Trump is killing temporary refugee program, or is he?

“I think we should fold all of the TPS people that have been here for a considerable period of time and find a way for them to be [on] a path to citizenship.”

(White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

From time to time over the years, I’ve reported on the ridiculously named “Temporary Protected Status” immigration program that has allowed many migrants (who were likely already in the country illegally from TPS-designated countries) to stay in the US and work, get drivers licenses and probably thus vote!  (Designated usually in the wake of a now long forgotten natural disaster.)

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How much is Trump going to give away to get the wall?

As The Hill reports, the Trump Administration is ordering that most (some of whom have been here for nearly 2 decades) begin to pack their bags.

But here we learn it is all apparently part of the ‘art of the deal,’ and that perhaps the administration will find them and the ‘Dreamers’ a path to citizenship if they get a few things, including the wall, but only if Congress actually passes a law—a comprehensive bill (ugh! it’s back!).

Can’t we for once address each immigration program on its merits or demerits! And are we really going to give legal status to hundreds of thousands who are here illegally?

 

From The Hill:

Trump close to wiping out TPS program for immigrants

With the end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 56,000 Hondurans earlier this month, the nearly 30-year-old immigration program is essentially dead.

TPS had survived under several Republican and Democratic administrations, which mainly used the program as a pressure valve to allow Central American and Caribbean immigrants to live and work in the United States, often sending remittances home.

These remittances are huge and I remember when I first heard GW Bush extend TPS for El Salvadorans, the remark was made that we were propping up El Salvador because we permitted all those TPS workers here to send money ‘home.’  Of course that is money lost to the US economy!

But the Trump administration says the program has been abused, allowing people to stay in the United States long after crisis conditions have ended in their home countries. [Every 18 months TPS has been extended for many countries.—ed]

The Trump administration has ordered the end of TPS for more than 300,000 immigrants. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has so far ordered the end of TPS benefits to all but about 7,000 people from four countries, nearly booting the entire TPS population.

Under the program, immigrants from countries that have suffered a natural or man-made disaster are allowed to live and work in the United States while their home country recovers.

[….]

Previous administrations interpreted TPS rules to allow beneficiaries to stay in the United States as long as their return would impose a significant burden on their home countries. But the Trump administration has used a stricter interpretation, ending TPS based on countries’ recovery from the original disaster that triggered their designation.

The move has left hundreds of thousands of Caribbean and Central American TPS recipients in limbo, with many searching for a way to stay in the United States with their families.

Don’t get too excited that the program will end….The Hill story continues:

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Why is Kelly out floating the “four pillars” this week?

White House chief of staff John Kelly introduced the Trump administration’s stricter interpretation of the TPS statute when he became DHS secretary in 2017. He put the onus on Congress to help the TPS recipients, telling lawmakers they should change the laws they don’t like.

In an NPR interview Thursday, Kelly explicitly said for the first time that longtime TPS holders should be given a path to citizenship.

“I think we should fold all of the TPS people that have been here for a considerable period of time and find a way for them to be [on] a path to citizenship,” he said.

[….]

In his NPR interview, Kelly promoted the “four pillars” approach suggested by the White House in immigration negotiations earlier this year.

Under that approach, recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — and potentially TPS holders — would receive a path to citizenship in exchange for border wall funding, a change from family-based to merit-based migration and cancellation of the diversity visa lottery.

“Right now, I would like to see legislatively the four pillars enacted,” Kelly said.

There is much more here at The Hill.

See all of my previous posts on TPS by clicking here.

Let the President know what you think! Link to the White House comment page is in the upper right hand side bar here at RRW.


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Minnesota Somalis: You’re old and we are taking over

This week Judy sent me an interesting facebook post. I’ve decided not to name the author in order to spare her further aggravation.

Normally I wouldn’t post on a social media conversation except this one rings a bell.  I’ve heard it before.

In fact in earlier years in the life of this blog, I heard it from time to time.  Somali commenters told me that this country had a lot of wide open spaces and they planned to fill it.

In fact in 2010, a Somali woman communicated with me to warn that Somalis are creating what she called Tuulas (villages) throughout some states—she mentioned Minnesota and Kansas and Maine. She said:

I have read about what is going on in Kansas and in other small towns like Maine. Somalis will turn these small towns into a largely populated Somali town, because if Minnesota is the U.S capital of Somali people then a small town or city cannot stand a chance.

And, more recently a reader (a Somali?) has told me I am old so I am to be dismissed, implying that I can’t stop the inevitable wave anyway.

So this facebook post sounds perfectly in line with what other Somalis have said to me, and are saying:

From anonymous:

Yesterday, I had long social media conversations with two Somali Muslim gentlemen from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I asked them about their goals for improving Minnesota and how they feel about being an American. I also asked them about the million dollar upgrade at Cedar Riverside public housing that Mayor Jacob Frey promised its majority Somali residents this week. After I was called a racist, a fascist, a bigot, stupid and old, here’s what else they shared with me. Nearly verbatim. Thoughts?

 

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Don’t miss Leo Hohmann’s report on the Minneapolis mayor making special promises to special people.  https://leohohmann.com/2018/05/08/democrat-run-city-building-6-foot-fence-around-migrant-housing-complex-to-keep-intruders-out/

 

“Get with the program, miss. We are here to stay. We never left our Somali heritage or culture. That’s what America is missing. Please stop forcing us to your ways. You’re old and have very old ideas. Get with the program. I’m trying to have my son to be the first Muslim black governor of the state of Minnesota in next 20 years. He’s gonna run as a Democrat. Oh, and on those upgrades at Cedar Riverside. They better give us those upgrades and changes if the Mayor wants to earn our votes. Or else we can always get another Mayor next time around. You see how being an American works? I told you lady please get with the program because Somalis are the latest addition to black folks.

Why should we assimilate? Do you know how stupid you sound? Guess what? We’re here to stay and will transform America for the better. Get that through your thick, ignorant skull. You need to see a doctor. It’s inevitable that Somalis will be taking over and there isn’t anything you can do about it. Again, what’s wrong with Somalis taking over? It is inevitable! This land doesn’t belong to either of us. It is our time to populate it and rule it. Go back to Europe or wherever you’re from if you don’t like it.”

When populations rise, they get cocky (and careless).

And, they are amazingly confident even in light of the fact that Somalia is a failed state because they couldn’t manage to govern it without creating a hellhole.

I suggest that their Leftist trainers (who must be talking to them about ‘old white people’) teach them to not spill the beans prematurely…but then again, let ’em talk!

See my huge archive on Minnesota Somalis by clicking here.


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Tennessee appeals earlier dismissal of States’ Rights Refugee case

The only state in the nation to attempt to get some control back for the state when the federal government sends them refugees is appealing an earlier decision by a judge to dismiss the case.

This is the latest from the Tennessean:

Tennessee is appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit against the federal government over refugee resettlement.

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The Thomas More Law Center, which is representing the state in the case, filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee on Thursday.  

The case comes after state lawmakers approved a resolution in 2016 ordering the lawsuit.

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Stephanie Teatro, co-executive director of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, said the state’s appeal will “continue dragging our state’s reputation through the mud.”

In the case, Tennessee alleged the federal government violated the 10th Amendment, which says the federal government only possesses the powers delegated to it by the U.S. Constitution and that all other powers are reserved for the states.

When the lawsuit was filed in March 2017, Tennessee became the first state in the nation to sue the federal government on the matter using such grounds.

Tennessee argued that the federal government was not complying with the Refugee Act of 1980, which was designed to create a permanent procedure for the admission of refugees into the United States.

