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Archive for June, 2011

Blue Maryland seeing Red on immigration

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 30, 2011

Sorry no time to go into it today, but just wanted readers to know about this unbelievable political shake-up in Blue Maryland on illegal immigration.    The mainstream media has missed one of the hottest political stories of the summer in Maryland as organizers of a petition drive to put a new law (signed by Democrat Governor Martin O’Malley) that would give in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens will (I predict) succeed in being taken to referendum.

The drive ends today and the Washington Post finally wrote about it as a news story yesterday!   Be sure to check out what they say about what an impact this initiative will have on the national discussion about immigration—-Blue Maryland sends a message!

From the Washington Post:

Growing frustration with illegal immigration, rising public debt and an effective Internet campaign to gather voters’ signatures have put Maryland conservatives on the cusp of a victory to delay and possibly repeal a new law that would give undocumented immigrants in-state college tuition breaks.

Read the Post article and learn more about the national ramifications of a potentially successful referendum in Maryland (of all places!).

For Fox News (esp. Glenn Beck) fans and Jihad Watch readers note that the Democratic Party has sent its big dog to Maryland to represent the major illegal alien advocacy group—CASA de Maryland, here.  Note that Joseph E. Sandler, former general counsel of the DNC has threatened to sue many conservatives in order to silence their speech.  He and his comrades are now working overtime in Maryland!

Addendum:  See this tongue-in-cheek piece posted at Fox News —the top five places for illegal aliens to head to in the US!

Posted in 2012 Presidential Campaign, free speech, Other Immigration, The Opposition | Comments Off on Blue Maryland seeing Red on immigration

European Court tells UK—you gotta keep your criminals, no returns to Somalia allowed

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 28, 2011

About ten days ago I told you how they were sneaking across the UK borders in droves.  Now they know that once there, they can do whatever they want and won’t be deported thanks to the European Court of Human Rights.

From the UK Telegraph:

In a test case ahead of more than 200 similar actions pending against the UK, the Strasbourg judges decreed that the UK’s duty to protect people against torture or inhuman treatment is ”absolute”.

The case involved two Somalis facing enforced return to Mogadishu after receiving convictions in the UK for serious criminal offences.

The European Court of Human Rights awarded Abdisamad Adow Sufi and Abdiaziz Ibrahim Elmi, both currently in UK immigration detention centres, 14,500 euros and 7,500 euro respectively for costs and expenses in bringing the case.

Sufi, 24, claimed asylum in the UK in 2003 on the grounds that he belonged to a minority clan persecuted by Somali militia. His account was rejected as not credible and asylum refused.

Elmi, 42, arrived in the UK in 1988 and was granted leave to stay as a refugee in 1989, renewed indefinitely in 1993.

After convictions for a number of serious criminal offences – including burglary and threats to kill in Sufi’s case, and robbery and supplying class A drugs cocaine and heroine in Elmi’s case – they were issued with deportation orders.

Their UK appeals that they risked being ill-treated or killed if returned to Mogadishu were rejected.

The European Court of Human Rights blocked their deportation pending a hearing of their appeals to the Strasbourg court.

On Tuesday the seven-judge court ruled unanimously that deporting them would breach the Human Rights Convention Article 3 which bans ”inhuman or degrading treatment”.

The ruling said: ”The court reiterated that the prohibition of torture and of inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment is absolute, irrespective of the victims’ conduct.

”Consequently, the applicants’ behaviour, however undesirable or dangerous, could not be taken into account.”

Maybe the UK should re-think that little issue called sovereignty.  More on the way all the time, here.

Posted in Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, Muslim refugees | 2 Comments »

Two Somalis arrested for human smuggling in Europe

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 28, 2011

They were arrested in Austria for transporting a couple hundred Somalis from Greece into Austria.

From the Winnipeg Free Press:

VIENNA – Austrian police say they have arrested two Somalis suspected of smuggling as many as 200 of their countrymen from Greece into Austria and from there to other European countries.

