In Texas alone, at least 26 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are now in the business of bringing refugees into the state. Why? Follow the money. Glenn shared details about the situation on radio this morning.
"There's a lot of money to be made with these NGOs getting involved in the refugees," Glenn said.
He then clarified what distinguishes his charity's efforts to rescue asylum-seeking Christians from the work of these government-funded agencies now popping up all over the country.
"There's no money exchanging hands," Glenn said. "With the Nazarene Fund, the government isn't giving us any money. We wouldn't take it. We wouldn't want it, because with it comes all kinds of rules and regulations, and they go in, organize and tell you exactly what to do. We don't want it."
Later in the program, Glenn shared audio from a secretly recorded phone call placed by local Texan with one of the largest of these agencies in the state --- Refugee Services of Texas.
Upon realizing Syrian refugees were being taken in by the organization he was speaking with, the caller started recording the conversation to find out how many refugees would be coming in and where they would be sent.
CALLER: The reason I called is I had read a report that you guys were about to start, you know, accepting a bunch of Syrian refugees in.
CALLER: Yeah, so I would assume it's going to be a lot. So I was wondering what you needed help with. And if that's true.
VOICE: Uh-huh. Well, here --- let me explain a little bit about refugee resettlement to you, how it works. Just so you can have a more broad understanding.
But each year, nationally, for the U.S., there's a number that is a cap or a max for the amount of refugees that can come into the United States that year. And it's set by the president of the United States. So last year it was -- well, our year ends September 30th. So we just started a new year. A new fiscal year for us. So last year, it was 70,000. And this year it did increase to 85,000, with the anticipation of the United States taking more Syrian refugees.
And so we have seen a few Syrian refugees here in Tarrant County, and a very small number comes through to the US so far. So that number is expected to increase. But for us here at the local agency, we are assigned refugee cases from a national organization.
So while the national number of Syrians coming through is expected to increase, that information isn't -- we won't know exactly how many we're going to get or what ethnicities or nationalities we get almost until it happens. We get an arrival notice about two or three weeks before someone is going to travel to the United States.
So that's the point when we know.
The representative went on to explain typical immigrants don't receive instant help paid for by U.S. taxpayers --- but Syrian refugees will. Assistance would include transportation, a home, furniture, money, education and healthcare.
According to TheBlaze.com, Syrian refugees being settled throughout the United States right now. Here are the top ten states where they're settling:
California – 218
Texas – 194
Michigan – 188
Arizona – 153
Illinois – 131
Pennsylvania – 119
Florida – 104
Kentucky – 92
New Jersey – 75
Ohio – 72
Those numbers are expected to balloon in 2016.
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