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Archive for September 26th, 2018

17 more of Australia’s rejected asylum seekers on the way to your US town

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 26, 2018

Sorry Trumpsters but I gotta call it the way I see it—Trump was foolish to agree to Obama’s “dumb” deal (to move up to 1,250 illegal aliens that Australia had sent to detention camps and refused to admit to their mainland) to America as legitimate refugees.

Refugees receive all sorts of welfare goodies and their hands are held through the process of signing them up for those benefits by a resettlement contractor.  Then they are free to roam anywhere in America.

Seventeen more single young men (likely all Muslims)—Pakistanis and Rohingya—just left for Yourtown, USA.

Meet your new neighbors!

 

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Manus Island detainees!  17 more are coming to a town near you!  But, the State Department will not reveal where they are located, and eventually they will lose track of them!

 

Why were they in detention on offshore islands in the first place? 

About five years ago, the Australian government had a brilliant idea of how to deter illegal boat migration to their country.  They made it a policy that anyone trying to break in illegally by boat would be sent to detention and never allowed access to the mainland.

The deterrent worked (too bad the Europeans were too foolish to follow the Aussie lead!) and they have severely limited the number of illegal border jumpers.

However great for them, it stinks for us since the Trump Administration is now bringing those illegals to America and we (citizens!) are not being told where they are being placed.

Here is news on the latest shipment, bringing the number we have ‘welcomed’ to 361!

Yesterday, from 9 News Australia:

Seventeen refugees flown from Manus to US

Seventeen single men being held on Manus Island have flown to the United States under a refugee resettlement deal with Australia.

The 11 Pakistanis and six Rohingyans*** flew out of Port Moresby on Tuesday after almost five years in immigration detention.

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Since the US won’t take Somalis, Iraqis and Syrians from the island detention camps, Refugee Action Coalition’s Ian Rintoul, calls the transport to the US a failure.

Their departure takes to 147 the number of refugees who have departed Papua New Guinea to start new lives in America.

Another 214 refugees have been taken from Nauru.

The US has promised to accept up to 1250 people under the refugee deal, but advocates are concerned there are still about 600 detainees being held on Manus Island and another 800 on Nauru.

Advocates are also concerned US officials will not accept Iranians, Somali, Sudanese, Iraqi or Syrian refugees for resettlement because of President Donald Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban” on immigration.

When we bring Muslim Pakistanis, Afghans, and Rohingya, it is not a “Muslim ban.”

Just great isn’t it! More single men who have been held in all male detention for 5 years are now free in America!

Go here for a lengthy archive on the dumb Obama deal.

***I have a whole category here at RRW called Rohingya Reports.  I have over 200 posts there and have followed the Burma/Bangladesh Rohingya situation for ten years.  Early on when we brought Rohingya to America, the US State Department said we were bringing only women and children.  I wondered when the men would follow—now it seems hubbies are on the way!

Posted in Asylum seekers, Australia, Changing the way we live, Colonization, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Rohingya Reports, Stealth Jihad, The Opposition, Trump, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 10 Comments »

CIS: Why are we participating in UN refugee compact?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 26, 2018

By all accounts (from people I politically agree with!) Trump gave a great speech at the UN yesterday. And, although we stepped back from one of two new compacts related to refugees under construction in the world body, we participate in this one.  (See here that Trump removed us from a second UN compact deliberation.)

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President Trump gave America First speech at the UN yesterday.

Writing at the Center for Immigration Studies, Nayla Rush, tells us what is wrong with the deliberations that would actually expand the protection the 1951 Refugee Convention presently offers to supposedly only legitimate refugees.

(See wikipedia for more on the 1951 Convention and don’t miss the definition of who is a ‘refugee.’)

In my view, these negotiations are one more way to expand the definition of what constitutes a ‘refugee’ which then would allow more people from the third world to move to the first without them having to prove that they would be persecuted if returned home.

By the way, this discussion of a new refugee compact was launched at Obama’s UN pow-wow in the fall of 2016 when they all were assuming Hillary was moving to the Oval!

Here is the news and analysis at the Center for Immigration Studies:

U.S. Continues to Back UN Refugee Compact that Contradicts Administration Goals

Despite announcing a lower refugee-resettlement ceiling for the coming fiscal year, the Trump administration continues to support the UN’s Global Compact on Refugees, which is in total contradiction to the administration’s refugee policies.

The final text of the Global Compact on Refugees was released late July. This refugee compact was expected to be adopted by UN member states (including the United States) at the 73rd General Assembly in New York later this week; but the vote is now expected to take place in December. The UN refugee compact seeks for more resettlement places while using expedited processing modalities; facilitating access to family reunification for resettled refugees and encouraging complementary pathways for refugees through private sponsorship programs (such as student scholarships, employment opportunities etc.) that would be additional to regular resettlement and are harder to monitor.

The Trump administration, on the other hand, announced the FY 2019 refugee ceiling of 30,000***, down from 45,000 for 2018 (both ceilings count as the lowest ceiling determinations since the creation of the refugee resettlement program following the Refugee Act of 1980). The reasoning behind such low ceilings is two-fold: Improving the screening and vetting of resettlement candidates (which means slower admissions) and reducing the untenable asylum backlog by reassigning refugee officers to asylum cases.

The Trump administration’s continued commitment to the UN agreement is puzzling.

Beware COMPLEMENTARY PATHWAYS!

Volker Turk

The UN wants to tell member states HOW THEY MUST SHARE THE BURDEN!

UNHCR’s Protection head, Volker Türk, insisted on the need for a new international agreement on refugees other than the 1951 Refugee Convention.

According to him, the 1951 convention, while focusing on rights of refugees and obligations of states, does not deal with international cooperation; it “does not specify how you share the burden and responsibility, and that’s what the global compact does. It responds to one of the major gaps we have faced for decades.” Türk added: “Also, we would aim [through the Global Compact on Refugees] to get more resettlement places and find more ways refugees can move to third countries – such as through family reunification, student scholarships, or humanitarian visas, so that refugees can travel safely (what we call ‘complementary pathways’).”

You can readily see how the UN wants an expansion of the definition of the 1951 definition of refugee protection to family members (who may not be legitimate refugees in their own right), students, and whatever that broad new category called humanitarian visas might allow.

Rush has many more details, click here to read it all.

I’m assuming the Trump Administration stayed involved in this series of meetings so they would continue to be informed.  I guess we will find out in a few months how serious the President is about not letting the rest of the world dictate who the ‘new Americans’ will be.

***I’ve been arguing for a refugee cap of zero for the coming year.  It would be the only way to force Congress to review the program with an eye to serious reform.  I would argue that the United Nations should be completely removed from our decisions on who comes to America and who doesn’t.  

At the present time the UN is dictating that we take the DR Congolese and the Burmese Rohingya. Before that it was the Bhutanese camps they wanted cleared and we said ‘yes master’ and did it! They pushed heavily for us to take the Syrian Muslims from their camps too, but Trump managed to stop that.

If we are going to take any refugees, we should demand that we pick only those we want!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, The Opposition, Trump | Tagged: , , , | 5 Comments »

 
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