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Libertarian think tank continues criticism of Trump refugee policy

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 4, 2018

I really don’t get it—why a Libertarian think tank, the CATO Institute is so hot for more refugees for America.  I can only assume it has to do with a pro-business orientation (the LEGAL worker issue again).  I’m not going to try to figure it out today.

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CATO immigration policy analyst David Bier 

However, they had a handy graph in a story yesterday criticizing Trump for reducing the overall number of refugees entering the US and pointing out that the number of Christians entering has declined (which is actually a function of the overall decline in numbers).  Muslim entrants have declined at an even greater percentage.

This is the latest talking point from the refugee industry—that Trump isn’t admitting enough Christians—and CATO is carrying their public relations water.

Let’s have the debate!

I would really like to see a serious and honest public debate about the economic need for refugee workers, rather than the continued appeals to Americans’ emotions as CATO does here.

This is one of Bier’s wrap-up sentences:

By cutting the refugee program across the board, the Trump administration has not just violated a campaign promise to resettle more Christian refugees—it has condemned many more to desperate poverty, persecution, or death.

Have a debate about labor needs, but leave out the ‘humanitarian’ appeal because we know that isn’t was this is all about.

Here is Bier at CATO:

Trump Has Cut Christian Refugees 64%, Muslim Refugees 93%

Below is the graph from the story that you might find useful.

 

Screenshot (712)

 

This post is filed in my ‘Where to find information’ and ‘refugee statistics’ categories.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Christian refugees, Legal immigration and jobs, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, The Opposition, Trump, Where to find information | Tagged: , | 10 Comments »

Refugee arrivals picked up this month

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 28, 2018

It is what happens every year at this time.

The State Department pours refugees in at a much higher rate in the final month of the fiscal year, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that, with only a couple more days to go in this month, we are above the average admission rate for the previous 11 months.

Rohingya in Phoenix

Rohingya refugees protesting in Phoenix.  979 came to the US this year. 109 were welcomed by the Trump State Department since September first! https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/arizona-rohingya-refugee-story-from-poor-refugee-to-political-agitator/

Checking the data at Wrapsnet, as of this morning we are at 22,469 refugees admitted.

That is 2,570 more than we had on September first.

The average for the previous 11 months was 1,809.

Nevertheless, it is nearly official—and it will be official on Sunday evening—that this is the lowest number of admissions since the Refugee Act of 1980 was signed in to law by Jimmy Carter.

Top ethnic groups arriving since September 1 are from these countries:

DR Congo (1,058)

Burma (381)

Ukraine (363)

Of the total 2,570 September arrivals, 418 are Muslims of one sect or another.

Most concerning to me is that 109 of the Burmese are devout Rohingya Muslims.

P.S.  I’m going to be away over the weekend, but will give you year-end numbers on Monday or Tuesday next week.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Muslim refugees, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Rohingya Reports, Trump, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 5 Comments »

Under Trump, Muslim refugees from Burma (Rohingya) are numero uno

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 3, 2018

I told you the other day that we had a slight increase in the number of refugees entering the US in the month of May.  The number is still way below what the refugee contractors*** need to assure that their federally funded budgets are flush with your involuntary contributions via Washington.

Today I checked Wrapsnet (FY18 data) for the Muslim refugee numbers and learned this:

The percentage of Muslims entering as refugees is way down compared to Bush and Obama years.  It now stands at 15% when it was approaching 50% under Barack Hussein Obama.

(Total admissions so far 14,321 and 2,184 are listed as Muslims of some sect or another.)

But….

 

Rohingya refugees mostly women

See my Rohingya Reports category with 224 previous posts:   https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/category/rohingya-reports/

 

…much to my surprise I see that Burmese Muslims (Rohingya) top the list!

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Rohingya Reports, Trump, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

January 12th: next batch of Australian detainees headed to Any Town, USA

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 16, 2017

And, because of Trump’s ‘travel ban’ they will mostly be single men from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Rohingya from Burma and Bangladesh (countries NOT banned).

