CAIR Texas angry that refugee numbers dropping under Trump

No surprise of course, but I thought my Texas readers might like to know.

If you missed it the other day, see my post about the numbers for fiscal year 2018 that just closed on September 30th.

Texas was the number one resettlement state in the nation in FY18. 


From Houston Public Media:

Texas Sees Major Cuts in Refugees from Iraq, Syria in 2018


Texas welcomed 67 percent fewer refugees in fiscal year 2018 than in 2017, down to 1,697 people from 4,768.

Some of the starkest drops in refugee arrivals were from Iraq, Iran and Syria, majority Muslim countries.

Iraqi refugee resettlement dropped from 949 to 25 in Texas. The number of Syrian refugees went from 455 to just one in fiscal year 2018.

Sobia Siddiqui, CAIR TX

Sobia Siddiqui, communications coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations Texas Chapter, said the cuts are discriminatory.

“Our president ran his campaign and one of his strongest and most vocal points is that he called for a ban on all Muslims,” said Siddiqui.

She said there are refugee families in Houston who can’t be reunited with family members facing dangerous situations abroad because of the ban.

“There’s a lot of anxiety and uncertainty about if people will be able to have their families rejoin them back here in the United States or even in Houston,” said Dan Stoecker, CEO of The Alliance, which offers refugee services in Houston.

More here.

The Alliance is a subcontractor of the Ethiopian Community Development Council, the smallest, and likely most vulnerable to a federal budget cut, of the nine refugee contractors that monopolize all resettlement to the US.

In 2016,  I excitedly reported that the State of Texas withdrew from the US Refugee Admissions Program, but you can see that without a follow-up legal challenge by the state it was a meaningless move.  The contractors now run the program in the state!

12 thoughts on “CAIR Texas angry that refugee numbers dropping under Trump

  1. I wouldn’t trade the truth of Political Islam for all the Buddhists in Afghanistan.
    Ohhhh riiiight, there are no Buddhists in Afghanistan.
    Not anymore..


  2. I found a video describing the conditions in the aforementioned post about the Toronto Refugee Hotel. I wish I could find a better word, but I am just flabbergasted by this.
    Whether it’s Texas or Toronto, no civilized country should be allowing the refugee resettlers to simply dump these people into our communities and expect us to deal with them.

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    1. These illegals need to be sent back to muslim countries as their culture is incompatible with ours. Tired of my tax $$ being spent on illegals when our own veterans and poor are on the street. Let’s take care of our own first!


  3. Here is an article describing conditions in a Toronto hotel that is being used to house so called “refugees”. If I had booked a room there, I would most certainly be demanding a refund. This is incomprehensible. Should the slogan on the Left be, “Bringing The Third World To A Neighborhood Near You”?
    Someone should visit this place and covertly film what is going on.


  4. Each & every MUSLIM must be deported peaceable or forcefully as Texas & the U.S. is NOT a Muslim nation. Muslim is NOT, NEVER was a peaceful religion. It is $atan’s political political system to undermine G-d’s system.

    Further it is the law. The Immigration & Nationality Act passed June 27, 1952 revised the laws relating to immigration, naturalization & nationality for the United States.

    That Act, which became Public Law 414, established both the law & the intent of Congress regarding the immigration of aliens to the US & remains in effect today.

    Among the many issues it covers, one in particular found in Chapter 2, § 212, is the prohibition of entry in to the US if the alien belongs to an organization seeking to overthrow the govt. of the United States by force, violence or by other unconstitutional means.”

    This, by its very definition, rules out Islamic immigration to the U.S. but this law is being ignored by the White House.

    Islamic immigration to the United States would be prohibited under this law because the Koran, Sharia Law & the Hadith all require complete submission to Islam, which is antithethical to the United States govt., the Constitution & to the Republic. All Muslims who attest that the Koran is their life’s guiding principal subscribe to submission to Islam & its form of govt.

    Now the politically correct crowd would say that Islamists cannot be prohibited from entering the United States b/c Islam is a ’religion.’

