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  • Don’t Let US-Iran Deal Obfuscate New US-UNRWA Pact

    07/28/2015 4:45:59 AM PDT · by SJackson
    Algemeiner ^ | JULY 26, 2015
    As the eyes of the world focus on the dysfunctional U.S.-Iranian accord, another dysfunctional accord with the U.S. government has escaped public scrutiny: The new accord reached between America and UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which was recently posted on the State Department website. he U.S., the largest funder of UNRWA (at $400 million this year, one third of the UNRWA budget), should have stipulated that the funding could only go to resettle UNRWA’s client population: 5.4 million descendents of Arab refugees from the 1948 war. Yet the U.S.-UNRWA accord mentions nothing of the kind. Instead, it...
  • Millionaire Jason Buzi Wants To Create A New Country To House All The World's Refugees

    07/27/2015 4:56:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post United Kingdom ^ | July 27, 2015 | Louise Ridley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A US property tycoon has proposed what he calls a "radical solution" to the world's crisis of refugees who have nowhere to call home: simply create a new country for them to live in. Jason Buzi, a millionaire Israeli businessman living in San Francisco, believes that a new island could be created to house all of the world's millions of refugees. His 'Refugee Nation' project suggests creating a brand new country "which any refugee, from anywhere in the world, can call home" - perhaps by taking over an existing country without many people or building a new island in the...
  • UK is Denying Refuge to Christians Fleeing ISIL, Say Church Leaders

    07/23/2015 4:51:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Charity launches petition with backing of Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, calling on the Government to provide a safe haven for Christians fleeing jihadi tyranny in Syria Church leaders have accused David Cameron of “turning his back” on Christians facing genocide in Syria and Iraq by failing to offer them refuge in the UK. Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, led criticism aimed at the Government for failing to provide a safe haven to Christians trying to flee the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). He will sign a petition that is being launched on...
  • Shocking pictures of the appalling conditions thousands of migrants are forced to endure..Greek [tr]

    07/22/2015 8:20:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 22, 2015 | Tim MacFarlan
    Thousands of desperate migrants are camping out on roundabouts amid squalid camps overflowing with rubbish on the Greek holiday islands of Lesbos and Kos. Around 5,000 people have arrived in Lesbos in the past few days and many are forced to sleep outside amid broken glass and piles of rubble without access to water, shelter, toilets or medical care. Shocking images taken at the official Moria camp near the main town of Mitlini show filthy and overflowing latrines strewn with discarded plastic bottles and tents perched next to piles of rubbish.
  • Donald Trump in Vegas: Obama Won’t Let Syrian Christians Into USA (VIDEO)

    07/18/2015 4:07:10 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 68 replies
    gateway Pundit ^ | July 11 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Over the past several years Syrian Christians have been desperately trying to smuggle themselves out of Syria as ISIS tells them to convert or die. The Obama White House sa far has ignored their desperate plight. snip Today in Las Vegas Donald Trump attacked the Obama administration’s policies that have allowed thousands of Syrian Muslims in the country while Christians from Syria suffer.
  • Somalis in Minneapolis: their numbers are growing and they’re bringing autistic children to US

    07/10/2015 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/10/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Originally posted on Coach is Right in April of 2010, the information contained in this piece is at least as chilling today. The St. Patrick’s Day festivities meant something much different for the couple in their 80s from Minneapolis than for the other revelers at the local American Legion Post on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Within days the couple would be returning home to a Minnesota suburb now changed forever by the huge influx of Somali immigrants whose behavior had forced them to move from their familiar neighborhood. “They are taught how to flush,” Marie (not her real name) said. She...
  • Feds hammered for secrecy on Muslim refugees [Importing Jihad]

