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  • 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...
  • Refugee Status (And Citizenship) Given To Central American Children (video) (future Dem voters)

    10/03/2014 2:53:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 1 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/3/2014 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how Obama is giving refugee status, and ultimately citizenship, to Central American children. Tune in!
  • U.S. to give refugee status to limited number of Central American minors

    09/30/2014 1:39:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9-30-14 | JIM KUHNHENN
    AP Article -- link only
  • 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 arent. Its the UN, driven largely by the worlds 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...
  • City of Houston Celebrates "Diversity" with a Refugee Fest at the Turkish House

    09/09/2014 6:08:16 PM PDT · by magna carta · 4 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | September 9,2014 | Liz Theiss
    During the summer months most rational hard-working citizen taxpayers were aghast at the huge amount of "refugee" & "unaccompanied minors" and illegal alien family units being dumped upon their communities in buses often under cover of the night. But not the City of Houston, this was a platform for "diversity" spewing propaganda, internationalism,and third world celebrations.Houston welcomes "more than 2,000 refugees every year"! All of the enablers,communists,"charitable organizations" and amnesty advocates coming together for the WORLD REFUGEE DAY during the month of June.
  • They're Not Refugees under Asylum Law

    07/24/2014 7:07:20 AM PDT · by Moseley · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 24, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The unaccompanied children flooding our southern border are not refugees and do not qualify for asylum under U.S. law or international law. ... In any event, under federal regulations, in 8 CFR 208.13 (b) (1), An applicant shall be found to be a refugee on the basis of past persecution if the applicant can establish that he or she has suffered persecution in the past in the applicant's country of nationality or, if stateless, in his or her country of last habitual residence, on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion[.] (Emphasis...
  • Christians in Imminent Danger Across the World Are Refused Refugee Status While Muslim

    07/19/2014 9:37:09 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 10 replies
    Pamela Geller Atlus Shrugs ^ | Nov. 21, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    US policy regarding the UN picks who becomes US refugees. Christians are being refused refugee status and face persecution and many times certain death for their religious beliefs under the sharia, while whole Muslim communities are entering the US by the tens of thousands per month despite the fact that they face no religious persecution. It is horrifying that Afghan Christians are being refused refugee status by the UN and many Western nations, including Britain. The UN claims that Afghan Christians do not meet the criteria for refugees under Statute 6B of the UN High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR), which...
  • HHS Official On Flood Of Illegal Immigrants: "Jesus Was A Refugee"

    07/09/2014 5:50:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies ^ | July 9,2014 | Breitbart News
    The man who heads the federal agency responsible for many of the 50,000 unaccompanied alien children from Central America who have entered the U.S. illegally in recent months told attendees at a conference on Tuesday that those working with refugees should look to Jesus Christ as a role model.
  • League City [TX] bans undocumented children

    07/09/2014 2:34:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 9, 2014 | Cindy George
    ".....More than 25 residents spoke during the public comment section of Tuesday's council meeting, which followed a public workshop on Monday night. The resolution passed 6-2. Council members Thiess, Dan Becker, Todd Kinsey, Geri Bentley, Andy Mann and Mayor Timothy Paulissen voted in favor while council members Dennis OKeeffe and Joanna Dawson were opposed. Before the vote, Thiess announced that a similar measure based on the League City proposal was passed by Galveston County commissioners on Tuesday afternoon........"
  • Latino leaders urge Barack Obama: Hire us

    When top Hispanic lawmakers met with President Barack Obama earlier this year, the first issue they brought up wasnt immigration reform. Their ask: Hire more Latinos. And they havent let up, requesting meetings and pressing Obama and White House officials to make progress on diversifying the administration. They want a progress report by the end of the year. The push is part of a broader change in strategy for Hispanic leaders. The movement built up its power as the fastest growing Democratic voting bloc in the country, one Obama himself relied on in both of his presidential campaigns.
  • Obama's two-year 'amnesty' for illegal immigrant minors sparks TWELVE-FOLD spike in numbers...

