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Australia’s Muslim migrants call for caliphate from the streets of Sydney

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 6, 2014

On the streets of Sydney, Australia

 

How many times have I heard in recent years some American say,  ‘I’m going to escape to Australia!’ 

Don’t be in a hurry to buy that ticket!   First, scroll through our Australia category (140 previous posts) and check out the problems there with the changing face of Australia.

Here is a story from earlier in the week (you may have seen it already) about a pro-Palestinian demonstration by Islamists (Hamas supporters) in Sydney.

How did Australia get so many Muslims—from refugee resettlement and from years of boat people (illegal aliens from Muslim countries) being admitted to the country by previous administrations.

From Andrew Bolt writing at The Herald Sun (hat tip: ‘pungentpeppers’):

A COUPLE of hundred men marched past the Lakemba Hotel in Sydney a week ago, chanting their support for Gaza, and with it a threat.

Here is what they shouted while waving black flags of jihad — and pray Labor finally listens:

Palestine is Muslim land

The solution is Jihad …

You can never stop Islam

From Australia to al Sham (Syria)

One umma (Muslim community) hand in hand

From Lakemba to Gaza

One call “khalifa” (Caliphate)

That chant is a wake-up for a political class now too cowed or craven to judge between the civilised and the primitive.

Read it all and learn what demographic change has wrought Down Under.

Why do we bring you news from other western countries undergoing radical demographic change?  First, and foremost so that you know that a worldwide invasion by the third world (encouraged by the Hard Left) is well underway and thus the demographic/political threat to western civilization is perhaps the greatest it’s ever been certainly in the last few centuries.

Here is another piece on Australia I would like you to see:  Refugee Activists make an industry out of bending the truth.

Posted in Australia, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, The Opposition | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

All of Tennessee’s employment growth since 2000 has gone to immigrants

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 6, 2014

We should have posted this news when it was hot earlier this week (thanks to all those who sent it), so you may already have seen it.  I would love to see a similar study by the Center for Immigration Studies of some other states with an even higher immigrant load then Tennessee.

We have written extensively on Tennessee (click here) where a ‘pocket of resistance’ continues to grow in Nashville (see our category devoted to posts on Nashville).

Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both voted for the Senate’s Gang of Eight amnesty bill.

From the Center for Immigration Studies:

The Gang of Eight Senate immigration bill (S.744) passed last June would have roughly doubled the number of new foreign workers allowed into the country and legalized millions of illegal immigrants already in the United States. Both Tennessee senators — Lamar Alexander (R) and Bob Corker (R) — voted for it.

To put into context the possible effects of this legislation on Tennessee, the Center for Immigration Studies has analyzed recent government data on employment. The analysis shows that, since 2000, all of the net increase in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job in Tennessee has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal). This is the case even though the native-born accounted for 60 percent of the growth in the state’s total working-age population.

 * The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in Tennessee increased by 94,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014, while the number of working-age natives with a job declined by 47,000 over the same period.

 * The fact that all of the long-term net gain in employment among the working-age population went to immigrants is striking because natives accounted for 60 percent of the increase in the total size of the state’s working-age population.

  Read it all!

 

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Nashville, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, The Opposition | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

CNN investigates: US Catholic Bishops live in mansions

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 5, 2014

Cardinal Dolan and three other priests live in this $30 million Madison Avenue mansion. Lots of room to house innumerable refugees and “children.”

 

At a time when the US Conference of Catholic Bishops is receiving millions of tax dollars  (not including the fact that they pay no local property taxes) to do their “Christian charity” on behalf of refugees and the ‘unaccompanied alien children’ surging across the US southern border and are caterwauling for more tax dollars, we learn that some of the US Bishops are living in priest palaces!  Hat tip: Brad

So why can’t the Catholic Church sell some of its valuable real estate instead of tapping the taxpayer for cash for their charity?  And, on top of it, consider their hubris as they lecture us about  “welcoming the stranger.”  How many angels dance on the head of a pin?  How about, how many migrants can squeeze into a Bishop’s mansion?

Cardinal Timothy Dolan has the priciest digs of all—-a Madison Avenue mansion worth $30 million.

Visit CNN and enjoy photos of other homes of the rich and religious.

But, here (right) is the Baltimore home of Bishop William Lori who we mentioned recently as he fussed and fumed about a new Obama ruling that might restrict the Bishops’ lifeline of federal cash by excluding them from federal contracts.