    06/04/2015 10:42:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/3/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy’s efforts to shed light on the government’s secretive refugee resettlement program continues to play out in letters between himself and the federal agency responsible for resettling thousands of foreign refugees in U.S. cities and towns every year. Since his letters haven’t produced many answers, he’s now calling for a meeting with State Department officials. Gowdy, R-S.C., started asking questions in April about how refugees are distributed to various cities, the impact on local job markets and public services, and who makes the key decisions, among other points of interest. His questions came after it was revealed...
  • Burmese refugees watch as suspected robber kills father in Milwaukee

    06/26/2015 6:09:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-26-15 | Marion Renault
    Jay Ro and his wife, Ca Na, were in their kitchen early Thursday morning, preparing a traditional Burmese breakfast. He was peeling garlic, she was washing dishes. Then their 11-year-old son, Thee Ku Moo, walked into the room — with a stranger, holding a gun against the boy's neck. While attempting to get his son out of danger, Jay Ro, 48, was shot dead by the armed robber, who fled the family's home near N. 30th and W. Cherry streets in Milwaukee. A language barrier, fear and bad luck converged that day; the family had spent years in a refugee...
  • Middle Eastern Christian Refugees in Europe Are Bullied, Threatened by Muslim Refugees

    06/23/2015 7:49:22 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-23-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    A Pakistani Christian, who has fled to the Netherlands, has made a video of life in a refugee center and uploaded it to YouTube. The video has received national attention in the Netherlands because the refugee says he’s regularly bullied and threatened by other refugees, most of whom are Muslim. VIDEO He explains: "I am a refugee and live in the refugee center at Gilze en Rijen. There are a lot of Syrian Muslims here who fled the war in their own country. These Muslims have made life impossible for us [red.: for Christian refugees]. I fled from my own...
  • Angelina Jolie begs world to do more during visit to Turkish camps filled with Syrians and Iraqis

    06/21/2015 4:44:39 AM PDT · by dennisw · 22 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 20 June 2015 | By Kelly Mclaughlin
    'There is an explosion of human suffering': Angelina Jolie begs the world to do more during visit to Turkish camps filled with Syrians and Iraqis who have fled war Angelina Jolie serves as a United Nations special envoy for refugees She visited a refugee camp in southeastern Turkey on Saturday, which is home to Syrians and Iraqis displaced by war This visit is the latest in a series of trips to Turkey as part of her work to bring attention to the plight of refugees This was Jolie's third visit to Turkey since 2011, when Syria conflict began Turkey hosts...
  • Industry bosses want to give refugees jobs [Germany]

    06/15/2015 9:53:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 Jun 2015 08:42 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    German industry groups called on Monday for the government to make it easier for asylum seekers to get jobs in Germany, days before a national conference on refugee policy. “Many people who come to us fleeing war and displacement will stay for a long time, maybe forever,” Ingo Kramer, president of the National Union of Employers’ Federations, said. “It’s in everyone’s interest to do everything so that these people can integrate quickly into the labor market.” He was joined in his call by Eric Schweitzer, president of the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, who said that “asylum seekers with...
  • Refugee Resettlement: A Clear and Present Danger to Our Nation

    06/15/2015 7:55:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/15/2015 | James Simpson
    Hatched by the U.N. and the American Left, the resettlement agenda is dedicated to erasing our culture, traditions and laws, and creating a compliant, welfare-dependent multicultural society with no understanding of America’s constitutional framework and no interest in assimilation. The ultimate target is a voting base large enough for the Left’s long-sought “permanent progressive majority.”
  • Gazans Upset with UNRWA Aid to Brethern in Syria

    06/09/2015 10:37:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/15 | Dalit Halevi & Ari Yashar
    Israel has often complained that UNRWA, the UN body dealing with "Palestinian refugees," merely exists to continue the conflict without resettling the people it treats as the UN does with all other refugees, but apparently the Palestinian Arabs are unhappy with the organization too - for not giving them enough, and for giving too much to their brethern in Syria's Yarmouk neighborhood. Residents of Gaza defined as "refugees," namely the descendants of Arab residents who left Israel in the 1948 War of Independence, are protesting against UNRWA after the latter transferred resources to displaced Palestinian Arab residents of the Yarmouk...
  • Stickin’-it to Rep. Trey Gowdy, US State Dept. contractor World Relief brings first refugees to

