Arizona: Refugee couple arrested, lied on refugee application, terror connection found

I first spotted this story at Arizona Central and my first thought was—-here we go again. Although labeled as “refugees,” are they going to tell us anything about the nationality of the lying husband and wife who got in to the US during the Obama Administration?

But after looking around at other stories about yesterday’s breaking news, I see we do have more information this time.  However, my big red flag question is this:

How did these alleged terrorist Africans (supposedly Ethiopians, but their names are Somali names) get to Arizona via China?

 

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I checked Wrapsnet and sure enough we do process a few refugees in to the US from China!  How insane is that! With all the refugee fraud going on around the world, why would we trust anyone (Africans no less!) coming in via China?

First, here is the AZCentral story:

Tucson refugees accused of lying about terrorist ties to gain refugee status

A Tucson couple who had obtained refugee status were arrested Friday on charges of falsifying information on an application for permanent residency, including a question that asked about ties to known members of terrorist groups.

The couple, Mohamed Abdirahman Osman, 28, and Zeinab Abdirahman Mohamed, 25, were both living in Tucson at the time of their arrest Friday.

On Wednesday, they were indicted on 11 federal criminal counts involving “violations of false swearing in an immigration matter and false statements to a government agency,” said First Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Strange in a press release.

Osman was found to have used a false name and nationality on his application for permanent residency, Strange said. In addition, he falsely denied any association with members of a terrorist organization, Strange said.

While living in China, the couple applied for and were granted refugee status in 2014 and entered the United States, living in Tucson since, Strange said.

In June 2015, Osman and Mohamed submitted applications for Legal Permanent Residence Status to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Strange said.

According to the indictment filed against the couple, the “material submitted in support of their refugee applications and their applications for Legal Permanent Residence Status contained false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements,” Strange said.

Officials did not specify what terrorist group may have been involved and provided no further details.

But another story, here, does:

Man living in Tucson was member of Somalian terrorist group, feds say

 

TUCSON, AZ – Federal authorities say an Ethiopian man using a fake identity while living in Tucson was a member of a terrorist group.

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So much for “robust” vetting during the Obama years.  How many more Islamic al-Shabab terrorists are living among us?

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday that Mohamed Abdirahman Osman was indicted in federal court on eight counts of making false statements to immigration authorities. Authorities allege his wife, Zeinab Abdirahman Mohamed, also hid his identity. She faces three charges.

An indictment filed this week shows that Osman used a fake Somalian passport to get to the U.S.

He told authorities he sustained injuries in a terrorist attack in Somalia but had actually been hurt while handling explosives, according to the indictment. Police believe Osman was a member of al-Shabab, a Somali militant group responsible for major attacks that have left hundreds killed.

Gee, maybe Trump has a point about how refugees have NOT been thoroughly vetted as the refugee industry constantly insists they have been.

See a post I wrote in 2016 listing other terrorists and violent criminals who got in to the US as refugees or asylum seekers.


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Evangelical ‘leaders’ out of touch with their flocks on refugee admissions

The Evangelical Immigration Table is a conglomeration of evangelical groups on the Religious Left, and like all skilled Leftwing activists they know how to get media attention.

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Write a letter to the Trump Administration and you get headline stories…..

Here at HuffPo we see that the Table group has sent a letter to the Secretary of State and others who will make the decision on how many refugees could be admitted to the US beginning October first.

They want the President to set the level of refugee admissions for FY19 at 75,000 (that is the agreed upon level that the contractors*** have come up with for this coming year, a number that would keep them financially afloat.)

What I would like to know is why don’t evangelical conservatives now get together and counter the liberals with a letter of their own.  After all, they far out number the Libs!

LOL! See if HuffPo writes a headline story about your letter—-Evangelicals tell President to place moratorium on refugee program until reforms are in place!

Instead, a small number comprising the Religious Left says this….

Evangelical Leaders Urge White House To Raise Refugee Admissions For 2019

 

Seven evangelical Christian organizations have jointly criticized the Trump administration for allowing refugee resettlement to hit a historic low at a time when the global refugee crisis is intensifying.

 

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One of the signatories is Russell Moore, here with Obama. Moore was and is anti-Trump with ties to George Soros.  http://pulpitandpen.org/2016/12/21/the-long-history-of-russell-moores-break-with-southern-baptist-values/

 

In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and religious freedom ambassador Sam Brownback, the leaders of the Evangelical Immigration Table told the administration its drastic cuts to refugee admissions could be undermining its pledge to protect religious freedom worldwide.

The group, a coalition of seven evangelical organizations united around immigration issues, called for the administration to bring refugee resettlement back to “a level consistent with historical norms.” It recommended resettling at least 75,000 refugees in fiscal year 2019.

[….]

Last year, President Donald Trump set the refugee admissions cap at 45,000 ― the lowest level since the modern program was enacted in 1980. In practice, data suggests that the U.S. is admitting even fewer than that. It’s on track to admit about 20,000 refugees during the current fiscal year, CNN reports.

The administration has until September to decide the cap for fiscal year 2019, which begins on Oct. 1. New reports from The New York Times and The Daily Beast suggest the White House is considering dropping the official ceiling even further, down to 25,000 people.

Doesn’t it make you wonder how the Evangelical Immigration Table can exist when it doesn’t represent most evangelicals?

But while they confront the Trump administration on the issue, members of the Evangelical Immigration Table also face another challenge ― the fact that rank-and-file white evangelical Protestants are more inclined to side with the president.

Last year, the Pew Research Center found that 76 percent of white evangelicals supported Trump’s first executive order on immigration, which restricted refugees and travel from some Muslim-majority countries. In another poll published this May, 68 percent of white evangelicals said they believed the U.S. does not have a responsibility to accept refugees. Only 25 percent agreed that this responsibility exists.

The studies suggest that, along with petitioning the White House, leaders of the Evangelical Immigration Table also face an uphill battle in convincing fellow believers about the importance of welcoming refugees.

Go here for the full story, and see the letter, here. Note how concerned they now appear to be about Christian refugees when in years past they were eagerly welcoming the large number of Muslim refugees Obama was admitting.

 

***The nine federal resettlement contractors that are mostly funded by you, the taxpayer, are below.

One of the nine, World Relief, also belongs to the Evangelical Immigration Table.  And, we know they need more money from the US Treasury for their Christian ‘good works.’

Another low year, perhaps lower than this year’s 20,000 plus year, could completely blow to smithereens the budget of one or more of these federal contractors which are demanding a cap of 75,000. (Obama had a cap LOWER than that in 3 consecutive years, see here.)

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees into your towns and cities and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)! 

From most recent accounting, here.


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Hungarian PM Orban undertakes a social experiment that might just save Western Civilization

“Who would have guessed that a constellation of formerly atheistic, Communist countries would become the vanguard of the family?”

(Samuel Hammond writing at National Review)

 

It isn’t just in Hungary either.  In Poland and especially in Russia the push is on to encourage marriage and then the all important follow-up—more babies!

Why? They want to produce their own replacements and stop the flood of third world migrant workers that globalist corporations say are needed to keep the economy humming.  Never mind that the migrants have no interest in maintaining Hungarian, Polish or Russian culture (even if they work and don’t depend on welfare payments).

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Hungarian PM Orban practicing what he preaches….

I guess you can tell, I love this guy—Viktor Orban—because he has no fear of telling the truth. 

And, this subject interests me because in the 1970’s I was steeped in this idea that no family should have more than two children in order to save the planet.  But, guess what, only white educated young people listened. 

And, in fact, no one I ever knew made any serious effort to tell it to those in the Middle East and Africa especially where Muslims were pushing their people to produce babies for Allah and to migrate.