With 11,500 square feet he should easily be able to house ten or more illegal alien teens here and still have room for himself and his office.

Endnote:  I wonder where Bishop Elizondo lives?

Go here for all of our coverage of the ‘unaccompanied minors’ crisis.  For everything on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), search for USCCB or Catholic Charities and some other key word because I bet we have 300 posts or more here relating to their activities—good luck!

The Bishops are the largest of the original nine federal refugee/illegal alien (political activist!) contractors!

The federal refugee resettlement contractors (we may have to start adding grant recipient big dogs Baptist Child and Family Services and Southwest Key Programs to our list):

 

Posted in Community destabilization, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , | 6 Comments »

Vermont wants open-borders for Vermont, right Senator Leahy?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 4, 2014

I’m really warming to the idea of a grassroots/media campaign to send more refugees to Vermont including those ‘unaccompanied alien minors’ surging at our border.

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy as he rolled into Washington in 1975. Come on Pat! It’s time to open the borders of “welcoming” Vermont to the “children!” Photo: http://bigstory.ap.org/photo/patrick-leahy-12

If you missed my post about two weeks ago about Vermont’s elected ‘leaders’ running their mouths about how we must be more “welcoming”and knowing that Vermont Senator Leahy has been a champion of refugee resettlement and a Senate leader for the passage of S.744 (the Gang of Eight’s amnesty bill), you know that Vermont must surely be the most “welcoming” state in the nation led by such a generous man.

Then how could this be?

I just checked the statistics for this fiscal year and Vermont has “welcomed” a paltry 228 refugees while 50,988 were resettled around the country.

Vermont! It is time to put up or shut up.

In response to my post yesterday on the Vermont “refugee” group sending illegal aliens across the border into Canada reader, ‘sodiumpen’ said this:

Interesting that the VI&AA shuffled the illegal immigrants, etc. out of Vermont into Canada. Guess they didn’t want to keep them in-state?!

Just think of all the ski area hotels, motels, ski lodges, etc. that are seasonally vacant. I’m sure they’d make great accommodations for all those illegal alien children – especially the older teens!

Another good reason to funnel more unaccompanied minors and illegals into Vermont is the state plans on beginning a single payer health plan in 2017:

“The state has a planned 2017 launch of the nation’s first universal healthcare system, a sort of modified Medicare-for-all that has long been a dream for many liberals.”
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20131026/INFO/310269893

I’m sure all those liberal residents of Vermont will be glad to foot the healthcare bill for all of their new, incoming residents (instead of the non-Vermonters) – along with happily enabling & fulfilling the other liberal dreams of unfettered illegal immigration/open borders/amnesty.

Sounds like a win/win to me!

To me too!

Remember, earlier this year we reported on a document (key indicators) produced by the Office of Refugee Resettlement in HHS, that says the feds are looking for more “welcoming” sites and the availability of ‘free’ healthcare is one of the top criteria.  Vermont sounds like it is just the ticket!

As reader Jake said, let’s just call Vermont The Green Card State!

 

Posted in Changing the way we live, creating a movement, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 6 Comments »

Vermont “refugee” agency closes its doors due to lack of funding; helped illegals get into Canada

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 3, 2014

Gee, just when we were hoping Vermont might take all of the tens of thousands of illegal alien children surging across our border (their elected officials all say they are “welcoming!”), one of their illegal alien support groups has run out of money.

I’m guessing the ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement), which has been sending your money to this group, is cutting funds to little dogs like this one because the big-dog contractors*** are monopolizing all of the federal dollars especially since they even have Washington, DC lobbyists helping them acquire your money.

Little outfits like this one—Vermont Immigration and Asylum Advocates—which prides itself for helping illegal aliens reach Canada are just being out-competed in the federal grant wars.

So, while we are on the subject of the asylum racket (see previous post this morning), from Seven Days:

VIAA director Jenness will now go to another immigrant ‘advocacy group’— Association of Africans Living in Vermont

Long-simmering immigration issues boiled up again recently as tens of thousands of Central American children crossed into the U.S. Some of approximately 57,000 unaccompanied minors who have made the journey since last October could land in Vermont. Gov. Peter Shumlin has expressed a desire to help house them, while also noting that the state lacks the large facilities that federal officials are seeking.

In the past, Burlington-based Vermont Immigration and Asylum Advocates, the state’s leading authority for refugees seeking asylum for 30 years, would likely have been preparing to spring into action, representing the children in court and helping them adjust to their new surroundings.

