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Archive for December 12th, 2017

Canada’s Immigration Minister visits Minnesota and says, please don’t come across our southern border!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 12, 2017

trudeau diversitySo Mr. Diversity is Beautiful, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is now worried about his southern border after he put out the “Welcome” sign with his big talk about how wonderful Canada is compared to the mean country run by a mean President—the US.

This event made me laugh, but there are a few things in the report about last week’s visit by “icon” Ahmed Hussen to Minnesota that I need to mention.

Here is the story at the Star Tribune.

By the way, I tweeted it when I first read it and it was popular on twitter (I’m trying to a better job with twitter and even if you aren’t on twitter yourself, you can see my tweets in the right hand sidebar of RRW).  I am @RefugeeWatcher.

Star Tribune:

Canada’s immigration minister, Ahmed Hussen, arrived in Minnesota just days after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand for now new travel restrictions for eight countries, including Somalia — the land a teenage Hussen fled with his family.

But even as he has come to symbolize for some the divergent immigration philosophies on either side of the U.S.-Canada border, Hussen shuns criticism of the Trump administration’s approach. In fact, he was in the Twin Cities this week in part to discourage a spike in asylum-seekers crossing into Canada this year that has tested the country’s famously welcoming attitude.

“We are huge fans of immigration, but we want people to immigrate through the regular channels,” he said.

Here is the first point I want to mention, this “regular channels” bit!

There is no regular channel for someone who is in the US illegally, possibly after failing an asylum bid, and who will soon be on one of those ICE deportation planes back to Africa.

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The “icon” Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen with supporters, family?

So who is Hussen kidding! Anyone who was smart enough to break into the US knows his only out is to take his (or her) chances by breaking into Canada.

There is no line for them to join to fill out legal paperwork.

In a speech at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Hussen touted Canada’s measured approach, including a gradual increase in immigration planned over the next three years. [Their “measured approach” follows a free-for-all Syrian airlift to Canada that has the country now in an uproar (not enough jobs and too much welfare!)—ed].

He met with resettlement agency staff and other advocates, plugging a unique Canadian program in which private citizens and churches sponsor some refugees. Members of the local Somali community, where he enjoys rock star status, threw him a welcoming reception in Minneapolis.

“He is an icon,” said Mohamed Ahmed, a local community leader and Bush Foundation fellow. “People see him as an example of what is possible in the West.”

[….]

A recent rise in illegal border crossings into Canada has triggered pushback from conservative politicians there and concerns from border communities such as the Manitoba city of Emerson, unsettled and overwhelmed by the arrivals. In Manitoba, many of those arrivals have been Somalis who had unsuccessfully applied for asylum in the United States. Now, Hussen and some Canadian lawmakers are reaching out to immigrant communities to highlight that border crossers undergo rigorous screening and face deportation if their asylum claims fall short.

“We don’t want people uprooting their lives based on false information,” Hussen said. “Crossing the border irregularly is not a free ticket to Canada.”

Ahmed said word in the local Somali community remains that Canada offers a much gentler welcome to those arriving at its border with asylum claims. He spoke of a friend, a permanent resident who faced deportation after a criminal conviction, who crossed into Canada this year. Though he doesn’t know yet if he will be granted asylum, the friend reports receiving subsidized housing and free legal help, Ahmed said. [Sounds more like encouragement to come to Canada than discouragement to me!—ed]

[….]

Hussen also praised a Canadian refugee resettlement system in which, alongside the government’s program, private citizens and organizations commit to supporting refugees for a year. The country has found these refugees do better easing into Canadian life. Hussen said the United Kingdom and several Latin American countries are modeling new programs on the Canadian approach, though he hasn’t yet fielded inquiries from the United States.

More here.

I must set the record straight on this idea—-Canada’s private sponsorship program. I read a lot about Canada that I don’t post on and I can tell you their private sponsorship has had all sorts of problems recently.

Now, you are going to hear more about it here in the US because that Washington, DC Open Borders think tank—the Cato Institute—has been pushing this idea too. Cato is libertarian (I guess!) and has become the darling of the refugee industry which uses it to suggest that even ‘Rightwingers’ want refugee resettlement.

I would be all for a private sponsorship program for refugee resettlement if all of the middlemen contractors were given the boot and private groups and churches would take full responsibility for a family of refugees for a year or more—no federal or state taxpayer funding!  All charity would be privately donated time and money until the family was on its feet. Such a program would be naturally self-limiting in terms of numbers of refugees that private sponsors could manage.

