Michigan: Pakistani Hotel Owner Alleges City Picked on Him for Housing Syrian Refugees

The point you should take away from this story is that in addition to new refugees being illegally housed (newly arriving refugees are required to be placed in their own apartments or homes upon arrival, not placed in hotel rooms) is that the Michigan Lutheran refugee resettlement agency was working with the Muslim hotel owner who the city says was already in violation of fire and other safety codes. 

Formerly Lutheran Social Services of Michigan

The Lutheran resettlement agency, Samaritas, is a subcontractor to Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service I wrote about yesterday. Check out that post and see the salaries you pay!

For newcomers to RRW, there are nine federal resettlement agencies largely funded by you, the taxpayers, who work for the US State Department.

Each of those has many subcontractors.  Your money flows through the nine down to hundreds of smaller organizations (like this Michigan subcontractor) making it very confusing for concerned citizens to know who it is that is changing their communities and it makes it almost impossible to follow the money.

(See LIRS other subcontractors below.)

From Detroit Free Press:

(emphasis below is mine)

Sterling Heights hotel in dispute with city alleges anti-Muslim, anti-refugee bias

The owner of a Sterling Heights hotel who is Muslim and of Pakistani descent alleges in a lawsuit filed Monday that city officials targeted and drove him out of business because of his faith and ethnicity and because he had housed about 200 Syrian refugees.

But on the same day, a Macomb County judge ruled against the hotel in a separate lawsuit that had been filed by city against the hotel, agreeing with the city that the hotel had failed to meet safety regulations.

Asad Malik, the owner of Wyndham Garden on 15 Mile and Van Dyke and president of the Pakistani Association of America, says in a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Detroit that after he started housing Syrian refugees in 2016, the city started to slap him with citations for violations of fire codes that he said other hotels with similar problems were not receiving. The hotel closed in September.

Malik purchased the hotel in 2014. He is an active member of the Muslim community in metro Detroit as a leader with the Islamic Association of Greater Detroit in Rochester Hills and meets with elected officials who have visited the mosque over the years.

The hotel was “opening her arms to refugees escaping from their war torn country,” his attorney Shereef Akeel, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of Sterling Hotels, told the Free Press. “The last thing you would think is then one of our own cites shutting the door on them. And now, my client has had to pay dearly for their act of generosity.”

The hotel started taking in Syrian refugees in November 2016 [during the big Obama flood of refugees—ed] working with Samaritas, formerly known as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, which helps resettle refugees.

Malik said he then received an email from the Sterling Heights city manager asking him: “Are there any Syrian refugees being housed at the Wyndham? A resident is alleging such at our council meeting.”

The targeted harassment started after that….

Keep reading to learn more about the complaint.  The fallback position for a certain group of people is to cry DISCRIMINATION!

So where else is LIRS working to change America by changing the people?

This is something I need to do every time I write about a resettlement agency funded by you, in this case Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (the mothership) that passes its case loads to subcontractors like Samaritis.

Here is where you can find out if a refugee agency in your city is affiliated with LIRS.

Below is a screenshot of the full list of subcontractors.  Note how some have dropped the word “Lutheran” from their names.

Arab Publication Brags about Somalis Swinging Minnesota for Biden

And of course the star of their story is the poster girl for Muslim refugees in America—Rep Ilhan Omar.***

Omar you know has been all over the news lately saying that Trump’s army of supporters is the Ku Klux Klan.  That might come as news to the thousands of ‘people of color’ who came out in Washington, DC last weekend for the huge rally in support of the President.

 

An Arab publication credits the Somali “community” in Minnesota and especially Omar for assuring the state would end up in the Biden column.

Nevermind that in September, investigative journalist James O’Keefe exposed possible voter fraud in that same ‘community’ here (fraud that now pales in comparison to the fraud that is alleged in key Democrat controlled cities in at least five states).

That is what more Muslim refugees will be bringing to your towns and cities if Biden is installed in the White House and begins the admission of 125,000 refugees in the first year! 

