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Homeland Security Infographic on processing into America the illegal alien “children”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 2, 2014

Isn’t this great, the Dept. of Homeland Securty has a handy little “infographic” to help you understand the steps  involved in taking care of the “children” (3/4 are teenaged boys) coming across the US Southern border by the thousands.   You pay for all of this and there is no mention here about sending any home.

The asylum courts are so clogged that they will be fully grown men before they get a court date (step 5), if they ever get one.

We are going to have a lot of posts in the coming days about whether your town or city will be involved in Step 3 below.

By the way, here is a link to ORR’s state refugee coordinators.  Call yours and see if you will be “welcoming” the “children” where you live!

For new readers, see all of our posts (going back several years) on “unaccompanied minors” by clicking here.  See especially Don Barnett’s prescient report of ten years ago.  It took a President like Obama to take a Bush do-gooder policy and turn it into an invitation to invade America.

 

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Asylee or refugee? Chart showing US “refugee” numbers is confusing

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 1, 2014

There is a chart making the rounds (several people have sent it to me) which supposedly shows the “origins” of “refugees” admitted to the US.   Although the text makes it clear that the numbers are for those granted “asylum” in the US (yes, they become refugees, aka asylees, for the purpose of getting their goodies), but to call them “refugees” is confusing.

A refugee is generally considered to be someone the UN selects abroad and is admitted into the US by the State Department after some initial screening.  A successful asylee is someone who got to the US on his or her own steam and then asked for asylum and were subsequently granted refugee status.

So why do the “unaccompanied minors” from Central America need lawyers? Because they are going to be applying for asylum (although most are economic migrants, not legitimate refugees). http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/06/05/Leaked-Images-Reveal-Children-Warehoused-in-Crowded-US-Cells-Border-Patrol-Overwhelmed

Also, the chart does not tell us what the time frame is for the numbers or where the author got them—are the numbers for 10 years, 5 years, one year???

Regular readers here can quickly see that the numbers are wrong if we are talking about “refugees” admitted by the US because leading that list in recent years are Iraqis, Burmese, Bhutanese and Somalis.

We don’t admit Chinese “refugees” in any great number.  This year (see stats here) for example in the same period that we took 32 Chinese “refugees” we have admitted 11,660 Iraqis.

Since the chart making the rounds lists Chinese “refugees” as over 65,000 it is clearly attempting to show “asylees” or “asylum seekers” (those who have not yet been granted asylum).   Those Chinese asylum seekers got in here through either illegal means or overstayed a visa (also illegal!).

By the way, most Chinese asylum seekers are frauds!  Remember this story from last February?

In fact, another bunch of frauds are the “unaccompanied kids” from mostly Central America who got in here illegally and are going to be seeking asylum.  If approved they will be refugees with all of the social services and rights available to a US citizen (except voting, but they will be doing that too!).   See our fact sheet for what refugees and asylees (those granted asylum) are eligible to receive.

Here is the government’s Annual Flow Report for 2012 which helps further make the distinction between “refugees” and “asylees.”  (Don’t ask me why they don’t have 2013 available, but I bet it’s because their “asylee” numbers are a chaotic mess or so over-the-top that they don’t want you to know!).

I sure hope that helps!

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Crimes, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

US Catholic Bishops chairman: Kids coming across border should be viewed as “refugees”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 26, 2014

I would have some respect for the Catholic Bishops if with each of their statements like this one they publish a disclaimer along with it.

The disclaimer would go something like this:  It should be noted that the largest share of the money we use for helping refugees and the “children” coming across the border comes from the federal government.

Here is their annual report for 2012.  Out of a revenue stream of $71 million they got $69.6 million from US taxpayers (numbers are rounded, reference to travel loan fees is your money too).

***Update*** Jesuit Refugee Service:  Waahhhh! we need more of your money!  (thanks to Joanne)

From a USCCB press release on World Refugee Propaganda Day:

Bishop Elizondo leading a pack of priests on the border: they are all refugees now! http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/01/catholic-leaders-push-immigration-reform/7164359/

Children crossing border should be seen as refugees fleeing persecution

WASHINGTON–On World Refugee Day, celebrated June 20, Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle, and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, called upon the U.S. government to do more to assist vulnerable Syrian refugees in the Middle East and to protect the rights of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

“The Syrian refugee crisis in the Middle East has reached a point of humanitarian disaster,” said Bishop Elizondo. “Although the United States has provided overseas support to these refugees, other forms of relief, including possible resettlement of the most vulnerable, should be seriously considered.” The United States has resettled a total of 42 refugees this year, compared to a Syrian refugee population of over two million persons.

