Refugee Resettlement Watch

News roundup: Simpson questions Heritage’s basic premise in refugee program “reform” plan

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 18, 2017

As I said yesterday, postings could be light over the next two weeks.

Today, unless something huge happens, here are some news items you should see:

~Jim Simpson writing at the Daily Caller goes in to great detail about the Heritage Foundation ‘Blueprint for reform’ proposal (see what we said here) that was more foreign policy first than American citizen first in its conclusions.

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Cattlemen making a deal in Beijing! Selling out Montana? China to build a $100 million meatpacking plant in the Big Sky state. Will, without a doubt, attract immigrant/refugee labor to whichever town is chosen.  Citizens of Montana should make field trips to changed communities throughout the West and Midwest. Start in Ft. Morgan, CO to see what is in store for you! I’ve seen it firsthand.

~Libertarian ‘thinkers’ are not our friends on issue of mass migration/Muslim refugees, see here.  Do they believe in Open Borders? More Muslim migration?

~Breitbart: Muslim migrants in Germany must learn about Holocaust in effort by government to stem antisemitism there.  They can demand all they want, but will Islamists do what they are told?  What do you think?

~Minnesota has a traveling propaganda show—get to know your neighbors—focused on St. Cloud. Will tell “stories” about wonderful immigrants in the state. It makes me laugh because we can play the “story” game too! Imagine if we had a traveling show of dangerous and otherwise undesirable refugees/immigrants, like these I wrote about last year. Can you hear the mainstream media shrieking? (I can dream!).

~Meanwhile, mentioned in the propaganda show article, a new citizens ‘watchdog’ group has formed in St. Cloud.  Learn about it here.

~I was delighted to see that they aren’t taking it lying down in Ireland. Citizens there protest arrival of asylum center and say take care of our own poor people first (what a novel idea!).

~Maybe there is hope for saving Austria! From Gatestone Institute:

A coalition between the anti-immigration Austrian People’s Party and the anti-establishment Austrian Freedom Party, which will be sworn into office on December 18, is poised to catapult Austria to the vanguard of Western Europe’s resistance to mass migration from the Muslim world.

~You know that Australia deal we’ve been talking about. Well this is what we get out of the deal—30 Central American fake refugees, not even in the US, go to Australia! They were not our problem in the first place!  By the way, my recent post on the dumb and dangerous deal is now over 30,000 people reached at Facebook in under 24 hours.

~And, since that dumb deal isn’t moving fast enough for the Australian Left, they blockaded the port at Melbourne in protest, here.

~In case you missed it, Speaker Paul Ryan says “have more babies” to solve many problems with aging population. Does that mean that he believes immigration is not the best way to add workers to America?  The Left must be going nuts. This is what they said about me when I made the same suggestion.

~It is going ahead, Chinese company will build massive feedlot and packing plant in Montana. There is no doubt this will bring large numbers of immigrant/refugee workers (or will the Chinese bring their own people?) and change forever (culturally and environmentally) whatever town (not chosen yet) is nearby. Sad.

Chinese investors will place additional $100 million in Montana feedlots and a packing plant.

More news could be added here during the day, so come back and have a look later.

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RRW Weekly Roundup for the week ending December 16, 2017

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 17, 2017

I haven’t posted a weekly (or monthly) roundup for awhile because truthfully I find writing them boring!  Every day I get up and find many new and more appealing stories than the ones I wrote yesterday, last week, or last year and spend my limited time on those.

Merry Christmas

Unless something huge breaks in the next few weeks, expect a little slowdown in posting here at RRW. 

Today I have an ulterior motive (besides wishing you a Merry Christmas!) because I have used the roundups as opportunities to fill you in on basic logistical issues.  We have so many new readers that I must from time to time discuss some of those items.

But, first, below are the Top Three Posts of the past week (top posts over the last day are in the right hand sidebar which reminds me that you will get so much more from RRW by visiting the site directly by clicking here rather than relying on an e-mail subscription controlled (!) by wordpress).

Readers liked these posts the best over the last week:

The Rohingya narrative driven by ‘human rights activists’ is a big lie

Mormon church donates $5 million to nine federal refugee resettlement contractors

Canada’s Immigration Minister visits Minnesota and says, please don’t come across our southern border!