Here is a detailed account at National Review of what, first Hungary is doing to boost its population, and what is happening in Russia and Poland to do the same.

It strikes me that a renewed focus on American family-building might be something Donald Trump should incorporate into his campaign message.

Surely you knew that the US birthrate is now below replacement levels.

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(Emphasis below is mine)

From dubbing refugees from North Africa and the Middle East “Muslim invaders” to proclaiming Hungary a Christian homeland, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban is prominent mainly for his brand of right-wing populist nationalism. Yet behind the vitriol that defines Orban in the Western press is a government embarked on what may end up being the biggest natalist policy experiment in modern history — an experiment that is redefining the possibilities for modern social con­servatism. Can government policies coax people to have more babies? We’re about to find out.

Demographic transition — the shift from having many children per woman to just a few — is normally something hoped for in a developing country as a signal of improvements in employment opportunities and infant mortality. Yet across the developed world, birth rates have continued to fall and now dip significantly below replacement levels. It’s a phenomenon that is particularly acute in the former Communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe for reasons that are somewhat mysterious, but it has been exacerbated by emigration to richer parts of Europe. In Hungary’s case, a country of 9.8 million has lost approximately 1 million people since its population peaked in 1980.

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More babies please!

Speaking at the World Congress of Families in Budapest last year, Orban unveiled an “action plan” for goosing Hungary’s birth rate of 1.5 children per woman to 2.1, the normal replacement rate, by 2030, thus turning the demo­graphic tide. “Europe, our common homeland, is losing out in the population competition between great civilizations,” he told the audience of Christian con­servatives. “Fewer and fewer marriages are producing fewer and fewer children, and the population is therefore aging and declining.”

Author Hammond here gives us a lengthy detailed report of how certain countries are attempting to increase birth rates and then wraps with this:

 

Nonetheless, American social con­servatives have a lot to learn from Eastern Europe’s experience with family policy. Despite conservative successes on the Supreme Court, progressive cultural ascendancy — from the crystallization of gay marriage and abortion rights to the ubiquity of race and gender politics — has left many traditionalists feeling beleaguered, without an agenda, and pining for a monastic life off the grid.

Meanwhile, though the jury is still out on Hungary’s birth rate, between 2010 and 2016 marriage rates increased 46 percent after declining over the previous decade.

Official statistics clearly show, in a trend that predated Orban, that reported abortions have dropped by more than a quarter over the same period, reaching historic lows. Is it so unreasonable to think that generous financial support and the cultural celebration of new mothers and their children had some­thing to do with it?

With Trump’s presidency creating political disequilibrium where es­tablished party coalitions once stood, America’s social conservatives — from working-class families to cultural Catholics — have a roadmap for re­newed relevance.

Read it all.

Go here to read more about Hungary, and here for my ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive.

Endnote:  So when is Donald Trump going to invite Viktor Orban to the White House? Waiting!


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Refugee industry advocates pinning a tiny bit of hope on Pompeo to save refugee program

….but they know the odds are not good that the Secretary of State will buck the White House on the number of refugees to be admitted to the US in the coming fiscal year.

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Will Secretary of State Pompeo go with the White House or with the embedded refugee advocates employed at the State Department?

However, as the deep-staters (and their contractor buddies***) feed news to Politico, indications are that Pompeo could at least keep the shrinking Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration at the State Department.

Here is Politico which appears to have a direct pipeline in to the refugee industry both inside and outside of government.

 

Trump’s refugee crackdown plans put Pompeo on the spot

The secretary of state may be forced to choose between his boss and his workforce.

[The workforce is the staff at the State Department that has completely bought in over the years to the notion that there are never enough refugees coming to the US.—ed]

A Trump administration debate over whether to clamp down on refugee admissions into the U.S. is forcing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to make a tough political choice between pleasing his employees — or his boss. [LOL! How about sticking with the Prez and dumping this particular group of employees!—ed]

President Donald Trump’s top diplomat could side with Trump and other anti-immigration hard-liners and agree to proposals that slash the number of refugees the United States admits and gut the State Department bureau that deals with them.

But in doing so, he could alienate many State Department employees who strongly oppose those moves, while disappointing foreign governments unhappy that the U.S. is not doing more to deal with a global migration crisis.

Pompeo’s record as a Republican congressman suggests that he will support lowering the annual cap on refugee entries to 25,000 or less, as well as a separate proposal to downgrade his department’s refugee bureau. But advocates for more liberal refugee policies are holding out hope that he might defy expectations now that he is America’s chief diplomat with a more global perspective and bureaucratic turf to protect.

One person close to Pompeo acknowledged that dynamic, saying that while the rabble-rousing Pompeo of Congress would have “no problem” backing a sharp new limit on refugee admissions, now that he’s at the State Department, “going along with a cap that low is probably tough for him.”

An administration proposal believed to be backed by Trump adviser and immigration hard-liner Stephen Miller, and set for debate among key administration officials later this week, would slash by nearly half the current cap of 45,000 refugees who can be admitted into the U.S. per year. That ceiling was itself down from a 110,000-person cap proposed during President Barack Obama’s final months in office. The reductions come as the global migration crisis is worsening, with a record 69 million people displaced, according to the United Nations.

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So much for “robust” vetting.  Iraqi refugee and cop shooter Karrar Al Khammasi 

[See my previous post—busting the Obama 110,000 refugees mythology.—-ed]

Lawmakers and advocates are hoping above all that Pompeo’s sense of pride will keep him from ceding authority over refugee issues — not to mention a big chunk of his budget — to others in the administration, such as the 32-year-old Miller.

[….]

In Congress, Pompeo supported action to ban and block funding for U.S. refugee resettlement and used rhetoric that many human rights activists consider anti-Muslim. In 2016, he co-authored a Wall Street Journal op-ed suggesting that governments should limit migration in part to preserve “their nation’s culture and character.”

Heavily vetted!  How about this Iraqi poster boy who shot a cop in Colorado just last week?

Politico:

Like Miller and other immigration hard-liners, Pompeo cast his past calls to restrict refugees as an issue of national security, even though advocates for refugees say they are the most heavily vetted group of people allowed to immigrate to the United States.

Pompeo has also worked hard to ingratiate himself with Trump and appears to prize his close relationship with the president, whose policies he has enthusiastically supported.

“Most of us see Pompeo as more of a purer Trump loyalist than Tillerson was, so I don’t think there would be any big surprises if he went along with whatever the White House wants on this,” one State Department staffer said.

Refugees as pawns for other diplomatic purposes?

The contractors have a new talking point they are pushing and that is that we need a “robust” refugee resettlement program so that we can manipulate other countries in to doing things we want them to do.

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Nezer (left), 49, is a contractor working for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and formerly for USCRI, another contractor, and Richard (right), 58, served under Obama at the Dept. of State after leaving her perch at the International Rescue Committee (another contractor dependent on refugee numbers for their federal payments).

In other words, you get to have third worlders quietly dropped off in your town so that diplomats can wheel and deal with foreign governments.

Politico continues….

“It’s a bargaining tool: We’ll take a certain number of refugees. These are the things you will do for us,” explained Melanie Nezer, a top official with HIAS, one of several organizations that helps refugees.

I have argued for years that the US Refugee Admissions Program should be about humanitarianism only and not for diplomatic power plays and fat CEO contractor salaries!

“Why give away a $3.4 billion budget account that is used to address crises but also helps State wield influence with other countries and within international organizations?” asked Anne Richard, who led the refugee bureau as an assistant secretary of state under Obama.

[….]