Nearly 13,000 Somalis are already in the pipeline and ready to move to America.

From the New Arab which reiterates that the Somalis are in Minnesota thanks to Christian groups  (which were paid by the US State Department to place them in Minnesota, but they don’t tell you that).

Trump campaigned on hate in Minnesota. Somalis helped vote him out

It is long and you can read it all.  I’ll just highlight this point:

The resettlement of tens of thousands of Somalis in Minnesota – mainly during the height of the east African country’s civil war in the 1990s – was in large part thanks to voluntary agencies (also called VOLAGS), such as Lutheran Social Services, Catholic Charities, and World Relief Minnesota.

“Voluntary agencies” is a joke because they were handsomely funded by the US taxpayer to change Minnesota.

It wasn’t just in the 1990s. Believe it or not, George W. Bush admitted tens of thousands beginning after 911.

Somalis aren’t Arabs, but the New Arab took the opportunity to show where in the US Arab voting power was growing.

https://english.alaraby.co.uk/file/Get/b243f20e-bdc4-4b26-a658-ce77fe73a53b

 

I went looking to see if I could find a map of Somali strongholds in the US and came up with this. It only shows where Obama placed the most Somalis over a 6 year period.

It does give you some idea where the Somali population centers are because resettlement contractors tend to send the different ethnic groups to join their ‘own kind of people’ thus creating ethnic enclaves.

 

Data goes dark!

BTW, we will be hamstrung in coming months and years if Biden/Harris are coronated by the media (and our court system fails!) and make it to the White House because the enormously valuable data base that has for decades recorded how many refugees come into the US, where they are from and where they are placed has been gutted.

Those numbers and destinations that have been a great source of information for me here at RRW are no longer available.  I can’t believe the Trump people are responsible and suspect the deep staters made the move to hide from us what Biden promises to do on the refugee front (if he is president).

***I have written many posts about Rep. Ilhan Omar both here at RRW and at Frauds & Crooks.

China Does NOT Want Any Refugees from the Middle East (or from anywhere else)!

How sick are you of hearing that we in America have some moral obligation to admit more refugees to our towns and cities?  Well, get ready to barf because you are going to hear it non-stop if Biden/Harris succeed in stealing the White House.

And, when was the last time you heard the UN and its sycophants in the media and among those in the international “humanitarian” NGO cabal blasting China for being racist?

(Of course we do hear that China treats its existing Muslim population badly, but I’ve rarely ever seen any stories referencing their very clear NO to any more refugees of any sort.)

China welcomes “ethnic Chinese” to return to China. Bring money and business. All others need not apply.  https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2131030/ethnic-chinese-and-want-live-china-find-out-if-you-qualify-new

 

So when a commenter mentioned China in a comment to another post yesterday, I went looking for articles about how China wants China to be for the Chinese!  No multi-culti BS for them!

And, surprise! The Chinese people want to take care of the poor Chinese first. Additionally they sensibly look at the Islamic terrorism now rampant in Europe and ask why should they ‘welcome’ that to their homeland.  Why indeed!

Here is a good explanation at The Diplomat from 2017:

Why Do Chinese Reject Middle Eastern Refugees?

Islamophobia is a potent factor, but not the whole story.

June 20 was “World Refugee Day,” but the following days witnessed strong debates over the refugee issue inside China. Many Chinese newspapers and websites highlighted the news of Yao Chen, who is a famous Chinese movie and TV star, visiting foreign refugees in both China and abroad.

Yao Chen, China’s ‘Angelina Jolie’ visits Syrian refugees.

Those reports about refugees were viewed by Chinese public as attempts to “create a public atmosphere,” or a sign that Chinese government is preparing to accept Middle East refugees (an assumption made largely because of the official background of Chinese news agencies).

Countless discussions and petitions denouncing Yao Chen and the possibility of China accepting refugees have emerged, not only on social media sites such as Weibo and WeChat, but also on several leading internet blogs. Public surveys show that a massive majority of Chinese (in some surveys, nearly 99 percent) strongly oppose the idea of settling Middle Eastern refugees, especially Muslim refugees, inside China.

