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    'Thousands have plane tickets to America and nowhere to go'

    Published: 7 hours ago.
    Updated: 01/25/2017 at 9:00 PM


    Somali refugees arrive in the U.S. at a rate of more than 800 per month, filing into more than 300 U.S. cities and towns from U.N. refugee camps such as this one in Dadaab, Kenya.

    As early as Thursday, President Trump is expected to drop a bombshell on the refugee-resettlement industry, a network of church organizations, secular NGOs and United Nations-friendly groups that are paid tens of millions of dollars every year to secretly plant Third World migrants into more than 300 U.S. cities and towns.

    Trump will block the entry of migrants from countries hosting Muslim jihadists, many of them looking to relocate to Western democracies in the wake of the Islamic State’s loss of territory in Syria and Iraq.
    Trump is planning a moratorium on immigration visas from seven countries of special interest – Syria, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya. At the same time, Trump is expected to announce a pause in the resettlement of refugees from most countries for at least four months or until a better system of vetting can be developed.

    Muslim advocacy groups, such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations, are now on the defensive. A CAIR press release Wednesday parroted the Obama administration line that refugees coming to America “are the most vetted of all those entering the country. They go through multiple levels of screening by multiple national security agencies before they can enter.”

    Yet, a closer look reveals otherwise.

    WND reported on “Eight bloody terror attacks on U.S. soil” in a recent 18-month period leading up to Christmas. The attacks had one thing in common – each one was carried out by a Muslim migrant or son of a Muslim migrant.

    And it gets worse.

    Federal agents told the Los Angeles Times Wednesday they are going back to re-investigate dozens of Syrian refugees who have already been allowed into the U.S. by the Obama administration for possible vetting “lapses.” These refugees had derogatory information in their case files that was either ignored or not followed up on, including contact with ISIS leaders. The “mistakes” occurred in 2015 and were already being investigated by the FBI before Trump’s inauguration, the Times reports.

    Hundreds of Muslim migrants have been arrested on terrorism-related charges since the 9/11 attacks. Some of the most recent incidents occurred on Sept. 17 at the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, where a Somali refugee carried out a knife attack that wounded 10 shoppers, and another Somali refugee at Ohio State University rammed his vehicle into a crowd of students on Nov. 28, then got out and attacked them with a knife, injuring 11. Also on Sept. 17, another refugee from Afghanistan set off pipe bombs in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, injuring 29.

    ‘Pandering to Islamophobia?’

    Trump’s aggressive actions have set the officials at CAIR, which has its own ties to terrorists hiding in its closet, on edge. The organization called a press conference Wednesday to denounce Trump’s actions, saying they were “anti-Muslim” and “pandering to fear and Islamophobia.”

    CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad Wednesday used inflammatory language to describe Trump’s pending executive orders. He said denying entry of refugees into America was tantamount to the former American policies of “slavery” and denying women the vote.

    CAIR New York out a tweet calling for an “emergency rally” in response to Trump’s actions.

    But those in the conservative camp were celebrating the news that Trump is planning to fulfill his promise of tightening up the nation’s visa programs and giving what they believe is a long-overdue audit of the refugee resettlement program, which has dumped more than 1 million Muslim migrants on U.S. cities and towns over the last 30 years. Most of the cities were never asked if they wanted to accept refugees; they were merely “informed” of the decision after the fact.

    One of the frequent complaints voiced by mayors and governors about the refugee resettlements is that they are not notified in advance of how many refugees will be placed in their cities or states, nor are they able to reject the secret placement of refugees selected by the United Nations.

    Governors such as Texas Gov. Gregg Abbot and mayors in Amarillo, Texas; Athens, Georgia; Oakland County, Michigan; Manchester, New Hampshire, and other communities have actively sought to slow the flow of refugees to their jurisdictions for various reasons, often cost related, only to be told by Obama’s State Department that they had no say in the matter.

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, are attempting to rectify that. Cruz said a bill introduced by the two Wednesday would require the federal government to give notice to states at least 21 days in advance of any resettlements, allowing governors to “keep their citizens safe.”

    Resettlement industry ‘freaking out’

    Trump’s flurry of activity this week on immigration has the advocates of refugee resettlement in absolute shock, said refugee watchdog Ann Corcoran, who blogs at Refugee Resettlement Watch.
    After watching Obama expand the program from about 60,000 a year to 110,000, the resettlement industry now faces challenges that may be without precedent.

    Corcoran expects a big pushback, using the establishment media to plead their case on the airwaves directly to the American people, complete with emotional appeals about victims of war and poverty unable to find refuge in America.

    She said the federal contractors who serve as fronts for the federal government are “freaking out” because they stand to lose a lot of money, even if the pause only lasts four months. The nine resettlement agencies that include the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and others affiliated with the Lutheran, Jewish and evangelical churches are paid $2,050 per head for every refugee they resettle in America. They get to keep about half of that amount and also make money by securing federal grants to provide services to the refugees.

    “You can imagine how the contractors are freaking out over this,” Corcoran said. “I am sure there are 3,000 or 4,000 refugees around the world with plane tickets in their hands right now and suddenly they can’t board that plane to an American city. There are all these people in the pipeline. But that’s not Trump’s problem. He’s looking out for America first.”

    Will Trump go far enough?

    The only question that remains for critics of the refugee program is: Will Trump go far enough? If he pauses the program for four months and then resumes accepting refugees from terrorist hot spots such as Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia and Iraq, perhaps in smaller numbers than Obama did, that won’t suffice, they say.

    The New York Times reported that Trump may cut the number down to 50,000 annually.

    “That won’t cut it,” Corcoran said.

    Even Obama brought in numbers as small as 56,000 2011 and 58,000 in 2012, Corcoran noted.

    Terrorism experts such as former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., are encouraging the president to look closely at the program and go beyond the headlines of what’s been reported by mainstream media. She believes special attention should be placed upon criminal acts by refugees that have been covered up or downplayed by the media, such as the sexual assault of a small girl in Twin Falls last summer by three refugee boys from Sudan and Iraq.

    “First, the purpose of the temporary pause on refugee resettlement and visa issuance from terror propensity nations, is to secure the safety of the American people,” Bachmann told WND. “There is no compassion, where the American people are harmed by the actions of their government.

    Somali refugee Abdul Ali Artan, suspect in the Ohio State University campus stabbing spree on Nov. 28, 2016, came to the U.S. from Somalia with his mother and six siblings as ‘refugees.’ (Photo: Twitter/The Lantern)

    Clearly, individual U.S. citizens have been killed, raped, assaulted, robbed and intimidated by individual migrants. Journalists need to spend more time reading police blotters and reporting on the background of perpetrators.”

    Last edited by Newmexican; 01-26-2017 at 04:00 AM.
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