by Kathy Crest:
They come in droves. Muslim refugees have been brought to America by the thousands each year, and dumped in cities all across the nation. Almost 40,000 refugees entered this country in 2016 alone. What are the ramifications of these types of programs, and what are the benefits, if any?
Just this week, a Somali man stabbed two other men at the Mall Of America in Minneapolis, one of the many cities that has received thousands of refugees. According to the state department, Minnesota received refugees from Afghanistan, Belarus, Bhutan, Burundi, China, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Moldova, Myanmar, Nepal, the Republic of South Sudan, Russia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania and Ukraine.
The FBI is aware of 22 terrorist training camps in the United States, although they do not label them as such. Instead they are called “Islamic paramilitary camps”, and these communes are operated by the Pakistan-based group Jamaat al-Fuqra and its main US front group, Muslims of the Americas. Most of the people who comprise these camps are African-Americans who have converted to Islam while doing time in state or federal prison. They are trained in the use of small arms and military tactics and have been videotaped during their exercises from drones and helicopters.
One of the pitfalls to refugees being relocated in America, is that we are seeing an uptick in terror attacks across the nation. The FBI has thwarted over 70 terror plots since the 9/11 attacks, but sadly they cannot stop them all. Innocent civilians are being murdered far too often at the hands of Islamic extremism.
Another down side to the refugee programs is the high cost to support these people. They come to this country not knowing our language, which prevents them from gaining employment. They are forced into the welfare program and cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Muslims are known to have large families and our welfare programs are set up on a “more the merrier” basis.
Cities that have received large numbers of Muslims are being taken over by the groups. Dearborn, Michigan is a prime example of this. The city houses the largest Arab-American population in the country and has a large concentration of practicing Muslims. Mosques have replaced churches, and strip malls are unrecognizable as the names on storefronts are written in Arabic.
Scores of protests that often turn violent are occurring around the country as President Trump has tried tirelessly to stop the influx of refugees into the United States. The people coming here from Islamic countries cannot be properly vetted, and this poses a great threat to our national security. Middle eastern countries, most of which have seen devastating wars, do not have the same systems in place that America and other civilized nations do. There are often no birth certificates given out as many babies are born at home. Hospitals in the middle east are not set up to issue birth certificates. Most of these nations do not have a social security style administration in place, making it almost impossible to prove who these people are and what their backgrounds might include.
During the Obama administration, the open border plan implemented allowed for millions of refugees to be placed around the country, and we were assured that these people wanted to assimilate and that they would prove to be good citizens. Unfortunately that has not always worked out to be the case. A new video shared by InfoWars of the Mall of America, shows shoppers inside the mall mainly dressed in Muslim garb and women wearing long dresses and coverings over their heads. Stores are opting more and more to cater to the large populations of Muslims. It seems that “we” are changing our traditions and customs to fit “their” way of living.
Although most Americans agree that the United States was created by immigrants, most of our ancestors came here to create a new world, not to bring the customs and laws with them from the countries they escaped from. They came here to promote freedom and create a government that operated through an equal opportunity system. Those who come from the middle east are use to Sharia Law, that limits the freedoms of people, especially women. Women are often not allowed to drive, vote, go out publically without a male chaperone, and are treated as second rate citizens. They are beaten if they speak out, and if they accuse a man of rape, which occurs regularly, they are often stoned in public. Many liberals are for Sharia Law in our country, something I have yet to understand.
There is a big difference between the Muslims who come to this country through the immigration process, and those who come here through refugee programs. There are rules that must be followed through the immigration process that are nonexistent for refugees. According to the nationalization department, in order to become a naturalized citizen, one must hold a green card initially and:
Be 18 or older at the time of filing
Be a green card holder for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
Have lived within the state, or USCIS district with jurisdiction over the applicant’s place of residence, for at least 3 months prior to the date of filing the application. Students may apply for naturalization either where they go to school or where their family lives (if they are still financially dependent on their parents).
Have continuous residence in the United States as a green card holder for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application
Be physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application
Reside continuously within the United States from the date of application for naturalization up to the time of naturalization
Be able to read, write, and speak English and have knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history and government (civics).
Be a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States during all relevant periods under the law.
In order to come to America through the refugee program, one must only prove that he or she is of special humanitarian concern to the United States. They must
demonstrate that they were persecuted or fear persecution due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. According to the naturalization department:
Eligibility for refugee status is determined on a case-by-case basis through an interview with a specially-trained USCIS officer. The interview is non-adversarial and is designed to obtain information about an individual’s refugee claim and eligibility for resettlement to the United States.
During the interview, we examine all relevant evidence, including testimony, to determine if the applicant:
qualified under a designated processing priority.
meets the definition of a refugee.
is not firmly resettled in a third country.
is otherwise admissible under U.S. law.
In making this determination we consider the conditions in the country of origin and evaluate the individual’s credibility. We also confirm that security checks have been completed and the results of the checks are reviewed and analyzed before approval.
The last paragraph is interesting as it is well known that citizens from the middle east are very hard to vet, and that security checks pose a very big problem. It sounds good in writing, but is a different story in reality.
What all this means, is that people who come here through the legal process of immigration, do so because they WANT to become a citizen of this country and have to go through a long process to do so. They have to prove themselves for five years before they can even begin the process. Those who come here through a refugee program only have to prove they meet the qualifications of a refugee. President Trump is not against legal immigration, but he has rightful concerns about the refugee programs that are currently in place.
As we saw in the terror attack that took place in Manhattan recently, 8 innocent Americans were run over and killed by an Islamic terrorist who gained access to our country through the means of a lottery system that Democrat Chuck Schumer helped to devise during the Obama administration. This lottery system allows for the winner to bring TWENTY FIVE of his or her relations to this country. In the case of this terrorist, he brought along 22 of his relatives. How do we know they don’t have the same intentions that the terrorist did?
As of yet, I have come across no good reason to allow these programs to continue. These people are a danger to our country, and we have seen the devastating effects through our own eyes. Other countries whose leaders have given Muslim refugees asylum, have seen similar effects, but instead of heeding the warnings, Obama chose to pursue avenues that encouraged terrorist activity in our country. It may be too late to send these people back, but it certainly isn’t too late to stop the influx.
I am just an average citizen, one who loves this country and the freedoms it has to offer. I appreciate our men and women in the military, and want to express my gratitude to them for everything they give up, so that I may enjoy a life without barriers. I write, because it is the only way I know how to express what I believe to be the truth. I feel it is a duty, but it is also a great pleasure.