In 2014, after agreeing to write for TVOI News, Michael Emry asked me to investigate the refugee resettlement system. One of his friends in Boise told him that he and his neighborhood were having a problem with refugees. They looting the neighborhood – picking up anything that wasn’t nailed down. He even caught one of them in his garage. He called the police but the police refused to arrest him. He asked Michael to find out what was going on that refugees were being given a pass on criminal activity.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) happened to be holding an event. Michael went to the event and tried to get an interview. The video to the right was the recording of Michael’s visit to the IRC office.
This series of articles was posted between October 3, 2014 and March 15, 2015. In the interim, Rick Martin established the Committee to End Refugee Resettlement at CSI (College of Southern Idaho) and the Idaho III% picked up the issue.
Report from the International Rescue Committee Office in Boise, Idaho. October, 2014.
Powerpoints on Refugee Resettlement
Two Powerpoint presentations were done on this research. One was held in Boise and one was held in Twin Falls. Another Powerpoint presentation was done by Rick Martin, Chairman of the Committee to End Refugee Resettlement at CSI.
This was the first article I wrote about employment, refugees and the hiring practices of a local company. It was written in September of 2011 but didn’t write anything more about the subject until 2014.
Legislation introduced by Idaho House Judiciary Committee in February 2015. The purpose of this legislation was to include in state law, reference to the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. The law was changed to required Idaho judges to recognize and honor foreign court orders as it pertains to child support and other issues in the Convention. An investigation of that Hague Convention revealed that the plan was to establish an international system for court support orders including financial transactions relating to same.
The Daily Beast claimed that an anti-immigrant rally advertised on facebook was the work of Russian operatives behind the cover of false identities. The date of the Daily Beast article was September 11, 2017.