Several readers sent me this important article by Daniel Greenfield at Frontpage magazine, published last week, entitled, ‘Beheadings, Bombings and New York’s Little Bangladesh.’ They wanted to know if most of these Bangladeshis taking over neighborhoods in NYC are “refugees.”
Well, no, not technically. We have only taken a handful of Bangladeshis directly from Bangladesh through the Refugee Program in the ten years reported in the most recent Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) report to Congress. If you have never looked at these reports, which the ORR is notoriously late on producing, then check this one out. Tables near the end, have stats on who we admitted in the previous ten years. I also went back to the years 1983-2000 and we did not bring any Bangladeshi “refugees.”
Here is Greenfield:
Bangladesh is more than 90 percent Muslim. Hindus are being attacked in the streets of its cities by Islamist mobs because Islam does not co-exist. The other religions of the city do not demand that everyone join them or acknowledge their supremacy and pay them protection money for the right to exist.
Its immigration is also a Jihad, a form of supremacist manifest destiny to colonize the Dar al-Harb and subdue it to the will of a dead prophet with sheer numbers or sheer force. [Al-Hijra!—ed]
The number of Bangladeshis in New York has increased by 20 percent in only four years to an estimated 74,000. And those numbers don’t take into account the unofficial Mohammeds living in basements while nursing their murderous grudges.
Diversity Visa Lottery!
So, not refugees as such! However, one absolutely insane immigration program we have is the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery’ (sometimes called the green card lottery) to allow immigrants into the US from countries that have not sent us 50,000 in the past. Bangladeshis took so much interest and won so many lotteries over 5 years that they are now banned from participating. By the way, there are US lawyers who help the hopeful lottery participants craft their applications to get them just right, thus enhancing their chances of ‘winning.’
Here is what we learned at the Bangladesh US Embassy website:
The Diversity Visa Program in Bangladesh ended in October 2012. The DV program no longer exists in Bangladesh since Bangladesh has sent more than 50,000 new permanent resident visa holders to the United States over the past five years.
Once they have a foot in the door, then through family reunification (chain migration!) they bring in the extended family!
It is possible that some Bangladeshis came as asylum seekers, but I don’t know that. And, surely, some are here illegally. As is the case this time, rarely does the mainstream media give us any information about the immigration status of alleged murderers and criminals like Siddiquee.
Endnote: It should be mentioned that some experts believe that the Burmese Rohingya Muslims are actually from Bangladesh. We are bringing in some Rohingya Muslims who may be attracted to the Bangladeshi neighborhoods since they speak a dialect similar to the Bangladeshis and not so similar to the Burmese dialects. I believe that Esar Met, the recently convicted child rapist and murderer, is a Rohingya, but he is only described generically as a Burmese Muslim tragically placed in a Burmese Christian apartment building.