    06/09/2014 10:49:40 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | June, 8, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR
    President Barack Obama is calling tens of thousands of illegal-immigrant children languishing in temporary U.S. holding pens an 'urgent humanitarian situation,' but Republicans are pointing the finger of blame squarely at the White House. Obama instituted an immigration policy that the GOP says enticed tens of thousands of Central American children to cross America's southern border illegally without any parents to guide them. More than 33,000 have been picked up in Texas alone since October. The U.S. border patrol says its forces are overwhelmed, and the courts are bracing for a flood of immigration cases from children held in temporary...
  • UKRAINE: evacuating people

    Every time evacuating people, I peered into their faces. Often there I see the fear, bewilderment, desire to hide. Usually, my first words: "everything is fine. We'll help you" It's just what it gives a ray of hope that they are not alone, that someone cares about them. Prayer - this is something that gets into the hands of each applicant. There are four prayers and I recommend them to read them every day. Today next to me sat intelligent grandmother 77 years. She took the book of prayer with trembling hands, reread prayer and said, "Thank you for the...
  • Senators Unaware of Potential Syrian Refugee Resettlement in U.S.

    06/14/2013 5:17:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/14/13 | Kerry Picket
    Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), two lawmakers who are part of the gang of eight immigration bill, are unaware of the administration's willingness to accept thousands of Syrian refugees into the United States. Rubio, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, told Breitbart News, Well this country has a long history of asylum and taking people who are fleeing oppression. On the other hand, given the nature of the Syrian conflict, like any asylum seeker, that they be carefully vetted. Thats my initial take. Its the first Ive heard of it. Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon have taken...
  • Muslim refugees, yes Christian refugees, no

    04/25/2013 8:08:54 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/29/2011 | Pamela Geller
    Christians are in imminent danger across the world, and yet they are being refused refugee status, while Muslim refugee immigration goes on unimpeded. U.S. policy regarding refugee resettlement would shock most Americans if they only knew. The United Nations picks who gets to come to the U.S. as a refugee. The mandate of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is to determine which of the worlds huddled masses comes to the U.S. as humanitarian refugees. And predictably, this U.N. body is favoring Muslims. Christians from Muslim lands are being refused refugee status. This is occurring despite the fact that...
  • Mother Of Boston Bombing Suspects Says FBI Was In Contact With Her Son

    04/19/2013 3:35:23 PM PDT · by Raebie · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/19/2013 | Grace Wyler
    Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva, the mother of Boston bombing suspects Dzhokar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, suggested Friday that the FBI had been surveilling her older son for several years prior to Monday's attack. In an interview with Russia Today Friday, Tsarnaeva said that Tamerlan Tsarnaev got involved in "religious politics" five years ago, and that the FBI had previously contacted her about her son's activities. "He was controlled by the FBI, like for three, five years," she said. "They knew what my son was doing, they knew what actions and what sites on the Internet he was going [to], they used to...
  • Report: DHS Failed to Deport Boston Terrorist After 2009 Assault Conviction

    04/19/2013 12:38:08 PM PDT · by AuntB · 62 replies
    stand with arizona ^ | Apr. 19, 2013 | JOhn Hill
    One of the Chechen terrorists who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings should have been deported years ago after a criminal conviction, as called for by U.S. immigration law. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old killed in a wild shootout with police, was a legal U.S. resident who nevertheless should have been removed from the country after a 2009 domestic violence conviction, according to a Judicial Watch source. That means the Obama administrations DHS division missed an opportunity to deport Tsarnaev, but did not abide by Federal immigration law and let him stay. Tsarnaev was given this special treatment, despite not having...
  • Mother of Boston bombing suspects arrested last year for 'stealing $1,600 worth of clothes from

    04/19/2013 10:19:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies ^ | 4/19/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    full title...Mother of Boston bombing suspects arrested last year for 'stealing $1,600 worth of clothes from Lord & Taylor'The mother of the two Chechnyan brothers suspected of setting off two bombs at the Boston Marathon was arrested last year for allegedly stealing $1,600 worth of clothes from an upscale department store. Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva, 45, was charged with two counts of malicious/wanton damage and defacement to property after allegedly swiping the merchandise from a Lord & Taylor in Natick, Mass. in June 2012.
  • Australia urged to formally recognise climate change refugee status (fleeing the effects)

