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  • ICE appeals federal judge's ruling halting deportation of 1,400 Iraqis

    09/22/2017 12:56:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Gus Burns
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday appealed a judge's ruling that halted the abrupt deportation of 1,400 Iraqi nationals nationwide, including 114 from Metro Detroit. Nearly all of the Iraqi nationals, who are now waiting to learn their fates in detention centers, have outstanding and, in many cases, long-dormant deportation orders stemming from prior criminal convictions. "The criminal history of these aliens includes convictions for homicide, rape, aggravated assault, drug trafficking, sex assault and many other types of offenses," Acting ICE Director Thomas D. Homan said in a statement after the deportation sweeps. Each of the detainees had been...
  • In Germany's east, populist vote finds root in reunification woes

    09/21/2017 5:54:47 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 7 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 21, 2017 | Isabelle de Pommereau
    HOW OTHERS SEE IT   The anti-immigration AfD party is set for its best-ever national election Sunday, largely due to its popularity in the former East Germany. There, voters say they were left behind during reunification – and resent efforts to integrate immigrants while they still feel like second-class citizens. GROSSDUBRAU, GERMANY—“Traitor!” “Merkel, out!” The anger, boos, and whistles greeting Angela Merkel in Germany’s east earlier this month are not the sort of reception many outside observers expect the country’s popular chancellor to receive. But not so for people like Regina Bernstein, who lives near this small village of 4,200...
  • Refugees are flocking to Mexico for asylum as Trump closes doors to the US

    09/20/2017 10:30:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Quartz ^ | September 20, 2017 | Zoë Schlanger
    During US president Donald Trump’s first month in office, the Department of Homeland Security saw a 40% drop in “apprehensions and the prevention of inadmissible persons” at crossings between the border of Mexico and the US; after the Trump administration threatened to separate children from their parents at the border, the number of parents and children apprehended at crossings dropped by 93%. Up to this point, many of the people who had been trying to illegally enter the US at the southern border in recent years were not Mexicans, but refugees from other Latin American countries passing through Mexico....
  • Donald Trump honours Australia refugee deal, 50 asylum seekers resettled in first wave

    09/19/2017 4:56:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    News Corp Australia Network ^ | September 20, 2017 | Claire Bickers
    ABOUT 50 refugees in Australia’s offshore detention centres have passed the United States’ “extreme vetting” and will be resettled in America in coming weeks. It comes just six weeks before the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea is due to close. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this morning said it was “good news” that about 25 refugees from both Manus Island and Nauru would be resettled. Mr Turnbull thanked US President Donald Trump for honouring his deal with the Obama Administration despite his obvious reservations. The deal had been the subject of their testy phone call in January, just...
  • Soros’s Smear Scripts

    03/02/2017 9:47:36 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 2, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    A radical group linked to rogue billionaire George Soros has been providing scripts containing anti-Trump talking points for constituents to read aloud during congressional town hall meetings. One of the scripts distributed by the Revolutionary Love Project encourages town hall participants meeting with their member of Congress to accuse the Trump administration of – wait for it – “xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia.” Constituents are urged to use those precise words to “forcefully condemn” President Trump’s immigration and border security initiatives, Aaron Klein reports at Breitbart News. Information about the scripts came as leaked audio from anti-Trump activists associated with the...
  • CA Gov. Jerry Brown’s Failed Shadow Presidency

    09/06/2017 11:57:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/06/17 | Katy Grimes
    Californians, gird your loins in anticipation of the tax onslaught. While California drowns in debt, its public schools are failing and ranked with some of the lowest reading scores in the country, criminals are being let out of prison and jails and crime is spiking, water is cut off to our farmers, illegal aliens and “refugees” are arriving in droves as Democrats are trying to pass legislation making California a sanctuary state, one dam we know of may still blow apart (who knows about the rest…), bridges are falling down, highways are crumbling, and Democrats flout federal election laws by...
  • Angela Merkel insists she has no regrets about letting in a million migrants in one year [TR]

