I am so excited to report this news!
WE DEPORT SOMALIS BACK TO SOMALIA!
Rumor: HUNDREDS WAITING IN DETENTION CENTERS!
For the longest time we didn’t, but I’m wondering if since the Obama Administration has recognized the new government and the new Somali Prez came to Minneapolis recently to encourage Somalis to return to Africa, if that means Obama feels free to send some back—by force!
Here is the story written to pull on your heartstrings. The poor boy (now 26 years old) left Somalia at age 4. But, read on, he came to the US at approximately age 18 and promptly had sex with a minor and did 5 years in the ‘big house.’
When Hassan was recently asked to come to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services center in Bloomington, he thought immigration authorities needed the usual updates he had often given since he was freed from prison in 2010.
That didn’t happen, though, when Hassan reached the center on Tuesday morning Oct. 30, 2012. Officials from the local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) greeted and detained him in the same building. They told Hassan he was facing deportation to the strife-torn Somalia he had escaped at age 4.
Hassan spent the night at the center. The next day, he was transferred to the Basile Detention Center in Louisiana.
ICE Spokesman Shawn Neudauer confirmed Hassan’s detention and the wait for removal to Somalia.
The violence that 26-year-old Hassan and his family escaped more than two decades ago still persists in the country, Mohamed said. He said the condition in Somalia is even worse right now than it was before.
Wait just a minute! It was only last week that Hillary was saying everything was working out just fine in Somalia! Which is it?
Hassan has been detained for more than two months now, awaiting expulsion to this chaotic country. No one from the immigration services has notified Hassan or his family about deportation details, including when exactly he will be deported, where in Somalia he will be taken or who will be responsible for his safety when he gets there.
So what did poor Hassan do? He got here in 2004 and by 2005 he was in jail for having sex with a minor!
Hassan arrived in the United States in 2004 from a refugee camp in Kenya. En route to Alabama, he settled in South Dakota where he found a job at a local store as a packer.
According to his family, in 2005, Hassan was convicted for sleeping with an underage girl when he was a teenager. His five-year term in South Dakota State Penitentiary ended in 2010.
HUNDREDS WAITING IN DETENTION CENTERS! Could this be true?
Now, the Twin Cities Somali community circulates rumors of scores of their members who have been deported to Somalia and hundreds who wait their fate at detention centers. ICE officials have not confirmed the total number of Somalis who have been deported so far or kept in detention.
Many community members have expressed disappointment in the government’s decision to send people back to the dangerous country they’ve escaped.
“The only place that they know is the United States,” said community activist Sadik Warfa of the deportees. “They came here when they were kids. It’s a tragedy that the government is sending them back to Somalia.” [boo hoo!—ed]
For new readers we have resettled more than 100,000 Somali refugees to cities large and small in the US over the last 25 years. See one of the most widely read posts here at RRW. In three years since 9/11 ( Bush years 2004, 2005, 2006) the number of Somalis arriving topped 10,000 per year. Those refugees then began bringing in the family (chain migration!) until 2008 when shock of shocks! the State Department discovered that as many as 30,000 Somalis had lied about their kinship and weren’t related at all. The State Department then closed the “family reunification” program for Somalis. It has recently been re-opened for new and legit family members, but they have no intention of finding and deporting the liars. But, with this news maybe I’m wrong—airlifts to Mogadishu anyone!