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NYT reports first hardship story as refugees entering the US last evening being detained

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 28, 2017

And, so it begins. 

I told you here on January 7th exactly what the refugee contractors would do!

Rutland, Vermont a case study!

This is what I said eleven days ago:

The US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) said in a press release in recent days that they were going ahead with their plans to open an office in Rutland, VT for the purpose of placing 100 Syrians (the first 100!) in the city where those plans have drawn heated controversy since last spring.


Ms. Limon was irresponsible opening the Rutland, VT office only weeks ago when she knew this was coming. So, I’m saying she is cruel by giving false hope to refugees. The refugee contracting agency she heads is 97% funded by you!

Throwing all caution to the wind (shelling out money they don’t know they will have) and gambling that they can back Trump down, the federal resettlement contractor headed by longtime Clinton ally Lavinia Limon is hiring staff for a proposed opening in a couple of weeks—timed, I surmise, to happen just about the time Donald Trump is inaugurated.

Setting up a showdown with Donald Trump…..

If Trump does what he said he would do and quickly pauses refugee resettlement at least from terror-producing regions of the world, USCRI will be in a position to scream bloody murder—how dare Trump stop these poor women and children who were headed to a ‘welcoming’ Vermont town.

And this:

Warning to Mr. Trump: These are not squishy do-gooder organizations and people who you can easily roll. They are sharp, experienced political fighters.

Well, the fight is on as Pres. Trump did what he said he would do and now the NYT (story here) and Lavinia Limon are crying foul!

Here (at Valley News) is Ms. Limon wailing*** about Vermont two days ago (when it became clear Trump was not backing down):

Montpelier — The mayor of Rutland — a city that had been expecting up to 100 refugees from Syria and Iraq — said he fears a policy being considered by President Donald Trump would halt refugee resettlement in the city.

Trump is proposing to reduce the maximum number of refugees by more than half, to 50,000, for the budget year ending in September. He’s expected to suspend the U.S. refugee program for four months and indefinitely bar those fleeing war-torn Syria.

“That could very well mean the end of refugee resettlement for the city of Rutland,” where two Syrian refugee families recently arrived, Mayor Christopher Louras said.

“The human tragedy is terrible,” said Lavinia Limon, president of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. “The cruelty of doing that to people is really, really bad.”

Continue reading here.

Who is, first and foremost, responsible for the “cruelty?”

The US State Department bureaucrats (see Bureaucrats gone wild!) and Ms. Limon because they were pushing the refugees (the poor political pawns!) in to the pipeline as fast as they could! It was irresponsible of them to not start slowing down the flow on the day after election day.

For new readers, Ms. Limon’s organization is paid by the head to place the refugees!

For more on Rutland, click here. For our large archive on Ms. Limon, go here.

This post is archived in our Trump Watch! category.

*** Don’t miss more stories about the wailing and gnashing of teeth in the Open Borders movement. See Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily (here).

18 Responses to “NYT reports first hardship story as refugees entering the US last evening being detained”

  1. Theodore said

    Full text of the Stay halting deportations under Trump’s [1/27/17] immigration order [for those who had arrived on US soil with their papers in order after Trump had signed the order — i.e. the ones who were already in transit to a US port of entry shortly before the order was signed.]

    (Note: From Associated Press: “Some foreign nationals who were allowed to board flights before the order was signed Friday had been detained at U.S. airports, told they were no longer welcome. The DHS official who briefed reporters by phone said 109 people who were in transit on airplanes had been denied entry and 173 had not been allowed to get on their planes overseas.” re:



    the stay order:

    * Question: Is the Stay an order to ‘not deport and release into the US’, or, is it an order to ‘not deport but OK to keep in detention until there is a final ruling on Trump’s EO’?


    the complaint: filed by ACLU in Federal court in Brooklyn.

    * Question regarding jurisdiction: Does this imply that the 109 people who were in transit on airplanes and had been denied entry were ALL in transit to port of entry, JFK airport?


    I just wanted to highlight the types of visas and some of other technical — in case anyone wishes to share any more info about these types of visa programs…

    “Special Immigrant Visa” (SIV):

    Petitioner Darweesh was granted a Special Immigrant Visa (“SIV”) on January 20, 2017 as a result of his service to the United States as an interpreter, engineer and contractor.

    technical notes in the complaint:

    Congress created the Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) programs to provide safety and refuge in the United States for Iraqis and Afghans who face or have faced serious threats on account of their faithful and valuable service to the United States. The programs were established pursuant to the Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act of 2007, 8 U.S.C. § 1157 note at 1241-49 and the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2008, 8 U.S.C. § 1101 note at 601-02.

    “Follow to Join Visa” / refugee status:

    Petitioner Alshawi was granted a Follow to Join Visa on January 11, 2017 to rejoin his wife and son, who were granted refugee status due to their family’s association with the United States military.

    technical notes in the complaint:

    Follow to Join (FTJ) visa category F2A (joining spouse and child) awarded by the U.S. Department of State on January 11, 2017. See generally 8 U.S.C. § 1157(c)(2)(A); 8 C.F.R. § 207.7(a) (spouse or child of refugee “shall be granted refugee status if accompanying or following-to-join the principal alien”).