Activists worry that Pompeo will listen to top State Department staffers who are [Stephen] Miller allies and who control much of the refugee-related information that flows to the secretary. They include Andrew Veprek, a relatively new deputy assistant secretary in the refugee bureau, and John Zadrozny, a new member of Pompeo’s Policy Planning Staff.

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The man they love to hate!   “32-year-old Miller”

 

Former White House officials familiar with Miller’s tactics suspect he orchestrated Veprek’s and Zadrozny’s placement at the State Department to exert more influence over the administration’s immigration policies. [Duh! Of course! Elections have consequences and this is what the victorious should be doing! Trump should be doing more of it!—ed]

Neither Veprek nor Zadrozny replied to requests for comment. But State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert dismissed the notion that the pair could misguide Pompeo as “ridiculous.”

Staffers dismissed the possibility of any widespread internal State Department campaign to push Pompeo to protect the refugee program.

Much more here.

 

*** As usual here are the nine federal contractors that have been calling the shots for decades regarding the number of refugees to be admitted to the US.

I post this list nearly every day for the benefit of new readers….

Numbers matter because they are paid on a per refugee head basis!

Another low year, perhaps lower than this year’s 20,000 plus year, could completely blow to smithereens the budget of one or more of these federal contractors which are demanding a cap of 75,000. (Obama had a cap LOWER than that in 3 consecutive years, see here.)

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees into your towns and cities and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)! 

From most recent accounting, here.


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Sick of the media screwing with the facts! Obama’s 110,000 refugees myth!

Everywhere I look, the lazy Leftwing media tell us that Trump refugee admission numbers are low (yes! they are), and they draw a comparison to Obama’s last refugee cap (110,000) that he proposed in September of 2016 just months before leaving office.

Never once in his previous 7 years did he propose a ceiling (a cap!) that high and he came no where near that number of refugees admitted.

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Was it all for show and for dumb reporters who would henceforth compare refugee admission numbers to the mythical 110,000? Or perhaps he was laying the groundwork for a big refugee push if Hillary had won the White House?

Here are the facts about the ceiling proposed in a couple of Bush years and then the Obama years from the Refugee Processing Center (Wrapsnet), the official State Department data collection site.

Notice that the ‘ceiling’ Obama set in September of 2016 (110,000) is left blank.  Trump came in to office in January 2017 and lowered it to 50,000.  It is not clear to me why the space is left blank, but it is.

Then look at the column “to the US.” That is the actual number ultimately admitted.

See that Obama came no where close to his own much lower ceilings in FY11 and FY12.  And, his other ceilings were way below 110,000.

So how about the media shut up about the 110,000 Obama year. 

 

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Trump Administration wants to end special UN agency just for Palestinian so-called “refugees”

“It is important to have an honest and sincere effort to disrupt UNRWA”

(Jared Kushner)

 

And, doing so would save the US a whole heck of a lot of money! (See chart below)

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Jared Kushner and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley have a tough job ahead! It is worth the fight!

I’ve written about the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) over the years. It was specially set up in 1949 to care for the Palestinians displaced from what became the state of Israel.

However, unlike every other refugee situation under the UN umbrella, these ‘refugees’ are never permanently resettled and serve only one purpose—they perpetuate the Middle East hatred of Israel.

If they were legitimate refugees they should have long ago been taken care of by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

In fact, as you read this, the key thing you need to remember is that NO Muslim country wants to permanently resettle Palestinians and the UN never pressures those countries to take in their co-religionists as permanent citizens.

The other Muslim countries are perfectly happy to let the angry Palestinians create generation after generation of so-called ‘refugees’ on Israel’s border.

Here is just one of many stories about this administration’s push to abolish UNRWA.

Kushner Calls for Quashing UNRWA, Resettling Palestinian Refugees

(Don’t panic, they aren’t talking about resettling them here.  We take very few Palestinians as refugees to the US.)

Jared Kushner, Mideast adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, called for a “sincere effort to disrupt” the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees and look to resettle them in current host countries, internal emails obtained by Foreign Policy Magazine show.

“It is important to have an honest and sincere effort to disrupt UNRWA,” Kushner reportedly wrote in emails in January, according to the Aug. 3 report. The emails were addressed to a number of senior government officials, including Trump’s Middle East peace envoy, Jason Greenblatt. “This [agency] perpetuates a status quo, is corrupt, inefficient and doesn’t help peace,” he reportedly wrote.

Kushner has been tasked with brokering a peace deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. FP reported that both American and Palestinian officials have painted the push to undercut UNRWA as part of a Trump administration effort to strip Palestinian refugees of their status. The move could tip the balance of peace talks in Israel’s favor by removing the issue of Palestinians’ “right of return,” which Israel has rejected.

Of course Israel rejects the “right of return”, they would have no country as the masses of Palestinians would take it over completely. And, besides, are we going to demand a right of return for all Jews and Christians driven out of most of the Middle East and North Africa?

The Palestinian refugee population stands at around 5 million, with nearly one-third living in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank, and Gaza. Over 174,000 Palestinian refugees currently live in Lebanon in 12 camps and gatherings.

[….]

While the U.S. was a key supporter of UNRWA since its establishment in 1949, the Trump administration took a drastic measure in January to cut funding to the agency.

The United States announced that it would contribute just $60 million in 2018, down from about $360 million last year.

More here.

I hope Trump succeeds in killing UNRWA!

Notice that only one rich Muslim country gives any significant amount of money to maintain the Palestinians as refugees.

Perhaps as we write this, the Trump Administration is lobbying other western countries to pull their funding too!

 

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St. Cloud “woman” crashes car into ice cream store

Reader Linda said, get out the “secret decoder ring” as once again the media fails to mention a key fact in this story.

However, the video says it all….

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Somalis gather at the crash scene (screenshot).

 

I’m posting this because once in a while we have to chuckle and because I can’t tell you the number of times over the years I’ve heard news like this.

How on earth are they getting drivers’ licenses? Does she even have insurance?

From WJON.   Only the driver was hurt, but the report says she refused treatment.

St. Cloud Woman Crashes into Cold Spring Dairy Queen

If you are new to RRW, the ‘secret decoder ring’ refers to something Ann Coulter said—the police and the media will rarely tell the public the nationality and immigration status of someone who is in trouble with the law leaving readers to guess based on their names.

Headlines often say simply the name of the location and the word “man”….here we have St. Cloud “woman.”

Interesting that that was not the case in the Iraqi shoots policeman in the head.  All sorts of media outlets are now reporting that the shooter is a refugee.

By the way, virtually all Somalis in the US came as refugees or family members of refugees.

This post is filed in my ‘Laugh of the day’ category.


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Germany frets, Soros lurks, as Spanish Socialists welcome African migrants

Reports at Deutsche Welle and Breitbart yesterday confirm that Germany (and Mama Merkel) are clearly worried about the surge in migrants being admitted to Spain.

 

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Spain here we come!

 

Here is some of Breitbart’s account of what has happened in the wake of Italian citizens awakening to the real possibility of a continued and irreversible invasion from Africa.

Germany Considers New Border Controls After Surge of Migrants Invited by Socialist Spain

Germany has indicated that it may introduce controls along its borders with France and Switzerland after the Socialist-led Spanish government accepted thousands of migrants, with Germany fearing a fresh migrant wave.

German Secretary of State for Migration Helmut Teichmann said that the federal interior ministry is concerned by the number of migrants arriving in Spain, saying: “We fear that many migrants could make their way to France, the Benelux countries and Germany.”

More than 22,800 migrants have arrived on Spain’s shores from North Africa travelling along the western Mediterranean route since January — up 350 percent on last year.