Lawmakers have previously said the lawsuit is necessary to halt all refugee resettlement to the state until all associated costs are paid by the federal government.

Organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition have frequently slammed the lawsuit, saying it will negatively affect the state’s refugee community and perpetuate a culture of fear.

More here.

See the statement from the Thomas More Law Center by clicking here.

See all of my posts on Tennessee/Tenth Amendment.

And, learn more about the problems with refugees in Tennessee at my huge Tennessee archive here.  You will find a lot of meatpacker stories among those posts.

 


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Organization of Islamic Cooperation wants international pressure on Burma over Rohingya Muslims

My first thought when I saw this news, that the OIC was again ginning up a PR campaign to paint the Burma (Myanmar) Buddhist government as a bunch of Islamophobes and human right abusers, was this:

So why aren’t any of you big mouth countries displaying Muslim charity and inviting Rohingya to live in your countries?

Where are you Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE?

 

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No fear! Burmese monks marched against the OIC in 2012:   http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=51,11144,0,0,1,0#.WvQvj4gvw2w

 

Readers DO NOT FORGET!  The US has invited 14,882 Rohingya in the last ten years to live in your towns.  And, they are still arriving now even under the Trump Administration.

But, they are not being “welcomed” in to rich Muslim countries!

 

Here is the news from AFP:

Islamic nations seek global pressure on Myanmar over refugee crisis

Islamic foreign ministers on Sunday launched a campaign to mobilise international support for action against Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis, officials said.

Foreign ministers and diplomats of the 53-member Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) set up a campaign committee during two days of talks in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka.

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Al-Othaimeen said Muslim nations had to “pressure the international community” to come down hard on Burma’s Buddhists! 

OIC secretary general Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen called the move a key step toward ending a crisis caused by the exodus of about 700,000 Muslim Rohingya from Buddhist-majority Myanmar into camps in Bangladesh.

He said the new committee would “mobilise and coordinate international political support for accountability for human rights violations against the Rohingya community.”

“This is very important. This is one of the concrete steps that has been taken to alleviate the problem for our (Rohingya) brothers and sisters,” he said.

Hey! One concrete step would be for you, member states of the OIC, to resettle the Rohingya community in your countries!

AFP continues……

Al-Othaimeen said Muslim nations had to “pressure the international community”.

[….]

The Rohingya have been persecuted for decades in Myanmar, where they are regarded as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and denied citizenship.

More here.

I have been following the Rohingya controversy for over ten years (223 previous posts!) and can assure you that on many many occasions the Rohingya were not the victims, but the perpetrators of violence.

The OIC is smarting because Burma (Myanmar) refused them entry to the country a few years ago.

If there is to be a media pressure campaign, it should be a campaign against the members of the OIC for not taking in their Muslim “brothers and sisters.”

Cut the BS! We all know this is about the hijra and turning one nation after another in to an Islamic country!

 


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Hissy fits in Australia as US says no to Iranians and Somalis in refugee deal

I’ve been having computer problems so this is going to be a quickie update on the “dumb” Australia refugee deal that we should never have entered in to with the Australian government.

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Trump should have followed his first instincts and told Turnbull a flat out NO!

In January of 2017, Trump should have said NO! to the outrageous Obama arrangement for us to take off the Australians’ hands 1,250 of their detained refugee wannabes.

So now this is all dragging out with the Lefty press taking shots at the US each step of the way.

Here is the latest at The Guardian:

Australia’s refugee deal ‘a farce’ after US rejects all Iranian and Somali asylum seekers

Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban is influencing Australia’s offshore processing system – with all Iranian and Somali refugees rejected for resettlement in the US.

The third version of Donald Trump’s travel ban bars or limits entry to citizens of five Muslim-majority countries – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen – as well as North Korea. The ban’s constitutionality is currently being considered by the supreme court but is currently in effect.

About 150 refugees held in offshore processing on the island of Nauru have appointments with US officials this week, where they will discover final assessments of whether they have been accepted by America. So far, every Iranian and Somali applicant has been rejected.

But, remember dear readers the fake refugees we are taking in the Australian deal are mostly single men from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Burma (Rohingya Muslims).

The Australian government has promoted the US resettlement deal as its solution to offshore processing but, for more than a year, it has conceded that the US deal cannot clear the camps.

Thus far, 85 refugees have been resettled from Manus and 162 from Nauru. US officials hope to finalise the resettlement deal by October, when its annual resettlement quota restarts.

 

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Ian Rintoul from the Refugee Action Coalition (center) wants the detainees to be resettled in Australia…..

 

More than 500 refugees are expected to be left on the island of Nauru even if the US fulfils its entire commitment of 1,250 places.

[….]

Ian Rintoul from the Refugee Action Coalition said the US resettlement had been “revealed to be a farce”.

“Iranian refugees account for around a third of all refugees on Nauru,” he said. “It is just not possible for all Iranians to be rejected on any legitimate basis.

“While Trump says there is no official ban on Iranians and Somalis, it is now very clear that the US administration is imposing an unofficial ban. It is not a coincidence that all Iranians are being rejected.

“Turnbull’s phone call to Trump is coming back to haunt him. Turnbull told Trump that he didn’t have to accept anyone; now Trump is taking him at his word.”

That phone call is haunting all of us!

Continue reading here.

See my archive on the “dumb” Australia deal by clicking here.  If anyone is interested in following this topic to its very beginning, you will find the information archived here at RRW.

What you can do!

You have probably done it already, but it can’t hurt to let the President know again that he can still shut this down! He is setting a terrible precedent with this highly unorthodox arrangement for refugee resettlement, plus he isn’t keeping us safe by simply blocking the Iranians and Somalis while taking the Afghans, Pakistanis and Rohingya Muslims!

And, to top it off, just as this article makes clear, the media is going to use this whole dumb deal to further bash Trump!

See how to contact the White House in the upper right hand column of RRW.


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Rich Brit, Anish Kapoor, funding community organizing to promote refugees in North Carolina

The federal resettlement contractor, one of nine***—Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society—crows about their pro-refugee political advocacy campaign in a recent blog post on their website.

Titled:

In North Carolina, Local Advocacy Trainings Boost Action for Refugees

It is maddening isn’t it that the refugee industry is rolling in (foreign) money to promote more refugees for your towns, cities, states, but take heart and consider that grassroots efforts by patriots to educate the public about the downside of too much immigration in places like Minnesota (without funding for advocacy training by rich Brits) is having an impact as I said here the other day.

HIAS making plans for North Carolina…..

 

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This below is most of what HIAS says about their community organizing (advocacy training!) and the source of their new-found funds:

As the United States’ life-saving refugee program continues to slow down—with just over 12,000 refugees welcomed to this country more than seven months into a fiscal year in which 45,000 refugees should be able to find welcome—communities across the country are standing up and speaking out.

Through public demonstrations, direct assistance and urgent advocacy, Americans from Westchester County to Los Angeles, to Washington, D.C., are making the case for resettling refugees at a level that is both proportionate to the global crisis and in line with the United States’ capacity, history and values.

This week in North Carolina, dozens of interfaith advocates joined two trainings in Charlotte and Durham in order to build upon the local efforts already underway to preserve the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.

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Anish Kapoor wants his values advanced in North Carolina….

The trainings, which were facilitated by HIAS, were made possible by the generous support of The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) and 2017 Genesis Prize Laureate Anish Kapoor.

In January, GPF and Kapoor announced grants to five prominent NGOs, including HIAS, totaling $1 million, and followed up in March with an additional $100,000 challenge grant to HIAS.

