Note to Antonio Guterres! Terrorists do use refugees as cover to get into Europe

When we attended the Georgetown gig the week before last, the UNHCR Antonio Guterres brought the audience to laughter as he went through a little pantomime about why on earth would an Islamic terrorist bother to get into the migrant stream flooding Europe when he might simply fly in, to say, Germany.

Chuckles reverberated through the auditorium at Georgetown University Law School on October 29 when UNHCR Guterres explained in detail why it would be ridiculous for a terrorist to infiltrate the migrant flow to Europe…. yuk! yuk! yuk!

Surprise! Not! We see that in fact an Al-Qaeda bigwig did attempt to get into Italy hidden among ‘refugees.’

Here is one of several accounts, this one from Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily.
I want you to pay particular attention to the fact that only because he had been PREVIOUSLY FINGERPRINTED was he caught.  So the next time you hear a US State Department official say with all seriousness that refugees are screened using “biographic and biometric data” for security screening—remember if there is no database with names and fingerprints (the most common biometric information) they have no way of cross-checking anyone, let alone the hundreds of thousands of migrants on the move out of Africa and the Middle East.

Warnings about terrorists infiltrating the ranks of the Muslim boat people washing ashore daily on Europe’s beaches are no longer just warnings.

For the second time in the past few months, a known terrorist with direct ties to an international terror organization has been caught trying to enter Italy posing as an asylum seeker.

Tunisian-born Ben Nasr Mehdi came to Italy on migrant boat from the failed state of Libya (thanks Hillary!).

Tunisian-born Ben Nasr Mehdi was discovered among 200 refugees in a migrant boat off the coast of Sicily on Oct. 4. He was first arrested in Italy in 2007 and sentenced to seven years imprisonment for plotting terror attacks with a group that has since been linked to ISIS. He tried to return to Italy last month in a boat that was attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya.

But authorities tried to hide the story, fearing their political opponents would use it to create “panic” among the population, the German channel n-tv reported. The story finally got out several weeks after Mehdi was detained last week.

“This is a totally predictable story to everyone but Angela Merkel and her supporters in Europe (which group includes most of the EU governments and media),” wrote blogger Thomas Lifson for the American Thinker.

Although he gave a false name, migration officers identified Mehdi through finger print records, according to the Independent.


If he had not already been arrested and convicted, he would not have had fingerprints in the terrorist database.

Continue reading here.
On October 29th, at Georgetown, wouldn’t Guterres already have been aware of the Italian arrest on October 4?  How do these people look at themselves in the mirror?

Another South Carolina County Council says no to refugee resettlement

Sorry I’m in a hurry and can’t do this story justice, but wanted to get it posted while it is still breaking news.   Berkeley County, SC elected officials passed a resolution last night stating their displeasure at the possibility of refugees being resettled there. Although, remember readers that the US State Department still has the power to foist the program on any community they wish because there isn’t much towns and cities can do to deter them other than to express their views and hope the federal government and its contractors will go somewhere else.

Berkeley County
Berkeley County is just north of Charleston.

I urge the County Council to make sure SC senior Senator Lindsey Graham and Rep. Trey Gowdy (chairman of the House subcommittee responsible for the Refugee program!) be informed of their opinion.
From The Post and Courier (thanks to all who sent it):

MONCKS CORNER — Berkeley County officials made it clear Monday that they do not want refugees resettled here.

The Republican-majority County Council, following the lead of a some Upstate counties, unanimously approved a resolution saying it does not approve of the Refugee Resettlement Project, a federal program designed to resettle refugees from the Middle East.


There are not currently any plans to resettle Syrian refugees in Berkeley County, officials have said. Some Republicans say it is hard to perform background checks on Syrian refugees because of the turmoil in their country.

Anne Richard for SC
Richard said in an earlier visit to South Carolina that they would not send refugees to communities that were not “welcoming.”


“I don’t know what they anticipate in South Carolina,” said state Sen. Lee Bright, a Republican who represents Greenville and Spartanburg counties. “They haven’t brought any Syrians (to Spartanburg) yet, but it’s one of those things where, once they’re here, it’s a little late. I’ve been hearing about a lot of grass-roots movements opposing this and I hope that continues.”

He said Monday he met with Richards [Asst. Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, Anne Richard—ed] and “she basically said if it was an environment that was not welcoming, they would have to rethink it, so as far as that goes, if the county councils pass the resolution, they’re going to be less likely to be affected, at least based on what Anne Richards has said.”

We will see if the State Department honors that promise because they are scrambling now to find enough places to resettle 85,000 refugees in the next twelve months, 10,000 of whom will be mostly Muslim Syrians.
Go here for all of our many posts on South Carolina.

What would I ask Republican Presidential candidates tonight?

Someone asked me to prepare a list of questions I might ask Republican candidates tonight in Milwaukee.  So I wrote up a quick list and thought I would share them with you.  Now mind you, there is no way that anyone would ever ask the candidates if they would scratch the whole darn Refugee Admissions Program, so that is not one of my questions.

Republican debate
Republicans on stage at the earlier CNN debate….

There is no particular order of imporance with my ten quick questions below!  And, I am sure you all could come up with many I haven’t thought of.  Send comments and tell us yours!

1) The Obama Administration has said recently that it will admit 10,000 Syrians in the fiscal year 2016 resettlement of 85,000 third world refugees to American towns and cities in 48 states, yet the Director of the FBI James Comey recently told Congress that the Syrians, coming from a failed state, could not be properly screened. In this battle between the US State Department (that wants many more than 10,000), and the FBI (Homeland Security concerned with the possible infiltration of ISIS in the refugee population), how would you bring your cabinet together on this critical issue?

