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Norway paying migrants to leave! We should be doing the same thing!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 26, 2016

Invasion of Europe news…..

I have been arguing for more than a year (ever since reader CW proposed it) that we should be setting up a “repatriation fund” to fly refugees and others home who get into the US, but discover that the streets are not paved with gold (and that they have to work in meatpacking plants!) and now want to go home.  Throw in a little extra sweetener and it will still be cheaper than paying federal contractors to get them hooked on welfare (or cause financial and social chaos in schools systems, a la Amarillo).

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Norway to Middle Eastern migrants: Maybe you would like to go home (where it is warmer)—we will pay you! Photo: http://www.tnp.no/norway/panorama/5130-norway-the-best-country-to-be-refugee-inij

From The Telegraph:

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) says the measure is less expensive than keeping refugees in immigration centres in the country.

Launched on Monday, the scheme will run for six weeks, state broadcaster NRK reported UDI saying.

The money will be paid to the first 500 asylum seekers to apply on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We need to entice more [people] to voluntarily travel back by giving them a bit more money on their way out. This will save us a lot of money because it is expensive to have people in the asylum centres,” Sylvi Listhaug, integration minister, said.

The 10,000 kroner would be in addition to the 20,000 kroner already given to asylum seekers and migrants in an irregular situation who wish to return voluntarily from Norway to their country of origin.

More here.

And see our ‘Invasion of Europe’ news by clicking here.  Our archive goes back many years because this isn’t a new phenomenon, it has just picked up steam in the last year.

Go here for everything we’ve said about Norway.

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NGOs called out, care more about flooding Europe with ‘diversity’ then with the well-being of refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 24, 2016

Invasion of Europe news…..

I didn’t know that major international ‘humanitarian’ organizations had threatened to quit helping refugees in Greece in protest against the German/Turkish deal to return many migrants to Turkey.

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US resettlement contractor, the International Rescue Committee, tells us that one of the first questions the ‘starving, persecuted refugees’ ask when they arrive in Greece is “do you have wi-fi?” https://medium.com/uprooted/what-refugees-ask-when-they-arrive-in-europe-e09c72c80ea9#.vmld1rhv0

But (whether true or not), the important thing this article reaffirms is that legitimate refugees have a right to ask for care, they don’t have a right to go country shopping.

For instance, every ‘other-than-Mexican’ who arrives at the US Southern Border is NOT a candidate for asylum in the US (although they are being granted asylum) because they could have asked for asylum in Mexico or whatever FIRST safe country they came to in their flight.

If a Somali has traveled via the Middle East, to Russia, to Cuba, to somewhere in South America and then northward to our border, that person should not be granted asylum here.  If they were truly persecuted they could have asked for asylum in half a dozen other safe countries on that journey.

Likewise those migrants passing through Turkey, then hopping over to Greece, could claim asylum in Turkey (a SAFE country), but are instead shopping for a better deal in say Germany or Sweden.  They really don’t even want asylum in Greece.

Again, legitimate refugees do not have the right to shop for the country of their choice.  And, those who have no evidence that they are personally persecuted for one of several reasons have no right to ask for asylum (refugee status) at all.

So here is the article at Commentary Magazine from earlier this month about “rights groups” being exposed as, first and foremost, concerned with politics and changing Europe than with the care of individual refugees.

Israel and its supporters have argued for years that many “human rights” organizations are far less concerned with human rights than with pushing a political agenda. But as long as that political agenda consisted mainly of attacking Israel, most Westerners remained convinced that these groups still deserved their credibility and moral haloes.

[….]

The “human rights community” is outraged by the EU’s recent deal with Ankara, under which all migrants entering Europe via Turkey will be promptly returned there. The Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, Nils Muiznieks, declared that such “automatic forced return” is “illegal,” and the only acceptable solution is for EU countries to “ramp up the relocation of asylum seekers” into their own borders. Human rights groups similarly asserted that the deal violates international humanitarian law, inter alia, because they claim Turkey is unsafe for refugees. Amnesty, for instance, termed the deal “abhorrent.”