 

Top Ten Countries from which readers arrived in the last week in descending order (excluding the US of course):

Canada

UK

Australia

South Africa

Turkey

India

Germany

Netherlands

France

Kenya

I’m guessing that Turkey and Kenya have broken in to the top ten because refugees/officials there are trying to figure out what is happening to them now that President Trump has slowed the flow out of those two big processing countries.

For new readers and old readers who might not know, here are those logistical issues I need to mention:

~I screen comments and I am pretty lousy at getting to them quickly.  As I said, I like reading and writing, but not the other things that go along with it.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy most comments, but know that I can’t read ones that come with many links, videos etc.  I screen out threats of violence and foul language and because it’s my blog sometimes I screen out points of view that I vehemently disagree with (no time to get in to a big back and forth!).

~I do appreciate everyone sending me e-mails, but I have blinders on and can only focus on ones that are pertinent to the subject I’m concentrating on.  If I tried to answer every e-mail I get, I would have to quit. I try really hard to work writing on refugees in to my life. If I have no other life then I would go nuts!  My e-mail address is refugeewatcher@gmail.com.

~I’ve been increasing my presence on twitter (@refugeewatcher) and on facebook (RefugeeInfoResource), so follow me there from time to time.  My facebook page is moderated jointly with an experienced facebooker (I’m not one!), so you might see things there that you don’t see here.  By the way, in the last week facebook sent the most readers to RRW followed by search engines and then twitter.

~Please explore RRW. There are informative links at the top of the page. There are categories in the left hand side bar. One of those categories is blogging and that is where all of my past roundups can be found.  And, since I’ve written almost 9,000 posts since 2007, use wordpress’s excellent search window using a few key words and I’m sure you will find some thing you didn’t know.

~And, last, thank you for gifts and notes of thanks and appreciation sent to my snail mail address in the left hand sidebar.  I don’t seek contributions because I’ve always looked at my work as my charitable gift to America, however I do appreciate your thoughtfulness.  But, remember RRW is not an organization, it is just me and my computer (no staff, no interns, no office!)

That’s all for now! Have a wonderful Christmas season!

Thank you for visiting RRW and come back soon!

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St. Cloud Somali ‘peacemaker’ and community organizer says Somalis want to integrate, not assimilate

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 17, 2017

Hudda Ibrahim has come home to St. Cloud to help organize her community and bring peace and understanding, she says.  (Oh, and build a “huge company” while she’s at it.)

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Hudda Ibrahim touring Minnesota with a message of peace, love and reconciliation.

But while she was away at places like Catholic Notre Dame (she studied conflict resolution and reconciliation) she obviously picked up on the nuance surrounding the words ‘integrate’ and ‘assimilate’ with the former being preferred to the evil latter—we will not assimilate was her clear message to a recent audience.

She spoke at Central Lakes College earlier this month. Below is a small part of a report on what Ibrahim told her audience.

West Central Tribune (Willmar) (Hat tip: Ron):

BRAINERD, Minn.—Somalis in Minnesota often find themselves misunderstood, but one young refugee hopes to help change that.

Hudda Ibrahim, a professor of diversity and social justice at St. Cloud Technical and Community College, presented to a sizable crowd on her background as a Somali refugee and the plight of Somali refugees generally during a talk Thursday, Dec. 7, at Central Lakes College.

Ibrahim left Somalia as a young girl with her family in 1991, after the onset of civil war. They fled to Ethiopia, abandoning everything they owned, and later moved to America. An uncle and brother died, she said. [What about the Kenya part of her journey?—ed]

“It wasn’t easy for my family,” she said.

Every Somali family that comes to America has a story similar to the Ibrahims, she said.

When Ibrahim arrived in America in 2006 at the age of 19, she didn’t speak one word of English.

[….]

She went on to obtain a master’s degree from Notre Dame, and work for a nonprofit in Washington D.C. She moved back to Minnesota in 2015. [Is that non-profit the Somalicurrent? she edited?  Listed on twitter as being located in Mogadishu—ed]

“I really wanted to get back to my community, my hometown, my city of St. Cloud … to build bridges,” she said.

Ibrahim founded Filson Consulting, which lends its services to businesses trying to bridge the culture gap, including translation and mediation. She also wrote a book, “From Somalia to Snow,” on the Somali experience in central Minnesota. The research for the book formed the basis of the second part of her talk Thursday—on Somalis in Minnesota as a whole.

[….]

