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Archive for October 12th, 2014

Mexican government paying legal fees so illegal alien kids can stay in America

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 12, 2014

Now why would they do a thing like that?  Wouldn’t you think that they would need these young people in Mexico—aren’t they Mexico’s future?

Yes, they are—right here in the USA!  They are Mexico’s pipeline to American money!

Can you say remittances!

It is cheaper to assure Mexicans can stay and work in America by paying their legal bills than to have them come home empty-handed.

I remember first hearing about the desire of some Central American governments to keep Temporary Protected Status alive for Salvadorans (for instance) during the Bush years.  Bush even acknowledged in one news report I saw (can’t find it now) that the remittances sent ‘home’ to El Salvador kept the country’s economy propped up!

Why do you think Central American governments turned a blind eye when the ‘UACs’ stormed the US border this summer?

Here is the news I’m seeing everywhere about this Mexican dirty trick.  From Breitbart (via Drudge):

The government of Mexico is paying to help its citizens who are living illegally in the United States avoid deportation.

According to a report from National Public Radio, the Mexican government through its 50 consulates around the United States has been helping to fund low-income illegal immigrants to apply for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA — which shields illegal immigrants from deportation and allows them to work in the U.S.

NPR’s report details the story of Tania Guzman, an illegal immigrant who said the cost of applying for DACA worried her, but she was able to afford it after her pro-bono lawyer from Public Counsel told her she could access financial help from the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles.

Mexico paid for all Guzman’s attorney fees and application fees, according to NPR. In the end Guzman told NPR she paid just $50.

The report explains that since 2012, the year DACA began, the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles has assisted more then 260 Mexican illegal immigrants apply for protections under DACA.

Julian Escutia, an official with the Mexican Embassy in Washington, told NPR that it does not keep track of how many illegal immigrants’ DACA applications they fund, and that funding is “on a case-by case basis.”

“Our main objective is the well-being of our nationals wherever they are,” he said. “So what we want for them is that they are successful and really continue contributing to this country [the U.S.],” she told NPR.  [What a joke, it is all about the money for Mexico!—ed]

It is about remittances!  See this detailed report from the World Bank from this past spring entitled:

‘Remittances to developing countries to stay robust this year, despite increased deportations of migrant workers, says WB’

The next time you see one of those economic reports (promoted by the likes of “Welcoming America”) purporting to show that immigrants are an economic plus to a city—that they are working, paying taxes, starting businesses, and drawing federal welfare bucks to a city—check to see if the report includes how many US dollars those same immigrants are sending out of your city to their “home” country.  I wager that figure is never included in the analysis!

Regarding the graph:  Go to this Congressional report and see that in 2010 (a slow economic year!) $48 Billion US dollars in remittances flowed out of the country to the developing world.  I’m sure there are newer figures available, and that the number is much greater, but these graphs give you a good idea.

Also, see this post I wrote at PTPR in 2013—Money the principle driver of foreign governments’ interest in US “immigration reform.”

For all of our coverage of ‘Unaccompanied minors’ go here.

Update of sorts!  It is an older article, but a reader reminds us of this story from last month that is further evidence of Mexico and the Obama Administration protecting Mexico’s workers in America (US Signs Agreement with Mexico to Protect Mexican Workers–Including Illegals).

Posted in Legal immigration and jobs, Obama, Other Immigration, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

Eden Prairie, MN Somalis want taxpayers to provide more low-income housing (for their people)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 12, 2014

Remember readers, if your town (or state—Wyoming!) is “welcoming” refugees (and is initially generous with social services) this is the inevitable outcome—aggressive refugees, once their numbers reach a sufficient level, will demand more from local taxpayers.

Community organizer Asad Aliweyd Director of the New American Academy in Eden Prairie: “…the need is huge.” http://metrostability.org/news/article.php?sid=Alliance_Welcomes_New_Board_Members

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

As an outer-ring, affluent suburb, Eden Prairie may seem an unlikely city to draw a growing refugee community. But 17 years ago, Somali-Americans like Asad Aliweyd moved there for its top-ranked schools, safe community and job opportunities.