But that is not what Cato has proposed, they want a system like Canada’s—both a private system and a government-funded and controlled system working side by side.  I talked to one of their people on this and was told they hoped that eventually the publicly funded program would be phased out and the private system put in place.

No it won’t!

There will be two systems with greater capacity for ever greater numbers of refugees!

If there was any will in Washington, Congress could trash the present system and install a private one. As I said, if there was any will!

See my Canada category here where over 200 posts are archived including a bunch about the exodus of American illegal aliens to Canada (some were leaving under Obama so don’t fall for the meme that it is all about that meany President Trump).

Addendum: I meant to throw this link in about how the wailing is underway in Minnesota as refugee numbers drop there due to Donald Trump’s slowdown of the refugee flow to America.

Posted in Canada, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, Immigration fraud, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Trump, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 11 Comments »

Yesterday’s NYC Islamic terror attack the result of chain migration; chain began with Diversity Visa Lottery

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 12, 2017

As I’ve previously told you, I watch CNN every morning for a little bit just to get a feel for where the Leftwing media’s head is each day.  They reported on the terror attack and the chain migration visa but did not mention that the chain began with a Diversity Visa Lottery winner.

Here John Binder at Breitbart reported the news:

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The Bangladesh-born terror suspect who allegedly attempted to detonate a suicide-bomb in New York was able to enter the United States as a foreign relative of an immigrant, extended-family member who had won a visa to the U.S. under the Diversity Visa Lottery.

[….]

In a statement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Ullah was able to enter the U.S. in 2011 as a foreign relative after one of his family members was awarded a Green Card in the Visa Lottery.

 

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Homeland Security announced how the terrorist got in to the US. This rarely happened in the Obama Administration. One was left guessing on whether a perp was here legally or illegally and if legal through which program he or she entered.

 

Binder continues….

Every year, the Visa Lottery — championed by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) — gives out 50,000 visas to foreign nationals from a multitude of countries, including those with known terrorist problems – such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Yemen, and Uzbekistan.

As Breitbart News reported, Ullah was able to obtain a visa as the nephew of his Visa Lottery relative. This process of extended-family mass immigration to the U.S. is known as “chain migration.”

Chain migration allows new immigrants to the U.S. to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives with them.

More here.

And, the Center for Immigration Studies has more here too.

Don’t miss my May 2017 post on the insanity of the Diversity Visa Lottery (aka green card lottery).

We have a category on the Diversity Visa Lottery here because although it isn’t a refugee program we followed it a bit over the years to help make our point that everyone needed to get off the illegal immigration is bad, but legal is good bandwagon!

Our legal immigration programs are in shambles!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Crimes, Diversity Visa Lottery, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | 7 Comments »

International Rescue Committee joins Sesame Street in competition for $100 million grant

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 12, 2017

The IRC, as you all know, is one of nine federal resettlement contractors*** placing refugees in your towns and cities.  Although it doesn’t resettle the largest number (the US Conference of Catholic Bishops does), it has the biggest bank account.

 

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Miliband (right) and muppets: Earning his annual salary of  $591,846!  Photo: http://www.zimbio.com/photos/David+Miliband/2017+Sesame+Workshop+Dinner/ttzhkL-3Y8c

 

Go here to see its financial picture along with the other nine which monopolize all US resettlement.  The IRC is 66% funded by the US Treasury (you!).

The IRC does have one other distinction and that is that its CEO, David Milliband, a British national (former Labor Foreign Secretary) and friend of George Soros and Bill and Hillary, has the highest CEO salary of the nine agencies working for the US State Department.

The MacArthur Foundation (funder of many Leftwing causes) will announce the winner on December 20th.  Go here to see what the IRC and Sesame Street are proposing.  Are they even sure this kind of ‘education’ will sit well with some of the more fundamentalists of the Middle East?

See my David Miliband archive here.

Don’t miss this 2013 post where we reported that Pamela Geller called Miliband an “urbane savage” for saying the West must “embrace political Islamism.”

***These are the nine federal refugee contractors. The Refugee Admissions Program will never be seriously reformed as long as this system of hiring contractors whose income depends on the number of refugees being admitted to the US continues.

Posted in Laugh of the day!, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , | 1 Comment »

 
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