Then, angry over the EU’s refusal to accept their view, the organizations halted assistance to tens of thousands of migrants already in Greece. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Medecins Sans Frontieres, the International Rescue Committee, the Norwegian Refugee Council and Save the Children all suspended operations in Greek refugee centers to protest the deal.

[….]

….if Turkey is willing to continue hosting these refugees in exchange for benefits like billions of euros and visa-free access to Europe, there’s no earthly reason why those refugees should be entitled to relocate to the EU instead. Indeed, if Turkey’s drawbacks suffice to entitle refugees to resettle in Europe, at least half the world’s population would be similarly entitled.

[….]

Similarly, refugees in Turkey don’t have it easy, but they’re surviving. Thus, relocating them to Europe isn’t necessary to fulfill the refugee convention’s goals; it’s necessary only to achieve a political purpose: remaking Europe by flooding it with millions of migrants.

Continue reading here.

Remember every person on the move around the world is NOT a refugee, but these organizations making a living in this industry want you to think they are. What we are witnessing in Europe is truly an invasion aided and abetted by the NGOs.

And, go here for our complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive.

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Archbishop of Canterbury: People are afraid, very afraid of mass migration

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 11, 2016

Invasion of Europe news…..

Well, this is refreshing! A major Christian leader somewhere in the world has the nerve to say it while admonishing all of those who link that fear to racism.

Waiting in Calais for passage to the UK

Illegal migrants waiting in Calais for passage to the UK

And, he dares to say this:

‘You can’t say, “God says you must vote this way or that way”.’

So take a lesson US Catholic Bishops, Lutherans, Evangelicals, and the rest of you supposed Christians!

From the Daily Mail:

Britain has a ‘genuine and justified’ fear of mass immigration, the Archbishop of Canterbury declared last night.

The country’s most senior churchman said it was ‘absolutely outrageous’ to dismiss the public’s legitimate concerns as racist.

Archbishop Justin Welby warned: ‘There is a genuine fear. And it is really important that that fear is listened to and addressed.

There have to be resources put in place that address those fears.’

He added: ‘What happens about housing? What happens about jobs? What happens about access to health services?’

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Archbishop of Canterbury

Campaign groups last night welcomed his powerful intervention as a ‘marvellous breath of fresh air’. It comes after years in which the liberal Left has attacked those expressing concern about the unprecedented levels of immigration into Britain as bigots.

Archbishop Welby also revealed that the Church would not be taking a position in the EU referendum debate.

He was highly critical of Europe’s response to the refugee crisis, but added: ‘You can’t say, “God says you must vote this way or that way”.’

 

Continue reading here. Unfortunately, Archbishop Welby still thinks the UK should take in more refugees, but I expect his position will change on that too once they come in larger numbers from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

For our complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive, click here.

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European pressure cooker could blow any time now as countries unilaterally close borders

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 27, 2016

Invasion of Europe news….

A major crisis is at hand as the Balkan countries close their borders (following Austria’s lead).

Because there is no serious will to do so, there is nothing to effectively stop the flow of illegal migrants into Greece from Turkey. Greek leaders fear their country will become one big refugee camp as the migrants cannot move toward Germany (the country whose streets they believe are paved with gold!).

Here is the story at the Malta Independent.  And below is a screen shot of the flow yesterday showing 2,972 came in from Turkey but the flow northward has all but stopped.

Go to the interactive map and move the courser back over the last month to see the astounding numbers that were moving into Austria and then Germany in recent weeks.

 

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The Independent:

The rift over how to handle Europe’s immigration crisis ripped wide open Friday. As nations along the Balkans migrant route took more unilateral actions to shut down their borders, diplomats from EU nations bordering the Mediterranean rallied around Greece, the epicenter of the crisis.

Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides – speaking on behalf of colleagues from France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Malta and Greece – said decisions on how to deal with the migrant influx that have already been made by the 28-nation bloc cannot be implemented selectively by some countries.