Bishop Elizondo also talked about the current migration of children from Central America as a refugee situation. As many as 47,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since the beginning of the year in order to escape violence in their home countries.

“These children are indeed fleeing for their lives and must be looked at through a protection lens, not through an enforcement lens,” said Bishop Elizondo. “We must not send them back if they have valid protection claims.

The USCCB and the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service are two leading federal contractors retained by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to take care of the illegal alien children.  Refugees and illegal alien kids are “clients” of the contractors.   So why don’t they ever tell the public that!

By the way, the USCCB want 15,000 Syrians to be admitted to the US this year.

Glen Beck needs to get his facts straight. It is not Christian charity when the ‘church’ is paid by the taxpayers to do charitable work.

Glen Beck, get your facts straight!

The other day I heard Glen Beck suggest that the charity affiliated with his company should help take care of the illegal kids (unaccompanied minors).

His audience went berserk and many told him that was the final straw with their support for Beck’s charity and his show.

One example Beck used to demonstrate his point of view—that Christian charity dictates that we care for these kids—was a Catholic Church in Texas taking in the illegals.  Glen was praising the parishioners.

I think Beck, like most of the general public, has no clue about the millions of tax payer dollars being doled out to ‘churches’ to take care of the so-called “refugees.”

Keep it up Bishops!   Call the illegal alien teenagers “refugees” and you do more to tarnish the positive image the word “refugee” had enjoyed for decades than anything the “anti-refugee resettlement backlashers” could ever do!

See our extensive (and growing daily!) archive on the so-called “unaccompanied minors” crisis by clicking here.  It extends back several years.

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Here is a good idea! Pay them to go home as Australia is doing

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 22, 2014

It is infinitely cheaper than putting them on the welfare rolls for decades!

Of course the UN will scream like a stuck pig if the US should try such a thing!  But, after all, most are economic migrants and not legitimate refugees.

As we have reported previously on many occasions, Australia, Israel and Bulgaria are three countries (international pockets of resistance!) willing to take the heat from “humanitarian” scolds in order to save their countries from invasion.

Abbott and Morrison: We are paying them off to go home! Alas, if only we had leaders like these!

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

The Abbott government is offering asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru detention centres up to $10,000 to abandon their hope of resettlement in Australia and voluntarily return to the country they fled from.

The revelation comes as the High Court on Friday issued a stunning rebuke to the Abbott government’s border protection policy, striking down its decision to to refuse to issue permanent protection visas to boat arrivals found to be refugees.

In two unanimous decisions, with implications for thousands of boat arrivals, the court ruled that Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s decision to impose a cap on the number of places in Australia’s refugee intake for boat arrivals was invalid.

The sudden boost in payments is the latest tactic being used by the Abbott government to cement its hardline stance against asylum seekers who come to Australia without a visa.

UN:  Australia slipping!  (so what!)

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Friday showed Australia’s efforts to help alleviate the crisis have stagnated or worsened, with the country sliding backwards in the global rankings, according to some measures.

Australia now ranks 17th in the world to resettle refugees, according to the Refugee Council of Australia.

See our Australia category for many more posts on clever Australian solutions.

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Crisis on the border predicted ten years ago!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 21, 2014

Center for Immigration Fellow, Don Barnett, predicted (in 2004!) the “crisis” we are now seeing before our eyes as tens of thousands of illegal alien minors (mostly male teenagers) are flooding our border and are being treated as asylum seekers and refugees.

There is so much news this morning on the “invasion of America” that I almost don’t know where to begin. So we will start at the beginning—in 2004 during the Bush Administration!

Barnett wondered at the time:  Is the U.S. government an active participant in human smuggling operations?

Here is Barnett in a backgrounder for the Center for Immigration Studies:

When the old Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was reorganized as part of the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS), it lost one of its immigration enforcement functions.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is now in charge of custody, identification, and release policy for “unaccompanied minors” caught trying to cross the border or caught in the interior.