    08/28/2017 7:10:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 28, 2017 | Iain Burns
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she regrets nothing about her response to the migrant crisis of 2015. More than a million people from across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East entered Germany two years ago after Mrs Merkel opened her country's doors to Syrian refugees. Her party's support dropped as a consequence and led to a surge in support for the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which pollsters say could win up to 10 percent in the September election. But in an interview with the Welt am Sonntag newspaper, the chancellor said she would do everything 'the...
  • Report: UN spends four times more on PA refugees

    08/27/2017 2:55:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/17
    A Palestinian Authority refugee receives a budget four times larger than a Syrian, Iraqi or African refugee, according to a study conducted by the Abba Eban Institute for Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, ahead of Sunday's visit to Israel by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Yediot Ahronot reported on Sunday. At the end of last week, the UN Refugee Agency (UNRWA), which deals only with Palestinians, released its annual financial report, which in 2016 generated an average of $246 for each of the 5.3 million Palestinians it defines as a refugee, while the United Nations High Commissioner...
  • Angela Merkel tells asylum seekers not to take holidays in their country of origin

    08/27/2017 11:26:33 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 42 replies
    Newspaper Die Welt first reported last year that it had uncovered cases of recognised asylum seekers who travelled to countries such as Syria and Afghanistan for a short time before returning to Germany. Martin Retsch, from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), said the practice was not “widespread”.
  • Trudeau forced to backtrack on open invitation to refugees

    08/25/2017 7:35:00 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 25, 2017 | Ashifa Kassam
    Justin Trudeau has sought to temper the notion that Canada is a guaranteed safe haven for those fleeing the threat of deportation in the United States, as his government faces criticism that its refugee-friendly messaging has given “false hope” to the thousands of asylum seekers streaming into Canada from the US. Since the start of the year, more than 11,300 people have crossed into Canada by foot from the US. The pace has picked up in recent weeks, with as many as 250 people a day – many of them driven by fears of Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigrants –...
  • Refugee Resettlement in Sandpoint? (with Video)

    08/20/2017 5:47:54 AM PDT · by Twotone · 42 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | August 18, 2017 | Jim Boyer
    The opening gambit for refugee resettlement in Bonner County was met with strong opposition in Sandpoint Wednesday evening. Attendees from all parts of Northern Idaho quickly filled the 150 seat capacity of Community Hall while 50 or more remained on the front lawn and sidewalk waving signs opposing the proposal. The meeting, which was scheduled opposite the final chance for citizen input at the Sandpoint City Annual Budget meeting, may not have gone as planned by organizers from The Sandpoint Human Rights Task Force. Expecting a capacity crowd, the fire department was there to keep a head count as people...
  • An education in terror

    08/17/2017 7:45:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | August 17, 2017 | By Quentin Sommerville and Riam Dalati
    On the streets of Europe, we meet teenage boys trained by IS. Their testimony reveals wide-ranging plans to turn children into killers. Mutassim is nervous. The 16-year-old has never flown in a plane before. He is looking around at the other passengers waiting at the departure gate in Athens airport. As the flight is called, the Syrian boy runs through the few phrases of Spanish he's learned. The authorities may ask him questions, and he's travelling on a fake Spanish passport. It's cost more than €3000, bought from a chain of people smugglers who helped him escape from Syria, to...
  • Latent TB Rates Among Sub-Saharan Refugees in San Diego County Interviewed for Jobs at Starbucks

    08/13/2017 6:54:04 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Recent arrivals from Somalia and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa were among the refugees interviewed for possible jobs by 30 Starbucks managers at a hiring event in El Cajon, California on Tuesday as part of the company’s commitment to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years. The latent tuberculosis (TB) rate of 43 percent among refugees in San Diego County from sub-Saharan Africa is more than ten times greater than the latent TB rate of 4 percent found in the general population...
  • Hate crimes against homosexuals on the rise in Germany