“This issue is testing our unity and ability to handle it,” Kasoulides told a news conference after an EU Mediterranean Group meeting. “The EU Med Group are the front-line states and we all share the view that unilateral actions cannot be a solution to this crisis.”

[….]

The Greek government is blaming Austria – a fellow member of Europe’s passport-free Schengen Area – for the flare-up in the crisis. Austria imposed strict border restrictions last week, creating a domino effect as those controls were also implemented by Balkan countries further south along the Balkans migration route.

[….]

Thousands of migrants are pouring into Greece every day and officials fear the country could turn into “a giant refugee camp” if they are unable to move north due to borders closures.

Continue reading here.  What a mess!

Go here for all of our ‘Invasion of Europe’ news.

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French court will allow migrant camp at Calais to be razed

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 26, 2016

It is about time!

Invasion of Europe news….

I have been wondering for years why France has permitted this intolerable situation to fester (see our many reports going back several years by clicking here).

It strikes me that the sensible solution for all European countries (in addition to closing their borders! and turning boats back!) is to create proper camps for the migrants where they could live in decent conditions, but in a CAMP (not out mingling with the native population), while each one is legally sorted out.  If they have a legitimate asylum claim expedite it, and if they don’t deport them.

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Why can’t the UNHCR take care of these people in proper camps?

The insane situation at Calais has developed because the migrants don’t want to seek asylum in France and are holding out for the big prize, the UK.

They want the UK to open its doors and invite them in.  That isn’t going to happen, so they are attempting to illegally cross the channel and plan to disappear into Great Britain.

If all migrants who arrive in Europe know they will be living in CAMPS, supervised by the Red Cross or UN for perhaps months/years as they are processed, then, I believe, it would help deter the flow into Europe in the first place.

Here is the latest news from AP:

A French court gave the state the green light Thursday to raze makeshift tents and lean-tos used by hundreds of migrants at a sprawling slum in Calais, where many dream of slipping into Britain.

Tamping down fears of a violent confrontation, France’s interior minister promised to treat the migrants humanely and not send in bulldozers to evict them.

The camp in the northern port city — known as “the jungle” — has been an embarrassing chapter in Europe’s migrant crisis, and France announced this month that its densely populated southern half would be razed. The move prompted rights groups and migrant advocates to sue.

[….]

Officials say moving migrants out of the Calais slum will be a better solution for all, since many have been languishing in poverty and hopelessness after nearby borders have been sealed by increasing security. Officials estimate the number of migrants who will be affected at 800 to 1,000, while humanitarian organizations say over 3,000 migrants live there.

I think we have a hint at why the camp is now going to be razed! The political “far-right” is gaining power and the politicians are worried!

Moving the migrants out will be France’s most dramatic step yet to end Calais’ yearslong migrant problem, which has transformed the city of nearly 80,000 into a high-security tension point, fueled far-right sentiment and defied British and French efforts to make the issue go away.

If you’ve never seen it, watch this incredible short speech by a life-long resident of Calais about what life has become in that region of France.

Someone should bring her on a speaking tour of America!

 

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 16 Comments »

African human smugglers getting rich off money transferred from US

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 25, 2016

 

Gaddafi bloody

Col. Gaddafi warned Obama/Hillary: Take me down and Libya will become a launching pad for the invasion of Europe!

Invasion of Europe news….

And I bet if you could actually follow the money you would find that you, the US taxpayers, are footing some of the bill as “refugees” in America send money home (through illegal channels) to fuel the trafficking of their relatives into Europe.

Blame it on Hillary and Obama as many of these Africans pass through now lawless Libya.  Just yesterday Sec. of State Kerry warned that Libya could soon become a failed state. Could be!!!

‘The Migration Machine’ is a very long investigative piece by Reuters and worth reading if it doesn’t make you sick!  (Hat tip: Joanne)

See our previous posts on Obama/Hillary/Rice and Power and what they did to Libya.