    Whether it is a ‘religion’ is immaterial b/c the law states that aliens who are affiliated w/ any organization that advocates the overthrow of our govt. are prohibited.

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    — in 2011. The number of persons authorized for travel to the United States as follow-to-join derivatives was 9,550.
    — In 2011, the Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) began receiving data on individuals who were issued travel documents to enter the United States as follow-to-join asylum derivatives; previously these data were not included in OIS reports.14 Follow-to-join derivative data were obtained from the Case and Activity Management for International Operations (CAMINO) system of USCIS and the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) of the Department of State.
    — These follow-to-join data represent only those I-730 beneficiaries who were outside of the United States at the time of application and reflect travel documents issued, not admissions.
    — A principal asylee may apply for accompanying or following-to-join benefits* for his or her qualifying derivatives up to two years after he or she was granted asylum status, as long as the relationship between the principal and the spouse and/or child existed prior to the date the principal was granted asylum. m. The principal asylee must file a Form I-730 or each qualifying family member. Once an I-730 is approved for an individual, there are no time constraints placed upon the derivative relative’s travel to the United States, as long as the principal’s status has not been revoked, the relationship of the derivative to the principal is unchanged, and, in the case of a child, the child remains unmarried.
    * In practice, the vast majority of derivative asylum status beneficiaries receive following-to-join benefits.
    — The leading countries of nationality for following-to-join asylees authorized for travel to the United States in 2011 were China (39 percent), Nepal (11 percent), Haiti (11 percent), Ethiopia (5.7 percent), and Cameroon (4.2 percent) (see Table 9). Nationals of these five countries accounted for 71 percent of all following-to-join derivative relatives issued travel documents prior to their admission into the United States.
    — In 2011, the leading countries of nationality of persons granted either affirmative or defensive asylum were China (34 percent), Venezuela (4.4 percent), Ethiopia (4.3 percent), Egypt (4.1 percent), and Haiti (3.5 percent) (see Table 6). Nationals of these five countries accounted for over half of all persons granted asylum.
    — In 2011, the leading states of residence for individuals granted asylum affirmatively were California (38 percent), Florida (17 percent), and New York (15 percent) (see Table 12). Approximately two-thirds of individuals granted affirmative asylum resided in these three states.
    Refugees and Asylees: 2011 — DANIEL C. MARTIN AND JAMES E. YANKAY


  6. quotes from these refugee fact sheets
    Dept of Homeland Security: Refugee admissions in California and New York also decreased in 2011 by 42 percent and 23 percent, respectively. This year marked the first year in the time period for which state-level data are available that a state other than California received the greatest number of new refugee arrivals.

    from report, dated Jan 2013 : Texas resettled the most refugees(5,627; 10%) in FFY 2011 followed by California (4,987; 9%), New York (3,529; 6%) Pennsylvania (2,972; 5%) and Florida (2,906; 5%).
    AGE: The breakdown of refugee arrivals in CY 2010 by age group was as follows: 151 (9%) were between 0 and 4
    years of age, 449 (27%) were age 5‐17 years, 736 (44%) were age 18‐44 years, 282 (17%) were age 45‐64 years,
    and 62 (4%) were age 65 and over.
    BIRTH COUNTRY: During CY 2011, the predominant country of origin (birth) of refugees resettling in San Diego
    County was Iraq (1,109; 66%), followed by Burma (233; 14%), Somalia (98; 6%), Iran (48; 3%),
    Afghanistan (29; 2%), Uzbekistan (25; 1%) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (25; 1%)