This public fear of accepting refugees, especially Muslims, first and foremost reflects China’s increasing Islamophobia.

The people are not stupid, they see what is going on in Europe with Islamic terrorism:

….the continuing terrorism threat in Europe and increased reports of crimes such as rapes and murders committed by Syrian and Afghan refugees in Europe also stoked fear in the Chinese public.

An Arab refugee disses Chinese people:

In addition, negative stories about Middle Eastern refugees who have stayed in China made the Chinese public feel taken advantage of or offended. One such story recounts the example of a male Arab refugee who stayed in Beijing for seven years before he headed to Canada. He reportedly never worked or learned to speak Chinese and survived on his Chinese girlfriend’s monthly salary. When Yao Chen, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ goodwill ambassador in China, visited this refugee in Beijing and praised his Chinese girlfriend for being “hardworking,” the refugee replied: “My girlfriend should thank me because I teach her English!” Many Chinese took great offense to this “shameless” reaction.

The Chinese people who have had their own family size restricted want to take care of China’s poor people first (where have I heard that before!):

Although President Xi Jinping has created the Belt and Road initiative and increased China’s international influence, most Chinese still question whether China should help foreign states given the fact that there are still more than 500 million “underprivileged people” in China today.

America broke it (the Middle East), they should be responsible say the Chinese:

….many Chinese people believe it should be the United States, European states, or at least Arab states that resettle Middle Eastern refugees, based on the logic of “punishing” those who caused the problem in the first place. Chinese people believe the Middle Eastern refugee issue resulted from the civil wars “provoked” and “interfered” in by the West and other Middle Eastern states, and thus it should be their responsibility to take care of these refugees.

More here.

So any chance that Beijing Biden will get us back into conflicts in the Middle East in order to create more refugees and that we will be guilt-tripped into bringing them to live among us? Yup!

And, any chance Biden will put pressure on China regarding its attitude toward Muslims and urge them to take in Middle Easterners?  Nope!

Millions in Africa and Asia Assume Biden/Harris Will Open America’s Gates

“People here have been very engaged in the election results. There has been a lot of conversations about Biden and people are very optimistic now. I don’t think he will be racist like Trump.”

(Abdi, a Somali living safely in Kenya)

From Kakuma to a town near you!

 

Yup, they are chomping at the bit to get to Anytown, USA as soon as they can!

Muslim Somalis and Rohingya voice their enthusiasm and expectations here at Reuters:

From Asia to Africa, refugees hope Biden win could help rebuild lives

Joe Biden’s U.S. presidential election win [not so fast!—ed] has raised hopes of resettlement for refugees from Asia to Africa, many in countries where they are denied work and education and have no formal status.

[….]

President-elect Biden is expected to try to reverse much of Trump’s immigration legacy including travel bans on 13 countries that are either majority-Muslim or African nations.

He has also said he would raise the annual ceiling for refugee admissions to 125,000, but has not indicated how quickly that would happen.

Refugee Council USA is the lobbying arm of the refugee industry. See my lengthy archive on them here: https://refugeeresettlementwatch.org/?s=Refugee+Council+USA

Danielle Grigsby, Refugee Council USA’s Director of Policy and Practice, said there were many reasons to be optimistic about more progressive refugee and immigration policies under the Biden-Harris government.

“There has been a lot of early signals on from the Biden-Harris team to get rid of some of the totally unnecessary hurdles that have been put in place to intentionally slow refugees from coming to the U.S.,” said Grigsby.

[….]

In Sub-Saharan Africa, home to more than one in four of the world’s 80 million refugees and displaced people, tens of thousands of people have had their applications for resettlement suspended since Trump took office in 2017.

[….]

U.N. data shows 2,636 Somali refugees have so far been resettled in the United States under the present administration against the 32,068 Somali refugees accepted under the second term of former President Barack Obama.

[….]

People here have been very engaged in the election results. There has been a lot of conversations about Biden and people are very optimistic now. I don’t think he will be racist like Trump,” he said by phone.

Not just Somalis itching to get here, but expectations have been raised among Rohingya in Bangladesh ….

Rohingya Muslims waiting in Bangladesh for a Biden ticket to America.

 

Sharifah Shakirah, a Rohingya former refugee who moved to Texas after 21 years in Malaysia, said resettlement was the best solution for the nearly a million members of her ethnic group living in Bangladesh after fleeing persecution in Myanmar.  [Bangladesh is a safe Muslim country.—ed]

“One million Rohingya in Bangladesh have no livelihood, no security, no education,” she said. “They cannot live there for another 10 years. They need a solution and resettlement is one of the solutions.”

Once again, Bangladesh is a safe Muslim country.  Just being poor isn’t sufficient to be declared a legitimate refugee under international law.

More here at Reuters.

I have been following the Rohingya migration for more than a decade so if you are interested in learning more about the issue see my Rohingya Reports archive with 243 previous posts.

When the Chinese virus began spreading around the world the international press, the UN, and international NGOs used the Rohingya as an example of poor refugees that, due to their living conditions, would be ravaged by the virus. It never happened. No virus “wildfire” in the Rohingya camps or the African camps either.  Hmmmm?

Australia “Dumb” Deal Near Completion as over 1,000 Rejected Asylum Seekers Approved for US Resettlement

President Donald Trump honored a deal, he called it dumb, that Barack Obama made with the Australian government just before leaving office in 2016.  The deal was that the US would ‘welcome’ illegal aliens that have been held in Australian offshore detention camps.

The AP is reporting that the US part of the deal is almost done and by spring 1,100 of the detained, mostly Muslim men, will be settled in unknown towns and cities in the US.

But, a deal implies we get something from it, right?

Supposedly Australia is taking asylum seekers from Honduras and El Salvador who have made their way to Costa Rica.  Costa Rica!  Why are they our problem???

Here is the rub, I could only find a story or two from 2017 about 30 Central Americans being flown from Costa Rica to Australia.  There might be more somewhere, but the media isn’t reporting it.

So we are getting over a thousand, mostly single men, and Australia gets a handful of ‘refugees’ that were already safe in Costa Rica!

Here is what the AP is saying:

Australia: Most of 1,100 refugees in US deal have resettled

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United States is expected to have resettled more than 1,100 refugees by early next year under a deal President Donald Trump reluctantly honored with Australia, an Australian official said on Monday.

“New Americans” waiting for their ticket to your town!

President Barack Obama’s administration struck a deal in 2016 to accept up to 1,250 refugees from Iran, Bangladesh, Somalia and Myanmar whom Australia had banished to Pacific island camps.

Trump condemned the deal as “dumb” but agreed to honor the U.S. commitment, subject to “extreme vetting” of the refugees.

The United States has resettled 870 refugees since October 2017 and around 250 more have received provisional approval to make new homes in the United States, Home Affairs Department deputy secretary Marc Ablong told an Australian Senate committee.

While resettlement had been disrupted in recent months by the pandemic, Ablong said Australia expected the last of the refugees accepted by the United States to be resettled by March or April.

The resettlement deal “is operating very effectively to date,” Ablong said.

[….]

New Zealand’s offer to take 150 refugees a year has been refused while the United States continues to accept them.

[….]

Some see the U.S. resettlement deal as repayment for Australia agreeing to accept Honduran and Salvadoran refugees under a U.S.-led resettlement program from a camp in Costa Rica.

More here.

Other than an article or so in 2017, I have never seen the media report exactly how many Central Americans were sent to Australia from Costa Rica to ‘honor’ our part of the deal.

But, I repeat, why are Central Americans who are safe in a safe country, Costa Rica, our problem in the first place?  

We got zip, zero, nada from this deal!

See my large archive on the Australia deal.