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Canada: Iraqi woman lies on refugee application, leaves some kids behind, and now blames Canada for her troubles

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 16, 2014

Oh brother, every time you see a case like this one it further reminds us of the schemers involved in the refugee racket (and not just the refugees, but their ‘advocates’ as well).

From CBC News (hat tip: ‘Pungentpeppers’):

Suhailau Hussan is a grieving mother ensnared in a global phenomenon.

The “grieving” mother (right) didn’t tell authorities she was remarried with more kids! She wants them in Canada where taxpayers can take care of them all! Here is an option, they could all reunite in the Middle East!

She has a child in Lebanon, a country overflowing with refugees. Two others are in Iraq, too destitute to seek sanctuary. And two others are with her here in Winnipeg….but are facing deportation back to Syria.

“I need help from the government, I need help,” Hussan says in Arabic, through interpreter Ahlam Jasim. “I could be patient with everything, just if I know….my family safe. My children safe.”

This was not the happy-ever-after ending Hussan had in mind years ago back in Iraq, when the single mother applied to come here as a refugee. Eventually, Canada gave the request the green light. But it took years before she was finally able to come here. And by then, she’d remarried and had another child.

Janet Dench, Executive Director of the Canadian Council for Refugees. But it is o.k. to lie when it’s for the children?

Fast forward to six months ago.

Hussan arrived in Toronto with two of her children. There, immigration officials learn about the marriage, and that her husband and child are waiting to join her from Lebanon. That’s when they put her case in a holding pattern, and that’s why she may never be able to sponsor her remaining children to come here.

The problem? In the minds of immigration officials, because Hussan did not disclose the changes in her family, meaning her marriage and new son, she misrepresented her case to authorities.

And according to Regulation 117 (9) (d) of our immigration act, if someone misrepresents their case, they cannot sponsor their remaining family members, especially those who were “not examined by an immigration officer, when the sponsor came to Canada.”

And the consequences could be permanent.

Even if Hussan avoids deportation, this could be a lifetime ban on family reunification, whether her oversight was intentional or accidental.

“We’ve been very, very concerned about people who are in this situation,” says Janet Dench, Executive Director of the Canadian Council for Refugees.

“And particularly the children that are affected by this, who are abandoned overseas by the desire of the immigration rules to punish a parent failure to report.”

They were abandoned by mom!

Why is this the Canadian taxpayers’ responsibility now?

Posted in Canada, Changing the way we live, Immigration fraud, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 4 Comments »

Canada may take Syrian refugee minorities as a first priority over Muslims

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 14, 2014

Update December 17th:  I love it! Leftists are screaming bloody murder over Canada’s conservative government’s possible choice of Christian and other minority Syrians OVER Muslim refugees for resettlement, more here.

Last week when Asst. Secretary of State Anne Richard went to Geneva and promised the UNHCR that the US would take 9,000 mostly Muslim Syrians, the Canadian government made no such promise.  Instead word leaked out that they might speed up their resettlement, but for only Christians and other persecuted minorities.

Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada: Canada isn’t taking large numbers of Syrians because they are Muslims. And, so ‘Sherlock,’ why do you think there might be a concern?

Squawking refugee advocates apparently want 10,000 or more (mostly Muslim) Syrians for Canada over the next two years instead.

From CBC News:

The federal government is seeking to resettle more Syrian refugees, but only from the country’s religious minorities, according to sources close to discussions around Canada’s position on refugees from the war-torn nation.

Canada has been struggling to meet an earlier commitment from July 2013 to resettle 1,300 Syrians by the end of this year.

[….]

On Tuesday, the government updated that number to 703. Kevin Menard, a spokesman for the immigration minister, wrote CBC News on Friday saying the numbers are “going up fairly quickly.”

Refugee advocacy organizations in Canada have been asking the government to take in 10,000 more Syrians over the next two years, and the UN says it is in dire need of assistance as the civil war intensifies.

