Saturday, June 24, 2017

Criminal Refugees

Crooks, thieves and fraudsters: You will never be told their immigration status, by Ann Corcoran, 6/23/17

I get questions almost daily from readers who would like statistics on immigrant criminals, specifically they want data on crimes committed by refugees, asylum seekers, unaccompanied alien children, other legals and illegals.  As far as I know, no such data is available to the public and I doubt it is being maintained by law enforcement either.

In the case of convicted murderer Esar Met, the Salt Lake Tribune actually did a lot of work sorting out how he came to America as a refugee. 

Only in extreme cases, like the murder of that poor Muslim girl in Virginia will anyone report immigration status and in that case, although local media reported the alleged killer’s status, most mainstream media did not.  Look, even the Washington Post (motto ‘Democracy dies in darkness’, no joke!) in this article called the alleged killer a “construction worker” without mentioning his illegal presence in the country.

So, although the media might name the perps, you are left to guess by their names how they might be here. Rarely ever do you hear about their immigration status.

This could be a great area for reform! The Trump Administration could go on the offense and send some legislative proposals to the Hill—require immigration status in arrest reports available to the public! Let’s find out which avenues (legal and illegal) are available for criminals to enter the US.

What got me thinking about this today is this article from last month about convenience store fraud arrests.

Here is the story (’35 St. Louis-area convenience store owners indicted following federal raids‘)  (hat tip: Judy) and here (below) are the names of those indicted.

Wouldn’t you love to know which of our immigration programs ‘welcomed’ them to America!  If we knew which programs were responsible for the most crooks and criminals maybe we could eliminate that method of entry to the US!

The list of defendants include:
Mohammed Almuttan, aka Abu Ali, 35, St. Louis, MO
Rami Almuttan, aka Abu Louay, 33, St. Louis, MO
Hisham Mutan, aka Abu Mohamed, 41, St. Louis, MO
Saddam Mutan, aka Abu Ali, 24, St. Louis, MO
Mazin Abdelsalam, aka Abu Mohammad, 38, St. Louis, MO
Najeh Muhana, aka Abu Yazan, 41, Fairview, NJ
Fares Muhana, aka Abu Yamama, 40, Cliffside Park, NJ
Ayoub Qaiymah, aka Abu Faysal, 23, Richmond, VA
Naser Abid, 23, Chicago, IL
Yadgar Barzanji, aka Abu Siver, 47, St. Louis, MO
Wafaa Alwan, 50, St. Louis, MO
Ahmed Abuali, aka Bazilla, 31, North Bergen, NJ
Mohammed Kayed, aka Mohammed Fayez, 21, Clifton, NJ
Momen Abuali, 20, Little Ferry, NJ
Firat Sevindik, 42, Cliffside Park, NJ
Mohammed Mustafa, 30, North Bergen, NJ
Mohammad Karashqah, Abu Yazid, 47, North Bergen, NJ
Fayez Sheikha, 46, Mishawaka, IN
Jihad Shihadeh, Abu Malik, 58, Chicago Ridge, IL
Ismael Abadi, 57, Carol Stream, IL
Abed Hamed, Abed Fawzan, 39, Greenville, NC
Maher Hamed, Abu Alazara, 33, Swansea, IL
Abdel Adi, 25, Oak Lawn, IL
Muhanad Khatib, Abu Alamin, 36, Chicago, IL
Eyad Awad, 38, Chicago, IL
Dale Garbin, 60, Kankakee, IL
Hayder Al Fatli, 40, St. Louis, MO
Kutlay Guvener, 35, Chicago, IL
Saad Al Mallak, 30, Dittmer, MO
Hassan Abdelatif, 29, Collinsville, IL
Mahajir Naz, 32, St. Louis, MO
Talal Abuajaj, 23, St. Louis, MO
Basem Hamdan, aka Abu Ramiz, 57, St. Louis, MO
Zainal Saleh, 29, St. Louis, MO and
Ibrahim Awad, 39, St. Louis, MO

So, next question! If found guilty, will any deported?



The Case for Rejecting Refugees

Guest commentary: What you can say, when they say _____by Ann Corcoran, 6/23/17

I’m asked all the time: What can I do?  What can I do? This is an excellent example of the kind of thing you can do.  This is a list of talking points thoughtfully prepared by Brenda Arthur of the Charleston, WV Act for America chapter.  As a citizen activist, she put some serious time into preparing this point/counterpoint and made it available for all of you!

