In a move around the standard refugee settlement process in America, the United Nations and the administration are scheming to find other ways to boost the number of Syrians entering the country, from 10,000 this year to possibly 200,000.
U.S. officials, meeting with United Nations human rights officials in Geneva, joined in a project that looks to “alternative safe pathways” to setting Syrian refugees in America and Europe that include pushing colleges and universities to offer tuition programs and encouraging Syrians already in the country to open their homes to those who’ve fled the war-torn Middle East nation.
The plan already has one victory. Last week, the University of Southern California revealed that it is offering five free tuition programs for Syrian refugees, including one in the school’s journalism program. Continue reading this article
It doesn’t bode well for America’s national security when even a backward Somali can figure out that the southern border is a practically a welcome mat for an ambitious jihad gangster. The was the upshot of a recent story from Minnesota where some of the local Somalis are charged with partnering with ISIS to smuggle jihadists through welcoming Mexico north to attack the hated American infidels.
Tucker Carlson and Ralph Peters discussed the case a couple days ago:
TUCKER CARLSON: Four Minnesota residents from a local Somalian community outside Minneapolis will be on trial next month for conspiring with ISIS plotting to carry out possible attacks here in the US. According to federal prosecutors, one of those accused terrorists, Gulec Ali Omar, even conceived a plan to route foreign fighters across the US-Mexican border. All this comes as FBI director James Comey warned of a possible Brussels-style attack in America within the next two years. Watch this:
FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: We stare at what happened in Brussels and imagine it is our future that we have to work against; that it could be that the threat they’re facing on the continent, increasingly here in the UK, is the threat that we could face two years from now. And we talk a lot, plan a lot, work a lot against that possibility.
CARLSON: It’s an ominous warning, and joining us now with his reactions, Fox News strategic analyst, Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters. Colonel, great to see you tonight. Minneapolis yet again the site of an FBI investigation into terrorism. Something has changed in Minneapolis. Whatever happened to Minneapolis nice or Minnesota nice? It didn’t used to be the locus of terror plots. Why is it now?
RALPH PETERS: Well among other things, our immigration policy is so utterly screwed up. How we not only brought in Somalis in very large numbers, we ghettoized them. We allow them to congregate in one area where they don’t have to learn English, they don’t learn American values, they’re subject to hate preachers, most radical forms of Islam, and it’s a little Somalia within the United States.
CARLSON: But for years we brought Scandinavians into Minneapolis and they congregated together and lived in their own neighborhoods and spoke Swedish and Danish and they didn’t plotting terror attacks. What’s the difference?
PETERS: Well they did clog our arteries with a lot of cheese. But very seriously, it really comes down to culture. Scandinavians came over here from European culture. Traditionally, European culture has been our culture and its American derivative. And to be fair, most Muslims have done a fair job of integrating. Some of the Iranian Americans have done a great job. But the Somalis were undereducated or uneducated, practiced a very primitive form of Islam, and again they didn’t get dispersed, they didn’t have to integrate and that’s a fundamental problem.
But Tucker, back to the basic thrust of this story that terrorists are going to be coming across the Mexican border — they’re certainly going to try and keep trying to come through airports, they’ll keep trying to come across the Canadian border because the terrorists desperately want to hit us. (Continues)
Speaking of Somali immigration — certainly one of the most wrong-headed government policies ever — WND recently published a very informative graph that well shows the extent of the problem that has continued in a substantial fashion through three administrations:
Six years ago Bernardino Hernandez boarded a plane to Mexico City with not much — his high school yearbook, a printer and his college copy of “Thomas More’s Magician,” a novel about creating a utopian community in 16th century Mexico.
He had recently graduated from UC Davis, but he felt limited by his lack of legal status in the United States. Hernandez was 21 years old and unsure whether he’d ever reach his potential in a country that he’d called home since he was a toddler but that now wouldn’t allow him to work legally.
Before he departed, his disapproving father gave him $1,000 in cash but warned him, “I won’t pay for a coyote to bring you back.”
Though he gave up on his American dream in the U.S., he is now living it in Mexico.
Hernandez, 27, is at the helm of a translation company he launched last fall, leading a team of 15 linguists who offer services in nearly two dozen languages to multiple businesses, including eight transnational companies. Continue reading this article
This National Security Agency map shows a red dot for every successful computer intrusion by China over the past five years — nearly 700 with computer attacks in every state but North Dakota. The northeast corner from Washington to New York is a massive blob red and intrusions are clustered around California’s Silicon Valley, the aerospace regions in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California’s defense industrial base.