This suggestion, to take only religious minorities (code for non-Muslims), sure does smoke out the UNHCR and its apparent goal to move as many Muslims to the West as they can.  If the UNHCR was really concerned for the well being of persecuted people, its response would have been: we are thrilled that Canada is giving a home to deserving people.  Instead we hear this gobbledegook:

Sources close to the discussions say Canada is seeking to resettle only refugees from Syria’s religious minorities, something that would likely be difficult for the UN’s refugee agency to accept.

The UNHCR’s policy on refugees says a resettlement state determines the “size and composition” of who and how many refugees it accepts, and “therefore has full control with respect to decisions on individual cases.” [LOL! I guess Canada doesn’t have full control over who it picks if it isn’t who the UN says it should be!—ed]

“Nevertheless, UNHCR urges all states to be guided by the agency’s internationally recognized criteria on eligibility, global needs and priorities,” the policy says.

“To preserve the integrity of resettlement as a protection tool and durable solution for refugees most in need, it is important to ensure resettlement programmes are needs‐based, non‐discriminatory and achieve successful integration outcomes.”  [And, so favoring the Muslims over the religious minorities isn’t discriminatory?—ed]

Keep this in mind (from Pew Research in 2011):

Canada’s Muslim population is expected to nearly triple, climbing from 940,000 in 2010 to 2.7 million in 2030.

Posted in Canada, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | 7 Comments »

Canada nagged: Must take in climate refugees, it is only fair

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 6, 2014

From activists in the global warming industrial complex:

“This is not a matter of charity or generosity but one of justice and reparation.”

We chuckle about the concept of “climate refugees” moving around the world to get away from the weather, but these Leftist agitators are very serious and working every day on their PR campaign to promote this concept that the first world is required to take them in, or at least throw gobs of money at the wandering millions of so-called climate refugees (aka climate migrants).

It is our “collective obligation.” https://www.policyalternatives.ca/climatemigration

They are referring to them here as “climate migrants” because their leftist ideological brothers in the human rights industrial complex don’t like them using the word “refugee.”   They have been squabbling over the terminology, as you will see if you visit our climate refugees’ category.

Here is news from Canada as it is scolded by the nags:

The federal government should create a new “climate migrants” immigration class to better prepare for the inflow of people fleeing extreme climate change, says a new Canadian report.

The unique study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives urges Ottawa to formulate policies that would suspend deportations of arrived migrants whose homeland is affected by climate change, grant resident status to climate migrants on humanitarian grounds, and permit them to enter Canada under refugee resettlement programs.

“In the coming years, climate change will compel hundreds of millions of people to relocate and . . . many forced migrants will remain in nearby poor regions in the Global South,” says the study, to be released Wednesday.

“Greater support and certainty would be provided if Canada created a new immigration class of ‘climate migrants’ along with targets and programs to ensure Canada absorbs its fair share of those migrants. A potentially larger challenge is rallying public opinion and support for those climate migrants.”

There is more, if you want to read it here.

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Canada: Humanitarian groups ask government to immediately allow 10,000 Syrian refugees to settle there

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 24, 2014

Pretty rotten timing for this demand wouldn’t you say?

Alazem wants an explanation of why Canada is dragging its feet. Gee, let me guess!

Just what Canada needs right now—to welcome 10,000 Muslims in at this time.  Granted the Islamic killers Canada has had to deal with over the last week are “home grown,”  I’m thinking the average Canadian citizen is fed up with everything ‘Islam’ and is saying WTH to this latest from the humanitarian industrial complex. [Update:  sort of home grown!]

By the way, most Syrian refugees being resettled around the world right now are Sunni Muslims from UN run camps.

From UNHCR News of course:

Humanitarian groups want Immigration Minister Chris Alexander to immediately let 10,000 Syrian refugees settle here and they want an explanation why the Canadian government is dragging its feet when it comes to resettling Syrians.

In 2013, Ottawa promised to admit 1,300 Syrian refugees yet the groups say only 200 people have been accepted into Canada, said Faisal Alazem, a Syrian-Canadian with the humanitarian group the Union of Syrian Medical Relief Organizations. The union helps set up field hospitals inside Syria.

