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ORR Annual Report to Congress for 2012 is available

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 29, 2014

Washington revolving door! Eskinder Negash (left) Director of ORR pictured with Lavinia Limon (second from right), Clinton Director of ORR and Negash’s former boss at the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, a private federal resettlement contractor. Photo: http://www.kontrolmag.com/wyclef-plays-wtongue-to-raise-awareness-about-refugees-immigrants/dsc8260-xl-2/

I don’t know when they published it, but it now appears that the Office of Refugee Resettlement is trying to catch up on those legally required annual reports.

At one point, ORR was behind for three years making the reports virtually useless for anyone examining the program (if only Congress would examine this program!).

By law, the reports to Congress are to be filed by the end of January of the following fiscal year.  So, that would mean that the report for FY 2013 should have already been made available by having been filed in January or February of this year.  (See our post about the fact that the reports were always on time until the Clinton years when Lavinia Limon was in charge of ORR, here).

Last night when I wanted to check out how many Somalis we have admitted in recent years, I came across the Annual Report for 2012 submitted by ORR Director, Eskinder Negash.   We had mentioned the availability of FY2011, here in March.

I don’t know the exact publication dates of any of the reports after the Limon years because they are not dated as far as I can tell.  By not publishing a date, no one knows exactly when it went to Congress.

These reports are a treasure-trove of information, and by the way, for all of you doing research on the ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children’ problem, there is a lot in there.   In fiscal year 2012, the ORR was already panicking over the huge jump in illegal alien children coming under their care.

Click here for the report!

One of the first things I check is welfare usage by refugees (page 106) and get this —it is definitely up.  Food stamp usage has gone from 49% of refugees using food stamps in 2007 to 73% for 2012.  The refugee group using food stamps at the highest rate (89%) were Middle Easterners.

So, check it out!  There are hours of reading fun for you this Labor Day weekend!

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Minnesota Somali refugee believed to be second ‘American’ killed while fighting with ISIS

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 28, 2014

Between the illegal alien “children” (wannabe refugees) invading our southern border and some of the American ISIS fighters turning out to be “refugees” we welcomed to America, the general public sure is getting an education about our Refugee Resettlement and Asylum Program this summer!

 

Waging demographic Jihad as well as violent Jihad, the 29-year old Somali refugee we raised, reportedly left behind nine children for taxpayers to support. Photo: http://drrichswier.com/2014/06/20/jihad-cool-muslims-u-s-head-syria-iraq-join-isis-bring-back-caliphate/

 

This latest news comes as no surprise to us since we have been writing about the recruitment of Somali “youths” for the international Jihad since 2008.  See much of our earliest coverage at this post or type ‘Somali missing youths’ into our search window. [Want to write a book on this?  Most of your research is on the pages of RRW!]

We attended a hearing in Washington in March 2009 at which Senators Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins listened to US intelligence testimony which promoted the naive dream-world notion that the “youths” were only giving up the good life in America to go to Somalia to fight the Ethiopian invaders of their homeland.  The Senators were visibly relieved to be told it was only nationalism driving the recruitment—but the intelligence was wrong and they were WRONG!

Think about it!  Through our refugee program we are bringing young children to America (who otherwise might have died in their homeland) who we pay to raise—school, medical, housing all provided—believing they will melt in our mythical melting-pot and instead we grow healthy fighters to terrorize the world.   By the way, just about every Somali in America is here as a refugee or child of a refugee.  Some have entered illegally (or in years past, overstayed a visa) and been granted asylum, but the lion’s share came through the US State Department as refugees.

The contractors who brought the Somalis to Minnesota are Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services of MN, and World Relief of MN, here.

Before I get to the breaking news, you need to know that we are on target to receive one of the highest numbers of new Somali refugees since the three Bush years when numbers topped ten thousand (2004, 2005, and 2006).  See that post.

As of July 31st we have “welcomed” 7,326 new Somalis to America this fiscal year!