Go here and see that another Brit, David Miliband (International Rescue Committee) received some of the ‘prize’ too for community organizing in America. They have already screwed up the UK and now they want to screw up America!

Beginning in North Carolina, HIAS is utilizing the Genesis grants to strengthen the capacity of local leaders in communities across America to advocate in support of immigrants and refugees.

In Charlotte, more than 30 individuals, including Marsha Hirsch, executive director of HIAS’ local resettlement partner Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency (CRRA), and several members of her staff, gathered at Temple Beth El on Sunday, April 29, to network and deepen their skills in in advocating effectively for refugees.

“You are all already doing such incredible work to welcome refugees and immigrants,” Merrill Zack, HIAS’ Senior Director for Community Engagement, told the group. “By partnering more closely together in our collective advocacy, we have the opportunity to move the needle at a really critical juncture.”

Representatives of the Jewish Community Refugee Initiative (JCRI), the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice, Carolina Jews for Justice (CJJ) and the Refugee Congress were also in attendance.

Go here to learn more—they have placed many links in their story and I’m too lazy to put them all in!

*** The contractors!

I post the contractor list almost every day because I want new readers to know exactly who is responsible for driving the US Refugee Admissions Program (in addition to the UN!).

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of the nine VOLAGs’ income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees, line them up with (low paying) jobs in food production and cleaning hotel rooms, and get them signed up for their services (welfare)!  From most recent accounting, here.


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Refugee admissions from Africa and the Near East/South Asia way off the mark

While the Europe ceiling has been almost reached after 7 months.

As you know, the President set the CEILING for refugee admissions for Fiscal Year 2018 back in September at 45,000.

We are now 7 months in to that fiscal year and the US State Department database (maintained by contractor Wrapsnet) has a detailed accounting of who we have admitted and where they are from.

First, here (below) is a graph showing the CEILING and the actual monthly admissions numbers for the last ten years. On April 30th, the seven month mark, we have admitted 12,188.

When you go to Wrapsnet, here, this is data from a spread sheet found by clicking on this line under Admissions Reports: PRM Admissions Graph April 30, 2018.

(They usually update these numbers around the 5th of each month for the previous months of the fiscal year.)

 

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The world is divided into 5 regions for the purpose of setting ceilings and admitting refugees.

See how many we have admitted so far….

 

Here is a summary of where we are now:

Region                                   Ceiling                      Admitted so far

Africa                                     19,000                          4,865

     Top countries: DR Congo (3,265), Eritrea (882), Somalia (222)

East Asia                                  5,000                           2,161

     Top country: Burma (2,120)

Europe                                      2,000                            1,885

Top countries: Ukraine (1,259), Russia (266), Moldova (139)

Latin America/Caribbean      1,500                           398

Top country: El Salvador (398)

Near East/South Asia              17,500                        2,879

Top countries: Bhutan (1,966), Afghanistan (466), Pakistan (228). Iraq comes in at a paltry 109 when it previously was by far the dominant sending country in the world.

 

Muslim admissions

 

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Just what we need, more demonstrations!  Rohingya refugees protesting Burmese politics in Arizona last September:   http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/rohingya-refugees-in-phoenix-ethnic-cleansing-in-myanmar-9701725

 

Of the 12,188 refugees admitted in the first seven months of this fiscal year, 1,947 belong to one of several Muslim sects.

Top three countries sending Muslim refugees:

Burma (572) as top Muslim-sending country is a shocker. These would all likely be Rohingya!

Afghanistan (432)

Somalia (222)

Other countries sending Muslim refugees include: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq and Pakistan.

The fun begins anew in only a few short months!

So, in summary, the CEILING for the year (FY18) is 45,000 and we are, as of April 30th, at 12,188.

The new fiscal year (2019) begins October 1 and in September the President will set the ceiling for that year.  Remember: A ceiling is a cap not a target to be reached!

What can you do!  

Contact the White House and praise the President for reducing numbers, but tell him that isn’t enough, he must PERMANENTLY reform how we make decisions about resettling refugees.  If he doesn’t, it will be full steam ahead for the next President who could simply double, triple or quadruple the numbers to make up for what he/she will see as ‘lost time.’

(White House contact link is in upper right hand column here at RRW).


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Minnesota: Opposition to Welcoming America is growing….

…..as more citizens are waking up to Leftwing community organizing tactics!

The Winona Daily News published a story last evening that is mostly meant to show that opposition to Welcoming America is coming from a bunch of nativist naysayers, but for me it shows how grassroots activists (paid by no one!) have been successful in educating small communities across the upper Midwest about the goals of the Soros-spawned Welcoming America community organizers.

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I first heard of Welcoming America in 2013 when they were a featured presenter at a meeting in Lancaster, Pennsylvania put on by the Obama Office of Refugee Resettlement.

The ORR had contracted them to beat back “pockets of resistance” to refugee resettlement.

You should take a moment to read that post.

It is a good thing I quoted the Soros connection directly from Welcoming America’s website at the time because that page is mysteriously absent from their site now!

For the really ambitious among you, please see my entire archive on Welcoming America and its founder David Lubell.  They are your classic, hard Left community organizers promoting diversity is beautiful for your towns (more Democrat voters and more cheap labor!).

But, it is more than that…..

They are changing America by changing the people!

And using taxpayer dollars to do it!

I just checked ProPublica here and learned that Welcoming America received these “government contracts” in addition to the Clinton Foundation money mentioned by the Winona Daily News:

(numbers rounded)

2013: $199,000

2014: $156,000

2015: $165,000

2016: $277,000

Think about it! Your money is used to do political community organizing!

Now back to the story about how you have slowed their momentum in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin!

Winona was the first in the state to join Welcoming America; why haven’t others followed?

When Fatima Said asked the Winona City Council to join a national move to embrace immigrants, refugees and all other newcomers, the council unanimously approved the idea that same night.

The vote made Winona the first Minnesota city to join Welcoming America, a national network of local governments and nonprofits.

“I was so proud of that,” recalled Said, who arrived with her family in Rochester in December 1993 as Bosnian refugees. Volunteers met them with open arms, she says. “This multicultural society in America is a beauty.”

In the two years since, however, the movement that Winona embraced has met with increasingly hostile resistance in cities and towns across Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, exposing deep rifts and anxiety over immigration, refugees, race, culture and religion — particularly Islam.

Here they admit that the “welcoming” initiative is about finding cheap low-skilled labor!

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Blowing the whistle on the scheme that involves the UN is Ron Branstner speaking with KNSI Radio St. Cloud in 2015

Those who support the welcoming initiatives and similar efforts see them as important value statements critical to attracting residents, especially in rural communities that are struggling to recruit and hold workers for hard-to-fill, low-skilled jobs.

“I can’t understand how many people have problems with Welcoming America. We work together because there is no other way,” said Said, executive director of Project Fine, a nonprofit that works to integrate newcomers through education.

[….]

But even in cities such as St. Cloud and Willmar, which passed resolutions, tensions ran high. Opponents in both cities focused their objections on Somali immigrants, with allegations being raised that they spread disease, commit crimes, take advantage of public assistance, provide recruits for Islamic terrorism and generally resist assimilation.

Ron Branstner a resident of Eden Valley who often testifies against Welcoming initiatives, told the Willmar City Council that the resolution is more than just a “feel-good idea.”

“If you pass this, there are things that come behind this,” Branstner said. “Free speech is at risk.”

Notice how reporter Dan Browning (or his editors!) gives Branstner few column inches to explain his (and his audiences’) concerns.

Browning continues with his warm embrace of Welcoming America….

The Welcoming America network grew out of an initiative that started in 2006 in Nashville as the population boomed, mostly from the influx of immigrants and refugees.

Seven years later, the network launched its nationwide Welcoming Cities program, backed by a three-year, $2.66 million grant from the Clinton Foundation. It included faith groups, nonprofits and local governments interested in training and sharing ideas about how best to help the newcomers.

Said got involved with Welcoming America about 2010, which led to President Barack Obama designating her an “Outstanding Champion of Change.”

There is so much more, but I can’t snip it all!  Go here to read more about the insidious work of Welcoming America and how just regular folks, like Ron Branstner, are working hard to educate their fellow citizens about the plans to change America by changing the people!

What you can do!

Contact the White House and tell the President that you don’t want Welcoming America to get one more dime of your money! Contact link is in upper right hand column of this blog.


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Social Contract magazine devotes entire issue to educate readers about the Southern Poverty Law Center

No less than 21 articles by well-known authors make up the Spring 2018 Issue of the Social Contract Magazine.

Addressing the SPLC’s terroristic tactics to silence speech they don’t like…..

Our friend James Simpson authored this one entitled:

The Southern Poverty Law Center – Institution of weaponized hate

A few excerpts:

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Since the election of Donald Trump as 45th president of the United States, the leftist under-ground has surfaced in an unprecedented, full-throated effort to neutralize his historic victory. This underground includes violent communist, socialist, and anarchist street thugs from groups like Refuse Fascism (the Revolutionary Communist Party),1 Antifa (anarchists and anarcho-syndicalists)2 and Black Lives Matter (socialists).3 But it also includes many Democrat politicians, judges, and bureaucrats at all levels of government, for example judges essentially governing from the bench with unconstitutional restraint orders, elected officials erecting sanctuary policies in direct defiance of the federal government, and media willing to give them all rhetorical cover.

Running interference are groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), who have joined the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in an unholy alliance to attack and silence the Left’s critics.

This war on speech has been going on for a long time, but over the past 17 months has reached a fever pitch. While we see Islamic terrorist attacks on Western targets almost daily now, CAIR literally threatens venues, organizers, and speakers who discuss the threats from Islamic terrorism and the Islamic supremacy doctrine of Shariah.4

And while CAIR goes on the warpath, the SPLC assists by labeling individuals and groups “bigots,” “racists,” “xenophobes,” “Islamophobes,” “white nationalists,” and “haters.” The SPLC can claim responsibility more than any other group for popularizing the “hate” narrative, now ubiquitous in the popular press.

Continue reading here.

Below are just some of the titles in this issue of the Social Contract.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the SPLC:

 

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I couldn’t fit all the titles on one page!  See them all here:   http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_28_3/index.shtml

 

 

As long time readers know, I’ve been targeted by the SPLC as an anti-Muslim extremist primarily because I got under the skin of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, one of the nine federal resettlement contractors, that doesn’t like my questions about their government funding and political agitation. HIAS is closely allied with the SPLC.


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Czech Republic could be next EU exit country, says Gatestone author

Author Josef Zbořil gives three reasons, the first one has to do with the monetary system and the Czech peoples unwillingness to bail out countries like Greece, but it’s the next two reasons that interested me the most.

Here are a few snips from the Gatestone article entitled:

Integrating Islam or Islamizing Integration?

If polls are to be trusted, one of the next countries most likely to follow Britain’s lead and exit the European Union is the Czech Republic. In 2016, after the Brexit referendum, a mere 25% of the Czech public said it was satisfied with membership in the EU. There are three main reasons for this dissatisfaction.

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The second reason for Czech dissatisfaction with the EU has to do with the desire to retain a national identity, rather than blend completely into a general European “One”.

[….]

The third reason for Czech concern about the EU is that although its original aim may have been to establish inter-European integration — with mutual tolerance and respect even with and towards non-European cultures — it is becoming increasingly evident that immigrants from Muslim countries do not spontaneously integrate. On the contrary, there has been a controlled Islamization of integration, rather than the other way around.

The fear among Czechs is that such a trend will lead, within a few decades, to a dangerous demographic shift and ultimate theocratic totality in Europe as in the Middle East.

This fear was expressed by figures such as Tomio Okamura, the leader of Czech Freedom and Direct democracy party, whose slogan, ahead of the Czech parliamentary elections in 2017, was: “No to Islam. No to terrorists.” Even former social democratic Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka stated: “When we see problems in other European countries, we no longer want Muslims in the Czech Republic.”

The “controlled Islamization of integration” was confirmed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in November 2000, in a document entitled “The Strategy for Islamic Cultural Action outside the Islamic World,” which states:

“The demographic constituents of western countries… will change and become subject to restructuring into a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society. Thereby, western countries will no longer remain that harmonious and monolithic society constituted on the basis of a specific historical, economic, social and cultural lineage….

“Sensing the importance of Islamic communities and minorities in the west… immunize the second, third and even fourth generations of those communities, who settled outside the Islamic world, against cultural assimilation and loss of their Islamic identity.”

[….]

If European integration is to succeed without submission to Islamization, Europeans must choose the path of freedom, and replace empty phrases with practical steps.

More here.

In my opinion, the only practical step that will work is to not admit the hijra-driven Muslim migrants in the first place!

It is demography, demography, demography!

See my whole ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive.


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Syrian refugees sue landlord and feds over housing complaints

It is Saturday and, in recent weeks, I’ve made this my day to try to catch up on your e-mails and take care of other bits of maintenance here at RRW, but when I saw this story from New Jersey I just had to post it!

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Syrian ‘refugee’ safe in New Jersey had to shell out $200 of his own money to fix the heating in his US government funded apartment. Imagine that!

Syrian temporary ‘refugees’ say their government funded housing is dirty and bug-infested and so they hired a lawyer to fight for their ‘rights’ to better government funded housing in Paterson, NJ.

You will see that the story is about Syrians apparently granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Those would be people who got in to the US on their own somehow and miraculously were able to sign up for TPS.

These are apparently not refugees selected and screened through the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program.

(The hot news on TPS at the moment is that Hondurans who have been here ‘temporarily’ for nearly 20 years—TPS is usually for 18 months—have been told they must leave the US in 2020.)

I did know that the usual refugees we fly in get help with housing, but I did not know that TPS recipients get housing help from the US taxpayer too!

 

Now to the news at Reuters:

Syrian refugees take U.S. landlord, government to court over claims of filthy housing

 

A few snips:

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Lina Alhomsi and her family, all Syrian refugees, recently awoke in the middle of the night to the sight and sounds of a drunken man breaking through the roof of their New Jersey apartment.

Fed up with the living conditions, she and seven other refugee families this week filed a federal lawsuit against their landlord and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, claiming neglect, uninhabitable living conditions, breach of contract and emotional distress.

More than 6 million people have been uprooted from their homes in war-ravaged Syria, many living in dire conditions in temporary camps and settlements in the Middle East.

Many of those who made it to the United States like the Alhomsi family, among the roughly 7,000 Syrians with temporary protected status***, hoped for better.

Alhomsi, her husband and four children have lived in the Paterson, New Jersey apartment, some 50 miles northwest of New York City, since they arrived in the United States nearly two years ago.

The other refugee families suing also live in buildings owned by the same landlord in the run-down neighborhood, complaining of leaking ceilings, cockroaches, mice and bedbugs.

[….]

