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  • 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...
  • Who Will Rest and Who Will Wander

    10/02/2014 5:11:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    THERE IS a transfixing passage in the High Holy Day liturgy, recited on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which depicts God sitting in judgment of mankind, reviewing each person's deeds and deciding who will live and who will die.Ominously, the ancient prayer enumerates the awful ways a life can end. "Who by water and who by fire; who by sword and who by beast; who of hunger and who of thirst; who by earthquake and who by plague…"Then comes a shift. Something else is at stake: "Who will rest and who will...
  • Turkey Prevents Aid From Iraqi Kurds Reaching Kobani

    09/24/2014 6:13:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Bas News ^ | 9/24/2014 | Pishtiwan Jaff
    Turkish authorities have hold up tons of aids sent from Iraqi Kurds to Kobani refugees close to Turkish border. Turkey has prevented a convoy of aid supplies sent by the Barzani Charity Foundation that was being sent to the people of Kobani suffering near Turkey’s border. On Tuesday, twelve trucks stocked with food and other basic needs which was provided by Barzani Foundation was sent for Kobani refugees from Erbil to Turkey, however, it was prevented from crossing by the Turkish government. The convoy is currently halted at the Ibrahim Khalil border between Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey. Turkish government officials...
  • Swiss Village Forced to Raise Taxes After Muslim Refugee Family Consumes 1/3 of Budget

    09/26/2014 11:22:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/26/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Is this really enriching anybody besides the Muslim settlers? A village of just 1,000 residents in Switzerland has been forced to raise taxes because an African refugee and her seven children cost the local authority $65,000 in benefits every month.Hagenbuch, in the Swiss canton of Zurich, is understood to be spending close to a third of its total annual budget on the family after they arrived from Eritrea in East Africa three years ago.The Eritrean woman and her family arrived in Hagenbuch three years ago in possession of a visa allowing her to stay in Switzerland for five years, with...
  • Wyoming Considers Steps to Assist Its New Refugees (Barf Alert)

    09/23/2014 6:10:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 21, 2014 | Dan Frosch
    Wyoming Considers Steps to Assist Its New Refugees State Weighs Creating a Resettlement Program Dan Frosch Sept. 21, CHEYENNE, Wyo.—Draped in a brightly hued robe and veil, Amal Hassan certainly stands out from the locals as she walks along the outskirts of this high-plains city, pickup trucks rumbling by. Somali refugees such as Ms. Hassan are becoming a more common sight here in the nation's least populous state, the only one without a refugee-resettlement program. Such initiatives provide social and financial services to refugees such as Ms. Hassan, 29 years old, who were admitted legally into the U.S. Now, with...
  • Turkish Forces Clash with Kurds; 70,000 Refugees Wash across Border

    09/21/2014 9:14:08 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    RUDAW ^ | 14 hours ago | RUDAW
    Pictured: Refugees arriving at Turkish border. ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish security forces fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of Kurds gathered in solidarity for a third day on the Turkish side of a border crossing with Syria on Sunday, as some 70,000 Syrian Kurds were reported to have fled across the border in just two days to escape Islamic State (IS) militants. Refugees who had waited days for permission to cross the border to safety complained of suffering, disease and death. “We have been here for four days without water and food,” said Fidan Mohammad, one of...
  • 45,000 Syrians fleeing ISIS flood into Turkey

    09/20/2014 8:17:58 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    AFP via The Gulf Today ^ | September 20, 2014
    ANKARA: Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey on Saturday, fleeing an onslaught by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, as Kurdish and opposition officials called for international help. The massive influx came as 49 Turks kidnapped by ISIS jihadists in Iraq in June were freed and returned to Turkey for emotional reunions with their families. On Saturday, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said at least 45,000 Syrian Kurds had crossed into the country. "As of now, 45,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed the border and entered the Turkish soil from eight entrance points," he said....
  • U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S.