    04/18/2013 3:26:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Guardian ^ | 4/16/13 | Bernard Lagan
    **SNIP** The Refugee Council of Australia has told the Australian government that it should create a new refugee category for those fleeing the effects of climate change so that they can be offered protection similar to those escaping war or persecution. The key legal document that defines refugees, the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, defines a refugee as a person who has a well-founded fear of persecution in their homeland because of their race, religion, nationality of membership of a particular group. The convention forged in 1951 in the aftermath of world war two does not...
  • Iraqi Refugee Bombs AZ Social Security Office, MSM Remains Silent

    12/03/2012 8:01:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/3/12 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday morning, an Iraqi refugee used an improvised explosive device (IED) to bomb a Social Security office in Casa Grande AZ -- the mainstream media remains silent. The explosion took place before the office opened for the morning, so one was hurt. But reports indicate the explosion "was heard and felt all over the area." The suspect in the bombing, Abdullatif Aldosary is an Iraqi refugee who lives in Coolidge, AZ. He is in police custody. For reasons unreported, Aldosary had raised the Department of Homeland Security's attention a number of times throughout the last two years, and he...
  • N. Korea: Ros-Lehtinen calls out Chinese government in Seoul

    05/24/2012 6:14:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 05/24/12 | Josh Rogin
    Ros-Lehtinen calls out Chinese government in Seoul Posted By Josh Rogin Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 4:15 PM House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) participated in a candlelight vigil outside the Chinese Embassy in Seoul Thursday and chastised the Chinese government for forcibly repatriating North Korean refugees who flee to China. "I too was a refugee," she said, standing beside Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) and South Korea Assemblywoman Park Sun Young. "Having fled communist totalitarianism in Cuba, I have walked their lonely road and have experienced both the fears and the hopes that combine to motivate their arduous...
  • Sex trafficking victims reveal horror of witchcraft and torture (Scotland)

    01/29/2012 11:20:25 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 18 replies
    Daily Record (Scotland) ^ | 1/27/12 | Annie Brown
    VICTIMS of human sex trafficking have told how they were enslaved by witchcraft, torture and death threats in modern-day Scotland. The harrowing stories of ten women were compiled by campaigners investigating the worlds fastest growing organised crime. Nine came from Africa, one from South America. In one of the testimonies to a Glasgow charity, a 21-year-old told how she was branded and forced to take a witchcraft oath to prevent her escaping. She said: I had to take the oath. I was given this mark on my hand. I was told that this mark, if you tell anyone what has...
  • Holland May Cut Funds to UNRWA

    12/13/2011 1:39:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Holland is reviewing its policy of funding the UNRWA agency for Arab refugees," which treats them differently from other refugees. In reply to a question from Speaker of the legislature Hans Ten Broke, Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal said the government will thoroughly review its annual contribution of approximately $30 million, according to the European Jewish Press. Holland is the sixth largest contributor to the United Nations agency, which was set up to deal with Arabs, most of whom were encouraged to flee Israel by Arab countries who promised they would quickly return after the anticipated annihilation of Israel in the...
  • The Great Somali Welfare Hunt

    05/26/2011 9:56:11 PM PDT · by libh8er · 7 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 11.18.2002 | Roger McGrath
    The deconstruction of America is well underway. This has been clear to anyone living in California since the 1970s. Back then I remember talking with people who lived out of state about the changes that were being wrought by immigration, both legal and illegal, to California from countries of the Third World. No one could quite believe that the changes were as drastic and far-reaching as I described. Many considered me an alarmist. Those who did not thought that what I described was peculiar to California. The last decade has changed all that. What began in California thirty years ago...
  • WaPo vs WaPo on who created Palestinian refugee problem

    04/07/2011 10:14:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/7/11 | Leo Rennert
    In the April 6 print edition of the Washington Post, Jerusalem correspondent Joel Greenberg blames Israel for creating the Palestinian refugee problem. Palestinian families, he writes, were "pushed out of what is now Israel when the Jewish state was created in 1948." Thus, it was Israel's establishment that was responsible for the Palestinian refugee problem. However, on the April 6 Washington Post website, Jerusalem correspondent Joel Greenberg offers a completely different explanation for the Palestinian refugee problem. Some Arab families, he writes, were "displaced in the war that followed the establishment of Israel in 1948. So, it wasn't Israel's cration...
  • Boy who fled Khmer Rouge returns to Cambodia a US navy commander (Feel Good Story!)

