To be more precise, Hassan Ali Sapry is the son of a Special Immigrant Visa holder from Iraq. The family arrived in New Hampshire in 2008 according to local media reports on the case.
Of course they are all local reports because murders by refugees (or most illegal aliens for that matter) go unreported in the national print or cable news media.
This story is a month old (thanks to Julia for sending it), but it is new to me and likely new to everyone of you (unless you live in NH!).
The news reminds me that I have been planning to tell you where our Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program is under the Trump Administration. The last time I looked at the numbers being admitted they were huge—largely from Afghanistan at the moment. Ten years ago they were growing exponentially from Iraq after Ted Kennedy got the SIV program quietly off the ground.
SIVs are treated just like regular refugees and receive all of the usual welfare goodies refugees receive. Paid refugee contractors are responsible for placing them and someone knowledgeable about the program once reported to me that it is the SIV arrivals that are keeping the contractors afloat.
But I digress….
I’ll post the latest numbers soon.
For more on the Laconia, NH murder, there are lots of local stories about the murder and the manhunt that followed. Here are just a couple of those.