Another refugee signed onto the lawsuit, Mohammad Hilal, who fled his hometown of Daraa, Syria, said the bed bugs, roaches and mice are causing mental health problems and conflicts for his family.

The refugee families live in the United States under the federal government’s Temporary Rental Assistance, which pays for their housing for a limited period of time.

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Appleby was formerly the lobbyist for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Search his name here at RRW for more about him.

Their future is clouded by President Donald Trump’s administration which has shown deep skepticism toward the program established by Congress in 1990 to provide temporary reprieve for immigrants whose home countries face disaster or conflict.

[….]

“This is not something I’ve heard of before, but I welcome it,” said Kevin Appleby, senior director of International Migration Policy at the Center for Migration Studies in New York.

“It’s always been a challenge to find housing for refugees,” he said. [Gee, I wonder why! It is going to get even harder with lawsuits like this one!—-ed]

[….]

According to the families, the landlord’s office accused them of being “dirty.”

[….]

But others like Waheed Safour, who lives with his two children, say they are hopeful the case will bring some change.

In his apartment, the heating broke down for 10 days last winter and no one came to fix it, he said. Safour said he spent more than $200 of his own money to solve the problem.

How outrageous is that, why weren’t the US taxpayers on the hook for that $200 as well??? After all, these are special people!

More at Reuters here.

By the way, one of the leading proponents of more Syrian refugees to the US is NJ Dem Bill Pascrell who represents the district that includes Paterson.  He was a former mayor of the city.

***For more on Temporary Protected Status for Syrians see my posts here.  How did all those Syrians, who now have TPS, get in to the US in the first place? Does Homeland Security ask?

The problem could be solved if the Trump Admin ends TPS for Syrians just as it is doing for others—Hondurans, Haitians, Salvadorans.


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Germany: Migrant mob attacks police

This is when you know you have too many!

When police officers arrived at a center housing migrants in order to remove an African man who had been rejected for asylum, the officers were driven out and forced to release the deportee.

But they came back with reinforcements….

 

German refugee arrest

 

Germans are not happy.

 

The Irish Times, which sounds surprisingly sympathetic to the notion that there is a limit to the number of migrants a country can handle, has the story (I hope they get the message in Ireland!):

Germany’s interior minister has vowed to speed up the deporting of failed asylum seekers after a group of migrants violently forced the police to release a young African man about to be deported.

Horst Seehofer described the incident this week as “scandalous” and “a slap in the face of the law-abiding population”. He said the perpetrators would meet the full force of the law. The attack made front-page news on Thursday, adding fuel to an already highly contentious debate over how to deal with refugees whose asylum requests have been turned down.

Berlin faces mounting public pressure to toughen its approach towards deportation, especially of young criminals and refugees accused of harbouring extremist views.

In a bid to speed up the often drawn-out process, the government of Angela Merkel is planning to set up so-called anchor refugee centres that will house new arrivals. If their asylum bid fails, they would be deported directly from the anchor centre.

 

Viktor Orban Visits CSU Gathering

In 2015 Horst Seehofer (right) invited Hungarian PM Viktor Orban to Deutschland infuriating Mama Merkel!  Seehofer and commonsense: “Integration can only work if we limit migration.”

 

“Anchor centres will help us enormously when it comes to bundling and speeding up asylum procedures,” Mr Seehofer told a press conference in Berlin on Thursday. The new system, he added, was also “more humane” because it would provide legal clarity to asylum seekers as soon as possible.

Mr Seehofer, a member of the conservative Christian Social Union from Bavaria, also promised other measures to reduce refugee flows into Germany. He said the surge in asylum seekers during the 2015-2016 Syrian refugee crisis should not be repeated.

“Integration can only work if we limit migration,” he said.

More than 1.3 million migrants – mainly from Syria, Afghanistan and sub-Saharan Africa – have arrived in Germany since 2015, sparking significant social and political upheaval.

[….]

The latest controversy surrounding refugee policy was triggered by events in the southern city of Ellwangen on Monday night. Police apprehended a 23-year-old man from Togo who was set to be sent back to Italy, his point of arrival in the EU. They were forced to retreat after coming under attack from 150-200 African migrants who eventually managed to free the deportee.

Police returned to the Ellwangen centre with hundreds of officers on Thursday and managed to apprehend the 23-year-old.

More here at the Irish Times.

See my complete and lengthy archive on the ‘Invasion of Europe.


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Catholic Charities of Minnesota drops refugee program; will take care of poor and homeless already among us

At least one of the major players in Minnesota’s refugee industry has woken up and smelled the coffee—gobs of federal money is not going to flow to the resettlement of more refugees to Minnesota, especially Somalis, in the foreseeable future.

One of the first questions people ask me when they first hear about the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program and the imminent arrival of third world poverty to their home town/city is this:

Why are we doing this when we have so many poor and homeless people right here who need care?

It looks like at least Catholic Charities is getting the message, perhaps from many faithful Catholic parishioners (like Kate below!)!

The primary story on the news is at the Star Tribune headlined (hat tip: Joanne):

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis cuts refugee resettlement, adoption programs

The charity will instead focus on fighting homelessness and helping at-risk kids.

But, there are many news outlets including Radio KNSI with the story as well.  I had to laugh when I saw this comment at KNSI:

 

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Here are the highlights from the Star Tribune:

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis is dropping its refugee resettlement and adoption programs and diving deeper into its other work, especially programs combating homelessness and helping at-risk children.

CEO Tim Marx unveiled the 150-year-old charity’s new priorities this week. The dramatic pivot comes as Catholic Charities saw the number of people served through its adoption and refugee resettlement programs dwindle. At the same time, he said, they’ve seen demand for other services increase.

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Catholic CEO Tim Marx says they must adapt to a changing world!

“If we don’t adapt to the changing world, like any organization, we are going to be left behind,” Marx said.

“This community needs Catholic Charities. That places a special responsibility on us to keep up to date, to keep moving and respond to new needs.”

A big part of that new work will focus on Catholic Charities’ St. Joseph’s Home for Children, which is often the first stops for at-risk kids removed from their homes by police and social workers. The charity has a long-standing contract with Hennepin County to provide emergency shelter for kids and Marx said it is time to refresh those programs to help the 1,100 kids in their care each year. The nonprofit would also like to upgrade the century-old St. Joseph’s facilities that originally operated as an orphanage.

For new readers***, not said here, but Catholic Charities/USCCB relies on a refugee per head payment from the US Treasury to place refugees (in case you are wondering why they need to drop the program) and that funding is drying up.

Meanwhile, Catholic Charities refugee resettlement program has shrunk amid changes in federal immigration policy. It plans to shutter the program by late summer.

Last year, the Trump administration beefed up security screening requirements and slashed the annual refugee arrival ceiling by more than half, to 45,000 nationally.

The changes have led to an especially marked refugee arrival slowdown in Minnesota, traditionally one of the country’s key resettlement destinations.

The government extended a pause on arrivals from 11 countries including Somalia — a top country for refugees coming to Minnesota — and suspended indefinitely a family reunification program used by many refugees resettled here to reunite with spouses and children. Since the start of the federal fiscal year on Oct. 1, 2017, through February 2018, about 240 refugees arrived in the state, compared to 1,180 during the same period the previous year.

Read it all here.

By the way, one of my top posts of all time is this one about how so many Somalis got to Minnesota in the first place—-Catholic Charities was one of three non-profits that recognized Minnesota’s welcoming welfare as one important consideration.

*** For new readers….

The contractors (aka VOLAGs) which includes Catholic Charities as a subcontractor of the USCCB.