Below, the Chinese Baidu company’s self-driving car.
The recent Reuters report about ChiCom self-driving cars observes that the People’s Republic could be advantaged by its “regulatory structure” — does that mean fewer lawyers and less supervision regarding safety? The PRC certainly benefits by operating more pollution-spewing industries, unencumbered by annoying environmental regulations which enable the Chinese to manufacture more cheaply than America. (Funny how transnational trade deals never include the pollution factor.) Even the upbeat Reuters report noted China’s “choking air pollution.”
In the race to develop self-driving cars, the United States and Europe lead in technology, but China is coming up fast in the outside lane with a regulatory structure that could put it ahead in the popular adoption of autonomous cars on its highways and city streets.
A draft roadmap for having highway-ready, self-driving cars within 3-5 years and autonomous vehicles for urban driving by 2025 could be unveiled as early as this year, said Li Keqiang, an automotive engineering professor at Tsinghua University who chairs the committee drafting the plan. The panel is backed by the powerful Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
The draft will set out technical standards, including a common language for cars to communicate with each other and infrastructure, and regulatory guidelines – a unified framework that contrasts with a patchwork of state laws and standards in the United States.
Without coordination, that patchwork could hold back the development of self driving cars in the U.S., David Strickland, a former safety chief for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said at an event in Beijing this month.
China’s top-down approach could see it overtake the U.S. and Europe, where automakers have generally been left to agree among themselves on industry standards. A push for self-driving and electric cars also fits with Beijing’s shift to an economy driven by high-tech and consumer industries rather than heavy industry and low-end manufacturing.
“If we can convince the government that every company, every car on the road must use this (single standard) … then there is a chance China can beat the rest of the world” to the widespread use of self-driving cars, said Li Yusheng, head of Chongqing Changan Automobile’s autonomous drive program.
China is ripe for the advent of self-driving cars. It’s the world’s biggest autos market and is blighted by choking air pollution, traffic congestion and often erratic driving. More than 200,000 people die each year in road accidents, according to World Health Organisation estimates. Continue reading this article
The company thinks the bots are being accepted by the public and can work in many locales. Rough neighborhoods might be unsuitable, even though if a bot is stolen or otherwise messed with, it can send a message to police with photos. The machines may prove to be attractive to unengaged youth in inner cities despite precautions. Or little kids might hop a ride for fun.
Below, a Starship delivery robot.
This technology is another example of how rapidly machines are being developed to perform human jobs more cheaply than workers. Delivery jobs aren’t great, but they are at least good entry jobs for young people to learn basic work skills.
It must be obvious that with technological unemployment dogging the American workforce, the government shouldn’t be importing immigrant workers who are not needed now, and will certainly won’t be needed in the automated near-future. If indeed nearly half of US jobs are susceptible to being taken by smart machines in less than 20 years, as forecast by Oxford University researchers, then the number of immigrants should be ZERO.
In the near future, if you need a few things from Amazon, or perhaps you forgot to pick up the dry cleaning, there’s a chance a small robot will deliver your goods right to your front door.
No, this won’t be a drone dropping something from the skies. A six-wheeled robot from Starship Technologies, run by the founders of Skype, will soon be making deliveries without those complicated autonomous drone systems touted by Amazon and Google. Starship’s little robots are already making deliveries in London, and they will likely be rolling around US streets soon.
Lauri Väin, Starship’s engineering lead, said during last week’s RoboUniverse conference in New York City, that the company has 10 prototype robots, and plans to have 100 by the end of the year, and over 1,000 next year. The Washington Post reported last month that Starship plans to bring its test program to Washington, DC soon. Väin said the little robots, which look like a rolling ice chests, can handle most curbs and cobbles that they might encounter on the streets of metropolitan areas. His robot followed him along quite nicely on the walk from his Midtown hotel to the convention center, multiple blocks away. Continue reading this article
In addition, a Maryland sheriff made a convincing case that Obama’s disappearing enforcement has left the nation considerably more endangered by illegal alien criminals.
Sheriff Charles A. Jenkins of Frederick County warned that “Open border policies and failure to enforce our immigration laws have greatly impacted public safety in every community in America and cities are becoming war zones. Every single day, more Americans are becoming victims of avoidable crimes.”
