This is a gem. Thanks to Conservative Reviewand investigator/writer Daniel Horowitz for pulling these numbers together in an easy to see graphic form. See the whole story here. Horowitz mentions refugees as part of the flow. (hat tip: Dick):
There is one caveat we need to mention and that is that not all of those entering the US from countries such as Iraq or Iran are Muslims, but we do get at least a ball park number from this data. Also, we do not take refugees from all of those countries listed above which reminds us that there are other LEGAL immigration programs admitting Muslim immigrants into the US. The next step is to identify all of those methods of entry.
And, some receive it virtually upon arrival in the US.
Update May 13th: Here is Part II of Said’s saga: SSA wants some of the money back, here. When you read this see if you ask yourself the same question I do—do any of the do-gooders think any of this through before pushing more and more destitute refugees into our social ‘safety’ net?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides cash to low-income people who are either aged (65 or older), blind, or disabled.
A few years ago we wrote extensively on Ft. Wayne and its huge Burmese refugee population. In fact it is the first place we learned that refugees are admitted to the US with TB. The Ft. Wayne (Allen County) health department was struggling with a large number of cases in 2007 (and may still be).
So, now comes a story about a Somali who hasn’t been able to work and has been receiving kidney dialysis. But, he is up against the little-known ‘seven year rule’ which says an immigrant must become a citizen within 7 years of arrival in order to continue to receive taxpayer-funded services like SSI.
The focus of the story is Sugow Said who was resettled in Ft. Wayne in 2004 and is illustrative of the consequences and cost of resettling refugees who will make no contribution to America.
After arriving in Fort Wayne, Said first worked at a cemetery, then later for an office cleaning company.
Said’s life now revolves around dialysis treatments. He has end-stage renal disease, likely due to living for years with untreated high blood pressure before coming to the United States. Since starting dialysis in 2010, he has been physically unable to work at the cleaning job or another one that accommodates his stringent three-days-a-week dialysis schedule and his limited labor and very limited English language skills.
Because of his disability, in early 2011, Said applied for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In an April 11, 2011, letter, Social Security informed Said: “We have carefully reviewed the facts of your case and have approved the claim for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits that you filed on Jan. 18, 2011.”
SSI initially provided a lifeline of $535 a months for the family, which includes the Saids’ three youngest children, all now teenagers. By 2014, annual adjustments by the Social Security Administration (SSA) had increased Said’s SSI monthly check to $721.
The SSA operations manual states qualified aliens with disabilities are told when first receiving SSI about the seven-year time limit in which they must gain U.S. citizenship or lose their SSI.An annual reminder about the seven-year rule is also to be mailed to each recipient.
Only in Said’s initial 15-page approval letter, which he was never able to read on his own, was the rule mentioned and explained.
Health department clinics see a growing number of older refugees with physical and mental disabilities, McMahan [Allen County Commissioner of Health Dr. Deborah McMahan] said.
“I recently had an 80-year-old who was seeing and hearing things,” she noted. “How am I going to teach him English?”
Congress in the past has addressed the seven-year rule, with National Senior Citizens Law Center, now called Justice in Aging, helping lead those efforts for nearly two decades, said Gerald McIntyre(cq), directing attorney for the agency whose mission is to fight senior poverty through law.
“No one is spending time on this now,” he said. “It is really hopeless. There is such hostility,” he said, even for humanitarian immigrants.
No kidding! Too many refugees with too many needs will eventually sour initially welcoming and generous Americans on the whole scheme. Concerned citizens and taxpayer are asking—-what about our own poor and disabled people?
The day after the Norwegian Christian Democratic Party (KrF) congress said a resounding yes to accept 10,000 Muslim refugees from Syria, the party discussed how the country should manage to take care of all of these, plus the 5,000 who already are waiting in reception centers.
The Party decided that the refugees should get two-year introduction jobs with wages subsidies from the state, parental guidance course, right to daycare for all asylum children and increased government subsidies for resettlement.
The Christian Party is a support party for the Norwegian government, which consist of the Progress Party (FrP) and the Conservative Party (Høyre).
Norwegians should open their homes to them as well!
Earlier this week, the Christian Party also suggested that Norwegians should open their own homes to traumatized Muslim refugees from Syria.
One has to wonder why the Christian Party hasn’t received news of the ongoing Christian genocide by the same Muslims in the Middle East.
Of the just over 800 we have admitted so far, 92% are Muslim Syrians. There are only 43 Christians in the group of 800 plus resettled in American towns up to May 1. Slightly over 700 are Sunni Muslims.
All of our previous posts on Norway are here. Our series on the ‘Invasion of Europe’ is here.