Iraqis top the list!
At the State Department hearing this past Wednesday in Washington, representatives from contractors US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Church World Service and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society all praised the US State Department for the expeditious arrival (so far) of refugees in FY2013.
So, just now as I checked the Palestinian arrivals at WRAPS, I see that, for only being a little over half way into the fiscal year, we have brought a larger number of refugees than usually arrive by this time. So far, as of April 30th, we have brought in 39,778 refugees. We could easily hit 80,000 at that rate which would be higher than previous years.
Here are the top 5 nationalities of refugees resettled so far:
Iraqis: 11,066 (The State Dept. knows how many of these are Muslims and how many are Christians! See Muslim share of immigrant population growing, here)
Bhutanese (really Nepal): 5,067
Somalis: 4,387 (This number is so high because they re-opened family reunification for Somalis. It had been closed beginning in 2008 due to high levels of fraud detected. At this rate, 2013 will come close to the highest Bush years.)
Cubans: 2,199 (could Florida’s wealthy Cubans be pushing Senator Marco Rubio?)
Hurry! Someone tell Senator Rand Paul! Just now as I searched for a photo of one of Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Iraqi refugee terrorists, I came across a story only a few weeks old where Paul is asking, why the heck are we bringing so many Iraqis? Maybe Senator Paul doesn’t know that S.744 (The Gang of Eight plus Grover bill) will make it easier and provide more money for refugees and asylum seekers to get into the US! He could do something about that!—strip all refugee/asylum provisions from the bill and hold separate hearings on the program!
If you are a new reader here, scroll back through the previous few days for stories on Somali, Chechen, and Uzbek refugee terrorists in the US (and Palestinian immigrant terrorists too!).