Somali immigrants have been settling in America since the 1920s, Ibrahim said, but she focused on those arriving during the early 1990s onward. [For new readers that is when the UN/US Refugee Program was going gangbusters—ed]

There are several factors prompting Somalis to immigrate to Minnesota as opposed to other states, Ibrahim said. Following the outbreak of war in Somalia, refugee agencies resettled in Minnesota. That caused word to spread among the Somali community that Minnesota was a tolerant place with life opportunities, attracting more immigrants. Ibrahim recalled hearing stories before she immigrated of the wonders of Minnesota—stories which conveniently omitted the freezing weather.

Somalis came to central Minnesota because there were jobs that didn’t [require] fluency in English, she said. They also came because their family members were already there. They came because there were schools, hospitals and mosques available.

We know they came for jobs (like window manufacturing in Owatonna!), and they were originally placed in Minnesota by three federal resettlement contractors acting as headhunters. Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and World Relief were supplying those companies with cheap labor.

But, there was something else!  We reported here that it was the generous welcoming welfare that made Minnesota attractive to the resettlement agencies in addition to low wage manufacturing and meatpacker jobs galore.

Then here is the part that interested me most. She is parroting the hard Left/Open Borders activists on the words assimilation vs. integration.

Ibrahim made a distinction between assimilation and integration, in response to critics who say Somalis aren’t assimilating enough to American culture. Assimilation involves abandoning one’s home culture and adopting that of the dominant group. However, integration means maintaining one’s cultural traditions and values, while interacting and respecting the diverse community as a whole.

More here.

Fine and dandy if she is talking about cultural traditions involving food, festivities and traditions of that nature.  However, if she is talking about Islam, Islam is not a cultural tradition. Islam is a form of government that we have no plans of integrating with!

Readers should know that the debate over the use of those words is raging even in the Trump Administration as it recently initiated a push to try to get rid of the word ‘integration’ throughout the government.

The Peacemaker!

I had planned only to say a few words about her use of the words ‘assimilate’ and ‘integrate’ until…..

…..in only a few minutes of zipping around on the worldwide web, I found a few other bits of information about Ibrahim.

First that mention above about not speaking a word of English when she arrived here in 2006 at age 19 after living in Ethiopia from 1991 (when she supposedly last saw Somalia) until she came to the US—-does she expect us to believe that when she attended high school in KENYA (according to her facebook page), she learned NO English?

 

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When you click on the muslim girls secondary school you get a school in Nairobi, Kenya. When did she go from Ethiopia to Kenya?

 

I would like to know more about this publication called Somalicurrent the thirty-something Ibrahim edited.

 

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Why don’t these well-educated Somalis, so concerned with their home country, put their peacemaking skills to a real test. Go there and help rebuild Somalia rather than remake Minnesota?

 

And, here we have—the words of the peacemaker!  She gets a big award.  Below is a small portion of the report about her award at the St. Cloud Times.

Arriving in the U.S. at 19 with limited English skills, Ibrahim was determined to carry on her family’s tradition of education. [Which is it? Limited? or, as she told the Brainerd audience, she didn’t speak one word of English?—ed]

It was at both the College of St. Benedict and the University of Notre Dame that Ibrahim discovered an interest in peace building.

And it is a skill set that she is determined to apply in Central Minnesota.

[….]

Question: Why peace studies? Why do you have a passion and drive for that particular area of study?

Answer: Because I want to build a community that lives together, regardless of their differences. And a community that comes together as a force of peace and coexistence and love. Peace building is not only a peace and war thing. If you don’t have peace, then you don’t have life. Safety, security. In peace building, one person cannot do it all. I understand that. But, you have to be that change. If you want to bring change, you have to start within. I wanted to be that person who changes the perspectives and wins the hearts and the minds of others.

Peacemaker or troublemaker?

See Ibrahim’s facebook comment after one of those recent contentious St. Cloud city council meetings. (I don’t think she means for this to look like a peacemaker parody, but it sure does!)

For a self-described “peacemaker” to use words like these—calling those she disagrees with “bigots” and cheering the city council for “bulldozing” the bigots—is comical.  Is that what she learned in conflict resolution classes at Notre Dame?

So much for “building bridges!”

 

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Her facebook page might have some other revealing items for those with time to explore:  https://www.facebook.com/hudda.ibrahim.9

 

Find everything you ever wanted to know and more about the St. Cloud/Somali refugee controversy by clicking here.