But, they have run out of money:

VIAA had less than $108,000 in revenues in 2012, according to publicly available tax records. The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement contributed more than half of that. VIAA’s second largest chunk of revenue came from individual donors, who collectively kicked in more than $19,000. Several organizations, including the Vermont Bar Foundation and the Sisters of Mercy, contributed as well.

They proudly worked with “friendly” border guards to get illegal aliens into Canada:

The organization launched in 1987 as Vermont Refugee Assistance, to support refugees who had fled civil wars in Central and South America. Most were in Vermont en route to Canada, which has historically been more receptive to asylum seekers than the U.S.

In the old days, Jenness said, friendly border guards would tip them off when people had difficulty crossing into Canada. She and other staffers carried pagers so they could fetch and house those refugees who needed help.

They also did those phony-baloney asylum cases:

 The organization gradually evolved into what essentially became a pro bono legal clinic, representing detained immigrants — who are not eligible for public defenders and often face removal hearings without attorneys — and asylum seekers, who have to navigate a complex legal landscape.

Great, now this is something to really toot your horn about!

They made the national news for helping hundreds of Pakistanis trapped at the US/Canadian border due to changing laws (laws probably related to national security after 911).  If the Pakistanis had nothing to hide, why were they running to Canada?

The group made national news in 2003 when it assisted hundreds of immigrants, mostly Pakistanis, who sought asylum in Canada after the United States enacted new laws forcing them to undergo a special registration process with federal officials. Nervous about getting arrested or deported, many of the Pakistanis tried to flee to Canada but became stuck in Vermont after Canada enacted a new law allowing its border agents to send asylum-seekers back to the United States while their cases were pending.

There is more, it’s a long story and I only snipped a small portion of it.

Honestly, let’s send all of the ‘unaccompanied alien children’ to Vermont.  There isn’t a more deserving state!  It could be the Petri dish of sorts—we could find out what size immigrant population will crash the economy of a state and be the “tipping point” for the American public’s patience.

***The federal refugee resettlement contractors (we may have to start adding grant recipient big dogs Baptist Child and Family Services and Southwest Key Programs to our list):

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

Posted in Asylum seekers, Canada, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 4 Comments »

NumbersUSA urges activists to attend town halls in August

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 2, 2014

….and they have a handy map to help you find one near you.

More Republicans (in red) willing to hold town hall meetings then Dems.

Here is a story from the Washington Examiner reporting on the action alert!  Ready to Rumble!

Even if lightning strikes Friday and Congress OK’s an immigration bill, activists angered with unaccompanied minors swarming over the U.S.-Mexico border plan to invade town hall meetings House members are planning during the five-week congressional recess.

Congress did act on immigration bills, but as we know, it changes nothing so be sure to find a town hall meeting near you by clicking here.

While you are at NumbersUSA check out their Congressional report cards so you know how your Members of Congress and US Senators are doing on immigration issues.

Posted in Changing the way we live, creating a movement, Immigration fraud, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, The Opposition | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

House passes immigration bills late last night; Bishops blast!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 2, 2014

Update:  NumbersUSA declares victory for grassroots activism, they are on the record now!

Update #2:  Breitbart News on Senator Sessions’ reaction last night, here.  Thanks to Cathy.

The first thing this morning I see a Washington Post story on what happened in the House last night as the Republicans went on record with two votes to stem the “crisis” on the border.  I’ll post commentary later from those who know what happened perhaps better than the Washington Post.

Money-grubbing Bishop Eusebio Elizondo: Lord! Grant us OUR federal cash. (You represent the low point in our country!)

Here is the news I’m seeing at 5 a.m.  Of course, we all know that since the Senate had adjourned and what the House passed is anathema to Obama, this isn’t going anywhere.

There are a couple of snippets from the Post worth noting:

The bills would provide emergency funding to deal with the crisis, speed the deportations of most border-crossers and rescind President Obama’s authority to decide whether to deport certain illegal immigrants.

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Obama continued his recent habit of castigating congressional Republicans….

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The votes held late Friday — a rare occurrence any time of the year on Capitol Hill — capped a week of turmoil in the GOP ranks prompted by fierce opposition from the party’s conservative members to doing anything that could be perceived as an endorsement of Obama’s current immigration policy.

