More of Australia’s Rejected Asylum Seekers Head to the US

The US Refugee Admissions Program is not dead yet as the refugee industry fears it soon will be—see my previous post.

For new readers, I’m too lazy to give you a full background report on the subject of Australia’s rejects—migrants who attempted to break into Australia were placed in detention centers on offshore locations. Their fate was, and is, Australia’s responsibility, yet Obama promised Australia we would take hundreds of them to live in your towns and cities.

Trump, much to my shock, agreed to honor the Obama deal.  You can go through my “Dumb deal” archive by clicking here.

On Friday we learned that nine more are on the way bringing Trump’s welcome to over 400 so far.  By the way, these are mostly young men who have spent years in detention camps.

From RNZ:

More refugees leave Nauru for resettlement

Ten refugees held on Nauru by the Australian government for over seven years left Nauru yesterday to be resettled overseas.

More young men who need jobs, medical care (including mental health care), food and housing coming to a town near you.

Nine of them will be resettled in the US and one in Norway.

Three of the refugees are bound for resettlement in the US state of Texas, where over 12,000 people have died of covid-19.

Over 400 refugees have so far been transferred to the US under the resettlement deal that Australia’s government agreed on with the US.

Around 160 refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru still needed secure resettlement.

Hundreds more in PNG also remain in limbo as the US resettlement deal inches to a close.

UN Says China Helpful with Refugees! WTH!

Even the UN High Commissioner for Refugees is helping spread Communist Chinese propaganda!

As we have reported over the years, China doesn’t take in refugees or asylum seekers (well at least none in recent decades) and while the UN uses bullying and threats against Japan to force them to diversify their population, I have never once heard the cabal of Leftist Open Borders agitators and the UN pressure China to experience the ‘joys’ of multiculturalism.

Incredible! In 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping told UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that ” his country has always believed that multilateralism is the only path that best suits the interests of the people of all countries.” http://english.scio.gov.cn/topnews/2018-12/01/content_74229831.htm

 

Now here is a story clearly meant to suck up to China just as the threat of the Communist Party there and what it is capable of doing to the world (can you say COVID!) is really sinking in for a lot of freedom loving people worldwide.

And, not a mention here of the word UIGHER!

From the Global Times:

China responsible and supportive on refugee issues: UNHCR representative

China and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency) have maintained a long history of cooperation. China has not only actively participated in the events organized by the UNHCR on refugee relief, but also contributed to international solutions to the refugee crises over the past 41 years. With increasing strength, China is expected play a more prominent role in the field of international refugee relief.

As for China’s role and contribution in the UNHCR, Sivanka Dhanapala, the Representative of UNHCR in China, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview that China has been extremely supportive in international dialogues about refugee issues, and has bolstered shared international responsibility.

What! China the great peacekeeper!

“As a very important member state of the UN, and a permanent member of the Security Council, China plays an extremely significant role in UNHCR through peacekeeping at the Security Council level that helps to stabilize regions that might otherwise end up in political turmoil,” Dhanapala said.

Dhanapala raised an example of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attending the Leaders Summit on Refugees at the UN headquarters in New York in 2016, noting that China has been extremely supportive in solving refugee issues since then, helping set the tone for shared international responsibility.  [Big whoop! they attended a meeting in New York on refugees.—ed]

According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s website, Li addressed at the conference that China actively advocates political resolutions to regional hot-spot issues and has raised its own proposals on ceasefires, political reconciliation and ending violence.

Continue reading.

Here the Los Angeles Times a few short years ago (2017) gives a more realistic picture of China’s view of refugees.  It seems they did ‘welcome’ Vietnamese of Chinese origin in the wake of the conflict is Southeast Asia.  They put those ‘refugees’ on farms to work for the state.

There is not a chance in hell that China is going to give refuge to Middle East Muslims and Somalis from Africa!  And, there isn’t a chance in hell that the UN is going to ask that of them!

So while the hard Left blasts President Trump for being xenophobic, racist, and unwelcoming, there is never a bad word for the Chinese government or Chinese President Xi Jinping ! Why is that? 

Indeed there is not one critical quote here about Chinese refugee policy in the LA Times story from the likes of Human Rights Watch or any of the Leftists daily demanding that the US take in more diversity.

China once welcomed refugees, but its policies now make Trump look lenient

China gets it!  Diversity is not strength!

Italy: Leftwing Evangelicals Call for Open Routes for Migrants from Africa to Europe

Invasion of Europe news….

“We reiterate that the only strategy to combat ‘irregular’ migration is to open legal, safe channels, managed at the European level.”

(Paolo Naso)

The Leftist Open Borders Evangelicals do not represent all Evangelicals.  I hate it when the media makes it sound like Leftwing political Christians are somehow representative of all Christians. But that has been the game for decades as the cultural Marxists work to bring about the (yes I’m saying it) the new world order.

We pay attention to Europe because what is happening there is a warning to us!  See my complete Invasion of Europe archive.

From Breitbart (hat tip: Michael):

Italian Evangelicals Call for Open Channels of African Migration into Europe

ROME — A prominent Protestant leader in Italy has called for streamlined channels of immigration from Africa into Europe after some 370 migrants arrived on the island of Lampedusa Saturday night.

More about Naso: https://www.rca.org/global-mission/missionaries/paolo-naso/

Paolo Naso, coordinator of Mediterranean Hope, the migrant and refugee program of the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy, said Sunday that the current situation on Lampedusa is “undeniably unsustainable” both for migrants and residents, while calling for the immediate activation of “even temporary networks for the immediate reception of the most vulnerable subjects.”

“For our part, we are engaged in assisting the landings to help associations and institutions to manage the first moments of the arrivals of these people,” Mr. Naso said. “As Protestant churches we are ready to collaborate with institutions and other associations to seek solutions related to this emergency.”

“We are facing an emergency that was, however, entirely predictable, given the conditions in Tunisia and Libya,” he added.

Matteo Salvini

Opposing efforts by Matteo Salvini’s Lega party to control immigration by securing ports and borders, Naso insisted that the only real solution is to open regular channels of legal immigration.

“We reiterate that the only strategy to combat ‘irregular’ migration is to open legal, safe channels, managed at the European level,” he said.

[….]

https://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/more-migrant-arrivals-fuel-local-anger-in-italys-lampedusa/

Banners of demonstrators included messages such as “Stop Immigrants,” “Close Lampedusa Welcome Center,” and “Criminal Government.”

Matteo Salvini, leader of the populist Lega party, has blamed the leftist coalition government of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte for the recent surge in illegal migrants.

Last month, Mr. Salvini noted that “landings have tripled since last year, with illegal immigrants being recovered even near Maltese waters, while Lampedusa is collapsing and hundreds of immigrants flee the reception centers who risk spreading Covid-19.”

More here.

And, see that Jihad Watch posted the news as well.

My Lampedusa archive is here.

Open for Business! US Refugee Admissions Jump in August

1,318 refugees moved to America in the month of August. That is a huge jump from the previous COVID ‘crisis’ months that saw 522 arrive over a four month period from April through July.

Forty states welcomed the third worlders who will now need shelter, food, and medical care as US citizens continue to struggle themselves with those same needs.

Of the nine states and the District of Columbia that were unwelcoming, three are worth mentioning.  Vermont (Bernie), Delaware (Biden) and the District of Columbia didn’t take any.

Here is the map for August from the Refugee Processing Center.

 

I know the numbers are hard to read, so here are the top ten welcoming states (sure send us more poor people!):   Texas, California, Washington, Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, Arizona, Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia.

Presidential Determination for 2021 due by the end of the month!

September 30th marks the end of the fiscal year and the President is required to tell Congress this month how many refugees the administration would like to admit in the coming fiscal year.

Joe Biden and Ted Kennedy set up the Refugee Admissions Program that has been operating to bring in more Democrat voters for 40 years. But, I’ve found it ever-so-amusing that Delaware has welcomed only a tiny, tiny number of refugees in those 4 decades.

I haven’t seen anything yet about where the negotiations stand, but if this is like other years there is much negotiating going on behind the scenes.  Of course the President could put off making any determination in light of the more important business facing the federal government right now.

Even if Trump sets a low ceiling, as he has done in previous years, it is just a ceiling and doesn’t mean that it must be reached.  And, if Biden succeeds in November, all bets are off.

Biden has already promised 125,000 refugees for 2021.

I thought you might be interested in this data at the Refugee Processing Center which shows the ceiling and the actual admissions for the last ten years. Take note of the fact that Obama himself never brought in anywhere near 125,000 in a year.

August 2020 data (1,318) had not been added yet.

And, these numbers do not include the Special Immigrant Visas from Iraq and Afghanistan that are treated with the same benefits as refugees.

As soon as I see anything about what the President is proposing for 2021, I’ll report.

Remember, as we have said for four years, he can set the arrival number at zero!

Banksy Boat Founders in Mediterranean, Reminds Us that Invasion of Europe is Ongoing

Invasion of Europe news…..

First off, I wanted to know who the h*** is Banksy?

Banksy tribute to George Floyd. His ‘art’ pays for ‘rescue’ ships.

Turns out he is an anonymous British street artist who is apparently rolling in dough—enough dough to fund a vessel that will bring more invaders to Europe nevermind any silly little lockdown (what pandemic?) that keeps you from visiting Europe!

Editor: By the way, I guess my August recess is over.  Back to work!

From the BBC yesterday:

Migrant rescue: UN urges help as 200 taken off Banksy rescue boat

 

The UN Refugee Agency says almost 400 refugees and migrants rescued by three ships in the Mediterranean must be allowed to disembark safely.

A joint statement issued with the International Organization for Migration said it was a “humanitarian imperative to save lives”.

Italy’s coastguard evacuated 49 people from an overloaded rescue vessel funded by British artist Banksy.

Watch some of the rescue here:

 

Another rescue boat SeaWatch 4 later took the remaining 150 on board.

The crew of the Louise Michel had earlier tweeted a call for immediate assistance. European authorities had not responded adequately, they said. Sea Watch 4 said late on Saturday it was now carrying 350 people who needed to disembark as soon as possible.

Chris Grodotzki, part of the Sea Watch 4 rescue team, told the BBC the people it picked up were “sea sick, they showed signs of fuel burns, they were disorientated, dehydrated”.

He said the situation on board was currently “stable” but that the vessel would not be able to carry that number of people for a long period of time.

“The decks are stuffed,” he said. “People are crammed together.”

[….]

The UNHCR and the IOM said the lack of a deal on a regional landing system could not be an excuse to deny vulnerable people safe harbour.

[….]

According to UN data, 443 people have died or have gone missing trying to cross the Mediterranean from north Africa so far in 2020.

Slightly more than 40,000 have arrived in Europe by sea during the same period.

So what lucky country will be getting this latest batch?  We will be watching.

Sigh, don’t we all miss Matteo Salvini who briefly slowed the invasion.

See my ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive which extends back for more than a decade.