Geez! Here we are with cable news reporting tonight that we could have tens of thousands of Mexican “refugees” streaming across our border as the drug wars escalate to our immediate south, and we are busy easing the burden of an illegal immigration flood to a tiny island in the Mediterranean. We sure are a nice country.
From Malta Today:
A group of 35 from Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea left Malta yesterday to commence a new life in the United States.
This latest departure brings the total number of refugees resettled in the US since May 2008 to 223.
The programme is a collaborative partnership among the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Office of Migration (IOM), the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and a number of local non-governmental organisations.
So far the UNHCR has referred asylum seekers to the resettlement program who were given temporary humanitarian protection. UNHCR is continuing the screening process, and has so far referred more than 300 cases that are now in the process of being resettled to the US.
Jason Davis, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy said the continuation of the refugee resettlement programme showed America’s continuing commitment to help ease the burden that migration has placed on Malta, enabling Malta to cope more effectively with those that remain, and that it demonstrates our recognition of the enormous challenges and dangers that many of the migrants have faced.
Hey, maybe Malta will help us out and take some of our Mexicans. That’s an idea! We could have an illegal alien swap.