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The collapse of the original border security plan offered by House GOP leaders was a triumph for conservatives in the Republican caucus, who saw it as a high point in their troubled relationship with Boehner and his more centrist leadership team.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), one of those conservatives, described the retreat by Boehner as one of the highlights of her career, because the leadership was forced to mostly capitulate to the conservative demands.

“Leadership knew they couldn’t pass their bill,” Bachmann said, and as a result were forced to agree to revisions offered by tea party members, led by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a vocal opponent of Obama’s immigration policy….

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Ultimately, members voted 223 to 189 to approve $694 million in additional funding for federal agencies dealing with the influx of immigrants — a sum far lower than Obama’s original $3.7 billion request. The bill would tweak a 2008 anti-trafficking law and make it easier for the government to deport Central American minors who have entered the United States illegally. It also would provide $35 million to border-state governors, who would be given broader legal authority to deploy the National Guard.

For me, this is the part of the story that makes my blood boil!   Shame on the Bishops! (and the Post).

How dare the US Conference of Catholic Bishops lecture about morality and “American values” when their “immigration” work is almost completely funded with your tax dollars (with Caesar’s silver) and they are too conniving to admit it.

In a sharply worded statement, Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle, who leads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ work on immigration issues, called passage of the legislation “a low point for our country. It eviscerates American values of justice and due process and stains our record as a defender of human rights globally.”

How dare they speak of “American values of justice” when they receive federal money (your money) for every refugee they resettle and every illegal alien they house, but never tell the public the truth!

And, shame on the Washington Post and other mainstream media for not figuring out (or refusing to report) who exactly fills Bishop Elizondo’s church coffers!

All of our posts on ‘unaccompanied minors’ invading our border are here.  They extend back several years and include posts on how the US Conference of Catholic Bishops have been one of the greatest recipients for federal cash for years.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Immigration fraud, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , , | 6 Comments »

No sympathy for the contractor crybabies!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 1, 2014

Update August 2: Crying in Chicago too—-they want a bigger pie from Congress!  If they don’t get it—staff will be cut at ‘non-profit’ refugee agencies!

I have no sympathy for the federal refugee resettlement contractors (nor any time today to address this article in the Washington Post).  These quasi-government agencies*** some pretending to be motivated by Christian and Jewish charity are now running out of your cash for their good works!

Boo hoo! They say, they may have to lay off employees, provide fewer “services,” close offices and bring fewer refugees to the US in the closing two months of fiscal year 2014 because the illegal alien children crisis is devouring all of their (your) money.

Why no sympathy?  Because all of these federal contractors have been lobbying for AMNESTY and the so-called Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill the Senate passed (we followed their lobbying extensively here) that is part of the lure now to the illegal alien children expecting an amnesty!

They should have all thought about legitimate refugees before they went to bed with Obama and the Gang of Eight.

From the Washington Post (hat tip: Brad):

Refugee advocates have launched a frantic campaign to urge Congress to approve President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in emergency supplemental funding to deal with the thousands of Central American children pouring into the country, because current policy risks pitting those children against existing refugees in a scrap for federal assistance.

In a move noticed by few outside refugee circles, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement in June notified Congress it was shifting $94 million from refugee services programs to those dealing with the emergency on the border. The administration’s request for emergency funding includes $1.8 billion for HHS, which would replenish the refugee funds.

Read it all.  There is a lot of boo-hooing from the religious Leftwingers at Church World Service (these are the ‘crop walk’ people you may see in your communities) which has the distinction of being the catalyst for the creation of this blog!

Sheesh, I had no idea they were into the Palestinian activist network as well! http://actpalestineforum.org/about/members/church-world-service-cws/

If the contractors had done what they were supposed to do over the years (and what Congress originally promised!)—raise private funds!—they might not be in this mess!

***The federal refugee resettlement contractors (we may have to start adding grant recipient big dogs Baptist Child and Family Services and Southwest Key Programs to our list):

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

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , | 1 Comment »

Dover, NH Congolese resettlement update; did agency get ahead of itself?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 1, 2014

We reported the other day that a public meeting to discuss the possibility of Dover, NH, and surrounding towns, becoming new refugee resettlement sites had been called off.  (Such public meetings are rare! So, we were not surprised that once the word got out it was cancelled.)

BTW, the news from New Hampshire was our top post of the entire week.

Executive Director of ORIS, former Somali refugee, Mukhtar Idhow, confronted with legitimate questions, says they are no longer interested in the Tri-City area.