    06/06/2015 11:48:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | 6/5/15 | Ann Corcoran
    Update June 6th: World Net Daily wrote about this yesterday, here.  Also, be sure to see the exchange of comments to this post which we highlight here.It is not really World Relief so much as the Obama State Department and Secretary of State John Kerry.  Gowdy had asked that no refugees be resettled in his district until his many questions had been answered to his satisfaction.   See our post yesterday about the inadequate response Gowdy has received so far.Resettlement of refugees from DR Congo well underway. https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/us-resettlement-of-tens-of-thousands-of-un-chosen-congolese-refugees-well-underway/ The refugees from DR Congo*** resettled in Spartanburg apparently about a week or...
  • What’s Driving the Influx of Migrants and Refugees to the West?

    06/04/2015 4:26:29 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/4/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Tuscany — Northern and central Italy are not on the southern Mediterranean. But somehow thousands of refugees from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East are everywhere here — as is true of much of the European Union. Some sleep on park benches. Many peddle knock-off electronic goods and counterfeit watches. Angry Italians shoo away refugee beggars from tour groups. The Greek islands near the coast of Turkey are likewise flooded this summer with dispossessed refugees from countries such as Afghanistan and Syria. Apparently a bankrupt Greek government lacks the resources to patrol its vast coastline. Some beleaguered Greeks assume that...
  • UN quota refugees had terror links: Norway PST

    06/03/2015 5:20:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 1 replies
    The Local ^ | 6-2-15 | The Local
    Several refugees sent to Norway under the UN’s quota system turned out to have close links to the terror groups Islamic State (IS) and the al-Nusra Front, Norway’s Police Security Service (PST) has revealed. According to the service, between five and ten of the 1,000 Syrians chosen to go to Norway by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), were discovered to have links to the one of the two terror groups. “Unfortunately, there are some who try to exploit and abuse the refugee agency,” Police Superintendent Svein Erik Molstad told Norway’s Dagbladet newspaper. “We have discovered more quota...
  • How many more can Kos take? Holidaymaker misery as thousands (snip) set up migrant camp (snip)

    05/28/2015 10:16:33 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 23 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/27/2015 | Hannah Roberts
    <p>Summer break a 'nightmare' for British holidaymakers, who 'won’t be coming back if it's a refugee camp next year'</p> <p>Boat people from Syria and Afghanistan and British holidaymakers have clashed on Kos – as migrants have turned the Greek island, popular with cheap package deals, into a 'disgusting' hellhole. As families – enjoying some summer sun with their kids during the half term break – relax on sun loungers on the beach, just a yards away scores of migrants have set up camp, sleeping on cardboard boxes with rubbish strewn everywhere. Anne Servante, a nurse from Manchester, had come to Kos expecting a relaxing break with her husband Tony, a retired plumber. Instead her summer break has turned into a nightmare as penniless migrants who are in Greece to claim asylum sit outside their restaurant and watch them eat.</p>
  • U.S. pushback against Muslim refugees 'growing'

    05/27/2015 10:32:53 AM PDT · by nycteacher · 78 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/27/15 | Leo Hohmann
    WND has discovered what amounts to the government playbook for countering the rising “backlash” against the secret planting of Muslim refugees into cities and towns across America. The 2013 report anticipated two years ago that resistance would increase to the seeding of communities with Muslim refugees if counter measures were not undertaken. The report was prophetic. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/u-s-pushback-against-muslim-refugees-growing/#GBRH1YZ4ysm4rizv.99
  • Top United Nations official says Europe must open its borders to Syrian refugees

