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Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 26, 2015
Ho hum! To tell you the truth I’m getting sick of these cases where we generously give “refugees” from Muslim countries asylum and they turn around and become killers, rapists or jihadists and taxpayers then must pay for an expensive trial and support them for years in prison.
Really, there should be a special fund set up in the US State Department budget to pay for the trials and prison time! I know, I know, it is still taxpayer money, but maybe if it had to come out of the State Department’s hide they might choose refugees more wisely from the list the UN gives them!
From Banning-Beaumont Patch (hat tip: ‘Pungentpeppers’):
Trial of Afghan refugee Sohiel Omar Kabir in Riverside. Sentencing judge: he betrayed our hospitality.
Two Southern California men who planned to commit “violent jihad” against American troops by joining terrorist groups in Afghanistan were each sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison.
Sohiel Omar Kabir, 36, of Pomona and Ralph Kenneth DeLeon, 26, of Ontario, were convicted last September following a nearly month long trial at the federal courthouse in downtown Riverside.
Kabir was found guilty of two counts of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and one count each of conspiring to kill American troops and conspiring to receive military training from al-Qaida.
In pronouncing sentence for Kabir, Phillips said it was “hard to understate the seriousness of the offense.”
“It wasn’t just talk,” she said. “We’ve seen all too often how little it takes for young men to cause havoc and loss of life. Just because his plan didn’t come to fruition — it doesn’t reduce the seriousness of what he intended to do.”
Kabir’s attorney, Federal Public Defender Jeffrey Aaron, argued for a 10- year prison term, citing mitigating factors, including what he said was his client’s low I.Q. Phillips was not swayed, pointing out that Kabir’s own family had acknowledged he was intelligent, though admittedly “lazy.”
The judge said Kabir had been given every break after his family fled to the U.S. as refugees and were given asylum.
“He is an example of someone who betrayed the hospitality extended to him by this country,” Phillips said.
I haven’t forgotten that I have to say more about the Uzbek alleged terrorists we have let in, but I truly am sick of these stories!
Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: Afghan refugees, Jihadists, US State Department | 4 Comments »
Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 26, 2015
In the wake of the terror scare over the past weekend, the Washington Times has published a pretty thorough piece on how the Refugee Admissions Program of the US State Department has changed/stressed Minnesota with the resettlement by three refugee contractors—Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services of MN, and World Relief MN (now Arrive Ministries)—of thousands of Somali refugees. (For anyone interested in finding the resettlement contractors in your state and city, click here for a handy directory).
Someone should prepare a map showing all of the towns in Minnesota that have ‘welcomed’ refugees of all stripes. Some of the towns we mention are here especially the hottest sites: Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Cloud and Rochester.
We told you here, that Minnesota is the go-to state for the resettlement of Somalis. Generous welfare was the original draw.
You can read the whole Washington Times article by reporter Kelly Riddell, here. As of this writing there are 626 comments!
If you are living in small town/suburban Minnesota (or small town America) and are thinking this isn’t happening where you live, it is a big city issue, think again.
I went through the State Department data base again yesterday to see just where in Minnesota Somalis had been resettled over the last ten years (I started my search in February 2005).
I was shocked!
Remember as you look at this list below that the Somalis may not have stayed where they were originally placed, they may have moved to bigger cities in the state or others may have joined the ‘seed community’ in these other towns.
In refugee industry lingo, those who move are called “secondary migrants” and Minnesota is getting the lion’s share of those from across the US.
Do you think all of these towns (over 60 in number!) were consulted before they were expected to take on the financial burden of housing, healthcare and education for the kids?
The total number of Somalis placed in Minnesota, since February 2005 to date, is 10,804.
(Many more were resettled in Minnesota before 2005, but we only looked at the last ten to eleven years.)
Apple Valley (13)
Brooklyn Center (38)
Brooklyn Park (50)
Colombia Heights (112)
Coon Rapids (16)
Eden Prairie (400)
Falcon Heights (7)
Faribault (211) (is this the same town as Fairbault, or is this a typo?)
Golden Valley (9)
Hill Top (1)
Inver Grove Height (7)
Inver Grove Heights (11) (typo again?)
Maple Grove (6)
Mendota Heights (1)
New Brighton (18)
New Hope (80)
North Mankato (14)
Norths St. Paul (2)
Pelican Rapids (113)
Pine Island (3)
St. Anthony (7)
St. Cloud (1,123)
St. Louis Park (100)
Saint Paul (1,491)
Saint Peter (11)
South St. Paul (11)
Waite Park (23)
West St. Paul (13)
White Bear Lake (1)
By the way, Minnesota also ‘welcomed’ many other refugees of many nationalities, but we only looked at Somali numbers because they are dominating the news.
Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: Minnesota, Somali refugees, US State Department | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 25, 2015
Everybody is talking about the Syrian refugees admitted to the US, including the British press, here at the Daily Mail. But, let me be clear, most news outlets are reporting that we are going to quadruple the number already here from recent Syrian crisis to around 2,000 in the coming year.
Please remember that the US State Department has 9,000-10,000 in the pipeline created by the UNHCR and in fact until the recent revelation by the FBI, they had every intention of getting the flow up to that level this fiscal year!
From the Daily Mail:
More than 500 refugees from Syria’s bloody civil war have already been resettled in the United States, and U.S. officials and members of Congress are becoming increasingly worried that jihadis linked to the ISIS terror army could slip into the country along with them.
Since war broke out in Syria nearly four years ago, America has welcomed 524 people from the rapidly disintegrating country with open arms. U.S. intelligence agencies lack the resources to vet them properly, but the Obama administration plans to admit a few thousand more this year. [My stats beginning January 1, 2012 indicate 525 Syrians have been admitted—ed]
‘The United States has admitted 524 Syrians since 2011,’ State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Feb. 13.
‘We’re likely to admit 1,000 to 2,000 Syrian refugees for permanent resettlement in Fiscal Year 2015 and a somewhat higher number, though still in the low thousands, in Fiscal Year 2016.’
You can read the rest of the Daily Mail article.
As I said yesterday when I told you where Somalis have been resettled in the US in recent years, I’m doing a series of posts on facts the media (and you!) need to know.
The vast majority of Syrian refugees entering the US right now are Muslims (89%)
Here is how the religions of our newest Syrians break down (from Refugee Processing Center data). Arrival dates between 1/1/12 and 2/23/15. These are the exact category names used by the State Department:
Jehovah Witness (8)
Moslem Shiite (8)
Moslem Sunni (437)
No Religion (2)
Other Religion (6)
So where did the US State Department resettlement contractors*** send them?
New Hampshire (3)
New Jersey (17)
New Mexico (6)
New York (8)
North Carolina (33)
West Virginia (1)
*** For reporters and other interested media, here is a list of the federal contractors and the percentage of tax dollars they use to do their work of distributing refugees around the country via their approximately 350 subcontractors.
Posted in 2008 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: Syrian refugees, US State Department | 2 Comments »
Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 24, 2015
Reader Joanne sent this Op-ed by Paul Sperry at Investor’s Business Daily that includes this stunning information. I had no idea that we had that many ‘Americans’ fighting with ISIS (and returning).
“The British press is reporting that IS has threatened to release a huge wave of migrants from Libya across the Mediterranean disguised as refugees to cause chaos in Europe.
Who’s to say they aren’t setting a similar immigration bomb for America?
Authorities can’t even get a handle on homegrown IS jihadists who are already in America. Why would we risk adding so many potential jihadists from abroad to the already overloaded terrorist threat matrix?
The FBI director says he’s got open cases against IS suspects in every state but Alaska. More than 100 American Muslims have hooked up with the vicious terror group in Syria or Iraq, and at least a dozen fighters already have returned to America and may be forming sleeper cells to attack the homeland.
These suspects are hard for agents, who already are overstretched, to monitor. They’ve discarded their Islamic beards and garb and have blended into society. Analysts suspect some may have even infiltrated the military and government.
While America ushers in Islamic immigrants, Europe is pulling up the welcome mat.”
There is much more, read it all.
So, why can’t Congress fix this immediately by revoking passports of anyone who has left the country to join ISIS?
Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Who is going where | Tagged: Islamic terrorists, Muslim immigration | 5 Comments »
Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 24, 2015
My plan (ha! ha! if I don’t get distracted!) is to try to do a series of posts to answer the many questions I’m getting from the media in recent days. The US State Department has an extensive data base called the Refugee Processing Center. Sometimes you can access the data and sometimes you can’t!
First a few basic points: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees chooses most of our refugees. The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for screening them. The US State Department sends them out via contractors they euphemistically call Voluntary Agencies (VOLAGs). They are not voluntary—you pay them through your tax dollars to place the refugees through their offices in 180 cities across America. The nine major VOLAGs have 350 subcontractors to form an extensive network. The contractors spread the refugees out to surrounding towns if the main resettlement city gets overloaded (especially if ‘pockets of resistance’ form).
Reporters! Find the resettlement contractor contact information in your city by clicking here.
The Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Refugee Resettlement) makes sure the nine contractors are well paid for myriad activities.
Back to the data…
Minnesota ‘welcomed’ 17% of all Somalis resettled in the US since 2005. Three resettlement agencies were responsible: Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services of MN, and World Relief MN (aka Arrive Ministries).
I searched this morning for Somali refugees resettled to which states from February 1, 2005 to February 1, 2015 and here is what I learned: The US State Department distributed Somalis to 45 states and the District of Columbia basically establishing “seed communities” or colonies.
Remember though that this is America and people can move without permission so some originally resettled in one place may have long-since moved. The professionals in the refugee industry call those who move “secondary migrants.” The state receiving the most secondary migrants is Minnesota-–why? because Somalis want to live with their kind of people.
Here is the link for the data base I used for the following information. You will need to put your own search parameters in.
From February 1, 2005 to February 1, 2015 we brought a total of 64,332 Somalis to the US from all over the world!
By the way, our Somali refugees don’t come directly from Somalia, but we pick them up all over the world including from Kenya, South Africa, Malaysia, Malta and even it appears Saudi Arabia (more on that later).
The states not (yet!) getting Somali refugees resettled directly are: Delaware (LOL! Joe Biden was one of the original sponsors of the Refugee Act of 1980), Arkansas, Montana, Wyoming, and West Virginia. We know that ‘secondary migrant’ Somalis are going to Wyoming.
(Any state over 1,000 is in red)
District of Columbia: 1
New Hampshire: 270
New Jersey: 41
New Mexico: 161
New York: 3,721
North Carolina: 1,212
North Dakota: 690
Rhode Island: 136
South Carolina: 94
South Dakota: 635
That should total: 64,332
If you are visiting RRW for the first time, you might want to visit this 2008 post where we did an original accounting of the Somalis resettled in the US going back to the early 1990’s.
Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: Minnesota, Somali refugees | 10 Comments »
Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 24, 2015
More news that unvaccinated refugees are helping spread measles in Germany. No surprise as Germany has virtually opened its doors to refugees from throughout Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. If anyone dares challenge the government on this open door policy, one is immediately labeled a Nazi. Wave bye-bye to Germany?
From The Local:
There have been 447 cases of measles confirmed in the first seven weeks of 2015, as Berlin comes to grip with the biggest measles outbreak since 2001, reported the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) earlier this month.
The outbreak is being traced back to a community of refugees from Serbia as well as Bosnia and Herzogovina, where routine vaccinations were not carried out during the Yugoslavian civil war.
Earlier this month we told you that massive numbers of refugees are on the move from the former Yugoslavia and are headed westward toward Germany and other ‘welcoming’ countries. And, a week ago we reported on the German measles outbreak, here.
See our extensive archive on Germany by clicking here. Our category on health (physical and mental) involving refugees is here.
Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Europe, health issues, So what did they expect?, Who is going where | Tagged: Germany, refugee health | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 23, 2015
Apparently Amnesty International ginned-up the rally to pressure the government to accept 1,000 Syrian refugees.
Pro-refugee demonstrators in Prague last week.
When you consider that the US plan to resettle 9,000-10,000 has now stalled on news that the FBI says it is virtually impossible to screen Syrian refugees for terrorist connections, 1,000 is a huge number for a small country to screen and absorb. In fact, the US has taken in only 249 Syrians this fiscal year which is 4 months old, and it is unlikely that, at that rate, even one thousand will be resettled in the US this fiscal year.
Prague, Feb 20 (ČTK) — About 150 people attended a meeting that was held in the center of Prague in protest against racism and xenophobia and in support of the Czech acceptance of refugees, mainly from the war-afflicted Syria.
The rally, whose motto was Refugees, welcome, was addressed by several speakers who condemned xenophobia and racism. The participants also observed a minute of silence in honour of the killed Syrians who failed to flee their homeland.
The demonstrators then walked through the centre of Prague, carrying banners and chanting slogans.
The demonstrators were invited to sign a petition launched by Amnesty International and demanding the acceptance of 1,000 Syrian refugees by Prague.
I have to say, it is the most curious thing to me that groups like Amnesty are not criticizing Obama. Most of the refugee contractors and other Open Borders groups expected the Obama Administration to take more than 10,000 last year.
Our ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive is here.
Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Europe, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Who is going where | Tagged: Amnesty International, Syrian refugees | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 22, 2015
Update February 24th: Have Somalis been resettled in your state, go here to find out!
The news comes from the Somali capital of America—Minneapolis! And, LOL! one of three cities that the Obama Administration touts as an example of how Muslims are happily settled in!
