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  • Texas Poised To Pass 'Sanctuary City' Ban With Jail Penalty

    04/27/2017 3:31:52 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    Yahoo News - AP ^ | 4-27-2017 | JIM VERTUNO
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans were poised Wednesday to take a big step toward banning "sanctuary cities" in their state, debating a bill through which police chiefs and sheriffs could even be jailed for not cooperating fully with federal immigration authorities. Although Democrats don't have the votes in the Republican-controlled Legislature to stop the bill from going to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who made such a ban a priority, they vowed to fight it at every step, promising hours of emotionally charged debate on Wednesday before the Texas House votes. Under the bill, the state could withhold funding from...
  • Refugees Will Cost Sweden $18.6 Billion This Year—9.3x Over-Budget

    04/26/2017 1:17:57 PM PDT · by Thalean · 16 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Feb 10, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    "Sweden’s 318,000 “Syrian” refugees, or migrants, will cost the country a bare minimum of $18.6 billion USD in 2017. That’s 19% of Sweden’s central government’s annual budget, and 3.2% of their GDP—imagine if the US spent $608 billion a year on refugees, same proportions. That’s just over $58,490 per refugee per year. For reference, the average Swedish household’s disposable income is only $28,859 USD per year. Of this, $8.7 billion are the hidden costs of increased migrant crime incidents (specifically, increased rates of rape and sexual assault)—which the government refuses to publicize. Furthermore, migrants are not contributing to Sweden’s economy—of...
  • Ivanka Trump: Resettling Syrian Refugees In US Should Be ‘Part Of The Discussion’

    04/26/2017 12:07:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 154 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/26/17 | KAITLAN COLLINS
    Ivanka Trump said resettling Syrian refugees in the United States should be “part of the discussion.” “I think there is a global humanitarian crisis that’s happening,” Ivanka — who serves as a special assistant to her father — said during an interview with the “Today” show. “And we have to come together and we have to solve it.” When asked if that means letting Syrian refugees into the United States, Ivanka said, “That has to be part of the discussion, but that’s not going to be enough in and of itself.” Donald Trump signed an executive order in March that...
  • Somali-American Business Owners Plead For Help: 'Everybody Is Saying This Place Is Not Safe'

    04/24/2017 5:39:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 4/24/17 | Josh Rosenthal
    Members of Minneapolis' Somali-American community say one of their main business districts -- often referred to as "The Somali Mall" -- is so ridden with crime, they no longer feel safe. Located at 24th Street East and home to dozens of businesses, more than 100 911 calls have been placed from the location since last October, according to police records. Problems include assaults, thefts, fights, and property damage. "I know a friend of mine being beaten up here badly and took his car," customer Asad Abdulahi recalled Monday. The owner of Juba Cafe, located across the street from the mall,...
  • 15 thousand refugees fled after opening a safe corridor

    04/24/2017 4:54:18 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANHA News (English) ^ | 4-24-17 | D H
    Gire Sipi- 15 thousand of refugees from al-Raqqa people fled IS areas after the Democratic Syrian Forces(SDF) opened corridors for insuring their exiting from the areas of clashes. The escaped reached Ain Issa Camp in one batch. The western fronts of al-Raqqa especially in the axis of al-Tabqa city are witnessing a rapid progress of SDF on the account of IS mercenaries in al-Raqqa as the forces have achieved a notable advance in the recent days in al-Tabqa city that the fiercest battles between SDF and IS mercenaries are taking place.As SDF are progressing, the fighters are striving for liberating...
  • Report: Only 2.65 Percent of Immigrants into Italy Are Refugees

    04/24/2017 2:03:35 PM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    According to official reports, during the year 2016, only 2.65 percent of those immigrating into Italy were awarded asylum as refugees, with the vast majority staying on in the country as illegal, undocumented immigrants. According to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), a total of 181,436 migrants crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Italy during 2016, a record year in recent history. This figure does not include those who were able to enter the country undetected, but only those who were officially registered either by Italian officials or NGOs. Of these, only 4,808 were recognized as refugees and awarded asylum in...
  • The real culprits behind the human waves of migrants