    05/24/2015 12:50:56 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 20 replies
    The China Post ^ | May 24, 2015 | By Karin Laub
    SOUTHERN SHUNEH Jordan--Borders must be "open to Syrians everywhere," including in Europe, to help ease the burden of Middle Eastern countries that have absorbed close to 4 million Syrian refugees, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said Saturday. Antonio Guterres also appealed to the international community to boost development aid to refugee host countries such as Jordan and Lebanon. "They are the first line of defense for global collective security and they are pillars, essential pillars, for regional security," Guterres told The Associated Press at a regional World Economic Forum conference. "If they fall, the consequences will be dramatic...
  • Muslim Nations Do Not Want Muslim Refugees

    05/18/2015 9:34:56 AM PDT · by pinochet · 27 replies
    The relatively stable Muslim nations of Indonesia and Malaysia do not want Muslim refugees in their countries. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/18/indonesia-sends-three-warships-and-a-plane-to-turn-away-migrant-boats Thailand and Singapore do not want Muslim refugees either. Finally, there is one thing that Muslim nations, Buddhist nations, and the one Jewish nation can agree on. None of them want Muslim refugees in their countries.
  • Author exposes ‘cabal’ of leftists/corporatists unwittingly aiding jihad through refugee programs

    05/08/2015 8:21:07 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 5 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-05-08 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Corcoran continues: … I should mention that for example with the meat packers, they were using illegal immigrant labor for the longest time. Well first off, they used to pay I’m told by people who worked in the meat industry, that they used to pay very well, good wages to American workers. Then they discovered the illegal alien. Well that didn’t work out so well because they were getting busted. And then the next thing they discovered was the refugees as a source of cheap labor. And it’s especially mean to the refugees I think because the refugees are captive...
  • What you may not know about refugee resettlement in the USA

    05/05/2015 7:40:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5-5-15 | Ann Corcoran
    4 minutes that may change your attitude. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PzT8vEvYPg&feature=share
  • In Libya, anarchy fuels boom in migrant smuggling, turning Mediterranean into 'graveyard'

    04/23/2015 9:13:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Front Page ^ | 4/23/15 | MAGGIE MICHAEL and LEE KEATH - Associated Press
    CAIRO (AP) — Libya's chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. With no central authority to stop it, business is booming, with smugglers charging ever more as demand goes up, then using the profits to buy larger boats and heavier weapons to ensure no one dare touch them. It's a vicious cycle that only translates into more tragedies at sea. With each rickety boat that sets off from Libya's coast, traffickers rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars. So assured are they of their impunity that they operate...
  • Communities Forced to Accept Refugees With Little Say

    04/06/2015 3:50:48 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/06/2015 | Warren Mass
    The descriptive article about the U.S. Refugees Admissions Program (USRAP) found on the State Department website states: “Though Congress mandated the program, it is local communities that have ensured the success of the resettlement program by welcoming and helping refugees from around the world.” Though the idea of Americans across our nation extending a warm welcome to refugees from around the world seeking asylum from oppression and an opportunity to start a new life sounds generous and charitable, an article in the Concord (New Hampshire) Monitor on March 29 laments that local officials have little say in how many refugees...
  • Communities have little say about the amount of refugees they receive

    04/02/2015 3:09:25 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 32 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | 3/29/2015
    The federal resettlement program began 35 years ago, and today includes some 190 sites across the country. In New Hampshire, four cities – Nashua, Manchester, Laconia and Concord – take in refugees, but the numbers are not evenly distributed. Nationally, nearly 70,000 refugees immigrated to the U.S. in the last fiscal year; 373 of those came to New Hampshire, and 189 of those came to Concord. The city of Concord has minimal say, and minimal official responsibilities, over refugee resettlement. State and resettlement officials will typically share the information they receive about resettlement projections with local officials. Concord, in turn,...
  • 3 in 4 Refugees On Food Stamps, Many Using Other Forms Of Public Assistance

