Read this post from the wonderful Ann Corcoran’s Refugee Resettlement Watch site:

Well, that was a very lawyerish statement from Director Mark Kadel of World Relief, Spokane. He doesn’t say that World Relief won’t resettle refugees in Northern Idaho but just that “our resettlement office has no plans to resettle refugees in Idaho”.  Did he mean in Northern Idaho because World Relief is already in Idaho and settling refugees in south: World Relief Boise, 6702 Fairview Ave Boise, ID 83704

Also, Mr. Kadel states that “We are below capacity in Spokane and would have no need to extend resettlement across the State line”.  If that is the case, please explain the request for support from CDA placed in a local church, is he laying a little pipe?

“World Relief has been helping refugees settle in Spokane and would like to involve Coeur d’Alene as well. If you are interested in  learning more about how you could be involved in such a ministry, please see . . .”

His statement does not preclude another resettlement agency coming to Northern Idaho.  Lots of confusing information at this point, lots of questions, still not a lot of answers.

And one last comment.  World Relief is busy commenting on the Republican primary.  Is that part of their mission, political activity?

Well, another last thing.  Please go to their website, link below.  If you click on the “About” drop down you see their manifesto, not joking!