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Conversely, the number of migrants to Italy from North Africa via the central Mediterranean route has declined by 80 percent, after the populist government imposed a policy of refusing to disembark migrant boats on Italy’s shores.

Spain’s conservative government collapsed in June resulting in the Socialists taking power which quickly offered to take the migrant boats turned away by Italy, with Spanish police sources indicating that at least 50,000 sub-Saharan Africans are in Morocco waiting to head to Spain.

The new far-left government has vowed to dismantle razorwire fencing along the borders between its North African enclaves Ceuta and Melilla and Morocco, leaving them vulnerable to uncontrolled mass migration. Once a migrant steps foot on Spanish territory, they have technically entered the European Union and are free to claim asylum and move unrestricted across the Schengen Free Movement zone.

More here.

Go here for my complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive.

I can’t say it too strongly—-follow what is happening in Europe as a harbinger of what we have ahead of us if our President doesn’t get immigration—illegal AND legal—under control by 2020!


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Refugee contractors putting the squeeze on Potus, you need to squeeze back

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Protesters eager for more refugees demonstrate against President Trump

 

I know, I know, you are probably getting sick of hearing from me on the issue of the upcoming Presidential Determination on the number of refugees to be admitted to the US in Fiscal Year 2019 which begins on October first—less than 2 months from now.

But, I must keep talking about it because the Open Borders Left and especially the nine federal refugee resettlement contractors are lobbying day and night to pressure the Prez into going back to the levels they enjoyed during the Obama presidency.

They are in desperation mode!

In fact, if the levels don’t pick up for some of the nine contractors*** one or more could go belly-up financially in the coming year since they receive much of their federal boodle on a per refugee head basis.

Reader Joanne sent us this appeal from the International Institute of New England and I’m posting it here as a screenshot so you know what they are telling their groupies to do.  The International Institute is a subcontractor of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (the same contractor I mentioned in my post from Bowling Green, KY the other day).

You need to take a few minutes and tell your elected officials what you believe should be done right now.

I’m not giving you a script as they do because any Congressional staff worth its salt will recognize an astro-turf campaign. They obviously don’t think their people are smart enough to write a few sentences on their own.

Tell your elected officials what you think (and the President too) in polite terms. In fact if you see them in person during the August recess, tell them in person!

I like the idea of putting the whole program on hold (there is NO legal requirement to take a single refugee) until Congress gets off the dime and reforms the entire US Refugee Admissions Program which includes getting the UN out of our refugee-selecting business!  But, please tell them what you think in your own words!

Here is what the contractors are telling their followers to do:

 

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By the way, the cap is not a goal, it is merely a ceiling the administration can’t go over without consulting Congress, but the contractors want you to think it is a “goal.”

I know you probably think it’s a waste of time to tell members of Congress what you think, but please take a few minutes otherwise they will say they never heard a word from anyone looking to reduce numbers or reform the program.

And, of course, and more importantly, be sure to tell the President what you think he should do.

White House contact information is in the right hand column here at RRW.

 

*** These (below) are the nine federal resettlement contractors which are largely paid for their ‘humanitarian’ work by you, the US taxpayer.

As the numbers of incoming refugees decline so too does their income (they are paid by the refugee head!).  A continued reduction in the number of incoming refugees could cause one or more of these supposed non-profits to go under due to poor budgetary management—they never planned for a rainy day when federal bucks might dry up!

Another low year, perhaps lower than this year’s 20,000 plus year, could completely blow to smithereens the budget of one or more of these federal contractors which are demanding a cap of 75,000.

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees into your towns and cities and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)! 

From most recent accounting, here.


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Colorado Springs: Is Iraqi who shot police officer in the head a refugee?

Here we go again, another violent crime and no one seems to know if the alleged perpetrator is a refugee, or if he is here through some other legal immigration program?

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Iraqi Karrar Al Khammasi

The story in The Gazette (and on Fox News this morning) reminded me that Colorado Springs has the distinction of being the location where five Iraqis who supposedly ‘helped’ our troops in Iraq were arrested in 2011 (several were ultimately convicted) for brutally raping a local woman.

Frankly, authorities do know what sort of visa the latest Iraqi arrested Thursday used to get here, they just don’t want the public to know!

Here we go again!

Secret decoder ring needed to figure out his immigration status!

 

From The Gazette:

A man accused of shooting a Colorado Springs police officer in the head in a shootout early Thursday while free on bond was known to immigration enforcement officials, yet evaded deportation despite a string of crimes, court records show.

Why Karrar Al Khammasi wasn’t deported was among the questions left unanswered Friday as his bond was revoked. Cem Duzel, the officer he is accused of shooting, remained hospitalized in critical condition.

The 31-year-old Iraqi immigrant appears to have lived in the Pikes Peak region for at least five years, and he had at least nine contacts with police in that time, according to court records.

Whether his guilty plea should have triggered deportation depends on a variety of factors. But his conviction raised the question as to why he was allowed to remain in the United States, said David Simmons, a Denver immigration attorney of more than 30 years and a former adjunct professor at the University of Denver.

Some forms of trespass are considered crimes of moral turpitude — which can lead to deportation — and others are not, Simmons said.

The consequences of such a conviction also could vary, depending on how long he had been in the country, or the nature of the circumstances that brought him here.

Some Iraqis living in the U.S. came as refugees who assisted the government or who fled persecution. But those refugees sometimes evade deportation because of chaos in their home country, or threats to their lives upon their return.

So because Iraq is a hellhole we must tolerate criminals among us?

It is unknown whether those things factored into Al Khammasi’s immigration here, and the type of visa Al Khammasi used to enter the United States wasn’t clear. [They know, they just don’t want to tell us!—-ed]

El Paso County sheriff’s spokesman Jacqueline Kirby said Al Khammasi was an Iraqi citizen who was born in Iraq. She had previously said Al Khammasi was a refugee, but she later said she was mistaken, and that she wasn’t certain of his immigration status.

The last five years of Al Khammasi’s life have been marked by several run-ins with the law.

More here.

Was he a special refugee known as a Special Immigrant Visa holder who supposedly helped us in Iraq like the convicted Colorado Springs rapists?

If you are new to RRW, see my post in 2017 where I listed some refugee terrorists and violent criminals which included a link to the Colorado rapist story.  And, for really ambitious readers, see my ‘Crimes’ category which now archives over 2,000 posts.

And, one more thing….if you didn’t know, the refugee resettlement contractors I’m always talking about also get paid to place SIVs.


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Have you no shame John McCullough?

Who is the Reverand McCullough?

He is the handsomely compensated CEO of Church World Service and here, The Hill, gives him a platform to play the Christian guilt card on members of Congress and their foolish naive staff people who will read this op-ed and say—yes, of course we must admit 75,000 third worlders to American towns and cities and shroud the whole process in secrecy!

 

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Here is McCullough being arrested outside the White House during the Obama Administration while protesting on behalf of illegal alien rights.  You, the American taxpayer, pay 74% of his salary!

 

I know a good bit about CWS because it is the federal refugee resettlement contractor that came to Washington County, Maryland in 2007 and because of the activities of its subcontractor, Virginia Council of Churches, you are now reading Refugee Resettlement Watch!

You can read McCullough’s piece on your own.

It is the same old s**t with no mention of the fact that Church World Service’s entire budget rests on whether the resettled numbers in FY 19 are high or low because CWS is paid on a refugee per head basis for its ‘charitable’ Christian good works!

You know what I think a real Christian leader would do—he would go to the third world, risk his own safety, and help people there!

McCullough:

Lowering the refugee ceiling would be an abandonment of American leadership

No surprise that The Hill gives McCullough a platform while having turned down writers who espouse a differing point of view on the subject.

