Why do we take any ‘refugees’ from Russia? Are they even legitimate refugees?
Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 11, 2017
Who are the 47 non-Russians (processed through Russia) that were brought to America in the first 5 months of this fiscal year?
I hope to write more posts on the issue of Processing Country asking why we process refugees in from places where clearly the definition of a refugee is being stretched to something unrecognizable!
(LOL! Since Russia is in the news every day, I’m starting with Russia***).
Legitimate refugees are supposed to have left the country from which they have been persecuted and ask for asylum in the first safe country they arrive in, so what is this business of taking Russian nationals from within Russia? Or, others who got there looking for asylum?
Longtime readers know I have been asking about the Malta scam for years (yes, I will call it a scam) where we take illegal aliens off the hands of the Maltese government for no apparent good reason. (Malta archive here). And, then, not to be overlooked, there is the South Africa ‘refugee’ express to America! And, why are we processing refugees to the US from Israel???
I’ve told you about the Processing Country data at Wrapsnet previously, here.
Each month (of the present fiscal year) the Refugee Processing Center updates the information on those pages for the previous months of the fiscal year. Therefore, available now is the data from October 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017 (5 months of FY17). Click here.
Today I was interested in the fact that we processed in to the US 273 ‘refugees’ from Russia in those 5 months.
Of course for years we took tens of thousands from the Communist Soviet Union, but why now?
When one uses other data at Wrapsnet for those same 5 months we see that of the 273, 226 were Russian nationals.
Who are the other 47 ‘refugees’ we took off Russia’s hands in the last 5 months and why are they our problem? (Why are any of the 273 our problem for that matter?)
Of the 226 Russian nationals, we clearly had a ‘religious’ test! The top religions of the 226 included 95 Baptists, 68 Pentecostals, and 30 Jews. (We have been perverting the refugee definition for decades with the Lautenberg Amendment).
More troubling to me is: Who are the 47 individuals who got to Russia and are then processed in to the US? Are they from Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq or elsewhere? Were they thoroughly vetted? And, again, why are they our responsibility???
Holy moly! I just looked up Afghanistan and see that we admitted 988 Afghan refugees in those 5 months! Only 18 were processed in from Afghanistan. Where in the world were the other 970? Were a few in Russia? Think about it! How thoroughly vetted is an Afghan ‘refugee’ who has wandered to another country!
Russia only takes a tiny number of refugees, see here. But, I repeat, why is anyone from Russia our problem today?
I sure hope the Trump people in charge of the US Department of State know about all of the perversion of the definition of refugees going on around the world!
***People trying to escape poverty (poor economic conditions) or violence from criminal activity are not legitimate refugees! A refugee must be able to claim they would be persecuted for their political views, race, religion etc. When you look at the Processing Country map link, here, ask yourselves why on earth are we processing ‘refugees’ from countries with stable governments (in addition to Russia) like Austria, El Salvador, Cuba, Malaysia, South Africa, and ISRAEL (among others!)?