Jenkins noted that his office has partnered with federal authorities on the 287(g) program since 2008 and it has been effective in identifying and removing illegal aliens criminals to better protect Americans in his jurisdiction. But clearly the extent of the administration’s border anarchy has made it hard for local law enforcement to keep up.
The sheriff further explained, “The criminal alien gang numbers are growing across the nation, and the serious crimes are increasing. There is also a direct nexus between the action on unaccompanied minors of two years ago and the increases we are seeing in gang crimes.”
What a surprise. Some were just pretending to be kids for all the easy freebies and others had existing gang affiliations. Plus there are no jobs for unskilled non-English-speaking kids (sometimes preliterate), making them perfect recruits for gangs. The care and feeding of Centrals was estimated to be in the billions of dollars, and that was without their being criminals. America is importing violent criminals and taxpayers are forced to pay for it.
Below, some of the hundreds of thousands of illegal alien Centrals who have been allowed to enter the United States.
You can read Sheriff Jenkins’ full statement to the committee here and watch the hearing at this link.
Now USC at least has the excuse of being a private university so taxpayers were not dinged by this monumental stupidity. Perhaps when word gets out about $100 million for diversity, parents will nix the kiddies attending such a crazy place, as has happened to the University of Missouri. Mizzou suffered a 20 percent decline in enrollment (and a $32 million deficit) after last year’s racially inciteful protests which included free speech violations that were widely publicized.
Some of the extra millions are to set up scholarships for Mexicans and Syrians. Apparently the increasing devolution of liberal virtue requires screwing one’s own fellow citizens, including poor Americans of all races who need financial help. The great god Diversity must be worshipped with sacrifices — someone else’s, of course.
Will USC’s school spirit need to be axed if it upsets sensitive diverse students?
● Provost Michael Quick announced in a campus-wide email that USC implement nearly all the measures called for in a January 2016 resolution
● The school will increase spending on diversity initiatives by $20 million, bringing the annual total to $100 million
● Student government also demanded a tuition freeze, but Quick rejected it while referring to the significant increase in diversity funding
The University of Southern California’s (USC) administration is promising to dish out millions of dollars in scholarship funds for Syrian and Mexican immigrants as part of a campus wide diversity initiative put forth by the school’s student government.
USC’s student senate passed a diversity resolution last November, calling on the university to invest $100 million in mandatory diversity classes while establishing new administrative positions, including a Title IX investigator; a vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion; a vice dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and an outside vendor to “conduct a campus climate diversity, equity, and inclusion survey annually.”
The resolution, which passed with a vote of 11-1, also demanded that the university “establish an endowed fund and allow for donations to be specifically directed towards this fund of $100 million for scholarships” for students and faculty “from underrepresented backgrounds.” Continue reading this article
Chairman Trey Gowdy noted in his opening statement, “Surely we can all agree that protecting the public from violence and lawlessness is the pre-eminent function of government.” (If only the authorities followed that simple principle.)
Congressman Bob Goodlatte is Chair of the full Judiciary Committee and used his opening statement to review some facts about worsening illegal alien crime in America because of the administration’s permissive policies:
BOB GOODLATTE: I also want to express my deepest sympathy to the family members of Sarah Root and Joshua Wilkerson who were tragically killed by criminal aliens illegally present in the United States. Their mothers Michelle Root and Laura Wilkerson are here to share their stories under heartbreaking circumstances that no parent could be prepared for or should have to bear. Sarah Root was killed by an unlawful alien drunk driver less than three months ago. Only hours before her death she graduated from college with a 4.0 average and a degree in investigations. Tragically the Department of Homeland Security did not consider her killer an enforcement priority and did not issue a detainer for his arrest. As a result he posted a state bail bond and fled.
Joshua Wilkerson was tortured and murdered in 2010 by an alien who had overstayed his visa for eight years. The killer was arrested on a harassment charge only months before, but ICE did not seek to take custody. The district attorney who prosecuted the murder case couldn’t explain why ICE did not have an interest in him, despite the fact that ICE regularly reviewed the county jail roster,
Though these two young victims had unique life stories, their tragic deaths are linked by a common thread: they are two of the many innocent victims of the irresponsible policies of the Obama administration that promote the presence of dangerous criminal aliens in American communities. The American public has been misled by the enforcement priorities — deferred action and executive action — policies of this administration which categorize only certain quote unquote serious criminal aliens as worthy of immigration enforcement. However this administration’s actions demonstrate that it finds it acceptable to permit even serious criminal aliens to prey on our communities. The fact remains that illegal immigration has consequences. It is not a victimless crime, and for the families and friends of victims killed, maimed or otherwise hurt by aliens especially those who are illegally present, the consequences can be devastating. Continue reading this article
Saudi Arabia has been in the news recently and in a bad way, in particular about how Washington covered up the Kingdom’s complicity in the 9/11 attacks on America. On April 10, Sixty Minutes presented 28 Pages, a segment about the classified section of a Congressional inquiry into 9/11 and the possible existence of a Saudi support network for the hijackers while they were in the US preparing for the attacks.