They say that in one case, 18 of the illegal refugees were found crammed into a crawl space above the false ceiling of a bus. The unidentified suspects are believed to have used this method around 12 times since September, to carry illegals to Austria and then from there fly them Finland, Sweden or Denmark.

Both suspects were arrested earlier in the month.

Meanwhile, an EU court has said they can’t send them back to Somalia no matter what crimes they commit—too dangerous in Somalia!

Posted in Crimes, Europe | 1 Comment »

In Sweden, evicted Somalis demand housing, money

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 28, 2011

Just cleaning out my e-mails today and came across this old news (3 weeks ago) and a video clip of Somalis protesting in Sweden for more stuff.

A somali family in Sweden was evicted since they cant show any income. They mobilized other somalis in the small town of Katrineholm and marched to the welfare office. There they demand free housing, better playgrounds, more money, free immigration for all somalis, etc etc.

Posted in Africa, Europe, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program | 4 Comments »

Manchester, NH mayor: moratorium on refugee resettlement NOW!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 27, 2011

I’m posting the entire editorial today from the Manchester Union Leader because there is not one word in it that can be left out!  Hat tip: Jean (emphasis mine)

A moratorium on bringing refugee immigrants to Manchester is long overdue. And it needs to go hand-in-hand with a common-sense look at just what should be the city’s and state’s roles in accommodating the untold thousands of refugees who seek to come here, but who require taxpayer-funded assistance after they arrive.

Mayor Ted Gatsas is right on target in pointing the spotlight at the problems facing Manchester with its rapid immigrant influx. But this is not the first time city leaders have spoken of the problem. Let’s hope it is the last time they need to.

And this is not the first time that one of the organizations chiefly to blame — and we use that word precisely — for this growing problem has been identified as the “International Institute of New Hampshire.”

That’s a pretty high falutin’ name for an outfit that is in fact an arm of a New England group run out of Boston and not too keen on answering questions. Those questions include why the group has helped turn Manchester into the second-biggest refugee resettlement city in New England, as measured by refugees per 100,000 people. (Springfield, Mass., beats Manchester by a hair. Its count is 272 refugees per 100,000 people; Manchester is at 271 per 100,000.)

Why, too, does this “institute” do such a poor job of taking care of the financial and health needs of the refugees it aims to resettle? Instead, it leaves those burdens to Manchester’s public agencies, which are already strapped with heavy budget problems that are only going to get bigger.

About 300 refugees are due in Manchester in the current federal fiscal year. Another 300 are projected to arrive from Oct. 1 through the following year. This, in a word, is insane.

The burden is felt in schools, at public health, with police and other public agencies.

“I don’t think we should bring in people that are going to suffer because there are not enough resources for them,” said the Rev. Joseph R. Gurdak.

As pastor of St. Anne-St. Augustin Parish in Manchester and someone who works with the refugees, he doesn’t strike us as someone who is “anti-immigrant.”

Mayor Gatsas has sounded the alarm. But he is going to need the help of our congressional delegation, among others, if a moratorium and a much stricter quota thereafter are to be enacted.

The Mayor should get in touch with the folks in Tennessee!

We have written on many previous occasions about the problems in Manchester (here is an archive of posts in which we mention Manchester).

The mayor might like to know that the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, the mothership (the federal contractor for which the International Institute of NH works), has New Hampshire cities among its Preferred communities, here.  Since USCRI makes it very difficult to track the funding of its subcontractors, here for your review instead is the 2009 Form 990 for USCRI.   (International Institute of NH got $495,660 from USCRI that year but does not appear to have a Form 990 of its own.)

So where is the public-private partnership?

USCRI (Total revenue page 9)  is a $23,313,479 a year operation with $22,875,403 of that coming from you—the taxpayer.  98+% of their funds come from the government leaving less than 2% of their funds that comes from private sources of revenue.  What happened to that Public-Private partnership?   I had to laugh when I visited their site, here, and see the pie chart showing that they use “your gifts wisely” with 93% of their expenses going to programs—wow—great of them to pass along almost all of your tax dollars (your gifts!) to “programs” (salaries, rent, travel, conferences, meetings etc. etc).