    09/17/2014 5:17:22 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 46 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/15/2014 | Pamela Geller
    Most Americans are unaware that under the “Refugee Resettlement Program,” whole Muslim communities from hostile nations are imported into the United States, circumventing whatever immigration laws that are still intact. This is made even more dangerous by what organization determines who is are refugees and who aren’t. It’s the UN, driven largely by the world’s largest international body, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The OIC is a modern day caliphate made up of 56 countries and the Palestinian terrorists. For years, a handful of my colleagues and I have warned of the reckless immigration polices here in America and...
  • Letting in the Wrong Refugees

    09/19/2014 3:40:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/19/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles’ heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad. It’s the same game in America. Soldiers of Islam have weaponized our blind generosity against us. In Sydney this week, authorities detained a half-dozen Muslim plotters and arrested a top collaborator in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap and behead a random Australian citizen. The accused mastermind? Mohammad Ali Baryalei, an Afghan refugee turned Aussie Islamic State recruiter. He and his aristocratic family were welcomed Down Under decades ago. Baryalei returned the favor by taking to the...
  • Obama Insures Democrat Party Wins By Importing More Than 200,000 Syrian Illegal Aliens

    09/17/2014 8:02:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/17/14 | Jerry McConnell
    In Time for November Elections: More ultra BAD news out of the fortress in Washington, DC, once known as the ‘seat of power’ for America but lately called “Ohhhhhh Migawd Central Command for Socialized Communists” AKA the Oval Office. This hurtful message comes from our would-be Dictator and Doomsayer, Barack Obama by way of Leo Hohmann at Patriots For America in an online editorial titled, “U. N. To Dump Flood Of Muslim Refugees On U.S.” Of course you will note the headline for Hohmann’s article includes the nefarious and utterly corrupt United Nations as being one of the lead actors...
  • U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S.

    09/16/2014 5:48:18 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 41 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | Sept 15, 2014 | LEO HOHMANN
    Displaced Syrians will likely make up the next big wave of Muslim refugees coming to America. Since the early 1990s, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees has selected more than 200,000 refugees from Islamic countries to be resettled in the United States. Most of them have come from Somalia and Iraq. Syria could soon be added to the mix in the midst of that country’s brutal civil war. The Obama administration has been greasing the skids for the Syrian refugees for months, WND has learned, and the refugees will soon be dumped on American cities throughout the U.S. In...
  • From Exodus to Exodus, Iraqi Christians Seek New Home

    09/14/2014 9:11:46 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    AFP via Assyrian International News Agency ^ | 2014-09-14 22:01 GMT | Kamal Taha
    (AFP) -- Threats by jihadists have sent a fresh wave of Christians fleeing their Iraqi homeland, bustling from exodus to exodus in search of a safe haven to rebuild their lives Raja Marzina, who has taken refuge in Jordan with her husband and their five children, never imagined she would one day have to leave Iraq for good. "But we had no choice; we had to flee to save our lives and our religion," she said. Like dozens of others who fled the orgy of violence unleashed by Islamic State (IS) jihadists this summer, Marzina goes to the Syriac Catholics...
  • 14 Million Refugees Make the Levant Unmanageable

    09/09/2014 11:02:02 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | David P. Goldman
    There are always lunatics lurking in the crevices of Muslim politics prepared to proclaim a new caliphate; there isn’t always a recruiting pool in the form of nearly 14 million displaced people (11 million Syrians, or half the country’s population, and 2.8 million Iraqis, or a tenth of the country’s population). When I wrote about the region’s refugee disaster at Tablet in July (“Between the Settlers and Unsettlers, the One State Solution is On Our Doorstep“) the going estimate was only 10 million. A new UN study, though, claims that half of Syrians are displaced. Many of them will have...
  • The Obama Administration Policies That Jihadists Are Using To Legally Immigrate To America

    09/04/2014 5:49:34 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9-4-14 | Mike Snyder
    According to a survey conducted by Pew Research, "the estimated share of legal Muslim immigrants entering the U.S. each year has roughly doubled, from about 5 percent of legal immigrants in 1992 to about 10 percent in 2012." And this rise in Islamic immigration has been accelerated by a series of moves by Barack Obama. For example, earlier this year the Wall Street Journal reported on a decision by the Obama administration to bring thousands of additional Syrian refugees into the country by the end of this year… U.S. plans to resettle thousands of Syrians displaced by their country's civil...
  • HHS PROMOTES CASH ASSISTANCE AND OBAMACARE FOR FOREIGN REFUGEES