 

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Austria joins Hungary in warning of the end of the EU if migrant crisis continues…..

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 25, 2016

…..and there is absolutely no sign of the flow ending (predictions are that it will increase as the spring advances).

Invasion of Europe News!

All along, Austria had appeared to side with the “welcoming” Angela Merkel of Germany, but it looks like that relationship has frayed with Austria and Hungary warning of the death of the EU. (LOL! Worrying about the EU? I’m thinking they better worry about the death of each of their countries and clearly Orban is!)

Viktor Orban

The Donald Trump of Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban: Migrant quota would ‘redraw Europe’s ethnic, cultural and religious identity.’

From the Daily Mail:

Austria warned yesterday that reducing the record influx of migrants was a ‘question of survival’ for the European Union.
Vienna has come under fire from Germany and Greece for imposing daily limits on the number of migrants that can apply for asylum or pass through to other countries.

It hosted a summit yesterday with ministers from nine countries along the west Balkans route used by migrants travelling from Greece towards northern Europe.

‘We have to reduce the influx now. This is a question of survival for the EU,’ Austrian interior minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner said after the talks. Austria believes measures are necessary because the EU has failed to get off the ground any effective common response to the continent’s biggest refugee crisis since 1945.

[….]

Hungary’s prime minister yesterday called a referendum on whether his country would accept an EU plan to share out refugees that he warned would ‘redraw Europe’s ethnic, cultural and religious identity’.

[….]

Mr Orban said yesterday: ‘We cannot make above the heads of people, against the wishes of European people, decisions that seriously change their lives, and the lives of future generations. The quota could redraw Europe’s ethnic, cultural and religious identity. Neither Brussels nor any other European body is authorised to do that.’

Continue reading here.

And be sure to see my favorite interactive map by clicking here.  Note that migrants enter Greece from Turkey and move northward every day and this map does not show those coming across the Mediterranean from North Africa (where Obama and Hillary helped create another failed state—Libya).

Yesterday no migrants entered Austria, but slide the little courser back and you will see how many thousands entered the country earlier this month.

Over 110,000 migrants have entered Europe in 2016 alone, here.  Millions more on the way.

Our lengthy archive on the ‘Invasion of Europe’ is here.  It extends back many years because Europe at one point had plenty of time to stop the boats and safely return them to where they were launched, but leaders lacked the will to send a tough message and now, frankly, it is too late!

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Invasion of Europe 2016 off to a quick start!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 23, 2016

Below is a map posted at the website for the International Organization on Migration (IOM) that tells us (that less than 8 weeks into 2016) over 100,000 migrants have reached Europe (and this is still winter!).

We don’t talk about it often, but you should know that the IOM is also a US federal contractor and prepares refugees for their trip to America among other things.

Notice that the vast majority of illegal migrants are coming through Turkey to Greece, so does that mean Turkey is behind the invasion of Europe?  I think you can say that!

 

map arrivals Europe 2016

 

More here!

Be sure to check my favorite map, the interactive one, that tells us how many are coming each day and how they are spreading out throughout Europe.

For our complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive, click here.

For new readers:  You might find it informative to visit our category ‘where to find information’ (over 400 posts, but just scroll through the titles).

Posted in Asylum seekers, Colonization, Community destabilization, Europe, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Stealth Jihad, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 12 Comments »

Surprise! ‘Refugees’ not liking life in Finland headed home to Iraq by the thousands, kiss the ground

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 20, 2016

Invasion of Europe news…..

This news strikes me as a possible partial solution to the European migrant crisis—make the asylum process difficult and offer charter flights home.

In fact, a smart legislator in America should introduce a bill that would set up a ‘Repatriation Fund’ to pay refugees (and illegal aliens) air fare home.  I would even throw in a little starter money when they promise not to come back!  Learn about this idea from a guest comment, here.  Over the years we have heard from (and about) refugees to America who are very unhappy (disillusioned!), but have no resources to get home.