PROPONENTS OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT
WILL SAY :
1. Your town is losing population. Bringing refugees will revitalize your city.
+ Truth: Saying that Importing third world poverty into our city or state revitalizes it just defies logic and commonsense.
+The educational level of many refugees is low. They will only qualify for minimum or low wage jobs. Therefore, they will continue to qualify for some form of government assistance such as Medicaid and/or Food Stamps aka SNAP.
+ Big Business uses refugees for cheap labor thereby depressing wages for Americans with low education levels.
+ The cost of educating a refugee child is apprx $10,000+ per year not to mention the additional cost of English language assistance/interpreters and additional tutoring due to a lack of previous education.
+ Refugees often send some of their money out of the country to family left behind. Those remittances that leave the country are dollars unavailable to the local economy. This is never factored in.
+ As the refugee population grows more languages will be required to be provided by the school system. This erodes the quality of the schools and reduces teaching time for American kids whose parents are paying the bill.
+ In towns where the refugee population has grown, parents are finding 17-20 year-olds in class with their children.
+ Some school districts across the country have as many as 81 languages for which they must provide ESL teachers and interpreters.
2. Another selling point by the proponents is that “It is our moral obligation. That’s who we are as a country.”
+ Our tax dollars were never meant to be someone else’s charity .
+ We should aid refugees where they are. For every one brought here we can help 12 people there. The administration of mercy belongs to each of us individually—-not to the government.
+ Our first moral obligation is to our own people.
3. OVER 800,000 REFUGEES (since 9/11) HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO THE U.S. AND NO TERRORIST PROBLEMS:
+ Proponents will present the picture that everything is “sweetness and light “. Not true. Many problems are occurring with refugee populations in towns all across America: Gangs, increased drug trafficking, sex slave trade, domestic violence, crime, drug resistant strains of TB, female genital mutilation, and more.
+ Cultural differences are often great and cannot be bridged. Some refugee cultures believe that “honor killing” and rape of non-muslim women is acceptable.
+ In addition, there have been terrorist acts committed by refugees as well as many crimes. Taxpayers pay for expensive trials, and for those who are sentenced we must bear the cost of imprisonment for many years.
4. NO STATE MONEY IS INVOLVED.
+ Yet another selling point of the proponents is that THERE IS NO STATE MONEY INVOLVED. IT’S ALL FEDERAL MONEY. WELL, FIRST OF ALL, FEDERAL MONEY IS OUR MONEY.  SECONDLY, LET’S DISCUSS THE STATE COSTS: MEDICAID , STATE EMPLOYEES, EDUCATION, INTERPRETERS, AND LIKELY CASH WELFARE PAYMENTS.
DON’T TELL ME OR ANYONE ELSE THERE IS NO STATE MONEY INVOLVED WITH THIS PROGRAM. It’s a matter of how much.
TO RECAP:
+ Medicaid–Unreimbursed cost to the state
+ TANF–Cash Welfare payments –Unreimbursed costs to the state
+ Interpreters–Provided to students and other refugees as needed
+ Education–Cost for educating children K-12
+ State Employees’ salaries and benefits who work w/refugees
5. The vetting is very, very rigorous.
+ Former FBI Director, James Comey, Obama’s Special Envoy to the Middle East to fight ISIS, General John Allen, Former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, Mike McCaul, Chairman of Homeland Security in the Congress , and now we know from the leaked Wikileaks documents that even Hillary Clinton herself said at a private meeting in 2013 that the refugees cannot possibly be vetted.
+ Further, Leon Rodriguez, former Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, reluctantly told former Senator Jeff Sessions’ Senate Committee in September 2016 that some of the refugees get in based solely on their testimony alone.
+ Fraud is rampant in the refugee program. Many refugees come from failed states. They have no documentation. We are supposed to believe the lie that everyone is who they say they are.
+ ISIS has sworn to infiltrate the refugee population. They already have.
6. The refugees become self-sufficient within 5 years.
+ The fact is that the Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) defines self-sufficiency in a way that is contrary to the common understanding of the word. A household is considered self-sufficient if it is not receiving “a cash assistance grant”. But other welfare programs do not count under the ORR definition. Thus, ORR considers and reports them as self-sufficient even if they are receiving other forms of government assistance such as: Food Stamps (SNAP), Housing subsidies, or Medicaid .
Don’t be fooled. Make them define their terms.
7. Refugees pay taxes.
+ Consider that the average educational level of a Middle Eastern refugee is 10.5 years. That is not even a high school diploma. This means that the likelihood of them earning more than $9-$12 /hour is pretty unlikely. Having a low wage job is most likely. Further, even if they work and pay taxes the fact that the earnings level is low will often make them eligible for continuing government subsidies. There are other points to consider:
+ Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is available to people whose income is low. Many, if not most, refugees would likely qualify for this.
+ Child Tax Credit up to $1000 per child would apply based on income guidelines. This credit is IN ADDITION to deductions for dependent children.
+ Once the Tax Credits are applied it is possible that they are getting back all or most of the taxes that were paid and potentially more than they paid.

