Here we go again, the media drumbeat to bring more refugees to America is sounding!
The Leftwing media is made up of a bunch of sheep as they follow one another with the same ‘news’ stories designed to advance a political agenda—in this case they are promoting the resettlement of Rohingya Muslims to America.
When the NYT gets on the story, you know the propaganda is reaching critical mass!
Why is it a concern of the US that too many Muslims from Muslim Bangladesh are flowing to the Muslim countries of Malaysia and Indonesia? Why can’t they just stay there, in the Muslim world, with their co-religionists? Is it America’s job to take every poor Muslim (or every poor person for that matter) to your towns?
And, btw, just as we are preoccupied with the lobbying push to resettle 65,000 Syrians (mostly Muslims), I guess the UN and the US State Department are going to start slipping in larger numbers of Rohingya behind our backs.
Here is the NYT beating the drum with its sob story:
There are at least 200,000 Rohingya migrants from Myanmar [aka Burma—ed] already in Bangladesh, and only 32,600 of them have been granted formal protection as refugees fleeing persecution, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Far fewer, perhaps only several hundred, have been resettled from refugee camps in Bangladesh over the past decade and allowed to begin new lives in other countries.
In Malaysia, those determined to be refugees and therefore eligible for resettlement, a process that could take years, would be joining more than 45,000 Rohingya who are already classified as refugees and are waiting to be taken in by another country. They receive no government aid while they wait, nor can they legally take jobs to support themselves.
About 1,000 Rohingya refugees were resettled in the United States in the last year.
I told you here in 2013 that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops asked the US State Department for more Rohingya to resettle. My research indicates that we have admitted over 12,000 “Burmese Muslims” in the last 10 years—surely most are Rohingya.
The NYT continues:
The Rohingya, a stateless Muslim people who have long faced discrimination and have been deprived of basic rights in Myanmar, are likely to meet the criteria for refugee status under international law, namely having “a well-founded fear” of persecution for reasons of race, religion or nationality in their home country.
Such an effort, however, has yet to materialize.
According to the agreement hammered out last week by the foreign ministers of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, none of those countries agreed to host any refugees permanently.
Australia’s prime minister, Tony Abbott, said Thursday that his country would not take any refugees from the current exodus.
Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia don’t want them—-why do we?
See our Rohingya Reports category with its 178 previous posts and its 178 reasons why this is a problematic resettlement.