    11/28/2010 4:48:56 PM PST · by greatdefender · 2 replies
    AFP-Yahoo! ^ | November 28, 2010 | Michelle Fitzpatrick
    PHNOM PENH (AFP) When the destroyer USS Mustin docks in Cambodia next week it will be more than just a routine mission for the ship's commander. Michael Misiewicz is Cambodian by birth and was just a child when he was wrenched from his family and homeland 37 years ago, to be sent away from the country to escape the civil war with the Khmer Rouge. He has not set foot on Cambodian soil since. "I have been fighting a lot of emotions about coming back to my native country," said Misiewicz, who was born Vannak Khem, of his impending...
  • Making Room For The S.S. Freedom

    07/23/2010 5:00:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 23, 2010 | MEGHAN CLYNE
    While the nation's eyes remain fixed on Arizona, another immigration story has been playing out largely unnoticed on the other side of the country. On July 13, in the waters off South Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a solitary Cuban man fleeing to freedom in the United States. Now, Cubans fleeing Castro's paradise are nothing new; indeed, 56 other Cubans were picked up in the Straits of Florida the same week. What makes this man interesting is his mode of travel: a tiny boat made mostly of Styrofoam. But except for a few stories in the Miami papers and...
  • Russias N. Korean Refugee Drill(Pres. Medvedev on deck to watch it)

    07/07/2010 7:30:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 07/07/10
    Russias N. Korean Refugee Drill JULY 07, 2010 11:21 Russia conducted over the weekend an emergency drill to respond to a massive inflow of North Korean refugees in the settlement of Khasan, Primorsky Krai. Russian soldiers played the role of refugees and others set up camps and provided food and medical supplies. The drill was the second of its kind following one in August 2003. Moscow apparently believes that a contingency could erupt at any time due to internal instability in North Korea. The drill was part of Vostok 2010, a military maneuver conducted by the Russian armed forces, that...
  • Presidential Memorandum--Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Somalia...

    06/09/2010 8:39:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 124+ views ^ | June 9, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Home Briefing Room Presidential Actions Presidential Memoranda The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 09, 2010 Presidential Memorandum--Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Somalia and Food Pipeline Breaks for Refugee and Other Displaced Populations of Concern Globally Presidential Determination -- June 8, 2010 No. 2010-10 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Somalia and Food Pipeline Breaks for Refugee and Other Displaced Populations of Concern Globally By the authority vested in me by the...
  • Israel contingency plan would use West Bank as wartime refuge for up to 500,000

    05/27/2010 9:33:39 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 302+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 5/27/2010 | World Tribune
    The Jewish community in the West Bank plans to host up to 500,000 Israelis in the event of a future regional war.In the 1991 Gulf war, thousands of residents from the Tel Aviv area fled to the West Bank for safety from Iraqi Scud ballistic missile strikes. In the 2006 war with Lebanon, about 10,000 residents of northern Israel joined relatives and friends in the West Bank to escape Hizbullah rocket attacks. "Judea and Samaria can be a place of refuge for the nation," Naftali Bennett, director-general of the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip,...
  • 3 must read articles regarding Israel.

