When we first began reporting on the illegal aliens who are under 18 years old, they were called ‘unaccompanied minors.’ That was a few years ago. More recently they became ‘unaccompanied alien children’ (UACs) in government lingo. Now we learn that the word alien has been dropped in favor of ‘unaccompanied children.’ Here at Breitbart.
We note that in the big lobbying push by the contractors*** for more of your money (for the children), here for example, that they are calling the youthful law breakers—UICs—which stands for the politically-correct ‘unaccompanied immigrant children.’
How about the more accurate acronym UIATMs–unaccompanied illegal alien teenaged males—a little awkward, but more accurate.
All of our previous coverage of ‘unaccompanied minors’ ishere.
Call your state’s refugee resettlement coordinator, here, and find out if you will be getting some “children” too! And, while you are at it, call the contractors too—looks like all of them are getting federal cashola for the children.
Here is one more in a spate of stories ginned-up by the federal refugee contractors***and their 350 subcontractorsto bring media attention to their supposed plight. Waahhhh! We are going to lose funding because of the flood of illegal alien teens (unaccompanied minors) now being treated as asylum-seekers by the Obama Administration (which by the way, the contractors helped encourage to come to America!).
Not enough money, stop bringing refugees into the US this year (and next year too).
These people remind me of animal hoarders with a psychological ailment who fill their homes with cats, don’t have the finances to care for them properly, and don’t know when to stop!
From The Tennessean (hat tip: Joanne). LOL! You can always count on The Tennessean to help Catholic Charities whine! Emphasis below is mine:
A surge in children illegally crossing the southwestern U.S. border in recent months may soon have an unexpected impact on refugees living in Nashville.
Last week, President Barack Obama asked Congress for more than $2 billion in emergency funds to help address a growing crisis along the Rio Grande, where more than 52,000 children traveling alone and 40,000 women with children have been apprehended illegally crossing the border since October.
The president’s solution would involve redirecting funding already budgeted for refugee programs across the country. Tennessee stands to lose more than $1.6 million of its annual $11 million budget. The cuts would hit programs designed to serve elderly refugees, children in schools and preventive health care for refugees, according to Holly Johnson, state refugee coordinator for the Tennessee Office of Refugees.
The president’s proposal puts refugee advocates in an uncomfortable position, pitting the needs of the population they serve against those of the newly arrived children….[Too bad! Maybe the Catholic priests and lobbyists who went to Central America late last year shouldn’t have encouraged the migrants to start moving north!—ed]
Tennessee accepted more than 1,600 refugees in the last fiscal year. Most of the refugees arriving in Tennessee come from Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Somalia and Iran. Refugees, by definition, have fled or been forced to leave their countries to escape violence, persecution or natural disaster.
Definition of a Refugee
Tick me off! Note how reporters just parrot what the contractors tell them about the definition of a refugee. This has been going on for years—the open borders lobby re-defining “refugee” until it means anything they want, including kids who supposedly are fleeing gang violence.
“A person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it..”
Do you see anything in there about wars, violence or natural disasters? Refugees and asylum seekers are supposed to be able to prove they are being persecuted! Economic migrants and people who claim they are fleeing crime are not refugees!
See, US Catholic Bishops call the illegal aliens, refugees, here.
For our growing readership, all of our posts going back several years on ‘unaccompanied minors’ are here.
Or, so they would like it to be forbidden! Think about this! The UN High Commissioner for Refugees is telling certain countries (to start with! others will be next!) to allow anyone claiming asylum to simply roam free and get “services.”
Who the hell do they think they are!
And, why countries that want to save themselves from invasion don’t just get out of the UN is beyond me.
LOL! One of the countries the UN is telling to release asylum seekers is Mexico—well obviously Mexico is not detaining the tens of thousands of asylum-seeking “children” passing through Mexico to get to the US border.***
And, note that the UN is not (yet) telling the US to stop detaining illegal migrants.
The UN refugee agency yesterday issued a new global strategy aimed at helping countries move away from the detention of asylum seekers, refugees and stateless people worldwide.
Detention of asylum-seekers and refugees has become routine in a number of countries. It has serious lasting effects on individuals and families and the UNHCR said that it is concerned about the growing use of immigration detention, particularly of children.