    04/01/2015 8:51:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/1/15 | Caroline May
    A strikingly high percentage of refugees to the United States use some form of public assistance, according to a government report to Congress. The Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Annual Report to Congress for FY2013 reveals that nearly 3 in 4 refugees were on food stamps. Additionally, nearly half were on some form of cash assistance and more than a half were on medical assistance. More than 20 percent were on Supplemental Security Income, more than 22 percent were in public housing and nearly 20 percent were on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The report noted that many households received...
  • DHS Launches “Family Reunification,” Refugee Program for Central Americans (Outrageous)

    04/01/2015 11:28:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 1, 2015
    To facilitate the often treacherous process of entering the United States illegally through the southern border, the Obama administration is offering free transportation from three Central American countries and a special refugee/parole program with “resettlement assistance” and permanent residency. Under the new initiative the administration has rebranded the official name it originally assigned to the droves of illegal immigrant minors who continue sneaking into the U.S. They’re no longer known as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), a term that evidently was offensive and not politically correct enough for the powerful open borders movement. The new arrivals will be officially known as...
  • Syria and Iraq cast shadow over Dihad

    03/24/2015 9:15:31 PM PDT · by piasa
    Khaleej Times ^ | 25 March 2015 | Bernd Debusmann Jr.
    Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan called on countries in the region to work together to deal with the massive humanitarian crises caused by conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Dubai - The spectre of the massive humanitarian crisis caused by the wars in Syria and Iraq loomed large over the opening of the 12th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (Dihad). Among the speakers at this year’s opening ceremony was Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, which is currently home to almost 1.4 million refugees of the war in Syria. In his remarks, Prince...
  • Ten Migrants Killed, Over 1,100 Rescued from Mediterranean Within 24 Hours

    03/04/2015 5:13:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 4, 2015 | Steve Scherer
    At least 10 North African migrants died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean while more than a thousand more were rescued from eight other vessels over Tuesday and Wednesday, Italian and Tunisian authorities said. The survivors were taken to ports in Italy — part of a growing surge of people risking the dangerous journey to flee poverty, civil war in Syria, military conscription in Eritrea, anarchy in Libya and other conflict zones.
  • Exposed : The Planned Subjugation of America

    03/04/2015 4:32:38 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 3, 2015 | Judi McLeod
    The actual blueprint of the method of the madness of the Obama regime has been laid bare in White House plans to develop “A Country Within A country” of 15 Million “New Americans”, a story brought to light by Mark Levin’s interview with Susan Payne. “Citizens Will Be Cast Into the Shadows”, warns Susan Payne, a contributor to WCBM, Baltimore and Co-Host of the Pat McDonough Radio Show. (Independent Sentinel, February 28, 2015) Citizens about to be cast into the shadows is only courtesy of the natural order when the current administration in D.C. operates not on the way its...
  • More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings of Christian compatriots

    02/27/2015 11:34:55 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | 2-27-2015 | AFP AND REUTERS
    More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the IS group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry said on Friday. Also on Friday, Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni threatened new air strikes with Egypt against the IS group in his country, warning that the militants were poised to widen their presence there. Al Thinni also said that his government would stop dealing with Turkey as it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so "the Libyan people kill each other", ramping up his rhetoric...
  • Obama to Order Groups to Refer Girls Reporting Sexual Assault to Facilities That Provide Abortions

    02/26/2015 11:31:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | February 25, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Quietly on Christmas Eve, the Obama administration changed the rules on handling refugee children who enter the country without their parents and report being victims of sexual assault. All refugee aid groups, including Catholic and other Christian groups, will now be required to refer those girls to facilities that provide abortions. Religious groups that work with refugees are concerned that the new rules may require them to give up federal funding. Dr. Susan Yoshihara of the New York and Washington DC-based Center for Family & Human Rights (C-Fam) first reported the change last week: “Faith-based groups say this is a...
  • HHS Will Require Caretakers of Unaccompanied Children to Provide Abortion-Inducing Drugs