    04/13/2010 1:12:37 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 6 replies · 436+ views
    The following article is a ** MUST READ ** for anyone who wants to know how public opinion against Israel is fed by the media and academia. Israeli journalist Ben-Dror Yemini's article brilliantly demonstrates how the international community's slanted narrative -- which ignores Muslim and Arab violence against Muslims and Arabs -- does injustice to Israel, which is falsely painted as the ultimate source of all conflict and violence in the world today.
  • Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Recruiting Violent Jihadist Fighters

    03/09/2010 12:56:58 PM PST · by Doogle · 152 replies · 3,304+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 030910 | FOX NEWS
    A Pennsylvania woman known to authorities as "Jihad Jane" was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft. The indictment, unsealed Monday, charges that Colleen R. LaRose, and five unindicted co-conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad.
  • 10 Americans in Haiti Charged With Child Kidnapping

    02/04/2010 12:05:11 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 156 replies · 3,901+ views ^ | 02/04/10 | Staff
    DEVELOPING: A Haitian attorney says 10 Americans detained in Haiti for trying to take 33 children out of the country after the Jan. 12 earthquake have been charged with child kidnapping. Edwin Coq says the Americans also are charged with criminal association. The 10 appeared in court Thursday and were whisked away to a jail in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince.
  • Thailand starts deporting Hmong refugees back to Laos

    12/27/2009 5:13:58 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies · 1,024+ views
    BBC World News ^ | Monday, 28 December 2009 | BBC
    Thailand has begun deporting a group of about 4,000 ethnic Hmong back to communist Laos, despite international concerns for their safety. Thai officials said unarmed soldiers began closing a camp for Hmong refugees in northern Phetchabun province. Thailand describes them as economic migrants. The Hmong say they face persecution in Laos because they sided with US forces during the Vietnam war. The UN had urged the Thais to call off plans to deport them.
  • Refugee's murder not a race crime: judge [Australia]

    12/19/2009 2:56:18 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 3 replies · 415+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | December 18, 2009 | By Daniel Fogarty
    A man who shouted he was looking "to kill blacks" before an unprovoked murder of a Sudanese refugee did not commit a racially motivated crime, a Victorian Supreme Court judge has ruled. Just hours before the attack, Clinton David Rintoull sprayed the abusive words on the wall of a house in suburban Noble Park in September 2007. He later stood outside the house armed with a metal pole and shouted: "These blacks are turning the town into the Bronx. I'm going to take my own town back. I'm looking to kill blacks". As Rintoull walked down the street looking for...
  • Thousands Flee Iran as Noose Tightens

    12/11/2009 5:47:28 PM PST · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 1,154+ views
    NEVSEHIR, Turkey -- Sadegh Shojai fled Iran after government agents raided his Tehran apartment, seizing his computer and 700 copies of a book he published on staging revolutions. Now, he and his wife spend their days in this isolated Turkish town in a cramped, coal-heated apartment that lacks a proper toilet. But Mr. Shojai, 28 years old, continues to churn out articles on antigovernment Web sites about Iranian political prisoners, and helps to link students in Tehran with fellow students in Europe. "I feel very guilty that I have abandoned my friends and countrymen, so I make up for it...
  • Afghan IDP children suffer the most.

    11/28/2009 7:41:35 AM PST · by mshoffner · 4 replies · 389+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 11/28/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    Since the war in Afghanistan commenced, we have heard of the casualties among US troops, and the enemy. We have heard stories of civilian casualties caused by US mishaps and the enemies desire for control. But in a refugee camp, 7 kilometers from the heart of Kabul, are uncounted civilian casualties.
  • No way home: The tragedy of the Palestinian diaspora

    10/23/2009 9:04:08 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 31 replies · 804+ views
    It is a cynical but time-honoured practice in Middle Eastern politics: the statesmen who decry the political and humanitarian crisis of the approximately 3.9 million Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in Gaza ignore the plight of an estimated 4.6 million Palestinians who live in Arab countries. For decades, Arab governments have justified their decision to maintain millions of stateless Palestinians as refugees in squalid camps as a means of applying pressure to Israel. The refugee problem will be solved, they say, when Israel agrees to let the Palestinians have their own state. Yet in the two decades since...
  • Chinese police report finding bodies of 56 North Korean would-be refugees in Yalu river(in 2003)