    Ms. Alshawi and her son applied for refugee status in January 2011. Upon information and belief, in January of 2014 Ms. Alshawi and her son were approved to travel to Houston through the Priority 2-Direct Access Program (P2-DAP). Upon information and belief, Ms. Alshawi and her son have since adjusted their statuses to that of lawful permanent residents and now live in Houston, Texas. Ms. Alshawi subsequently filed for a FTJ visa for her husband. On October 9, 2014, USCIS approved Ms. Alshawi’s I-730 petition for Mr. Alshawi’s entry. On January 11, 2017, Mr. Alshawi obtained a U.S. Visa Foil Type ZZ (Visa 93) with a notation in his passport that the foil was prepared at DHS request.

    more legal tech in the complaint:

    …respectfully move this Court for an order certifying a representative class of Petitioners consisting of all individuals with refugee applications approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as part of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, holders of valid immigrant and non-immigrant visas, and other individuals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen legally authorized to enter the United States, but who have been or will be denied entry to the United States on the basis of the January 27, 2017 Executive Order.

    The United States government is obligated by United States and international law to hear the asylum claims of noncitizens presenting themselves at United States borders and ports of entry.

    Respondents’ actions in denying Petitioners the opportunity to apply for asylum, taken pursuant to the EO, violate the procedural due process rights guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.

    Under United States law as well as human rights conventions, the United States may not return (“refoul”) a noncitizen to a country where she may face torture or persecution.
    See 8 U.S.C. § 1231(b); United Nations Convention Against Torture (“CAT”),…


  2. dotsword said

    oh geez –can’t even watch the local news now –bleeding heart stories, and of course the Media specifically chooses to hone in on 1 guy who was an interpreter for U.S.

    I hope President Trump also remembers to shut down previous potus’ numerous PR agents that were/are so loyal to his ’causes’ — {and all paid for by Taxpayers! –highest $$$ in history solely for PR & spin-doctors for previous potus’ various agendas}


    • Yes I remember one case where Iraqi “friends of US” were charged with rape or some terrible crime here in US. Just because they helped us over there does not mean that they believe in our culture, values, or laws.

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      • Ann Corcoran said

        I’m going to repost that case today…

        Liked by 1 person

        • dotsword said

          Thank you Ab & Ann — you both “get it” –Please also post it in twitter –remind as many ppl as possible. In my experience, the Interpreters are also the most adept at spinning incessant lies to the English speaking world —

          –especially re the tear jerker stories; they are usually the ones that CREATE the various ‘background stories’ for the Refugees – emphasis on ‘create’ [i.e. a much repeated biggie is that refugee owned a successful biz]; they are the ones who create the addt’l lies after the refugees arrive; teaching how to play the Americans for fools -much more but suffice to say you’re both on the right track.


  3. Dave Gorak said

    A new generation of boilerplate sob-sister “news” stories was not unexpected as a result of anybody having the nerve to even suggest that we start enforcing our immigration laws.

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  4. We the People expected President Trump to do this. everyone knew it was coming. Thank you President Trump for doing what you say and saying what you mean.

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  5. In Niagara Falls NY they are equally miffed.

    “NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — While President Trump’s executive order on refugees is meant to secure America’s borders, some are concerned that this is hurting refugees who have already been vetted and are trying to flee terrorism.

    It’s already impacting one program that was working to bring families to Niagara Falls starting later this month.

    This group of refugees included more than thirty children who were going to be welcomed into the Niagara Falls School District. They were already fully vetted and approved to move here from countries like Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. Now, they aren’t coming. They are being detained overseas.

    Jewish Family Service runs a resettlement program here. We are told many of the families probably don’t know that they won’t be coming to the United States yet.”

    More at the link plus a news report video

    Just a note: I used to work in the Falls. Sh!thole then, more so now. Property taxes are sky high and there are really only a few pockets there that have what I would call desirable housing.


  6. There have been 32K admitted in 4 months and now President Trump is taking control of the borders, protecting Americans, and stopping the transformation of America.

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  7. sidefxny said

    Ann- so glad to see you were interviewed by WND! They are paying attention.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Reblogged this on islamnewworldorder and commented:
    Here’s a cool idea: Ms. Lavinia Limon (in the below pic) should take all these “refugees” into her own home…which, of course, she would never do.
    That’s not the plan of these 9 national SCAM outfits with their hundreds of underling local offices–NO! the plan is to secretly go into unsuspecting, happy and innocent communities, open an office, dump the “refugees” on them, then wash their hands and never have to see the “refugees” again.
    These SCAM operators are not nice people, and very likely are also paid by the nwo elitist open border fanatics.

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    • dotsword said

      ditto! –and there-in lies the biggest problem —

      Decision makers & Do-gooders and Corporate Funders/Sponsors ***do NOT *** have to live w/them; they play *** NIMBY Xtreme *** and dump them into our neighborhoods to deal with the months and YEARS of fallout and Endless problems. [speaking from experience –too many years of experience, in a NIMBY Dumping Ground]




  10. The best of your story was this quote: “Warning to Mr. Trump: These are not squishy do-gooder organizations and people who you can easily roll. They are sharp, experienced political fighters.”