It has been almost a year since Donald Trump said that Obama’s deal was “dumb,” but we are going through with it anyway.  (See my dumb deal archive here.)

And, remember readers, that once these mostly Muslim young men arrive in your towns (unbeknownst to you), they won’t be detainees as they are on offshore Australian islands, but will be free and walking your streets.

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They will be free alright—in your neighborhood!

As legal refugees they will get housing, food stamps, medical care and job counseling (Will they be good meatpacker workers? I doubt it!).

We learned two days ago that many have mental health issues due to long incarcerations in all-male facilities. (Costly mental health treatment!)

Here is The Guardian with the latest:

Nearly 200 refugees from Australia’s offshore detention islands of Nauru and Manus will be resettled in the United States in the new year.

But the newly-reinstated travel ban imposed by US president Donald Trump is excluding certain nationalities, including Iranians and Somalis, from resettlement.

[….]

The Trump travel ban, reinstated by the US supreme court earlier this month, suspends the entry into the US of nationals from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela.

[….]

The Guardian understands about 130 people from Nauru have been accepted to move to the US, and close to 60 from PNG.

The group will be the second cohort resettled under the US deal brokered in 2016, after 54 refugees went to the US in September.

The majority of refugees accepted for resettlement in the current group are from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and stateless Rohingyans from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

[….]

On Manus, Sudanese refugee Abdul Aziz Muhamat said those accepted for resettlement had been told they will leave for the United States on 12 January.

[….]

Department sources say there is increasing confidence the US will accept close to the 1,250 refugees it has previously publicly suggested could be settled, and that that figure could be reached by the end of its current annual intake, which resets in October.

More here to make you sick!

This is worse than a dumb deal, it is stunningly stupid and dangerous!  And, all to get a political monkey off Australian Prime Minister Turnbull’s back!

I’m sure you’ve done it before, but continue writing to the White House (getting a different form)  and tell your elected officials in Washington what you think.

Congress could move to stop this process, but they won’t. (They know that these ‘New Americans’ will not be placed near their homes!)

At minimum, however, Congress could require notification to your local police of the impending arrival of these ‘refugees’ Australia doesn’t want on its mainland.

Posted in Australia, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, Trump, What you can do, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 4 Comments »

Twin Falls, ID ‘Interfaith’ group to celebrate diversity today after “hate crime” in October

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 2, 2017

Get ready Humboldt, TN because in a few years your small city (that is now welcoming a labor-hungry meatpacking plant) will have the joys of diversity visited upon you too.

For new readers Chobani Yogurt (BIG YOGURT) in Twin Falls is one of several food processing factories to enjoy the refugee labor being sent their way by the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program and its NGO contractors.

However, see here that the Trump Administration is slowing the movement of their workforce in to the country.

All these global corporations will be scrambling if this keeps up!

 

Islamic center twin falls

Islamic Center of Twin Falls from their facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/Islamic-Center-of-Twin-Falls-729572123807662/

 

Here is how the story begins at MagicValley.com:

TWIN FALLS — A group of faith leaders are planning an interfaith rally — a response to an October incident where butchered pig parts were draped on a cross at the Islamic Center of Twin Falls.

Faith Leaders of the Magic Valley are organizing a rally for religious freedom. It’s slated for 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Twin Falls City Park.

Organizers say it’s a grassroots effort, and the purpose is to celebrate the diversity of religions in Twin Falls and to exercise freedom of religion. It’s a direct response to the Islamic Center incident, which Twin Falls police have called a hate crime.

To learn more visit MagicValley.com because I dare not give you another paragraph of their story.

They are the only paper in the country to ever send me a legal letter for snipping too much of a story (says a lot doesn’t it!).  I’ll bet I actually added to their traffic that day!

Sorry I didn’t see this sooner, but send photos if you attended!

See my Twin Falls archive here.

