A half a million girls in immigrant/refugee households in US at risk for genital mutilation

The number has jumped dramatically as Muslim refugees have entered the US from Somalia, Ethiopia and to a lesser degree Egypt.  The horrific practice has been illegal in the US for nearly 20 years!

This map is incredible since it almost state-for-state matches the highest refugee resettlement states in the US!




From the Los Angeles Times (thanks to Judy).  Emphasis is mine:

Nearly 507,000 women and girls in the United States could be at risk of female genital excision, including 57,000 in California, a new study has found.

That is more than twice the number that were thought to be at risk in 2000, the last year for which estimates are available.

Analysts at the Population Reference Bureau, a nonprofit research organization in Washington, attributed the preliminary findings released Friday to an increase in immigration [REFUGEES—ed] from countries where the practice is common, including Egypt, Ethiopia and Somalia.

It is unclear how many families continue the practice after moving to the U.S., but community activists say there is anecdotal evidence of girls being sent back to their parents’ home countries for “vacation cutting” and of traditional cutters traveling to the U.S. to circumcise girls in this country.

To estimate the number who may have undergone the procedure or be at risk, the research group used data collected by the Census Bureau for the 2013 American Community Survey to determine the number of women and girls whose families originate in countries where female genital excision is practiced. It then applied the prevalence rates in those countries to the numbers in the U.S.

The methodology is similar to that used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a study that found about 168,000 women and girls were at risk of genital excision in the U.S. in 1990, said Mark Mather, the group’s associate vice president for U.S. programs.


California is the state with the highest at-risk population, followed by New York (48,000) and Minnesota (44,000), the Population Reference Bureau found.  [We know that Minnesota has the highest Somali population in the US—ed]

Continue reading here…..

Isn’t diversity beautiful!

Deadline Monday, Feb. 9th, for input to White House refugee/migrant “integration” strategy plan

Update!  It is not too late, just let them know how you are feeling about all this over the weekend, some of our readers have done so.

Just received this notice from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (we told you about it here previously):

Cecilia Munoz, formerly of La Raza (the race) is in charge of developing the propaganda plan.

Dear Colleagues,

As you all know, in November 2014, the President created a White House Task Force on New Americans.  The goal of the Task Force is to develop a federal immigrant and refugee integration strategy that allows new Americans to contribute to society to their fullest potential and bring new Americans together with their receiving communities to strengthen communities.

Yesterday, the White House issued a Blog post highlighting the creation of the Task Force

Additionally, the blog is intended to serve as a Call For Ideas to help shape the focus of the federal immigration and refugee integration strategy.  The White House created a specific email account for gathering stakeholder ideas; Please send your ideas, big or small, to NewAmericans@who.eop.gov by February 9th, 2015. 


In the effort to lift up attention to the blog and the call for new ideas, please consider sharing far and wide with your networks and partners.  Thank you!



Office of the Press Secretary

Black South Africans’ “xenophobia” threatens image of South African ruling party

No surprise that worries are mounting about the violence being spread by black South Africans against foreigners that is threatening the carefully-cultivated lovey-dovey multicultural mecca image of the Rainbow Nation!


Let’s get our stuff and go! South Africans loot Somali shops. http://diplomat.so/2015/01/26/south-african-police-trying-to-protect-somalis-of-gangs-attacks/


Where is the worldwide media?  Can you imagine if this photo above showed white South Africans stealing Somali stuff?

While the great educated minds struggle to figure out what to call the phenomenon, could we maybe just label it what it likely is—a natural desire to live with one’s own tribe—tribalism!

From World Bulletin:

The recent looting of shops owned by African and Asian immigrants poses an ideological threat to the party that has ruled South Africa since the end of apartheid, a prominent scholar has suggested.

“The violence is an effort by individuals, or a group, to achieve economic advancement, political power or recognition, or a sense of social or criminal justice,” Prof. Loren Landau, director of the African Center for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand, told The Anadolu Agency.

Over the past few weeks, more than 1,000 shops owned by immigrants from Somalia, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and elsewhere have been looted in townships around Johannesburg.

Officials have shied away from labeling the violence “xenophobia” per se, suggesting that the incidents were mere petty crime.


But Landau, a prominent migration expert, fears more is at stake.

Accepting that the poor black population is angry, differentiated, discriminatory and organized represents a visible threat to the African National Congress (ANC) and its political project,” he said[Discriminatory!!!—ed]

“Rather than a unified and inclusive citizenry that continues to struggle against the legacy of white oppression, we see a black population that is willing to turn on foreigners and other South African ‘outsiders’ in ways that reject the party’s political legitimacy and promises,” Landau asserted.

