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Heritage report: since 2002, 61 US refugees have engaged in terrorist activities

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 6, 2017

Here is Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily on the Heritage Foundation report entitled, “The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program: A Roadmap for Reform.

(Also, Fox News wrote about the report here as well.)

Hohmann:

At least 61 people who came to the United States as “refugees” engaged in terrorist activities between 2002 and 2016, according to a new report authored by the Heritage Foundation.

Sheila Mastropietro, a resettlement worker in Lancaster, PA yesterday called it “ridiculous” that a refugee could be a terrorist: http://www.ydr.com/story/news/2017/07/05/5-things-you-probably-didnt-know-refugees-pa/450894001/ Mastropietro is front row right without head covering in NYT story featuring Lancaster: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/us/lancaster-refugees-trump-travel-ban.html

The report comes in the wake of the Supreme Court’s reinstatement of much of President Trump’s travel ban, and it also suggests that it’s impossible to vet Muslim refugees who may have no connections to known terrorist organizations but get radicalized after they arrive in the United States.

The Heritage Foundation identified scores of refugees, including many who came prior to 2002, as having taken part in activities ranging from lying to investigators about terror plots, to actually taking part in them. The report, aimed at reforming the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, or USRAP, calls for stricter limits and restrictions on refugees.

Under the current system, set by the Refugee Act of 1980, the president sets the annual cap on numbers of refugees allowed into the U.S. and Congress provides the funding. The State Department then contracts with nine private resettlement agencies, paying them millions of dollars per year to seed U.S. cities with Third Worlders.***

Since 1980 more than 3 million refugees [Ten Pittsburghs!—ed] have come to the United States, and more than 1 million of them have come from Muslim-dominated countries such as Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Sudan. Countries such as Burma and Australia have been more recently unloading their unwanted Muslim minorities on the U.S. and other Western countries.

“The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program should not be used as pretext to advocate for a global right to migrate nor is it a solution to conflict,” the study concludes. “Instead, the U.S. refugee admission program should be reformed to better advance U.S. interests.”

Continue here as Hohmann lists some of the refugee Islamic terrorist cases.

I confess, I haven’t read the report.  Would someone tell me if it includes any mention of the system where contractors are paid by the head to place refugees in unsuspecting cities and towns.  If these middlemen are not removed from the process there will NEVER be real reform.

Tell the President what you think!

***Federal contractors/middlemen/lobbyists/community organizers paid by you to place refugees in your towns and cities:

 

5 Responses to “Heritage report: since 2002, 61 US refugees have engaged in terrorist activities”

  1. This Heritage Report is excellent and I highly recommend reading it. Several solutions listed one being :Pilot private resettlement programs. Refugees resettled to Canada through its private resettlement program have better assimilation outcomes, and report greater satisfaction with their new lives, than those resettled by the government alone.

    Private money would also free up government money to help more refugees in the U.S. or abroad. Congress should amend existing refugee law to establish private resettlement pilot programs. Congress should set the number of refugees it will allow to participate in these pilots, and that quantity should count toward the yearly admissions ceiling. It is difficult for private sponsors to support a refugee with significant health issues, so the U.S. should design the program to ensure that private sponsors do not shoulder the burden of onerous medical costs.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      I have an idea for full private sponsorship by churches and civic groups, but the present system must first be abolished. CATO has been pushing the side by side approach and I oppose that… Consider that there are many of my readers who say we shouldn’t bring in any refugees—especially the sick and expensive ones!

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  2. Ann, you asked about per heads payouts to the volags from Heritage Report: ” private-sector entities and nonprofits play a large role providing similar assistance through a public-private partnership or through a Matching Grant Program that matches every $1 raised by a VOLAG with $2 in federal grants, up to $2,200 per person. Also: Volags provide them with housing, food, clothes, assistance applying for schools and government programs, and orientations that last between 30 days and 90 days. VOLAGs receive as much as $1,800 per refugee from the State Department’s PRM to cover these costs”

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  3. And that does not even include all of the so called “home-grown” terrorists, who have been raised by radical refugee parents and have attacked Americans both on the street and by enlisting in our military and attacking US troops right here in USA on base !!!!! The only reason that they enlist is to get free training in the use of assault weapons !!!!!

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  4. I started looking at the IRS form 990s of several of these VOLAGS. I was astonished at the huge salaries these CEOs and staff collect for themselves. Who decides this?
    Then the long list of “Directors” whose salaries state “0”
    Then another long list of singers tees where our tax money is funneled to dozens – yes dozens – of other sub-contractors.
    I was surprised as I also pulled 990s of the subcontractors. Our tax money – our tax money leeching for God only knows what!
    Lobbyists? Tax forms say “0”
    Who is Paying for all those protestors?
    We taxpayers are.
    This money is a leaking sieve of corruption and payola of such sub-contractors – of sub-con tractors.
    It is appalling.
    We need a GAO audit of this abomination waste of billions of our Taxpayers $$$$$$$!

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