    As a former refugee resettlement agency director, that statement should be emblazoned somewhere in your site–and maybe on the wall of Homeland Security as well.

    Locally in Rochester, the agency types recruited sympathetic refugees to plead the agency’s greed-induced case for more refugees on TV. Fortunately, Paul Sutliff, friend and local author of “Civilization Jihad” and other such books, was briefly interviewed on Channel 10 to refute the agency’s position. Watching the “show” and hearing a refugee woman say that what the USG was doing was not constitutional made me laugh. These agency guys and their refugees know precious little about the constitution, and most could really care less about what the constitution ACTUALLY says. Very disturbing and, frankly, sick.

    My hat’s off to Pres. Trump for bucking the tide and doing the right thing. By the way, I had worked with Lavinia Limon in Singapore in the late 70’s when I was interviewing the Viet boat people to determine their eligibility for refugee status, the finest and most productive refugee group ever to have entered the US in the last 50 years! Ah, the good ‘ole days when commonsense and compassion drove the refugee program. Since then, the program has literally gone off the rails and compassion seldom motivates the “refugee resettlement industry”.

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  11. If you are going to argue against refugees, would you please consider not stereotyping, name calling, and using derisive language (“wailing”, “squishy do-gooder organizations” – these two just in this article). We can respect each other and give dignity in spite of our differences. However, in order to hear each other and have dialogues, it is helpful to use respectful language.


    • Need a safe space?

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      • dotsword said

        Made My Day James! -Thanks for the giggles.–after months of being called all sorts of nasty names by MAINSTREAM MEDIA especially the Broadcast Networks – I literally cannot stop laughing.

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    • 7delta said

      We can respect each other and give dignity in spite of our differences. However, in order to hear each other and have dialogues, it is helpful to use respectful language.

      Great idea! Have you notified the Southern Poverty Law Center, Move-on, Hillary, Obama, Center for American Progress, the MSM, CAIR, OIC, UN…on heck, all progressive leftists/Islamists and their organizations? I’ve been called a racist, an islamophobe, skin color privileged, a kafir, an infidel, a deplorable, a hater, etc…I’m sure you’ve heard…just for telling the truth. And no, the truth isn’t relative. It is what it is.

      Do two wrongs make a right? Absolutely not, but let’s face it, the left has stereotyped itself by its own behavior. Rioting over provably false narratives. Protesting for causes that don’t exist. Did you see the Women’s March? I’m ashamed these people are female. They really are dumber than rocks….in knitted baby bonnets. They were protesting figments of their imagination…all created by “narratives.” I doubt they could even name one single right that’s endangered or that is not equal to a man’s. That didn’t matter. Soros paid for around 50 groups to put on a show and they did. You can’t reason with that. You can only laugh at it and keep telling the truth.

      I’m not calling names when I accurately say the left has gone so far over the edge that they have lost all credibility. They consistently act like spoiled brats that are arrogantly, totally and possibly irreparably ignorant of verifiable facts. The worst part is they don’t care, because they’re completely certain they’re intellectually and morally superior. They seem to take some sort of pride in flying by the seat of their emotional britches, as if being profoundly delusional and ignorant is equivalent to discovering penicillin. Virtue signaling is not an art form and it just makes them look childishly ridiculous. I’ve seen kindergartners with higher abilities to reason.

      Yes, there are people on the right who don’t always chose their words carefully, but Ann is not one of them. She’s been doing this for a long time and the wailing and sanctimonious screeching that flows through this site would be funny, if it were not so pathetic. Sarcasm every now and then is better than being filled with hatred like the left. Ann is too much of a kind caring lady to hate, but the effort she’s put into educating herself and others about the RRP, despite the hatred she’s received, gives her some leeway in resorting to sarcasm, when the left flies into another round of moonbattery.

      Sarcasm is my art form and I’m refraining just now. I am not Ann. I do not suffer fools gladly. And I’m southern. I’m armed to the teeth with moonlight and machetes and I’m not afraid to use them. I do have manners and can use them like a sterling steak knife. Sometimes, you have to fight back against those unjustly attacking you and are incapable of logic.

      I would love to put away the cutlery and have civil respectful discussions with people who actually bother to study and learn the subject they’re discussing, but sadly, we’re dealing with people who know nothing, but the pre-approved narratives and names they’re supposed to call anyone who dares disagree with them. They don’t want to have a discussion. They can’t. So they call names to try to shut people up. The ones who do know better simply lie, like now, about the Constitutionality and the law regarding Trump’s EO. The superiorly ignorant and the liar are green lights for me.

      So, if you find sarcasm a bit beyond your taste, you can thank Sal Alinsky for his contribution to the left’s discourse and thank the left for thinking he wrote a religious text. Then, you might want to get out of the way when the light turns green.

      Chris, we’re fighting for our lives, our children’s lives, your life and America’s. If you don’t know why that’s the case, I’ll be glad to explain, sans cutlery. I’ll even provide accurate primary sources.

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