 

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

Wishful thinking in West Virginia? New resettlement office to be up and running in October

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 21, 2017

As I pointed out in my previous post, the open borders activists and the contractors*** are looking ahead to October when they think the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program will be back and moving full steam ahead.

This news from Charleston, WV confirms one of two things—-either the contractors know something we don’t know, or they are setting up a media opportunity to bash the Trump Administration for dashing their hopes (again) should the Trump team keep the refugee flow low (or even halt it altogether!) come September.

These two Senators could stop the placement of mostly Muslim refugees in Charleston, WV by the new Episcopal resettlement agency IF THEY WANTED TO. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (left) and Joe Manchin!

Before I give you this news from an Episcopal Migration Ministries (99.5% funded by taxpayers!) wannabe subcontractor in the capitol city of West Virginia, I need to once again remind readers (and tell new readers) about the process.

Scoping meeting….

Normally in May of each year there is a “scoping meeting” held by the US State Department to seek input from the public about the ‘size and scope’ of the refugee admissions program for the coming fiscal year. They pretend it is to get public input, but it is mostly an appeal to the contractors to send in their wish lists.

I don’t have time to go over the whole history of our involvement with these phony ‘hearings,’ but suffice it to say, they do not want to hear from the general public.  In fact, I don’t think there was even a “scoping meeting” at all this year.

R & P Abstracts….

Along about May, all of the contractors’ subcontractor offices go to work on their R & P Abstracts. These documents, discussed many times on these pages, are wish lists of sorts. The subcontractor will decide how many refugees a community has the capacity to take, from where in the world they will come from, and what amenities your town has for them—housing, jobs, health care, schools etc.

The best Abstract I ever saw was for Reno, Nevada, see here.

Big no-no! Do not read RRW!

And, surprise (not!), a couple of years ago, World Relief actually sent a letter to its subcontractors alerting them to the fact that I told listeners on a Minnesota radio show to “get your abstracts.”  The leadership at WR told it’s subcontractors (they call them “affiliates”) to not give the abstracts out when people call. Oh, and this is funny, they told their staff to not read RRW! The leadership would screen my writing and inform the underlings if they needed to know about something we said at RRW!

As of July 3, 2017, the US State Department has an up-to-date affiliates list, go here, find an office near you (even within a hundred miles), call them and ask for the FY18 Abstract they have prepared for the US State Department!

REPUBLICAN Rep. Alex Mooney represents Charleston and by his silence indicates support of Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis being placed by a federal contractor in his district. Have fun! Call Mooney’s office and ask him to get the R & P Abstract for FY18, for you. Tell him you want the whole document including the descriptions of where the refugees will work, what amenities are available and what organizations (letters of support) are behind the plan.

Be prepared to be told such a document doesn’t exist (one of their tricks) and for those who admit there is such a plan for your town, they will tell you that you can’t have it anyway! But, it is a good exercise for you, to be told that THEY have plans for your community that YOU can’t see!

Presidential Determination…..

The R & P Abstracts are the basis for making the “determination” to be announced in September about how many refugees the Trump Administration is going to ‘welcome’ to America for FY2018 which begins on October 1, 2017.

The process appears to be going forward just like any other year (not surprising since Trump has no people in the DOS refugee office).

The President sends his ‘determination’ (which includes how much of your money he wants Congress to appropriate) to The Hill for “consultation.”   Consultation traditionally involves rubber stamping whatever the President wants.  The majority of the power for refugee resettlement is vested in the President.

Now that I have gone way too long (I hope you are still reading!), here (below) is a bit of the Charleston Gazette-Mail story that would indicate that the US State Department is welcoming in the abstracts just like in a normal year and this wannabe resettlement agency is acting like it is a done deal and that Charleston will be getting 85 refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Why this particular Episcopal office wants only these particular (mostly Muslim) ethnic groups is a puzzle. What! No impoverished Africans? No Somalis, no Christians from the DR Congo?  Hmmm!

It is by no means a done deal!  But, by making it sound like it is, if they don’t get their hypothetical refugees, at least they can blame Trump in the end.