Screen shot from the Al-Shabaab video.
Mall of America officials increased security on Saturday after a terror group linked to al-Qaida released an online video that appears to call for an attack on the popular shopping destination.
Islamic terrorist group al-Shabaab specifically named the Mall of America, the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta and London’s Oxford Street in the more than hourlong video that was being circulated on Twitter.
Federal law enforcement officials told CBS News that they are investigating the video.
Mall of America officials released a statement Saturday saying that they were aware of the video that mentions the megamall and shows an image of it and its GPS coordinates.
“We will continue to monitor events with the help of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies,” according to the statement.
The video posted Saturday shows six minutes of graphic images celebrating the Westgate Mall attack. Near the end of the video, a masked man wearing a camouflage jacket appears on screen.
“If just a handful of mujahedeen fighters could bring Kenya to a complete standstill for nearly a week then imagine what a dedicated mujahedeen in the West could do to the American or Jewish-owned shopping centers across the world?” he asks.
See our coverage of the carnage at the Westgate Mall in Kenya, here.
Come on mainstream media—you are fixating now on the Syrian Muslims who might come to the US—but never focus on the number of Somalis we are admitting every single month!
For new readers (and hopefully media types!)
Look at the numbers! Here is our post which chronicles the over 100,000 Somalis we have admitted as refugees to your towns and cities. Then be sure to see that in 2008, the State Department uncovered widespread fraud in Somali family reunification (P-3 program)—thousands, possibly 20,000 Somalis, got into the US by lying on refugee applications.
See, ‘Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis‘, here.
And, then see that in FY2014 we admitted 9,000 additional Somalis to the US. This is huge pool of potential jihadists!
In the first 4 months of FY2015 we admitted 3,536 new Somali refugees to America! That is 884 a month! If that large stream continues it will put us at over 10,000 Somalis in FY2015!
Al-Shabaab must feel confident that they have operatives in the US Somali community.
An after thought! Don’t you think the timing of this video release is interesting—right after the Obama/Biden ‘hug a Muslim’ conference. It is almost as if the terrorists are making fun of the O-man!
Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: al-Shabaab, Islamic terrorists, Jihad, Minneapolis, Somali refugees | 18 Comments »
Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 22, 2015
As I have been saying, here and here, everyone is talking about the Obama plan to admit Syrian refugees to the US.
Maybe Obama could persuade the new Saudi King, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, to “welcome the stranger”—co-religionists from Syria, Iraq, Somalia and Burma.
No truer words (more logical words) could be spoken than these by Bryan Fischer writing at ReNew America:
If President Obama and former President Bush are right, that Islam is a wonderful religion of peace, then each of the other 56 Muslim nations around the world ought to be havens of tranquility and stability. Let’s use our resources to help Syrian Muslims find a home in one or more of these other nations which are guided by the “religion of peace.”
Of course, the resettlement industry types would be quick to say that Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan already have tens of thousands of temporary Syrian refugees, but you should know that the rich oil states, like Saudi Arabia, take zero!
We are even bringing Muslim ‘refugees’ from Malaysia to the US!
Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: Saudi Arabia, Syrian refugees | 2 Comments »
Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 22, 2015
Breitbart reports that radio talk show host Mark Levin weighed in on the Syrian refugee resettlement plan on Friday.
To better understand how the resettlement is evolving, check our post yesterday about how everyone is now talking about the planned Syrian refugee resettlement (driven by pressure from resettlement contractors and the UN).
And, PLEASE go here to see that Syrians are already arriving!
And, please, please tell Mark Levin and others who have now woken up to the Muslim migration to America that it is worse than he knows—we brought in 20,000 Iraqi refugees (three fourths are Muslims) and 9,000 Somali refugees just last year alone!
Here is Mark Levin:
Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin declared that a government who has mishandled Obamacare shouldn’t be trusted with vetting Syrian refugees coming to the US on Friday.
“Don’t worry, when it [the government] brings in these refugees from Syria, right in the heart of the Islamonazi battle, everything’s going to be vetted very, very well…because lookee here ‘Feds sent incorrect tax information to 800,000 people on ObamaCare.’ These clowns can’t even run a website, but don’t worry, we’re gonna know if people [who] come into this country mean us harm” he stated.
Levin continued, “and don’t worry, should Jeb Bush*** become president, we’ll change the rules. Rather than assume that people coming here are going to violate our laws, which is our current assumption under the immigration laws, we’ll assume that they’re here to love us.”
***See Jeb Bush and Grover Norquist, here. They want more refugees too!
Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: Syrian refugees | 2 Comments »