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What will Senator Rand Paul do about new influx of Muslims to his hometown?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 27, 2016

Yesterday I told you about a public meeting to be held today in Bowling Green, KY where the major resettlement contractor working there, Bowling Green International Center, a subcontractor of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, will attempt to explain why they will now be adding to the Muslim population of that town.

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Senator Rand Paul. Will he or won’t he take a leading role in investigating the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program that is FOREVER changing his home town?

Writing at World Net Daily, Leo Hohmann, reports on Senator Paul’s response.  For any of you attending that meeting at 5 p.m. today, be sure to see if you can spot any representatives of Paul’s office in attendance.  Be sure to let them know what you are thinking.

Here is just a small snip from Hohmann’s detailed report:

Bowling Green is not new to Muslim refugees. The city has been transformed over the past decade from a typical Middle America town that had no Muslims to one that now has more than 7,000 who account for at least 10 percent of the city’s population. It had no mosques 15 years ago and now has several including a large Islamic Center. The Islamic refugees have come from 23 countries, mostly from Bosnia, Russia, Burma, Iraq and now Syria.

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Paul’s office told WND he is not in favor of the Syrian refugee dumps in Kentucky or anywhere else under the current vetting process being used by President Obama.

“Senator Paul believes we must pass the SECURE Act,” said Sergio Gor, the senator’s press secretary. “This legislation would suspend visa issuance for countries with a high risk of terrorism and impose a waiting period for background checks on visa issuance from other countries until the American people can be assured terrorists cannot enter the country through our immigration and visa system.”

Paul was much more outspoken against refugee resettlement three years ago, before he contemplated a run for president.

Continue reading here.

I, at one point a few years ago, had a lot of hope that Senator Paul, because of the way he questioned the program, would indeed become a leading Senate advocate for its reform. Of course it isn’t too late for him to accept the mantle.

P.S. Kentuckians might want to pound Mitch McConnell too, but I bet he is too deeply indebted to big industries in the state (Perdue maybe???) always on the lookout for cheap captive labor that refugees provide.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 8 Comments »

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) a longtime supporter of refugee resettlement is shocked! What no Christians!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 27, 2016

Shocked to find out—Surprise!—that we aren’t resettling Syrian Christians, but mostly Sunni Muslims.  I have no sympathy for his position now because he was so willfully blind for at least the last two decades about where this UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program was taking America.

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Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) has been a long time supporter of the UNHCR and its work to bring refugees to America.

Here is a bit of the news from a stunned Smith at CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said Thursday that it was “unconscionable” that of the record 499 Syrian refugees admitted to the United States in the first three weeks of May, not one was a Christian.

Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson cited that number, reported by CNSNews.com on Monday, in his testimony on the urgent needs facing Christian refugees from Iraq and Syria.

Smith was speaking at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on what steps should be taken following Secretary of State Kerry’s March declaration that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) was committing genocide in Iraq and Syria against Christians and other religious minorities.

“They can’t even get into a UNHCR [U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees] or IDP [internally displaced persons] camp or a refugee camp, are unwanted, at risk,” Smith said of the Christians in Iraq and Syria.

Someone should really do a full accounting of Smith’s unwavering support for more refugees for your towns and cities (he has been the Republican darling of the refugee industry and its advocates), but I don’t have the time.  Here is just one bit I found (in a quick search) from a New York Times story about Smith from 1997 (Crusader and pragmatist!):

…. an anti-immigration group, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, has attacked him for his efforts to open American borders to more political refugees.

Does he understand that his beloved Catholic Bishops are leading the pack in ‘welcoming’ Muslims to America?

Posted in Changing the way we live, Christian refugees, Colonization, Community destabilization, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , | 5 Comments »

Canada: Muslim Imam admits refugee resettlement is caliphate-building!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 15, 2016

Syrian refugees are an important part of the plan!

What a find by Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch (hat tip: Chris):

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You can learn more shocking information about Imam Mazin Abdul-Adhim’s caliphate ideas (sounds like he would like to be the Caliph himself!) here:  http://en.cijnews.com/?p=30769

This Toronto Sun story dates from January, and the video from November; we don’t usually post archival material, but this is important enough to make an exception. Mazin Abdul-Adhim says: “The problem is that we don’t understand our own system — the Khilafa (caliphate). And therefore, how do we support the people of Syria? We must send money and help the refugees that are coming here in every way that we can.” The Toronto Sun reports: “Helping Syrian refugees coming to Canada and building an Islamic caliphate are part of the same cause, according to a pro-Shariah speaker at an Islamic conference in Hamilton.”