(There is a Catholic resettlement agency already working in Charleston, this would be a new competitor as the contractors ‘bid for bodies.’)

Charleston Gazette-Mail:

A Charleston-based refugee resettlement office will assist in placing 85 refugees in the area during the Oct. 2017- Sept. 2018 fiscal year, according to the director of the group organizing the effort.

The West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry, a group that has been working to bring refugees to West Virginia, plans to open the office of a refugee resettlement agency affiliate on the third floor of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charleston on Aug. 1, according to Lynn Clarke, director of the group.

Antigone Mehani, who previously served as the employment services manager at another resettlement agency in Louisville, Kentucky, also begins Aug. 1. Clarke anticipates Mehani will hire one part-time employee. The agency is an affiliate of Episcopal Migration Ministries, one of nine national refugee resettlement agencies that work with the federal government and local groups to place refugees. [We learned here that EMM is closing offices elsewhere, so why open a new and controversial office in Charleston?—ed]

Episcopal Migration Ministries has about 30 offices nationwide. In the ministry’s “resettlement communities,” local organizers assist refugees with finding health care and work, translation and other services.

Mehani will be an employee of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia, which will assist with administrative tasks. [One important criticism of EMM is that it keeps no separate accounting available to the public because its federal money flows directly to the church, come on Congress, where are you?—ed]

The group has raised about $100,000 in pledges, donations and grants, according to Clarke.

The refugees — people who have had to flee their homes because of war, persecution or other violence — will likely come from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Clarke said half will be children.

[….]

Clarke said the refugees likely won’t have ties to the region, so they won’t begin arriving until the ban is no longer in effect. She anticipates arrivals in November.

“I always believed this would happen for Charleston,” she said. “There’s always been concern that things would change, but I don’t remember ever thinking that this office wouldn’t open.”

There is more, continue reading here.

(This “new” office of EMM is not listed on the recent update of State Department subcontractors.)

Again, as I said in my previous post, you must focus your energy on getting the Trump Administration to come in with a zero ‘determination’ in September for FY18.  It is my view that if they go back to some normal number—like 50,000—there will never be any incentive to EVER reform the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program!

I have written on many previous occasions about the controversy in Charleston, WV and visited there on my 6,000 mile tour of refugee hot spots last summer.

***Federal contractors/middlemen/lobbyists/community organizers paid by you to place refugees in your towns and cities. At this minute they are sending ‘abstracts’ to Washington which are their personal wish lists and plans for who will be ‘welcomed’ to your towns.

Because their income is largely dependent on taxpayer dollars based on the number of refugees admitted to the US, the only way for real reform of how the US admits refugees is to remove the contractors from the process. I have ideas on how to do that, but no one in Congress every asks!

 

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Trump, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 6 Comments »

“My hometown (Utica) is gone”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 11, 2017

In recent months I’ve wondered if voluntarily devoting ten years to writing this blog has been worth it—my tenth anniversary is coming up in 3 weeks—but when I see a story like this where someone has the guts (and the first hand knowledge!) to say what is happening in cities being “Islamized,” with the help of the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program, I get the energy to go on.

Read the 2005 UN propaganda report used to entice (embarrass) other cities into ‘welcoming’ refugees. http://www.unhcr.org/publications/refugeemag/426f4c772/refugees-magazine-issue-138-town-loves-refugees.html

Don’t misunderstand, I don’t know this brave soul (reader ‘mjazzguitar‘ sent the blog post), and had no hand in finding her or encouraging her, but her post gives me hope that there will be an awakening in my lifetime after all!

I have written many times about Utica, NY—the town that loves refugees according to a 2005 UN-launched propaganda campaign.  See my Utica archive by clicking here.

Here are a few snips from former Utica resident, Loretta Brady, writing at Thermidor.

(This story first appeared on Brady’s own blog, here.)

Please read the whole thing!

