White House recognizes “Welcoming America” Champions of Change

Readers I hope you won’t be too disappointed that I didn’t get around to reporting earlier that this was NATIONAL WELCOMING WEEK  in America and that today Obama recognized ten “champions” who are bringing the joys of immigrant diversity to your cities and towns.  I had this news yesterday, thanks to a friend from Tennessee, but I couldn’t get excited about posting it sooner.

Regular readers will recognize the group “Welcoming America” and its head honcho David Lubell from a couple posts we wrote earlier this summer, here and here.

Check out the ten CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE here.  We only have room to show three, so I’ve chosen three that I know some of our readers will recognize.

By the way, when is someone going to create a NATIONAL TAXPAYER APPRECIATION WEEK where all of those living on social services (including all of the refugee contractors making six-figure salaries) provided by hardworking American taxpayers would hold events, give awards and thank the taxpayers for their service to them.

Here is the Press Release (again sorry you missed hearing about the event earlier):

White House Recognizes Welcoming America Champions of Change

Immigrants Want to Contribute; White House Recognizes Leaders Who are Helping their Communities Seize that Potential During National Welcoming Week

(Washington, D.C.) September 18, 2013 – As the debate in Washington on

Kasar S. Abdulla: Nashville, TN

immigration moves forward, local community leaders across the country are
recognizing that immigrants make us stronger and are working in their
communities to create welcoming climates that harness the economic and
social potential that newcomers bring.

This Thursday, September 19th, the White House will recognize ten
individuals and their innovative efforts to lift up newcomer contributions
and involve the whole community in supporting successful immigrant
integration.  *Ten Welcoming America Champions of Change will be honored in
an event that will be streamed live starting at 1pm EST at
www.whitehouse.gov/live. *

[Again, sorry for any disappointment you are feeling because I didn’t alert you to this live streaming event.—ed]

The Welcoming America Champions of Change include local leaders from across

Jan Reeves: Boise, Idaho

the country whose cutting edge initiatives – from Nashville to Detroit –
demonstrate the growing interest among local communities to ensure that
everyone – including immigrants – have the opportunity to contribute and
succeed.  As the country is reshaped by demographic change, these leaders
offer a fresh vision for how communities can make the most of their

Says Welcoming America Executive Director David Lubell, “At a crucial
moment in our history, the Welcoming America Champions of Change serve as a model for what we can achieve when we recognize the tremendous
contributions that immigrants make to the social and economic fabric of
American communities.  These champions are innovators who are building
stronger communities by helping newcomers succeed, and inviting longer-term
residents to contribute to and share in that success. “

Brenda Zion: Ft. Morgan, Colorado

Welcoming America Champions of Change are being recognized for their

piooneering practices to advance immigrant inclusion in ways that involve
U.S.-born residents and the community as a whole.

The Champions are being honored by the White House during National
Welcoming Week, a nationwide event taking place September 15th-22nd with
more than 100 events across the country that underscore the contributions
of immigrants to local cultural and economic life.

We have written a lot here at RRW about all three of the immigrant-overloaded “diverse” cities of Nashville, TN, Boise, ID and Ft. Morgan, CO and if you use our search function for those cities you will see what I mean.  I know we have posts mentioning Reeves and Zion for sure.

Abdulla is the former director of advocacy for the open borders lobbying group which we have mentioned here dozens of times—Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. 

For new readers, we have a fact sheet about the Refugee Resettlement Program which is largely responsible for changing Nashville, Boise and Ft. Morgan, here, just below our header.

New e-mail address for RRW

I mentioned here a few days ago that we were changing our e-mail address.  Make a note, the new address is AnnRRW@yahoo.com.   It’s not ‘hot’ because I am told that will discourage junk mail.  Copy and paste it into an e-mail and send story tips to that address!  Thank you to all who send us tips and private comments!

Israeli high court decision infuriates residents of Tel Aviv

This is more about the on-going controversy surrounding African ‘asylum-seekers’ who got into Israel before their border fence was complete.  The Israeli high court has ruled that Africans imprisoned in Israel must be given a trial.

African men stand in charity food line in Tel Aviv. Obviously all African migrants are not in Israeli prisons.

One political leader who is vehemently opposed to the decision, said what so many people haven’t the nerve to say to liberal promoters of refugee resettlement—-why don’t you take one to your neighborhood?  Better still go one step further and open your own homes to them?   Indeed that would be true Christian or Jewish charity!