How can they possibly be part of the same cause? How does helping the refugees who are coming to Canada aid the cause of the caliphate? The obvious answer is that they’re coming as emigrants in the way of Allah, to whom Allah promises a reward for Islamizing a new land (see, for example, Qur’an 4:100). Abdul-Adhim, speaking in Hamilton, Ontario, says: “We’ve been sitting and not really doing very much for the application of Islam in society … We’re required to call for something — the full implementation of Islam — we’re not allowed to call for anything else or compromise in any other way.” The refugee increases Muslims’ political and societal clout and strengthens these calls for “the full implementation of Islam.”

Continue reading at Jihad Watch and watch the video!

Go here to see our archive on Syrian refugees going to Canada thanks to the boy (Trudeau) and his silly campaign pledge. He is playing right into their hands and you can bet that behind closed doors Abdul-Adhim is having a good laugh!

Posted in Canada, Colonization, Community destabilization, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , | 13 Comments »

Bowling Green, KY nervous about planned Syrian resettlement

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 6, 2016

It sure looks like another ‘pocket of resistance’ is forming, this time in Bowling Green, KY (a growing Muslim community) the hometown of Senator Rand Paul and the resettlement site of two convicted Iraqi refugee terrorists who had been placed there a few years ago.

Before you read the story, you should visit our very large archive on Bowling Green by clicking here. There has been much turmoil over the years with resettlement there generally relating to refugees being dumped by their resettlement contractors.

And, consider the fact that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has never (to my knowledge) ever lifted a finger to question the program in his own state, it tells me that the program is driven there by Big Meat, the Chamber of Commerce and other industries who want a continuous supply of cheap immigrant labor.

Melinda Hill

Commissioner and Mayor Pro-Tem Melinda Hill is an outspoken critic of the Syrian resettlement plan for Bowling Green. Photo here: http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/q-a-with-melinda-hill/article_a755552e-335a-544c-9b4d-6a7b39c30b41.html

Senator Rand Paul has spoken up a few times over the years, but with a ‘conservative’ governor there now and if Paul sticks with past comments, it’s time to reevaluate Kentucky’s WILSON-FISH program.

Here is the news from WKU radio:

Bowling Green is preparing to welcome Syrian refugees later this year who are fleeing their country’s civil war. The Warren County-based Kentucky International Center has agreed to resettle 40 Syrians, but the decision is raising concerns in the local community.

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The plan to open the city’s doors to Syrian refugees is creating backlash in what has otherwise been a welcoming environment. City Commissioner and Mayor Pro-Tem Melinda Hill has been one of the most outspoken critics of the plan to resettle Syrians in Bowling Green. She says she doesn’t have confidence in the federal government’s screening process.

“Our country has systems in place where our criminals, we know what they did, when they did it,” Hill tells WKU Public Radio. “Many of these people are from countries that do not have systems like that in place, or if they did have them, these people have not been entered into the system, they’ve not been kept up to date, or those systems have been destroyed. We don’t have access to any background checks. It’s all questions and answers.”

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Some locals residents are more apprehensive since the 2011 arrest of two Iraqi men living in Bowling Green. Both are now in prison for conspiring to send weapons and cash to the terrorist group Al-Qaeda.

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The Syrians represent a small fraction of the 400 other refugees coming to Bowling Green this year, including from Africa, Asia, and Cuba. If approved by the federal government, 40 Syrians will start a new life that they hope won’t be derailed by fears of terrorism.

Concerned Kentuckians should be letting your governor know that he could be the one brave governor needed!  Go here and see what he could do!  If he is worried about being alone, he could call upon Chris Christie and Sam Brownback to join him! Three brave governors is surely better than one!

P.S. If anyone knows Commissioner Hill, please send her this post.  She may not know some information we have linked in here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , , , | 9 Comments »

85% of Trump supporters believe Middle East refugees pose threat to America, but…

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 6, 2016

…get this! 40% of Democrats agree!