    02/24/2015 11:41:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is advancing federal regulations that require federally funded organizations caring for illegal alien minors who are in the United States without their parents (Unaccompanied Children or UC) and who may have been sexually abused access to “emergency contraception” services. “Emergency contraception” includes abortion-inducing drugs. These care providers currently include Catholic and other faith-based organizations that oppose abortion, according to the Center for Family and Human Rights or C-FAM, a Catholic advocacy group. The Interim Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 24,...
  • Obama Tells Faith-Based Groups they Must Refer Refugee Children for Abortions

    02/21/2015 7:13:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    C-Fam ^ | February 19, 2015 | Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
    The Obama administration is getting ready to issue new rules requiring charities to provide abortions to child refugees entering the US without their parents. Faith-based groups say this is a contravention of the rights of parents and a violation of the conscience rights of faith-based groups helping resettle the children. The public has until Monday to comment on the fast-tracked new rules, which were issued on Christmas Eve. The administration says it would be “contrary to the public interest” to wait “until a public notice and comment process is complete.” The administration also asserts that no Congressional review is required...
  • Not a Single Illegal Immigrant in 7 Months... In Australia

    02/20/2015 1:59:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Nick Adams
    Australia had a problem with illegal immigration. It doesn’t anymore.In the past seven months, not one single illegal immigrant arrived on Australian shores. Not one single boat has docked on the Australian coastline.Compare this to the preceding four year period: over 50,000 illegal immigrants arrived on Australian shores. More than 800 boats. Upwards of 1000 people drowned at sea. A budget blowout of more than 10.3 billion dollars.Those that arrived were given welcome hampers, mobile phones, plasma TVs, housing, medical and other household items- all at a cost to the taxpayer.And the overwhelming majority of those that came were not genuine...
  • US Officials Admit Concern Over Syrian Refugee Effort

    02/20/2015 12:40:43 AM PST · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 13, 2015 | By JUSTIN FISHEL AND MIKE LEVINE
    Top U.S. counterterrorism officials say they worry a potential terrorist could be hiding among refugees who are looking to come to the United States after escaping the brutal war in Syria. "It's clearly a population of concern,” the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, went further, saying it would be a “huge mistake” to bring refugees from the conflict to the U.S. – even as an estimated 4 million children, women and men have been forced to flee Syria and another 7 million have been...
  • How Many Scheming ISIS Cells Already on US Soil?

    02/19/2015 9:26:37 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Now that a senior FBI official has admitted openly that it is 'virtually impossible' to screen out terrorists that could be hiding among the thousands of Syrian 'refugees' (heading soon to American cities), maybe we need to be asking why the US is absorbing ANY of these people, when ISIS have said themselves they plan to infiltrate Europe/US disguised as refugees?  What about the other 200 frickin' countries in this world- like an Muslim one! Wouldn't that make a lot more sense? Send them to Turkey, so they can return to Syria/Iraq once ISIS is fully neutralized...The U.S. simply...
  • U.S. Expects to Quadruple the Number of Syrian Refugees Brought Here [Obama Letting ISIS in USA]

    02/17/2015 5:28:09 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    CNS ^ | 2/17/15 | Susan Jones
    The United States has "a long tradition of welcoming refugees," and it expects to welcome thousands more of them from Syria in 2015 and 2016, despite concerns about foreign fighters, the State Department said. "The United States has admitted 524 Syrians since 2011. We’re likely to admit 1,000 to 2,000 Syrian refugees for permanent resettlement in Fiscal Year 2015 and a somewhat higher number, though still in the low thousands, in Fiscal Year 2016," spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday.
  • US Officials Admit Concern Over Syrian Refugee Effort (Is Obama letting ISIS in?)

