North Dakota: County Commissioner Takes Lutheran Resettlement Agency to Task

I reported here in December that Burleigh County commissioners held a couple of contentious meetings on the question of whether the county would continue receiving refugees under the President’s new reform plan.

Although their decision was not exactly overwhelming, the fact that this county commission actually held a hearing to take the pulse of the community is very significant. All across the country governors and local elected officials are deciding behind closed doors. Demand public hearings!

 

Lutheran Social Services recently reported to the commissioners that all was quiet and few refugees were arriving.

The headline from the Bismarck Tribune focuses on that.

However, read on.

Commissioner Brian Bitner does something rarely seen when the subject of the financial impact refugees have on the community comes up—he called out Lutheran Social Services for providing deceptive information.

See who produced that information….

From the Bismarck Tribune:

New refugee family won’t count toward cap; Bitner criticizes provided information

 

http://research.newamericaneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nae-nd-report.pdf

Commissioner Brian Bitner, who voted against refugee resettlement, on Wednesday criticized Lutheran Social Services for including information that he said wasn’t appropriate in its proposal to continue resettling refugees.

In its application to the county, Lutheran Social Services included a 2017-18 study from the state Legislature’s Human Services Committee that cited a report provided by New American Economy, a New York-based immigration research nonprofit, in a section on the “Benefits of Refugee Resettlement.” Despite the title, the section cited data on “New Americans” — a term that doesn’t mean just refugees.

Bloomberg’s big bucks buy glossy studies and the media falls for it!

This is Michael Bloomberg’s baby! He wants cheap labor for fat cats!

For readers who do not follow my other blog, ‘Frauds and Crooks’ you need to know that the New American Economy is Michael Bloomberg‘s plan for American immigration.

He and his cohorts have been spreading their Open Borders propaganda for ten years, so you can’t trust his numbers to begin with!

This is what the Left (and rich RINO Rs) do, they publish glossy studies and everyone, including the gullible media, never questions it.

It sure looks like one county commissioner isn’t fooled!

The Bismarck Tribune continues….

“Except where otherwise noted, we define an immigrant as anyone born outside the country to non-U.S. citizen parents who is a resident in the United States,” Nan Wu, New American Economy Deputy Director of Qualitative Research, said in an email about her group’s report. “This includes naturalized citizens, green card holders, temporary visa holders, refugees, asylees, and undocumented immigrants, among others. So refugees are included when we refer to “New Americans” or immigrants in the report.”

The section said “New Americans” in North Dakota paid $36.4 million in state and local taxes, $66.9 million in Social Security taxes and $16.2 million in Medicare taxes, and earned $559.6 million of income.

“The information regarding benefits of that was not information that was relative to refugees, it was information that was pertinent to foreign-born individuals,” Bitner said. “And so I (studied) the source of the information to find out it was census data that they used.”

He added: “And in the census data they were clear that it wasn’t possible to separate out any of the categories of immigration from that information. So the refugee information that was provided to us was not refugee information.”

More here.

County Commissioner recall.

I never did get a chance to post on it, but this is interesting news about a recall effort going on in Burleigh County.

 

Leo Hohmann on the Murder of Philip Haney

There are many, many news outlets scrambling to get an answer about how Obama Department of Homeland Security whistleblower Phil Haney died last week.  The local sheriff, in Amador County, California where his body was found, quickly said he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but his friends and family say NO WAY!

https://www.amazon.com/See-Something-Say-Nothing-Governments/dp/1944229205

One of Haney’s friends, Leo Hohmann, posted a masterful piece about his patriot colleague.

As I looked at Hohmann’s post just now and wondered what bit could I snip that would capture how Leo describes his relationship with Haney and what he learned by spending time with him, I settled on this one (below) which is a nugget of wisdom Haney leaves all of you that should give you courage going forward.

However, I urge you to read the entire post at LeoHohmann.com:

Murder of Phil Haney, DHS whistleblower, only strengthens resolve of like-minded patriots

 

If not for Phil, I would have no knowledge of the concept of fitnah, which is key to understanding the whole Islamist strategy to label and shame those of us who understand what they’re up to. Fitnah is a type of stubborn disbelief on the part of non-Muslims who presented a challenge to the spread of Islam from the time of Muhammad up to today.

If the disbelievers persist, they must be dealt with. How do you do that when you don’t have the majority of a population? You play the victim card and use that to slander your enemies. That’s what Islam does so masterfully to gain leverage in non-Muslim countries like America, where gullible, self-loathing liberals fall easy prey to the fitnah strategy. Even the threat of being called an Islamophobe makes them wilt and run for cover. Islamophobia is nothing but the modern-day application of Islamic fitnah. Thank you Phil Haney for this revelation.

Please read it all!

I know many of you met Haney as he traveled the country attempting to wake up America to the threat within and we all mourn his passing.

I’ll update this post when we get some answers we can believe about his death.  I’m seeing some suggestions that the Dept. of Justice should launch an investigation.  But, ahhhh! the way things are going at the DOJ right now can we even trust them to get it right.

Alabama: Iraqi Refugee Ordered Deported, Lied on Refugee Application

So what else is new!  Of course, many of them lie. The only difference is that once in a blue moon one is caught!

I have a couple of stories this morning that could be posted either here or at ‘Frauds and Crooks!’  This one, and then up next Rep. Ilhan Omar story breaks internationally.

From Fox10:

Mobile man who lied about Iraqi military record avoids prison – but loses something more valuable

Holy cow! He had been in Saddam Hussein’s Army for 20 years! So much for the much ballyhooed “robust vetting” of refugees.

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – An Iraq native who lied about his military record to get into the United States avoided prison Friday but lost something more valuable – his American citizenship.

