there.
I hope we stop this refugee resettlement nonsense very soon. Those people belong in their own countries.
If their countries are war-torn, then end those wars.
Yeah, right - we both know that most of those conflicts were started with the help of the globalists in America. It's profitable for them, as is ripping America apart over the refugee issue.
Really, ending those wars is not my responsibility. It’s the responsibility of the people living in those countries.
If they don’t want to take that responsibility and instead want to flee their countries, that’s not my problem.
Let Africa or the Middle East handle it.
Let Europe handle it – it’s their backyard.
America doesn’t need to deal with this right now. We have enough problems.
I hope Trump gets his way.
It’s time for refugee resettlement in Missoula to stop.