    04/24/2017 12:01:53 PM PDT · by walford · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers... "We have evidence that there are direct contacts between certain NGOs [non-governmental organisations] and people traffickers in Libya"
  • We’re apparently stuck with that Australian refugee deal after all

    04/22/2017 11:15:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 22, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier this month I was asking what, if anything, was going to happen with the Obama era refugee deal which had been struck with Australia. They’ve got thousands of migrants, primarily from Iraq, Syria and other troubled regions, basically stuck in some island camps where they are coming into conflict with the local residents. The United States had said that we would be taking more than a thousand of them off their hands, but the President somewhat famously referred to it as “a dumb deal” he would have to study. I suppose the study period is over because we got...
  • Over 10,000 civilians escape Raqqa city, arrive in SDF-held areas

    04/21/2017 6:24:14 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    ARA News ^ | April 21, 2017 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    Members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) seen in the northern countryside of Raqqa after launching a new anti-ISIS campaign to liberate Raqqa governorate. Photo: ARA News More than 10,000 civilians displaced from the ISIS-held Raqqa city arrived on Thursday to areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) after the SDF captured two more villages.“Over 10,000 civilians came from the city of Raqqa and Tabqa, after liberation of the village of Al-Abbara & Tel Jerbo,” said Jesper Söder, a Swedish volunteer with the Syrian Democratic Forces.In the meantime, the newly created Raqqa Civilian Council called for international aid.“The Council has set...
  • Over Half of Women Afraid to Use Public Transport as Assaults, Robbery Common

    04/20/2017 8:41:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | April 20, 2017 | Virginia Hale
    A new study by the Paris Region Planning and Development Agency (IAU) has found that 56 per cent of women are afraid to use public transport due to concerns over sex attacks and theft. Le Parisien reports respondents’ insecurity as a “legitimate fear”, noting that 37-per-cent of robberies without violence and 39-per-cent of sexual assaults against women are carried out on public transport and at train stations. “Amongst female respondents, the fear of being attacked or robbed is so strong it prevents them from using public transport,” the IAU said. “Women are four times more likely (6.2 per cent) to...
  • Fox News host to Muslims: If you don’t want to be portrayed as terrorists, don’t set off bombs

    04/18/2017 11:53:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 17, 2017 | Samantha Chang
    Fox News anchor Jon Scott is being crucified by liberal media for making a blunt observation about Muslims on Easter Sunday. Scott made the remarks on Fox & Friends while discussing “Homeland” star Mandy Patinkin, who admitted that the show made a deliberate effort to portray white men as the bad guys in season 6. Patinkin said “Homeland” executives pushed their pro-Islam agenda after being slammed for their realistic portrayals of Muslim terrorists in previous seasons (it also had Muslim heroes, so the PC police wouldn’t whine). That’s when the usually mild-mannered Jon Scott remarked: “They’re gonna run the Boston...
  • Islam's 'manufactured refugee crisis' revealed

    04/16/2017 10:15:14 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 19 replies
    WND ^ | 04/16/2017 | na
    'It's different from what the mainstream media will tell you' The entire Western world is being swamped by an Islamic invasion. But Muslims aren’t coming in uniforms and carrying guns. They’re arriving en masse with the assistance of Western governments. Some call it refugee resettlement. Others simply believe it is just immigration. Few are willing to call it what it is – an “act of conquest,” according to traditional Islam. One of those few is Paul Nehlen, producer and director of the new documentary “Hijrah: Radical Islam’s Global Invasion.” Nehlen is best known as the populist Republican who challenged House...
  • US Expected to Return 4,000 Somali Migrants to Their Homeland

    04/16/2017 8:23:29 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 63 replies
    VoA ^ | April 08, 2017
    Somalia's U.S. ambassador says his embassy has learned that U.S. immigration agents are planning to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals now living in the United States. "We learned through immigration sources that the total number of the Somalis that are in the books of [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to be removed are close to 4,000," Ahmed Isse Awad told VOA's Somali service Saturday. "Most of them are not in detention centers."
  • Editor Says Sweden’s Economy Needs More Immigrants[semi-satire]

