Refugee Resettlement Watch

(Only) 237 Somalis have been removed from US since last October; not thousands!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 30, 2017

I was pretty excited to report here that we were stepping up deportations of illegal alien/criminal Somalis, that thousands would be removed. But, now I see that even that administration effort is really not much to write home about!

The news here, if it is accurate, is that ICE won’t arrest illegal Somalis (who are not in detention) at their homes or work places.  Already, “sensitive places” such as schools, places of worship and hospitals are off limits.

Trump’s ambassador to Somalia (Stephen Schwartz) gives Somalia’s new Prez a special gift. A better gift might be to give Somalia back its people instead of hauling them by the thousands to the US! We will see how many of their illegal aliens they will repatriate as well! Photo: http://tribunist.com/news/american-ambassador-gives-make-somalia-great-again-hat-to-somalian-president/

So are we expected to believe that federal agents are going to wait on the streets to nab them coming and going from home to mosque? Only, if we hire a lot more agents!

Over the many years I’ve written RRW there would be flurries of pronouncements that Somalis in the country illegally would be sent back to Somalia and each time there would follow squishy, mealy-mouthed discussions about how can we do such a thing (send people back) because Somalia is still a hellhole!

Is Somalia ever NOT going to be a hellhole? Is this administration headed that way (to weakness and squishy talk) again?

In case you missed it, Trump has admitted 1,359 supposedly persecuted (by whom?) Somalis since inauguration day.

According to Wrapsnet (as of today) the US ‘welcomed’ 5,167 Somalis in FY17 (so far).  And, we are supposed to be excited by the removal of 237 of them in that same time frame?  Net gain is 4,930 since October of 2016!

Here is the latest at Voice of America:

Somalia’s ambassador to the U.S., Ahmed Isse Awad, says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has informed his embassy the agency will no longer arrest illegal Somali immigrants in their homes or at their workplaces. However, federal authorities have not confirmed that there has been any shift in policy.

Awad said the agency reached the decision after his embassy expressed concern to immigration authorities regarding the recent arrests of 11 Somalis in Virginia, Minnesota and Georgia.

“Once we found out that 11 Somalis were arrested from their homes for removal, we thought the arrests looked [like] profiling and targeting Somalis. Then we submitted our concern to ICE and asked clarification,” Awad told VOA’s Somali service. “Fortunately, they came back to us tell us that they would no longer arrest Somalis from their homes or at their workplaces.”

[….]

However officials have previously said that ICE does not have specific exemptions in place for certain groups of people. The agency policy currently directs that anyone in violation of immigration laws may be subject to arrest, detention and removal from the United States.

Authorities say the agency’s policy directs personnel to avoid conducting enforcement activists at “sensitive places” such as schools, places of worship and hospitals, unless they have prior approval from a supervisor.

The U.S. government said almost 5,000 Somali nationals in the United States face deportation orders.

“As of April 1, 2017, there were 4,801 Somali nationals with final orders of removal,” ICE spokesman Brendan Raedy said last week. “As of that same date, 237 Somali nationals have been removed to Somalia in fiscal year 2017.”

[….]

Most of the Somalis facing final orders of removal are not in detention centers and are unlikely to be removed in the near term because their cases are making their way through the system. [I thought they said most had failed their asylum bids?—ed]

Since Somalia’s embassy in Washington reopened in November 2015, the ambassador said, about 170 Somali immigrants who either ran afoul of U.S. law or had their asylum applications rejected have been deported to Mogadishu, the Somali capital.

Most of those previously deported had applied for, but been denied, political asylum in the United States, he added. Another group of Somali applicants whose requests for asylum have been denied are now in detention centers or prisons, awaiting deportation.

Big Whoop!

Fewer than 300 Somalis are scheduled to be moved out in the next couple of months, Awad told VOA, adding that his embassy was awaiting information from U.S. authorities on who the deportees were and when they would depart.

And, as soon as they get that information, they will tell those Somalis to head to Canada ASAP!

See our category ‘Trump Watch’ for more on what Trump has changed and what he hasn’t changed regarding refugees.

13 Responses to “(Only) 237 Somalis have been removed from US since last October; not thousands!”

  1. paper doll said

    No one voted for the de kinder Kushners…NO ONE.