    08/14/2014 10:40:45 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | August 13,2014 | KRISTIN TATE
    HHS' Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR) provides funding and grants to various organizations that help refugees collect welfare. One such organization is ICF International, which claims that it helps foreign refugees develop "partnerships" with federal, state, and community-based programs--"especially related to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program." TANF is a mammoth federal welfare program that gives cash assistance to needy U.S. families. But refugees can collect the benefits as well. "Refugees qualify for mainstream federal public benefit programs, including TANF," HHS states on its website. In 2014 alone, taxpayer shelled out about $17.35 billion on TANF payments....
  • SAS joins mission to save refugees

    08/14/2014 1:50:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8-14-2014 | Tom Mctague, Mail Online Deputy Political Editor and James Rush
    A dramatic international rescue mission of thousands of trapped refugees in northern Iraq was ‘far less likely’ this morning after the Government revealed huge numbers had already escaped across the border to Syria. David Cameron, returning from holiday 24 hours early to chair an emergency Cobra meeting in Downing Street, yesterday revealed Britain was working on ‘detailed plans’ to airlift up to 30,000 desperate Yazidis cornered by Islamic State extremists on Mount Sinjar. But the International Development Secretary Justine Greening confirmed this morning that American surveillance had revealed fewer people were left on the mountain than first feared. But she...
  • Recalling the horror of militant attacks

    08/13/2014 8:39:57 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 5 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/13/14 | Doreen Abi Raad
    The memory of that brutal June evening in his home near Mosul, Iraq, brought 48-year-old Joseph, now a refugee in Lebanon, to tears. “These people know no limits of humanity, decency, or respect for human life,” he said of the Islamic State fighters. Meeting with Catholic News Service Aug. 8 at the Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center in Beirut, he and other Catholic Iraqi refugees asked that their real names not be used to protect their identities as they shared the traumatic experiences that led to their exodus. Joseph recalled how his wife and their teenage son, Bachar, were in their...
  • The Middle Class, Refugees in their Own Country

    08/07/2014 6:02:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/07/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    America, the former “land of the free, home of the brave” is crony capitalism ruled by an anti-American socialist/Marxist regime “We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us.” - Anonymous My reality today in America, the former “land of the free, home of the brave” is crony capitalism ruled by an anti-American socialist/Marxist regime. I feel like the musicians on the Titanic.
  • Lebanese Churches Struggle with Flood of Iraqi Christians

    08/07/2014 3:13:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 8/6/2014 | Judit Neurink
    Lebanese churches are struggling to handle the influx of hundreds of Christian families who fled Mosul after Islamic extremists seized Iraq’s second-largest city, threatening Christians and other minorities. About 600 Iraqi families have fled to the Lebanese capital of Beirut in recent weeks. “When you hear what has happened to them, you want to help,” said a Lebanese woman who donated food to a Chaldean center in the Hazmiye neighborhood of Beirut. Donations from Lebanese are pouring in after a plea for aid went viral. Basic foods like rice, beans, oil, tea and sugar has been delivered the Chaldean center...
  • Syracuse NY Embraces its New Mosque; Wants More Refugees

    08/06/2014 7:31:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/06/2014 | Jenna Bowen
    Since my original article discussing how an abandoned Catholic church was being converted to a mosque in Syracuse, NY, that city has embraced the Mosque of Jesus, Son of Mary with open arms.  In April, a local publication, the Syracuse New Times, published an interview with Dr. Yusuf Soule, the executive director of the Northside Learning Center, who bought the church and rented it to a still unidentified group of Muslims.  In no news report has the group who transformed the church into a mosque been identified as anything other than a “new Islamic society.”  When asked how the plan...
  • African Refugees flood Europe (Obama over throwing Gaddafi the cause)

