Dr. Steven Bucci
Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy
The Heritage Foundation
Regular readers will remember that the full committee held a hearing in February where the FBI gave damaging testimonythat they could not adequately screen Syrian refugees entering the US. I wonder why the chairman couldn’t get the FBI back? I’ll bet Jeh Johnson put the kibosh on that! (Note that Mr. Fuentes is a former FBI assistant director.)
By the way, as of the first of May, the US Refugee Admissions Program had admitted 815 Syrians and 92% of them were Muslims, here. They are being distributed around the country.
Apparently there will be live-streaming of the hearing, go here, for more information.
This is a story I never got around to last week (traveling), but wanted to be sure you see it and understand that….
….we are probably taking some of the illegal migrants that arrive in Malaysia as ‘refugees’ to your towns and cities.
We haven’t written much about the Rohingya issue in Burma and Bangladesh lately, however we followed it for years because initially the US State Department was not accepting as refugees Rohingya Muslims (at one point some of their Islamic groups were actually on a State Dept. list of potential terrorist groups).
They are now being resettled in the US among the tens of thousands of Christian Burmese people we have brought in over the last ten years.
US Conference of Catholic Bishops: we want some Rohingya to resettle!
One of my big surprises occurred when I attended a State Department “scoping meeting” and heard the US Conference of Catholic Bishops representative tell the State Department we needed to bring in more Rohingya Muslims, here in 2013. By the way, here is a pretty good summary post if you would like more background on the Rohingya problem. For ambitious readers! see that we have written 175 posts archived in ourRohingya Reportscategory.
Also, readers may want to review our posts on Esar Met, a Burmese Muslim convicted of raping and murdering a Christian girl in Utah shortly after his arrival in the US. Met and the girl had lived in separate parts of the same UN refugee camp in Thailand because Muslims and Christians are not housed together. In America they were put in the same apartment complex most likely by one of the resettlement contractors working in Salt Lake City. Here is one of many posts on the murder case.
About 1,600 Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees have landed illegally in Malaysia and Indonesia in the last two days, apparently after human traffickers abandoned their virtual prison ships and left them to fend for themselves, officials said Monday.
One group of about 600 people arrived in the Indonesian coastal province of Aceh on four boats on Sunday, and at about the same time a total of 1,018 landed in three boats on the northern resort island of Langkawi.
How many Burmese refugees are we taking?
The mostly Christian Burmese are one of the largest (if not the largest) ethnic group of refugees we have resettled since 2005 (I checked the datafrom January 2005 until May 1, 2015).
This is what I learned: We resettled 140,812 Burmese refugees since 2005.***
This surprised me: In that number were 12,615 Burmese Muslims! The word Rohingya is not used, but most certainly the Rohingya represent a large portion (if not all) of that number.
We process (into the US) large numbers of supposed refugees in Malaysia! Who are they?
In the first seven months of FY 2015 (from Oct. 1, 2014-April 30, 2015) we actually admitted 5,727 “refugees” from Malaysia (see processing country data here). Who are they, and why are we admitting them?
If these Rohingya make it to Malaysia they are supposed to apply for asylum in that safe Muslim country.
Malaysia should not be simply a way-station on the road to the West.
I hope that we are not doing what we aredoing illegally in Malta and that is bringing some of Malta’s illegal alien boat people to America!
***Addendum: I went back to data bases to see how many Burmese refugees we admitted in this fiscal year (from Oct. 1, 2014 until May 1, 2015). That is seven months. We admitted 9,040 Burmese and 1,649 of those are Muslims (about 18%). If they continue at that pace this will be the top year for the entry of Burmese Muslims into the US.
Former Communist Party USA President Angela Davis (didn’t you think she might be dead by now) is interviewed in Germany with African asylum seekers demanding their rights.
Trying to stay relevant?
You can watch her here as she gives community organizing tips to the Africans.
For our many new readers we try to write as often as possible about the ‘Invasion of Europe’because Western Civilization is being undermined there daily with the arrival of the boat migrants from North Africa and the complete lack of will by most European leaders to do what they must do—stop the boats before they launch from Libya and other hell holes in Africa and the Middle East.
The United States won’t be far behind Europe if we don’t get our LEGAL and illegal immigration under control soon!
One commenter to the facebook page says, “Don’t abandon prison reform for the more glamorous refugee situation. Prison reform is vital.”