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Sigh of relief in Sweden (NY): Illegal alien kids not coming to town after all!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 1, 2014

But, are they coming to yours?

An old Walmart store was apparently under consideration by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to house a large number of so-called ‘unaccompanied minors.’

Upstate NY Walmart ruled out as home for the Central American (mostly teenaged) boys crashing the US border.

From the Democrat and Chronicle (hat tip: Joanne):

Federal officials are no longer considering a former Walmart building in the town of Sweden as temporary housing for children who fled violence in Central America and are in the United States illegally.

Assemblyman Steve Hawley, R-Batavia, said in a news release Monday that after he raised concerns, the federal Department of Health and Human Services informed him that the site, which is near Brockport, no longer is on the table.

Hawley’s statement called the decision “the right one.”

“Brockport residents and upstate New York taxpayers can’t afford to be paying for the housing, health care and education of illegal immigrant children,” the statement said. “It’s important that we do everything to help these children, but Brockport is ill-equipped for such an undertaking long-term.”

Sweden Deputy Supervisor Robert Muesebeck said Town Hall received many phone calls from residents about the idea after it became public — most of them negative.

Muesebeck said Monday evening he had not been informed of federal officials’ decision.

“That would make a lot of our taxpayers and citizens happy,” he said.

Find out if the “kids” by the hundreds are coming to your town!

Here is the list of state refugee coordinators.  Call yours and ask!

Click here for our complete archive on “unaccompanied alien minors” seeking asylum.

By the way, New York state is a favorite (welcoming!) refugee resettlement state for the contractors.  Go here for our dozens of posts on New York.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

Asylee or refugee? Chart showing US “refugee” numbers is confusing

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 1, 2014

There is a chart making the rounds (several people have sent it to me) which supposedly shows the “origins” of “refugees” admitted to the US.   Although the text makes it clear that the numbers are for those granted “asylum” in the US (yes, they become refugees, aka asylees, for the purpose of getting their goodies), but to call them “refugees” is confusing.

A refugee is generally considered to be someone the UN selects abroad and is admitted into the US by the State Department after some initial screening.  A successful asylee is someone who got to the US on his or her own steam and then asked for asylum and were subsequently granted refugee status.

So why do the “unaccompanied minors” from Central America need lawyers? Because they are going to be applying for asylum (although most are economic migrants, not legitimate refugees). http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/06/05/Leaked-Images-Reveal-Children-Warehoused-in-Crowded-US-Cells-Border-Patrol-Overwhelmed

Also, the chart does not tell us what the time frame is for the numbers or where the author got them—are the numbers for 10 years, 5 years, one year???

Regular readers here can quickly see that the numbers are wrong if we are talking about “refugees” admitted by the US because leading that list in recent years are Iraqis, Burmese, Bhutanese and Somalis.

We don’t admit Chinese “refugees” in any great number.  This year (see stats here) for example in the same period that we took 32 Chinese “refugees” we have admitted 11,660 Iraqis.

Since the chart making the rounds lists Chinese “refugees” as over 65,000 it is clearly attempting to show “asylees” or “asylum seekers” (those who have not yet been granted asylum).   Those Chinese asylum seekers got in here through either illegal means or overstayed a visa (also illegal!).

By the way, most Chinese asylum seekers are frauds!  Remember this story from last February?

In fact, another bunch of frauds are the “unaccompanied kids” from mostly Central America who got in here illegally and are going to be seeking asylum.  If approved they will be refugees with all of the social services and rights available to a US citizen (except voting, but they will be doing that too!).   See our fact sheet for what refugees and asylees (those granted asylum) are eligible to receive.

Here is the government’s Annual Flow Report for 2012 which helps further make the distinction between “refugees” and “asylees.”  (Don’t ask me why they don’t have 2013 available, but I bet it’s because their “asylee” numbers are a chaotic mess or so over-the-top that they don’t want you to know!).

I sure hope that helps!

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Crimes, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

Somali voter fraud alleged in Minnesota House race

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 1, 2014

One hundred and forty Somalis registered to vote using the same address (where no one lives).