ORR likes to remind its contractors that their mission is no longer “just about refugees.” The federal agency is a social services agency which dispenses grant money and manages benefits and services for a range of entitled immigrants that now extends well beyond those who come over on the U.S. refugee program. Its clients are eligible for all forms of welfare, but, as well, there is grant money from virtually every program the federal government has ever created (including funds from the tobacco settlement and the president’s “marriage initiative”), to be managed for successful asylum seekers, “Cuban/Haitian entrants,” and holders of “Trafficking” and “Battered Women” visas—all of whom need merely get themselves to U.S. shores with the correct label to qualify for ORR care.

Read it all, it is everything you need to know about the origin of this tragedy for America.  It took frankly an evil Administration (using children for their political gain) to bring us to this place ten years later.

#ActOfLove—what a joke!

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, Where to find information | Tagged: , | 5 Comments »

Migrant invasion of Europe continues every day, mostly Muslims

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 20, 2014

The number of “refugees” worldwide may have dropped in the last couple of decades, but the number “welcomed” in Europe has increased.

This is what the Mediterranean tide brings in on a daily basis.  Al-Hijra anyone!

 

‘New Europeans’ rescued at sea after launching from Libya.

 

Syrians, Afghans and Somalis top the list!  From AP at FoxNews:

BRUSSELS – The European Union’s statistical agency says more people were granted asylum across the 28-nation bloc last year mostly because of a high influx of refugees fleeing the war in Syria.

Eurostat said Thursday the number of accepted asylum seekers rose by 17 percent to 135,700 in 2013 from 116,200 a year earlier, meaning about one in three applications was accepted out of a total of 462,000.

The biggest group of refugees that were granted asylum were some 36,000 Syrians, a quarter of the total, followed by about 16,000 Afghans and 9,700 Somalis.

Sweden, with 9.6 million inhabitants, was the most generous country in accepting asylum seekers, granting protection to 26,400 people, followed by Germany, the EU’s most populous nation, which accepted 26,100 people. France took in 16,200, and Italy 14,500.

If you haven’t treated yourself to some light (LOL!) summer reading, how about The Camp of the Saints (along with Al-Hijra)!

See our ‘invasion of Europe’ series by clicking here.

See the Department of Homeland Security’s annual flow report for 2012 (the most recent one we could find) that summarizes the numbers and where they come from of US refugees and asylees.   The Office of Refugee Resettlement told us that in 2013 we took about 143,000 refugees and asylum seekers (all are eligible for welfare goodies).

Posted in Africa, Asylum seekers, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Stealth Jihad, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

“Humanitarians” say the UK not doing enough for Syrian refugees as only 24 admitted so far

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 18, 2014

The UK government is being whacked for not doing enough to give aid to Syrian refugees by admitting them to the UK, but what continues to me as a most amazing thing is that the US has only let in 42 Syrians so far through the Refugee Admissions program and no one is whacking Obama!    [Syrians may be getting in through other means---ed].

Every day I check my alerts for the Obama announcement—nothing so far.

And, every month I check the numbers for our refugee admissions, here, and in the first 8 months of this fiscal year we have admitted 42 Syrians.   The UN wanted us to take 30,000 this year and the contractors were pushing for nearly that many.

Somehow, somewhere, someone in Washington is holding back the flood of Syrians to your towns and cities and I would love to know how and why that is!

LOL!  Maybe Obama is holding that card for his White House crisis for next week!

Here is the UK story at The Independent:

Luke Cooper, international anti-capitalist and author of “Beyond Capitalism” says the US is doing more for Syrian refugees than the UK?

Only 24 refugees from Syria have been allowed to enter Britain, almost six months after the Government promised that “several hundred” would be given sanctuary.

Refugee groups accused the Home Office of dragging its feet despite a growing humanitarian crisis in countries bordering Syria. Labour blamed the delay on the Government’s decision not to accept a quota of refugees under a United Nations programme and to run a “go it alone” scheme.

The UN High Commissioner on Refugees is on track to place 30,000 Syrians in rich nations. But it has warned that 100,000 people a month are now fleeing the country and is launching another appeal for countries to take in a total of another 100,000 Syrians in 2015 and 2016.

[....]

