For newcomers: There are nine federal resettlement agencies largely funded by you, the taxpayers, who work for the U.S. State Department. Each of those has many subcontractors. Your money flows through the nine down to hundreds of smaller organizations (like this Michigan-based subcontractor) making it very confusing for concerned citizens to know who it is that is changing their communities and it makes it almost impossible to follow the money.
So, where else is LIRS working to change America by changing the people? Here is where you can find out if a refugee agency in your city is affiliated with LIRS.
(Keep reading to learn more about the complaint from the Pakistani hotelier; the fallback position for a certain group of people is to cry DISCRIMINATION!)
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