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Archive for October 3rd, 2014

Where are the ‘Unaccompanied alien children?’

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 3, 2014

Editor’s note:  It has been one of those days and many potential posts were not posted.  Thanks to all who have sent story ideas, hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

In our earlier post this morning we reported that Obama was awarding millions of dollars to refugee contractors to hire lawyers for some of the “children” who broke into America over the summer.  A reader alerts us to the latest numbers (as of August 31) by state of where the Office of Refugee Resettlement has sent them.

So, look at this list and remember that the states getting lawyers for illegal alien children are MD/VA, CA, TX, FL, TN, LA, AZ.  Why Tennessee and Arizona when there are several states with more illegal alien children?

Update:  I didn’t notice originally that you can check out your counties here.

Here is the list (highlighted in red are the top 10 states) from the Office of Refugee Resettlement:

State # of Unaccompanied Children
Alabama 634
Alaska
4
Arizona 218
Arkansas
250
California
4,680
Colorado
336
Connecticut
455
Delaware 168
District of Columbia
301
Florida
4,392
Georgia
1,623
Hawaii
8
Idaho 15
Illinois 437
Indiana
357
Iowa
196
Kansas
246
Kentucky
333
Louisiana
1,414
Maine 9
Maryland 3,248
Massachusetts
1,115
Michigan
154
Minnesota
240
Mississippi 238
Missouri
173
Montana
1
Nebraska 278
Nevada 188
New Hampshire
28
New Jersey
2,171
New Mexico
32
New York
4,799
North Carolina 1,648
North Dakota 4
Ohio
489
Oklahoma
284
Oregon
96
Pennsylvania
513
Puerto Rico
1
Rhode Island
173
South Carolina
491
South Dakota
31
Tennessee
1,020
Texas
6,217
Utah
103
Vermont 3
Virgin Islands 1
Virginia
3,193
Washington
310
West Virginia 20
Wisconsin
73
Wyoming
8
Total
43,419

All of our posts on ‘Unaccompanied minors’ are here.

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

German guards allegedly abused asylum-seekers in refugee center

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 3, 2014

The UNHCR must be hopping mad that their favored country for asylum these days—Germany—has produced some down right unwelcoming behavior toward the mostly Muslim asylum-seekers attempting to stay in Germany.

Let’s just say Germany has been the ‘fair-haired’ country as far as the UN is concerned, especially as it has promised to take in up to 20,000 Syrians over two years.

Now this!

Frankly, I think this is not an isolated incident involving a few rogue guards, but one which indicates (symptomatic of) the underlying anger of the average German citizen to being overrun by mostly Middle Easterners and Africans.

Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert: Achtung!!! We are a humane country! Get it! Humane I say. And, we are trying ever-so-hard to prove it!

From AFP via Relief Web earlier this week:

BERLIN, September 29, 2014 (AFP) – German police Monday started an investigation into six private security guards at a refugee centre accused of assaulting and humiliating asylum seekers in ways that drew comparisons to abuse against Guantanamo Bay prisoners.  [What the heck are they talking about—at GB the prisoners are treated with great care.—ed]

Police also questioned hundreds of refugees after disturbing photo and video footage emerged at the weekend, including an image showing a security guard pinning a handcuffed Algerian man to the floor with his boot on the man’s neck.

Police said they launched their investigation after a journalist passed on to them cellphone video footage that showed security guards forcing an elderly man to lie on a mattress covered in vomit while threatening to beat him.

North Rhine-Westphalia state Interior Minister Ralf Jaeger pledged to pursue “with utmost determination” the case in the refugee centre in Burbach, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) southeast of Cologne, vowing to ensure “that this never happens again”.

[….]

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said that if investigations confirm that “refugees were abused and humiliated, then these would be repulsive acts”.

“We are a humane country. In Germany, the dignity of man is respected… and that must be true in asylum centres and refugee camps,” said Steffen Seibert.

 See all of our posts on Germany by clicking here.  And, visit our archive on the ‘invasion of Europe’ here.

Gates of Vienna!

And, check out this post at Gates of Vienna a couple of weeks ago for the reader comments that have come in since then on the topic of Muslim immigration to Europe.  GoV asked readers to report in from Europe and they have.

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Two refugee contractors awarded taxpayer $$$ to supply lawyers to the “children”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 3, 2014

Eight regions of the US will be getting taxpayer funded lawyers.

The Obama Administration has come up with $9 million of your tax dollars so two of the big nine refugee resettlement contractors*** can get lawyers for some of the ‘Unaccompanied alien children’ who broke into America this summer.

Surely what the immigration lawyers will be trying to prove is that the kids are legitimate asylum seekers who can be declared refugees in the full sense of the word making them eligible for all forms of welfare and putting them on the fast track to citizenship.  Of course once the kids are declared “refugees” they will be able to bring in the extended family as well!

Lavinia Limon, CEO of USCRI (in green) and Clinton’s head of the Office of Refugee Resettlement must be jumping for joy at this windfall. Far left is Eskinder Negash, previously a VP at USCRI now heads the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Cozy huh! Wonder why people are sick of Washington! Photo: http://thehispanicblog.com/2012/04/14/who-is-lavinia-limon-meet-the-ceo-of-the-u-s-committee-for-refugees-immigrants/

Who says Obama isn’t creating jobs!

He is creating more jobs at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops special lawyers’ service and at the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI is already funded 99% by you!).

And, he is putting to work potentially hundreds of immigration lawyers who are pouring out of US law schools and looking for work (there is a glut of lawyers these days as any new law school grad will tell you).

From the Washington Times (hat tip: Erich).

Will the gutless wonders in Congress do anything about it?

The Obama administration will pay $9 million over the next two years to give taxpayer-funded attorneys to some of the illegal immigrant children who have surged across the U.S. border this year, the Health and Human Services Department said Tuesday.

About 2,600 immigrants will be able to be represented by lawyers thanks to the funds, which were awarded in two grants to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, according to a notice to be published in the Federal Register on Thursday.

Advocates cheered the decision, which they’d been demanding for months, saying it will not only help the children get a fair hearing on asylum claims, but it will also make the court proceedings go faster, which will end up saving the government money.

But administration critics in Congress said the move could violate federal law and will most likely prolong illegal immigrants’ time in the U.S., encouraging more children to make the dangerous crossing.

To end the surge at the border, the Obama administration should instead focus its efforts on deterring future border crossers and enforcing the laws against illegal entry into the United States,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican. “Without such actions, the flood of people attempting to cross the border illegally will only continue.”  [Blah, blah, blah, but will he do anything?—ed]

The administration’s move marks another effort to circumvent Congress.

Mr. Obama had requested $15 million to provide lawyers for the children in his emergency spending request earlier this summer, but Congress left town without approving the money.

The contractors will decide which children will be served, but there will be eight targeted areas in the US.

The Washington metropolitan region, with its high population of Central American immigrants, has taken an outsize number of the children, so it’s not surprising the Baltimore/Arlington region is one of eight areas that will get the money for lawyers.

The other seven are: Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, Dallas, Memphis, Tennessee, New Orleans and Phoenix.

All of our coverage of the Unaccompanied minors issue is here.
*** Two of the nine contractors hit pay dirt!  These are no longer non-profits, they are quasi-government agencies!

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , , , | 4 Comments »

 
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