Ralph Peters was on Fox News Sunday, giving the Saudis some well deserved condemnation for funding jihad terror around the world. It was sobering when he said that there was a better chance in the long term for a rapprochement with evil Iran than any real reform in Saudi Arabia.
Iran is our external enemy of the moment. Saudi Arabia is our enduring internal enemy, already within our borders and permitted to poison American Muslims with its Wahhabi cult.
Oh, and Saudi Arabia’s also the spring from which the bloody waters of global jihad flowed.
Iran humiliates our sailors, but the Saudis are the spiritual jailers of hundreds of millions of Muslims, committed to intolerance, barbarity and preventing Muslims from joining the modern world. And we help.
Firm figures are elusive, but estimates are that the Saudis fund up to 80% of American mosques, at least in part. And their goal is the same here as it is elsewhere in the world where Islam must compete with other religions: to prevent Muslims from integrating into the host society.
The Saudis love having Muslims in America, since that stakes Islam’s claim, but it doesn’t want Muslims to become Americans and stray from the hate-riddled cult they’ve imposed upon a great religion.
The tragedy for the Arabs, especially, has been who got the oil wealth. It wasn’t the sophisticates of Beirut or even the religious scholars of Cairo, but Bedouins with a bitter view of faith. The Saudis and their fellow fanatics in the oil-rich Gulf states have used those riches to drag Muslims backward into the past and to spread violent jihad. Continue reading this article
Pope Francis must have snoozed through Jesus’ instruction to his apostles to be “Wise as serpents” (Matthew 10:16) when preaching the Good News. Otherwise the pope wouldn’t have invited a dozen Syrian Muslims to reside in the Vatican. The group was composed of three families, including six children — appealing now, but some of them may grow into rapefugees, such is the common devolution of the second generation of Muslim immigrants.
Below, the pope welcomes his new Muslim neighbors, including photogenic kids.
It’s doubtful that the pope’s ostentatious do-goodery will last long, however. The Vatican isn’t much of a place to raise kiddies, particularly diverse ones needing instruction from imams, and the selection of cruelly slaughtered halal food is slim to none. Of course, the families may never see the actual inside of the Vatican in this stage-managed media performance. Whatever the logistics, the three families will end up with Italy caring for them after the media has lost interest in the story. At that point, the pope could be considered an illegal alien smuggler, not a good descriptor for a man of his social standing.
In a “gesture of welcome,” Pope Francis took three families of Syrian refugees with him in the papal plane on his return to Rome from the Greek island of Lesbos Saturday.
The Vatican said it will assume responsibility for the upkeep of the three families, and has enlisted the community of Sant’Egidio to provide the initial hospitality.
Two of the families come from Damascus, and the other from Deir Azzor, in the area occupied by the Islamic State, and all three families had their homes bombed during the Syrian civil war. Continue reading this article
Illegal alien job thieves get deported to their true home of El Salvador — so far, so good. But then the moochers get money from the US government to start their own businesses in Salvador, as a consolation prize, apparently.
The program costs $50,000, so it’s a minor amount given the daily profligacy that is the Washington norm. But when the government is $19 trillion in the hole, that’s when egregiously wasteful spending needs to be cut.
Lawbreaking aliens get American taxpayer cash — that’s the administration’s values at work, namely foreigners over citizens. And there seems to be no follow-up to see whether the money is actually used to start businesses, or is just spent on whatever.
Read the fine print on the Small Business Administration’s website, and you’ll find that the agency does not provide the funds to “start or grow” a small business – the engine of the American economy, providing roughly three-quarters of all new jobs. Rather, the SBA provides offers loan guarantees to the banks and lenders that do provide seed money.
So it might come as a surprise to American entrepreneurs that there is at least one group to whom the federal government is providing direct assistance for business start-ups: illegal aliens. In fact, these recipients of your taxpayer funds fall into an even more restricted category: illegal aliens who have been deported back to their native land. Continue reading this article
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