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  2. Keep in mind the United States created this policy both in Somalia and in Syria. We spent money blowing the place up and causing this crisis and now we are spending money housing, feeding and medicating these people. Good lord what a policy! Stop the wars and stop the migration!

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  3. Like others here have said, we need to keep the Donald’s feet “close to the fire”. It doesn’t mean we don’t like or respect him, it simply means that he should, “Man Up”!

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  4. nafbpo7 said

    Arresting illegal aliens in their workplace is a big part of “worksite enforcement” for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Both HSI and ICE are subordinate to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ICE should not restrict it’s agents from arresting deportable aliens in the workplace, they should be encouraging it. Then they should report the arrests to HSI for a followup investigation to determine if the employer “knowingly hired” the illegal aliens. Depending on the facts of the case, these can be handled either administratively (fines, loss of government contract etc…), or criminally (felony).

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  5. mn4freedom said

    Consequently, any deaths caused by an illegal Somali immigrant must be placed at the feet of ICE. We must hold them and this so-called leadership accountable.

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  6. North Dakota somali dirtbags trying to recall official who questions “refugee” funding and crime…
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-dakota-official-faces-recall-threat-refugee-claims-124325908.html

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  7. WAKE UP AND WRITE MR.’S PAUL RYAN & MITCH MCCONNELL !

    The Supreme Court has said that, where expulsion proceedings are concerned, due process for aliens in the United States is whatever Congress chooses it to be — subject to certain constraints imposed by the Constitution, and as ultimately interpreted by the courts themselves, that is.

    Deportation Basics | Center for Immigration Studies

    http://cis.org/deportation-basics

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  8. ELN said

    And, as soon as they get that information, they will tell those Somalis to head to Canada ASAP!

    … to be welcomed by Canada’s Minister of Immigration on this side of the border, AND who is himself, a SOMALI-BORN REFUGEE.!!

    https://www.therebel.media/canada_s_new_refugee_immigration_minister_canadian_values

    ,,,more truths in their comment section.

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  9. They say they are worried about “targeting” criminal illegals. I thought that was exactly what law enforcement was supposed to be doing. Should they target innocent, law abiding citizens instead?

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  10. FatherJon said

    I have a feeling that the Trumpster is not all he cracked himself up to be. In short he’s a big bullshit artist, but a highly dangerous one if the attack on Syria’s anything to judge by.

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  11. Ship all Refujihadis to Hawaii …….

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  12. futuret said

    DATA IS MANIPULATED EVERYWHERE, JUST LIKE THIS DATA IS MANIPULATED, JUST LIKE THE ONES FOR CLIMATE (NOAA) AND OTHERS. TIME IS NOT RIPE IT IS ROTTEN AND GETTING MOLDY FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE THAT ALL OF US ARE BEING SCREWED AND SHOULD NOT EXPECT ANYTHING ELSE BUT. DOES A ZEBRA CHANGE STRIPS; HENCEFORTH, THIS GOVERNMENT OR ANY OTHER IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE THEIR EVIL AND WICKED WAYS OF CORRUPTION, AND THAT IS NO MATTER HOW MANY LETTERS AND COMMUNICATIONS WE SEND. THE ONLY WAY THINGS ARE EVER GOING TO CHANGE, IS WHEN IN OUR LIFE TIMES, WE SHALL WITNESS OUR HEAVENLY FATHER IN HEAVEN TO ALLOW EVERYTHING ON THIS PLANET TO BE SMASHED INTO BITS AND PIECES, BRINGING ABOUT A NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH.

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    • Sharon Dee said

      Sheesh! You think? We don’t need any far out religion in this country…and Islam is not even a religion…religion should be practiced at home or with fellow like minded believers….but are the multi million dollar churches necessary either? We definitely do not need it practiced or taught in our public schools…or walking down our public streets…take off the hijabs…where them at home, or get out of this country…this includes that liar Ilhan Omar…the brother marrying, lying about the DC taxi driver, lying about everything that representatives are doing…representative from Little Mogadishu in Minneapolis……good friend of Muslim Brotherhood’s boy, Kieth Ellison….wake up people, wake up!

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