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    Most Iraqi refugees being resettled go to US

    Most Iraqi refugees being resettled go to US

    By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS, The Associated Press
    10:01 a.m. October 16, 2009

    GENEVA — More than 30,000 Iraqis have moved to the United States under a resettlement program that began in 2007 while much smaller numbers have gone to other countries, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

    The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has recommended to the participating countries the names of 82,500 Iraqis who should be moved, but so far only 33,000 have been able go to their new homelands, said spokesman Andrej Mahecic.

    "Everyone is urgent," said Mahecic, but he stressed that priority should be given to medical emergencies and to women and children at particular risk.
    He said the refugees have been determined to be in need of international protection and that no other solution is possible.

    The program started slowly in 2007 after the United States in particular came under criticism for accepting few refugees but "things are picking up," said Mahecic.

    The administration of former President George W. Bush, which was criticized for failing to move faster in helping Iraqi refugees, blamed its slow pace on enhanced security checks.

    UNHCR says more than a half million Iraqi refugees are in need of resettlement, but that the agency hasn't been able to examine each case yet. Most of the 2 million Iraqi refugees overall are living without permanent homes in neighboring Syria and Jordan.

    The agency said a total of 33,117 Iraqi refugees have been resettled since the program began in 2007, with 3,752 the first year, 17,770 last year and 11,595 in the first six months of this year.

    Canada was in second place, accepting 1,890 total Iraqi refugees, followed by Australia with 1,757 and Sweden with 1,180.

    Other countries that have received Iraqi refugees under the program included Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, France, Finland, Denmark, Britain and Brazil.

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    I think that there are way too many people coming our way who do not have a real claim for entry. Who really screens these people, and what drastic population transformations to areas suddenly hit with thousands of foreginers, many unwilling to accept American ideas or culture. Then there are the job disruptions for Americans when refugees take their jobs or replace illegal aliens. These refugees have no idea what awaits them here, and they have a totally different sense of what is acceptable and what is not (Sharia, example). Instead of accepting America, many are trying to change America, and they may be a direct threat to us.

    There is monetary gain to the organizations flooding the United States with refugees, and little concern for what this can and has done to us. Nashville is a drop off location, and the Country Music City is becoming an international dumping ground with ethnocentric groups awaiting the newcomers with open arms and open wallets for government assistance and political power. There must be a big scam going on with the refugee program, because so many are benefitting outside of the American people.

    Americans in Shelbyville,TN see refugees take jobs, many previously held by illegal aliens. The numbers coming to the United States are certainly much larger than the numbers going to other nations.

    The real endangered need protection, but terrorists and others with ill motives must be coming in through programs such as this.

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