In an article posted last evening at National Review Online, Center for Immigration Studies Director, Mark Krikorian highlights one of the most important outrages we have observed with how our present Refugee Admissions Program is being used (and abused!).
It is something we pointed out here in 2012 (#7) when we gave Ten Reasons there should be a moratorium on the program. We said Congress must disallow the use of the program for other foreign policy objectives of the US State Department.
At NRO (The Corner) Krikorian uses the news-hook of the recent Somali terror attack at Ohio State and the insane Australia deal and then says this (emphasis is mine):
Whether or not the Australia scheme reaches fruition, it’s important to realize that it’s not unusual. For years now, the State Department has been using resettlement back in America-land as a way of making other countries’ diplomatic problems go away. They’ve done this with the Somali Bantu, Bhutanese in Nepal, Meskhetian Turks from Russia, Bangladeshi Rohingya from Burma, and others. What they have in common is that they are groups the State Department has decided to collectively move to the United States for foreign policy purposes. In other words, the refugee program is being used as a way of smoothing over diplomatic disputes in the interest of maintaining global stability, with the “irritant” populations being dumped in American communities for the hicks in flyoverland to cope with as best they can. This is yet another area of immigration policy that urgently needs change.
Read Krikorian’s whole piece here.
We might also add airlifts of Kosovars to Ft. Dix during the Clinton administration (many went home later) and the airlift of the mysterious (and sometimes unwilling!) Uzbeks to the US for some foreign policy goal of the George W. Bush administration.
Changing the subject, this reminds me! Recently those resettlement contractors going in to new towns to sell the RAP where the citizens are uninformed and naive are being told that no refugee has been involved in terror cases in the US. It is such a big lie and I really need to put together a list of all the cases I know about!