Tomorrow I’ll call The Hill and see if they turn me down too!

Here is a page from Church World Service’s most recent Form 990:

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Circled in red is the Reverend’s direct compensation and the last column is related income from the organization or other related organizations.  Just so you know a member of Congress makes an annual salary of $174,000!

 

And see here at Charity Navigator that they are 74% government funded!

CWS funding

From Charity Navigator:  https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=7685

 

As I have said repeatedly, until the federal contractors (acting as political community organizers)*** are removed from the process there will be no real reform of how the US resettles refugees.

 

***Here are the nine federal contractors and the percentage of their federally funded income from last year.  You can see that CWS is now receiving a greater share of their income from you this year than last.

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees into your towns and cities and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)! 

From most recent accounting, here.

 

 


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Canadians apparently not as ‘welcoming’ as their Prime Minister

Shortly after President Trump announced his travel ban, you will remember that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the world in a tweet that they would be welcome in Canada.

 

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Well, Canada’s welcome is wearing thin and here is one more story, this time in the Wall Street Journal telling us that the public opinion tide has turned on Trudeau.

Although the article (hat tip: Cathy) is focused on the asylum seekers coming across their border with the US, I am sure that the 52,000+ Syrian refugees they admitted in less than three years had already strained Canada’s ability to provide shelter and welfare for that many needy people.

The Wall Street Journal:

OTTAWA—Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s open-arms policy on refugees is facing pushback at home.

A poll published Friday by Vancouver-based Angus Reid Institute indicates Canadian anxiety over asylum seekers entering the country by foot from the U.S. has intensified from a year ago, when such border crossings hit a peak. Their concern “shows no sign of abating,” said Shachi Kurl, executive director of the polling organization.

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Trudeau and his silly slogan!

According to the poll, 58% of Canadians surveyed said the country is “too generous” to unofficial border crossers, an increase from 53% when Angus Reid asked a similar question a year ago. Nearly two-thirds, or 65%, said the roughly 31,000 asylum seekers who have come to Canada from the U.S. since the Trump administration took office are too much for the country to handle.

Also, 67% of the 1,500 survey respondents said they would describe the asylum situation as a “crisis”–a term the opposition Conservative Party has repeatedly used in recent months to describe the situation. The online survey was conducted July 25-30, with a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.

Critics of the government attribute the border-crossing surge to a January 2017 message from Mr. Trudeau on his official Twitter account, in which he said Canada would welcome people fleeing persecution, terror and war. His tweet was posted a day after President Trump imposed a travel ban on people from several predominantly Muslim countries. The U.S. Supreme Court this year affirmed Mr. Trump’s power to issue the prohibition.

The increase in the number of border crossings has placed added pressure on the Canadian cities of Toronto and Montreal, where many asylum seekers are living while they await refugee hearings. Regional politicians have called on the Liberal government to provide additional financial support to help house the asylum seekers and provide social services.

The poll indicated 48% trusted Andrew Scheer, the leader of Canada’s Conservative Party, to best handle the issue of asylum seekers, versus 35% who chose Mr. Trudeau.

More here if you subscribe to the WSJ.

Go here for my complete Canada category (218 previous posts).


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Bowling Green, KY not getting enough Muslim refugees says refugee contractor

I’ve already posted a bunch of stories similar to this one from several different cities in what is an obvious media campaign to blast the President as he approaches his deadline to say how many refugees the US will ‘welcome’ in FY19.

I don’t intend to publish them all because it gets boring, but will note interesting points when I see them.

Iraqi refugee terrorists

Iraqi refugees convicted on terror charges were arrested in Bowling Green, KY, but you never see that mentioned anymore.  https://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/exclusive-terror-worry-rises-al-qaeda-found-kentucky-20958004

We have written a lot on Bowling Green, KY over the years.

It is Senator Rand Paul’s home town. In 2011, two Iraqi Muslim refugees were arrested there and ultimately found guilty of attempting to help a terrorist group in Iraq.  The arrest resulted in the US State Department temporarily halting resettlement from Iraq and rescreening thousands of potential refugees.

At that point, Senator Paul came out strongly against the program, but his criticism vanished when he ran for President in 2016.

Prior to the Islamic terror arrests, we had already written many posts on how resettlement contractors were not taking adequate care of refugees they had placed there (many work in the local slaughterhouse industry, btw.)

So you might want to go here to learn more about the often troubled resettlement program in Bowling Green.

Here is the latest from WKU (an NPR station!). NPR seems to be taking the lead in the orchestrated media campaign in support of the federally-funded refugee contracting agencies***.

 

“It Hurts My Heart”: Muslim Refugee Resettlement in Bowling Green Virtually Eliminated

 

Tougher federal guidelines on refugee resettlement are having a big impact on a southern Kentucky agency.

The Trump administration has cut the overall number of refugees allowed into the U.S., and has added increased layers of security that have drastically cut the number of refugees from majority-Muslim countries. The advocacy group Human Rights First says there’s been a 90 percent decline in the number of refugee Muslim admissions in the U.S. compared to the 2017 federal fiscal year.

Listen Listening…3:54 Albert Mbanfu discussed the impact federal refugee resettlement policy is having on his agency’s efforts to bring refugees to Bowling Green.

Albert in KY

Albert Mbanfu laments the fact that only one Muslim refugee has arrived in Bowling Green this fiscal year.

Albert Mbanfu, executive director of the Bowling Green-based International Center of Kentucky, said the Trump administration policy has virtually ended resettlement of Muslims in Bowling Green since the start of the federal fiscal year last October.

“They’re not coming in,” the native of Cameroon said. “We’ve not received any refugee from any Muslim countries since the beginning of this fiscal year. In fact, we received one Somali kid, and it’s because that’s a kid, and the child took refuge in a country that was not a Muslim country.”

Before the new federal policies, the International Center of Kentucky helped resettle refugees from countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan [and Somalia—ed].

Mbanfu says his agency is now focusing on resettling refugees from a small number of countries, mostly in parts of Africa and Asia.

“Most of them are coming in from Congo, Rwanda, Burma, Bhutan, and a few who are trickling in from Ethiopia.”

None of those countries are Muslim-majority countries. Mbanfu said most of the refugees settled by his agency so far this federal fiscal year have been Christians.

More here.

 

*** These are the nine federally-funded refugee contractors you pay with your tax dollars.  The  International Center of Kentucky is a subcontractor of USCRI below.

Since USCRI is approximately 98% funded by the federal government, you can imagine that they must be pretty nervous about more cuts in the refugee program where the agencies receive funding from the US Treasury on a refugee per head basis.

Another low year, perhaps lower than this year’s 20,000 plus year, could completely blow to smithereens the budget of one or more of these federal contractors which are demanding a cap of 75,000.

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees into your towns and cities and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)! 

From most recent accounting, here.

 


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Daniel Pipes lists European leaders who could save Western civilization

He doesn’t exactly put it that way. The title of his piece yesterday is simply:

Who Are Europe’s Most Important Politicians?

President of the Middle East Forum, Daniel Pipes is a historian/author with a primary focus on Islam and migration.

Invasion of Europe news….

First Pipes tells us that he had put his faith in Geert Wilders a few years ago, and although he still admires the Dutch politician, he says Wilders perhaps focused too much on the nature of Islam and not enough on what migration generally was doing to the Netherlands and Europe.

Here are a few snips from Pipes’ piece published in the Washington Times yesterday, here, and at the Middle East Forum here:

After expressing admiration and explaining about Wilders, Pipes says….