Every time they ask Ottawa for precise numbers on how many Syrians have been let in, they get the runaround, said Alazem,

“There is never a clear answer. There are always answers that deflect you. We hear a lot that Canada prides itself in hosting one in every 10 (world) refugees. But our estimate is that there are not more than 200 Syrian refugees here, so far,” he said, referring to the 2013 promise.

Read it all (but you won’t find the words Christian Syrians if that is what you are looking for).

Posted in Canada, Changing the way we live, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

Canadian demographer predicts secularists are in decline because religious people have more children

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 14, 2014

Professor Eric Kaufmann:

“The cumulative effect of immigration from religious countries, and religious fertility will be to reverse the secularization process in the West. Not only will the religious eventually triumph over the non-religious, but it is those who are the most extreme in their beliefs who have the largest families.”

The Vancouver Sun

 

As we have often argued on these pages—demography is it—change the people in order to change the future of nations (ours being of particular concern to me!).

We know that some demographers have argued that fecund people—like Muslims and Hispanics—reduce the number of children they have as they become more prosperous and live in first world countries, but this London demographer (raised in Canada) doesn’t see that—even if reduced slightly, the birthrate of religious people still outpaces the secularists.

Read this fascinating analysis of London Professor Kaufmann’s work at the Vancouver Sun where the photo above catches one’s eye for sure!

Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and other well-known atheists consider the decline of religion inevitable as the global population becomes more secular, more educated and more urban.

Last month, a Pew Research poll in the U.S., the world’s most-religious industrialized nation, revealed that three out of four Americans also agree religion appears to be in retreat.

But is it? While secularists are making some inroads in North America and Europe, the new atheists and others are missing a crucial demographic shift as the world’s population has swelled to seven billion.

Those who believe the world is inexorably becoming more secular are overlooking the rise in the developing world of Muslims, Hindus, Catholics and Pentecostals, as well as the phenomenally rapid expansion of sects such as the Amish and ultra-Orthodox Jews.

In a challenge to the secularizing proposition, Eric Kaufmann, a noted London-based demographer, projects that religious people, especially conservatives, will win the race against the non-religious in the 21st century.

Why? Basically because religious women are having far more babies than secular women.

Read on.  There is a lot more.  By the way, I’m afraid that all those non-Muslim religious people (noted by the Professor) combined will not out produce Muslims since their numbers are so much greater to begin with!  I guess Professor Kaufmann isn’t going to tell us that.

The Vancouver Sun directs us to an older story about how immigrants high birthrates affect Canadian taxpayers, here.

Posted in Canada, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Other Immigration | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

Canada to speed up Syrian refugee intake

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 7, 2014

No surprise…

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander: Syrians are coming! http://www.cicsimmigration.com/alexander/

From the Toronto Sun:

OTTAWA – Canada has taken in 1,500 Syrian refugees, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander told the House of Commons Monday.

The government had been under pressure from opposition politicians to bring more refugees to Canada more quickly.

“If they are here, where the heck are they?” NDP MP Andrew Cash asked. “Response by this government has been incredibly slow and it’s not commensurate with the tragedy unfolding.”

Alexander said the system has been improved so that refugees can get to Canada more quickly.

New readers interested in Canada’s refugee problems, go here for our archive on our “welcoming” northern neighbor.

By the way, how many Canadians (former refugees and others welcomed by Canada in years past) are fighting with ISIS now?

Posted in Canada, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

Canada private refugee sponsorship not working, not enough private money

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 23, 2014

Well, they have some other excuses, but that is the gist of it.

Unlike the US Canada still has some private charity for refugees.

Study is from Citizens for Public Justice – A member-driven, faith-based, public policy org. Research and analysis on poverty, ecological justice, and refugees in Canada.

Canada has both a government refugee resettlement program and one where churches and other civic groups can sponsor a family privately.

We previously had private sponsorship too until Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden (and other far Left Senators) pushed through the Refugee Act of 1980 which set up the present system (ostensibly a public-private partnership that is pretty much all public money) where you (the taxpayer) pay churches and some secular agencies to care for refugees for a brief period of time via resettlement contractors.