This post is also filed in my ‘Laugh of the day’ category, here.

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Another Jewish refugee program halted; special deal for Iranian minorities grinds to a halt

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 16, 2017

We earlier posted on the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society‘s shuttering of its Chicago office and here we learn that the refugee resettlement function of it Southern California office has been closed.

Senate Transportation Committee Holds Hearing On U.S. Passenger Rail

Senator Frank Lautenberg, a Democrat from New Jersey, served in the US Senate beginning in 1982. He died in 2013. He put into federal law a provision to FAVOR religious minorities from Russia, later expanded to include those from Iran.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_

The program slowdown is informative, but I found the discussion of the Lautenberg Program most interesting.

HIAS has been a big defender and beneficiary of the special deal for Iranian minorities (non-Muslims) who ‘made their way’ to Austria (by whatever means they could) and from there we picked them up as refugees destined for America.

You might be thinking good thoughts about Iranian minorities getting out of that country and that is okay. After all, that is what Donald Trump proposed while campaigning for President—that we should pick those we want to welcome to America.

However, demonstrating the incredible chutzpah of HIAS, is the fact that with Trump’s travel ban and restrictions regarding who is resettled in the US, HIAS lawyers have argued in court that there cannot be a religious test that favors minority religions and excludes Muslims

WTH! They have been backing Lautenberg for years which is exactly that—a religious test for admissions to benefit Jews, Christians and other minorities in Iran and Russia.

They can’t have it both ways!

See e-mail appeals from HIAS demonstrating this mind-numbing hypocrisy! How dare Trump have a religious test benefiting Christians over Muslims from the Middle East they say (while we have had one for decades to benefit Jews!). We should give some kind of hypocrisy award!

Here is KPCC in Southern California:

As of Dec. 1, Jewish Family Service suspended its refugee resettlement program. For decades, the agency has helped resettle refugees from places like Iran, Afghanistan, and the former Soviet Union, all fleeing war, persecution and other crises.

“With the new rules, that pipeline shut down temporarily, and then, more completely,” said Margaret Avineri, who directs the agency’s refugee resettlement program.

[….]

Avineri said her agency typically resettles about 110 refugees a year. This past year, it resettled only 37.

Austria shut down the pipeline:

Many of its cases came through what’s called the Lautenberg program, which assists refugees who are religious minorities, mostly from Iran. They travel from Iran to the United States via Austria, which earlier this year stopped granting the refugees transit visas in light of President Trump’s travel restrictions.

While the agency processed about 100 refugee family applications in the past year, they are still pending approval, Avineri said. That affected the program directly and financially since the agency is funded based on the refugees they resettle, she said. [Well, well, at least they are admitting that refugee bodies=funding.—ed]

“Now that the pipeline has basically dried up, there is no one waiting in Vienna that we have processed. We were unable to continue the services, so we had to suspend the program.”

More here.

For our HIAS archive click here. BTW, it was HIAS that directed the Southern Poverty Law Center to target me resulting in my very special award last year. It is all about attempting to silence critics of mass migration because they are working on changing America by changing the people.

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January 12th: next batch of Australian detainees headed to Any Town, USA

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 16, 2017

And, because of Trump’s ‘travel ban’ they will mostly be single men from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Rohingya from Burma and Bangladesh (countries NOT banned).

It has been almost a year since Donald Trump said that Obama’s deal was “dumb,” but we are going through with it anyway.  (See my dumb deal archive here.)

And, remember readers, that once these mostly Muslim young men arrive in your towns (unbeknownst to you), they won’t be detainees as they are on offshore Australian islands, but will be free and walking your streets.

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They will be free alright—in your neighborhood!

As legal refugees they will get housing, food stamps, medical care and job counseling (Will they be good meatpacker workers? I doubt it!).

We learned two days ago that many have mental health issues due to long incarcerations in all-male facilities. (Costly mental health treatment!)

Here is The Guardian with the latest:

Nearly 200 refugees from Australia’s offshore detention islands of Nauru and Manus will be resettled in the United States in the new year.

But the newly-reinstated travel ban imposed by US president Donald Trump is excluding certain nationalities, including Iranians and Somalis, from resettlement.

[….]

The Trump travel ban, reinstated by the US supreme court earlier this month, suspends the entry into the US of nationals from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela.

[….]