 

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Her foolish actions helped create powerful leaders like Hungarian PM Viktor Orban

 

I focused not on run-of-the-mill political leaders – the UK prime minister, French president, German chancellor, or even the Roman Catholic pope – but on the disruptive politician leading Europe’s revolt against immigration and Islamization. Conventional politicians optimistically assume that the continent will muddle through, that some form of convivencia (Spanish for “coexistence,” a term deriving from medieval Andalusia) will emerge, that multiculturalism somehow will tame the beast of Islamic supremacism.

But as Europe, population 741 million, heads toward cultural crisis, as indigenous birthrates plunge, as Islamist aggression increases, and as the elite made up of the 6Ps (police, politicians, press, priests, professors and prosecutors) myopically insists there is nothing to worry about, this happy talk has little basis in reality.

[….]

In his [Wilders—ed] place, a number of civilizationist politicians have emerged who wield actual power, especially in formulating their countries’ policies towards migrants and Islam. The key event in their emergence was Angela Merkel’s great folly of 2015-16 when, at her invitation, over a million unvetted mostly-Muslim migrants arrived in Germany and elsewhere. Then, to make matters worse, she insisted on other European Union members take a proportion of the migrants, sparking widespread resentment.

Here, in my estimation, are the ten outstanding civilizationist leaders of this moment, in ascending order of importance (to be clear, this is an assessment, not an endorsement):

I won’t give them all away, except to tell you that Hungarian PM Viktor Orban is number one.

So, I would like to know why hasn’t our President invited Orban to the White House yet?

Go here to see Pipes’ list of names you should know.  Of course, this is his opinion and you might have others who give you hope that Europe can save itself before it is too late.

Click here for my complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive that extends back to at least 2010 and includes dozens and dozens of post.


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In Washington, it is all about the cap! One report: Trump would consider a cap of 5,000 refugees

You might call it refugee ‘cap wrangling season’ as the players in the refugee resettlement circles in Washington jockey for position for the coming fiscal year.

Trump and Pompeo

Everyone is waiting to see what Sec. of State Pompeo will say.

A lot rides on the ceiling, or cap, the President, by law, sets for the coming fiscal year—how many refugees could be admitted and where they might come from. It is a power assigned to the President by then Senator Ted Kennedy and Jimmy Carter as they pushed through, and Carter ultimately signed, the Refugee Act of 1980.

Besides the push from the Leftwing Open Borders gang for more diversity for America, and Dems for more voters, a lot of federal money for nine federal resettlement contractors*** is at stake.

I hope not to be talking about it every day (see yesterday’s post), but when I saw this Politico story I figured it included a little nugget that you should know about, namely that the President threw out the number 5,000 in last years ‘cap wrangling season.’

Just a reminder, whatever number the President sets, it is a cap, a ceiling!  He could set the cap at 50,000 and still only admit 5,000!  This year the cap is 45,000, but the total admitted likely won’t pass 23,000.

Politico:

‘Miller is not deterred’: Top immigration aide pushing cuts in refugee numbers

The president suggested going as low as just 5,000, according to a former administration official.

President Donald Trump last year advocated dropping the refugee cap as low as 5,000 people, down from 50,000, according to a former administration official – a cut far more drastic than even his most hawkish adviser, Stephen Miller, proposed at the time.

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Stephen Miller:  It drives his political enemies nuts that he is so young!

Ultimately, the administration restricted to 45,000 the flow of refugees into the U.S. this fiscal year – the lowest since the program began in 1980, and less than half the target of 110,000 that President Barack Obama set in his last planning cycle.

By the way, they love to trot out Obama’s last ridiculously high (unattainable!) cap of 110,000 set two months before the November 2016 Presidential election.  In all of his earlier years Obama set caps of tens of thousands lower. The 110,000 was all part of election year maneuvering.

Politico continues….

But the discussion set the terms of the administration’s refugee policymaking. Now Miller and a group of like-minded aides are pressing to reduce drastically the number of people entering the U.S., both legally and illegally.

The immigration hawks are moving forward….

[….]

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She’s baaack….Anne Richard who ran Obama’s expansive refugee program here with Antonio Guterres now Secretary General of the UN.

One Republican close to the White House and a former White House official familiar with the discussions predicted the cap could fall as low as 15,000 in 2019, continuing a contraction of overall immigration, both legal and illegal.

A tiny group of key administration officials led by the National Security Council’s Mira Ricardel were planning to meet Friday to debate the coming year’s refugee cap. Late Thursday, however, a White House official said the meeting about refugees had been postponed. It is not yet determined when it will be rescheduled.

“Inside the Washington beltway, this is a numbers game that’s being carried out by people who don’t care about refugees and are orienting this to their base,” said Anne Richard, who was assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration in the Obama administration.

[….]

Behind the scenes, Miller, 32, has been contacting every relevant Cabinet secretary to convey his interpretation of the president’s thoughts on the refugee cap in an effort to sway the decision, said a former White House official familiar with the discussions.

LOL! Note that they don’t put the ages in for Anne Richard or anyone else quoted in this article.  It drives the Left insane to know that Miller is young.

The wild card is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. No one is quite sure where he stands on the matter.

More here at Politico.

*** These (below) are the nine federal resettlement contractors which are largely paid for their ‘humanitarian’ work by you, the US taxpayer.

As the numbers of incoming refugees decline so too does their income (they are paid by the refugee head!).  A continued reduction in the number of incoming refugees could cause one or more of these supposed non-profits to go under due to poor budgetary management—they never planned for a rainy day when federal bucks might dry up!

Another low year, perhaps lower than this year’s 20,000 plus year, could completely blow to smithereens the budget of one or more of these federal contractors which are demanding a cap of 75,000.

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees into your towns and cities and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)! 

From most recent accounting, here.


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Report: White House considering refugee cap of 25,000 for Fiscal Year 2019

It begins…..

The annual negotiating about how many refugees the President should aim to admit to the US in the coming fiscal year, which begins on October 1 of this year, is underway.

But the difference between those machinations for say 2016 when the refugee resettlement contractors***, which are paid by the head to place refugees in your towns and cities, were pushing for 200,000 and up and Obama set the ceiling for his final year at 110,000 and today demonstrate that the President, who ran on reducing the numbers, is keeping his word.

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Stephen Miller has been with the President since early in the campaign. I had a laugh just now. When looking for a photo for this post I see that the vast majority of Miller’s media photos show him with a scowling expression on his face. 

The contractors have already staked out 75,000 as their top desired number and now comes word that the “evil” Stephen Miller, Trump’s right hand man on issues involving immigration, wants far less.

25,000 is the number being bandied about, but rumors persist that Miller continues to think that a cap of 15,000 would take care of the TRULY persecuted people.

The New York Times  has a very detailed report.  I can’t snip it all, but encourage you to read the whole thing.

Don’t lose sight of one important point: 

We have a backlog of 700,000 asylum claims to process. Those are people who got in to the US by some other means (mostly illegal) and claim they should be considered as refugees. If granted refugee status they become eligible for all the welfare goodies a UN-chosen refugee flown to the US gets.

Therefore as the refugee contractors help more and more migrants coming illegally across our borders file asylum claims, they are only making it worse (under this President) for refugees waiting abroad.

The New York Times:

WASHINGTON — The White House is considering a second sharp reduction in the number of refugees who can be resettled in the United States, picking up where President Trump left off in 2017 in scaling back a program intended to offer protection to the world’s most vulnerable people, according to two former government officials and another person familiar with the talks.

This time, the effort is meeting with less resistance from inside the Trump administration because of the success that Stephen Miller, the president’s senior policy adviser and an architect of his anti-immigration agenda, has had in installing allies in key positions who are ready to sign off on deep cuts.