Now it looks like Canada’s private sponsorship isn’t going so well—when people have to use their own personal funds to take care of refugees their humanitarian zeal starts to wane.

I’m thinking the US should go to completely private sponsorship and then we would find out very quickly who really cares for refugees—those willing to put their money where their mouth is!

Here is the news from The Star.  Read between the lines—they don’t have enough private charitable dollars!  And, in a “blended” form of the program, they want to be able to pick the ethnic groups they care about and not have families chosen for them.

Bureaucratic delays and federal cuts to health coverage are hurting the ability of churches and other groups to bring in refugees under Canada’s renowned private refugee sponsorship program, says a new study.

Based on a survey of the 85 private groups that have formal refugee sponsorship agreements with Ottawa, recent policy changes appear to threaten the vitality of the sponsorship program launched in 1978 amid an outpouring of public concern over the Southeast Asian “boat people” crisis.

Groups were concerned with waits that stretch into years, and “processing hurdles that jeopardize their … future engagement in resettlement work,” said the survey conducted by the advocacy group Citizens for Public Justice.

“Cuts to the Interim Federal Health program (for refugees) have left church-based and other voluntary sponsoring groups on the line for previously-covered supplemental health costs,” said the 15-page report, titled Private Sponsorship and Public Policy.

“About one-third . . . report that their sponsoring groups have had to decrease or end their involvement in the PSR (private sponsorship of refugees) program as a result of this increased liability.”

Since 1978, more than 200,000 refugees have come to Canada through the efforts and financial support of faith groups, individuals, and community and ethnic organizations plugged into the program. In 2013 alone, 6,623 privately sponsored refugees were resettled in Canada.

Seventy-two per cent of the agreement holders are churches or church-connected groups, including Mennonite, Christian Reformed, United, Alliance and Presbyterian denominations.

Read it all.

 

Posted in Canada, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: | 3 Comments »

The New Colonizers by David Solway

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 21, 2014

Reader Paul directs us to Powerline blog here which begins with this line:

We have a profoundly serious problem of illegal immigration, but we also have a problem of legal immigration, Unfortunately, it is a problem that can barely be discussed.  Is there anyone who thinks the continued stream of Muslim immigration from countries with active jihadist groups is a good idea?

Yup!  The US State Department and all of its refugee resettlement contractors*** think it’s a perfectly good idea and we, at RRW, have been discussing it for years.

Powerline then directs us to Canadian writer David Solway who says this, and much more, here at PJ Media last week:

How, some of us on this side of the Atlantic have begun to ask, have these people with their baggage of noisome and culturally vetted proclivities come to be among us? For years we have taken no notice, content to embrace the sedatives and platitudes of multiculturalism, until a moment comes when we are abruptly made aware and taken aback by an alien and unaccommodating presence, one that has been metastasizing for decades while we voluntarily turned a blind eye.

[….]

Anyone with a modicum of perceptiveness must be cognizant by now that Islam is advancing its millennial agenda in two ways, that is, via a classic pincer movement: the tactic of terrorism, and the strategy of immigration as elaborated by the Muslim Brotherhood, the latter project an immensely powerful force owing to its stealthy and insidious nature, abetted by leftist and liberal sympathies and policies. By this time its cover should have been blown, and we must begin to speak out, to agitate for legislation to revise our immigration protocols, to reject outright the social camouflage of political correctness, to expose “outreach” and “interfaith” programs for the confidence games they are, to investigate the hotbed mosques spreading like bunkers throughout the land, and to lobby our congressional and parliamentary representatives to pass laws militating against the depletion of our welfare resources, the exploitation of our legal system to silence critics of Islam (known as “lawfare”), and the use of our human rights tribunals that deprive us of our…human rights.

[….]

There is no longer any excuse for apathy, distraction or ignorance, for the evidence of our approaching dispossession is all around us.

Read it all.

And, then learn about Al-Hijra, the Islamic Doctrine of Immigration.

