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September 21, 2015
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interestentitled “Oversight of the Administration’s FY 2016 Refugee Resettlement Program: Fiscal and Security Implications” for Thursday October 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
As I listened to some pundits on TV last night, I was struck by the fact that they appeared to have no idea that the Refugee Admissions Program of the UN/US State Department has been bringing in tens of thousands of refugees every year for years.
Wetold you the other daythat the Somali refugee numbers (Somalis are virtually all Muslims) are now well in excess of 100,000. We have brought in another batch of Somalis—nearly 8,000—this year so far. So why is no one hollering about that? And, heck, they don’t even have a civil war going on there anymore. (As if civil wars are our problem anyway!)
Now we see that Iraqis have gone way beyond that number (for Somalis) mostly since Obama has taken office. (As you look at the numbers below, know that 2008 was a Bush Administration year).
Checking theState Department data basethis is what we learned about Iraqis since January 2008.
Will there ever be an end or will this go on for decades as it has for the Somalis?
Using the calendar year data:
2011: 6,339 (Why the dip? The arrest of Iraqi refugee terrorists in KY ground the resettlement to a halt that year.)
2015 (to date): 7,289
The total is 122,395
Muslims break down as follows (State Dept. terminology):
Moslems: 1,753 (presumably they did not indicate sect)
Moslem Shiite: 30,853
Moslem Suni: 42,968
That comes out to 75,574 ‘Moslems’ or 62% of the flow to the US in just short of 8 years.
I have to laugh, are the Shiites persecuting Sunnis, or vice versa. Does it make any sense to bring in both sides of the Middle Eastern conflict? What! to just move them and their centuries-old battle to your towns and cities?
For a handy chart of welfare goodies, go here.
One of the top posts for the month so far was this one: Why should the US and Europe take Syrian refugees while the Gulf Arab States take ZERO?
And, since stories like those at Breitbart flew around the world, the Gulf Arab states have had to defend the charges by claiming they do ‘welcome’ Syrians to live in their wealthy countries—-as guest workers!
Refugees become permanent citizens, guest workers do not!
Readers, it is really important that you understand what is happening when the UN High Commissioner for Refugees puts demands on Western countries throughout Europe, Australia, Canada and New Zealand—it is telling us that we must PERMANENTLY resettle the ‘refugees’ with no expectation that they will ever go homeeven if the civil war in Syria ended next month!
The refugees we take in eventually become naturalized (voting!) citizens. Not so for those Muslim guest workers going to Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Middle East.
I think many Americans, who haven’t followed this complex issue, do not understand this concept. Most assume that the ‘refugees’ will go home someday! Paul Nachman, writing at VDARE, addressed this issue here last week.
This is a really good explanation from Deborah Amos at National Public Radio:
As the numbers mount, with Europe overwhelmed, the blame game has begun. Why don’t the richest Gulf Arab states — the diplomatic and financial sponsors of Syria’s rebel groups — resettle these desperate refugees?
Even Gulf Arab citizens are raising the question: #ShameOnArabRulers is trending on Middle Eastern Twitter accounts.
Gulf officials are on the defensive and have been forced to address the issue publicly.
The Saudi Foreign Ministry challenged the charges by issuing official numbers that are impossible to verify independently, saying “the Kingdom has received around 2.5 million Syrians since the beginning of the conflict.”
While it’s true that the Gulf States have allowed thousands of Syrians to come on work visas, many Syrians say they face severe restrictions in these countries. Some have decided they would rather risk the difficult road to Europe.
“I will live here for five years, ten years, and then what?” says Dahlia, a Syrian who fled her home in Aleppo and joined relatives in the Gulf city-state of Dubai. “You never belong, you never feel you are safe, your residency can be canceled at any time and then what? Go where?”
Citizenship is not an option, even for workers who stay for decades.
The fact is that Gulf countries don’t accept refugees for resettlement because none of their governments officially recognize the legal concept. Even in Jordan, Syrians fleeing the civil war are called “guests,” the expectation being that they won’t stay.
Arab governments refused to sign the 1951 international convention on refugee rights, says Nadim Shehadi, head of the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. “The convention gives a mandate to UNHCR to do permanent settlement in the host countries or resettlement in third-party states,” says Shehadi.
This was unacceptable to Arab governments 60 years ago — and still is today.
So much for Muslim charity toward fellow Muslims. So, tell me again why the US must takemostly Muslim Syrians?
There is much more at NPR, continue reading here. Go here to see who has signed on to the 1951 convention and who hasn’t.
We mentioned this news briefly yesterday (Hillary following the lead of the Senate Jihad Caucus?), but today I see the news is all over my alerts. Here is one story at CBS News. Oh, and btw, for all of you closely following the Benghazi tragedy, she does discuss it here:
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday that the United States should accept 65,000 refugees from Syria to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis created by the war there.
“We’re facing the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II and I think the United States has to do more,” the former secretary of state said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “I would like to see us move from what is a good start with 10,000 to 65,000 and begin immediately to put into place the mechanisms for vetting the people that we would take in.”
She said there should be a focus on admitting the most vulnerable, like persecuted religious minorities, or those who had been brutalized, like the Yazidi women [The last time we checked the data, only 1 Yazidi had been admitted in the Syrian flow to America so far—ed].
Hillary has got to know that the UN is choosing mostly Sunni Muslimsfor the US. I sure hope that she and her pals don’t think that because Assad (who by all accounts has tried to shield the Christians) is a Shiite and that the Sunnis constitute a “religious minority!” Just a reminder that Al-Qaeda and ISIS are Sunnis.
Then she calls for a confab at the UN where world leaders would guilt-trip others to do more. Except that no one will have the guts to tell the Gulf Arab states they have to take in Syrian refugees.
Clinton also said, “I want the United States to lead the world,” and said the United Nations Secretary General should call for a meeting at the upcoming U.N. General Assembly meeting in which countries make specific commitments about to provide money and aid.
For new readers and the media (which I have seen in recent weeks is extremely uninformed about the Refugee Admissions Program of the UN/US State Department), here is a list of 190 or so US cities where Syrians will be resettled. Any town within a hundred mile radius of a resettlement office is also fair game.
Update: In a different case, an ISIS member posing as an asylum seeker is arrested, here.
Here is the brief story at theDaily Mail:
Police are investigating whether an asylum seeker living in Germany fought for Islamic State, it has been reported.
The Syrian man, who lives in a shelter in the north-east region of Brandenburg, allegedly told other refugees he had been a member of ISIS.
German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, reported that the man was filmed boasting about his blood-thirsty past.
Investigators are now trying to determine whether the Syrian was a member of ISIS, the newspaper reported.
Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office said the suspect was filmed by other refugees boasting about having killed for the terrorist group.
The Guardianreported overnightthat European leaders will gather on Wednesday to try to figure out what the h*** they are going to do about the invasion. (not their words!)
See our extensive archive on the ‘Invasion of Europe’ going back years, here. Even casual observers have seen this crisis building for a long time and the chickens in the EU leadership did nothing to get in front of it.
Our archive on Germany is here. Previous posts on Merkel arehere.