If a “do-gooder” group is planning to violate federal law by sheltering illegals, should they really be getting ANY federal tax dollars? Right, I agree. The answer is no!
As you know, last week, much to the squealing and gnashing of teeth of so-called “immigrants rights” groups, last month the Obama Regime announced it would make a token effort at enforcing our laws by deporting people from Central America who had exhausted their legal options and, therefore, had to go. As I’m sure you realize, this “mass deportation” (just over 100 people so far), is a cynical ploy on the part of the Regime designed to rile up the Open Borders crowd prior to the 2016 election.
Of course, not everyone wants to see the law enforced, including some groups that are receiving millions in taxpayer dollars to subsidize their “do gooder” work of changing the demographics of the United States.
From The Washington Post:
Religious groups and activists vowed Wednesday to offer refuge to illegal immigrants who are the targets of ongoing federal raids meant to combat a new wave of border-crossing from Central America.
The announcement recalled the sanctuary movement of the 1980s that provided safe haven to several thousand people fleeing civil wars in El Salvador and Guatemala, with churches in Los Angeles, Chicago and other cities sometimes filled with people seeking asylum in the United States.
During a news conference via telephone, a national network of immigrant groups said they are prepared to defy federal authorities who are seeking to apprehend illegal Central American immigrants. Advocates said those immigrants again are fleeing violence in their homelands, this time perpetrated by gangs engaged in drug trafficking and other crimes. …
Noel Andersen, grass-roots coordinator with the Church World Service group for refugees, said his organization has been working to build a network of sanctuaries for the Central Americans being targeted by ICE. (emphasis mine)
“Every day, we’re hearing more from congregations wanting to do something about this,” Andersen said.
First of all, these folks are not “refugees” under the traditional definition. I know how much the Left loves to redefine words, but at some point we have to stick to the quaint notion that words mean what they actually mean. The term “refugee,” does NOT mean people who have the misfortunate of living in a poor, third world country. A refugee is someone who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.”
Second, and more important, this Church World Service is one of those do-gooder “volags” (voluntary organizations) that resettle “refugees” in the United States, and as we have told you frequently, here and on The Teri O’Brien Show, these groups do very well by doing “good.” In the case of this bunch, based on their latest Form 990, the document they have to file with the IRS as a charitable organization, they got $45 million in federal tax dollars. (H/T Ann Corcoran). And as my friend Ann Corcoran points out here, if they are planning to violate federal law, should they really be getting ANY federal tax dollars? Right, I agree. The answer is no!
Let’s contact our members of Congress and demand some answers, shall we? Need help figuring out who your representatives are and how to contact them. Info on that here.