    02/17/2015 5:50:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/17/2015 | JUSTIN FISHEL AND MIKE LEVINE
    Top U.S. counterterrorism officials say they worry a potential terrorist could be hiding among refugees who are looking to come to the United States after escaping the brutal war in Syria. "It's clearly a population of concern,” the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, went further, saying it would be a “huge mistake” to bring refugees from the conflict to the U.S. – even as an estimated 4 million children, women and men have been forced to flee Syria and another 7 million have been...
  • The Costly Asylum Racket

    02/17/2015 7:27:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17. 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    We've had a lot of media comment about the bad effects of Obama's executive orders admitting millions (yes, millions) of illegal immigrants and giving them welfare, Social Security, driver's licenses and a path to citizenship. Like many Americans, I realized the importance of this when thousands of unfamiliar people from a foreign country, without any advance notice, appeared in my community. Then I attended an education conference where the asylum racket to admit millions of foreigners (long ignored by the media) was described by a knowledgeable speaker, Ann Corcoran. She started by asking questions of her audience. Did you hear...
  • ISIS close to overrunning strategic Anbar town: sources

    02/15/2015 4:26:11 AM PST · by piasa · 33 replies
    Asharq al-Awsat ^ | Saturday February 14, 2015 | Manaf Al-Obaidi
    Anbar, Asharq Al-Awsat—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters have now taken control of large parts of the strategic Anbar town of Al-Baghdadi—55 miles west of the provincial capital Ramadi—amid fears that the jihadist group is seeking to overrun the nearby Ain Al-Assad airbase where US troops are training local forces. Fierce fighting between local tribal forces and ISIS broke out in the western Iraqi town over the past 48 hours, with ISIS quickly overrunning a number of Al-Baghdadi districts. ISIS simultaneously attacked the nearby Ain Al-Assad airbase. Around 25 ISIS militants carried out the attack, led by several...
  • Egypt poised for Libya evacuations as Isis hostage photos emerge (21 Christians in orange jumpsuits)

    02/14/2015 6:46:50 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 13, 2015 | Chris Stephen and Jared Malsin in Cairo
    Egypt has offered to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya after Islamic State (Isis) released pictures showing 21 kidnapped Egyptian Christians paraded in orange jumpsuits. Egypt said it had no choice but take urgent measures on Friday with Isis expanding fast across Libya, its war-stricken neighbour. “We are helping them,” Cairo’s foreign ministry spokesman, Badr Abdelatty, said. “If they would like to come back from Libya, we are facilitating their return to their home country.” The Coptic Christian guest workers were kidnapped in Sirte, on Libya’s coast, by Isis units based there in two operations in December and January....
  • No room in America for Christian refugees

    01/17/2015 7:09:49 PM PST · by xzins · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 07, 2015 | Abraham H. Miller
    At the end of World War II, the Jewish survivors of Europe’s Holocaust found that nearly every door was closed to them. “Tell Me Where Can I Go?” was a popular Yiddish song at the time. Decades later, the Christians of the Middle East face the same problem, and the Obama administration is keeping the door shut. America is about to accept 9000 Syrian Muslims, refugees of the brutal war between the Assad regime and its Sunni opposition, which includes ISIS, Al Qaeda, and various other militias. That number is predicted to increase each year. There are no Christian refugees...
  • Obama offers tens of thousands of Muslim refugees homes in U.S.

    01/16/2015 3:12:18 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 1/14/2015 | Jim Kouri
    Many American political leaders, military officials, law enforcement and security chiefs, and members of the news media are confounded by President Barack Obama's refusal to identify Muslim terrorism or Islamist terrorists as being Muslim terrorism or Islamist terrorists. Perhaps an organization that represents military combat veterans from all branches of the armed forces has discovered the reason for Obama and his minions' hesitancy: He's welcoming tens of thousands of Muslim refuges into U.S. cities without the slightest pretense of conducting any type of vetting. President Obama is being quietly applauded by United Nations officials for his agreeing to secretly allow...
  • Shock: U.S. Coast Guard seeing sharp uptick in Cubans fleeing workers’ paradise