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Ben Carson and Donald Trump agreed on the campaign trail that we must re-examine our refugee policy.

I love how this is written.  The Reuters reporter says only 40% of Dems have the same fear.  Holy cow, that is a lot of people! Consider also that 74% of plain vanilla Republicans also worry about the resettlement of Middle Eastern refugees into their towns.

I would have guessed the Dems would be a far lower percentage than 40% (so does that mean there might be inroads into the Democratic electorate for Trump?).

Reuters:

Supporters of Donald Trump, the presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee, see refugees arriving from Iraq and Syria as one of the greatest threats to the United States, according to a study released on Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

Eighty-five percent of respondents who said they supported Trump saw the refugees fleeing the Islamic State militant group as a threat, compared with 74 percent of Republicans overall, said the study.

[….]

Only 40 percent of Democrats viewed the refugees from the region as a major threat.

The Dems must be told over and over again that Hillary will continue the Obama push for more and more Syrian and Iraqi refugees to colonize America!

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: , , , | 10 Comments »

In Europe, “refugees” flying “home” to Iraq

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 29, 2016

Invasion of Europe news….

This is my laugh of the day story!

We have previously told you that literally thousands of so-called ‘refugees’ who made the ‘dangerous’ journey to Europe from the Middle East are finding that the streets in their new home are not paved with gold, the goodies aren’t very good, and on second thought, maybe “home” wasn’t so bad after all.

First, see this story we wrote in February about regular charter flights from Europe to Iraq returning the disenchanted to their homes.

 

Iraqi family to Germany

The “famous” “heart-breaking” photo of a “Syrian” refugee dad arriving in Greece (he was clearly not starving). Not Syrians and no longer in Europe! Photo: Daniel Etter for the New York Times. https://www.buzzfeed.com/anupkaphle/the-story-behind-a-heartbreaking-photo-of-a-syrian-refugee-f?utm_term=.neNevyVqDE#.ckav479mR6

 

Now comes news that a famous refugee family that made headlines in Germany and around the world in 2015 is already back in Baghdad.  The story at The New Observer seems almost too incredible to be true, but unless we learn otherwise, we will assume it is all true! Hat tip: Joanne

Proof that there is no “refugee” crisis—but only a determined, liberal-driven, nonwhite invasion of Europe—has come with the news that the Iraqi “refugee” family made famous in a press photograph have returned to Iraq after only six months in Germany.

The family—Laith Majid; his wife, Nada Adel; their sons Moustafa, aged 18; Ahmed, 17; and Taha, nine; along with seven-year-old daughter Nour—landed on the island of Kos in August 2015, at the height of the Angela Merkel-inspired nonwhite invasion.

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As a result of the press picture, the Majid family gave more than 100 press interviews in Berlin, to media from all over the world.

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The Bild newspaper decided to interview the Majid family once again to find out how they were doing in Germany six months after escaping the “hell” and “death threats” of Baghdad.

Where did they find them?  You guessed it!

Obviously not satisfied with “refugee” life in Berlin, they had simply flown back on one of the weekly flights from Berlin to the Iraqi capital.

Read all the details here.  You couldn’t make this up!

If you google this family you can see the whole progression of how the media built them up to be the ‘poster family’ for the “humanitarian crisis” engulfing Europe.

More Invasion of Europe news may be found by clicking here.

Posted in Europe, Immigration fraud, Iraqi refugees, Laugh of the day!, Muslim refugees, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , , | 8 Comments »

Massachusetts: Iraqi family of seven living in a motel, so where are all of the bleeding heart humanitarians?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 24, 2016

….where are all of you ‘Christian’ do-gooders with your personal charitable giving?

This story should make your blood boil.  We are lectured that we should “welcome” refugees to our towns and cities and then those doing all the yammering leave families like this one high and dry, living in a series of motels and expecting their teenage children to morph into successful assimilated American citizens (yeh right!).

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Jeffrey Thielman is the CEO of the International Institute of New England which did not respond to a Boston Globe reporter’s call. This family is his responsibility! http://iine.us/2015/06/iine-announces-new-presidentceo-2/

Read this story, read the whole thing from the Boston Globe on Friday (hat tip: Diane).  And, don’t get mad at the refugees, get mad at your Senators and Members of Congress, get mad at the UN, get mad at the US State Department and get especially mad at the International Institute of New England which brings them in and drops them off!