I post the contractor list almost every day because I want new readers to know exactly who is responsible for driving the US Refugee Admissions Program (in addition to the UN!).

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of the nine VOLAGs’ income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees, line them up with (low paying) jobs in food production and cleaning hotel rooms, and get them signed up for their services (welfare)!  From most recent accounting, here.


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Trump White House (again) thinking about moving refugee admissions OUT of State Department

The stated reason to consider moving the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) to the independent USAID is to save money by bringing our admissions program and humanitarian foreign aid together under one roof.

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What will new Secretary of State Pompeo do? (outgoing Rex Tillerson appeared to have been hands-off when it came to refugees).

I’m in no position to judge the wisest place to move it, but I am eager to see the little fiefdoms fall and cozy relationships broken between resettlement contractors and DOS bureaucrats.

And, I have long maintained that refugee admission decisions should not be used as part of our foreign policy wheeling and dealing!

As early as 2012 (when the State Department did formerly invite comment on the program), I gave 10 reasons for a moratorium and this is my number seven:

7)   Congress needs to specifically disallow the use of the refugee program for other purposes of the US Government, especially using certain refugee populations to address unrelated foreign policy objectives—Uzbeks, Kosovars, Meshketians and Bhutanese (Nepalese) people come to mind.

If I were to write that today, I would be adding those Australian detainees we are magically transforming in to legitimate refugees for your American towns!

Either people are legitimate refugees deserving a shot at a better life and have no other options, or not. The program shouldn’t be used in any carrot/stick foreign policy wrangling.

But, that is exactly what a spokeswoman for the International Rescue Committee is arguing at Foreign Policy in a story entitled:

White House Weighs Taking Refugee Programs Away From State Department

Mike Pompeo’s first test could be a plan to remove refugee aid from Foggy Bottom

The article is long, but it is worth reading the whole thing. Here, however, are a few snips:

The Trump administration is considering shifting migration programs worth billions of dollars out of the U.S. State Department to another government agency, a move that would signal a historic shift in how refugees are handled, according to current and former officials.

The idea was floated last year, but former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson fended off the move after humanitarian organizations, diplomats, and lawmakers from both parties argued against the change. After Tillerson’s firing in March, however, the proposal is back on the table.

At issue is the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, which manages a budget of roughly $3.4 billion. The bureau, which oversees the U.S. government’s refugee program, is a critical tool of American diplomacy, according to current and former officials.

Opponents of the move argue that shifting the bureau out of Foggy Bottom would undermine America’s international influence and reinforce a perception abroad that the United States no longer places a priority on helping refugees fleeing war or persecution.

The internal debate over who should oversee the country’s refugee program comes as aid groups and lawmakers blasted the Trump administration’s admissions policy, accusing the White House of abandoning America’s moral and diplomatic leadership while the world faces the worst refugee crisis in history. [Blah, blah, blah!—-ed]

[….]

Officials in the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) favor transferring the overseas humanitarian assistance programs out of the State Department bureau to the U.S. Agency for International Development, which handles other relief programs. USAID is supposed to follow the secretary of state’s overall guidance on foreign policy, but it operates as an independent agency and often has turf battles with Foggy Bottom. [The earlier discussion about moving the USRAP focused around moving it to Homeland Security.—ed]

[….]

Under previous presidents, the National Security Council and the State Department led discussions on refugee policy. But under President Donald Trump, the Department of Homeland Security and the White House Domestic Policy Council are driving the debate, current and former officials say. As a result, domestic politics — and the president’s pledge to crack down on all forms of immigration — have shaped decision-making. [This is a reference to the ‘evil’ Stephen Miller—ed]

 

Using refugee decisions as leverage! 

 

The IRC must see itself as a wing of US policy making! Does IRC CEO David Miliband still fancy himself as Britain’s foreign secretary?

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Nazanin Ash here at the Clinton Global Initiative says refugee admission decisions can be used as leverage. So ‘refugees’ are pawns?

“This administration has viewed resettlement through a domestic policy and political lens. What they have failed to capture and understand is that refugee resettlement is purposefully grounded in our foreign policy,” says Nazanin Ash, vice president of public policy and advocacy at the International Rescue Committee.

The 38-year-old legislation that set up the country’s refugee program intentionally empowers the secretary of state to set policy and pledge humanitarian assistance in crises, says Ash, a former State Department official. “It helps with regional stability and security. Part of our leverage is saying, ‘We will take a certain number of refugees,’” she says.

 

It is all Stephen Miller’s fault!

 

Those concerns were reinforced when the administration recently chose Andrew Veprek to serve as deputy assistant secretary at the refugee bureau. Now in a senior role at the bureau, Veprek holds hard-line views on refugees that have raised alarms among State Department officials.

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Several current and former State Department and White House officials say Veprek, a midlevel foreign service officer, argued for more restrictions on admitting refugees when he served under White House senior advisor Stephen Miller, who has masterminded the president’s anti-immigration agenda. In an internal debate in the administration last year, Veprek pushed hard to scale back the number of refugees who could be admitted to the United States, while portraying them as a serious security threat.

“He is a true believer in the Trump immigration agenda,” says a former administration official, speaking to FP on condition of anonymity.

(A website called ‘Diplopundit’ gives us their negative views on the mysterious Mr. Veprek.)

Is the Jihad Caucus back? (Those were the Democrat Senators who pushed for about a hundred thousand Syrians to be admitted to the US when they thought Hillary was on her way in to the White House.)

Foreign Policy continues….

Veprek’s recent appointment prompted a letter on Tuesday from a dozen Democratic senators, who raised concerns about his relatively junior rank as a foreign service officer and his track record on immigration and refugees.

Joining Jersey Bob Menendez in that letter to Secretary of State Pompeo were the usual suspects, but surprisingly some of the leaders of the Jihad Caucus from 2015 are absent, hmmm? No Dianne Feinstein, no Amy Klobuchar?

Joining Menendez in sending the letter were Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.); Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.); Ben Cardin (D-Md.); Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.); Jeanne Shaheen (D- N.H.); Chris Murphy (D-Conn.); Cory Booker (D-N.J.); Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.); Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.); Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); and Bob Casey (D-Pa.).

Read the whole Foreign Policy article here.

Contact the President (see link in upper right hand side bar here at RRW).  Tell him what you think should be done with the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program.


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Nigerians ‘escaping’ US and asking for asylum in welcoming Canada

Well what should Canada expect when their Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invited them in in the immediate wake of the election of Donald J. Trump!  Now the Canadians have the audacity to tell us we have to be more strict about who we admit to the US, so our soil doesn’t become a stepping stone to their welcoming arms in the north.

 

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Toning down Trudeau’s welcome!

 

Before I get to the story from the Washington Post, let me say a few words about the asylum racket. Unlike the usual US Refugee Admissions Program that I write about all the time where ‘refugees’ are selected abroad and flown here, prospective asylum seekers arrive in a safe country and request asylum by claiming they will be persecuted if returned home for reasons such as religion, race, political persuasion etc. (running from crime and violence is not a legitimate reason for eligibility!).

If they are granted asylum they are then full-fledged refugees who get all of the ‘services’ other refugees receive. 

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A tweet heard around the world!

 

According to the UN and following generally understood international norms, they are to ask for asylum in the FIRST safe country they reach.

But, all of that first country stuff is out the window as people all over the world are out doing “asylum shopping.” 

If they land in Greece they want Germany and those Central Americans on our southern border right now were supposed to have asked for asylum in Mexico, but they are testing our asylum system knowing that if they get a foot in the door the process will drag out for years.