The Government intends to admit 500 refugees – but now says that it will be over a three-year period. No timescale was given by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, in January, when she announced a U-turn after a campaign by The Independent.

I don’t know what Luke Cooper (Syria Solidarity Movement) is talking about here when he references US generosity? We do give large monetary donations, but we aren’t bringing Syrian refugees in large numbers yet!  Germany, as readers here know, has opened their country to thousands of Syrians (they are aiming for 20,000 this year).

The Home Office response to this catastrophe is quite disgraceful, especially seen in the context of the generous programmes of the United States, Germany, and others.”

Makes me wonder if Cooper and the other “humanitarian” types are being lied to by Obama or could we be bringing in Syrians under a different ethnic quota??? and that is why the US resettlement contractors have shut up lately.

I think the politicians in the UK see the writing on the wall for their political careers if they dump too many Muslims into British towns and cities at this point in time.

About the photo:  I just wasted a half an hour searching for a photo of Luke Cooper.  I believe this is him (and it makes sense that the man in the photo authored ‘Beyond Capitalism? The future of radical politics.‘)  The UK Syria Solidarity Movement is affiliated with the UK’s New Left and international anti-capitalists.

Whether on the US border or in Europe, the Hard Left is using migrants to bring on the revolution.

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Oklahoma town expects economic boon as federal refugee workers move in!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 17, 2014

Just keep it up!  “Refugee” will definitely be a very bad word when/if the Obama-generated crisis on the border is ever resolved.

Invasion of America continues….

Mayor Fitch: Yippee! Federal money and federal workers headed our way!

Check out this story by Ryan Lovelace who has been writing some good stuff at National Review Online (hat tip: Paul).  Emphasis is mine:

Oklahomans expect an economic boom as a result of the flood of illegal immigrant children the federal government has begun sending their way.

The Department of Defense has loaned the facilities at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, to the Department of Health and Human Services to house approximately 600 unaccompanied alien children, according to the Department of Defense. Local officials expect the surrounding community to reap the rewards.

“They’re talking about $1.2 million impact for the Lawton-Fort Sill community within the first 30 days,” Lawton Mayor Fred Fitch told KSWO 7 News.

Lawton will roll in federal tax dollars/federal workers and the “children” will all be good kids (as long as they are confined)!

The Oklahoman reports the ratio of federal worker to child at Ft. Sill will be one federal worker per every two children. Based on that ratio, the area could expect approximately 300 federal workers. An HHS factsheet indicates such workers would include representatives from the Office of Refugee Resettlement within HHS’ Administration for Children and Families. The kids will be kept in a 200,000 square foot building and kept under 24-hour supervision. Fitch insisted to KSWO that the children will not be allowed to leave the confines of the post and that the influx of children will not have any adverse impact on the local community.

See all of our  posts on “unaccompanied alien minors” here.  Some go back several years.

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Invasion on the border: “religious groups” telling them to come!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 15, 2014

It occurred to me over the last couple of days that what we are seeing is the old “Sanctuary Movement” of the 1980′s on steroids.

Update:  See also the “Childrens Crusade” with Obama, Alinsky and the “healthiest looking refugees” here, thanks to Judy.

If you don’t remember it, look back at some of my posts on the topic (here is a pretty good summary with links from 2011).   In fact, the Sanctuary Movement was responsible for the birth of the now notorious CASA de Maryland in our home state.  (See one of many posts at Potomac Tea Party Report on the “religious LEFT” and CASA, here).

One of the few books written on the “Sanctuary Movement” is a must-read for anyone trying to understand the ‘Religious Left’ and its role with illegal migration. http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/god-and-caesar-at-the-rio-grande

In the early 1980s, churches (mostly Catholic Churches/Chicago Catholics, some protestant churches especially Presbyterians and Lutherans, and the Quakers) helped illegal Central Americans get through Mexico and then across a much better guarded border than we seem to have today.

The churches then hid the illegals and transported them to other church shelters across America, one of those was in Takoma Park, Maryland where CASA was born.  And, what a coincidence, Takoma Park is the home of the infamous Obama Labor Secretary Thomas Perez (Maryland! Watch out for Perez when Obama is no longer in office!).

Today, the flow is massive and doesn’t apparently involve dangerous night-time crossings of the border.  More importantly, today the ‘churches’ are out in the open and actually being paid by the federal government to take care of the kids (see the Office of Refugee Resettlement and its contractors, here).

