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We ARE deporting Somalis!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 24, 2013

I am so excited to report this news!

WE DEPORT SOMALIS BACK TO SOMALIA!

Rumor:  HUNDREDS WAITING IN DETENTION CENTERS!

For the longest time we didn’t, but I’m wondering if since the Obama Administration has recognized the new government and the new Somali Prez came to Minneapolis recently to encourage Somalis to return to Africa, if that means Obama feels free to send some back—by force!

Here is the story written to pull on your heartstrings.  The poor boy (now 26 years old) left Somalia at age 4.  But, read on, he came to the US at approximately age 18 and promptly had sex with a minor and did 5 years in the ‘big house.’

From Horseedmedia:

When Hassan was recently asked to come to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services center in Bloomington, he thought immigration authorities needed the usual updates he had often given since he was freed from prison in 2010.

That didn’t happen, though, when Hassan reached the center on Tuesday morning Oct. 30, 2012. Officials from the local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) greeted and detained him in the same building. They told Hassan he was facing deportation to the strife-torn Somalia he had escaped at age 4.

Hassan spent the night at the center. The next day, he was transferred to the Basile Detention Center in Louisiana.

ICE Spokesman Shawn Neudauer confirmed Hassan’s detention and the wait for removal to Somalia.

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The violence that 26-year-old Hassan and his family escaped more than two decades ago still persists in the country, Mohamed said. He said the condition in Somalia is even worse right now than it was before.

Wait just a minute!  It was only last week that Hillary was saying everything was working out just fine in Somalia!  Which is it?

Hassan has been detained for more than two months now, awaiting expulsion to this chaotic country. No one from the immigration services has notified Hassan or his family about deportation details, including when exactly he will be deported, where in Somalia he will be taken or who will be responsible for his safety when he gets there.

So what did poor Hassan do?  He got here in 2004 and by 2005 he was in jail for having sex with a minor!

Hassan arrived in the United States in 2004 from a refugee camp in Kenya. En route to Alabama, he settled in South Dakota where he found a job at a local store as a packer.

According to his family, in 2005, Hassan was convicted for sleeping with an underage girl when he was a teenager. His five-year term in South Dakota State Penitentiary ended in 2010.

HUNDREDS WAITING IN DETENTION CENTERS!  Could this be true?

Now, the Twin Cities Somali community circulates rumors of scores of their members who have been deported to Somalia and hundreds who wait their fate at detention centers. ICE officials have not confirmed the total number of Somalis who have been deported so far or kept in detention.

Many community members have expressed disappointment in the government’s decision to send people back to the dangerous country they’ve escaped.

“The only place that they know is the United States,” said community activist Sadik Warfa of the deportees. “They came here when they were kids. It’s a tragedy that the government is sending them back to Somalia.”  [boo hoo!---ed]

For new readers we have resettled more than 100,000 Somali refugees to cities large and small in the US over the last 25 years.  See one of the most widely read posts here at RRW.  In three years since 9/11 ( Bush years 2004, 2005, 2006) the number of Somalis arriving topped 10,000 per year.  Those refugees then began bringing in the family (chain migration!) until 2008 when shock of shocks! the State Department discovered that as many as 30,000 Somalis had lied about their kinship and weren’t related at all.  The State Department then closed the “family reunification” program for Somalis.  It has recently been re-opened for new and legit family members, but they have no intention of finding and deporting the liars.   But, with this news maybe I’m wrong—airlifts to Mogadishu anyone!

Posted in Africa, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: , | 4 Comments »

Tennessean op-ed: Catholic Bishops must contribute more; consult communities

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 24, 2013

Update January 26th:  The Nashville Scene doesn’t like Barnett’s commentary, attacks Barnett Alinsky-style.  They are so predictable.

On the heels of my post yesterday about the US Conference of Catholic Bishops “National Migration Week” comes this zinger of an opinion piece from longtime observer of the federal government’s refugee resettlement program, Don Barnett, published in The Tennessean also yesterday (highlights are mine):

Refugee resettlement was once the work of self-supporting charities that invested their own resources and were directly responsible for outcomes. Today, it is the work of federal contractors who spend public resources and have no responsibility three months after the refugee has been “resettled.”

A July Government Accountability Office report, “Refugee Resettlement — Greater Consultation With Community Stakeholders Could Strengthen Program,” is critical of refugee contractors and how they place refugees in local communities across the U.S. In particular, the report cites lack of adequate consultation with local “stakeholders” before placing refugees in a community. The agencies that resettle refugees are compensated from 17 different federal programs tailored to refugee resettlement, as well as from numerous nonspecific grants and programs at the federal and state levels.

The largest resettlement contractor is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which resettles refugees through its affiliate, Catholic Charities.

As the GAO report notes, a network of contractors, known as “voluntary agencies,” “selects the communities where refugees will live. … Voluntary agencies consider various factors when determining where refugees will be placed, but few agencies we visited consulted relevant local stakeholders, which posed challenges for service providers.”

The report found that “… most public entities such as public schools and health departments generally said that agencies notified them of the number of refugees expected to arrive in the coming year, but did not consult them regarding the number of refugees they could serve before proposals were submitted to the (U.S. State Department).”

Since striking a deal in 2008 to manage the federal dollars for other, smaller refugee contractors in the state, Catholic Charities of Tennessee effectively runs refugee resettlement in Tennessee. Today, only 35 percent of its annual budget is dedicated to nonrefugee social services. As the GAO report notes, for organizations such as Catholic Charities, “funding is based on the number of refugees they serve, so affiliates have an incentive to maintain or increase the number of refugees they resettle each year rather than allowing the number to decrease.”

