Since readers seem to have liked previous posts onSyriansandSomalisresettled 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):
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!):
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 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!).
Editor’s note:I’ve been away for several days and so am terribly behind on the refugee news. I was in Albany to receive an award from the NY State Federation of Republican Women—their Woman in the Forefront award. It was quite an honor! And, I took the occasion for a mini-vacation to visit family and friends. Now back to work!
Yesterday, Leo Hohmann at World Net Dailyreported that in order for Obama to reach his goal of placing 10,000mostly Sunni Muslim Syriansin your towns by the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30, 2016) he has to get them security and health screened and distributed at the rate of 358 per week. See Hohmann’s excellent reporthere.
So I thought I would have a look at how Obama is doing with the increased number of all refugees to be admitted.
In previous years Obama set the ceiling on refugee admissions at 70,000, but this year it is 85,000 from around the world with 10,000 of that number being Syrians. It appears he and his team at the US State Department are way behind.
Checking the data as of yesterday (12 days past the midway point in the year which was March 31), we have admitted 30,632 which leaves 54,368 to go.
To reach that goal in a little over 5 months we are looking for an arrival rate of nearly 10,000 a month! Yikes!
Will your town be a new resettlement site?
Before I get to the top states, we reported that they are going to have to find new ‘welcoming’ cities (such asIthaca, NY and I heard they were back in my county seat trying to make inroads there where the program was halted for mismanagement in 2007).
Watch for efforts being made in your towns and cities to get a federal resettlement contractor office open. They will be scouting towns/cities with cheap subsidized housing which I think is probably their major limiting factor.
Here are the top ten states for resettlement in FY 2016. Remember these are only resettled “refugees” not the much larger category of migrants you pay for which are now called by the feds “humanitarian arrivals”whose total number is ranging around 200,000 a year now.
New York (1,742)
North Carolina (1,129)
And the next three (all over 1,000) are Florida, Illinois, and Minnesota.
LOL! And, I am sure it didn’t escape your attention that Washington, DC has received zero as has VP Joe Biden’s Delaware (and it isn’t the size of the state because tiny Rhode Island got 111 so far this year). Remember ol’ Joe was one of the Senators, along with Senator (don’t bring them to Hyannis) Ted Kennedy, who created this program over 35 years ago.
How do I begin to understand what is happening to my city, my state?
It will take a little work and persistence! Go here to see where to begin your research!
Here is the hot news this morning. The LA Times has a more detailed account of the story that broke overnight, than some other news outlets (maybe CA is getting a little more sensitive to the terrorists living in their midst).
The two Iraqis are actually Palestinians who had been living in Iraq. By the way, we only bring a small number of Palestinians to the US as refugees. And, it is not clear to me if one or either of these actually became refugees by arriving here through some other means and then granted asylum. I guess only theirfederal resettlement contractorknows for sure!
However, in all likelihood at least one of the two came from our special resettlement project for Palestinians when back in 2009 the US State Department agreed to bring in 1,350 Iraqi Palestinians to your neighborhoods.
It was quite big news at the time. And, the issue was that these were Palestinians Saddam Hussein had invited to live in Iraq and once the regime fell, no one wanted them.
Because of his arrival date, at least one of the two alleged Islamic terrorists could have been in that group. Here is what we said in 2009.
A man who came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee was arrested in Sacramento on Thursday on suspicion of lying about fighting alongside terrorist organizations in Syria, federal authorities said.
On the same day, federal authorities in Houston announced that an Iraqi refugee in Texas, who had been communicating online with the man in California, was charged with attempting to provide support to the militant group Islamic State.
The allegations against two men residing in the U.S. with links to foreign terrorist groups comes as the nation reels from the Dec. 2 shooting in San Bernardino, which left 14 dead. That is considered the deadliest terrorist act on U.S. soil since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
And the arrests of two refugees from Iraq, part of a wave of about 103,000*** Iraqi refugees admitted from 2006 to 2014, is likely to add fuel to the debate over whether the U.S. should welcome refugees from Syria, and if so, whether the screening process is adequate.
