HIAS conference call informative; but appears to be in the dark about FY18 Presidential determination on refugees

Yes, time to contact President Trump, AGAIN, please suspend the “refugee” admissions program–FORCE Congress to deal with it.

Refugee Resettlement Watch

Of course it’s possible that Melanie Nezer and Mark Hetfield—two of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society‘s executives and DC insiders—aren’t being completely honest to those on last Thursday’s conference call, but since they were looking for help from supporters, I don’t know what they would gain by being cagey with them.

(I told you about the call here, but you can listen yourself here.)

To save me a lot of work, I’m going to simply list nuggets I learned while listening.  Here they are in no particular order:

~Funding the USRAP continues for now at the FY16 leveland they say that is enough for 75,000 refugees a year.

Screenshot (730) The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society is pushing for 75,000 refugees to begin arriving on October 1st. HIAS is the smallest refugee contractor but appears to have the biggest megaphone. https://www.hias.org/welcome-least-75000-refugees-us-2018.

~75,000 is their minimum target…

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