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Archive for April 1st, 2013

Non-profit group uses your money to train refugees to compete for your jobs; discriminatory?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 1, 2013

What a racket!

This is from a recent press release from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) about their employment training for refugees! in California (where the unemployment rate is very high).

Regular readers know that the IRC is the non-profit group that receives millions from the US taxpayer as a US State Department contractor, one of nine right now, who have a monopoly on bringing refugees to your towns and cities (I recently read that the IRC is bringing refugees to twenty-plus US cities).

Just last week the IRC was all over the news when it hired British former Foreign Secretary and man with a banana, David Miliband, to replace George Rupp as its CEO.

When I read over the IRC press release just now, I wondered when I will see it in its entirety, printed without changes, in some media outlet too lazy to do its own story.   Readers! Let me know if you see this as a news story somewhere!

Does no one ever question whether this type of job training just for refugees, a special class of people, is even Constitutional.  We know it’s legal (here) but doesn’t it use your tax dollars to discriminate against other classes of job seekers?

Someone in California (a white American) should go to the IRC for job training and be turned away then sue their pants off—I don’t think anyone has challenged the Refugee Resettlement Act of 1980 in this way.

By the way, when that law was passed it was made clear that refugees must work (not just be a drain on social services) and the bottomline now is that the unemployment rate for refugees is really high (46% or more for Iraqis), so these resettlement agencies are in a tizzy to get the refugees a job—any job!

Here is the release:

 Refugees arrive in Los Angeles to rebuild their lives with little more than a few contacts, enterprise and resilience. Getting their first job is the linchpin of the resettlement process as they seek to establish financial stability and independence.

But as refugees enter the marketplace of their new communities, they must overcome a new obstacle: breaking into a competitive job market.

A refugee’s first job sets the stage for their resettlement experience, according to International Rescue Committee Employment Specialist Luisa Gavoutian.

[…..]

The job search in Los Angeles is a struggle for refugees and American citizens alike. Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 10.4% in January while the state’s unemployment rate remained at 9.8%.

But for recently resettled refugees, the challenge is even harder.

“You’re struggling against not only the economy and job market, but also language, community and capacity challenges to expand your network,” according to IRC Immigration Outreach Specialist Angineh Torosiyan.

Federally-funded but the IRC gets all the credit:

For al Janabi, Norouzi and other refugees in Los Angeles, the IRC is a trusted point of reference as they navigate the job market. The IRC’s Early Employment Program helps refugees with diverse professional backgrounds, as well as those who have never worked before, overcome network and employment barriers.
 
The federally-funded program assists refugees in every aspect of the job search process, from building resumes and submitting applications to interview practice and workplace etiquette. Refugees meet with a job mentor for one-on-one support and attend job readiness workshops each week. Program staff, interns and volunteers build relationships with local businesses in the community and serve as a bridge between refugees and potential employers[No bridges for the poor American schlub!—ed]

In a recent Form 990, the IRC received $247 million from YOU in a budget of $431 million!   Maybe they could start using their own privately-raised money for programs like this discriminatory one!   I don’t think this is Constitutional!

Posted in Legal immigration and jobs, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment »

Boatloads arrive in Australia too; Iranians top the list at the moment

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 1, 2013

I just old you about Malta and Italy where boatloads of Africans are arriving looking for the good life, and as regular readers know, Australia too is being swamped.  In fact, to read Australian media accounts it seems illegal immigration (aka seeking asylum in politically-correct lingo) is the biggest political issue the government there faces.

So why do I bring you news from Canada, Malta (Europe), and Australia?  Because frankly I believe this migration of the third world to the first is the biggest threat Western Civilization faces, yes Islamic supremacism is right up there, but would not be so challenging if it weren’t for the tide of migrants swamping the West—many are Muslims, but many are poor and uneducated in need of jobs we don’t have and social services we can’t afford.

Sri Lankans aboard the ship of fortune.  AFP PHOTO / AMAN ROCHMAN

I have a lot of news on Australia today.  Here is the first story about who is going there.  From the Herald Sun:

THREE south Asian countries are surfacing on people smugglers’ manifolds this year as the changing face of asylum seekers is revealed in new figures.

More Vietnamese and Burmese people are braving the perilous sea journey to Australia than ever before and nearly 250 people have arrived from Bangladesh this year – the first time the country has appeared in official statistics. [Remember they are talking about 2013 numbers and the year is still young—ed]

The change comes as Iranians become the leading group of asylum seeker arrivals and the massive numbers of Sri Lankan seen last year shrink dramatically.

It’s the first time since the statistics were kept that Iranians have held the position, with arrivals from war-torn Afghanistan the largest group in each year from 2011 back to 2008.

Iranians have made up nearly double the numbers from Afghanistan, who are the second largest group, at 563 arrivals.About 430 people have told authorities they are stateless, making up the third biggest group.

Three hundred and twenty people were Pakistani and 147 from Iraq.

But the fifth largest cohort this year – the 244 people who have arrived from Bangladesh – have not before appeared on official counts.

It comes as more people from Vietnam and Burma risk the dangerous sea journey to claim asylum, at 133 and 93 people respectively.  [I’m surprised to see the Vietnamese numbers—ed]

Bangladeshis are probably Rohingya Muslims:

Head West young man (or is that East!) Rohingya boarding boats at their first opportunity

He [refugee advocate] said the displaced Rohingya moved into Malaysia then Indonesia, where they got boats.

