As always I’ll preface this with a disclaimer that this has nothing to do with refugees. I’m interested in the topic because it’s allegedly happening right here in our western Maryland county too—food stamp fraud perpetrated by immigrants of a particular variety.
Doing my nightly rounds of blogs I stopped at one of my favorites, Debbie Schlussel, and was surprised to find yet another food stamp bust–a big one this time.
As soon as I learned that 27 people from eight Detroit-area stores were arrested and facing charges for illegal trafficking in food stamps, I just knew they were from the “Religion of Peace.” This crime satisfies way too many of the precepts of that moon-god cult to be anything other than perpetrated by one of its members: cash easily transferred to terrorists, ripping off Infidel American taxpayers, laughing at the great American satan at the ease with which they can pull off this sham.
I just love Debbie’s colorful way of telling the story, don’t you.
See our last Food Stamp scam story here. I spoke with the US Attorney’s office in that Minnesota case and asked the spokesman if there was a national trend developing and he said he didn’t know about that and maybe someone in Washington would be tracking it if there was—I think I spot a trend!
I hadn’t heard anything about refugee issues in South America until I saw this article. The only mention I ever saw previously was that some countries, Brazil is one I think, have taken in Iraqi Palestinians. But here is an interview with the retiring head of the UNHCR’s Americas Bureau. I don’t know enough to even add my two cents worth, so read it all.
As director of this bureau, I have had to continually fight to win more visibility for Colombia and convince the High Commissioner, the Deputy High Commissioner, the Assistant High Commissioners and other directors that they have to pay attention to this region. The attention of top management is focused on the big stories that run daily on TV, such as Iraq and Sudan. When you have a situation like Colombia that’s been going on for more than 50 years, it’s difficult to get attention and support – but the problem is there. We are talking about 3 million internally displaced and half-a-million refugees in the region.
We reported to you the other day that a Somali refugee injured two pilots during a flight in New Zealand at the end of last week. We are happy to report that the pilots are fine and have been released from the hospital.
However, the incident has caused much public debate about refugees generally. One concern comes from the pro-refugee camp which doesn’t want a backlash to result against the whopping 750 refugees a year that enter New Zealand. By way of contrast, the US is taking 70,000 this year.
Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter met Somali community members around the country to assure New Zealanders will not judge them. He says some of the people he spoke to at a meeting in Christchurch had been yelled at by youths in a car.
The other issue that came out of the knifing incident is that a recommendation is now being made that all refugees receive mental health screening before entering New Zealand, not to stop their entry, just to find out who will need taxpayer funded mental health treatment.
Refugees will soon be screened for mental health problems before they get to New Zealand in an effort to reduce the chance of “surprises” such as last week’s attempted aircraft hijacking by a Somali woman.
And, finally there will likely be stepped up security for in-country flights.