The Guardian understands about 130 people from Nauru have been accepted to move to the US, and close to 60 from PNG.

The group will be the second cohort resettled under the US deal brokered in 2016, after 54 refugees went to the US in September.

The majority of refugees accepted for resettlement in the current group are from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and stateless Rohingyans from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

[….]

On Manus, Sudanese refugee Abdul Aziz Muhamat said those accepted for resettlement had been told they will leave for the United States on 12 January.

[….]

Department sources say there is increasing confidence the US will accept close to the 1,250 refugees it has previously publicly suggested could be settled, and that that figure could be reached by the end of its current annual intake, which resets in October.

More here to make you sick!

This is worse than a dumb deal, it is stunningly stupid and dangerous!  And, all to get a political monkey off Australian Prime Minister Turnbull’s back!

I’m sure you’ve done it before, but continue writing to the White House (getting a different form)  and tell your elected officials in Washington what you think.

Congress could move to stop this process, but they won’t. (They know that these ‘New Americans’ will not be placed near their homes!)

At minimum, however, Congress could require notification to your local police of the impending arrival of these ‘refugees’ Australia doesn’t want on its mainland.

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Jewish refugee agency to begin closing resettlement sites

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 16, 2017

As I mentioned yesterday, when I reported that true-believer, Lawrence Bartlett, Director of Refugee Admissions at the US State Department, had been reassigned to Puerto Rico (voluntarily we assume), resettlement contractors*** are in a panic.

At Jewish Telegraphic Agency (hat tip: ‘badboylookout’) we learn that the State Department is in talks with its contractors about which sites to close—the smaller ones first.

(Go here to see HIAS sites near you.)

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As CEO of HIAS, Hetfield makes an annual salary of $358,718 (doing well by doing good!).  Since there aren’t enough paying ‘clients’ (aka refugees) coming in, will he take a pay cut? 

This is a far cry from the heyday (Hillary on the horizon!) in mid-2016 when the State Department was reportedly working on a secret list of 40-plus NEW sites.

(emphasis below is mine)

(JTA) — HIAS, the Jewish refugee aid agency, will be closing resettlement programs in several cities due to a sharp reduction in the total number of refugees let into the country in the next fiscal year.

The group’s Chicago chapter announced in an email Friday that it would be shuttering its refugee resettlement program.

The same day, HIAS President Mark Hetfield told JTA that programs in other cities would likely follow, though nothing has been finalized. HIAS runs refugee resettlement programs in 21 large to midsize metropolitan areas.

“It is true that smaller resettlement sites are being closed, and we’re in negotiations with the State Department right now as to which those will be,” he said. “We want to keep open as many sites as we can. Chicago has a lot of resettlement agencies there, and that was a smaller site.”

Just think about that above—negotiations with the US State Department—once again confirming that state and local opinions are not considered (when opening or closing sites).  A non-profit group accountable to no voters and the US State Department are making decisions about your home town!

For the fiscal year 2017, HIAS resettled about 3,300 refugees after being approved to resettle nearly 4,800 refugees. The organization has been approved for about 3,300 this year, but Hetfield expects to resettle fewer. He said the reduced number will make it a challenge to engage 380 synagogues nationwide that had signed up with HIAS to help with welcoming refugees to their cities. [Of course no mention of the loss to their wallets!—ed]

More here.

That last bit really gets me hopping angry!

Here is an idea for the 380 synagogues:  Have we run out of needy people? Why not help the poor people where you live!  And, if it’s refugees you want to help, then find the ones who came in previous months and years who are STILL STRUGGLING to find housing, food, jobs, etc. Are only the newest ‘Americans’ more attractive to you, more worthy of your charity?

Go here to see my entire Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) file.

***These are the nine resettlement contractors (six are ‘religious’ charities) that can’t survive without federal funding (your tax dollars). They work jointly with the US Dept. of State to change America by changing the people. Maybe it’s time they shifted their focus and take care of poor, homeless, needy Americans! Wouldn’t that be refreshing this holiday season!

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Director of Refugee Admissions at Dept. of State reassigned to Puerto Rico

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 15, 2017

Well this news answers a mystery swirling around the US refugee resettlement industry.

Where’s Larry?

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In happier days, this is Lawrence Bartlett posing in front of a map depicting the hundreds of resettlement sites around the US. We once obtained that map, but are no longer able to find it. Where is the transparency?  Come on Rex Tillerson, get this information out to taxpayers!