We saw this coming in a post in June.  From Fox News (hat tip: Deb):

[emphasis is mine]

A second American killed fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria has been identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis, two sources told Fox News late Wednesday.

KMSP-TV in Minneapolis reported that Muhumed was killed in the same battle as Douglas McArthur McCain***, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New Hope and most recently lived in San Diego. The State Department confirmed McCain’s death earlier this week, but spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday that the U.S. has no independent confirmation of the second American’s death. “We’re looking into it,” she said.

A source told Fox News that Muhumed’s family had been sent a photo of his body from Syria, but had not been formally notified by the State Department.

29-years old and the father of nine!  So, guess who will be paying to raise his kids?  You!

A profile of Muhumed by Minnesota Public Radio this past June described him as a 29-year-old Somali-American who had been married more than once and was a father of nine children. MPR reported, citing the FBI, that at least 15 young men from the Twin Citites’ Somali-American community had traveled to Syria to join Islamic State, the militant group formerly known as ISIS that has captured wide swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq.

In a Facebook messages to an MPR reporter, Muhumed wrote “I give up this worldly life for Allah” and “Allah loves those who fight for his cause.” A picture posted on the social network showed Muhumed carrying a Koran in one hand and a rifle in the other.

Federal investigators believe that approximately 100 Americans have traveled to Syria to join Islamist groups. Most of them are disaffected young men targeted by recruitment videos like those one put out by the Somali-based, Al Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab that praised Minnesota’s “martyrs.”

***McCain had links to this same Somali community.  And, the FBI thought they had this Minnesota recruitment under control years ago.  As reader Ed said yesterday when he sent us this link about McCain:

Somali immigration just keeps finding ways to enrich America. It turns Americans into Somalis.

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Office of Refugee Resettlement releases data on county and state location of sponsored ‘unaccompanied alien children’

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 27, 2014

 

ORR opens with this (hat tip: Cathy):

When a child who is not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian is apprehended by immigration authorities, the child is transferred to the care and custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).  Federal law requires that ORR feed, shelter, and provide medical care for unaccompanied children until it is able to release them to safe settings with sponsors (usually family members), while they await immigration proceedings. These sponsors live in many states.

Sponsors are adults who are suitable to provide for the child’s physical and mental well-being and have not engaged in any activity that would indicate a potential risk to the child. All sponsors must pass a background check. The sponsor must agree to ensure the child’s presence at all future immigration proceedings. They also must agree to ensure the minor reports to ICE for removal from the United States if an immigration judge issues a removal order or voluntary departure order.

They say they have placed 37,477 from January 1-July 31, 2014.  Any counties that received more than 50 “children” is listed (click here to see if your county will face school system overload).  It is too bad they didn’t list all counties because yours might have received 48 or 49, a number which could still cause a significant impact on a county school budget.

No word about how many children were placed in group-home settings run by resettlement contractors.  But, as we learned just a few days ago, it sure looks like the numbers of children in need may have been fabricated.

The top ten states (with illegal alien children numbering over 1,000).  Interesting because it seems to mirror what we already know about immigrant-overloaded states.  The only big surprise for me was Louisiana.   Click here for all of the states.

Texas 5,280

New York 4,244

California 3,909

Florida 3,809

Virginia 2,856

Maryland 2,804

New Jersey 1,877

North Carolina 1,429

Georgia 1,412

Louisiana 1,275

You gotta laugh! Vermont, which was begging for some of the Central American teens, got a whole three (3) of them!

All of our posts on ‘unaccompanied minors’ are here.

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Refugee contractor to Athens, GA: the US State Department will decide if you get refugees or not!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 26, 2014

This is a follow-up to our post of last Thursday in which we reported that Athens, GA mayor Nancy Denson had concerns about whether her city could afford the importation of poverty that comes with ‘welcoming’ third-worlders to town.