    09/12/2009 7:36:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 697+ views
    North Korean Economy Watch ^ | 09/10/09 | Michael Rank
    Chinese police report finding bodies of 56 North Korean would-be refugees in Yalu river By Michael Rank Chinese police have reported how the bodies of 56 North Koreans attempting to flee to China, including seven children, were found floating in the Yalu river in 2003. An official notice issued by police in the border town of Baishan in Jilin province describes how 53 corpses were discovered by local people on the morning of October 3, 2003, followed by three more at 5 a.m. the following day. An examination found that the dead were all citizens of the Democratic Peoples Republic...
  • Presidential Determination No. 2009-15 of January 27, 2009

    09/12/2009 6:22:12 AM PDT · by kindred · 1 replies · 465+ views ^ | 2/4/09 | Federal Register: February 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 22)
    [[Page 6115]] Presidential Determination No. 2009-15 of January 27, 2009 Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related To Gaza Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (the ``Act''), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration...
  • California Is The Biggest Destination For Those Granted Asylum

    07/20/2009 9:56:04 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies · 476+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 20, 2009
    July 15, 2009 California is the biggest destination for those granted asylum Every year the federal government grants refugee and asylum status to "persons who have been persecuted or who have a well-founded fear of persecution" in their native countries. The legal difference between a "refugee" and an "asylee" is the former requests refuge outside the United States, while the latter requests it after entering this country. The U.S. Office of Immigration Statistics compiles data on these two groups. Its latest report indicates that 60,108 persons were admitted to the United States as refugees in 2008. The leading countries of...
  • Dictatorships Leave Millions Homeless

    06/18/2009 9:30:21 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 223+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 18, 2009 | Emily Kanyi
    Dictatorships Leave Millions Homeless by: Emily Kanyi, June 18, 2009 Antonio Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has termed the drop in the number of refugees under the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) mandate as an illusion. According to a recent annual 2008 report released by the UN Refugee Agency on June 16, 2009, the global refugee statistics represent a drop of about 700,000 refugees from 2007. However, there are concerns that a surge of displacements in 2009 not reflected in the report have already offset the decline. The numbers are growing again. In 2009, we...
  • 1 million now displaced by fighting in Pakistan's northwest: UN(war intensifies)

    05/08/2009 5:11:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 531+ views
    CBC ^ | 05/08/09
    1 million now displaced by fighting in Pakistan's northwest: UN Last Updated: Friday, May 8, 2009 | 7:39 AM ET CBC News The number of people displaced by fighting in Pakistan's turbulent northwest has doubled to one million in recent days, the United Nations' refugee agency said Friday. Up to 200,000 people have arrived in safe areas in the past few days and another 300,000 are on the move or are about to flee, Ron Redmond, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said Friday. The new numbers are in addition to the estimated 555,000 people displaced from the...
  • (Canadian Immigration) Minister backs refugee status for gay Iranians

    02/28/2009 7:04:54 AM PST · by Loyalist · 10 replies · 504+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | February 28, 2009 | Tonda MacCharles
    OTTAWA The cause of gay refugees who flee persecution in Iran only to face harassment in Turkey has caught the attention of the federal immigration minister, who says Canada is willing to facilitate their resettlement here. Jason Kenney wrote the Canadian office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to urge quick processing of their applications after a story appeared last month in the Toronto Star. That story centred on Iranian Arsham Parsi, now a Toronto-based advocate whose "Iranian Queer Railroad" project tries to help gay and lesbians in legal limbo in Turkey reach Canada or the United...
  • U.N. Sponsors Refugee 'Theme Park' for the Rich and Famous

    02/02/2009 5:52:59 PM PST · by metmom · 2 replies · 260+ views ^ | Monday, February 02, 2009 | By John Zarocostas
    DAVOS, Switzerland Are you looking for a little excitement in your life? Imagine what fun it would be to live through a rebel attack . . . to navigate a minefield to negotiate with corrupt officials and border guards in a desperate effort to survive. Thanks to a U.N.-sponsored exhibition, visitors to the World Economic Forum in Davos last week got just that opportunity -- at a theme park with a name right out of Disney: "Refugee Run." Visitors were given the opportunity to experience the harsh conditions that millions of refugees and internally displaced people face daily...
  • County fielding influx of refugees from Iraq[San Diego County]

