Trump Watch! Don’t leave the Rohingya off extreme vetting list!
Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 25, 2017
I fear the Trump people don’t know all the questionable ethnic groups we are admitting!
Last night when Reuters reported that President Trump would sign an executive order restricting immigration from regions of the world known to be terror hotspots, the reporter listed these countries, or I assume they mean these nationalities (because many are no longer in their own countries but are spread out around the globe):
Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians, Libyans, Somalis, Sudanese and Yemenis.
However, we must not leave off the list the thousands of devout Rohingya Muslims we are admitting from Burma and Bangladesh. There is no way they are being vetted properly as they wander around Southeast Asia, many by boat.
I have a whole category (194 previous posts) going back years on Burma’s ethnic minority Rohingya and since I am running out of time this morning (I will be away today), you might want to click here and learn a bit more about them.
Also, see the discussion about their admission to the US in the most recent report from the President (Obama) here last September (search the report for ‘Rohingya’).
As an ethnic minority group of “special humanitarian concern” they do not have to prove individually that they would be persecuted if returned to Burma or Bangladesh, they need only say they are Rohingya and they are automatically assumed to be refugees. We pick them up in Thailand and Malaysia. Malaysia is a safe Muslim country so there is no reason they couldn’t just stay there!
We have taken thousands so far—13,500 during the Obama Administration! (Click here).
How many this fiscal year?
When I worked on numbers at Wrapsnet this morning, I checked on Burmese Muslim numbers and was surprised to find that 26% of the Burmese people we were bringing in are Muslims. This data is just for this fiscal year (FY2017) up until today.
Again, this post is filed in our Rohingya Reports category, here.
And, I will try to tell you about other ethnic groups that must be subject to extreme vetting later or tomorrow.
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