Lawrence Bartlett, Director of Refugee Admissions is in Puerto Rico.  Of course the assignment could be temporary as that US territory is still not anywhere back to normal.

But his departure from the State Department Bureau of Population, Refugee and Migration, which reportedly is in a funk since refugee numbers are declining significantly in President Trump’s first full year running the program, may be more significant than it appears.

Here is Michael Leahy at Breitbart with the interesting news:

A veteran State Department official who was on Breitbart’s February list of removable Obama holdovers has been reassigned to Puerto Rico, at least temporarily.

Lawrence Bartlett, who has served as the Director of the Office of Refugee Admissions in the State Department’s Bureau of Population Refugees since 2010, is now working out of an office in Puerto Rico, not the State Department’s offices in Washington, DC.

“Larry Bartlett is on temporary duty in Puerto Rico assisting FEMA with hurricane recovery efforts. Mr. Bartlett has more than 25 years of experience in humanitarian and development work, including experience working on natural disaster relief,” a State Department spokesperson told Breitbart News on background.

“While Mr. Bartlett is on temporary duty in Puerto Rico, Deputy Director Kelly Gauger is Acting Director in PRM’s Office of Admissions,” the spokesperson added.

Bartlett, in our experience, has demonstrated that he is a true believer in the program that has seen hundreds of thousands of third worlders admitted to the US in his tenure as director of admissions.

He has been a great advocate for the contractors (the VOLAGs) during his tenure and has been impervious to citizen demands for more transparency in the program.

Anyone who watched him in action in Twin Falls, Idaho a couple of years ago will have no doubt about his commitment being first and foremost to the refugees and their well-being. He showed his disdain for concerns local citizens have about the program.

Here is one of several posts we wrote at the time of that September 2015 public meeting.

See more from Leahy here on this point.

US Refugee Admissions Program built on a house of cards!

I told Breitbart that I’m hearing reports of panic growing among the VOLAGs (the resettlement contractors) as many jobs are on the line since the whole program is built on a house of cards that depends on numbers of refugees (paying clients) entering the US each year.

Maybe this is just a good time (no fun with Trump in White House) and a good way—an easy out through an assignment in Puerto Rico (hopefully he isn’t there to concoct some way for Puerto Ricans to be designated refugees!).

And, by the way, Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have still not placed a Trump loyalist in to head the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration leaving the whole refugee admissions program in the hands of deep state bureaucrats who have over the years formed deep connections with the resettlement contractors they fund and supposedly oversee.

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MPR working overtime to make Trump look bad with ICE Somali deportation flight

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 15, 2017

And, you know there must be more to the case of star-of-the-story Mohamed Hussein’s deportation than reporter Mukhtar Ibrahim is telling us.

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MPR reporter Mukhtar Ibrahim. See more of his reporting here:   https://www.mpr.org/about/people/mibrahim

Saying Mohamed Hussein was born in Canada, came to US (illegally obviously) as an infant and grew up here and is now being deported to Somalia strikes me as really really strange.

I can only guess he had a run-in with the law along the way, or how would his illegal presence even have been found?  He, like so many others, just can live under the radar, again, unless something happened to bring him to ICE’s attention.

Here is Minnesota Public Radio in a story from two days ago.  For previous posts on the aborted flight to Somalia click here and here.

Mohamed Hussein arrived in Minnesota as an infant more than 20 years ago. On Thursday morning, he was taken from the United States in shackles on a plane bound for Somalia, a country he’s never seen, where he knows no one.

Detained in September after he reported for a regular check-in with federal immigration officials, Hussein was transferred to a Louisiana detention center to be deported. He’d be in Somalia now except that logistical problems forced the flight back to the U.S. after it reached Senegal in West Africa.

Although he’s back on American soil, Hussein remains stuck in a maddening limbo, one shared by many undocumented Somalis who came here or were brought here as children by family members, and whose risk of deportation has risen dramatically in the past year. [This fact of undocumented Somalis is so annoying, this is one group of people that did have a legal pathway to America, for decades! and yet they still were sneaking in!—ed]

Minnesota immigration lawyers are scrambling now to get emergency stays for Hussein and other Somali clients who’ve been ordered deported by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Hussein’s flight included 91 other men and women; at least 10 were Minnesota residents.