But they were also pushed into neighbouring Bangladesh, he said.”My suspicion is that it (Bangladeshi arrivals) has been as a consequence of the Rohingya people getting out and some Bangladeshi are able to find a way to get from Bangladesh to Australia now,” he said.   [Many believe the Rohingya are ethnically Bengali in the first place.—ed]

That ship of fortune! 

The above Herald Sun article provides a link to a story from last year in which we learn what the Gillard government is offering some asylum seekers.  All aboard!

WASHING machines, microwave ovens, DVDs and plasma TVs are among a 60-item welcome gift pack for asylum seekers offered rent-free homes in the community.

To fulfil a promise to move an influx of families out of detention, the Gillard Government is now fitting out each home with up to $10,000 worth of furnishings and electronics.

They are given food hampers upon arrival at rented homes where they wait for their claims to be processed.

Is it any wonder then that a new political party is rising in Australia, here.

Posted in Australia, Changing the way we live, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 4 Comments »

Maltese lawyer: Immigrants with no jobs do stupid things; more on the way

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 1, 2013

Make room Malta, here we come—more jobless immigrants looking for a ticket to America!

He was talking about a Somali on the island nation of Malta who had just been apprehended while in the process of stealing money from an open van.   From the Times of Malta  on Friday (hat tip: Charles):

Mohammed Nur, 34, of Somalia, was jailed for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to stealing cash from a van in Marsa at around 5pm yesterday.

Mr Nur, who resides at the Marsa open centre, was also charged with slightly injuring the owner of the vehicle.

[….]

Lawyer Cedric Mifsud, appearing as legal aid, said his client had problems because he was an immigrant and could not find a job, which led to him “doing these stupid things”.

Then don’t forget it was only two months ago that a bunch of “refugees” were charged with wrecking their living quarters on Malta apparently just for kicks here.

Lawyer Mifsud must be the go-to guy for crimes committed by the flood of illegal aliens who have arrived on Malta—many surely in hopes of being the lucky ones who get their ticket to America.

For new readers, we—the US State Department (cheered on by Catholic Charities)—is partially to blame for the increasing tide of Africans ‘finding their way’ to Malta because during the Bush years we set a dangerous precedent, we magically transformed  Somalis who arrived on Malta (seeking asylum?) into legitimate refugees to be taken to your cities and towns.  Refugee law requires that legitimate asylum seekers ask for asylum in the first safe place they arrive—that would be Malta and by extension the European Union.

It’s not just petty thieves and toilet-wreckers who are on Malta but here, on the same day as the first story above, Lawyer Mifsud is defending two Somalis (jobless men doing stupid things?) charged with raping an Italian woman.  Also, from the Times of Malta:

Two Somali men have been remanded in custody after they pleaded not guilty to raping an Italian woman in Hal Far on March 25 between 2 and 4am.

The men, Abdiraman Abukar, 26, and Liban Mohamoud, 26, both of Floriana, were also charged with are violent indecent assault, holding the woman against her will, harassing her, offending public morals and slightly injuring her.

The 21-year-old Italian, who resides in Valletta, filed a police report saying she was raped on Sunday night by a number of foreigners.

The men also pleaded not guilty to stealing her mobile phone and using violence against the woman.

Mr Mohamud, alone, was charged with driving a car without a licence and breaching bail conditions. Mr Abukar was charged with relapsing.

Police Inspector Yvonne Farrugia told Magistrate Neville Camilleri the men were arrested after their mobile phone numbers were traced from a number of records.

She objected to a bail request because of the nature of the crime, to which, she said, there were several witnesses, including the victim.

Mr Mahmoud had breached previous bail conditions and did not even respect the curfew imposed by another court, Insp. Farrrugia said.

The Abukar had been found guilty of raping another woman.

Insp. Farrugia said the victim identified the two men as her rapists.

More on the way!

Also last Friday there were several reports of boats on the way from north Africa where we—the Obama Administration—is also to blame for creating more lawlessness in Libya.  Most of these boat people are launching from there.

Eighty migrants rescued off Malta, from Perthnow.com:

A PREGNANT woman and a baby were among a group of 82 African migrants rescued from a dinghy off the coast of Malta.

The migrants were spotted some 110km south of the Mediterranean island after they had sent out an SOS via satellite phone. Officials said they had left Libyan shores.

The group, made up of 82 Somalis, including 10 women, were taken into custody upon their arrival in Malta. Their condition is unknown.

Three other boats with 260 people on board were intercepted by Italian coastguards early on Friday and taken to an immigration centre on the island of Lampedusa.

I was hoping that some of this trafficking would be brought under control when we learned in January that two bigwigs had been arrested at the Italian Embassy in Nairobi for trafficking Somalis to Malta (and Europe), here.  Guess not!

Readers, the Western world and our way of life is in deep trouble.  Forget the terrorists and nuclear bombs—the real nuclear bomb is third world immigrants flowing across and around the globe looking to survive.  And, we better dump the politically correct b.s. about the joys of multiculturalism or we are doomed.   Most Americans have no clue what is coming our way (forget Europe their goose is already cooked!).

For more on Malta, type ‘Malta’ into our search function and I bet we have over 100 posts on the mess the US helped create there.

About the photo:  It was originally published in a story at New Europe on the hundreds (including the 82) who arrived on Malta and on Italy’s Lampedusa Island Friday.

Posted in Asylum seekers, diversity's dark side, Europe, Other Immigration, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

 
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