In first six weeks of FY2016 we resettled 827 Somalis; all but one are Muslim
Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 17, 2015
As I mentioned in my post this morning on governors, while we are going crazy over Syrian Muslims coming into the US, the beat goes on with the resettlement of Somalis which we have been bringing for over two decades (once a resettlement starts it doesn’t end) and dropping them off in your states.
Top five ‘lucky’ states are Minnesota, Arizona, New York, Ohio and Texas.
Here is a map showing where the first 827 Somalis have been resettled since October 1 (the beginning of the 2016 fiscal year). Last year the total was around 8,858 (well over 100,000 now) Why? Why are we still bringing in Somalis at this high rate? And, by the way, we are picking up Somalis all over the world and there is no data on them either! Tell me how you vet someone who has “made his way” to Indonesia or Malaysia? Or, to Malta for that matter after launching from Libya?
Poster boy (here) for Somali resettlement to America?
Surprise, there was one Christian in the batch of 827! Search data here.
***Update*** November 18th The bill supported by Speaker Paul Ryan, authored by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC), and expected to be voted on tomorrow in the House, merely calls for the administration to certify that any refugees brought here from Iraq and Syria are not terrorists. Why are Somalis not included? More Somali former refugees have left the US to fight with al-shabab and ISIS than any other ethnic group.
***Update***November 19th See Iraqi resettlement numbers for these same first six weeks of FY2016, here. Did your state get Iraqis?
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