The man living in Sacramento, Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, had reported in private messages on social media that he fought alongside various groups in Syria, including Ansar al-Islam, a Sunni terrorist group and an affiliate of Al Qaeda, according to a federal complaint filed Wednesday and unsealed Thursday.
Because of the ages at which these two must have arrived in the US (as teenagers), it shows how ludicrous the discussion about vetting refugees can be when they are obviously becoming more devoutafter they get here (I refuse to use the word radicalized!).
And, these two are not the first, remember there is another pair of Iraqi refugee terrorists in federal prison. See our complete archive on the Kentucky terrorists by clicking here.
The only way to make sure we are completely safe is to stop the migration from terror-producing Islamic countries!
*** I’ve been meaning to check out the numbers for Iraq for some time.
Using the State Department’s data base I went back to 2007 and grabbed a map from then until December 31, 2015. The Bush Administration was slow to admit Iraqi refugees, but opened the door in its last year in office. The Obama Administration has made Iraqis the largest group of refugees we admit each year since then.
Here is where 127,906 Iraqis have been resettled since 2007(remember though that this does not mean they stayed where the contractors originally seeded them).
Top five states:
And, because it isn’t far behind (for my VA friends), Virginia (4,158)
I love it, so many reporters are on the case now! This morning I see Drudge is prominently featuring a CNS news story about how all of the Syrians admitted to the US after the Paris terror attack are Sunni Muslims, click herefor that story. Lots of good information there!
Below is a map (from the Refugee Processing Center) of where the Syrians have been resettled in the US since October 1 (the first day of fiscal year 2016 until yesterday November 30th, assuming the data is up to date as of yesterday).
Two months into the fiscal year, the Obama Administration has 9,577 to go to reach its goal of 10,000 Syrian (mostly Muslims) for this year.
Top five states where the Administration is seeding Syrian Muslims: No surprise California is numero uno, but that they are pouring them into PA is a surprise, and then KY, OH, and TX round out the top five. (Hey Mitch and Rand, where are you?)
Checking the religion numbers for the first two months of fiscal year 2016, it is even worse than two weeks ago. Of the 423 admitted so far, 418 are Sunni Muslims. That comes to 99% Muslim and you can expect numbers like that to continue because the UNHCR is picking our refugees and he told an audience at Georgetown Law School recently (here, we were there), that the Christians are not persecuted because the “regime” (Assad) protects them. I guess for the UNHCR, ISIS is not a persecutor!
Go here if you want to play around with the US State Department data base (called the Refugee Processing Center).
Action Alert: Call your members of the House and Senate at 202-224-3121 and ask them to vigorously oppose the Refugee Resettlement funding contained in the Omnibus Spending Bill that will be voted on by 12-11-15! Please call by this Friday, Dec. 4th.
Here is where the 291 Syrians who have entered the US in FY2016 have been placed. California, Texas, Kentucky, Arizona and Ohio make the top five. (I selected for my search October 1, 2015 to November 15, 2015 and assume the data base is up to date to the 15th, but can’t know that for sure).
At theRefugee Processing Center (click on reports and select interactive reports, you will be able to figure it out!) you can also check the religions of arriving refugees. Here is the breakdown for the 291 so far this fiscal year (assuming data base is up to date as of November 15th, two days ago):
286 Sunni Muslims
As we have reported many times, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees picks most of our refugees and in the case of the Syrians they come from UN camps populated by mostly Muslims. He has 20,000 chosen for usalready. At a recent immigration conclavein Washington, DC, we were thereto hear him say that the Syrian Christians are not persecuted because the “regime” (Assad) was protecting them.
As long as the UNHCR is choosing most of our refugees, I don’t expect the percentage of Muslims in the stream to change much.
