The House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security had previously scheduled this hearing before all hell broke loose with the ISIS terror attack in Paris and the subsequent political explosion here in the US about the Obama plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees across the country before the end of September 2016. Go here for information on the hearing (I assume there will be live-streaming).
There is also expected to be a vote tomorrow on the bill many believe Speaker Paul Ryan is using to distract attention from the much more significant way of halting this unpopular resettlement plan and that is to cut the funding. Go here to learn more about all of that.
A couple of thoughts as I was doing other-of-life’s duties this afternoon….
Obama has staked his Presidency on changing America and one important, and arguably the most fundamental way to do that, is by changing the people—remember his Task Force on New Americansplan to colonize, to “seed” American towns with diversity? It is still going forward, but if those concerned with security succeed, that plan will be chilled somewhat as the numbers of ‘seedlings’ are reduced in this last full year of the scheme.
Indeed, the refugees aren’t even anywhere near the largest group of immigrants getting into the US these days, but their wide range of ethnic diversity makes them a critical part of the plan.
But that isn’t all of it…..
Obama must satisfy the United Nations
Obama must bring in a large number of Syrian refugees to carry out the United Nations agenda. For decades, the US has admitted half (or more than half) of the world’s resettled refugees and the UN uses that number to pressure other countries to take more. Oh, and when I say “resettled refugees” I don’t mean those migrants (and wannabe asylum seekers) on the move across Europe and elsewhere in the world.
I am talking about the refugees who are chosen by the United Nations which does the first screening and then persuades westernized countries to take them PERMANENTLY—to make them voting citizens of their new first-world country.
When the Syrian civil war began in earnest, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres told western countries that they must take-in for permanent resettlement 130,000 Syrians (again, these are mostly Syrians in UN camps, not those who have decided to move west—invasion-style—on their own).
And, so 65,000 became the magic number the US was expected to take. All of that is chronicled in several posts here at RRW in the last two years. (I should have explained where the 65,000 came from when I wrote this post.) The UNHCR fully expected the US to take that number—65,000—long before now because if the US took the lead and moved aggressively to do that, the UNHCR would use it as a pressure point on the other countries dragging their feet on making commitments.
In that recentGeorgetown gig we attended, Guterres hinted at the importance of the US leading the world (sort of like a Judas goat). Of course, Germany (and Merkel) are upstaging Obama now in the race for ‘humanitarian’ extraordinaire of the year and so….
Obama looks exceedingly weak for not being able to deliver America.
And, therefore he is really (really!) angry as he unloaded on GOP candidates’ earlier today, here.
The No Borders Left and the refugee resettlement contractors (in that conference call yesterday) are telling everyone who will listen that no refugees have committed terror acts, but it just isn’t so. We have many cases of terror arrests/convictions (and some dreadful murder and rape cases) perpetrated by refugees or their children in the US archived on these pages.
I don’t have the time to dig them all out, but I don’t have to as the UK Daily Mailhas pulled them altogether here todayand so has Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily,here, yesterday.
Remember this guy? We learned about him here in 2014 (over 23,000 readers clicked on this post this week!). Virtually all Somalis in the US are here as refugees or the children of refugees. The US Refugee Admissions Program has brought in another 827 Somalis in the last six weeks alone. ***Update*** November 19: A reader reminded me of the Idaho Uzbek refugee terror case, here.
Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) first proposed his bill, here, last summer. Events in Paris over the weekend on top of news accounts generally of the European invasion by Middle Eastern and African migrants have resulted in increased attention to the measure. Go herefor a list of co-sponsors of HR 3314.
Is your member on the bill yet? ***Update***
Time is of the essence as the Federation for American Immigration Reformtells us this (click here):
Even though the Babin approach is the only way to ensure that our refugee program will not be exploited, House GOP leadership appears to be taking a different approach. Instead, they have scheduled a vote TOMORROW on a flawed bill that will do absolutely nothing to stop or defund refugee resettlement. Authored by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC), the bill merely calls for the administration to certify that any refugees brought here from Iraq and Syria are not terrorists.
Invasion of Europe news…..
Everybody is pretty jumpy (assume you are watching news about the terrorist take-down in Paris last night), so not exactly sure where this story is going. But, for now, something is very suspicious about these eight arrested in Istanbul a few hours ago.
ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkish police detained eight suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist (IS) group, state media said Wednesday, adding they were planning to sneak into Europe posing as refugees.
Counter-terror police detained the suspects in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport after they flew in from the Moroccan city of Casablanca on Tuesday, the official Anatolia news agency reported.
The police found a hand-written note on one of the suspects detailing a migration route from Istanbul to Germany via Greece, Serbia and Hungary, including smuggler boats across the Mediterranean Sea, as well as several train and bus journeys.
The eight men told police that they were just tourists who had been planning to spend a few days in Istanbul and had booked rooms at a hotel, but no reservations were found under their names.
Turkey is the main launching point for migrants coming to Europe, and currently hosts over two million Syrian refugees.
Watch for more news today on this and let me know if you see any updates.
Our ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive is here. Go here and see the interactive map of the daily movement of migrants toward Germany. Yesterday over 3,800 arrived in Greece from Turkey. BTW, Turkey is one of our major processing countries for refugees entering the US.