Last year, after a fierce internal battle that pitted Mr. Miller, who advocated a limit as low as 15,000, against officials at the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and the Pentagon, Mr. Trump set the cap at 45,000, a historic low. Under one plan currently being discussed, no more than 25,000 refugees could be resettled in the United States next year, a cut of more than 40 percent from this year’s limit. It would be the lowest number of refugees admitted to the country since the creation of the program in 1980.

The program’s fate could hinge on Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state. His department has traditionally been a strong advocate for the refugee program, but Mr. Pompeo is now being advised by two senior aides who are close to Mr. Miller and share his hard-line approach, according to the people briefed on the discussions, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to reveal internal deliberation about a decision that has yet to be completed.

Mary Giovagnoli

Mary Giovagnoli, director of Refugee Council USA, told the Times. “There’s a continued concentration of power in the hands of folks who don’t support a robust refugee program.”   https://splinternews.com/white-house-reportedly-thinks-its-refugee-policy-isnt-h-1828022449?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=Splinter_twitter

A White House official who also did not want to be identified declined to confirm or deny whether deep cuts to the program, including a cap of 25,000, were under consideration.

See my previous post. We will be admitting fewer than 25,000 this year (FY18)!

But the official implicitly made the case for substantially reducing refugee admissions. A “migration crisis” was gripping the country, the official said, and the administration was instead prioritizing asylum cases in which a person is already in the United States and claims a credible fear of returning home.

[….]

Another steep reduction in refugees would be the latest piece of a multipronged effort by the president — devised and driven in large part by Mr. Miller — not just to crack down on illegal immigration, but also to fundamentally change the face of legal immigration in America.

The approach would move away from a system that prioritizes diversity, family ties and providing protection for persecuted people and toward one singularly focused on merit and skills. The president’s periodic efforts to pressure Congress to enact such policies have gone nowhere, but he has used his executive power to make changes where he can.

Don’t get excited.  Although the President can dramatically reduce numbers and do some tinkering here and there, real and lasting reform of the Refugee Act of 1980 must be undertaken by the craven Chamber of Commerce-types and chickens in Congress before Trump’s presidency ends in 2020 or 2024.

Leaving the contractors (as political activists) and the present system in place will do nothing in the long term.

The NYT continues….

…after 18 months in the West Wing and a record level of turnover in the administration, Mr. Miller has succeeded in surrounding himself with figures who may be more amenable to gutting refugee admissions.

[….]

…two men who are close to Mr. Miller and share his restrictionist views on immigration have been named to senior positions at the State Department: Andrew Veprek, the deputy assistant secretary of refugees and migration, and John Zadrozny, who recently moved from Mr. Miller’s inner circle at the White House Domestic Policy Council to the policy planning staff at the department.

Much, much more here.

Photo of Ms. Giovagnoli: I told you about the lobbying arm (RCUSA) of the refugee industry here on Tuesday.  They have big bucks to lobby Congress as we learned when word got out that they had hired the now disgraced Podesta Group to lobby for more refugees (more paying clients for them).

 

*** These (below) are the nine federal resettlement contractors which are largely paid for their ‘humanitarian’ work by you, the US taxpayer.

As the numbers of incoming refugees decline so too does their income.  A continued reduction in the number of incoming refugees could cause one or more of these supposed non-profits to go under due to poor budgetary management—they never planned for a rainy day when federal bucks might dry up!

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of their income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees into your towns and cities and get them signed up for their services (aka welfare)! 

From most recent accounting, here.


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Two months to go in fiscal year and Trump on target to admit lowest number of refugees to US in decades

As of August 1, the US admitted 18,251 refugees to the country with 48 states sharing the load.

Trump and Bush

George Bush previously held the record for low admission years following 9/11.   https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2018/04/03/trump-on-pace-to-break-bush-record-of-lowest-refugee-resettlement-numbers-since-1980-law-enacted/

There are only two months left in the fiscal year (FY19 begins October first) and at the present rate, the Trump Administration should come in just over 22,000.

Previous low admission years came in the wake of 9/11 when President Bush dramatically slowed the program out of concerns for national security.

Here is a map from Wrapsnet of where the 18,251 have been placed thus far.

Note that Texas is the numero uno ‘welcoming’ state even though the governor officially withdrew the state from the program (shows how futile that was!).  Turning the red state blue!

(See my right hand sidebar where I have recorded each month’s number of ‘new Americans’ this fiscal year.)

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Wyoming has never had a refugee program and Hawaii (the state that loves diversity) rarely gets any!


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Refugee contractor, IRC, teams with TripAdvisor to give refugees tourist opportunities for free

I guess this is going to be International Rescue Committee day at RRW (see previous post about filthy rich IRC closing an office in Kansas).

My first thought when I saw this story was that refugee resettlement sure is an industry!  And, my second thought was….

…There must be a lot of low income Americans and military vets who would like free boat tours of the Statue of Liberty and so forth.

The rich IRC gets richer and TripAdvisor gets brownie points (they think!) for their good deeds ‘Welcome Home’ (???) campaign!

From the New York Times:

From TripAdvisor, a Program to Help Refugees Get to Know the U.S.

In partnership with the International Rescue Committee, the Welcome Home initiative will offer tours and activities in New York City and Northern California for recently resettled refugees.

 

Trip Adviser

Interesting isn’t it: Trip Advisor has 3.61 million followers on Twitter, but could only generate 9 retweets in 17 hours for this tweet about their great refugee PR campaign.  Hmmm! Makes me realize I’m not doing so badly on Twitter after all.

TripAdvisor wants refugees to the United States to explore and get to know their new homeland, and the hospitality company’s yearlong Welcome Home campaign aims to do just that: launched last week, Welcome Home gives recently resettled refugees in New York City and parts of Northern California the opportunity to book a tour or activity of their choice through TripAdvisor Experiences, a category that offers travelers things to do in around 1,900 destinations globally.

The International Rescue Committee, a nongovernmental organization that provides services to displaced people globally, is TripAdvisor’s partner in Welcome Home and is responsible for reaching out to newly resettled refugees to tell them about the initiative.

British national and IRC CEO David Miliband again….

 

The president and chief executive of the rescue committee, David Miliband, said that resettling refugees can be a daunting process. “They’ve been through trauma,” he said. “Booking a TripAdvisor Experience is a way to give these refugees an understanding of where they now live and help them integrate into their new communities.”

[….]

In New York City, refugees have more than 1,400 local experiences to choose from. They can take a four-hour group tour of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, for example, that departs from Battery Park and includes access to the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Or, they can book a daylong tour via bus and boat to see some of the city’s top attractions such as the 9/11 Memorial, Lincoln Center and the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Miliband with friend George Soros. Is the IRC’s  Refugee Youth Summer Academy about training good little socialists for America? And, do you pay for it with your tax dollars?

[….]

Most of the activities and tours usually cost between $50 and $130 each, but they are free for refugees, who can book them by using a TripAdvisor promo code that they receive from the rescue committee.

[….]

According to an I.R.C. spokesman, Welcome Home is focused on New York and Northern California because they’re areas that see a high number of refugee arrivals, compared with other places in the United States.

[Actually we resettle very few refugees in New York City because of the high cost of living, so when you read this carefully you see that asylees and other immigrants are eligible for the goodies too—ed]

This isn’t the first time that TripAdvisor has teamed with the I.R.C.: the company initially got involved in the refugee crisis in 2015 by sending an email plea to its more than 100 million members for donations to help refugees and offering to match these contributions — in 48 hours, the initiative raised $1.4 million for the I.R.C. as well as for the global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps. In 2016, the company committed $5 million to the crisis, and a large portion of these funds went to the I.R.C.

