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  • UN Refugee Agency Tries to Step on U.S. National Sovereignty

    11/15/2018 6:39:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/15/18 | Joseph Klein
    UNHCR is a prime example of a globalist institution out of control. Members of the first of several Central American migrant “caravans” have already arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico. Some of the migrants scaled or crawled through barrier fences, attempting to move onto U.S. soil illegally. So far, Border Patrol agents have been dealing with the situation, but they may have more difficulty as more migrants arrive en masse and try to enter the United States illegally. It was to deter such entry that President Trump issued a proclamation that would deny political asylum to migrants crossing illegally...
  • Canada to Step Up Deportations of Undocumented Migrants

    11/01/2018 9:39:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    VOA News Canada ^ | October 31, 2018 | VOA Staff
    Canada’s border agency said Wednesday that it planned to increase its deportations of undocumented migrants by 10,000 a year. These are to include not just failed refugees and asylum-seekers but those authorities regard as national security threats. “While Canada is a humanitarian country that has welcomed many immigrants and asylum-seekers over the years, those coming to our country are expected to abide by our laws and processes,” a border agency spokesperson told the state-run Canadian Broadcasting Corp. There is a backlog of about 18,000 migrants listed for deportation, with 5,300 so-called actionable cases, meaning there are no legal appeals or...
  • Lena Dunham to Adapt Refugee Survival Story for Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams

    10/29/2018 7:45:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | October 29, 2018 | Matt Donnelly
    Lena Dunham will write the harrowing survival tale of a Syrian refugee stranded at sea for the big screen. Dunham has been tapped by co-producers Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to adapt “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival.” The nonfiction release comes from author Melissa Fleming, the chief spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner and Flatiron Books. It documents the true story of Doaa Al Zamel, a mother of two fleeing Egypt for Sweden by boat. Shipwrecked along the way, Al Zamel survived for days in open water holding...
  • Desperate Pakistani Christians Languish in Thailand

    10/29/2018 8:39:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/29/2018 | Doug Mandow
    Bangkok — Thailand’s capital of Bangkok is a large, bustling, chaotic metropolis. The friendly, informal nation of Thailand draws visitors from around the world. Filling some backstreet neighborhoods are impoverished Pakistani Christians, stranded in the Thai capital while hoping to gain religious asylum elsewhere. They survive with support from my friends at Christian Freedom International, which aids victims of religious persecution, and other humanitarian groups. The problem reflects domestic failures in Pakistan, especially social and legal discrimination and persecution, often violent, against religious minorities. Islamabad is formally an American ally but in practice has constantly challenged U.S. interests. The domestic...
  • 'We Won't Be Broken.' Caravan of Migrants Sets Sights on U.S., Defying President Trump's Threats

    10/21/2018 4:18:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 21, 2018 | Ioan Grillo
    Lining up on the rocky bank of the Suchiate river, which runs along Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala, a thronging crowd from the migrant caravan shouted to their companions squatting on the international bridge. “Venganse,” they chanted, come on over. Minutes later, groups from the bridge poured down the hill to jump on rafts made with tires and crossed into Mexico. No police stopped them. With large numbers making it over the river into Mexico by late Saturday, participants from the caravan of Hondurans and other Central Americans settled temporarily in the plaza of this border city. Some lay exhausted,...
  • Judge Halts Termination of TPS for Sudan, Haiti, El Salvador, and Nicaragua

    10/11/2018 10:27:24 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 28 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 05 October 2018 | Andrew R. Arthur
    Under this ruling, would the Trump administration ever be allowed to end TPS for any country? [This is a Conservative legal analysis of the District Court ruling that came down about one week ago]
  • Syria foreign minister tells U.N. country is ready for refugee return

    10/04/2018 1:33:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 29, 2018 | Michelle Nichols and Yara Bayoumy
    Syria’s foreign minister, Walid al-Moualem, told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that the country was ready for the voluntary return of refugees who fled during the more than seven-year conflict. ... We welcome any assistance with reconstruction from those countries that were not part of the aggression on Syria
  • Trump plan to deport immigrants blocked

    10/04/2018 10:03:05 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 52 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Oct 4, 2018 | Bob Egelko
    The Trump administration’s plan to deport more than 300,000 undocumented immigrants whose home countries have been hit by disasters was blocked Wednesday by a San Francisco federal judge, who said the administration had abruptly changed federal policies without explanation and may have been motivated by racism. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen issued a nationwide injunction preserving temporary protected status for former residents of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan. President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security had decided to revoke that status for all four nations, eliminating the immigrants’ protections from deportation. The deportations had been scheduled to start with the...
  • Mother of two punches Lindsay Lohan over 'child abduction' bid

    09/29/2018 12:52:48 PM PDT · by Halls · 22 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | September 29,2018 | Entertainment Desk
    Mean Girls actor Lindsay Lohan is back in news for all the wrong reasons. The one-time teen idol, currently in Russia, posted an unsettling video of her ‘interacting’ with a family she claimed came from war-torn Syria. “Hey everyone, I just want to show you a family that I met,” she said in the video, “a Syrian refugee family that I’m really worried about. They really need help.”
  • Syria foreign minister tells U.N. country is ready for refugee return

    09/29/2018 10:50:00 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    Syria's foreign minister, Walid al-Moualem, told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that the country was ready for the voluntary return of refugees who fled during the more than seven-year conflict. "We welcome any assistance with reconstruction from those countries that were not part of the aggression on Syria," he said. "The countries that offer only conditional assistance or continue to support terrorism, they are neither invited nor welcome to help."
  • Weekly Update: No ‘Credible Allegations’ Against Kavanaugh