  7. This county refugee census pops up in this 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment report for a California county.
    This report includes names of a planning committee with refugee-service providers from the International Rescue Committee and San Diego Youth Services.
    “The California Department of Social Services reported that SDC [San Diego County] ranked first among refugee admissions in California from 2010-2014, totaling 13,801, and in 2011, the top cities/communities in which refugees resettled were San Diego (820), El Cajon (677) and Spring Valley (62).
    “Of 1.7 million submitted applications for asylum and refugee status, 121,200 were to the United States and 73,000 were
    admitted in 2014. During the 2010-2014 federal fiscal year, 31,221 refugees arrived in California. Of those, 13,801 refugees arrived in San Diego County, ranking highest among all California counties in every year in the number of refugee admissions. The largest group arriving to California was from Iraq (15,736), followed by Iran (7,361), Southeast Asia (2,785). A slightly different trend was seen in San Diego with 10,363 refugees arriving from Iraq, 1,281 from Africa, and 1,118 from Southeast Asia over the course of four years. According to the County of San Diego ‘2011 Refugee Fact Sheet,’ the top cities/communities in which refugees resettled were San Diego (820), El Cajon (677) and Spring Valley (62) in 2011.
    “Figure 1. Refugee Arrivals into California and San Diego, 2010-2014 Source: California Department of Social Services-Refugee Programs Bureau, Refugee Arrivals Into California Counties, Federal Fiscal Years 2010– 2014 (October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2014)
    “Table 6. Major Perceived Refugee Health Concerns by Demographic Group Source: University of California, San Diego Assessment of Community Member Attitudes towards the Health Needs of Refugees in San Diego, 2007. — Domestic Violence and so on.”

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    1. The discussion of health problems probably mirrors other areas. Much unhappiness apparently underlies them. My emphasis on that last line regarding barriers to care.
      Behavioral Health
      The 2007 assessment found that mental health was among the most commonly mentioned
      health concerns for the San Diego refugee community. In particular, depression and posttraumatic
      stress disorder or “traumatized living” were cited as problems. Factors contributing
      to depression were feelings of loneliness, lack of control over their environment, and
      hopelessness. Stigma, cultural issues, fear of appearing ‘crazy,’ and a lack of knowledge of
      symptoms were obstacles to acknowledging mental illness and accessing treatment. The report
      found that mental health issues were found to play a role in physical health problems of
      refugees. Those who did seek treatment struggled to find culturally appropriate services
      specific to their unique stressors and language needs. This is particularly true for the elderly
      who have greater barriers to care, such as transportation, and may experience increased
      Diabetes and management of the disease was identified as an emerging health issue for
      refugees. The prevalence of diabetes and its causes were thought to vary depending on the
      country of origin and acculturation levels according to San Diego interviewees.
      According to the 2007 assessment regarding the health of refugees, those interviewed had
      concerns over the changing eating habits of their children, including the lack of nutritious foods
      and potential weight gain. Reasons for this were higher cost of nutritious food, desire for
      children to ‘fit in,’ and increased sedentary lifestyle. In general, obesity was found to be more
      prevalent among those who had lived in the U.S. longer thanks to poor diet choices, lack of
      knowledge of healthy practices, acculturation problems shopping and preparing food with new
      ingredients, and overall lifestyle changes.
      Cardiovascular Disease
      While cardiovascular disease specifically was not a major concern mentioned by San Diego
      refugees and providers in the 2007 assessment, several contributing risk factors were
      frequently mentioned. Hypertension was cited as a perceived health concern by more subjects
      in the assessment than any other health concern, with the exception of mental health, and was
      found to increase with age. Research into potential causes identified stress, psychosocial issues,
      and diet as potentially exacerbating forces. High cholesterol was also mentioned by providers
      for refugees as a condition that emerged upon resettlement, due to changes in diet and
      Barriers to Care
      The report also found the top five perceived barriers to accessing healthcare were lack of
      transportation, language barriers, gaps in insurance and unfamiliarity with the health system.
      Language barriers including interpretation and translated health information were found to be
      barriers to accessing preventative services. Cultural barriers were also cited including the role
      of the physician, stigma, and the gender of the physician.

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  8. Reblogged this on islamnewworldorder and commented:
    From the post: “Sobia Siddiqui, communications coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations Texas Chapter, said the cuts are discriminatory.”
    Who would’a thunk?
    Sobia, of course, is a fully dressed muslim–see her picture.


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