I haven’t had time today to dredge up all of our Uzbek refugee terrorist stories, but thanks to our many readers who sent me the latest news which I am sure you all have seen or heard today. Sure hope none of these Jihadist wannabees got in here in the Bush era secret Uzbek airlift of supposed ‘refugees.’ If you want to get started learning more, click here, for our archive on the airlift.
Three men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and wage war against the United States were arrested on terrorism charges Wednesday, federal officials said.
Akhror Saidakhmetov, a Brooklyn resident and citizen of Kazakhstan, was arrested at Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul, authorities said.
Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, a resident of Brooklyn and citizen of Uzbekistan, had a ticket to travel to Istanbul next month and was arrested in Brooklyn, federal prosecutors said. Abror Habibov, 30, accused of helping fund Saidakhmetov’s efforts, was arrested in Florida.
This is the third in a series of primers of sorts for the media on the present Refugee Admissions Program. The first two are here and here.
(I’m doing this series so that I don’t have to give lengthy explanations to reporters! Looking for a quote, below are the offices you should call!)
I wish I knew how to make one of the those flow chart things, but since I don’t, here is a list of who is responsible for which refugees are resettled in the US and ultimately where they are resettled.
At the top of the pyramid is the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
The present UNHCR is Antonio Guterres the former Socialist President of Portugal.
Then next is the President of the United States who sends a determination letter to Congress each September which contains a ceiling for the number of refugees to be admitted in the upcoming fiscal year (fiscal years begin on October 1 of the preceding year, thus we are nearly 5 months into FY2015). The President also sets ceilings for various regions of the world.
The ceiling for FY2015 is now at 70,000.
Supposedly Congress can change what the President wants, but as far as I know no one on the House or Senate Judiciary Committees ever says boo! about any of it.
BTW, the determination letter is prepared in the US State Department after what amounts to phony hearings where they say they want public comment on the “size and scope” of the program for the upcoming fiscal year, but they really only listen to their contractors (see contractors below).
In the House of Representatives, the present chairmen of the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security (of the House Judiciary Committee) is Rep. Trey Gowdy.
In the Senate, the present chairman of the Senate Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee (of the Senate Judiciary Committee) is Senator Jeff Sessions.
Both the House and Senate Homeland Security Committees are involved too.
Under the President there are three cabinet level agencies intimately involved in Refugee Resettlement:
US State Department where the Asst. Secretary of State for Population Refugees and Migration is Anne C. Richard. Under Ms. Richard are Lawrence Bartlett(in charge of bringing refugees in) and Barbara Day(in charge of working with contractors to distribute them around the country).
The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for screening refugees. At the USCIS, Barbara Strack is the chief of the Refugee Affairs Division.
And, finally in the Department of Health and Human Services the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which basically acts as the distributor of money to refugees and contractors, the new director is Ken Tota.
I should mention that there are State Refugee Coordinators which have varying amounts of power depending on which type of Refugee program is being carried out by the contractors. Here is a directoryof those contacts.
Then ostensibly under all those layers are the nine major resettlement contractors, but LOL! it is often said that they are in fact running the show! They call themselves VOLAGs (short for Voluntary Agencies but they are paid mostly from the US Treasury). There are 350 subcontractors under the nine biggies who are resettling refugees in your towns and cities.
For reporters focusing on your own cities or states, here is a link for a directory of subcontractors in almost every state in the nation. Do you see the abbreviation in the left hand corner of each listing? That is the abbreviation for which of the nine biggies that subcontractor is affiliated with.
Everybody is talking about the Syrian refugees admitted to the US, including the British press, here at the Daily Mail. But, let me be clear, most news outlets are reporting that we are going to quadruple the number already here from recent Syrian crisis to around 2,000 in the coming year.
More than 500 refugees from Syria’s bloody civil war have already been resettled in the United States, and U.S. officials and members of Congress are becoming increasingly worried that jihadis linked to the ISIS terror army could slip into the country along with them.
Since war broke out in Syria nearly four years ago, America has welcomed 524 people from the rapidly disintegrating country with open arms. U.S. intelligence agencies lack the resources to vet them properly, but the Obama administration plans to admit a few thousand more this year. [My stats beginning January 1, 2012 indicate 525 Syrians have been admitted—ed]
‘The United States has admitted 524 Syrians since 2011,’ State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Feb. 13.
‘We’re likely to admit 1,000 to 2,000 Syrian refugees for permanent resettlement in Fiscal Year 2015 and a somewhat higher number, though still in the low thousands, in Fiscal Year 2016.’
The vast majority of Syrian refugees entering the US right now are Muslims (89%)
Here is how the religions of our newest Syrians break down (from Refugee Processing Center data). Arrival dates between 1/1/12 and 2/23/15. These are the exact category names used by the State Department:
Jehovah Witness (8)
Moslem Shiite (8)
Moslem Sunni (437)
No Religion (2)
Other Religion (6)
So where did the US State Department resettlement contractors*** send them?
New Hampshire (3)
New Jersey (17)
New Mexico (6)
New York (8)
North Carolina (33)
West Virginia (1)
*** For reporters and other interested media, here is a list of the federal contractorsand the percentage of tax dollars they use to do their work of distributing refugees around the country via their approximately 350 subcontractors.
Sigh! How wonderful it would be to have a real leader….
From Top Right News (Australian Leader Abbott Slams Muslim Imams, Launches Crackdown on Radical Mosques, Muslims Furious) thanks to Fatherjon:
Australian Muslims were outraged on Tuesday after Prime Minister Tony Abbott hurled criticism at their leaders to “get with the program” to combat Islamic extremism, and launched a nationwide crackdown on radical Muslims and mosques.
It was a speech that many Americans wish their own leader might give.
In an address to the nation about security, Abbott slammed Islamic leaders and their attitudes toward extremism:
“I’ve often heard Western leaders describe Islam as a ‘religion of peace’,” the conservative leader said. “I wish more Muslim leaders would say that more often, and mean it.”
Abbott’s speech comes in the wake of a hostage siege by a Muslim radical Imam in a Sydney cafe that left three dead last December.
Abbott also announced a national security crackdown that would deny welfare payments to people seen as potential threats, strip the passports of those with dual nationality and curb travel overseas — a move designed to curb Australians from fighting with ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
[Actually on this bit—stopping them from leaving Australia—I wouldn’t stop them. In fact, I might offer a free ride out to the Syrian wilderness and revoke their passports. All aboard!—ed]
He linked welfare to terrorism
Abbott said new laws would remedy failings on the immigration, welfare, policing and intelligence fronts by clamping down on supporters of radicals, especially Muslim welfare recipients, and also target “hate preachers.”
He explicitly linked welfare to terrorism, accusing dozens of Australians fighting in Syria and Iraq of having been on the dole, and adding that payments to “individuals assessed to be a threat to security” could soon be cancelled.
We have an extensive archive on Australia, here, one of the only countries in the world actively trying hard to save itself from Muslim migration (from the Hijra!).