The ANC, which defines itself as social democratic party, has ruled South Africa since the end of the apartheid era and the establishment of multi-racial democracy in 1994.

The party says it seeks to address socio-economic differences resulting from apartheid-era policies and empower citizens socially, economically and politically.


There has been much debate since the 2008 attacks about the specific targets of the violence and whether xenophobia could adequately explain the phenomenon.

The most visible targets have been foreigners from other African countries.

But Landau says that similar violence has also been meted out against South Africans who happened to be from the wrong place, village or group.

Who are the 514 “refugees” the US has taken from South Africa in the first four months of this fiscal year?  South Africa is considered a stable country, so who the heck are these “refugees.”  Somalis?

See our South Africa archive for more about the troubles in South Africa after apartheid.

NPR does Swedish “backlash” against Muslim migrants story

More in our ‘Invasion of Europe’ series….

“Don’t touch my mosque!” (Stockholm)

“The Muslims want to change us!”

Finally the news is creeping into American mainstream media—Sweden is in turmoil because it has virtually opened its borders wide to any Muslim migrant who could get to that wonderful world—the generous socialist welfare state of Sweden!

From National Public Radio:

In the 1990s, the face of immigration to Sweden was someone like Robert Acker. His family emigrated from Bosnia when he was 6 years old.

“I got along with the Swedes early on,” he says in American-accented English from his years playing basketball in Kentucky and New York. “But now, I believe it’s a totally different thing.”

Acker lives in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, an industrial center that has become the power base for the far-right Sweden Democrats.

“They want us out,” says Acker. “They just want Swedes here.”

Across Europe, far-right anti-immigrant parties are gaining political power. This is true from the Slavic countries to the British Isles, and from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean.

The change has been especially dramatic in Sweden, which for decades has been known for its openness and tolerance.

Thousands of refugees from Iraq and Syria have settled there recently. Many of them are Muslim — and the ethnic tension is palpable.

“We can’t take care of all the people in the whole world who have needs in their lives,” says security guard Filip Wennerlund.

Wennerlund didn’t mind Christian immigrants, but he believes it’s not working with the Muslims, even though Sweden has had a Muslim population for decades.

“Often they don’t want to come here and change,” he says. “They want to change us. And we don’t want to be changed. So that’s a conflict.”

There is a lot more, read and listen here.  Especially pay attention to the discussion about the rise of the Sweden Democrats and how Muslims are trying to tie them to recent mosque fires.

For our complete archive on the ‘Invasion of Europe’ go here.  Our large archive on Sweden is here.

BTW, my guess is that Sweden will be the first European country to fall to the invasion.  Why do Americans not see what is coming for us?

Somalis colonizing Nacogdoches County, TX; internationally-owned Pilgram’s Pride meat packer drawing them there

Meat packers (chicken processors in this case) are changing small town America by working closely with the US State Department and its refugee resettlement contractors.***

While internationally-owned companies (75% Brazilian-owned in this case) get the cheap captive laborers in the refugee stream to America, American taxpayers get to take care of those workers every other need—education for the children, subsidized housing, health care and the list goes on.  Great business model—right!

Meanwhile the colonization of small towns continues….

The State Department and its refugee contractors appear to be busy at work demographically changing Rep. Louie Gohmert’s district just as they changed the St. Cloud, MN, heart of former Rep. Michele Bachmann’s district with the resettlement of Somalis.

From WAVE3.News (hat tip: Pungentpeppers):

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) – Nacogdoches, Center, and Lufkin are home to about 150 Somalis refugees.  [May seem like a small number, but it won’t be in another five years—ed]

Some have lived here for over five years, learned English, and even obtained their US citizenships.

Others are struggling to learn American ways.

Somalis are seen in and around Nacogdoches. The women are recognized by their brightly colored native dresses. A distinct accent is heard from the men.

They’re here to learn American ways.  [While working for Pilgram’s Pride!—ed]

Abdirahman Guled wants East Texans to learn his people’s ways.

That last line is the real truth!

Then this!  They are turning red states blue!

According to the Federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, more international refugees were living in Texas in 2012 than in any other state.

Concerned Texans might like to have a look at the large number of resettlement contractors working in your state.  Go to this handy list (p.32-34 lists all the contractors in Texas).

More Somalis on the way to America!

The numbers are in at the Refugee Processing Center for the first 4 months of Fiscal Year 2015 and the Somali numbers are huge—3,536 new Somali refugees have entered the US in the last 4 months!  That means this will be a banner year for Somalis with likely well over 10,000 to be admitted by September 30th, 2015.

***We have a very extensive archive on how meatpackers demographically change America, click here for more.