    01/05/2009 1:51:51 PM PST · by BGHater · 5 replies · 405+ views
    The Union Tribune ^ | 04 Jan 2009 | Leonel Sanchez
    Majority settle in east, which caters to growing Middle Eastern population San Diego County has long been a haven for Iraqi refugees, most recently for a record wave of new arrivals. The 2,356 Iraqis, mostly Chaldean Catholics and other Christian refugees, who arrived in the region last fiscal year are part of a nationwide program to resettle refugees from the war-torn country. It is the largest number of Iraqi refugees who have arrived in San Diego County during a single year. An additional 3,600 are expected this year. Many of the newcomers are refugees like Salah Saour, 45, an engineer...
  • Face of Defense: Refugee Survives War, Becomes U.S. Soldier

    12/17/2008 3:01:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 612+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. David Hodge, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq, Dec. 17, 2008 A former war refugee traveled across countries and continents in search of a better life -- a remarkable journey that ended in the United States when he became a U.S. citizen and a soldier. Army Spc. Samuel Ladu, a translator with 4th Infantry Divisions Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, speaks with Iraqi soldiers in southern Baghdads Saydiyah community. Ladu, a former refugee of Sudan, became a U.S. citizen after joining the Army. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Hodge(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Spc....
  • Face of Defense: Refugee Becomes Marine to Repay Debt to Nation

    12/15/2008 3:12:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 474+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Lance Cpl. Achilles Tsantarliotis, USMC
    KARMAH, Iraq, Dec. 15, 2008 A deployed Marine lived through a war as a child, but he did not hesitate years later when it came time to defend the freedom he and his family almost lost. Marine Corps Cpl. Bajro Buzaljko, 21, an ammunition technician with Regimental Combat Team 1s Task Force 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, performs a function test on a weapon to ensure its operability in Iraq. After fleeing war-torn Bosnia as a child, Buzaljko joined the Marines to defend the country that accepted him and his family with open arms. U.S. Marine Corps photo...
  • Refugee program stayed after feds confirm fraud[African "Anchor" Refugees]

    11/17/2008 7:01:00 AM PST · by BGHater · 6 replies · 587+ views
    Times Gazette ^ | 16 Nov 2008 | Brian Mosely
    A fact sheet released this week from the U.S. State Department reported widespread fraud in the refugee program that has brought tens of thousands of people from Somalia and other African nations to the United States. The reported fraud spurred the State Department to suspend a humanitarian program in August which was supposed to reunite African "anchor" refugees already in the states with their family members who are still overseas. DNA testing conducted earlier this year by the government to verify blood ties between anchor refugees and their supposed family members revealed that fewer than 20 percent of those checked...
  • Refugee Program Halted As DNA Tests Show Fraud[Thousands Lied]

    08/21/2008 10:11:07 AM PDT · by BGHater · 18 replies · 208+ views
    WSJ ^ | 20 Aug 2008 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    Thousands in Africa Lied about Families To Gain U.S. Entry The State Department has suspended a humanitarian program to reunite thousands of African refugees with relatives in the U.S. after unprecedented DNA testing by the government revealed widespread fraud. The freeze affects refugees in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Guinea and Ghana, many of whom have been waiting years to emigrate. The State Department says it began DNA testing with a pilot program launched in February to verify blood ties among African refugees. Tests found some applicants lied about belonging to the same family to gain a better chance at legal entry....
  • Lost-boy Lomong to carry U.S. flag (at Olympics) (Former Sudanese Refugee)

    08/06/2008 12:26:35 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 44 replies · 225+ views
    Yahoo! Sports (Reuters) ^ | 8/6/2008 | Mitch Phillips
    BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States chose former Sudanese refugee Lopez Lomong to carry their flag at Fridays Olympic opening ceremony in a move that could embarrass Sudan and its ally China. Lomong, who spent 10 years in a refugee camp after fleeing his native Sudan as a child, was given the honor after a vote by the team captains of the entire U.S. Olympic squad. This is the most exciting day ever in my life, Lomong said in a statement by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) on Wednesday. It is a great honor for me that my team...