    04/16/2017 9:59:10 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Ĺsa Linderborg, the editor of Sweden’s Aftonbladet newspaper, contends that “Sweden’s economy would collapse without illegal immigrants. The influx of large contingents of these people creates extra demand for housing and welfare. This helps support the building trades and social workers, not to mention stimulating Swedes to work longer hours to pay the taxes needed to fund these benefits. Even the violence springing from these unassimilated new residents provides jobs for police, firemen, hospitals, morticians, and insurance adjusters.” The fact that few of these new immigrants have jobs—only 500 of 2015’s 160,000 immigrants are employed—was dismissed by Linderborg as irrelevant....
  • HORRIFIC: Michigan doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation on young girls

    04/13/2017 12:42:22 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 153 replies
    Meet Dr. Jumana Nagarwala of Livonia, Michigan who was arrested on Wednesday and charged by the DOJ of performing female genital mutilation on girls “who were approximately 6 to 8 years old.” From the Detroit News: Seven days later, an FBI child forensic interviewer talked to one of the girls, who said she was brought to Detroit with a second girl for a “special girls’ trip,” according to the FBI. After arriving in Farmington Hills, the girls were taken to a doctor because “their tummies hurt.” “While at the doctor’s office, a procedure ‘to get the germs out,’” was performed...
  • Idaho: Refugee Boys Admit To Sexually Assaulting Five-Year-Old

    04/10/2017 1:29:49 PM PDT · by Pollard · 53 replies
    Three refugees, ages 14, 10 and seven, pled guilty to sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl in Idaho. The boys, one from Iraq and two from Eritrea, entered their guilty plea last week but the case’s resolution received almost no national attention. “We agreed to the plea bargains. That by no means implies my clients were, or are, fully satisfied with the outcome of these cases or the prosecuting attorney,” Mark Guerry, the attorney for the girl’s family told the Idaho Statesman. “After 10 months their right to some form of justice was long overdue.” “They were prepared to testify at...
  • I Survived a Sarin Gas Attack

    04/10/2017 3:34:49 AM PDT · by billorites · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2017 | Kassem Eid
    On Aug. 21, 2013, I woke up in the dark around 4:45 a.m., struggling to breathe. My eyes were burning, my head was throbbing, and my throat was blocked. I was suffocating. I tried to inhale but all I heard was a horrible rasping sound as my throat closed up. An unbearable pain drummed in my head. The world began to blur. I pounded my chest but couldn’t breathe. My heart seemed about to explode. Suddenly, my windpipe opened. A gust of air pierced my lungs. Needles seemed to stab my eyes. A searing pain clawed at my stomach. I...
  • Just Back From Syria, Rep. Gabbard Brings Message: 'There Are No Moderate Rebels'

    04/07/2017 5:39:33 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    CNSnews ^ | January 26, 2017 | Susan Jones
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat, says she made a secret, four-day trip to Syria -- meeting with ordinary people and even President Bashar al-Assad -- because the suffering of the Syrian people "has been weighing heavily on my heart." "I wanted to see if there was in some small way, a way that I could express the love and the aloha and the care that the American people have for the people of Syria, and to see firsthand what was happening there, to see that situation there," Gabbard told CNN's "The Lead" with Jake Tapper on Wednesday.
  • Hillary Clinton: We Can't Protect Syrian Babies While Banning Refugees

    04/09/2017 6:03:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 7, 2017 | Alana Abramson
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton weighed in on the United States' airstrikes in Syria Friday, saying it was hypocritical to lament the loss of innocent Syrian children in chemical attacks while simultaneously forbidding those those children from entering the United States. Clinton criticized President Donald Trump's attempts to ban Syrian refugees from the U.S. She also emphasized the attacks need to be accompanied by a plan to end Syria's civil war, which the country has been embroiled in since 2011, when she was Secretary of State....
  • So what happens to those Australian asylum seekers now?

    04/09/2017 11:44:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 9, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    As you may recall, there was a dubious deal on the table with Australia, left over from the Obama administration, dealing with that nation’s “refugee” problem. We first covered it last November, barely a week after the election. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken a very firm stand on Islamic asylum seekers for the most part, wanting nothing to do with them. He’s got 1300 “refugees” holed up in Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island. They are primarily from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran and Sri Lanka. At the time of the deal it was reported that John Kerry...