Sure enough, resettlement in Tennessee went up dramatically after 2008. In fact, since 2009, Tennessee has taken an average of about 1,450 refugees per year, a 62 percent increase over the average number resettled from 2004 to 2008. The total number of refugees resettled to the U.S. actually went down at the same time that Tennessee’s number of resettled refugees went up.

More refugees mean more government services, since the contractors assist the refugees for only three months or less in the vast majority of cases. Most refugees go into TennCare for varying periods of time. TennCare and other welfare programs such as Families First are used by refugees at much higher than average rates and are partially supported by state taxpayer dollars.

Refugee resettlement is very profitable for the nonprofits. There is a reason why refugee resettlement is Tennessee Catholic Charities’ biggest mission. All of its non-refugee social services are smaller, less lucrative and almost all are shrinking from year to year. Ironically, its national motto is: Working to Reduce Poverty in America.

USCCB took in an astonishing $72.1 million in revenue from refugee resettlement alone in 2011, 97 percent of which came from government contracts, grants and earnings from federal refugee programs. A significant portion of this money does not have to be shown as having been spent on refugees. In other words, millions flow to the contracting agency with no strings attached. (My personal favorite in this money racket: USCCB received $3.7 million in 2011 as a commission for collecting on the loans made by the U.S. government to refugees for airline tickets to the U.S. USCCB is under no obligation to spend any of this money on refugees.

Federal contractors will always act like federal contractors. But is it too much to ask refugee contractors to cover at least a portion of the costs borne by Tennessee taxpayers today? Is it too much to ask for more of a voice for the taxpayer who, after all, is the main stakeholder in this program?

Posted in Nashville, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment »

Egypt women’s rights group: Egyptian men must not marry Syrian refugee girls

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 24, 2013

If I’m reading this news correctly, one might conclude that Muslim men are following their new Shariah Constitution and must be taking child brides (something Mohammad himself did).   The women’s rights group objects.   What do you want to bet the women’s group isn’t going to survive the new Egypt.

Here is the story from bikya.news:

CAIRO: The Egyptian National Council for Women Rights (NCWR) condemned on Wednesday the phenomenon of Egyptian men marrying Syrian refugees.

Many Syrians have been recently displaced to Egypt due to the civil unrest in their home country, the number of registered Syrian refugees has reached 8, 858 according to the most recent updated data at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The council said in a statement that these marriages are “crimes committed against women under the guise of religion, as some of the Islamic preachers encourage young Egyptian men to marry Syrian refugees.”

They justify these marriages as an altruistic gesture to save Syrian girls from their refugee status though in fact they are using their need for money, the dowry for these marriages usually does not exceed 500 Egyptian pounds.

A local newspaper published a story on Tuesday under the title “Hidden tragedies of Syrian marriages in Egypt” which reported that the phenomenon produced “brokers” for such marriages.

According to Syria’s personal status law the minimum age of marriage for girls is 16, whereas the law does not regulate this matter under Egypt’s new charter.  [Big surprise! No restrictions  on child brides---did you see that Hillary? Obama?---that Arab Spring sure was great!]

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The council stressed that this behavior represents human trafficking, adding that “it conflicts with international conventions and human rights.”  [But apparently not with the Muslim Brotherhood Constitution---ed]

Here is what Pamela Geller said yesterday in a post about the flicker of recognition by the New York Times about what the “Arab Spring” really is—an Islamic revolution!

…. two years after I warned of the fall of Qaddafi, the Times is finally reporting on the catastrophic consequences of Obama’s epic failed policy in Libya. They still use the the comical “Arab Spring.” It was never that. It was always an “Islamic revolution.” Always.

And of course, despite my dead-on reportage and prediction for Egypt and Libya and Israel, these useful idiots will never admit how terribly wrong they were and how right we were/are.

This is Obama’s chaos. He won’t own it, but he owns it. Party, on, Prez! Africa is burning, Infidels are dying and Michelle Antoinette is changing dresses.

And, Muslim men are free to marry little girls.

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CIS: Denaturalize US citizens who’ve committed certain crimes

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 24, 2013

The Center for Immigration Studies has released a new study by WD Reasoner which says we are not stripping US citizenship from convicted immigrant citizens who pose a national security threat to the US.

Here is what CIS Director Mark Krikorian says in a press release today:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2013) – In light of the discussions of a “path to citizenship” for illegal immigrants, it’s important to note that in extraordinary cases, the path to citizenship can be run in reverse. Naturalized citizens who acquire their citizenship through fraud, especially those involved in terrorism or espionage, can and should be subject to denaturalization.

The Center for Immigration Studies today released a new report by, “Upholding the Value of our Citizenship: National Security Threats Should Be Denaturalized”, that discusses the danger of allowing naturalized U.S. citizens who have been charged with serious national security-related offenses to retain their citizenship. Even immigrants who fraudulently conceal material facts in order to be granted citizenship remain citizens and receive all the benefits, including sponsorship of family members for immigration and traveling abroad using a U.S. passport. The report also reveals that the Department of Homeland Security has no method in place for reviewing such cases, which ensures there will not be any future improvement of the vetting process.

See the full report here.

The Somalis

The appendix lists two Somalis that should be stripped of citizenship.  One is deceased because he blew himself up in Somalia.   Remember him!  In 2008, the US government brought his body parts back to give him a decent burial because he and his family are US citizens.   The other is the Christmas Tree bomber whose trial began just last week, here.

How about all those we’ve sent to prison lately for either terror funding or who have gone back to Africa for Jihad training?   I think they should be on the list!

Posted in Africa, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Where to find information | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

 
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