    01/06/2015 12:23:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Despite its status among progressives as a veritable model for health care reformers and proponents of egalitarianism, the joint announcement by President Barack Obama and Cuban dictator Raul Castro of the normalization of bilateral relations has resulted in a sharp uptick in the number of Cubans desperately fleeing the island in makeshift dinghies. Who could have possibly seen this coming?The Coast Guard is reporting an 117 percent spike in December in the number of Cubans fleeing the island nation by boat. On Monday alone, the Coast Guard returned 121 Cubans back to the custody of authorities in Havana. They...
  • Catholic refugee relief opens hearts in Syria

    12/26/2014 2:04:51 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | December 26, 2014 | Kevin J. Jones
    Syrian refugee and Caritas Jordan volunteer Amer Fahd Al Naser, his wife Noor, and their sons, at their apartment in Jordan, October 2014. Credit: Kevin Jones/CNA. Beirut, Lebanon, Dec 26, 2014 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic participation in refugee and humanitarian relief in the Syrian civil war is strengthening a foundation for future peace despite the great difficulties of the region, says an official of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. “The Church is a very big player in the humanitarian efforts,” said Monsignor Giampietro Dal Toso, the pontifical council’s secretary. “The fact that we are helping the whole population...
  • Could Congolese refugees bring Ebola to America?

    10/25/2014 5:51:22 AM PDT · by wtd · 15 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | 10/24/2014 | Ann Corcoran
    Could Congolese refugees bring Ebola to America?That is a possibility presented by Aaron Klein writing at World Net Daily this week, here. Map image We briefly noted the fact that Ebola, although supposedly a different strain than the one making the news, is present in DR Congo. And, we are bringing a huge number of Congolese refugees (DR Congo) to America at the UNHCR’s urging—50,000 by 2019, see our post yesterday. We admitted 4,540 Congolese refugees to the US in FY2014 which ended on Sept. 30th, 2014 (go here, map is incorrect, scroll down to table). However, I think a...
  • Nameless

    10/21/2014 9:35:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-21-14 | Richard Fernandez
    Spengler (David Goldman) observes that the Muslim world is experiencing a “social unraveling on a scale not seen in the region since the Mongol invasion”. It’s at 18 million refugees and counting. “There are millions of young men in the Muslim world sitting in refugee camps with nothing to do, nowhere to go back to, and nothing to look forward to. And there are tens of millions more watching their misery with outrage. Never has an extremist movement had so many frustrated and footloose young men in its prospective recruitment pool.” Actually it’s worse than that. Spengler’s table omits Mali,...
  • Escaping ISIS: Iraq's Christians find refuge at Jordan church

    10/03/2014 6:06:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/2/2014 | Jomana Karadsheh, Samira Said and Chelsea J. Carter
    They arrived at the church with only what they could carry: clothes, pictures and a few family heirlooms. It's all that is left of a life before the Islamic State terror group swept into northern Iraq, giving the Christians of Qaraqosh and Mosul an ultimatum: Convert, leave or die. Most, like Ammar Zaki and his family, fled first to the relative safety of Iraq's Kurdish capital of Irbil and then made their way to Amman, Jordan, where they found sanctuary in a church. Roughly 100 Iraqi Christians are being sheltered at St. Mary's Church in the Marka neighborhood of Amman....
  • Isn’t that racist, Mr. President?

    10/02/2014 7:41:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/02/14 | Judi McLeod
    Afghan soldiers brought to Cape Cod to be sent back to Afghanistan?: The three Afghan military officers who so infamously went AWOL from a military training exercise in Cape Cod ending up in Niagara Falls, Canada, crossed over the wrong border. If they had taken a different route to freedom over the porous U.S. southern border, they would have made it to the same kind of freedom millions of others of aliens have—and could even have one day sent back home for their wives and relatives to boot. Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Noorullah Aminyar and Capt. Mohammed Nasir Askarzada...