From KSTP news:

Absentee voting started Friday, six weeks ahead of primary elections. Already there are strong allegations of voter fraud.

The attorney for Phyllis Kahn says he got word Thursday night; there might be hundreds of people who are registering and voting using an address that’s not their home.

Absentee voting kicked-off Friday morning in a hotly contested democratic primary race for the state house between incumbent Phyllis Kahn and Mohamud Noor.

Brian Rice, attorney for the Phyllis Kahn Volunteer Committee, claims there’s voter fraud.

“I think there is a coordinated effort to use this address to bring voters into the DFL primary election on August 12, that’s what I think is going on,” Rice said. “It’s wrong, it violates Minnesota Law, it’s a crime.”

According to voter registration records from the Secretary of State’s office and the DFL Voter Activation Network more than 140 people used 419 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis as their home address, when they registered to vote.

The address is for what’s called Cedar Mailbox Center. The building manager and mail center’s employees weren’t comfortable speaking on camera, but they said they were surprised by the allegations.

They say nobody put the wrong address on purpose. For 13 years, many Somali-Americans from all across the state have been getting their mail there. They say nobody lives there.

This is the same Leftie political campaign/squabble that ended in fisticuffs back in February and the police had to be called in.

Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis?

I think that every day for over the last three years, this post (Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis?) has remained in our Top Posts.

Al-Hijra helpers!

Thank the US State Department and three federal contractors— Lutheran Social Services, Catholic Charities, and World Relief Minnesota—attracted to the state by generous welfare goodies gratis Minnesota taxpayers.  And, I would bet a buck that Phyliss Kahn and the DFL have been cheering the flood of Muslim migrants to the state for decades.

That reminds me, I wonder if Minnesota will be “welcoming” the unaccompanied minors from south of the border?  Do you live in Minnesota?  If so, call your state refugee coordinator and ask if the “kids are coming?”  Here is the list of all state refugee coordinators.

Related:  Sorry no time to write about it, but this was in my alerts today too—Minneapolis offers sharia-compliant loans to Somali and other Muslim business owners.  Special government-funded deals for special people!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

Brigitte Gabriel: Peaceful Muslims are irrelevant

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 1, 2014

You hear it all the time—most of the world’s Muslims are peaceful.

Brigitte Gabriel: “On September 11th in the United States we had 2.3 million Arab Muslims living in the United States. It took 19 hijackers – 19 radicals – to bring America to its knees.”

I’m sure it’s what the bureaucrats working in the US State Department and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (and their contractors) tell themselves all the time as they import more and more “refugees” from the Muslim world to America.

I wonder do any of them (do any of you!), in a quiet moment, have any second thoughts about what they (you) are doing to America?

A couple of weeks ago the Heritage Foundation held a panel discussion on the Benghazi terror attack.  Watch Brigitte Gabriel of ACT bring down the house when a Muslim law student brought up the issue of peaceful Muslims and the ideology driving the violence.

You can read about what happened (below are just a few words of Gabriel’s response).  However, I suggest you watch Gabriel’s forceful retort to the self-identified peaceful Muslim law student.   Click here!  Hat tip: Paul.

“There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world today. Of course not all of them are radicals. The majority of them are peaceful people. The radicals are estimated to be between 15-25% according to all intelligence services around the world.

“That leaves 75% of [Muslims being] peaceful people. But when you look at 15-25% of the world’s Muslim population, you’re looking at 180 million to 300 million people dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization. That is as big as the United States,” said Gabriel.

It follows that 15-25% of Muslims resettled in America will arrive with a radical ideology because you can bet that during security screening, radicals will lie like hell to get in here.  And, another large percentage will be interested in a peaceful conquest known as al-Hijra.

When you visit the ACT website, note that their annual conference this year will be in Washington, DC from September 10th-12th.

***Update*** Be sure to see Frontpage magazines expose’ on the peaceful Muslim “law student” who prompted Brigitte Gabriel’s forceful response. (Hat tip: Joanne)

 

 

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