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Archive for October 7th, 2014

Canada to speed up Syrian refugee intake

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 7, 2014

No surprise…

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander: Syrians are coming! http://www.cicsimmigration.com/alexander/

From the Toronto Sun:

OTTAWA – Canada has taken in 1,500 Syrian refugees, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander told the House of Commons Monday.

The government had been under pressure from opposition politicians to bring more refugees to Canada more quickly.

“If they are here, where the heck are they?” NDP MP Andrew Cash asked. “Response by this government has been incredibly slow and it’s not commensurate with the tragedy unfolding.”

Alexander said the system has been improved so that refugees can get to Canada more quickly.

New readers interested in Canada’s refugee problems, go here for our archive on our “welcoming” northern neighbor.

By the way, how many Canadians (former refugees and others welcomed by Canada in years past) are fighting with ISIS now?

Posted in Canada, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

Fiscal year 2014 wrap-up: Top nationalities admitted to US; top resettlement states

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 7, 2014

If you are following the refugee resettlement program closely you should occasionally visit the Refugee Processing Center for the data the US State Department is willing to allow the public to see.

They have taken away from public view one data table that we previously found interesting and that was the information on which nationalities were resettled in which city.  That was very useful and they surely still track those numbers but are only available to special people who have a pass code to get in.  Likewise they track the religions of refugees but again only friends of the refugee program are allowed to see those.

Before I get to those useful tables that you can still access, I noticed one more way to keep you in the dark.  One table that you might think would be useful and which I initially directed readers to in my previous post (removed now) is one in which it lists which refugees went to which state, BUT, on closer examination, it is useless!  Why?  Because it only shows the processing country and the US state to which the refugee was resettled.  Processing countries are virtually meaningless!

We don’t process refugees directly from Somalia yet we took in 9,000 Somalis in FY 2014 from all over the world apparently.  If you do look at that data table, check out Minnesota to see what I mean—they list no Somalis going to MN last year (2014), but we know they did (see data table from Minnesota listing 977 Somalis arriving there as of August 31), we just don’t know how many were processed in Kenya, in Malta, in Thailand etc.

Political caucus in Minneapolis (men sit on one side, the women on the other). https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/wnd-more-on-minnesota-somalis-welfare-and-jihad/ Photo: Star Tribune

Go here for all the data tables available to the public, some updated for September 30th, and some, as of this writing, only updated to August 31.  Don’t delay because these soon disappear down a black hole.

Somalis move up to the number three slot for the most number of refugees we resettled in FY2014. 

(See all of the numbers for Somali resettlement we have compiled over the last 30 years, here).

Top five nationalities of refugees resettled in US in FY 2014 (from this map):

1)  Iraq (19,769) the largest percentage will be Muslim

2)  Burma (14,598)  most will be Christians, other minority religions and some Muslims (update: a larger number than I originally assumed)

3)  Somalia (9,000) Muslims  (almost up to George Bush levels!)

4)  Bhutan/Nepal (8,434) most will be Hindu, Buddhist, a few Christians

5)  D.R. Congo (4,540) mostly Christians (update: some Muslims among them)

Remember we learned the other day that the Bhutan resettlement would soon end and be replaced by Syrian refugees who will be majority Muslim.

Top ten states receiving refugees in FY 2014 (I took these off the map so check it for me!):

1)  Texas (7,211)

2)  California (6,110)

3)  New York (4,079)

4)  Michigan (4,000)

5)  Florida (3,519)

6)  Arizona (2,963)

7)  Ohio (2,812)

8)  Pennsylvania (2,743)

9)  Georgia (2,693)

10)  Illinois (2,578)

North Carolina and Washington state are not far behind.

We have archived this information in two categories here at RRW:  Refugee Statistics and Where to find information.

Just a reminder to states (like Wyoming!) and cities which will “welcome” refugees in FY2015, you will not get refugees just from certain countries, but will get a smattering from a wide variety of countries which will make it even more difficult to deal with the language problems in the schools, the health department and the criminal justice system.   See the language stats by going here and clicking on ‘top ten languages.’

Posted in Changing the way we live, Iraqi refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Where to find information | Tagged: , , | 7 Comments »

San Antonio: Surprise! Iraqi lied on refugee application; suspected links to Al-Qaida

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 7, 2014

But, the government got him on only ripping-off the taxpayer for his disability payments!  He could get ten years in the slammer (on our dime), but no mention of deportation!

The next time you hear about how thoroughly refugees are screened, remember this story!

Iraqi “refugee” leaves federal court house yesterday. Photo By JERRY LARA/San Antonio Express-News

By the way, he is not the first to lie, nor will he be the last!

From MySanAntonio:

SAN ANTONIO — An Iraqi man who was resettled in San Antonio to escape purported persecution pleaded guilty Monday to lying to get refugee status and stealing from the U.S. government.

Ahmed Khudhur Tayyeh, 39, was arrested last year after counterterrorism agents investigated him on suspicion that he had ties to al-Qaida.

He was set to go to trial Monday on charges of withholding information from the Social Security Administration and withholding information on his refugee application. He abruptly accepted a plea offer instead, pleading guilty to one count of theft from the government and one charge of making a false statement. A charge of Social Security fraud was dismissed.

As one of nearly 200,000 Iraqi refugees approved by the U.S. government for resettlement in America since 2007, Tayyeh was given a green card despite his giving conflicting stories about how he injured his leg.

In one story, he allegedly said he took a hit from an improvised bomb; in another, he said he was kidnapped by Iraqi police and shot in the leg.

[….]

In court Monday, Tayyeh admitted that on his refugee application he failed to list two brothers and claimed his father had been killed. His brothers are believed to have al-Qaida links, and his father is still alive.

Read it all.

Off the top of my head here are a few other Iraqis now spending time in US prisons on our dime.  By the way, I’ve advocated that the US State Department pick up some of the prison tabs for those they have resettled (not just Iraqis) now living in prison on us!

See, Kentucky Iraqi terrorists here Colorado Iraqi rapists hereArizona Iraqi bombs Social Security Office, here.  California Iraqi who murdered his wife and pretended Islamophobes did it, hereSouth Dakota Iraqi sex trafficker gets life, here.

So much for screening!

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

 
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