Do not read this as a plea for more taxpayer funding, but as a plea for a reduction in the number of refugees we admit.  If we can’t take care of them, then don’t bring them.

And, for those of you contemplating ‘welcoming’ refugees to your town for the first time, you will be paying for it.  This article highlights the fact that local and state taxpayer dollars are involved; and, that many of these traumatized families require expensive mental health treatment.

It also points out that your local refugee resettlement contractor simply washes its hands of troubled families and moves on to the next paying ‘clients’ the State Department sends them!

I told you yesterday, that the US State Department is accepting testimony (by May 19th) about the size and scope of the Refugee Admissions Program for FY2017 (Obama has already signaled it will recommend bringing in 100,000 for that year). Someone should write up this story from Massachusetts as an important point in your testimony.

Boston Globe (this is just a bit of the story about the contractor):

Refugee families depend on the federal government to help once they arrive. To assist them, the State Department contracts with nonprofits to help families find an apartment, sign up for health care, enroll in ESL classes, obtain food stamps, and look for employment opportunities. But the organizations are only required to provide guidance for three months, and refugees who need more help must turn to state programs and case managers for other benefits such as welfare.

Samantha Kaufman, a spokeswoman for the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, declined to comment on the Rubayes’ plight. “We can’t release any personal information about individuals and families,” she wrote in an e-mail.

Dr. Richard Mollica, director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, called for increased refugee benefits from the government.

“If you have a medical problem or a mental health problem or you’re a survivor of torture, the probability that you’re going to make it to independent living after eight or nine months is probably nil,” Mollica said.

Currently, the biggest allotment of financial aid for refugees is a one-time federal payment of $2,025 for each family member. Some families pool those funds for rent and clothing, but at least $900 of each allowance goes to pay administrative costs to such resettlement agencies as the International Institute of New England, which was assigned to the family originally for three months, according to Rubaye. The International Institute did not respond to queries about resettling refugees. [No surprise!—ed]

There is much more, read it all.

See our recent post on the number of (potentially troubled) Iraqis entering the US and note that in recent years Iraqis made up the largest ethnic group admitted (82% are Muslims).  We also have an extensive archive with 688 previous posts on the Iraqi migration to America.

Way back in 2008, a wise Iraqi refugee boy penned a letter to the editor in which he said this about the large number of Iraqis entering the US as refugees:

It is better to have 10 Iraqi refugees who are satisfied with their lives than having 100 angry ones with no life at all.

But, the truth is that resettlement contractors can’t keep their doors open if they slow the flow as each refugee brings money (your taxpayer dollars) per head they resettle.  The whole resettlement model is (wrongly, I believe) built on increasing the numbers we admit! It is not about assuring assimilation and success!

Posted in Iraqi refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 19 Comments »

Iraqi refugees entering US at rate of (only) 699 per month; 82% Muslim

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 18, 2016

Since readers seem to have liked previous posts on Syrians and Somalis resettled in the US in FY2016, I thought you might like to see how the Iraqi flow is going.  I’m surprised to see that the number is much lower than last year.

Does that mean we are approaching a point where we have pretty well cleared Iraq of anyone who wants to come to the US?

We have been bringing, on average, about 15,000 Iraqis a year since Obama took office.

As of March 31st (the halfway point in the fiscal year), we invited (only) 4,194 Iraqis to come and live in your towns (data here).  That is way down!!!

Here is the map of where they’ve been placed since October 1, 2015 (source: Refugee Processing Center):

 

Map Iraqis FY2016

 

 

The top ten states for Iraqi resettlement are these (they usually place them where there are already a large number of a specific ethnic group because they know they like to live with their own kind of people, and that is o.k. for them, but not for you! You would be racist if you expressed a similar desire—to live with your kind of people!):

California (634)

Texas (579)

Michigan (390)

Washington (214)

Virginia (177)

Illinois (159)

Arizona (157)

Tennessee (143)

Ohio (134)

Florida (112)

Surprisingly Nebraska comes in for honorable mention with 109.