    08/10/2017 10:21:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.09.2017 | Carla Bleiker
    The number of crimes against gays and lesbians in Germany has increased by almost a third in the past year. Is a lack of action by politicians, police and schools to blame? German parliament, the Bundestag, may have passed a bill to allow gay marriage in June, but that doesn’t mean that homosexuals are automatically accepted in all parts of German society. Information revealed Wednesday by the German Interior Ministry shows that the number of crimes committed against homosexuals and bisexuals has in fact risen significantly in 2017. In the first half of this year, from January 1 to July...
  • The Tories seem totally unconcerned about securing Canada’s border

    08/09/2017 10:43:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/17 | Arthur Weinreb
    Canadians cannot count on the Conservative Party of Canada to do anything to secure Canada’s southern border Last week, the Canadian government released statistics on the number of illegal immigrants crossing into Canada from the United States at points other than official ports of entry. These numbers include only those who were intercepted by the RCMP while illegally entering the country. It has been estimated hundreds of illegals are walking into Canada every day. In June, the last month these statistics are available, 884 illegal border crossers were arrested coming into Canada. A whopping 781 of these “asylum seekers” crossed...
  • (Youtube Video) NY - MONTREAL - Canada's Border Invasion Intensifies.

    08/07/2017 1:23:06 PM PDT · by johnk · 13 replies
    YouTube - Rebel Media ^ | Published on Aug 7, 2017 | Rebel Media
    Published on Aug 7, 2017 Faith Goldy reports, it's been roughly seven months since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the world to claim refugee status in Canada and now more people than ever are heeding his call. Watch as Faith shares a bombshell report of what she's witnessing at the Canada-U.S. border in Quebec.
  • 'We're close to the limit': Big O becomes a shelter as refugees flow from U.S.

    08/02/2017 4:06:12 PM PDT · by rarestia · 28 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | August 2, 2017 6:13 PM EDT | Montreal Gazette
    An increasing wave of Haitian refugee claimants forced officials to open a temporary shelter in the Olympic Stadium Wednesday while scrambling to keep up with a demand that shows no signs of slowing down. The first busload of asylum seekers arrived at the stadium early Wednesday morning. About 150 beds had been set up over the weekend. Francine Dupuis, who oversees PRAIDA, a government-funded program to help refugees get on their feet in Quebec, said the number of refugee claimants in recent months is unprecedented. Most of the current arrivals are Haitians fleeing the United States because they fear their...
  • Stranded Yemenis, thousands of others stand to lose 'golden ticket' to U.S.

    07/31/2017 11:58:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    al Reuters ^ | July 31, 2017 | by Riham Alkousaa
    Yemen is urging the U.S. government to take in dozens of Yemenis who traveled to Malaysia in recent months expecting to immigrate to the United States, only to find themselves stranded by President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban. The Supreme Court ruling sharply limited the number of people affected by the ban. Largely unreported has been the fate of one group - thousands of citizens of the six countries who won a randomized U.S. government lottery last year that enabled them to apply for a so-called green card granting them permanent residence in the United States. In a stroke of...
  • EU court rejects 'open-door' policy and upholds right of member states to deport refugees

    07/26/2017 5:15:44 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 26, 2017 | Justin Huggler (AP reporter)
    In a ruling which could have far-reaching consequences for how the European Union deals with migrants in future, the European Court of Justice on Wednesday upheld the right of member states to deport asylum-seekers to the first EU country they enter. The ruling amounted to an effective rejection of Angela Merkel’s controversial “open-door” refugee policy, which saw more than one million asylum-seekers flood into Germany. The court ruled that the EU’s Dublin regulations, under which refugees must seek asylum in the first member state they enter, still apply despite the unprecedented influx of 2015.
  • The 20 diseases 'refugees' bring into the West

    07/22/2017 12:04:25 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 07/21/2017 | Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
    Since 2005, Americans have been warned about microscopic border crossers carried in with refugees and illegal immigrants, bringing diseases previously eradicated or rarely seen here. When not simply ignored by media and health officials, physicians and others sounding the alarm have been attacked as xenophobes. Now we’re seeing these prescient predictions come true, most prominently in Germany, since 2015 when Angela Merkel began allowing more than 2 million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to flood into her country. U.S. and German citizens are put at significant risk by the politically correct acceptance of unscreened immigrants from countries...