***Federal refugee contractors and enablers of Al-Hijra

The federal migrant resettlement contractors which we have followed for years:

Posted in Canada, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , | 5 Comments »

There goes the hellhole myth for El Salvador and Guatemala; so why the flood of migrants?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 18, 2014

Could it be that Obama Administration pals in the No Borders movement (including the Catholic Church) used the “children” as pawns and started the stampede northward?  I think so, and hope one day we will all have the truth.

In the meantime, here comes a worldwide study that puts El Salvador and Guatemala in the top ten countries where people are most satisfied with their lives, while the US is number 12!

From the Daily Mail  (hat tip: ‘pungentpeppers’).  A picture is worth a thousand words:

 

Latin America is the place to feel happy: Seven of the top 10 countries in the well-being poll hailed from the Americas, with Canada rounding out the top 10. Six of the 10 worst were from Africa

 

Here is how the article begins (Respondents were asked to rate their well-being over five categories: purpose, social, financial, community and physical):

People in Panama feel happiest about their lives, according to a new global well-being poll in which the U.S. finished 12th and the United Kingdom 26th.

There were six Latin American countries in the top 10 in the poll, which asked people to measure their well-being across five key areas.

Panamanians were well above the world average for feeling positive about their lives – 61 per cent were found to be ‘thriving’ in at least three of the five facets – compared with just 17 per cent internationally.

Read it all.

See all of our posts on ‘Unaccompanied minors’ by clicking here.  The archive goes back several years.

Posted in Africa, Canada, Europe, Immigration fraud, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment »

Minnesota: Somali refugee gets 18 years for attempted murder

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 18, 2014

Why such a stiff sentence for ‘attempted’ murder of one gang member by another?

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune last week (hat tip: ‘pungentpeppers’):

A St. Paul man was sentenced to 18 years in prison for what a Hennepin County prosecutor called a brazen and unprovoked shooting at a Minneapolis food store last year.

Zakaria Yusuf, 25, was convicted of attempted second-degree murder in June. His sentence was the maximum allowed under the state’s sentencing guidelines. Judge Daniel Moreno said Yusuf continues to be arrogant and to have a complete disregard for other people’s lives.

Judge Daniel Moreno: Yusuf is arrogant and has a complete disregard for human life.

According to the criminal complaint and testimony at the trial, the victim, who is a member of the Somali Outlawz Gang, was standing outside the store at 201 W. Lake St. on Sept. 22, talking with two of his friends. Yusuf, who was known to associate with the St. Pistol Boys gang in St. Paul and Somali gangs in the Cedar-Riverside area, walked up to the group, pulled a gun from his waistband and fired it at the victim, hitting him in the arm.

The victim ran into the store and Yusuf kept firing, hitting him several more times. The victim collapsed and Yusuf fired one more time from the doorway, with the bullet hitting the victim’s arm when he threw it across his head for protection. He was hospitalized at Hennepin County Medical Center and eventually was discharged.

However, the victim refused to cooperate with the prosecution and was placed under court-ordered electronic home monitoring to be sure he would show up at the trial.

Meanwhile in Canada, a research project sought to find out why so many Somali youths in Edmonton were turning up dead, but it looks like the same old excuses—not enough opportunity, struggling with the cultural differences, blah, blah, blah.

Click here for our archive on Somali gang violence in Edmonton.  There need to be serious consequences for immigrant criminal gangs, maybe this judge is doing exactly the right thing with this stiff sentence for the arrogant punk.

By the way, as usual I couldn’t find a readily identifiable photo of the convicted Minnesota man, but found this one of someone (a mean looking dude) with the same name from the same city who in 2010 was arrested for beating a “good Samaritan.”  Surely they didn’t let that Zakaria Yusuf out that quickly!  Or, did they?

And, just think! You raised these ‘youths’ on your dime!

For new readers, see ‘Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis?’  Thank Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Service and World Relief MN.

Posted in Africa, Canada, Changing the way we live, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities | Tagged: , , | Comments Off

 

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