Hi! This is a blog post I threw together in response to the recent increase in refugee numbers by Trump’s State Department, in order to convey what it is like living in an Islamizing area. I gave a talk at a luncheon a few months ago that was basically relating my story of how my hometown has been Islamized by refugee resettlement. So it makes sense to do a blog post.

I’m from the Utica, NY area. Utica is the city nicknamed by the UN “the city that loves refugees!” Soon every American city will be a city that loves refugees! Get ready! So I would like to tell you what it is like living in an area where the major city is about 25% (or more) refugee, mainly Muslim.

[….]

When I moved back home one of the first things I noticed was that an old Methodist church was being converted into a bright shiny white new mosque. The local paper touted this as immense progress and featured a local woman who had attended the church as a child and was positively brimming with joy it was being turned into a mosque. If that is the general sentiment, then it’s odd that my county went for Trump, right? There are at least two mosques in the city now. They just built another.

Where do I start? Utica had always been “the city that loves refugees” but under Obama things accelerated. Muslim immigrants were suddenly in these local bureaucratic positions where they had power over you. This, in what is probably one of the most corrupt states in the union, where the power of the state is everything.

[….]

So let me just summarize: the social worker at the school is Muslim, the administrator who ok’s homeschooling is Muslim, the CPS worker is Muslim, the nurse practitioner at the ER is Muslim, the doctor at the ER is Muslim. These are positions of authority that wield a lot of power.

Are you starting to get the picture?

Drones are a special interest of mine, so this next bit from Ms. Brady really got my attention!  Why are drones popping up in stories about Muslims these days?

The spring before we moved Utica made national news because of a federal grant to the local community college (two million dollars) for a (Muslim immigrant) professor to teach teenage (Muslim) refugees how to build drones. The grant didn’t mention explicitly that the drones would be equipped with bombs or anything, so it was all aboveboard. This was going on like down the road from us. My husband assured me he could shoot any drone out of the sky, and I’m sure he could, but curiously enough that didn’t assuage my anxiety, but only exacerbated it. The last thing I needed was my husband getting arrested on federal charges for taking down a drone.

[….]

There is TB in Utica. I’m sure there is more than reported. Obama stopped screening foreigners for TB, which America has been doing since before the days of Ellis Island, and the refugees are from places where TB is endemic. Whenever I was in a hospital- when I gave birth or when I went to the ER- I would be very aware of my surroundings.

This next comment interested me too! When I traveled around the heartland last summer, everywhere I went people told me that their first warning was that large numbers of Muslims congregated at Walmart.  What is up with that?

The author must be in a rural part of North Carolina because NC is a state busily “welcoming” refugees.

The local Walmart [in Utica—ed] is full of headscarves and burkas. I cried when I went into my first Walmart in North Carolina and all I saw were Americans.

[….]

North Carolina is like Heaven. People are so much happier here. I thank God every day we got here. I consider it a “free zone”, and I want it to stay free.

Read it all!

Ms. Brady and her fellow North Carolinians are going to have to work very hard if they don’t want North Carolina to be New York.  (Search RRW for North Carolina because I have several posts where I question how NC became a state Muslims are gravitating to with the help of Christian resettlement agencies.)

In fact….

I just checked the data and see that NC is #10 in refugee resettlement so far in Trump’s first fiscal year (turning red states blue!).

In FY17 we are up to 47,434 refugees (the fiscal year ends September 30th).  New York was #3 (after California and Texas) with 2,733 admitted so far and NC was #10 with 1,694.  Two states and the District of Columbia were at the bottom of the list with less than ten each (Mississippi (6), Hawaii(3) and DC(2)).  Wyoming is last, but not least with zero.

Endnote: Hopefully I can post this tomorrow, but just as I’m writing today’s post I see that Church World Service is crowing about the higher than expected numbers of Muslim refugees they are dropping off in Buffalo, NY thanks to Trump’s Dept. of State!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Trump, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 29 Comments »

Trump’s re-written Executive Order on immigration expected today; will it kill Lautenberg?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 6, 2017

Who is Lautenberg?  You will see below. First the news that CNN is reporting this morning (that the new EO will likely come today).

And, the Wall Street Journal was suggesting last evening also that the newly revised Executive Order (the so-called travel ban) could come today.

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If early reports are correct, the new EO will express no preference for saving Christians of the Middle East and Africa.

Here are a few highlights that involve the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program, from the Wall Street Journal:

The new version is expected to still ban travel from several Muslim-majority nations, but unlike the original, it will leave Iraq off the list, several people familiar with the planning said. [The irony is that the refugee terrorists we have caught in the US were mostly Iraqis!—ed]

No preference for Christians?

The new order is expected to remove a provision giving preference to refugees who are members of religious minorities, which was expected to benefit Christians coming from Muslim nations, several people said. It is unclear if this or possibly other changes would be enough to address those concerns.

The revised order is expected to again temporarily suspend the admission of refugees to the U.S., but unlike the original, it is likely to treat Syrian refugees the same way as those from other countries, people familiar with the planning said. The original executive order suspended the entire refugee program for four months and indefinitely suspended admission of Syrian refugees.

Let’s talk about this issue of a religious test!

We have had a religious test for certain special groups since 1990!

Senator Frank Lautenberg, a Democrat from New Jersey, chats with an attendee after chairing a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on U.S. rail travel in in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. The House Appropriations' Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development approved a proposal last week to cut $357.7 million from Amtrak's operating subsidy next year. Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Senator Frank Lautenberg, a Democrat from New Jersey, served in the US Senate beginning in 1982. He died in 2013. He put into federal law a provision to FAVOR religious minorities from Russia, later expanded to include those from Iran. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lautenberg

You will hear representatives of the federal resettlement contractors scream that we can’t possibly favor Christians because our Muslim friends will get mad at us, but…….

We have been giving special treatment and  admitting certain religious minorities AS REFUGEES for decades under a law commonly referred to as the Lautenberg Amendment!

How do you think we justified admitting religious minorities from Russia including since FY03, 1,965 Jews and 11,410 Russian Muslims known as Meskhetians (out of a total of 19,440 ‘refugees’ from Russia)! (Numbers from Wrapsnet)

What on earth made them “refugees?”

Lautenberg was later extended to include Iranian religious minorities.

Our old pals at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society have been patting themselves on the back for decades for their work under Lautenberg!

From their website (emphasis mine):

The Lautenberg Amendment, first enacted in 1990 as part of the U.S. foreign operations budget to facilitate resettlement of Jews from the former Soviet Union, allowed HIAS to bring tens of thousands to safety. As the worldwide refugee situation changed, the Lautenberg Amendment was expanded to include persecuted religious minorities in other countries, such as Jews, Christians, and Baha’is from Iran.

Despite being a crucial part of U.S. refugee policy, it expires each year and must be reauthorized.

They then direct readers to a pdf, here.

This is a screenshot of the opening page of the document:

 

I had a quick look at Wrapsnet for just this fiscal year (10/1/2016 to today) and learned that we admitted 1,637 ‘refugees’ from Iran (635 processed through Vienna, Austria as of January 31, 2017, data not yet available through February).  Of those only 122 were Muslims, so the remainder (1,515) were religious minorities including 26 Jews.

We have a religious test!

We processed from Russia from the first day of fiscal year ’17 (October 1, 2016) to January 31, 2017, 251 so-called ‘refugees.’  29 were Russian Jews.

We have a religious test!

I’m not a lawyer, but if the courts don’t allow a Trump Executive Order to give preference to African and Middle Eastern Christians, how is it that the Lautenberg Amendment (recently extended by Congress) is legal?  And, has been legal and Constitutional for going on 27 years?

Can we rightly expect HIAS to stand in support of Trump’s original concept of a religious test that would allow Christians in majority Muslim countries to have access to the US Refugee Admissions Program? Don’t hold your breath!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Christian refugees, Colonization, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Trump Watch! | Tagged: , , , | 4 Comments »

Ho-hum another Trump fear article reveals an interesting bit of information

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 16, 2016

Apparently some refugee advocates blame the US State Department’s decades old secrecy about the Refugee Admissions Program (RAP) for the backlash against it!

