Judicial Watch announced on Feb. 7 that it filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State after it “stonewalled” their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information regarding Refugee Travel Loans and associated taxpayer losses, an “unlawful delay that screams ‘cover up,’” according to Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
The State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration provides funding for the loans to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). In 2016, the Bureau “spent nearly $545 million to provide new beginngs to the world’s most vulnerable refugees,” according to their website.
These loans can be lucrative to refugee resettlement agencies. The Washington Post reported in December 2015 that refugee resettlement agencies contracted by the State Department collect over $5 million per year in Refugee Travel Loan commissions.
Judicial Watch is seeking records on the number of Refugee Travel Loans issued by the State Department to the IOM from 2010 to the present, including the number of loans defaulted on and the amount of money written off on each defaulted loan.
During "hitlery's tenure" at State, they "lost track of" - -what was it (??) something like six BILLION DOLLARS? I think that was the amount bandied about, I could be wrong, but, whatever the amount, it has never been ACCOUNTED FOR!!
Most likely, a large chunk of that $6BILLION found its way to the clintonista family mafia foundation!
And the hits just keep coming. It is time to fumigate the entire bureaucracy and get rid of all these illegal immigration incentives. Where does it end? Judicial Watch, I believe is our only hope along with James O'Keefe and VERITAS