Action Items for Refugee Resettlement Meeting

Urgent Refugee Resettlement Meeting, 7/14/2016, 6PM, IHOP, 229 Airport Road, Arden.  ACT for America, FAIR, NCLISTEN, AshevilleTeaParty.org

Action Item #1 

Support Congressman Mark Meadows

re-election!!

Action Item #2

Plan to attend the following meetings:

  • City council meeting
  • Commissioner Meeting
  • School Board

Deliver this message

  • Please be aware that “Federal law states that the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (which falls under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), “shall consult” with state and local governments and voluntary non-profit agencies “concerning the sponsorship process and the intended distribution of refugees among the states and localities BEFORE their placement….” (See 8 U.S.C. § 1522(a)(2)(A))(emphasis added). (Role of the States in Refugee Resettlement)

Action Item #3

Attend

  • City council meeting
  • Commissioner Meeting
  • School Board

Request that they support (The Resolution to Keep Our Community Safe From Refugees Coming from Terrorist Countries)

Action Item #4

  • Request from the Department of Social Services to put the NC 2016 and 2017 NC State Refugee Plan on the website.

Action Item #5

  • Follow the money!  Where is the federal money going?  Pull one of the North Carolina Refugee Service Providers contracts  to see where the money is going and for what.   (subcontractors?)
  • Get a copy of  IRS tax returns.  (Secretary of State for 501c3).  (Guidestar.org. Search non-profit.  You need to sign up for it.  It’s free.)

Action Item #6

Ron Woodard from NCListen http://nclisten.com/

  • Requesting impact records from the state:
  • Schools
  • Employment
  • medical

We need to make this public.

Your Turn!

Will you sign up to commit to

  • Attend school board/commissioner meeting/city council meeting? (aware of process/resolution)
  • Call Dept of Social Services to request NC State Refugee Plan placed on website
  • Research follow the money trail of one of the refugee service providers?  Where’s the fed money going and for what?
  • Participate in private conference calls/receive updates via email of Action Items and progress
  • Send LTE’s to local paper.
  • Track social media

See sign up sheet.

Resources AshevilleTeaParty.org/local  and state issues

  • Role of the States In The Refugee Process:

http://ashevilleteaparty.org/?page_id=13761

  • North Carolina State Refugee Plan 2015

http://ashevilleteaparty.org/?page_id=13774

North Carolina Refugee Service Providers

http://ashevilleteaparty.org/?page_id=13780

  • North Carolina Refugee Coordinators

http://ashevilleteaparty.org/?page_id=13767