    09/28/2018 4:55:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 28, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    There Are No ‘Credible Allegations’ Against Kavanaugh Defense Department Fails to Implement Biosecurity Years After It Said It Would A Sensible Plan to Keep Schools Safe A Terrorist Resides in Arizona Four Years after U.S. Grants Refugee Status There Are No ‘Credible Allegations’ Against Kavanaugh Leftists are trying to kick the Senate confirmation for a Supreme Court nominee down field and past the November elections. They have shown they will do so at any cost. While compelling emotionally, Ms. Ford has no witnesses and no facts to back up her story. There was no legitimate reason the allegations were...
  • Hundreds of (Moslem) Teens Rampage Through Park, Terrorizing Kids

    09/25/2018 7:59:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | September 25, 2018 | S. Noble
    Hundreds of teens identified as Somalis rampaged through the Valley Fair Amusement Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. It was the first night of the ValleyScare activities. Police said, “The number of individuals running throughout the park increased substantially and was difficult to control.” They had to shut the park down early as the numbers of teens in the mob grew to hundreds. People described them fighting, terrorizing children, pushing children, knocking over Halloween props. One victim said the media doesn’t want this out because three Muslims are running for office.
  • FY 2018 Refugee Admissions: 70.8 Percent Christians; 15.4 Percent Muslims

    09/23/2018 12:16:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 21, 2018 | 4:42 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The proportion of Christians to Muslims among refugees from around the world admitted to the United States has changed significantly in FY 2018, with Christians comprising seven in ten new arrivals, and Muslims fewer than two in ten. With ten days of the fiscal year to go, a total of 21,561 refugees have been resettled since October 1 last year, of whom 15,278 (70.8 percent) are Christians and 3,333 (15.4 percent) are Muslims, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data. In FY 2017 by contrast, 47.2 percent of the 53,716 refugees admitted to the U.S. by both the Obama...
  • UN Refugee Chief Denies Migrant Crisis in Europe, Declares Mass Migration a ‘Source of Progress...

    09/23/2018 9:47:43 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2018 | Virginia Hale
    Debate in Europe framing illegal immigration from the third world as a problem is “dangerous”, the United Nations (UN) refugee chief has warned, insisting that the mass movement of peoples has been “a source of progress and prosperity since people first began to migrate”. “Distorted” political debate on the subject has led to Europe becoming “obsessed” with a migrant crisis that “does not exist”, Filippo Grandi said, urging EU politicians to stop squabbling “over a few boats” [of illegal immigrants]. In an interview published in the German press Thursday, he dismissed plans backed by Austria and Italy among other member...
  • Why Hasn’t Trump’s Refugee Policy Repelled His Christian Supporters?

    09/21/2018 4:33:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 21, 2018 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Refugees are not simply impoverished migrants. A refugee is defined, by a 1951 international convention, as a person who, “owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted … is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.” The maximum number of refugees that the U.S. should accept in a given year is a fraught question. Dara Lind reports that in the final year of the Carter administration, federal officials settled on the answer 231,700. Under Reagan, the answer fluctuated between a high of 217,000...
  • Trump administration cuts refugee numbers

    09/18/2018 1:54:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 17, 2018 | Kylie Atwood
    The Trump administration plans to admit a maximum of only 30,000 refugees in 2019. Although this would be the lowest refugee cap in U.S. history, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, when making the announcement at the State Department Monday afternoon, called the new figures "expansive." He added that they should "not be viewed in isolation" because the U.S. is the world's most generous nation when it comes to humanitarian assistance. Pompeo suggested that maintaining that high level of U.S. humanitarian assistance was related to the new cap, which he also said "serves the national security interests" of the US. The...
  • Mass brawl, stabbings in southeast English town: police [Luton]

    09/16/2018 12:44:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 16, 2018 3:25 PM | Rishika Chatterjee
    Several people have been taken to hospital with stab wounds after a reported mass brawl in a residential street in the southeastern English town of Luton on Sunday, police said. …
  • A Left-Wing Regime, But a Tough Immigration Policy in South Korea

    09/13/2018 1:11:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 2018 | Ethan Epstein
    South Korean president Moon Jae In has raised government spending...and implemented a traditional left wing economic program. Yet Moon marries left-wing economics with the social conservatism that is still de rigueur in South Korea. During the country’s presidential campaign last year, he came out against gay soldiers and even went to so far as to state that he “ opposes” homosexuality in general. And unlike other left-wing leaders across the globe, Moon evinces hostility to immigration. For the past two months, the picturesque, subtropical South Korean island of Jeju has been home to a bizarre migration crisis. Jeju is a...
  • People smugglers POSING as UN staff, refugee agency warns

    09/13/2018 6:57:26 AM PDT · by Salman · 4 replies
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | Sep 10, 2018 | Romina McGuinness
    The refugee agency said it had received “reliable reports” that “criminals” were impersonating UN staff at several disembarkation platforms and smuggling hubs across the country. The impersonators have been sporting vests and other items with similar logos to that of UNHCR. This information comes from “refugees who claim to have been sold to traffickers in Libya and subjected to abuse and torture, including after having been intercepted at sea,” the UNHCR said, adding that investigations into the allegations were ongoing. The Agency stressed “genuine” UNHCR staff are present at official disembarkation points in Libya, where they are providing medical and...
  • Syrian Refugee Charged with Murder of British Columbia Teen

    09/10/2018 4:32:00 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | September 10 2018 | BBC
    Ibrahim Ali, 28, a Canadian permanent resident, faces first degree murder charges for the killing of Marrisa Shen, 13.