He (resettlement contractor Christopher George) places some of the blame on the State Department, which encourages resettlement programs to operate at a low profile (in secrecy!).

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US STATE DEPT. NO-SHOW! More than 100 people came out to a refugee forum in Bloomington, Indiana last week. Experts Don Barnett and Jim Simpson debated one lonely pro-refugee immigration lawyer, when Barbara Day, representing the US State Department, was a no-show and purportedly discouraged refugee agencies in the state to not participate as well, thus confirming what Connecticut contractor George told NPR. Photo and story from Bloomington, here: http://www.idsnews.com/article/2016/11/locals-discuss-concerns-for-refugee-families

This is from NPR (no surprise), but buried in its many paragraphs of sad stories about poor Muslim refugees we found a point of agreement with a resettlement contractor (emphasis below is mine):

Donald Trump’s election has sent tremors through America’s refugee advocate community, and caused fear and uncertainty among the most recently resettled refugees, the Syrians. They listened with alarm as candidate Trump called them “terrorists” and blamed them, incorrectly, for violent attacks in America.

“That rhetoric has had an impact,” says Becca Heller, director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, a legal aid program. “Trump has been successful in politicizing refugee admissions in a way that they have not been politicized before.”

[….]

Advocates argue that backtracking on American commitments could encourage other countries to follow the U.S. example, deepening a humanitarian crisis for allies and giving talking points to Muslim militants who claim that the West is hostile to Islam. [Is our goal here to make Muslim militants happy and prove we are good anti-hostile people or to help legitimate refugees, I wonder—ed]

But bipartisan support for refugee resettlement unraveled after last November’s Paris terrorist attacks, when early reporting erroneously identified one of the attackers as a Syrian refugee. Support further declined following last December’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., and a mass shooting in June at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Remember this is about money (your money!)

These so-called charities can’t help refugees until they have wads of your tax dollars in their pockets!  I say if the general public is supportive, people should contribute private money, not steal from tax payers!

NPR continued:

Now that Republicans control both chambers of Congress and the White House, refugee advocates fear there will be severe funding cuts for their work.

Note in the following paragraph from the NPR story,  how an employee of a resettlement agency spins his rhetoric about fears of terrorism by saying there have been no arrests for domestic terrorism in the refugee community.  He is completely discounting all of the arrests and convictions of refugees for planning terrorism abroad.  

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Somali refugee Hamza Ahmed sentenced to 15 years just yesterday for attempting to join ISIS.

We gave you a few cases here the other day (including domestic jihadists like the Somali Christmas tree bomber, and don’t forget the St. Cloud knife attacker!), but here is news just this morning about another terrorism conviction of a Somali refugee.

You raised this Islamic jihadist wannabee with your tax dollars.

NPR (apparently reporter Deborah Amos is too lazy or too biased to get the facts about refugees and terrorism, so George spins unchallenged!):

Refugee advocate Chris George says the campaign rhetoric could undermine a program that has resettled 750,00 refugees since Sept. 11, 2001 — with not one arrest for a domestic terrorism charge.

However, here is the part of the story I found most useful:

“This all goes back to a fundamental lack of information about the refugee program and lack of contact,” he says.

George is the executive director of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services***, a nonprofit agency in New Haven, Conn. His organization has resettled more than 250 refugees this year in a distinctive program that partners with private groups to place refugee families in communities, “so people can meet them and have them live down the street and walk to school with their children.”

Most Americans have never met a refugee, says George, and that is part of the problem.

He places some of the blame on the State Department, which encourages resettlement programs to operate at a low profile.

And, why does the US Department of State operate in secrecy? I maintain it is because if the general taxpaying public knew the full story about the RAP it would be rejected almost everywhere!