The Nigerians crossing into Canada are also shopping because they believe the political climate in the US, under President Trump, is not conducive to a favorable ruling in an asylum claim.

Now, here are a few snips from what the Washington Post reported on Saturday:

Nigerians are walking into Canada, prompting request for U.S. to take action

MONTREAL — As Ni­ger­ian asylum seekers flood into Canada across a ditch in Upstate New York, Canadian authorities are asking the United States for help — but not with managing the influx at the border.

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Crossing in to Canada

Instead, they want U.S. immigration officials to reduce the foot traffic by screening Nigerians more stringently before granting them U.S. visas.

It is a ripple effect that few expected last summer when people, mostly Haitians, began to walk into Quebec via an “irregular” border crossing north of Plattsburgh, N.Y., and seek refugee status.

With the coming of spring, the flow has picked up again. But recently, the asylum seekers have been mostly Ni­ger­ian, and their route to the border is more problematic, Canadian officials say.

Many Haitians had lived in the United States for years before suddenly learning they would lose their protected status and fleeing north. But many of the Nigerian asylum seekers are arriving in Quebec with recently issued U.S. visitor visas, said Mathieu Genest, a spokesman for Canada’s immigration minister.

We agree! The US should be stricter about who enters the US and for what reason!

“They’re not using the visa for the reason it was intended for,” he said.
Canada is not asking U.S. officials to refuse entry to Nigerians, Genest said. It is seeking stricter screening to ensure that Nigerians who are granted U.S. visitor visas truly intend to return home.

The request is an unsurprising one between two countries that have collaborated for decades on migration-related matters. But it also is a sign that Canada is feeling new pressure on its borders as U.S. immigration and refugee policies shift.

[….]

The Canadian government has been trying to tone down its welcoming image — or, rather, to provide accurate information about how it processes refugee claims.

Ethnic communities in the United States have been warned that actually winning refu­gee status here is hard.

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US asylum approval rates dropped 26% in Trump first year.

But the campaign has been ineffective. As of mid-April, nearly 6,000 people had entered Quebec unofficially, three times as many as during the same period in 2017. And in 2017, claims across the country had doubled from the year before.

Visitor visa racket!

Winning U.S. asylum claims has become much harder, as well. The approval rate dropped 26 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services statistics compiled by Human Rights First.

Eleanor Acer, the Washington-based group’s director of refu­gee protection, said Canada is well aware that, for many people, the only way to claim asylum in any country is to get a visitor visa first.

More here.

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Another month with small numbers of paying customers for the refugee contractors

Month number seven of fiscal year 2018 ended last night, and from the contractors*** point of view, it was another dismal one for agencies collecting a per head payment for refugees they place and ‘take care of’ for only a few months.

April’s total was 1,607 which is below average for the previous six months (average 1,758 for previous months this FY). 

The team….Bolton, Trump, Pompeo:

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It will be interesting to see what happens with the Refugee Program and those SIVs now that a couple of serious hardliners are in place.  CAIR recently called Pompeo an “Islamophobe.”

 

I know for many of you this is 1,607 too many, but believe me this is catastrophic for those NGOs that got fat and lazy on budgets as much as 99% supplied by the US taxpayers.

In September of 2017, President Donald Trump (the President has the complete authority to set the cap for the coming year), set the FY18 cap/ceiling at 45,000.  At the present rate he will likely just pass the 20,000 mark for the year.

There is no legal requirement that he reach the CEILING he set!

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Refugee Processing Center data base:   http://ireports.wrapsnet.org/

The total admissions for the regular refugee program for this year are now at 12,156.

(However, 8,480 Special Immigrant Visa holders/families from Iraq and Afghanistan must be added to that. They are paying customers too!)

Top five ‘welcoming’ states are Ohio (902), Texas (896), New York (737), California (697) and Washington (692).

(So much for Texas withdrawing from the program!)

Bottom five ‘unwelcoming’ (not including territories) states are Mississippi (2), Washington, DC (1), West Virginia (1) and Hawaii which wants a whole lot of them (0), and Wyoming which has never joined the program (0)!

In a few days more data will be available at Wrapsnet (Refugee Processing Center) on nationalities and I’ll give you a rundown then (less work for me now!).

Somalis trickle in….

However, since one especially anxious reader wanted to know how many Somalis have been admitted this fiscal year, the answer is 222. 74 of those went to Minnesota and the remaining were scattered across 24 other states.

How long will it take them to migrate to MN?

One thing I haven’t mentioned for awhile is the fact that refugees can move wherever they wish in America, even right away.  In refugee industry lingo it is called “secondary migration” and Minnesota is always the top destination state for secondary migrants.

Contact the White House and tell the Prez what you think—it will take only a few minutes and every little bit helps. Contact link in the top right hand column at RRW!

 

***I post the contractor list almost every day because I want new readers to know exactly who is responsible for driving the US Refugee Admissions Program (in addition to the UN!).

The number in parenthesis is the percentage of the nine VOLAGs’ income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees, line them up with (low paying) jobs in food production and cleaning hotel rooms, and get them signed up for their services (welfare)!  From most recent accounting, here.

 


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Georgia: Knife-wielding Somali refugee woman shot by police; CAIR says she was mentally impaired….

….and was wearing a hijab, thus making her an even greater target for trigger happy police.

Here we go again!  As Leo Hohmann says, here comes the Council on American Islamic Relations and the mental illness excuse!  What I want to know is, if so many of these violent Muslim refugees have mental problem, why weren’t they screened out in the super-duper screening process that Obama’s State Department/DHS claimed we had?

Hohmann’s post opens with this:

Police face backlash after officers shoot, kill knife-wielding Somali refugee near Atlanta

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CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell: The hijab could have caused police to react with less restraint!  Photo and bio:  http://www.cairgeorgia.com/about-us/394-executive-director-edward-ahmed-mitchell.html

How many times has a Muslim migrant attacked innocent Americans and the Council on American-Islamic Relations or some other advocacy group swoops in to suggest that the attack was a result of mental illness?

~It happened in the mall stabbings in St. Cloud, Minnesota, carried out by Somali refugee Dahir Adan in 2016 [when CAIR suggested Adan’s insomnia may have caused him to snap]

~It happened last summer when another Somali refugee threatened the townspeople of Faribault, Minnesota, with a knife.

~It happened after the Ohio State University car and knife attack in 2016 by Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

~It happened in the attack that killed 14 Americans in San Bernardino in December 2015 by Syed Farooq and his migrant fiancée.

~It happened in Chattanooga in July 2015 when five U.S. servicemen were shot and killed by Kuwaiti-American Mohammad Abdulaziz.

~And when Amina Ali Ahra, aka Iesha Ibrahim, a female refugee from Somalia, attacked and beat a Lawrenceville, Georgia, woman and her daughter with their own flagpole in 2016 the FBI refused to charge Ibrahim with a hate crime because it said she was mentally impaired.

Well, it happened again on Saturday, April 28, in Johns Creek, a suburb of Atlanta, where Somali refugee Shukri Ali Said, 36, was threatening her family members with a knife.

Read all of the details (with links) of what happened by clicking here.


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Another 16 detainees that Australia refuses to resettle are on their way to four locations in US

We learn from Radio New Zealand that the 16 ‘refugees’ from Muslim countries are going to Chicago, Las Vegas, Texas and Arizona (cities in TX and AZ not named).

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More mostly Muslim young men on the way to America on the taxpayer’s dime!

