Are Bill Clinton’s chickens coming home to roost?
And, just at a time when the State Department is telling anyone who will listen that we screen refugees really, really well, did I say really! well in the push to bring in the Syrian Muslims.
So how did so many war criminals (on all sides of the war) get into the US as refugees? They simply lied!
Eager to bring them in so that the resettlement contractors*** would have paid work (and the meatpackers would get cheap labor), we flung open America to over 100,000 of them. Be sure to see Clinton’s gift to BIG MEAT, here. This from a 2001 Agribusiness publication:
In fact, the meatpacking industry has a history of recruiting on the ground in Yugoslavia. But during the Clinton years, companies like IBP haven’t had to travel that far. [IBP was taken over by Tyson Foods—ed]
Since 1995, the Clinton INS has resettled over 80,000 Balkan refugees, mainly Bosnian Muslims, primarily in America’s Midwest.
From the New York Times (thanks to all who sent this news!):
WASHINGTON — Immigration officials are moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians living in the United States who they believe took part in war crimes and “ethnic cleansing” during the bitter conflict that raged in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
In all, officials have identified about 300 immigrants who they believe concealed their involvement in wartime atrocities when they came to the United States as part of a wave of Bosnian war refugees fleeing the violence there. With more records from Bosnia becoming available, the officials said the number of suspects could eventually top 600.
“The more we dig, the more documents we find,” said Michael MacQueen, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement historian who has led many investigations in the agency’s war crimes section. The accused immigrants, many of them former soldiers from Bosnia, include a soccer coach in Virginia, a metal worker in Ohio and four hotel casino workers in Las Vegas.
When more than 120,000 Bosnian refugees began applying for American visas in the mid-1990s, they were required to disclose military service or other allegiances that might have suggested involvement in war crimes. But the system relied largely on the honesty of the applicants, and there was little effort to verify their statements. [And we are doing the same thing today with Syrians—taking their word—ed.]
All are being investigated—Serbs, Croats and Bosnian Muslims
With a stepped-up focus on Bosnia since the arrest of Mr. Boskic in Boston, immigration officials say a total of 64 Balkan immigrants with ties to war crimes have left the United States after being expelled through legal proceedings or fleeing while under investigation. While most of the cases involve Bosnian Serbs, officials have also taken action against Bosnian Muslims and Croats who they believe participated in attacks against Serbs — a reflection, officials say, of their willingness to pursue Bosnian offenders of all types.
Continue reading the NYT story, here.
Related: See how Clinton and Gore airlifted Albanians to the US for two reasons: the contractors wanted more warm bodies to resettle and Clinton needed a public relations show of humanitarian zeal to justify US involvement in Yugoslavia’s break-up.
*** Here are the nine major federal refugee contractors, there was a tenth at one point—the state of Iowa—which oversaw the flood of Bosnians to the Iowa meat industry: