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  • Court Test: State’s Rights vs. Refugee Entitlements

    02/17/2018 2:47:19 PM PST · by Twotone · 7 replies
    ImmigrationReform.com ^ | February 7, 2018 | Bob Dane
    Can states just say “no” to foreign refugees? Tennessee is testing that proposition in federal court. Tennessee vs. U.S. Department of State is a case every state and taxpayer should watch closely in light of new FAIR research showing per-capita refugee costs running nearly $80,000 over five years. Like other states, Tennessee experienced a surge in refugee arrivals during the Obama administration, with attendant increases in social-service costs to the state and its localities. The FAIR study does not break down the costs by state. Nor does it incorporate all the expenses incurred by them. So the $80,000 price tag...
  • “Those people...talk about me as ‘stupid German whore’.”

    02/17/2018 2:17:14 PM PST · by walford · 43 replies
    Vlad Tepes Blog ^ | February 7, 2018 | Egri Nök
    The following is a documentation of an interview with the German artist, activist for the rights of indigenous peoples, and UN advisor Rebecca Sommer, by the Polish website EuroIslam from January 18, 2018. Rebecca used to support Muslim “refugees” in Germany, and describes how her experience made her gradually change her mind over core issues. It is a long text but well worth the read. Please note that there is currently a mistranslation circulating, claiming that she said to she was moving to Poland. This is inaccurate; she said she knows Germans who are moving to Poland.Thanks to Ava Lon for the translation.Natalia...
  • Christian convert from Iran converting Muslims in Sweden

    02/16/2018 1:10:45 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Hollie McKay
    From escaping Iran through the mountains as a Muslim refugee, to surviving domestic abuse and imprisonment in a Turkish prison, to carving out a life in Sweden, Annahita Parsan’s story is the stuff of a Hollywood movie. Parsan, a convert from Islam to Christianity and mother of two, has emerged as one of the most prominent religious figures in Europe, both because of her unlikely geographic and spiritual pilgrimage and her decision to reach out to Muslims with the gospel -- at great personal risk. The former refugee is now the leader of two congregations in Sweden. She not only...
  • Appeals Court Opinion: International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump

    02/15/2018 8:18:02 AM PST · by EDINVA · 14 replies
    Appeals Court affirms lower court decision: The Opinion/Dissent runs 285 pages so linked only (with apologies for any incorrect posting info) http://coop.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/Published/172231.pdf
  • Mass Exodus From Venezuela’s Socialist Violence And Starvation

    02/13/2018 9:32:37 AM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2-13-2018
    People are fleeing the socialism forced on them in Venezuela by the hundreds of thousands. Starving, and facing violence over crumbs of food, many have no choice but to flee the wasteland which used the authority of government to destroy the lives of its citizens. Thousands of Venezuelans are attempting to flee the socialist dystopia their nation has become. They are attempting to make it to Colombia. In a desperate bid to escape the hunger and soaring crime rate caused by the spiraling economic crisis, fueled by socialist policies, incredible pictures have surfaced showing the mass exodus of refugees crossing...
  • Israeli universities refuse to host African infiltrators

    02/11/2018 11:37:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/2/18 | Shimon Cohen
    Israeli universities rejected a request to grant refuge to employment-seeking African infiltrators, Channel 20 reported. The idea was proposed by Yoel Marshak, who served as the Kibbutz Movement's activities coordinator until a few years ago. Marshak told Arutz Sheva that "the police are forbidden from entering [universities.] We will ask embassies to host them for a few days. During those days, we will negotiate with the Israeli government. If we don't negotiate now, we'll be negotiating then, in desperation." "There is an international agreement that police do not enter a university campus without permission from the university's management. We will...
  • Mass refugee exodus prompts new border controls – in Brazil and Colombia

    02/10/2018 7:09:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2016 | Monica Showalter
    A border rush?  Of refugees?  From violence?  Like what we had with the Central American "unaccompanied minors" crisis of 2014? Nope, it's someplace else – Colombia and Brazil, which just announced the clampdown on their borders with restricted cards, punishments for illegals, and thousands more border guards, to keep unchecked illegal immigration under control, as thousands and thousands of Venezuelans flee their hellish homeland. According to Reuters: Colombia and Brazil tightened border controls with Venezuela on Thursday as both nations grapple with a mounting influx of hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants fleeing a worsening economic crisis. In a visit to the border...
  • Super Bowl city was home to dozens of ISIS, other terror suspects

    02/04/2018 2:18:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    WRCB ^ | 2/4/18
    A city that’s spawned a surprising number of terror suspects is hosting this year’s Super Bowl, but local law enforcement officials say they're ready to protect Sunday’s big game.The Minneapolis-St. Paul area has been home to the third highest number of terror prosecutions in the U.S. since 9/11, behind only the much larger metropolitan regions of New York and Washington, D.C. Twelve Twin Cities residents have been charged with providing support to ISIS and 20 have been arrested for alleged support of the Somali terror group al Shabab in the past nine years. Between 2011 and 2014, 13 locals died...
  • Driver opens fire on African migrants in Italian city of Macerata

    02/03/2018 7:16:21 AM PST · by Drew68 · 50 replies
    Guardian ^ | Feb 03, 2018 | Damien Gayle
    A man has opened fire on pedestrians in the Italian city of Macerata, injuring several African migrants in an attack that police said appeared to be racially motivated. Local media reported that at least six migrants, five men and a woman, had been shot by a man driving and firing from his car window. Police told residents to stay out of the way and avoid open places before announcing that a man had been arrested. The state broadcaster, Rai, said the suspect was a 28-year-old white Italian man from Macerata. Police later published a photo of him, with an Italian...
  • Multi-Night Riots Erupt in Paris Suburb Following Police Shooting

    02/02/2018 5:35:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 2, 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    The Paris suburb of Villeneuve-la-Garenne has been rocked by several nights of rioting and violence against police officers following the shooting of a man who attacked motorcycle police on Friday.
  • Murder Spree: ‘New Swedes’ Shoot Man, Stab Trial Witness and Wife to Death

    01/29/2018 8:21:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | January 29, 2018 | Virginia Hale
    A number of men with migrant backgrounds have been convicted of a trio of murders in a Stockholm suburb, where a man was shot dead then a witness and his wife were brutally murdered. Fouad Saleh, 22, described as a leading figure in the local crime scene, was handed a life sentence for the murders, which took place in Hallonbergen last year. The first murder investigation began in January 2017, when a seriously injured man turned up to Karolinska University Hospital and told staff he had been shot at a garage but managed to escape. The victim said he was...
  • Seven potential terrorists a day try to enter the U.S.: DHS chief

    01/29/2018 9:48:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security will demand more information from applicants from high-risk countries before accepting them as refugees, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Monday as she defended President Trump’s steps on immigration and visitor screening. Ms. Nielsen also highlighted a recent report that found the government weeds out an average of seven travelers each day — 50 a week — who are on the terrorist watch-list yet still try to enter the U.S.
  • New Trump refugee policies could close more than 20 Catholic Charities resettlement offices

    01/28/2018 7:39:24 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 77 replies
    The American Magazine ^ | Jan 9, 2018 | Kevin Clarke
    After decades helping refugee families become Americans, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque announced on Dec. 18 that it was getting out of the business. Its 77-year-old refugee resettlement ministry was being shut down. (snip)“We have received some indication that those agencies that are serving under 100 resettlement clients a year are at risk for being discontinued, of losing their federal contracts,” she said on Jan. 9. “So some of the agencies that are very small are threatened.”(snip) Sister Markham emphasized that the closing of the refugee programs “is not a decision that Catholic Charities is making…this is being...
  • Muslims are Converting to Christianity in Record Numbers

    01/26/2018 1:04:07 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1,009 replies
    We are in a time of the first ever mass conversions of Muslims,” Father Mitch Pacwa SJ told me in a phone interview. “God is doing a mighty work among them.” Pacwa said that mass conversions are happening even in very fundamentalist countries. There is rapidly growing number of conversions especially on the edges of the Muslim world in the western and southern parts of Africa, he said. “Africa is now growing predominantly Christian despite crackdowns,” Pacwa said. Some of the noteworthy countries he mentioned include Iran, reported to have 3 million Christians, and Indonesia with reports of 2 million...
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Assault in Mall of America Macy's Stabbing

    01/25/2018 5:03:37 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/25/18 | Ben Rodgers
    A Minneapolis man pleaded guilty to charges after authorities say he stabbed two men in a Macy's dressing room at the Mall of America in November, according to court records. Twenty-year-old Mahad Abdiaziz Adbiraham pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree assault. Abdiraham is expected to be sentenced on Feb. 16 Police responding to a report of a stabbing at the Mall of America Macy's store on Nov. 12 arrived to find "a chaotic scene with a lot of blood," according to a criminal complaint. The complaint says the two men stabbed were with seven other family members on a...
  • Mexico Deports Thousands of Central Americans Back to Conflict-Ridden Countries: Report

    01/24/2018 1:36:22 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    teleSUR English ^ | January 24, 2018
    The Mexican government has been sending thousands of Central American asylum seekers back to their conflict-ridden countries where they fear persecution, a new Amnesty International report claims. The report, based on a survey of nearly 500 people, said Mexico's National Migration Institute, INM, is violating the non-refoulement principle, an international law which bars a country to send back the asylum seekers in fear of persecution. Nearly 40 percent of those detained were in violation of non-refoulement, Amnesty International said in its report, whereas 75 percent of those detained by the INM were not informed of their right to seek asylum...
  • German leader Merkel says the current world order is under threat

    01/24/2018 7:50:40 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 1/24/2018 | Holly Ellyatt
    German leader Angela Merkel said that multilateralism was under threat and said that protectionism is not the answer to the world's problems. "Frankly speaking, the country I have the honor to represent and where I am chancellor has difficulties. And polarization is something that we see in our country as well, which we haven't had for decades," Merkel said. She attributed increasing populism and polarization to both the euro zone crisis and migration crisis seen in Europe over the last few years following an influx of refugees, but said Germany would not shrink from the world stage. "Germany wishes to...
  • Germany: Muslim migrant in court for murdering woman who converted from Islam to Christianity

    01/23/2018 4:51:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/23/18 | Robert Spencer
    Are we diverse enough yet?This “Afghan asylum seeker” has acted in accord with Islamic teaching. The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57)....
  • German city bans new refugees as anti-migrant mood increases

    01/23/2018 7:03:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/23/2018 | Barbara Woolsey
    An eastern German city has imposed a temporary ban on new refugees in an effort to stem a number of recent violent incidents. Cottbus, about 120 kilometres southeast of Berlin, has been rocked by violence from refugees and right-wing extremists since the start of this year. Earlier this week, Brandenburg state police reported that two male Syrian teenagers were arrested under the suspicion of injuring a German teenager in the face with a knife. The 16-year-old sustained non life-threatening injuries in what started as an altercation between Syrian and German school acquaintances near a tram station. The incident happened just...
  • Rabbis Pledge To Protect African Asylum-Seekers Facing Deportation From Israel

    01/20/2018 12:27:41 AM PST · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | January 19, 2018 | Carol Kuruvilla
    A rabbi in Israel is calling on fellow Jewish activists in the country to protect the thousands of African asylum-seekers the government is threatening to deport. Religious leaders from the advocacy group Rabbis for Human Rights expressed their willingness on Tuesday to open up their own homes to shelter the migrants. Rabbi Susan Silverman, sister of the American comedian Sarah Silverman, promoted the idea during a conference in Jerusalem and received the support of about 130 religious leaders who had assembled there, Haaretz reports. Silverman said the rabbis’ activism is driven by their Jewish faith ― and the fear that...