One other bit of confusion flying around in the mainstream media is that somehow we will be getting Syrians who have flooded into Europe, we won’t be (at least not in any great number for now).
[I hope to get time today to post some other considerations—one that I want everyone to understand is that we have been admitting tens of thousands of Muslim refugees for years from Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Burma and Uzbekistan, just to name a few, and I am not confident they had any thorough screening either, especially the Somalis.
And, please remember that the problems we (and France) are having with terrorists in the immigrant population is that most have been raised in the protective bosom of our generous social welfare systems. So the parents might have come in as (vetted) decent people, but their children became radicalized right here among us.
All the vetting in the world isn’t going to save us from the toddlers coming in with Mom and Dad from Africa and the Middle East who thumb their noses at the ‘good life’ and become radicalized 20 years down the road. The only true solution is a complete moratorium on Muslim immigration. (See White House Petition). Will these governors have the will for that? I doubt it!]
Back to the news…..
CNN filed this storyabout the governors’ power (or lack of it). We know that ol’ Ted Kennedy and ol’ Joe Biden were very clever indeed when they crafted what became the Refugee Act of 1980which is run almost completely by the US State Department, the Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement and the‘non-profit’ contractors who play a huge role in changing the demographics of your states. There is very little role for Congress in the law either (short of the power of the purse which they are increasingly scared to use!).
(CNN)A wave of governors — mostly Republicans — issued a cascade of press releases Monday voicing objections to Syrian refugees landing their states, following the Paris attacks.
Experts say that while the states may not have the legal authority to block their borders, state agencies have authority to make the process of accepting refugees much more difficult.
“When push comes to shove, the federal government has both the plenary power and the power of the 1980 Refugee Act to place refugees anywhere in the country,” said Kevin Appleby, the director of migration policy at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the largest refugee resettlement organization in the country.
Appleby said one thing the states could do was to cut their own funding in the area.
This is the power the governors have—cut funding for welfare and other social services (most don’t even have a clue how much state and local taxpayers are shelling out for a program that was supposed to be fully-funded from Washington 35 years ago and with the additional financial help from the non-profit contractors).
American University law professor Stephen I. Vladeck put it this way: “Legally, states have no authority to do anything because the question of who should be allowed in this country is one that the Constitution commits to the federal government.”
But Vladeck notes that without a state’s participation the federal government would have a much more difficult time. “So a state can’t say it is legally objecting, but it can refuse to cooperate, which makes thing much more difficult.”
Indeed that is going to be the real test! It is easy to spout-off with a letter now (after Paris), much harder to really put action behind those words. Be assured we will be watching!
A reader, Dick, sent us this map (below) of the US which shows the number of mosques located in each state. There is a maybe not-so-surprising correlation to the top states receiving refugees.
By the way, as I noted inmy little book, mosque construction is a way to stake-out territory often in advance of the arrival of any large population of worshipers of Allah. The mosque actually serves as the magnet for further migration to that location (the Hijra). Mohammed instructed his followers to migrate, to spread Islam, not just from country to country, but also from town to town and neighborhood to neighborhood.
Here are the Top Five States (for 2014) (in descending order) for refugee resettlement and in parenthesis is its position on the Mosque map. Coincidence?
Texas (#3 in number of mosques)
New York (#2)
Find out how many refugees your state has received this fiscal year (as of July 31st), here. Wow! It looks like OHIO has moved into the #6 spot—gee! I wonder why? Do they really think they will get all of those new registered voters signed up in time for the 2016 election? Ohio is pretty high up on the mosque map too!
Remember readers that the numbers depicted on this map only represent refugees brought to your state by the resettlement contractors. The numbers do not include those moving in to your state as ‘secondary migrants’ (refugees resettled elsewhere who decide to move to your state). They do not include asylum seekers or successful asylum seekers (called asylees) or the ‘unaccompanied alien children.’
For our Virginia readers, I see the number of mosques (map above) for the state is not clear. The number is 88.