I wish I knew who we were processing into America from Malaysia. As I told readers here recently we have already “welcomed” to America, 1,504 “refugees” from the safe Muslim country in only the first two months of the fiscal year.
Why is it in our national interest to relieve Malaysia of some of its asylum seekers/illegal migrants?
This is what I said on December 20th:
If you go to this fiscal year’s (FY2015) State Department statistics you can see that we took a huge number of “refugees” from Malaysia in the first two months of this year (October and November)—1,504. Again, Malaysia is a safe Muslim country so who are we taking?
I bet we took thousands from Malaysia in FY2014, but those stats are no longer available to the general public.
Who are those “refugees?” Are they persecuted Malaysian Christians? Are they illegal aliens (Muslims) who got to Malaysia hoping to make it to Australia? Is this like our Malta situation where we are taking another country’s illegal aliens?
The State Department does not make public the nationalities of those coming to America from Malaysia! We can only guess that they are Burmese Muslims, or Somalis, or more Middle Eastern Muslims. Again, persecuted minorities (like the Christians) won’t be seeking protection in Malaysia. And, if they are why is the State Department keeping it secret?
Two articles about problems the UNHCR is having in Malaysia caught my eye yesterday. The first one was about how 365 migrants were caught carrying FAKE UNHCR identification cards. Those “Myanmar nationals” mentioned are likely mostly Muslims, possibly Rohingya.
From the Sun Daily via UNHCR News on December 23rd:
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 365 illegal immigrants, mostly Myanmars, were caught by the authorities, possesing fake United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) cards to stay and work in the country.
They were among 416 illegals nabbed in the six-hour integrated operation called ‘Op Bersih’ led by the Kuala Lumpur police contingent and other security agencies, including the Immigration Department, Registration Department, UNHCR, Rela, and the Civil Defence Department at the Selayang Wholesale Market, here, that began at midnight.
Kuala Lumpur police CID deputy chief, ACP Khairi Ahrasa in a statement said the operation to reduce the number of illegals in the country managed to detain 351 Myanmar nationals, 20 Bangladeshis, 30 Indonesians, seven Indian nationals and six other nationals for illegal entry and using fake UNHCR cards.
And the funny part (not really funny) is that just a week before, the UNHCR was blasting authorities in Malaysia for harassing those poor “refugees” carrying UNHCR ID cards. Here also at the Sun Daily:
PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is concerned over the arrests of UNHCR card holders in the country for various Immigration-related offences.
UNHCR External Relations officer Yante Ismail said these card holders are at risk of being arrested by the authorities as currently there are no domestic laws that can make a distinction between refugees and undocumented migrants.
She said they will intervene with the authorities whenever the registered refugees are arrested for various Immigration-related offences to advocate their release.
According to UNHCR statistics, there are over 150,000 refugees and asylum-seekers in the country from countries such as Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Somalia and Pakistan.
In an immediate response, an Immigration Department spokesman did not deny that Malaysia lacks a legislative and administrative framework to address refugee matters, adding that all of the refugees are allowed to stay in the country only with the government’s compassion.
However, he refuted the allegation of UNHCR card holders being arrested saying that it is always their standard operating procedure not to arrest registered refugees.
“Even if we (mistakenly) detain the refugees, we will check with the UNHCR to find out whether the card is valid or not, if it is valid, then we let them go,” the spokesman told theSun.
Can you just imagine the amount of corruption going on in a place like Malaysia with 150,000 mostly Muslim “refugees” and “asylum-seekers” hanging around waiting for the big prize—a ticket to Australia or America!