    07/25/2014 8:27:11 PM PDT · by garjog · 5 replies
    Think Africa Press ^ | 10 JUNE 2014 | BY YOHANNES WOLDEMARIAM
    Under a 2009 agreement, Libya also agreed to allow Italian coastguard to stop boatloads of African migrants on the seas and forcibly return them to Libya. ... Europe's reliance on Libyan complicity in holding back asylum seekers became particularly clear in the final days of Gaddafi's regime when the threatened dictator warned that if he was deposed, "thousands of people from Libya will invade Europe and there will be no one to stop them." In fact, Gaddafi made good on his promise when, in May 2011, Libyan authorities reportedly began putting non-Libyan citizens on boats and sending them north to...
  • 3,000 “Refugees” Being Relocated to Dover NH

    07/25/2014 5:18:35 PM PDT · by CapnJack · 42 replies
    New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition ^ | July 23 2014 | Unknown
    A proposal is being presented to the Dover City Council about the imminent relocation of up to 3,000 refugees from the Congo to the City of Dover NH. This would propose a 10% population growth in 6 years. The proposal is believed to have a plan to move 100 families (each containing between 3-5 members) each year to Dover from now until the community “surrenders” and requests the flow to stop (similar to Manchester, NH and Lewiston, ME) but the government decides when enough is enough NOT the local community. The federal government would support these families for only 8...
  • Pelosi: Border Children Should Be Treated Like Refugee Baby Jesus

    07/23/2014 12:57:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | July 22, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Tuesday on MSNBC "Morning Joe," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discussed the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border. The congressional leader dismissed the strain on our nations financial resources to care for all the children of the world in troubled areas, saying she believes the U.S. government should look at the children like "baby Jesus," who she added "was a refugee from violence." Pelosi said, "In Washington, I see an embrace of the idea that this is a humanitarian crisis by people who are not politicizing the issue. What we...
  • Breaking down ‘illegal immigration’ terminology

    07/22/2014 7:51:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KXAN-TV ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jay Wiles
    The issue of illegal immigration continues to cover national headlines. After reading articles and talking with friends and coworkers, it’s easy to hear a lot of terms trying to personify an international issue. You have probably heard the words “immigrant,” “migrant,” “alien” or maybe even “refugee” to describe people who come into the U.S. illegally. We wanted to look at what these terms specifically mean. Merriam-Webster dictionary describes the word ‘immigrant‘ as “a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence.” The word ‘migrant‘ means “a person who goes from one place to another especially to find...
  • 0: Total Refugees Admitted from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico in FY13

    07/16/2014 7:36:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 7/16/14 | Brittany M. Hughes
    According to refugee data from the U.S. Department of State, the federal government did not grant refugee protection to a single person from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador or Mexico in fiscal year 2013. Now, almost all of the unaccompanied children illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico are coming from those nations, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other congressional Democrats have described these illegal aliens as “refugees.” In the seven fiscal years from 2007 through 2013, a mere five Guatemalans and 25 Hondurans were granted refugee status in the United States. During that time, zero citizens of El...
  • Leaked Border Crisis Intel Shreds Narrative from Media and Obama Admin

    07/16/2014 12:39:00 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 14, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    HOUSTON, Texas—An elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report from July 7, 2014 was leaked to Breitbart Texas and reveals that homicide rates in Central America suggest violence is likely not the primary cause of the surge of thousands of unaccompanied minors and incomplete family units illegally entering the United States. The EPIC report indicates that the belief among the illegal immigrants that they would receive permisos and be allowed to stay was the driving factor in their choices to come to the United States and that the crisis will continue until 'misperceptions' about U.S. immigration benefits...
  • U.N. Seeking to Intervene in U.S. Border Crisis | Illegals as 'Refugees'

    07/14/2014 5:31:54 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    WND ^ | 7/14/2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    U.N. seeking to intervene in U.S. border crisis Global body would protect illegals as 'refugees' World Net Daily 7/14/2014 UNITED NATIONS – Representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UNHRC, are “intensely discussing in meetings” the possibility of extending U.N. protection to the thousands of Central Americans crossing the U.S. border with Mexico illegally by defining them as “refugees” who are seeking asylum from political and domestic violence in their home nations, WND has confirmed. ... A UNHCR official confirmed Monday to WND via email that a 10-nation meeting in Nicaragua of ministers of the interior...
  • Reality intrudes on broken immigration narrative