Here is a longer article from Foster’s Daily Democrat with more details of the abrupt cancellation with a declaration by ORIS (the non-profit resettlement agency wannabe) that Dover (the Tri-city area) was no longer under consideration due to “lack of support.”

There is much to digest in this revealing story, please read it.  The Mayors expect a lot of good questions to be answered!  But, clearly ORIS can’t or won’t answer them.

One thing that jumped out at me was ORIS’s statement that they weren’t yet a resettlement agency, but seemed to be out scouting locations nonetheless.  I’m wondering now, do the feds require fledgling would-be resettlement contractors (that is where the federal bucks are!) to demonstrate that they have scouted-out “welcoming” communities?

Foster’s Daily Democrat:

DOVER — Information has been lost in translation between local city officials and directors of the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success, a group who has canceled a presentation planned for Aug. 13 due to perceived backlash from the Tri-City area.

Executive Director of ORIS Mukhtar Idhow said there is no longer interest in helping refugees resettle in the area after reading an article printed Saturday in Foster’s Daily Democrat with the headline, “Congolese refugees to resettle in region: Mayor says cities have no say in the matter.”

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Though ORIS officials say they are not a resettlement agency and that there are many steps to be taken to gain that status through the federal government and learn answers to those questions, the purpose of meeting with Dover was to see how receptive the community would be if in the future they became one, Idhow said.

“This was a preliminary conversation with city officials,” Idhow said. “We are not interested now in moving forward with this process.  [Of course not!  They can't or won't answer questions about the economic and social impact that large numbers of refugees have on resettlement towns and cities.---ed]

This article was published on Tuesday and I expect there is more up-to-date news which I hope to get to over the weekend.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

Obama’s road to hell (for the world!) created by Catholic Bishops

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 1, 2014

That is roughly the title of an article earlier this week at the Canada Free Press by Judi McLeod (hat tip: Jim)

Saul Alinsky over Obama’s shoulder. We are bringing down America! Canada Free Press.

The Catholic Church—through the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration—both paved the road for Barack Hussein Obama’s ultimate takeover of Free West society and continues to actively enable the Fundamental Transformation of America by sinking the US in a tsunami of illegal aliens.

In coming to Obama’s aid in erasing forever America’s borders, the bishops sold the USA out, including its Catholics, for the proverbial 30 pieces of silver.

In biblical terms, Obama and the Catholic bishops—who both birthed his progress to the seat of power and back him on his Fundamental Transformation mission—are in in league with the devil. The certain-to-come protestations of the bishops should fall on the same deaf ears they use to shun all pleas of mercy from Americans overwhelmed by invaders in their home towns and cities.

How dare these phony paragons of the pulpit ascribe to our Savior the manufactured invasion of America by millions of U.S. government made-to-order ‘refugees’?

It’s a crock that the bishops are saving illegal aliens rushing the U.S. border based on lofty claims of altruism or charity, when they are doing it for power and filthy lucre…..

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Who ever would have thought that the road to America’s destruction would be made a grim possibility through a host of Catholic priests and bishops?

Read all of it!   McLeod apparently doesn’t know all of it—how much money is really going directly to the Bishops for “migration” from the federal government, 98% here but she has enough.

Then Jim also directed us to Ann Barnhardt here with the Bernardin-Alinsky-Obama Nexus which springboards off the McLeod piece and reiterates the history of the Catholic Churches’ involvement with Alinsky and ultimately Obama something we had written about here (among several posts) in 2009  when we were doing a lot of reading and research on Alinsky and his teachings and how he influenced Obama.

Our “community destabilization” category is so-named as a direct response to what the anti-borders Leftists were (and still are) up to with the mass importation of impoverished people.  Throw in the Cloward-Piven strategy and the blueprint that Obama is following is all there.

Simply put, Socialists (Communists?) Cloward and Piven said in order to bring on the revolution and bring down the government, one must flood the system (bring chaos—Alinsky) with impoverished people causing the welfare system to crash and as a result a new order (new form of government) would come of it.  My theory is that they were running out of poor Americans so they are bringing in the third-worlders.  That is all good for them since a borderless world is nirvana to the schemers.

Every time you see some establishment Republican say Obama isn’t doing anything, you can bet he and Valerie ‘Rasputin’ Jarrett are laughing their heads off as they jet from fund raiser to fund raiser.

(Jarrett said that Obamacare and Immigration would be Obama’s greatest achievements!)

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