I’m too tired tonight to tell you more about USCRI.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll tell you about where they got the boot for NOT taking care of refugees properly.  And, maybe too about their revolving door with government.  Do you think there is any chance an USCRI affiliate will now be reprimanded when its former VP heads the whole Office of Refugee Resettlement in the US Dept. of Health and Human Services (the agency that doles out the bucks to the contractors)….Nah!!!

Posted in Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities | 15 Comments »

Don’t read about Angelina Jolie in Malta today (unless you are in the mood to barf)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 26, 2011

Malta, poor little Malta, being overrun by African economic migrants (thanks partly to Obama’s war on Libya and that wonderful Obama-supported Arab Spring) and now we have to stomach Jolie there pontificating about refugees.  Let them loose she says!

I was planning to do a few excerpts from this fawning story at the Times of Malta about Jolie—the UN’s traveling mouthpiece—but I simply can’t.  Go read it yourself.

She says the UN is careful to separate the economic (illegal alien) migrants from the truly persecuted (of course taking the migrants word for it!), but as far as I know I’ve never heard of the UN deporting anyone back to Africa after determining they are only looking for a job.

Use our search function for ‘Malta’ where we have dozens of posts about how the US State Department (and the Jesuits) magically turn Malta’s (Europe’s!) illegal aliens into refugees and then fly them off to your town.

Posted in Africa, Europe, Immigration fraud, Other Immigration, Refugee Resettlement Program | 4 Comments »

Comment worth noting: Stay in your home country and clean it up!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 26, 2011

Don’t bring your failed methods of governance to America!

This is a comment from reader Tess in response to our post yesterday announcing that the US Senate will hold hearings on refugee terror screening in July, here.


I applaud Rand Paul but want to know why all these Middle Eastern Islamists were ever allowed to enter and settle here when their beliefs are to overtake and install their version of law? We are at war with them but cannot seem to grasp who and what we’re fighting. Bush called it a “religion of peace” – a BAD misnomer if there ever was one. Until we get realistic about this ideology, like we once were about communism, it will slip and slide through our gates and we will have chaos like that presently in England. In fact, all of Europe has been disrupted. If these people had stayed in their countries of origin and worked as hard as the Israelis, they too would have better standards of living. That should have been obvious; they have a country, why not stay there and clean it up? Instead they want to come to America and once here install their failed methods of living and impose it on us.

You got that right!  And, to think we spent billions of dollars and precious American lives to give them a free country and we are rewarded by the US State Department hauling Iraqi MUSLIMS into the US by the thousands each year.

Write to them!  Here are the members of the US Senate Homeland Security Committee.  You should all take a few minutes and write to them in advance of the July 13th hearing and let them know what you think!

Posted in Comments worth noting/guest posts, Iraqi refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program | 3 Comments »

Senator Rand Paul to get July Senate hearing on refugee terror screening

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 25, 2011

From the Bowling Green Daily news in the aftermath of Iraqi alleged terrorist arrests in Kentucky:

The office of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced Thursday that Paul has secured a hearing through the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee to address concerns about visas and political asylum following the arrest of two Iraqi refugees on terrorism charges last month in Bowling Green.

The hearing, scheduled for July 13, will include state and Department of Homeland Security officials.

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. agreed to assist in scheduling the hearings, which will investigate procedures and safeguards for both visas and political asylum.

[RRW attended similar hearings before these same two Senators in March 2009 on possible Somali terrorists in the US and the hearings were frankly so Politically Correct to be meaningless.]

We gave them employment, homes and health care….

Waad Ramadan Alwan, 30, and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 23, were arrested May 25 in Bowling Green. A federal grand jury returned a 23-count indictment against the men May 26.

Both entered the country legally as Iraqi refugees, receiving publicly funded housing assistance and health care.

Paul:  Was someone asleep at the switch?