    07/10/2014 6:08:25 AM PDT · by shoff · 15 replies
    Examiner ^ | 07/09/2014 | Steven Hoffman
    You’ve heard the war cry of fixing our broken immigration system so often it has become as ubiquitous as the Karashian’s and about as annoying. But is it broken and can we find evidence to back up that claim? To find out the truth was must look at immigration past. Whatever our conclusions we should review past efforts to fix the system and their results.
  • Minors at border should be thought of as refugees, speakers say

    07/09/2014 6:53:17 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 41 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/9/14 | Patricia Zapor
    From the head of the U.S. agency in charge of the welfare of more than 50,000 Central American children who have been apprehended at the Mexican border, to the Honduran cardinal who heads the international Catholic relief agency, Caritas, the message was clear, those minors are as much refugees as the people fleeing upheaval in Syria or South Sudan. “How are these children different from refugees from Sudan” or other war-torn countries, asked Eskinder Negash, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, known as ORR, in the Department of Health and Human Services. “Regardless of whether they have family here,...
  • UN to U.S.: Why not treat these illegals crossing your border as “refugees”?

    07/08/2014 10:07:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    The bad news for illegals: Even if you qualify as a “refugee,” winning an asylum case in federal court is difficult under current law. The good news: The guy in charge right now isn’t a stickler about legal procedure. And besides, the “refugee” label is more of a political weapon under these circumstances than a legal one. It’s one thing to turn a blind eye to illegal immigrants streaming across the border, but who could be so hard-hearted as to deport a “refugee”?Don’t fret much about the label, though. Most of these kids will never report to their immigration...
  • UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees

    07/08/2014 2:03:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 8, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Alberto Arce and Marcos Aleman
    United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum. Officials with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees say they hope to see a regional agreement on that status Thursday when migration and interior department representatives from the U.S., Mexico, and Central America meet in Nicaragua. The group will discuss updating a 30-year-old declaration regarding the obligations nations have to aid refugees. …
  • Growing Influx: Germany Caught Off Guard By Surge in Refugees

    07/07/2014 7:36:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 07, 2014 – 05:40 PM
    The German government is expecting around 175,000 people to file applications for asylum this year, the highest number in two decades. Regional politicians are acting surprised, but there have been signs of this development for years now. […] The refugees in Germany are fleeing many things: the civil war in Syria, the recent wave of terror in Iraq, torturous regimes but also, in many cases, a life of poverty and no prospects, be it in Africa or as a member of the Roma minority in Serbia. Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) estimates that as many as 175,000...
  • Border Security and the Immigration Colander-breakdown of Southwest border the tip of the iceberg

    07/07/2014 7:13:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 7, 2014 | Michael Cutler
    Border Security and the Immigration ColanderPosted By Michael Cutler On July 7, 2014 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments When you consider how many ways an alien may enter the United States it is absurd to focus all attention on just the Southwest Border of the United States that involves just four of America’s 50 states.In point of fact, it has been estimated that 40% of the illegal aliens who are present in the United States did not run our border and evade the inspections process that is supposed to prevent the entry of aliens whose presence...
  • Massachusetts mayor: Stop sending my city refugees (Springfield MA)

    06/22/2014 11:31:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2014 1:53 AM EDT | Paige Sutherland
    A Massachusetts mayor is calling for an end to refugee resettlement in his city, saying Somali families are putting pressure on already strained services in Springfield, a onetime industrial center where nearly a third of the population lives below the poverty line. Mayor Domenic Sarno is the latest mayor to decry refugee resettlement, joining counterparts in New Hampshire in Maine in largely rare tensions with the State Department, which helps resettle refugees in communities across America. The mayor is drawing criticism from those who say this country has a moral obligation to help the outcast and refugees who say they’re...
  • New York Times: Children on the run