So, there we have it for those of you looking for something to do.  Use Arthur’s points for letters to the editor, arguing with ‘friends’ on facebook, or when corresponding with your elected officials.

This post is filed in two categories here at RRW:  ‘Comments worth noting’ (here) and in my new category ‘What you can do’ (here). And, for all of you interested in Arthur’s home state of West Virginia, go here for my archive on the state.



European Voters Oppose Muslim Immigration

EUROPE’S CITIZENS DIFFER WITH LEADERS ON MUSLIMS,by Frank Vernuccio, 6/23/17

While the leadership of European nations, particularly in Germany, seem unconcerned about the detrimental effects of alienated refugees and immigrants, the general population is clearly worried.

A Chatham House  survey gave respondents the following statement: ‘All further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped’. They were then asked to what extent did they agree or disagree with this statement.

Overall, across all 10 of the European countries an average of 55% agreed that all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped, 25% neither agreed nor disagreed and 20% disagreed.

Majorities in all but two of the ten states agreed, ranging from 71% in Poland, 65% in Austria, 53% in Germany and 51% in Italy to 47% in the United Kingdom and 41% in Spain. In no country did the percentage that disagreed surpass 32%.

The Council on Foreign Relations notes that “Despite signs that Muslims are beginning to succeed in business and academia in countries such as France and Germany, many analysts say most of Western Europe’s Muslims are poorly integrated into society.

They cite closed ethnic neighborhoods, high crime rates in Muslim communities, calls for use of sharia law in Europe, the wearing of the veil, and other examples as evidence of a conflict with European values…Oxford University scholar Tariq Ramadan wrote in the Christian Science Monitor: ‘Over the last two decades Islam has become connected to so many controversial debates … it is difficult for ordinary citizens to embrace this new Muslim presence as a positive factor.’ Fears over a possible major demographic shift toward Islam as well as ongoing Muslim assimilation problems highlight the continuing divide between Europe and its Muslim population.”

A Foreign Policy Research Institute review reports that “The alienation of European-residing Muslims is a serious issue. “Officials believe that over 5,000 Western Europeans have made their way to Syria to support ISIS. However, the actual number is considerably higher according to the Soufan Group, with several European countries contributing a disturbing number of fighters to ISIS: France (1700), Russia (2400), UK (760) and Belgium (470). For a country like Belgium with only 11 million citizens, having almost 500 citizens join ISIS is a shockingly high number.

Furthermore, large pockets of Muslims are concentrated in cities like Brussels where more than a quarter of Belgium’s Muslim population resides. These heavily concentrated Muslim enclaves, according to a 2007 report from the Centre of European Policy Studies, are more likely, than the EU general population, to be poor, segregated and crime-prone neighborhoods.”

That alienation takes significant form in a variety of ways. The Gatestone Institute disclosed in April that “Swedish ambulance personnel want gas masks and bulletproof vests to protect their staff against the escalating attacks, similar to equipment used by staff working in war zones [when entering Muslim neighborhoods.]” It’s part of a growing pattern of lawlessness, or more accurately, a rejection of European national laws, in some Muslim communities.

Gatestone notes that “In an essay published in February 2016, Stockholm police inspector Lars Alvarsjö warned that the Swedish legal system is close to collapse. The influx of asylum seekers and ethnic gangs has overwhelmed the country and its understaffed police force. In many suburbs, criminal gangs have taken control and determine the rules. The police, fire brigades and ambulance personnel in these areas are routinely met with violent attacks.”