Now, nearly two decades later, Eden Prairie has the third-largest Somali population in the Twin Cities, next to Minneapolis and St. Paul, according to the city, with an estimated 3,500 to 5,000 residents.

The Somali language is second only to English in Eden Prairie schools. The police department has its first Somali police reserve officer. And the city has Somali businesses, including a halal grocery store, and two mosques.

“Eden Prairie is more welcoming to Somalis than anywhere else,” said Aliweyd, a former math teacher who now runs a center providing classes for Somali youth and adults.

But he and other Somali leaders are pushing for more support from the city and school district, and for more affordable housing as the city plans for development along the future Southwest Corridor light-rail line. There, Aliweyd envisions a multicultural market like Minneapolis’ Midtown Global Market and more affordable apartments.

“In Eden Prairie, we are in an island,” he said of Somali resources. “If we weren’t here, no one would be doing this.”

City and school leaders say they are providing free resources to residents for everything from finding housing to filling out job applications, hosting a popular monthly program for Somali mothers and having Somali-speaking coordinators to help families.

We’re trying to help them out the best we can with limited budgets,” City Council Member Brad Aho said.  [Bend over!—ed]

There is a lot more in the article.  Go here to continue reading.

Here are our previous posts mentioning Eden Prairie.

Columbus, Ohio activists working hard on behalf of Somalis looking for good affordable housing, here.

See one of our top posts for all time, from 2011Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis?—and thank the US State Department, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and World Relief Minnesota for dropping the original Somali seed community into the fertile ground of a generous, welfare-rich, state.

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, So what did they expect?, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

Oregon: “Domestic partner” of Democrat governor admits to sham marriage to Ethiopian

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 12, 2014

This isn’t a refugee story, but it does involve one of our favored refugee nationalities—an Ethiopian—who paid the now “fiancée” of Gov. John Kitzhaber $5000 more than a decade ago to marry him to gain US citizenship.

Just for your information, we have tens of thousands of Ethiopians now in the US through refugee resettlement.  In fact the Director of the entire federal Office of Refugee Resettlement is Ethiopian Eskinder Negash.  Additionally one of the nine major federal refugee contractors is the Ethiopian Community Development Council.

Earlier this year we reported on a huge marriage fraud bust in the African migrant go-to state of Maine, here.

Hayes has been living with the Governor as his “domestic partner” since 2003 according to wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kitzhaber

Here is the juicy news from KATU.com (hat tip: Cathy):

PORTLAND, Ore. – In a stunning admission Thursday, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s fiancée Cylvia Hayes admitted to illegally marrying an Ethiopian immigrant in the late 1990s for money and so he could stay in the United States to get a college degree.

Hayes said she was paid about $5,000 and made the “bad decision” to marry the man during a “difficult and unstable period” of her life and that she was “associating with the wrong people” at the time.

[…..]

Hayes apologized to the people of Oregon and to the governor for her actions and said Kitzhaber did not know about the marriage until this Tuesday.

“I was ashamed and embarrassed; therefore, I did not share this information even with John once we met and started dating,” she said.

She also said she has retained a lawyer and is prepared to accept the consequences.

The Governor did not attend the Hayes press conference.

There is a lot more, read it all here.  Hayes might not be prosecuted, but sources tell KATU that the Ethiopian scammer could be deported.

More Bloggers needed!  Someone should write a blog focusing on scams being perpetrated by migrants on America.  Heck, look at all the food stamp fraud (trafficking!) cases we have reported over the years.  And, then there are the Medicaid fraud cases in addition to the phony marriages.  There would be fresh news every day for you to report.  You could have a blast!

Posted in Africa, Crimes, Immigration fraud | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

 
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