Trump’s travel ban has eliminated those from Somalia, Sudan and Iran, but golly-gee, this bunch is from those safe countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Rohingya from Bangladesh/Burma.

President Trump promised the Aussies that we would take up to 1,250 of those the Australians don’t want in their country—Obama’s dumb deal is Trump’s dumb deal now.

Radio New Zealand:

Another 16 refugees, including three children left Nauru yesterday to be resettled in the United States.

The group comprised, four Afghans, four Pakistanis, three single Rohingyans; and one Rohingya couple and their three children.

The Refugee Action Coalition said they would be settled in various locations, including Chicago, Las Vegas, Texas and Arizona.

This bring the total number of refugees from Nauru resettled in the US to 155, while just 85 refugees from Papua New Guinea’s Manus have so far been accepted into America.

[….]

About 750 refugees remain on Manus and about a thousand on Nauru where they were detained by Australia five years ago.

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If the young Aussie Leftists want the Muslim single men so badly, why are we taking them to the US (on our dime!)  Photo:   https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/support-refugees-rise

 

Radio New Zealand continues….

No Iranians, Somalis or Sudanese have been accepted for resettlment in the US this year, after US President Donald Trump tried to ban people from the muslim countries from entering America.

“The [Australian] government’s claim that the US deal is going to provide resettlement for the refugees they have kept on Manus and Nauru is less credible by the day,” Mr Rintoul said.

“They have admitted that up to 500 refugees will be left behind on Manus and Nauru regardles of the US deal, yet they refuse to accept New Zealand’s offer to resettle 150 people,” he said.

“It’s time the government faced up to the failure of offshore detention and the US resettlement deal. All the refugees and asylum seekers should be brought to safety in Australia.”

Do whatever you have to do Australia, but these illegal aliens are NOT our problem!

Pottery barn rule does not apply! I repeat: this is Malcolm Turnbull’s political problem, not ours!

More here.

See my Australia deal file by clicking here.

As always, don’t like what you see, contact the White House, link in upper right hand column here. I assure you that this ‘deal’ is way out of the ordinary for the international understanding of how ‘refugees’ (are they even refugees?) are to be resettled.


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EU, led by France and Germany, set to punish Hungary and Poland this week

Of course it all has to do with Hungary and Poland standing against the European Union that is demanding those countries take their ‘fair share’ of migrants who have arrived illegally by the hundreds of thousands in recent years because France and Germany were spineless.

If the EU cuts off their funds, why don’t they just join the Brits and leave the EU?

Invasion of Europe news….

From the Express:

Eastern EU states such as Poland and Hungary would be punished under the proposals if they are deemed to have fallen short of the bloc’s ‘democratic values’.

Trump and Macron

While Trump and Macron swooned, the Hungarians and Poles were standing firm against bullying from France and Germany.  Come on Donald, snuggling with Macron isn’t helping your image. Where is the State Dinner for Viktor Orban?

Brussels’ move comes after growing calls from Germany and France, the EU’s two most influential members, to punish rebel member states.

Under the proposals, to be unveiled by the EU’s budget chief Guenther Oettinger this week, bureaucrats would freeze access to funding for EU projects.

An EU source said: “The proposal will include the temporary freezing of funds in order to motivate a change of behaviour among states.”

The measures are likely to further increase tensions between Brussels and the populist, right-wing governments in Warsaw and Budapest.

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has repeatedly clashed with the EU over the migrant crisis after refusing to sign up to refugee resettlement schemes.

And Poland has angered Brussels after introducing controversial judicial reforms judged anti-democratic by the European Commission.

See my previous posts on Hungary and Poland.

My complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ file is here.


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Rohingya ‘refugees’ back in the news (why you should care)!

I’ve told you before that I turn on CNN every morning so I get a feel for where the Left is going every day and today I said uh-oh, here we go on the Burmese Rohingya again. CNN featured a longer piece on the “plight” of Rohingya Muslims in Burma (a Buddhist country).

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No fear! Buddhist monks protest Rohingya Muslims in Burma (aka Myanmar)

I couldn’t possibly rehash the decade long controversy (the decade I chronicled in my Rohingya Reports category where 220 posts are archived), but I want you to know why this matters to you and that is that we are admitting Rohingya refugees to live in towns near you—14,882 in the last decade—including over 1,000 since Trump became President (So much for a so-called “Muslim ban!”)

Before I get to the numbers breakdown over the last ten years….

…here is a bare bones story about stepped-up UN (with the US!) efforts to smackdown the Buddhist government of Myanmar.

From Reuters:

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – U.N. Security Council envoys began a four-day visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar on Saturday to see firsthand the aftermath of a Myanmar military crackdown that Britain, the United States and others have denounced as ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

They are due to meet Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and travel to Rakhine state, where the violence erupted eight months ago. Myanmar denies the accusations of ethnic cleansing.

 

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Human rights icon, Aung San Suu Kyi was once beloved by the international Left, but her continued refusal to side with the Rohingya Muslims has turned her into a pariah. One, of many stories:  https://www.albawaba.com/behind-news/aung-san-suu-kyi-once-symbol-peaceful-resistance-now-internationally-condemned-1048550

The Rohingya started the latest round of fighting!

Reuters continues….

Rohingya insurgent attacks on security posts in Rakhine on Aug. 25 sparked the military operation that has sent nearly 700,000 Rohingya fleeing to camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. Council envoys will visit those camps on Sunday.

The visit puts a global spotlight back on the crisis amid warnings by the United Nations, aid groups and Myanmar’s panel of international advisers on Rohingya issues that the coming monsoon season would likely worsen the humanitarian situation.

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Buddhist-majority Myanmar has for years denied Rohingya citizenship, freedom of movement and access to many basic services such as healthcare and education. They are considered illegal immigrants from mainly Muslim Bangladesh.

Fleeing refugees have reported killings, rapes and arson on a large scale. Myanmar has said its operations in Rakhine were a legitimate response to attacks on security forces by Rohingya insurgents.

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has asked it to rule on whether it has jurisdiction over the deportations of Rohingyas to Bangladesh, a possible crime against humanity.

The U.S. government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Myanmar’s Rohingya that could be used to prosecute Myanmar’s military for crimes against humanity, U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

More here.

REfugee Processing Center

According to Wrapsnet, the US has admitted 14,482 Rohingya Muslims to the country since FY 2009 (through today).

When I first started writing about the Rohingya back in 2007 or 2008, there were articles about how some Rohingya were being trained by Islamic terrorists at Cox’s Bazar, the same refugee camp that the UN envoy is visiting as we speak. All that seems to have been forgotten and swept under the rug!

From FY09 to FY14 we admitted an average 1,000 Rohingya a year to be distributed around the country. Then in FY15 and FY16 the numbers jumped (with the Obama final push!) to 3,809 and 3,145 respectively (probably plucked from Malaysia and Indonesia where they arrived illegally).

In FY17, which was the year shared by Obama and Trump, the number was 1,361, and this fiscal year, almost 7 months in, the number has dropped to 564 which could still end up being over 1,000 by the end of the fiscal year on September 30th.

Again, for ambitious readers, see my Rohingya Reports category and see that the story the media is trying to paint of a maligned Muslim minority is much more complicated because the Rohingya are not pure-as-the-driven-snow when it comes to instigating violence! Indeed, some Rohingya, here in the US, have wasted no time before becoming political activists!

Contact the White House! You will see that I have permanently placed a link for you to contact the White House in the upper right hand corner of RRW.

Tell the President! The Rohingya are not our problem—we did nothing to cause the “pottery barn rule” to be applied!


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