I am convinced that a Repatriation Fund would be cheaper for the American taxpayer than paying out all of the welfare, healthcare, and education costs of the migrants!

 

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Iraqis kissing the ground (the floor) at the airport in Baghdad. Home!

 

Here is the news from Thursday (I missed a lot of news this week, so am trying to catch up!) at the UK Daily Mail:

Iraqi refugees who left Finland voluntarily due to chilly weather conditions have been pictured kissing the ground in joyous scenes upon their return to Baghdad.

Thousands of the migrants who left Finland arrived back in the Iraqi capital today and were pictured greeting loved ones and celebrating their return home.

They had originally fled to Finland only to become disappointed with life in the frosty Scandinavian country.

Photographs taken of their arrival in Baghdad showed some crying with relief at being reunited with loved ones, while others kissed the floor of the airport after touching down.

Europe is in the grip of its worst migrant crisis since the Second World War, with more than a million people arriving last year having fled wars and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

Although Germany and Sweden have taken in many of the migrants, Finland too saw its number of asylum seekers increase nearly tenfold in 2015 to 32,500 from 3,600 in 2014.

Almost two thirds of these were young Iraqi men, but some changed their mind and returned after Finland chartered flights to Baghdad.

Officials said about 4,100 asylum seekers had so far cancelled their applications and that number was likely to reach 5,000 in the coming months.

So much more and lots of photos here.

See our complete Invasion of Europe archive here.  And, more on Finland here.  See also news on a Finnish police report that warns of security problems ahead in Finland esp. as asylum seekers are coming from competing Islamic sects.

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Europe, Immigration fraud, Iraqi refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 11 Comments »

Pope’s publicity stunt at Texas border timed to influence US election

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 17, 2016

Make no mistake, Pope Francis is interjecting himself into the 2016 Presidential election by walking with illegal aliens on the Mexican side of the border who want to get into the US.

This is a direct assault by the Catholic Church on Donald Trump and any other Republicans (including the Governor of Texas) who say they want to close the US border with Mexico.

How dare he!

From the Dallas Morning News about his walk with migrants he calls refugees.

They are not refugees! People escaping poverty or crime are not legally refugees, but the Pope and the NO Borders Left are purposefully confusing the terminology.  They want all migrants-on-the-move to be called REFUGEES who are then entitled to protection and welfare.

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I’m never going to let readers forget that when the Pope went to the Italian island of Lampedusa in 2013 to “welcome” the illegal aliens coming from the Middle East and North Africa, he gave permission for the invasion of Europe. How dare he do the same here in a Presidential election year! https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/pope-lectures-on-lampedusa/

In his first speech to the church hierarchy over the weekend in Mexico City, Francis wasted little time in addressing the plight of migrants. “So many families are separated,” he said, “and integration into the supposedly ‘promised land’ is not always as easy as some believe.”

From the beginning of his pontificate, Francis, himself the son of immigrants, has made the treatment of migrants and refugees worldwide a priority. His first travel outside Rome was to the Italian island of Lampedusa, where boatloads of asylum-seekers from the Middle East and Africa had been landing.

Catholic officials have said the pope’s original plan was to cross the U.S.-Mexico border during his visit as a symbolic gesture of unity, but security and logistical barriers put an end to that idea. U.S. authorities were fearful that such a move would bring an onslaught of people across the border.

The closest Francis will get to the United States is about 50 yards from El Paso.

Across the river and through the fences, a limited group of “Francis VIPs,” including unauthorized immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, will assemble along the border and await the pope’s blessing.

Continue reading here.

Since the Pope won’t do it, it is up to you, American patriots, to keep reminding your friends and neighbors that the Catholic Church in America receives millions of your tax dollars to resettle refugees (including tens of thousands of Muslims), to take care of the Unaccompanied Alien Children, to harbor illegal aliens and to lobby for more migrants and more money (for themselves)!

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Asylum seekers, Colonization, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Other Immigration, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 19 Comments »

 
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