Here is the story in the Failed Messiah (as always emphasis is mine):

On Monday, Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled that the government is not allowed to imprison African refugees years without trial. Until now, the government has detained some African refugees for as long as three years under the Knesset’s Prevention of Infiltration Law amendment, even though they have not been charged with crimes and have not had trials. The court ruled 9-0 that the Prevention of Infiltration Law amendment amendment is unconstitutional.

There are reportedly currently 1,750 African refugees imprisoned without trial. Most of those are Sudanese and Eritrean.

The government has 90 days to comply with the ruling.

The High Court’s decision infuriated right wing Knesset members, Yeshiva World reported, and also enraged many Israelis living in South Tel Aviv where large numbers of African refugees congregate.

MK Eli Yishai of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party lashed out at the court’s justices yesterday in an interview with Israel Radio.

“[The justices and left wing refugee advocates should] take one [African refugee] home to their own area and then talk to me,” Yishai reportedly fumed. He also insisted that African refugees have destroyed southern Tel Aviv with crime and with their lifestyle and said he would continue his efforts imprison all of them, despite the High Court’s ruling.

Yishai justified his open defiance of the High Court of Justice by claiming that his first loyalty is to the citizens of Israel and the State of Israel – not to the African refugees he refers to as “infiltrators.”

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said the court’s ruling forces her and her Knesset colleagues to find another solution to the problem.

“Most of them are not refugees as they wish us to believe…If there is no solution we will have to find one. There is the issue of addressing the border and preventing infiltrations and then the matter of how we deal with those already in the country,” Livini reportedly said, indicating that deportation may have to be that answer.

Under international agreements signed by Israel and international law, deporting many of these refugees would be illegal.

The Knesset’s Interior Committee Chairwoman MK Miri Regev was even more blunt than Livni.

“[the court’s decision] is the Garden of Eden for the infiltrators and hell for southern Tel Aviv residents,” Regev reportedly said. She wants to pass a bill immediately to overrule the High Court’s ruling so the “infiltrators” can be kept locked up.

There is more read it all.

Our Israel and refugees archive is here.

Photo is here.

Delhi on high alert for possible terror attack; Rohingya being watched

This just showed up in my alerts, but since it’s well into Sept. 19th in India, I don’t know if anything happened on the anniversary of the Batla House attack.

Imagine if Christians and Jews had the nerve to protest like this!

From the The Times of India (be sure to see the article itself for the many links included in it):

NEW DELHI: On the eve of the Batla House encounter anniversary, Delhi Police told all police stations to step up security in the wake of terror threats. Intelligence agencies have warned of possible bomb blasts by Indian Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba to avenge the arrest of Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar.

Delhi Police and the Intelligence Bureau have been asked to keep a close watch on movements of Rohingya and Lashkar operatives as they might strike at Buddhist structures in the capital. A meeting between senior Delhi Police officers and the ministry of home affairs was also held in this connection.

Indian Mujahideen, in 2010, carried out an attack near Jama Masjid on the anniversary of the encounter.

Sources say that Tehsin alias Monu, Bhatkal’s deputy is still at large and capable of making bombs. “It is possible that IM and Lashkar operatives may plan an attack on Thursday to show that the organization is still strong,” said an officer.

Intelligence agencies have informed the government that Lashkar-e-Toiba is using Rohingya Muslims to carry out activities in India. This claim was supported by LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda who, during interrogation, said Rohingyas were being trained in Pakistan. He also named leaders of the Rohingya Solidarity Organization working in association with Lashkar bosses Hafiz Saeed, Zaki-Ur-Rehman-Lakhvi and Muzammil.

In his interrogation report, accessed by TOI, Tunda said, “Rohingya Solidarity Organization or the Arakan Rohingya Islamic Front (ARIF) was constituted in Burma. Dr Yunus, the President (Amir) of this Tanzeem, came to Pakistan in 1994 and joined a conference organized by LeT”.

Delhi Police has been asked to keep a watch on the 200-300 Rohingya families living in and around Delhi.

Why should we care?

We care because US refugee contractors, including the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, are promoting the resettlement of Rohingya “refugees” (as a persecuted group meaning they wouldn’t have to prove that they personally are persecuted) to the US.  Some have already been resettled in your “welcoming” towns and cities and referred to as “Burmese” with no mention of their religion.

For more on the Rohingya resettlement drumbeat, see our entire category here with 154 previous posts!

The photo is one of my all time favorites and you can find it by scrolling down at “Struggle for Hindu Existence.”