“So my question is, ‘Was someone asleep at the switch here?’ ” Paul said earlier this month about the men successfully gaining refugee status.

“Is it happening because we’re spending time searching millions of innocent Americans and wasting time on that and not doing a thorough job on those who are coming from these Middle Eastern countries, who I think need to be thoroughly vetted before they enter our country?” Paul asked.

At the news conference earlier this month, Paul also called into question the student visa program [it’s about time someone did!—ed] and questioned if lawmakers should declare a moratorium on student visas to make sure that the people obtaining them are thoroughly vetted before entering the country.

“Without a screening process for potential visa and refugees entering the United States, we put our country in grave danger,” Paul said in a statement Thursday. “The role of the federal government in the war on terror must include the ability to secure our borders and keep out those who wish to do us harm. I look forward to participating in these upcoming hearings.”

Posted in Crimes, diversity's dark side, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program | 7 Comments »

Roanoke, VA: Bosnian “refugee” lied to get into US

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 25, 2011

Two weeks ago we learned that Iraqis lied about their military “careers” in Iraq, here, and now it’s a Bosnian in Roanoke.

From WSLS-10:

ROANOKE, VA –A former guard at the Rabic camp in Derventa Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who allegedly committed abuses against Serb civilians being detained at the camp, has been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia on charges related to an unlawful Application for Naturalization.

In an indicted returned under seal on June 9, 2011 and unsealed this afternoon following his initial court appearance, the grand jury has charged Almaz Nezirovic, 52, of Roanoke, Va., with one count of submitting an unlawful application for naturalization and one count of making a false statement at a naturalization interview. If convicted, the maximum penalty faced by the defendant is ten years incarceration on count one and five years incarceration on count two.

According to the indictment, between June 1992 and December 1995 the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina was in a state of war. During that war, the defendant, Nezirovic, was a member of the Croatian Defense Council (HVO) where he served as a guard at the Rabic camp, which detained Serb citizens. While serving as a guard, Nezirovic is alleged to have beat and inhumanely treated ZS, ZL, ML and other Serb citizens.

When making an application to seek admission into the United States as a refugee in 1997, Nezirovic failed to disclose that, while serving with the HVO, he assaulted and inhumanely treated Serb civilians, facts that would have likely prevented the defendant from being granted refugee status into the United States. On or about August 11, 1997, Nezirovic entered the United States as a refugee.

Read it all.

Heck, you can’t blame the State Department, they were really really busy that year bringing in 21,375 “refugees” (mostly Muslim) from Bill Clinton’s Bosnian War (see the stats from the 1997 Annual Report to Congress, here).  So you couldn’t have expected them to have weeded out every criminal, could you?

We’ve written a lot about refugee resettlement in Roanoke so just type ‘Roanoke’ into our search function, but here is one post about refugees convicted of attempting to kidnap wives of important people in the city that you shouldn’t miss.

Posted in Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, Refugee Resettlement Program | 1 Comment »

Comment worth noting: Ho Hum! What else is new—Leftist uses personal attacks

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 25, 2011

So Funny!  This just made me laugh.  They are so predictable.   Once Leftists can’t get you with any rational arguments they resort to personal attacks all the while purporting to be such kind humanitarians.   Here we have reader “So Sad” commenting to this post, and I’m posting it below so you don’t miss it!

So Sad:

Ann, is it impossible for you to differentiate between deeply corrupt governments and disenfranchised citizens?

Honestly, I’m really sorry for your children. To have been brought into a family which has such disdain for people of non-white, non-North American backgrounds. To be raised by a person who thinks that white Americans are the center of the universe.

So Sad is also commenter Yerfunny and Fun Times in an apparent effort to deceive and make it appear that he or she is more than one person.

Time for So Sad, Yerfunny and Fun Times to write your own blog.  And, as I have said over the years, you can call it Refugee Resettlement Watch Watch (call us racists, xenophobes, bigots, whatever) and we will even give you a link!

Posted in blogging, Comments worth noting/guest posts, free speech, Refugee Resettlement Program | 6 Comments »

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