IRC Atlanta Director J.D. McCrary: The US State Department will make the decision to place refugees in Athens—Not local elected officials. Photo: http://www.rescue.org/contributor/jd-mccrary

The arrogance of the International Rescue Committee (headed by former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband) is beyond belief as it basically says to the citizens of Athens, Georgia that the US State Department will make the final decision about whether yours will be one more “preferred” community for refugee resettlement!

Unbelievable!!!

Here is the background on the latest “pocket of resistance” at Athens On Line:

The director of a plan to resettle refugees in Athens remains optimistic despite opposition from local leaders.

“I would still very much like to work together as partners here,” said International Rescue Committee Atlanta Director J.D. McCrary of his hope to bring refugees from war-torn countries to the area.

Athens-Clarke County Mayor Nancy Denson sent a letter last week to the state officials who control refugee resettlement in Georgia requesting that a plan by the Atlanta office of the International Rescue Committee to bring refugees to Athens be put on hold.

Denson worried that the presence of refugees might strain Athens’ already burdened social services and school system. Athens can offer very little outside of low-wage employment to the refugees, Denson said.

The mayor and other local leaders also expressed concern in recent interviews about adding to the area’s poverty level.

And, the IRC repeats the lie that refugees are self-sufficient in six months and it costs the local community nothing!  It simply defies logic!

What about the local school system?  What about the local health department?  What about the local fire and rescue services?  What about the local criminal justice system?  What about the interpreters needed for the health department and for the criminal justice system?  What about the fact that refugees use subsidized housing that would normally be available to Georgia’s own poor and handicapped people?  Etc. etc.

The IRC even admits that the refugees “hover around the poverty level!”

The US State Department’s 2015 fiscal year begins October 1, so they are shooting for dropping off the refugees as early as November.

The biggest concern Denson and others had with the IRC plan was its time line. Resettlement was expected to begin in earnest in 2015, with the potential for some refugees arriving as soon as November.

The IRC contends they did communicate with local officials before submitting their plan to the US State Department and besides, says the IRC representative, the mayor should have been sending her letter to the US State Department which really calls the shots for Georgia and not the state’s own refugee coordinator.

Here is the unbelievable arrogance of the IRC representative on full display:

McCrary said he expects to hear the State Department’s decision on the Athens resettlement plan in four to six weeks. He is not deterred by the reaction of Athens officials. 

“The State Department has seen this type of community reaction before,” McCrary said. “This is nothing new for them. They understand the difference between elected officials and community hospitality. They’ll see that Athens is supportive of refugees.”

Message to American citizens! We don’t care what local elected officials say—it is what the US State Department wants that matters!

Endnote:  They knew a year ago that Georgia had developed “pockets of resistance” but are still planning to shove more immigrants down Georgians throats because this is more about turning red states blue than humanitarian concern.  And, how do we know that?  Vermont is eager for more migrants (Senator Patrick Leahy is a champion of the refugee program) so why not just send the ones planned for Georgia to that “welcoming” state? Why don’t they?—because Vermont is already blue!

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Senator Grassley is on the case, wants answers about refugee contractors involved with the alien “children”!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 26, 2014

Although his focus seems to be directed at the moment on the ‘Halliburtons’ of federal migrant resettlement contractors, Baptist Child and Family Services and Southwest Key Programs, he must be sure that the Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Refugee Resettlement) gives him information on ALL of the contractors*** receiving grants and contracts for ‘unaccompanied alien children’ (some of those “children” now appear to be fictitious!).

If Senator Grassley gets any answers out of the Obama Administration I will be blown away!

Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson (there are a few real investigative reporters left!) reports on Senator Charles Grassley’s quest, here.  Hat tip: Joanne.

The federal government continues to maintain a great deal of secrecy around the influx of what it calls “unaccompanied alien children” or UAC. At the same time, U.S. taxpayers are being asked to fund programs to process and care for them.