2) The Center for Immigration Studies recently released a new study which finds that a Syrian family of four resettled in America will cost US taxpayers over a quarter of a million dollars over five years. Would that factor figure into your decision on how many refugees America can afford because it is the President who has almost exclusive power for determining refugee numbers and makes that determination every September?

3) Recently Senator Jeff Sessions office released data on welfare use of refugees in America and found that 90% of Middle Eastern refugees were using some form of social services—food stamps, cash assistance, Medicaid and so forth—and that rate was higher for that group than refugees from elsewhere in the world. There are also reports of widespread fraud in the welfare application process. What would you do to discourage fraud and limit welfare for all classes of immigrant?

4) The United Nations is choosing most refugees admitted to the US (over 20,000 Syrians have been referred by the UN) and 97% of the Syrians chosen thus far have been Muslims who are presently housed in UN camps. Would you go against the UN and seek out Christian and other religious minorities in need of resettlement as a first priority?

5) In 2014, the US admitted 67% of the refugees that were resettled anywhere, the next highest country was Canada with 9%. If you were President would you urge a more equitable distribution to first world countries?

6) The world is watching in horror as Europe is being inundated with tens of thousands of migrants. Approximately 8,000 are arriving in Germany each day (originally welcomed by the government). Only about half are Syrians and the largest percentage are economic migrants, not legitimate refugees. If you, as President, had a private meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, what would you say to her?

7) The refugees being housed presently in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan will be there temporarily, perhaps years, but they will not be given citizenship rights. Those resettled to the US and other western countries are permanent residents on a track to citizenship. What alternative would you suggest for managing, especially the Syrian flow, short of making tens of thousands of them US citizens?

8) Our present system of resettling refugees is virtually controlled by the UN, the US State Department and nine federal contractors which monopolize the resettlement of refugees and even choose the towns and cities where they will go. In a ______Administration would you seek to reform this out-of-control resettlement program and give some authority to state and local elected officials which virtually have none right now?

Would your administration propose or support existing reform legislation?

9) Non-profit organizations affiliated with some religious denominatons are being paid millions of tax dollars each year to bring refugee families to cities of their choosing and in three to six months that family is expected to be on its own and the non-profit then brings in the next group incentivized by a federal payment that is calculated by the head (per refugee). Would you pledge to reform the program to put more responsibility back on to private charity as the original act of 1980 invisioned?

10) There have been many reports recently of school systems overloaded with needy immigrant students who require extra help with learning English and to deal with mental traumas, would your administration seek a moratorium on resettlement until officials in overloaded cities and local and state taxpayers could catch their breath?

Don’t hold your breath!  I would be blown away if there is any question relating to refugees tonight in Milwaukee, even though, as I said in my previous post this morning—immigration is THE issue for 2016!

Obama plan to use executive amnesty for a half a million illegal aliens, blocked in 5th Circuit Appeals Court decision

However, don’t get too excited!

It is very likely that the Obama Administration will appeal to the Supreme Court just in time to turn the whole thing into a spectacle in the run-up to the 2016 Presidential election a year from now.
In fact, the 5th Circuit has played right into the hands of the No Borders activists who told a Georgetown audience here, the week before last, that they plan to bring hundreds of thousands of pro-amnesty activists for a massive display of power to the steps of the Supreme Court in the critical months just ahead of the election.  If the Appeals Court had delayed a decision by several months, there would not have been time to get the case before the High Court before Obama leaves office.

Marielena Hincapie (National Immigration Law Center) said they are gearing up for a massive action if/when the DAPA case gets to the Supreme Court  in advance of the 2016 Presidential election.  You could almost see her rubbing her hands with glee at the Georgetown gathering at the prospect of a hundred thousand sign-carrying Latinos and their Leftist friends on the steps of the High Court.

And, if you are wondering what all this has to do with the legal refugee program, I’ve been mentioning recently that all of those FOR amnesty for illegal aliens are working very closely with the nine federal ‘non-profit’ resettlement contracting agencies in a quest to change America’s demographic make-up.  So there is no sense in us keeping the two issues separate any longer.
Here is the Huffington Post on the decision:

A federal appeals court on Monday agreed to keep on hold President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration — nearly a year after he announced it as a backstop measure to Congress’ failure to enact comprehensive immigration reform.

The divided, 124-page ruling deals a blow to the administration’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability program, known as DAPA, and there may be just enough time for a formal appeal to the Supreme Court to be resolved ahead of the 2016 election.

In ruling against the government, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit largely agreed with a lower court judge, who in February issued a “nationwide injunction” that effectively stopped DAPA from taking effect, and concurred that Texas and other states that sued the president over the program had legal “standing” to challenge its constitutionality in federal court.

The appeals court accepted Texas’ argument that an expansion of immigration relief to include a wider class of undocumented immigrants would cause the state to “incur significant costs in issuing driver’s licenses to DAPA beneficiaries” — a basic “harm” requirement for any litigant seeking standing to sue.


Based on how the high court accepts and decides cases on appeal, advocates and experts have warned that undue delays from the 5th Circuit would foreclose administration lawyers from appealing the ruling in time before Obama leaves office — which in turn leaves the fate of DAPA in the hands of his White House successor.

But supporters of Obama’s immigration policies said there’s still time for the Supreme Court to get involved.

Let the cheering begin!
They are cheering at La Raza, and at the National Immigration Law Center, and at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (and at its legal arm CLINIC), and at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society as a big show on the steps of the Supreme Court could advance their mass migration agenda for years to come if it results in assuring a Republican (like Trump) is not the next President.  No doubt—immigration will be THE issue of 2016!  (This Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision has just assured us of that!)