Since the vast majority are Muslims (82%), the feds and the contractors also like to place them where there are plenty of mosques. Here is how this group breaks down (their spelling):

Moslem: 134

Moslem Shiite: 1,294

Moslim Suni: 2,017

LOL! Note that they are bring both sides of the centuries-old dispute between the Moslem sects to live side by side in America (good luck with that!).

We have a huge category on Iraqi refugees with 687 previous posts for ambitious readers!

 

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Where to find information, Who is going where, Your State | Tagged: , , | 13 Comments »

UNHCR to hold big pow-wow in Geneva tomorrow, will be demanding more resettlement of Muslims to the West

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 30, 2016

Well, that is the gist of it.  Most refugees they are stressing about are Muslims after all.  So, what do you expect! Of course they want more seeded into your towns and cities.

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David Miliband, former British Foreign Secretary moved across the pond to run the US resettlement contractor, the IRC, but he obviously doesn’t dare criticize Obama for going slooowly on getting the Syrians here.

The International Rescue Committee and the other federal contractors (which are paid by the head to resettle refugees) have signed on to an open letter to world leaders to harangue them about more permanent resettlement in the west of mostly Muslim Syrians and Iraqis.

I’m laughing to myself because surely the IRC and the eight other quasi-government agencies masquerading as non-profit groups must be really embarrassed because the US (Obama!) can’t get done what they want—they are all on record wanting 100,000 Syrians admitted to the US THIS year.  But, not a critical word in their open letter about their dear leader Barack Hussein Obama.

I followed their wailing and moaning way back in 2007 and 2008 when Bush was going too slowly in opening the Iraqi flood gates and they screamed via many friendly reporters every month (when the new numbers came out) about what a meany Bush was.

Not a peep about Obama! So fun to watch!

In a couple of days we will be 6 months into FY2016 and we are (I am happy to report) nowhere near the numbers of Syrians being admitted to the US that Obama has promised (he promised 10,000 by Sept. 30th).  Come back in a couple of days and I’ll let you know where we stand. Hint: They have over 8,000 to go! (Apparently the political pressure you are all putting on is working!)

Here is the letter, you can read it yourself if you feel like it.

Below are the signers.  Without your tax dollars most of these organizations would have to fold like cheap suits! Ha! I wonder how many of their employees will be on taxpayer-funded junkets to Sweden today?

Refugee Council
Christian Aid
ActionAid
Refugee Action
Church World Service
HIAS
International Rescue Committee
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Migration & Refugee Services
Mercy Corps
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
World Vision
International Refugee Assistance Protect
World Relief

What? No Catholic Bishops lobbying this time?

See also, UNHCR schmoozing with John McCain in Washington this month.  He came to town to get his federal handout of your money.

 

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Europe, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: | 11 Comments »

Tone deaf in Colorado Springs! We welcome Syrian Muslim refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 23, 2016

Jasim Mohammed Ramadon

Ramadon, an Iraqi refugee, convicted in 2014 of brutal rape of Colorado Springs woman. Go here and follow links to Diana West’s indepth reporting: https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/iraqi-refugee-rapist-found-guilty-in-colorado-diana-west-reports-the-story-nationally/

Yesterday, within hours of the horrific Islamic terror attack in Brussels—a direct result of decades of “welcoming” immigration policy toward refugees, and migrants generally, from Muslim countries— citizens of Colorado Springs took to the streets to say they welcome Syrian mostly Muslim refugees to their city.

From The Gazette:

About 120 Colorado Springs residents rallied Tuesday on the steps of City Hall in support of refugees – especially Syrians – about 12 hours after deadly terrorist explosions ripped through the Brussels airport and subway.

Banners and speeches urging compassion and human kindness continued the community’s strong opposition to City Councilman Andres Pico’s March 7 proposal, “A Resolution Declaring Opposition to the Relocation of Refugees from the United States Refugee Resettlement Program to the City of Colorado Springs.”

Continue reading here and see the photos of the those rallying.

See our earlier post on the latest controversy from Colorado Springs, here.

Just four words for the citizens of Colorado Springs with short memories:  Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon.

For new readers, visit our refugee crimes category, here (1,940 previous posts archived there!).  For all posts on Colorado, click here.   Whatever happened to that Uzbek alleged Islamic terrorist arrested in Colorado in 2012?  Does anyone know?

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 6 Comments »

 
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