You will be outraged by this story! Ponder it as you zip along a busy highway in your little hybrid surrounded by 16-wheelers traveling at 60 plus miles an hour, and thank ever-watchful blulitespecial for tipping us all off to this story.
Muslim Brothers and Sisters Trucking is (was) made up of drivers hailing from Somalia and Bosnia (our refugee program supplying labor for jobs Americans won’t do?) who were never qualified to drive a big rig thanks to this scam busted by the US Attorneys Office in Missouri.
A former superintendent of a truck driving school in West Plains pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a scheme that provided fraudulent commercial driver’s licenses to large numbers of Somali and Bosnian nationals, said John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.
Read the whole story here. It is a detailed anatomy of a scam of major proportion. Some of those busted are going to prison, but you can bet they never caught all those students who are now spread throughout the US driving a rig on the highway next to you.
And then there is the larger question, what is in those tractor trailers?
I bet you were under the impression that the era of Cuban refugees streaming to the US had pretty much ended. A reader sent this article about a Cuban family being resettled in Texas by the International Rescue Committee and commented about this line in the article:
The family said they sought asylum in the U.S. three years ago for economic reasons.
The legal definition of a refugee is:
REFUGEE – Any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
So, we don’t just take people, even families like this one who sound like nice people, into the refugee program who are economic migrants as they appear to be. They need to be persecuted or fear persecution.
What is the big deal? Well, refugees are entitled to taxpayer subsidized airfare loans, subsidized housing, a case worker provided through the volag and funded by you, food stamps and other forms of welfare. Other immigrants are on their own.
One bit of information I discovered is that the Cubans don’t even have to be outside of the country to seek asylum, we now process them in Cuba. See this information.
I’m getting off topic a bit here, but thought you should see this important story. Hat tip: Robert. Here is how the story at World Net Daily begins:
JERUSALEM – The 9-11 attacks were carried out because of a lack of “empathy” for others’ suffering on the part of al-Qaida, whose terrorist ideology “grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair,” Sen. Barack Obama explained in largely unreported comments eight days after the mega-terror attacks that rocked the nation.
Please read the whole article. Obama isn’t alone in his thinking that poverty breeds Islamic terrorism, we see that notion as a driving force even among high level State Department officials. Note former Asst. Secretary of State Ellen Sauerbrey’s comments last year here (bring more refugees to the US so they won’t become terrorists). Sauerbrey, before joining the Bush Administration, was a Republican leader in Maryland, but must have been drinking too much of the kool-aid at the State Department. Her comments, and Obama’s, show a fundamental misunderstanding of the imperatives of Islam.
Believe me I am not as heartless as my title above suggests. We have a very serious and growing problem with abuse of women and girls in the immigrant population and it is especially hard to eradicate in the Muslim community that views women as the property of men.
The difficulty in rooting out the problem is compounded by our reverance for the concept of cultural relativism—multiculturalists would have us think that all cultures are equal. It is not true, and immigrants and refugees must be taught to assimilate to our culture and the standards we set in this country for the treatment of women. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
The first time her screams brought police to the house, the Lakewood mother lied. She told the officers that her husband did not strike her.
She was thinking of her immigrant community and the role she was expected to play. Faithful wife. Submissive mother. Mostly, she was thinking of her children and how she would support them without an income.
The night the police came back, she did not have to weigh what to say. She heard her enraged husband admit that, yes, he smacked his wife. He owned her. He could hit her.
“No, you cannot,” she recalls the officer answering, and he led her husband out of the house and out of her daily life.
The Lakewood mother asked that her anonymity be protected because she fears further angering her husband or his family. She is a Palestinian Muslim who last year took a step almost unheard of in her community. She declared herself a victim of domestic violence, secured an order of protection against her husband and filed for divorce.
Good for her! Since we have been posting lately about the Palestinian refugees, I am wondering how this Palestinian family came to be in the US. I don’t see any statistics at the Office or Refugee Resettlement database to indicate we are taking Palestinian refugees, yet.