The blame for the general failure of Muslims to integrate into European society is not the fault of any inherent bias. Leon de Winter, writing for Politico,  explains: “The notion that Moroccan-Belgians suffer from widespread exclusion, discrimination, and suppression is ridiculous…Life in Belgium is exceptionally good and safe for migrants — if they are willing to integrate into their new cultural environment, if they are willing to act as individuals, study with passion and openness, and accept the secular system of the West…There is no difference at all in socioeconomic status between youngsters from a low-education, blue-collar Belgian background and youngsters from a Muslim migrant background…The other explanation for the high unemployment figures among Muslims in Europe has nothing to do with exclusion and discrimination.

A large segment of the migrant population is doing just fine, but a significant number — some say as many as 50 percent have not rid themselves of the mental and cultural conditions that have kept their home country in its ‘developing country’ status.

The denial of equal rights to women, the lack of separation of state and church, bad education, excessive religiosity, patriarchal machismo — these are all on display in areas with a high percentage of migrants… almost 60 percent of Europe’s Muslims reject homosexuals as friends and 45 percent think that Jews cannot be trusted. More than half believe that the West is out to destroy Islam.”



http://affluentinvestor.com/2017/06/europes-citizens-differ-leaders-muslims/

Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban is Right

Trump’s State Department slaps down Hungarian PM, supports George Soros, by Ann Corcoran, 6/22/17

In one more example of the US State Department being run by the ‘Deep State,’ we learned on Monday that Sec. of State Tillerson has basically told Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to stand down in his efforts to expose Soros’ subversive influence in that country.

Big smooch from Sec. of State Tillerson to George Soros. Why is USDOS involved in Hungarian internal affairs? Readers should know that Orban has become a leading champion for some in Europe for speaking forcefully and taking action to close his country’s borders to the invaders from the Middle East and Africa. (Poland and the Czech Republic are doing the same in order to save their culture and economy.)

So, George Soros knows that Orban must be taken down.  (As many of you know Soros (aka György Schwartz ) was born to a Hungarian Jewish family in Budapest.)
Now, using his billions earned as a ruthless investor, he works to open borders worldwide and he hates Donald Trump, so one wonders why Trump’s State Department would even get involved in this Hungarian internal issue? Does  it all  boil down to the globalists’ desire  for open borders that Soros champions?

Frankly, this news is stunning! But, it fits what we already believe—that the ‘Deep State’ is still running the show at the DOS. See here when they pulled a trick on Trump’s White House while Trump was on his world tour last month. Here is some of the story at the Washington Examiner (emphasis is mine):

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s spokesperson urged Hungarian leaders to scrap legislation mandating that Hungarian nonprofits supported by foreign contributors identify their donors. The bill is the latest development in nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ongoing campaign against Soros, but his domestic and international critics regard it also as a step toward Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Hungary joined NATO in 1999, when Orban was in the midst of a four-year run as prime minister. Since returning to the post in 2010 the midst of an economic crisis that required an international bailout, Orban has had a fraught relationship with the European Union. The 2015 refugee crisis created additional strain, and human rights groups criticized his efforts to constrict the flow of asylum-seekers into Hungary.

President Trump should be inviting Viktor Orban to the White House for a state dinner, not using his DOS to slap him down in his battle with George Soros! Orban responded by attacking Soros, a campaign that hasn’t ended. “There is an important element in public life in Hungary which is not transparent and not open — and that is the Soros network, with its mafia-style operation and its agentlike organizations,” he said in June.

The Hungarian leader’s skepticism of the EU and “globalist” refugee policies, perhaps aided by Soros’ status as a prominent progressive donor, has endeared him to some American conservatives who see a likeness to Trump.

Hungary also passed legislation designed to shutter Central European University, one of the most prominent institutions in the country, due to funding from Soros. But, though Orban has praised Trump, the new president’s administration opposed that bill and continued to criticize his hostility to the nonprofits. Continue reading here.

We already know that Soros has given millions to one US refugee contractor. 