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) recently wrote a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell stating,

“If Congress is going to appropriate funding for the department to provide care and custody for this vulnerable population, it deserves to know how taxpayer dollars are going to be spent.”

Grassley also raised questions about a charity called Southwest Key Programs that “received $368 million in federal government grants over the past six years and more than $122 million alone from the Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement in 2014. According to the non-profit’s 2012 Form 990, it receives 98.76 percent of its support from taxpayer dollars.”

To date, Grassley says his questions to HHS have gone unanswered. Among other queries, he asked for information about who the unaccompanied minors are being released to, the health issues facing the unaccompanied minors, and the decision to move millions of dollars away from service for legal refugees.  [Reports are coming out now that the funding to contractors for legal refugees has not been cut, despite the national scare-tactic campaign ginned-up by the contractors*** which we have been reporting on.---ed]

Attkisson then gives us the questions Senator Grassley wants answered by September 5th.  I think the good Senator is going to find out just how steeped in secrecy our entire refugee program is!

1. The names of the (HHS) contractors and all identifying information about them, including –their location.

2. What kinds of checks are done on relatives, parents and other guardians? Specifically, what databases are checked and what other agencies help HHS with the checks?

3. What statute, regulation or court order mentions that HHS must release minors into the custody of other non-relative guardians?

4. Why doesn’t HHS report to (Department of Homeland Security) DHS about whom and where the UAMs [UACs---ed] are released to?

5. Are there any examples of sponsor shopping and what you do with that information? My staff followed up on this matter, asking about a recent report about a woman who has taken more than 800 kids into custody for people here illegally.

6. Do you have a summary of the health issues facing the UAM population?

a. Are kids with contagious diseases treated by HHS?
b. Are they released even when contagious?
c. What types of diseases are you seeing?
d. Is the Office of Refugee Resettlement coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control?

7. A copy of the reprogramming request made to appropriators about moving $94 million from legal refugee services to the UAMs.

8. Explain in more detail why HHS is paying up to $1,000 per day for housing unaccompanied minors and families who have entered illegally.

9. How many contracts has BCFS been awarded from 2010 to the present? What is the total cost of these contracts?

10. How many grants has BCFS been awarded from 2010 to the present? What is the total cost of these grants?

11. Please provide all communications and contract documents related to BCFS’ proposed contract and the Palm Aire Hotel and Suites facility, even if the contract is no longer under consideration.

12. Please provide all audits [see my comment below---ed] of grantees receiving HHS funds from the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

13. For fiscal year 2014, what percentage of the funds obligated to grantees by the Office of Refugee Resettlement have been used for administrative expenses? Please provide a detailed breakdown of these expenses.

14. Please provide all OMB A-133 forms for grantees receiving funds from HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement.

15. Please provide documentation that grantees are complying with OMB A-122 standards.

16. Please provide all grantee reports to HHS on their progress towards meeting stated program goals.

17. Please provide all communications between HHS and Southwest Key related to UAMs in 2014.

18. Please provide all grant and contract documents between HHS and Southwest Key Programs.

Good questions!

*** The Senator must be sure to ask about the other major federal migrant resettlement contractors.  (All of the original nine lobbied for the Gang of Eight amnesty bill that passed in the Senate (did they use taxpayer dollars for their lobbying campaigns???)).

We know that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (both receiving over 90% of their funds from the US Treasury) have been contracted for years to care for the UACs.  Some of the others listed here are just now getting into the act with hands in the federal cookie jar specifically for the UACs.

By the way, when I first began writing this blog seven years ago I asked if there was financial auditing done on these contractors and was told there are no audits done of  where the money goes.  I was told only “program audits” were done which were described to be audits of what they accomplished, like how many refugees they “serviced” found employment and so forth.  Those original nine contractors, which have an inside track to federal money, have 300 plus subcontractors which makes following the money trail exceedingly difficult.

The federal migrant resettlement contractors which we have followed for years (Grant recipient big dogs (devouring federal cash) Baptist Child and Family Services and Southwest Key Programs  are new on the scene in recent years.):

Our complete archive on ‘unaccompanied minors’ goes back several years, click here for all of those posts.

Evolution of terms!  When we first began reporting on these “children” they were referred to as ‘unaccompanied minors’ and that is why we use the term here (so you can find posts from years gone by).  Next, the ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement) called them ‘Unaccompanied alien minors.’  And then as the PR strategy continued to evolve they became ‘unaccompanied alien children.’  Recently I saw another transformation of the the term—‘unaccompanied immigrant children.’    You see how it works!  Next we expect to see ‘unaccompanied refugee children’ as the Open Borders Left/Religious Left continues their public relations drive to change the definition of ‘refugee.’

Take action!  Send a note and thank Senator Grassley for wading into this dung pile!

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Did Obama’s pal, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, cook the books on the number of ‘unaccompanied alien children?’

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 24, 2014

….turns out tens of thousands of the kids never existed!

Biden, Johnson, Obama (looks like they are on to us!)

That’s what blogger ‘sundance’ at The Conservative Tree House alleges and seems to have the numbers to prove it.  There are still a lot of unaccompanied minors (mostly teenagers), but the number is about half of what the Obama Administration has been claiming.

In reality, says ‘sundance,’ the numbers of children with parents (mostly with Mom) is where the larger numbers are to be found.  And, of course those migrants are just run-of-the-mill illegal aliens, not UACs who are given special treatment.

Why would they do this?

Maybe to push Congress to pass ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ pronto?

Here is how ‘sundance’ begins (hat tip Judy):

We began documenting two months ago the “border crisis” of unaccompanied alien children, UAC’s, was a pure ruse, a figment. Constructed simply to create the optics of crisis and support the demand for comprehensive immigration reform prior to the congressional recess.

Evidence continued to mount week after week as we followed the money flowing out of the DHS and HHS agencies to various left-wing social constructs who were profiting from the scheme. Panic and alarm sounded as $3.7 billion was demanded by Obama to cope with the non existent “border crisis” - couched more favorably as a “humanitarian crisis”.

Three weeks ago we shared the fact that well over 40,000 reported UAC’s were missing from this years record keeping.  The facts catching up with the ruse.

Well, the truth was/is they’re not technically missing because they never existed in the first place. DHS, which compiles the reports coming from the Border Patrol, and then gives the statistical summaries of the reports, had artifically inflated the apprehension numbers to support the White House narrative.

However, DHS, or more accurately Jeh Johnson, could not divert the end user of the apprehension reports, The Executive Office of Immigration Reform, the entity who controls the court dockets, from recording the missing reports.

Comparative FOIA’s into the recording agency, The Border Patrol, and the end user, The EOIR, showed the statistical ruse.

The reports were missing because they were never written; they were never written because the UAC’s were not actually real.

Read it all!  See their excellent work! There is a lot of documentation to prove that one more time we can’t trust this White House.  And, you know it would explain why we kept hearing of possible housing sites that would a couple of days later turn out not to be needed.

And, it would explain why, after one crisis story after another about the UAC’s gobbling up all the funding for the normal refugee flow, the money started reappearing in the refugee contractors’ budgets.  Remember when that ‘carrot-tasting class’ money was so quickly restored.

Of course my next question is where did all the money go that went to Baptist Child and Family Services for the “children.”

All of our reports on the ‘unaccompanied minors’ are archived here. We have been reporting on the issue for years.

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Australian website (Pickering Post) posts what the Australian Left-media doesn’t want you to see

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 24, 2014

A reader from Australia just sent me this website (which we will add to our blogroll) and recommended we read it from time to time.  We will.

I picked this recent post to give you a taste of what is happening Down Under with its ever-expanding Muslim immigrant (refugee!) population.  Our Australian reader is not optimistic about Australia’s long-term survival.  I had just been thinking this morning about a new category for RRW—So, what did they expect? (when admitting Muslim migrants to western democracies).

 

If you thought you might escape to Australia—forget it!

From The Pickering Post (entitled: How the hell did we let this happen?) by Rennie Carter:

Australia! Land of the free. Land of opportunity. Land of milk and honey. Ask any hardworking Greek or Italian immigrant and they will tell you it is true. It’s a place where the opportunity is given to live a good life. A peaceful life. Australia – the country that opened its arms to the downtrodden peoples of war ravaged Europe. Australia – the land that opened its arms to the Vietnamese. But then, we went too far with our open-arms policy.

Today we have opened the floodgates to a people who hate us before they have even gotten off the boat. In fact it is worse! It is ILLEGAL to like us. To even befriend us. Sure they will put their hand out for our benefits, but they will hate the hand that it came from. And it is not me or some Australian infidel crackpot who is saying this. It is them!

A prominent text in the Islamic Bookstore in the retail hub of Lakemba, billed as “your superstore of Islamic knowledge”, asks the question for those Muslims who are teetering on the brink of liking an Australian – “Is it allowed to support and love disbelievers?”  Answer: “No, it is not allowed.” So there – it’s final! We are not allowed to be liked.

Worse! A large sign screams from the side of a building, “There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger!” So they even hate our God/s!

I must thank the PP’s ‘Ingrid’ for bringing this to light for me… an article by Tim Blair of the Daily Telegraph. He spent some time in Lakemba, which through bad luck or atrocious management, is now a Muslim stronghold where its new inhabitants are allowed to display signs that would offend the hell out of most Australians and to scream insults at our women as they pass them in the street.

The article goes on, “A few weeks ago a large crowd of mostly young men assembled outside the Lakemba Hotel. Waving black flags, the men chanted: ‘Palestine is Muslim land. The solution is jihad’.”

Tim Blair said, “I asked a non-Islamic local about that night. ‘You should see them when they really go off,’ she said. ‘That was nothing.’ Another non-Islamic woman said young men sometimes shouted ‘sharmuta’ at her from their cars. She looked up the word online and discovered it was an Arabic term for prostitute.”

Apart from hating infidel Australians and Australian ‘prostitutes’ -this mob also give over shelf space, in their doctrine superstore, to books giving the lowdown on the Jews.

Read it all.

I also found the story about fraud in Australia’s customs and immigration department fascinating. Yikes!  You know it has to be going on here in America too!

And, be sure to see our category on Australia (142 previous posts) by clicking here.

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Montgomery Co. MD will host about 50 new unaccompanied alien teens this year (so far)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 23, 2014

If you want to know where the ‘unaccompanied alien children’ have gone, check with two local agencies—the local department of education and the health department.

There is nothing especially new or surprising in this report from the Gazette unless you live in long-time ‘welcoming’ Montgomery County, Maryland (I once did), but it does say one new and interesting thing to me—the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement sent over 100 of the ‘children’ (really teenagers!) there in the previous school year.   I wonder how many taxpaying residents knew that?

School begins in Montgomery County on Monday.

Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett (right) making guacamole with one of the most dangerous men in America, Obama Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. Leggett says it’s our moral duty to care for the alien children (and expand the voter base for my friend Tom!) http://www.gazette.net/article/20140730/NEWS/140739818/0/leggett-x2018-we-need-to-do-what-is-right-x2019&template=gazette

 From the Gazette:

Nearly 50 unaccompanied minors from Central America have been sent to Montgomery County Public Schools since July to attend classes this school year, Superintendent Joshua P. Starr said Thursday.

The 47 children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were directed to the county school system through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, Starr said at the county school board’s Thursday meeting.

“We don’t know if the number’s going to go up,” he said.

Last school year, the refugee resettlement office sent 107 unaccompanied children to the school system. Most of the minors were high school students, Starr said.

Starr said system officials are aware that minors from Central America are also entering county schools through avenues other than the refugee resettlement office, such as through their families. He said school officials discussed the issue during the summer.

The issue goes beyond the school system for the county. Montgomery County Council members met with representatives from public agencies and nonprofits in late July to learn about the situation in Montgomery regarding the immigrant children in its communities.

Assessing their emotional needs!

The system is determining the students’ educational and social-emotional needs and working to address the situation with others, such as the county and nonprofits, he said.

All citizens of Montgomery County are not as eager as Leggett and Starr to welcome the mostly Central American teens:

School board Vice President Patricia O’Neill said at the meeting that, in her experiences talking with county residents, “a lot of people have been very concerned” about the unaccompanied children in county schools.

All of our coverage of the ‘unaccompanied minors’ surging across our southern border is here.

Update!  Just so you know!  Reader Julia sent us several links about TB in Montgomery Co. Maryland schools, the highest in the state due to the large immigrant population, here.

 

About the photo:  Blogging partner Judy has recently written two posts at Potomac Tea Party Report on Thomas Perez.  In my view he is next in line behind the man himself (Obama), and then Attorney General Eric Holder as one of the three most dangerous race-baiters in America.

See ‘Perez stirring up racial strife here and the follow-up post here from earlier this past week.

PTPR has an extensive archive on Perez, check it out by clicking here.

Last I heard Perez still lives in Montgomery County in that far-left mecca of Takoma Park.  Watch for it!  When the Obama Administration ends, Perez will be back and be a major political force in Maryland (if not nationally).  Is making guacamole with Leggett earlier this month a first step in his return?

Time to get out?

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Shocking report! Hundreds of refugees resettled in Texas positive for TB, other diseases

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 22, 2014

I’ve said it before and will say it again, the general public may not fear a terrorist attack from so many Muslims entering the US (legally and illegally), but they will get mighty excited if their kids come home from school with TB (or parasites even)!

This week a reader brought to our attention this very thorough and important report on the health status of refugees resettled in Texas in calendar year 2013.  We didn’t know such reports existed, but apparently in some states where the state itself still has some control over the program, reports like this one are generated.

We assume that in certain states, especially Wilson-Fish states, where contractors (like Catholic Charities) have complete control of who is resettled and how many in a state, that such information is not readily available to the public.  Is the contractor even keeping records?

So here is what we are learning about Texas refugees from the “Texas Refugee Health Program Report 2013″ here.  Open: Epidemiological Report. There is lots of really interesting information about which counties refugees went to etc., so check it out.  Here are just some bullets that interested me.

Paging Dr. Obama, the refugees are SICK!

* Texas reported 10,729 new refugees in the state in calendar year 2013.  7,195 were regular refugees, smaller numbers were Cuban parolees, asylees, and those holding special immigrant visas (Iraq and Afghanistan).

* Refuges from Iraq, Cuba and Burma make up the largest groups.

* 92% of arrivals were health-screened which means that about 858 were not screened for one reason or another.  Why?

* 91% of arrivals needed an interpreter (imagine what that is costing Texas).  Be sure to see the pie chart with the myriad languages which health practitioners must wrestle with.

* 3,583 of the arrivals were screened for Tuberculosis and 19% tested positive (that is about 680!).  If you carried out this rate for 100,000 plus refugees resettled in the US every year (and every one was tested) we are looking at over 19,000 refugees each year entering the US with a positive TB skin test. Now some will argue they might not have active TB, but that doesn’t mean they won’t become active at some point in time.  So, who monitors these people as they move on to other cities and states?

*  293, of those screened, tested positive for Hepatitis B.

*  97 were positive for HIV (remember you pay for their treatment!)

*  And, surprisingly there were 76 cases of syphilis largely in the Cuban sample.