Do you suspect someone is committee refugee/asylum fraud. Here is where you can report it: https://www.uscis.gov/report-fraud/combating-fraud-and-abuse-in-asylum-program

Saad Taha Ahmed lived a quiet life in southwest Alabama for nearly a decade as a refugee from war-torn Iraq. U.S. officials granted him refugee status in 2010 and placed him in Mobile.

Ahmed, whose full name is Saad Taha Ahmed Yousif Al-Qaysy, became a legal permanent resident in 2011 and got citizenship in 2015.

Then investigators discovered Ahmed’s secret – he was not a victim of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s military; he was a member of it.

On Friday, Chief U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose sentenced Ahmed to three years’ probation for the fraud and ordered that his citizenship be revoked.

“It sounds like you did what you did for your family,” the judge said. “But you still violated the law, and you applied for citizenship under false pretenses.”

After the hearing, a U.S. Border Patrol agent took the defendant into custody and indicated he would be put into deportation proceedings.

[….]

In his written plea agreement, Ahmed admitted that he concealed the full extent of his military service, telling American officials in his refugee application that he was in the army only from 1987 to 1991 to fulfill compulsory military service.

In fact, according to court documents, he entered the army in 1983 and remained for 20 years until the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. During those two decades, Ahmed rose to the rank of colonel, the most senior officer position short of general.

More here.

Looking around for additional information, I found this Court document that says the government initially attempted to seal the case against Saad Taha Ahmed Yousif Al-Qaysy.

If someone wants to write a book, I have over 650 posts on Iraqi refugees going back a dozen years archived here at RRW.  Of course, Iraqis represent one of the largest movements of Middle East migrants to the US in the last decade.

(Updated) In Response to Lobbying by Refugee Activists, Arizona Senate says ‘Welcome Refugees’

***Update***

A reliable source is reporting that the news about the passage of this resolution is fake news!

SB1341 is a Dem bill and never got a hearing and won’t–https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/73599
SCR 1024 is dead, dead, dead!  Another from the Dems–https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/73599

However, the information about the lobbying effort and ‘We are All America’ is not.

 

The pro-refugee lobby day effort was organized by ‘We are all America’ a subsidiary of the National Partnership for New Americans.

We are all America’splatform is here (they have not updated their refugee section obviously) and is focusing on the following states with their lobbying campaign:  Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas.

I’m posting this news to show readers how organized the open borders left is.

Frankly, those of us concerned about too much immigration to America have nothing like this.

Republican Governor Ducey: Yes please! More refugees for Arizona!

Arizona sure looks like it is on the cusp of turning blue.

Recently the Republican governor was one of the first Republican governors out of the chute to oppose the President’s efforts to slow the refugee program and now the Republican Senate backs him because a bunch of refugee lobbyists descended on them (and because the Rs want the steady supply of cheap labor for their business pals.)

See my post on Ducey here…

Arizona: Republican Governor Ducey Says Arizona Wants MORE Impoverished Refugees

 

From Cronkite News:

Pro-refugee resolution passes Arizona Senate after push from local activists

PHOENIX – As a Somali refugee and determined activist, Naruro Hassan is used to other people speaking on behalf of the refugee community.

Naruro Hassan

Yet she was finally able to make her own voice heard Feb. 10, when a group of more than 50 lobbyists for refugee rights joined her at the Arizona Capitol to attend legislative meetings and speak to senators one-on-one.

By day’s end, the Senate unanimously passed a pro-refugee resolution expressing gratitude for refugee contributions within the state. It’s waiting on a vote by the House.

[….]

The We Are All America coalition, which works to empower and support the refugee community across the country, organized Refugee Lobbying Day, an event meant to empower refugees in the community, make their voices heard on the topic of resettlement and encourage state legislatures to pass pro-refugee legislation.

The gang is all here, including CAIR!

We Are All America was joined by other organizations, including the Council on American Islamic Relations, Somali United, the International Rescue Committee of Phoenix, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest and Arizona Jews for Justice.

Continue here.

I have no clue who is bankrolling ‘We are All America‘, but no surprise that two of the nine major refugee resettlement contractors that receive your tax dollars were in the mix.

Syrian Refugee Shot/Killed by Thug in “Safe” Baltimore

It was only a matter of time.

Crime-ridden Baltimore is for some strange reason a desirable resettlement location for the do-gooder refugee resettlement contractors.

Message to the ‘humanitarians:’  Diversity does not bring strength to rotting American cities!

See many previous posts on Baltimore here.  Baltimore mayors, Dems of course, have been yammering for years that they need more immigrants!

Here is one post in particular about the filthy rich International Rescue Committee touting Baltimore as a safe city for Syrian refugees.

And, see the one about how much diversity was poured into Baltimore and how angry blacks when rioting directed gangs to target Asian and Arab shops.

From the Baltimore Sun:

Police have posted a video of the man they believe is responsible for the killing. You can see it all in the Baltimore Sun article.

He fled Syria for Baltimore, finding friends and a job in his new home. Someone gunned him down as he delivered pizza.

Khaled Heeba fled the most dangerous place on earth in 2016, escaping Syria’s civil war with his parents to come to the United States for a better life. He settled in Baltimore.

He went to work delivering pizzas full time to help support himself and his parents, his co-workers and a family friend said.

Heeba’s American journey ended less than two weeks ago when someone gunned him down in broad daylight in Harlem Park — less than five minutes from the pizza shop where he’d worked since he got to Baltimore. The 31-year-old man was found in the 1300 block of W. Franklin St. around 1:15 p.m. Feb. 7 suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest. He died after being transported to a nearby hospital, police said.

Continue reading.