Yippee! More money for “moneybags” Miliband’s nearly $700,000 annual salary! (See previous post for top salaries at the IRC.)

We have long known and reported that Marriott needs cheap immigrant labor (just as the meat packing industry does), so no surprise that Marriott is linked to the IRC as well.

The NYT continues….

Marriott International, for one, began supporting the I.R.C.’s Hospitality Link program in 2016 initially as Starwood Hotels & Resorts, which Marriott later acquired that year. Hospitality Link is an eight-week program in various cities that trains resettled refugees in hospitality skills and helps them find careers in the field. Marriott International supports Hospitality Link in San Diego and Dallas, and in 2018, helped expand it to Elizabeth, N.J. Part of the training involves refugees shadowing existing employees in the company’s hotels, said Melissa Flood, Marriott’s vice president for social impact and public affairs.

Since the collaboration began, around 650 refugees have enrolled in the Marriott-supported programs, with nearly 100 now employed at various companies, including some of Marriott International’s hotels, Ms. Flood said.

See more here at the New York Times.

TripAdvisor probably thinks there is nothing to lose with this campaign.  I’m not so sure!


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Refugee resettlement contractor, IRC, closed its office in Garden City, KS yesterday

I’ll be reporting the news below, but I first want to make my key points up front so that you don’t fall for the pity-party news story.

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“Some call it charity!”  Here is a charitable idea, some of those bringing in fat pay checks, like IRC CEO David Miliband, could send some of their boodle to staff in Kansas!

~The International Rescue Committee is ostensibly a private non-profit group and therefore the US State Department can’t dictate that it must close offices (supposedly they will be closing 3 of 28).

They might not be getting new refugees at the office in GC that was set up only 4 years ago at the heyday of Obama’s presidency, but they surely could pay for some staff and a small office to help those they already dropped off in the town whose major employer is Tyson Foods!

~The IRC is a financial giant as non-profits go.  From its 2016 Form 990 we know they had revenue that year of $736 million and that $494 million was provided to them by you—-the US taxpayers!

~Some of their top expenses were salaries ($244 million), grants and other assistance to foreign organizations, foreign governments, and foreign individuals ($296 million) and office expenses ($20 million).

Their headquarters are in Manhattan, New York (not Manhattan, KS). I mention this because I wonder: how much could a small office to aid struggling refugees cost in Garden City, KS? (You will see that the GC Telegram story is all about how refugees will be left in the lurch.)

 

~Salaries of top staff we have reported previously are here:

IRC fat cat salaries

 

The point I am making is that the IRC could very well have kept its Garden City office open even if new refugees (new paying clients) were not being sent there by the State Department. They could have continued to help the refugees they brought in during the first 4 years with other money from their ginormous pot of money.

But, instead, this news will be used as one more bit of media fodder to blast President Donald Trump.

 

From the Garden City Telegram:

(By the way, there are other contractors working in GC and so this does not mean the end of refugees being placed there. After all, the slaughter plant run by Tyson Foods needs the cheap labor!)

Organizations, institutions look to continue IRC mission

Garden City’s International Rescue Committee office is on a countdown.

Members of the limited staff have ended their tenures. The Fulton Terrace office has been packed away, the internet shut down. By the end of the month [July—ed], the location will close, a decision laid down by the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration at the U.S. State Department due to lower resettlement numbers in the region.

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IRC Site Manager Amy Longa. Did the IRC find her another job?

To Site Manager Amy Longa, it’s a difficult process. She has said for months that every week has felt like one step closer to the office’s closing day on Tuesday.

“I was going to say ‘Have a seat,’ but there are no chairs,” she said on Monday, looking for space in an old conference room.

The closure’s been an incremental process. The office resettled its last client in February and has been holding exit meetings with refugees, showing them where they can find local aid after the office shuts down. Even after the doors close, Longa and volunteer coordinator Kaitlynn Lagman will finalize office and program reports.

For four years, the local IRC office has helped resettle and acclimate refugees to life in southwest Kansas, particularly in and around Garden City, Dodge City and Liberal. Staff and volunteers have bolstered a local network of institutional support for refugees and helped clients reunite with family members once an ocean away, obtain citizenship, locate housing, employment, language and healthcare resources and bridge cultural differences or misunderstandings.

By the end of the year, the number of United States IRC offices will shrink from 28 to 25, closing locations in Garden City, Miami and Midland, Texas. Last year, those three offices were projected to resettle less than 100 clients in their areas as a result of a recent, mandated cutoff from the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration following restrictive federal immigration policies, said Tracy Reines, IRC regional director of U.S. programs.

Reines said the new restrictions were a result of increasingly restrictive immigration policies set forward by President Donald Trump’s administration in the past 18 months.

Much more here.

I’ve written often over the years about ‘welcoming’ Garden City.  See previous posts by clicking here.

And, new readers might enjoy my David Miliband archive here.  He is a British national, former Labor Party Foreign Secretary, friend of George Soros and is being paid handsomely by you to change American towns and cities.


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RCUSA, lobbying arm of refugee industry, kicks off month of action tomorrow

RCUSA=Refugee Council USA.  That is the consortium of Leftwing Open Borders groups, led by the nine refugee contractors, headquartered in Washington DC.

It is not a surprise that they are ramping up their political agitation in August when Congress is in recess and as the September deadline approaches for the President to consult with Congress about his “Determination” for how many refugees could be ‘welcomed’ to America in FY19 which begins on October 1, 2018.

Here is a screenshot of a portion of the page at their website giving their troops marching orders for August….

 

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RCUSA, by the way, was mentioned in my previous post as it was this lobbying office that alerted contractors, like World Relief, to not talk to any of you who might call their subcontractors’ offices looking for information on what they were planning for your town.

Here is just a bit of what they are telling their supporters (but you need to read it all, here.)

Be an Advocate

Developing relationships with, and educating policy makers is necessary if we want to see welcoming policies and attitudes towards refugees. A powerful constituent visit involves impacted communities and allies who join together. Having a team of refugee leaders, resettlement staff, volunteers, employers, faith groups, and other community members who meet regularly is essential in building meaningful relationships with policy makers. It is important that policy makers understand that their constituents care about refugees, and that refugees are their constituents — they live, work, and contribute in their communities, obtain U.S. citizenship, and vote.

[….]

Engaging National and State Elected Leaders

At the national and state levels, individuals who oppose refugee resettlement are making their voices heard loudly and frequently to policy makers. These groups utilize anti-refugee, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim rhetoric and draft legislation to engender fear and foster hostile atmospheres for newcomers. More than 80 bills have been introduced in the last couple years that would dismantle or significantly damage the U.S. refugee resettlement program. In 2018, we faced 14 anti-refugee bills in 11 states and 10 anti-refugee/anti-immigrant bills in 6 states, as well as 11 pro-refugee bills in 6 states and 67 pro-refugee/pro-immigrant bills in 20 states. If we want policy makers to support positive legislation and oppose proposals that would turn our backs on refugees and violate our values of welcome and hospitality, then they need to hear from refugees and supportive community members.

Go here for links to their tool kit, and further instructions.

Of course they are exactly right about one thing—after all they are professionals—that you must let your elected officials know how you feel about more refugee resettlement to America! (Even if you think your Washington reps are useless!).

Since RCUSA was behind demonstrations against Trump (#NoMuslimBanEver) they have gained a new member!

 

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See all 25 members here:   http://www.rcusa.org/members/

 

See previous RRW posts on the Refugee Council USA by clicking here.


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