*  We didn’t see anything about mental health, a common problem with refugees, but it could be there.  See our ‘health issues’ category for posts on mental health and refugees.

*  There were 231 newly arrived refugees over age 65 and even one between 91 and 95 years of age.

For some end-of-summer reading fun, go here (especially you Texans!).

Our reader sent us reports for Utah ( go here).  And, in Minnesota, out of 2,125 refugees screened, 474 tested positive for TB (22%).

We sure are lucky to have Obamacare taking care of all these “new Americans” health needs, aren’t we?

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Swedish Nationalists’ popularity on the rise as Syrians flood into Sweden; unemployment rises

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 22, 2014

This is how it progresses, the UK knows and so does France, as non-assimilating migrant populations flow into “welcoming” Western European countries in ever increasing numbers, those political parties that want to curtail immigration gain popularity.  The question for those who want to save Sweden for Swedes, or France for the French, must be asking themselves, is it too late already?

Jimmie Aakesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats: “…mass unemployment is primarily imported.”

From Bloomberg (Swedish elections are next month).  Emphasis below is mine:

The Sweden Democrats, a nationalist party that targets deep cuts to immigration, is poised to double its support in elections next month as Swedes prepare for a change of government.

Several polls show the party garnering more than 10 percent of votes, enough to ensure that neither the government of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt nor the Social Democrat-led opposition can win a majority on Sept. 14. Both blocs have refused to collaborate with the Sweden Democrats, even as the electorate tries to drag the group into the mainstream.

Support for the party, which came into being in the 1980s following a merger of political movements including a group called Keep Sweden Swedish, has swelled as the country absorbs a growing number of immigrants and asylum seekers from the Middle East. The development casts a shadow over Sweden’s reputation as an open society that has regularly topped United Nations rankings in accepting asylum seekers.

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Sweden expects more than 80,000 asylum seekers this year, after a 70 percent jump in the first six months. Refugees are entering the country at a pace not seen since the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, according to the Migration Board in Stockholm.

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Party leader Jimmie Aakesson, who has sought to reinvent the Sweden Democrats to make it more palatable to the broader electorate, says he wants to cut asylum immigration by 90 percent. A poll done by television broadcaster SVT in May showed 44 percent of Swedes think their country has accepted too many immigrants, up from 37 percent a year earlier. Only 10 percent want a more open policy toward foreigners.

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In European Parliament elections in May, the Sweden Democrats won 9.7 percent of the vote, matching a surge across the region for parties opposed to immigration and skeptical toward the European Union. The U.K. Independence Party and French National Front this year became their countries’ biggest political groups in the European parliament.

Swedish unemployment extremely high especially among the immigrant population. So who is going to be working to provide the social “safety net?”

Swedish unemployment is the highest in Scandinavia, even as a report today showed joblessness dropped to 7.1 percent last month from 9.2 percent the previous month. The figures aren’t adjusted for seasonal swings. A year earlier, the jobless rate was 7.2 percent. About 16 percent of people born abroad didn’t have a job last year, compared with 6.3 percent for ethnic Swedes. Finance Minister Anders Borg said this month developments in Iraq and Syria mean there’ll be a “significant” increase in costs that will “hit public finances.”

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Aakesson said in an interview in May that Sweden’s “mass unemployment is primarily imported.”

Immigration risks destroying the welfare state by creating “parallel societies” of people “that don’t think of themselves as part of Swedish society,” he said.

Aakesson is now trying to replicate the success of other Nordic parties set on tightening immigration. In Norway, the Progress Party joined the government for the first time last year while the Danish People’s Party has been a power-broker for more than a decade, shaping some of Europe’s toughest immigration standards.

There is more.

We write about Sweden so Americans know that a welfare state like Sweden’s is not long for this world.   As long time readers know, my bet is on Sweden to be the first European country to succumb to Muslim domination.  At the rate they are going, the numbers are simply against them.

Our extensive archive on Sweden is here.

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