*** IRIS is a Church World Service subcontractor.  Go here to learn about CWS finances.

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Obama State Department is pouring refugees in at rate to admit 135,000 by September 2017

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 23, 2016

Just as we predicted, Obama’s State Department is admitting refugees at a rate not seen in decades. Are they trying to flood the zone before a possible Trump Administration takes the reins of government in January?  We think so!

I was having such fun researching numbers for my previous post, here, that I thought I would check the general flow for all refugees being admitted in the first three weeks of Fiscal Year 2017.  Obama has proposed a refugee admission plan for 110,000 refugees to be placed in your towns by September 30, 2017.  However, at the rate they are coming in, 135,000 could be here by that date.  (Most of Obama’s plans for previous years averaged much less than 70,000 a year***.)

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Minnesota is the top resettlement state for Somalis. It is also the top secondary migration state as Somalis resettled elsewhere head there in large numbers. Note the Somali flags in this photo.

The 110,000 is a ceiling, so presumably to reach 135,000 they would have to “consult” with a weak Congress.

According to data maintained at the Refugee Processing Center, we admitted 7,780 refugees in the last 3 weeks.  That is 2,593 a week (from all religions and countries). Multiply that by 52 weeks in the year and we get 134,853.

Muslim refugees…

What I want to point out here are the Muslim refugees (3,517 in the first three weeks) and all of the different countries they come from. While we focus on the Syrians and the problems with vetting, make no mistake, they can’t properly vet any of these Muslims who we have picked up all over the world.

And, what good is vetting when the little kids we raised on our dime grow up to be jihadists as we have seen many times among Somali refugees primarily from Minnesota.

The most shocking number below is for Somalis in the first 3 weeks.  We are bringing them in at a rate NEVER seen. At this rate (335 a week) we could bring in over 17,000 by the end of the fiscal year Go here to see the top years we have ever had for Somali resettlement.  The previous top year was in the Bush Administration (2004) when we admitted, 12,814.

The United Nations wants to clean out the Somali camps in Kenya and it sure looks like we said, “yes master!”

So here are the countries from which we received Muslim refugees in the last 3 weeks (October 1 to October 21, 2016):

Afghanistan (173)

Azerbaijan (2)

Burma (180) These are the devout Rohingya! We have no data on them as they have left Burma! We pick them up in Malaysia and throughout that region of the world.

Central African Republic (13)

DR Congo (71) We were led to believe all of those from DR Congo were NOT Muslims

Djibouti (2)

Eritrea (6)

Ethiopia (65)

Iran (32)

Iraq (818)

Ivory Coast (3)

Mali (1)

Pakistan (9)

Rep. of S. Sudan (2)

Sierra Leone (1)

Somalia (1,007) This is a resettlement rate never seen before.

Sudan (75)

Syria (1,054)

Uganda (3)

Uzbekistan (1)

See this map below from the Refugee Processing Center showing where the 1,007 Somalis were distributed in the last 3 weeks. It won’t take long for large numbers of them to move to Minnesota as secondary migrants (they want to be with their own kind of people!).

 

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This map depicts Somali resettlement for the first 3 weeks of FY2017.  Alaska didn’t fit on the map, but it got 4.

Don’t like what you see?

There is only one thing you can do to slow this flow (besides electing Donald Trump) which at this rate would bring around 135,000 refugees to America by next fall and that is to persuade your member of Congress and US Senators to DEFUND the program in the lame duck Budget debate coming in November. 

See the first in a series of posts on the lame duck budget process by clicking here. This is not about Obama, your Congressional Representatives have the power to rein this in if they wanted to (and they don’t want you to know that they have that power!).

You have 16 days before election day to get a commitment from your Washington, DC representatives to DEFUND!

*** Check out this table which shows about the last ten years of refugee ceilings then actual resettlement numbers.  You can see it averages less than 70,000 a year. So at 135,000 that is almost double anything we have admitted in more than a decade. (I was too lazy to look up our final tally for 2016, but it came in around the 85,000 mark).

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