But, are those churches (church contractors) actually involved in promoting and busing the illegal aliens through Mexico and to our border—-that is the $64,000 question!

Here is a news account at National Review  (Hat tip: Linda) primarily about the gang members (MS-13!) coming across now along with the “kids,”  The article contains a little nugget at the end that suggests the churches are once again involved.

Could the Catholic Church need new parishioners this badly?  Could they actually be hiring the buses and transporting the “children?”

Border Patrol officials struggling to keep up with the increasing number of minors illegally crossing the Mexican border are not turning away persons with known gang affiliations. Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, explained that a Border Patrol agent he represents helped reunite a teenage gang member with his family in the United States. Cabrera notes the young member of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), a transnational criminal gang, had no criminal record in the U.S., but asks, “If he’s a confirmed gang member in his own country, why are we letting him in here?”

The government is going to take care of us!

“I’ve heard people come in and say, ‘You’re going to let me go, just like you let my mother go, just like you let my sister go. You’re going to let me go as well, and the government’s going to take care of us,’” Cabrera says. “Until we start mandatory detentions, mandatory removals, I don’t think anything is going to change. As a matter of fact, I think it’s going to get worse.”

Radio and television commercial spots ran in Central America telling migrants to go to the US now (if anyone in America helped pay for this, they have committed treason!):

Cueto (Art Del Cueto, president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson) says when he asked a group of children about their motivation, they spoke of the “announcer on the radio” who encouraged them to head for the United States. Cueto says Central American radio, television, other media, and religious groups have all encouraged people to move north to the United States.

Did any of your tax dollars go into this campaign directly or indirectly through the federal ‘refugee’ contractors?

Here (below) for your review are the refugee contractors—the religious LEFT! (USCRI, ECDC and the IRC are secular contractors).

We know that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service are being paid to ‘service’ the “children.”  Are they involved in encouraging the mass migration of ‘unaccompanied alien minors’ as well?  

And, for any of you do-gooders concerned for real refugees, thank the contractors for helping label these illegal aliens, including the gang bangers, as “refugees.”

 

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , , , | 8 Comments »

Bulgaria trying to save itself from invasion comes under criticism

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 14, 2014

Recently we have praised two first world countries where governments are trying to save themselves from migrant tides rising around the world—Australia and Israel.  I should have added Bulgaria to the short list of countries with a will to survive.

More in our invasion of Europe series…..

Bulgarian nationalist party ATAKA wants Bulgaria for Bulgarians! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_%28political_party%29

Consider the source of the criticism—Human Rights Watch!

From Novinite.com:

Bulgaria has embarked on a “Containment Plan” to reduce the number of asylum seekers in the country, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Tuesday.

According to the 76-page report, called “Containment Plan: Bulgaria’s Pushbacks and Detention of Syrian and other Asylum Seekers and Migrants,” the plan has been carried out in part by summarily pushing back Syrians, Afghans, and others as they irregularly cross the border from Turkey. [Ticks me off!  No one ever criticizes Muslim Turkey for allowing the crossings of mostly Muslims into Bulgaria!---ed]

The document speaks of how in recent months Bulgarian border police have summarily returned people, who appear to be asylum seekers, to Turkey without proper procedures and with no opportunity to lodge asylum claims. Bulgaria should end summary expulsions at the Turkish border, stop the excessive use of force by border guards, and improve the treatment of detainees and conditions of detention in police stations and migrant detention centers, the report said.

Bulgaria has not been a host country for significant numbers of refugees on average registering about 1,000 asylum seekers per year in the past decade. The situation changed in 2013 when more than 11,000 people, over half of them fleeing Syria’s deadly repression and war, lodged asylum applications. Despite ample early warning signs, Bulgaria was unprepared for the increase, Human Rights Watch claimed citing a February 5, 2014 report by the Interior Ministry saying that “Until mid-2013 Bulgaria was completely unprepared for the forecasted refugee flow.”

Keep in mind that Bulgaria is not only being overrun with Syrians, Africans ‘make their way’ all the way to Bulgaria— some going through Turkey as well.

We have followed the plight of tiny Bulgaria for some time now, click here for more.  And, for our ‘invasion of Europe’ series, go here.

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