Senator Jeff Sessions had scheduled a legally required Senate hearing for tomorrow on the President’s ‘Determination’ about refugee numbers for Fiscal Year 2017 (begins in 11 days).
Here you can tell by the usually mild Senator Sessions tone that a refusal to appear, by all branches of the administration that deal with refugees, is of major concern for the nation and a clear slap in the face to all American citizens with fears for the security and economic well-being of their communities. This is stunning! United Nations First! (Not America First!).
Sessions: Obama Administration Subordinates Concerns Of The American People To Advance Agenda Of The United Nations
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest made the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s refusal to attend a hearing tomorrow about the Refugee Admissions Program:
“Despite having sufficient notice of a statutorily required hearing regarding its plans for the Refugee Admissions Program in Fiscal Year 2017, the Obama Administration has once again elected to subordinate both its relationship with Congress and the legitimate concerns of the American people to advance the agenda of the United Nations. The Department of State claims that not one official is available to appear at tomorrow’s scheduled hearing due to this week’s United Nations General Assembly and Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services have also refused to attend tomorrow’s hearing in a strange display of bureaucratic solidarity with the Department of State’s indefensible decision. The American people deserve explanations about the Administration’s reckless plans to admit 110,000 refugees beginning on October 1, 2016. They demand that their leaders end the lawlessness and abuses in the Refugee Admissions Program, and that their leaders place the safety and security of this country first.”
Stay tuned, we will keep you posted if the lawless Administration ever deigns to follow the law regarding the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program! The hoopla in the UN over refugees was yesterday and today, so is the Judiciary hearing interrupting the the bureaucrats NYC party time?
And, no doubt they will be at least 95% Syrian Sunni Muslims.
When the Obama Administration went to Congress last week with its official “determination” for FY2017 which begins in 11 days (on October 1) and said that they want 110,000 refugees from all over the world admitted in FY17, they very pointedly made no mention of how many Syrians would be in that huge flow.
But, here, at the end of a story about the cost of educating refugees in California, a World Reliefspokesman tells us what they all know on the inside (but are keeping secret from you!). (Hat tip: Joanne)
“Early indicators suggest the U.S. is going to see more Syrian refugees next year–probably between 20,000 and 30,000,” Kirt Lewis, director of the Sacramento field office for World Relief, said in an interview. “As a rule of thumb, about 10 percent of those will end up settling in Northern California, and especially in Sacramento.”
To heck with Obama, it is the Republican Congress that will be responsible if this happens because they control the purse strings. Contractors like World Relief have virtually NO MONEY unless they have yours—your taxpayer dollars!
Call your member of Congress today! See here. But call yours even if he/she is not on the Freedom Caucus.
First, I’ll admit I haven’t read one article yet this morning about the Obama refugee extravaganza on the “margins” of the United Nations General Assembly today.
But, this one yesterday atPolitico makes it very clear that those Islamic terrorists—the Somali in Minnesota and the Afghan in New Jersey—have complicated his mission.
Why? Because the average American has been so kept in the dark about how the refugee admissions program works and how there are myriad other LEGAL methods for migrants from terror-producing countries to enter the US, that they don’t give a damn about which program is which and the Islamic terrorists’ methods of entry—they just want it stopped!
If there is one action taken for decades that is now coming back to bite the refugee advocates in the a** it is the secrecy that has surrounded the refugee program from almost its beginning in the 1980’s and continues through yesterday as angry citizens everywhere are trying to get the basic information out of local resettlement contractors about who is coming to their towns and how many will it be.
You likely noticed, in my previous post that I was rather unenthusiastic about spending my day trying to figure out if the NY/NJ Afghan bomber is a refugee or not, it is because it is almost irrelevant. We are letting too many in to the US across the board and the average American knows that!
Here is the Politico story that caught my eye.
I guess those Islamic terrorists weren’t reading the press releases from the Obama Administration or they might have had the good sense to wait until AFTER Obama’s big pitch today before they launched their attempted killing spree!
UNITED NATIONS — The New York-area hunt for an Afghan-born bombing suspect cast a pall on this week’s gathering of international leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, a session U.S. President Barack Obama plans to use to rally support for helping the world’s refugees.
Instead, the search for and eventual capture Monday of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami gave a fresh talking point to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who wants to dramatically curtail U.S. admissions of refugees and other immigrants and who has criticized his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s more welcoming stance.
“I just saw that and wanted to weep,” a U.S.-based refugee advocate told POLITICO as news spread of the manhunt. “Trump is going to be all over this bullshit.”
And he was.
It was not immediately clear how Rahami reached the United States, or whether he even arrived as a refugee. But activists acknowledged that such nuances would likely get lost in the debate this week as terrorism will likely become an even more prominent issue than it already is.
I don’t know. Maybe someone has already dug out the immigration information for Ahmad Khan Rahami (and I will be pleasantly surprised).
But, I woke up this morning and figured you would be wondering so I needed to at least address the fact that I don’t know, and am not going to spend a lot of time trying to figure out which of many LEGAL programs his family might have used. ***Update*** Here is a report that says he came as a child in a family that sought asylum here, so that makes him a refugee. The asylum process is the other half of the Refugee Admissions Program and the difference is that in the case of asylum, the migrant gets in here on his or her own steam, usually illegally, and then applies for asylum. Clearly, if he is now a citizen, his father/family were approved political refugees. The other type of refugee we usually write about is chosen abroad and flown here.
It is not as simple to figure out how Afghans got here as it is with the Somalis. The Somalis we know are probably 95% (higher maybe) refugees admitted through the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program, but Afghans have gotten in here over decades through many legal and illegal avenues.
By the way, when I opened RRW just now I see that our old post about Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota being responsible for the large number of Somalis in St.Cloud went viral overnight. You might want to have a look at it if you’ve never seen it, or have forgotten it. Click hereto see all about LSS of Minnesota and St. Cloud.
People who have never paid attention before are starting to ask—how the h*** are we getting so many Muslims admitted to the US?
Back to Rahami:
CNN has a rather lengthy discussion about his activities as an adult, see here, this morning. And, I did see in one report yesterday that he really hates gays! But, like with so many other Islamic terrorists, the federal government is going to hold tightly any information on the immigration history of the terrorist’s family. I do know that Elizabeth, NJ (Rahami’s home town) is one of three major resettlement sites in New Jersey and it is the International Rescue Committee that is placing more Muslims there. (The IRC is the same federal contractor operating in Missoula, MT now.)
Enterprising reporters might call the IRC in Elizabeth and ask if the Rahami’s are one of their families.
Or, maybe Senator Sessions could wring it out of the USCIS for his hearing tomorrow.
I did find this interesting articleon how Afghans can get to the US. It’s a how-to guide in English. The article mentions using the Diversity Visa Lottery:
The easiest way is to enter the Diversity Immigrant Lottery. Each year approximately 50,000 green cards are issued to foreigners chosen randomly from a computer program.
If more Americans understood how that works there would be as much outrage as there is now about refugees. But, I’m not going there now because I have many more interesting things I want to post today.
So, as soon as someone finds out how this particular terrorist’s family got here, let me know and I’ll post it (it could years from now before we find out!).