    06/05/2014 4:34:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | June 5, 2014 | Editorial
    Along the southern border, particularly in Texas, a rising influx of young unauthorized migrants crossing the border with their parents — or, more alarmingly, alone — has overwhelmed the Border Patrol and sent the federal government scurrying for a coordinated response. It is unclear what will happen next to stem the flow or to resolve the uncertain status of the young arrivals, many of whom may have legitimate claims to stay as refugees. But administration officials, custodians of a tenacious deportation policy, deserve credit for recognizing that this is not a border-security crisis but a humanitarian one, fueled by growing...
  • Christian Refugees Detained in Israeli Desert

    05/20/2014 5:48:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Some 2,300 Sudanese and Eritrean refugees seeking asylum in Israel, most of them Christian, are being detained at an asylum camp in the Israeli desert, according to Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel. “The grim surroundings, the heat and the overcrowded rooms created the impression of a prison,” according to the vicariate, which stated that most refugees arrived over two years ago. Pastoral visit to Holot (Saint James Vicariate For Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel)
  • Personalized Drone Delivery: the new Personal Computer?

    02/18/2014 11:02:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    IEET Blog ^ | February 18, 2014 | Melanie Swan, MBA
    Miniaturization, robotics, and the hastening automation economy are coming together in interesting new ways. Personal drone delivery services could be a fast-arriving concept. Amazon announced PrimeAir in November 2013, to possibly be ready for launch in 2015 pending US FAA regulations of personal drone airspace. In the ideal case, the service would deliver ordered items within 30-60 minutes. Similarly, Dubai and the UAE announced a personalized drone delivery service including eye-scanning verification for government documents. Personalized or at least targeted micro-delivery via drones is not a new idea. One obvious use is delivering aid, medicine, and other supplies to remote,...
  • Arabic is #1 language spoken by refugees admitted to US during Obama reign

    02/08/2014 11:08:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 2/8/14 | Pamela Geller
    Top ten languages spoken by recent refugees Top 10 Languages Spoken by Arrived Refugees as of Sep 30, 2013 Arabic, the language of Islam. I warned of the consequences of the refugee resettlement programs, the “diversity visas”and the “religious visas” (with only one particular religion enjoying preferential status) in my book, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. This runs counter to recommendations made by the AFDI 18-point platform in defense of freedom: AFDI calls for an immediate halt of immigration by Muslims into nations that do not currently have a Muslim majority population. AFDI calls...
  • ‘My thoughts were misread,’ says Halla Diyab [anti-refugees from Syria]

    02/03/2014 11:37:19 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Al-Aarabia ^ | Al-Arabia News | Eman El-Shenawi
    A British-Syrian TV pundit is threatening to sue social media users who slander her or threaten her life after her recent controversial views regarding not allowing Syrian refugees to come to Britain were aired on a BBC program. Halla Diyab, a writer and producer based in London, told BBC One’s This Week news program that Syrian refugees would be better off seeking asylum in neighboring Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt - rather than coming to England where they will face a cultural barrier such as not being able to speak English. Syrian refugees shouldn’t be...
  • Report: Up to 600,000 Christians Have Fled Homes in Syria

    01/08/2014 5:49:24 AM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Up to 600,000 of Syria’s 2.2 million Christians have fled their homes and are now either refugees or internally displaced persons, according to Aid to the Church in Need. In all, 1.8 million Syrians have left their homes, the charity reported. “The number of Christians killed because they are targeted for their faith is growing,” said Father Andrzej Halemba, the charity’s Middle East projects coordinator. Referring to an October massacre, the priest said that “Sadad is a very clear case. They were slaughtered like animals.”
  • UNHCR Blasts Israel: They Are Refugees, Not Illegal Aliens

    01/05/2014 4:43:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/1/14 | Elad Benari
    The United Nations on Sunday night criticized Israel’s policy towards illegal immigrants, as thousands of them protested in Tel Aviv, demanding that Israel recognize them as refugees and grant them asylum. The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) released a statement in which it accused Israel of “sowing fear and chaos” among the illegal aliens who, it said, should be referred to as “asylum seekers” and not “infiltrators”. “We demand that the government examine the asylum requests of the foreigners, and stop the large-scale arrests in south Tel Aviv,” said the UN agency, adding that while it supported the...
  • UNHCR Blasts Israel: They Are Refugees, Not Illegal Aliens