“Hostility” toward nonprofits!  Is it hostile to demand to know who is funding the non-profits? I want to know how much funding George Soros is giving to US refugee contractors and other Open borders agitation groups! And, Hungarians have a right to know how Soros, an American, is secretly influencing their politics.

Come on Congress! How about a transparency law here in the US—call it the George Soros Transparency Act of 2017.

Afterthought!  While they are at it let’s have transparency about which Republicans in Congress are taking payola from Soros! Go here for my complete archive on the ‘Invasion of Europe.’ It extends back many years.


https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/trumps-state-department-slaps-down-hungarian-pm-supports-george-soros/

Trump Coup

Inside the Secret Coup to throw President out of Office

The Intelligence Agencies are trying to get Trump thrown out of office.

Dick Morris Video


http://www.nationalenquirer.com/videos/donald-trump-impeachment-special-prosecutor/

Affordable Care Fairy Dust

By Daniel McLaughlin, 6/22/17

I just got notice that the cost of our health insurance is going up almost fourteen percent for the year. To give some perspective, if you accept the official figures, the consumer inflation rate is 1.9%. The increase in premium is more than seven times the overall rate of consumer price increases. About the same time, I read that New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, will unilaterally implement measures to subject New Yorkers to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions even if Congress repeals and replaces it. He is only one of many who whole-heartedly embrace the tragedy of Obamacare.

The House of Representatives with a Republican majority have come up with one version of a replacement, while the Senate Republicans work on their own. Critics of the measures are correct in that a Republican bill will not be an adequate replacement, but most of them get it wrong as to why that is.

The underlying problem is that the Republicans buy into the same basic fallacy as the Democrats in designing Obamacare,  that government central planners can correct what they believe are market failures. They believe that Washington bureaucrats can design one system that works for hundreds of millions of people spread out over millions of square miles of wildly dissimilar geography, those in tiny, isolated back-woods mountain villages as well as residents in mega-metropolitan centers, with different objectives, priorities, desires, capacities, and resources. It is the same brazen arrogance of all central planners throughout history.

By accepting the premises that everyone has a right, not only to health care, but to the cutting edge best of everything, that government is made of wise administrators who have only the best interests of people in mind, and that the market is broken and needs politicians to fix it, they have become active participants in the Marxist dialectic. Rather than oppose it, they move the window of acceptable thought closer to socialist ideals.

It is no doubt that many people have compassionate motives when they promote progressive/socialist principles. They sound so darned good: from each according to his ability, to each according to his need. Utopia is so wonderful. Utopia, however, is a dreamland with no relation to reality. In contrast, market-based societies succeed in raising the standard of living consistently, simply because they allow people to work within reality, based on their own needs, goals and desires. They let people gain by their own efforts, but hold them accountable for the effects of their decisions. The incentives encourage productivity and increased individual prosperity.

Life does, however, seem so unfair. Some people have personal tragedies of various types, others keep getting knocked down by circumstances, while still others seem to prosper, having everything go right in spite of what they do. There really is nothing unfair about it, however, as long as individual rights to life, liberty, and property are respected. What is actually unfair and counterproductive is imposing one view of fairness on everyone through political force.

As we are witnessing, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is doing a miserable job at protecting citizens and making healthcare affordable. The lamentable truth is that, though many opposed it based purely on partisan politics, many recognized that it would fail, even before it was implemented, simply because it is based on lies, the socialist lies that everyone deserves everything at the expense of others and that government can fix all problems.

Republicans will have a hard time in the future if they continue to embrace progressive ideals and refuse to differentiate themselves from the Democrats. They will inflict the same failures and even more misery, because effects arise from causes, not from political fairy dust.

Originally published on Daniel-McLaughlin.com.


http://affluentinvestor.com/2017/06/affordable-care-fairy-dust/

Healthcare Cartel Nervous

The American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association (17% of Physicians) and others are opposed to the Senate Bill. They ignore the end of Obamacare and are throwing in with the Democrats for single-payer socialized medicine or a government bailout to keep Obamacare.  This dog won’t hunt.

5% of all US patients spend 50% of the healthcare dollars. Lowering costs involves reengineering these expensive treatment plans. The Healthcare Cartel could do this, but they don’t want to.  The biggest reason for excessive healthcare costs is excessive subsidies by the federal government and they don’t want that to change.

Congress needs to come clean and admit that this is a scam.


Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader