A town in Massachusetts with a mayor named Kennedy says “we have to stop this!”

What they want to stop is the flow of refugees to Lynn, Mass., a city now overwhelmed with its immigrant population.

The mayor says they are going to the United Nations to ask the UN to stop the flow!   They need to understand that will do little good.  Mayor—you must go to your US Senators and your Representative in the House!

It would probably be a good idea for Mayor Kennedy to also make contact with Mayor Gatsas of nearby Manchester, NH and compare notes.

Here is the story from a roundup of stories for the year from the Daily Item (emphasis mine):

Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy announced in 2011 that she is planning to ask the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees why exactly it has made Lynn a haven city for immigrants and how it plans to help.

It is our plan to get a delegation together with representatives from the school department, the police department and the housing authority, to go down and say, ‘You’ve got to help us out financially or stop placing people here,’ Kennedy said during an editorial board interview with The Daily Item.   [The UN is not placing people in Lynn, the US State Department is doing that through contracts to resettlement agencies.]

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established in 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly and its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. Kennedy discussed the ever-growing number of immigrants – legal and illegal – in the city during the interview.

The flood of immigrants into Lynn is taking its toll on the city and in particular on the schools, Kennedy said.

She estimates there have been 819 new students that have moved into the district since June. She said she would never deny any student the right to an education, but she also called the influx “a huge burden” on the district.

Kennedy was quick to note that Lynn has always been a welcoming city and a city of immigrants, but she said that status is getting more and more expensive.  [LOL!  here is that “welcoming” mumbo jumbo!]

Take, for example, a program developed to give older students that have never set foot in a school a crash course in high school life, she said. Programs such as that cost money, Kennedy noted.

“You’re not going to find programs like that in Lincoln or Sudbury,” she said. “You’re only going to find those kinds of problems in big urban districts.”

It was School Committee members John Ford and Rick Starbard who, Kennedy said, came to her and essentially said, “We have to stop this.”

I’m sure the good Mayor is no relation to Senator ‘bring them to Massachusetts but not Hyannis’ Kennedy who is responsible along with Delaware Senator Joe Biden for spearheading the Refugee Act of 1980 through Congress (signed into law by who else—Jimmy Carter).

Again, the only way to begin to stop the flow of new refugees is to put enormous, and I mean enormous, pressure on your elected Members of Congress who in turn (if you are lucky and have put sufficient pressure on them!) will pressure the State Department.  (Also, refugee contractors get funding from the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Dept. of Health and Human Services, but it’s at the State Dept. where the decisions are made about who goes where, well sort of, mostly these contractors call those shots.)

Unfortunately, once the word is out that you have a “welcoming” city (and you did that to yourselves) you can’t stop immigrants and secondary migration refugees from coming to your town because, as the immigrant activists will quickly tell you—this is America and people can move around.

For Massachusetts readers, here are the Refugee contractors in your state.   Looks like Jewish Family Services has an office in Lynn.   But, unfortunately for Lynn they even have a New American Center.  I don’t have the time to research it but it seems to be a conglomeration of ECBOs (Ethnic Community Based Organizations).

I haven’t written about ECBOs lately but they are usually also funded with taxpayer money and basically they each help THEIR OWN PEOPLE get plugged into services (taxpayer funded programs and welfare) and then when there is a political problem they become the mouthpieces to the media.   I liken them to mini-ACORNs.  Here is our category on ECBOs.

Below are the ethnic groups that make up Lynn’s New Amercan Center.  Doesn’t look like there is much hope for Lynn to extricate itself.

The New American Center is a collaboration of seven non-profit organizations that work to provide services to the refugee and immigrant community in Lynn, MA. These non-profits include: Bosnian Community Center for Resource Development, Congolese Development Center, Haitian-American Public Health Initiative, Jewish Family & Children Services, Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center, Russian Community Association of MA, and Southern Sudanese Solidarity Organization.

As I said, no time to research their finances, but if you do, you will likely find that it is the TAXPAYER keeping these ECBOs alive.   And, so much for assimilation if each group is taking care of its OWN PEOPLE.

Sudanese refugee murdered in Denver on Christmas

Recently I reported on the Sudanese gangland violence in Omaha, Nebraska.  On Christmas, a Sudanese father of five was shot outside his home in Denver.  As of this writing the police have no motive or suspect in the shooting.

This is one more story about refugees escaping violence somewhere in the world and dying by violence in the US.

From the Huff Post Denver:

Youn Malual, a 43-year-old immigrant, was found shot to death late Christmas night in front of his home in Arapahoe County, Colorado.

Malual immigrated to the United States six years ago from Sudan to escape the civil war that threatened his family’s survival. “It’s a very tragic death,” said Gatwec Dengpathot, a Sudanese community organizer and friend, to the Denver Post. “He did not have any enemies. He was a family guy.”

Investigators are unsure of a motive and have no suspects, but do have several leads. Malual held two jobs to support his wife and five children, writes the Associated Press.  [Who will support the wife and children now?—ed]

“Over here, [it’s] supposed to be a safe haven for all the victim of wars, victim of everything across the world and then instead somebody coming to kill you in your own parking lot,” Dengpathot told 9News. “As someone that escaped all these atrocities trying to come to the U.S., the best country in the whole world, and then seeing some things like this happening to my fellow South Sudanese, it is bizarre.”

Read it all.  There is more information and links to follow.

When I just went back to check old posts on Denver, I see that there has been lots of violence against refugees in Denver, some of it coming from American blacks.  Here and here are previous posts about crimes against refugees in Denver.

Will Nigerians be next?

Will they be the next batch of needy people needing to get to the US through the Refugee Resettlement Program.  You watch there will soon be a drumbeat—maybe its already begun!   Here is a Nigerian writer, writing in the wake of the Muslim church bombings, to suggest a “refugee crisis” is looming.

And, by the way, we have plenty of Nigerians in the US through other legal programs (some probably have stayed beyond their visas too and are now illegal), but we haven’t taken any great number of Nigerians in the refugee program yet.

Check out WRAPS

Reader ‘Mowplsu’ sent us this link to the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing Center where the US State Department tracks refugee movements and arrivals.  I keep forgetting about this site, so thanks to ‘Mowplsu’ for bringing it to our attention.   The average American citizen can’t see all the statistics kept at WRAPS so I have tended to forget about it.

Where to find information is a category we long-ago created here at RRW.  You might want to check it out from time to time, there are all sorts of links to agencies, reports etc. that you might find useful.

Special Immigrant Visas not forthcoming for Iraqi interpreters

I remember it like it was yesterday, in 2007 and 2008 the refugee lobby hounded George Bush on the slow flow of Iraqis into the US.  Every month like clockwork AP reporter Matthew Lee reported what the refugee activists deemed too small a number of Iraqis entering the US and Bush was soooo bad!  And, the next month, Bush is bad!  Did you hear that!  Bush is so bad!

Now that President Obama has pulled all of our troops out of Iraq and the violence is on the uptick (no military to protect Iraqis who helped us) and the flow is very slow—especially the flow of interpreters—there is one word missing in this lengthy article about those now in danger in Iraq—OBAMA.   His name is completely absent from the Los Angeles Times story as if what is happening in Iraq is completely disconnected from who is in the White House now that Obama occupies it!

And, by the way, where is Ms. Samantha Powers and her “responsibility to protect.”   She is the White House Iraqi refugee czar after all!   The US State Department is getting the heat in this story, but gee, aren’t she and Obama responsible?  How come the Left isn’t going after them?

From the Los Angeles Times featuring Iraqi ‘Tariq’ who would like to get here, but the process has been slowed after the Kentucky Iraqi terror bust (a story which has disappeared into a black hole in the media!):

The visa process, always slow and cumbersome, has bogged down further since two Iraqi refugees were arrested in Kentucky in May on federal terrorism charges that included providing material support in the U.S. for Al Qaeda.

We reported on the “passage” of the ‘Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act’ back when it was snuck on to a Defense authorization bill (literally at night) by the now deceased Senator Ted Kennedy.  There were no hearings nor debate and it was attached to a bill that Bush had to sign.   So wouldn’t this (below) be a point in the story where the LA Times reporter could tell us how bad Obama is—that he  is not honoring the legacy of the “lion” of the Senate.

Three words from U.S. legislation are imprinted on his brain: “special immigrant visa.” The Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act, passed in 2008, provided fast-track status for Iraqis who had worked for the U.S. government or military.

The law authorized 5,000 special visas per year — 20,000 through 2011. But through October, just 3,415 had been issued to Iraqis, according to the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project.

The State Department says 7,362 Iraqis who worked for the U.S. have received special visas over that period, but that total includes family members.

Through July, 62,500 Iraqis had applied through the special visa program, though many have given up and dropped out.

You might want to read the whole story.

More on Special Immigrant visas here at USCIS.

Texas “Santa” murderer was a Muslim unhappy with teen daughter

You probably vaguely heard the news in recent days but chalked it up to one more crazy person, maybe even a dispute over drugs, and dismissed the murder/suicide story in Texas on Christmas.  Turns out what the mainstream media isn’t saying is that it likely was an ‘honor’ murder.

See the story at Jihad Watch today, here:

Aziz Yazdanpanah, a Muslim, didn’t like his daughter’s non-Muslim boyfriend and was exhibiting stalker behavior. “She couldn’t date at all until she was a certain age, but when he was going to let her date she couldn’t date anyone outside of their race or religion.”

Again and again we have seen honor killings in which fathers kill daughters who are dating non-Muslims or have supposedly besmirched the family honor by some sexual indiscretion. Lt. Todd Dearing says that motive isn’t important — which is generally only the case when Islam is involved.

Read it all.

And, check out two other RRW posts in the last few days here and here on the same subject.