    01/05/2014 4:16:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 1/6/2014, 1:14 AM | Elad Benari
    The United Nations on Sunday night criticized Israel’s policy towards illegal immigrants, as thousands of them protested in Tel Aviv, demanding that Israel recognize them as refugees and grant them asylum. The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) released a statement in which it accused Israel of “sowing fear and chaos” among the illegal aliens who, it said, should be referred to as “asylum seekers” and not “infiltrators”. “We demand that the government examine the asylum requests of the foreigners, and stop the large-scale arrests in south Tel Aviv,” said the UN agency, adding that while it supported the...
  • Canada: Palestinian Refugees—Fleeing Hamas

    12/10/2013 11:36:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 12/11/2013, 8:40 AM | Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar
    Three Palestinian residents of Ramallah, Mohammad Adawi and his two sons Naser and Nasim, arrived in Canada in 2010 requesting refugee status. According to Adawi, he was forced to flee Samaria following death threats from armed members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. The three recently applied for a judicial review of a 2012 decision that refused them refugee status and claimed their story was likely fabricated, reports Shalom Toronto. The federal courts involved in the review canceled the earlier decision and opened a new hearing of their case. Adawi reports that his eldest son refused to help Hamas and Islamic...
  • Exclusive: US May Have Let 'Dozens' of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees

    11/20/2013 6:00:43 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 40 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | Nov. 20, 2013 | JAMES GORDON MEEK, CINDY GALLI and BRIAN ROSS
    Several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted American troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the United States as war refugees, according to FBI agents investigating the remnants of roadside bombs recovered from Iraq and Afghanistan. The discovery in 2009 of two al Qaeda-Iraq terrorists living as refugees in Bowling Green, Kentucky -- who later admitted in court that they'd attacked U.S. soldiers in Iraq -- prompted the bureau to assign hundreds of specialists to an around-the-clock effort aimed at checking its archive of 100,000 improvised explosive devices collected in the war zones, known...
  • EU court: homosexuality can be grounds for asylum

    11/07/2013 4:13:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2013 11:59 AM EST | Juergen Baetz
    Refugees facing imprisonment in their home country because they are gay may have grounds to be granted asylum in the European Union, the 28-nation bloc’s top court ruled Thursday. The existence of laws allowing the imprisonment of homosexuals “may constitute an act of persecution per se,” if they are routinely enforced, the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice said. A homosexual cannot be expected to conceal his sexual orientation in his home country to avoid persecution since that would amount to renouncing a “characteristic fundamental to a person’s identity,” the EU court added. …
  • Two states, two sets of refugees

    10/31/2013 5:23:52 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/30/2013 | LYN JULIUS
    As the current negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians lurch forward, the burning question is: will Israel’s withdrawal from the West Bank put an end to Palestinian claims? According to an Israel TV scoop, the Palestinians in the current peace talks seem not to have budged an inch on their “right of return.” Even if Israel is negotiated back to the 1967 lines, will the Palestinians renounce their “right of return”? This issue cannot be brushed aside as rhetoric: it is intimately bound with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s insistence that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. >>SNIP<< The...
  • Syrian Christians turning to Russia for protection (Abandoned by U.S. Christians ask Putin for help)

    10/23/2013 7:55:18 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://voiceofrussia.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | Artyom Kobzev
    About 50,000 Syrian Christians want to apply for Russian citizenship. In a letter to the Russian Foreign Ministry, they said that they were not planning to flee Syria, but if threatened with physical elimination, they would pin their hopes on Russia as the guarantor of their survival. Analysts think that despite the difficulties their request may involve, it won’t go unheeded. The letter reached Moscow through diplomatic channels. It says that the West-backed terrorists are prepared to go to any lengths to wipe Christians out of Syria. The authors of the letter have no intention of fleeing the “land on...