With the federal government pool of taxpayer dollars being funneled to the refugee resettlement industry is running dry, Minnesota’s Catholic charities desperately searching for a way to plunder government coffers is switching tactics, i.e., America first (for a change, correction $$$).
Refugee Resettlement Watch by Ann Corcoran
At least one of the major players in Minnesota’s refugee industry has woken up and smelled the coffee—gobs of federal money is not going to flow to the resettlement of more refugees to Minnesota, especially Somalis, in the foreseeable future.
One of the first questions people ask me when they first hear about the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program and the imminent arrival of third world poverty to their home town/city is this:
Why are we doing this when we have so many poor and homeless people right here who need care?
It looks like at least Catholic Charities is getting the message, perhaps from many faithful Catholic parishioners (like Kate below!)!
The primary story on the news is at the Star Tribune headlined (hat tip: Joanne):
Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis cuts refugee resettlement, adoption programs
The charity will instead focus on fighting homelessness and helping at-risk kids.
But, there are many news outlets including Radio KNSI with the story as well. I had to laugh when I saw this comment at KNSI:
Here are the highlights from the Star Tribune:
Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis is dropping its refugee resettlement and adoption programs and diving deeper into its other work, especially programs combating homelessness and helping at-risk children.
CEO Tim Marx unveiled the 150-year-old charity’s new priorities this week. The dramatic pivot comes as Catholic Charities saw the number of people served through its adoption and refugee resettlement programs dwindle. At the same time, he said, they’ve seen demand for other services increase[…]
It took the coffers to dry up in the refugee resettlement industry for these charities to see suffering Americans.
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