The new strategy, ‘Beyond Detention’, calls firstly for an end to the detention of children, secondly to ensure that alternatives to detention are available in law and that they are implemented, and thirdly to ensure that conditions of detention – when unavoidable – fully meet international human rights standards.
“Seeking asylum is lawful and the exercise of a fundamental human right,” UNHCR’s Director of International Protection Volker Türk said “The detention of asylum-seekers as a routine response should be avoided. These are people who need protection. We are ready to work with governments on this, particularly to end the practice of detaining asylum-seeking children.” [Who isn’t an asylum seeker these days?—ed]
Türk said that the UNHCR recognised that irregular entry or stay presented many challenges to countries, but he said that detaining people was not the answer. “UNHCR recommends that people seeking asylum be properly received, allowed freedom of movement and access to services in the community.Seeking asylum is not illegal under international law and people have a right to be treated humanely and with dignity.”
UNHCR has identified a number of countries to work with initially to revisit detention practices and to strengthen alternatives to detention, including Malta, Hungary, Indonesia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand, UK and Zambia. UNHCR plans to expand this group of countries over the coming five years.
The international Left is busy, busy, busy these days!
Follow our history of poor little Malta as it became a target for illegal aliens especially when the US State Department (egged-on by Malta’s Jesuits) started taking some of their illegal economic migrants to America calling them refugees. One could write a book about the ‘invasion of Europe’ and how Malta became a beach head. See our ‘Invasion of Europe’ series by clicking here.
*** Seeall of our postson the invasion of the US by ‘unaccompanied minors.’ Forgotten in all of the hullabaloo is that legitimate asylum-seekers are, by international law, supposed to ask for asylum in the first safe country in which they arrive. They are not supposed to be shopping for countries of their choice! All of those “vulnerable” kids should have asked for asylum in Mexico!
Editors note: This is a guest commentary from reader ‘pungentpeppers.’
What’s happening to the money used to settle refugees in the U.S.? It sure isn’t being spent to teach refugees the basics of life in the U.S.A.
A baby boy, born to Somali refugee parents, might still be alive today if his family understood about smoke detectors. Officials said 7-month-old Mohamed Ali likely died of smoke inhalation after his family’s apartment building in Phoenix caught fire June 23. The baby’s mother and grandmother were able to get out the other children living in the apartment, but heavy smoke and a wall of flames prevented them from saving the baby.
The fire displaced about 80 people from the 16-unit complex, which is largely occupied by refugee families. Most have since returned to their apartments.
Per police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump, investigators believe the family’s apartment didn’t have a working detector — the battery was missing. Crump said that it’s not clear who removed the battery or when.
Fatuma Dubow, a Somali refugee who lives in the complex, said most people from her homeland don’t have electricity, so checking a smoke detector or understanding how it works is knowledge that develops over time.
When asked if she has checked her smoke detector’s battery, Dubow said she didn’t know how.
“I tried one day, but I couldn’t,” she said Tuesday as a maintenance man repaired water damage to her kitchen from fighting the fire.
Another Somali refugee who lives nearby said she knew that smoke detectors were important but was under the impression that they alerted police and fire automatically during a fire.
The woman, who did not want to provide her name, said it takes some immigrants years to learn things such as how to dial 911 or what to do when they smell a gas leak. Some type of instruction would help, she said.
Generally refugee resettlement agencies send a caseworker to meet the family at the airport and drive them to a furnished apartment. [It is in their contract with the federal government–ed]. They are then told how to work kitchen appliances, operate the air-conditioner, lock the doors and windows, run the hot- and cold-water taps and call 911. Cathy Peterson, of Catholic Charities Community Service, said “The heath and safety (primer) would include the smoke alarms”.
It’s plain that this group of refugees were not given adequate instruction or training. It is unfair to them, and to their neighbors, to settle them in unfamiliar environments that are poles apart from what they are used to, and to expect that somehow, magically, the foreign newcomers will “breath in” our way of life.
If people cannot read or understand the basics, what’s the use of giving them a quick talk and handing them a health and safety booklet?! Do the refugee agencies expect Phoenix fire officials to teach them our way of life in Bantu?! The refugee agencies get paid big bucks to bring people here, but their profit-maximizing, hare-brained “bring ’em and dump ’em” scheme – well, it just cost this baby his life.