Their families fear their loved ones could die in Somalia’s violence. The worry extends beyond those individuals who face deportation to those they leave behind. Their stories are heart-rending. [Is this supposed to be a news story?—ed]

Hussein sits now in a Miami detention center awaiting his fate. His wife is due any moment with their first child. She also has children from a previous relationship.

Hussein told MPR News he’s confused about why the U.S. government is sending him to Somalia.

Okay so something is fishy in the tale.

But then this misleading use of data by MPR to make it look like things are much, much worse under Trump just steams me!  First go here and see what the numbers do look like for Somali admissions to the US over 3 decades. They had plenty of opportunity to get here legally!

Spinning, spinning, spinning!

Below is MPR’s graph to show how bad the refugee admission numbers are for Somalis under Trump (Trump’s first partial year is FY17 which ended on September 30, 2017).

The number DECLINED(!) in FY17 (implication that this is that mean ol’ Donald Trump’s doings.)

Somali MPR numbers

 

LOL!  The number declines! These people are shameless!

Here (listed below) are the numbers of Somalis admitted for the 7 years (including Obama fiscal years!) leading up to their graph (totaling ten fiscal years).

What do you know!  That FY17 number of 6,130 is just about the average for the last ten years.  MPR could be reporting that FY17 represented an average year!

Or, how about this: Trump doubles FY11 when President Obama admitted only 3,161 Somalis!

Because of the travel ban issues, MPR will likely have a case to make that numbers of Somalis being admitted are declining, but that was hardly the case for FY17.

2007:  6,958 (Bush year)

2008:  2,523 (This was the year they found Somalis entering the US fraudulently in P-3 program—family reunification—program was suspended.)

2009:  4,189  (Bush and Obama)

2010:  4,884 (All Obama)

2011:  3,161

2012:  4,921

2013:  7,600

 

Read the remaining part of Ibrahim’s sob story here (if you feel like it).

Are taxpayers still funding Public Radio???

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Refugees joyful about going home!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 15, 2017

“I am so happy for the chance to return. Even if we face challenges at least we will be in our home country, among our relatives.”

 

 

The whole UN/US Refugee Admissions Program needs to be redirected to do this: Protect refugees close to their home countries and repatriate them as soon as possible.

The US is too quick to bring (expensive) refugees to the US for PERMANENT resettlement disrupting their cultures and disrupting American towns and cities.

From UNHCR News (Hat tip: Joanne):

SOUTH DARFUR, Sudan – Mother of six Hamila fled insecurity in Darfur a decade ago, seeking safety in the neighbouring Central African Republic, or CAR.

But this week, she was among more than 230 former refugees returning home on a UNHCR flights from a camp near Bambari.

“I am so happy for the chance to return to Sudan, especially for my children,” said Hamila, who had four more children while in exile. “Even if we face challenges at least we will be in our home country, among our relatives.”

Continue reading here.

Time for a repatriation fund!

It is the humane thing to do!

Now that Donald Trump is in the White House maybe we can go back to the idea a reader presented to us a couple of years ago—-let’s have a repatriation fund for refugees who are unhappy with America and want to go home. 

And, I don’t want to hear from critics who don’t want their money spent for such a fund.  Believe me, the cost of returning them is going to be far less to you than the cost of their dependence on our social services going forward.

The refugees should not be blamed, any blame for their unhappy presence here rests with the Congress, the US State Department, and the contractors whose income depends on paying refugee clients.

There would be one other side benefit to this fund!

It might well show which of the nine contractors*** were doing the worst jobs of helping refugees get resettled. In other words, it could be a gauge of sorts that might highlight the resettlement agencies doing the lousiest work and producing the most unhappy refugees.

*** I try to post the names every day or so of the nine contractors (aka VOLAGs) that monopolize all refugee resettlement in America because every day we have new readers:

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Pinterest doesn’t like RRW

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 15, 2017

Reader Steve tells me that web browser Pinterest doesn’t send readers to RRW and sent the following to show the snub.   Do you depend on Pinterest in any way?  I don’t.

Although, I always welcome more traffic so as to educate more people about the intricacies of the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program (because you have a right to know what is planned for your town with your money), I don’t run ads and so traffic isn’t a huge priority.

But, it got me thinking are any of you being blocked by any other sites that help internet users find more information?  Let me know if you get something like this when trying to reach RRW.  E-mail me at  refugeewatcher@gmail.com

 

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