That sentiment that got the Open Borders pushers undies in a wad, is a sentiment expressed from time to time over the years at Refugee Resettlement Watchespecially as it relates to Somalia.
Why indeed aren’t the well-educated (on the US taxpayer’s dime) and know-it-all Somalis in America going back and doing anything for Somalia and their fellow Africans?
The excuse now of course is the terrorism there thanks to Al-Shabaab, but long before the Islamic terrorists Somalis couldn’t govern themselves because clans squabbled among themselves and corruption was rampant.
The United Nations is finding out the hard way that few want to go to that mess of a country as they try to repatriate Somalis from their huge camp, Dadaab. Periodically the Kenyan government threatens to close it because they say it is a hot bed for terrorist organizing and recruiting. (The US State Department plucked Socialist Rep. Ilhan Omar from Dadaab.)
I’m posting this storyto show that Western nations no longer have much interest in ‘welcoming’ Somali refugees to their countries—are they just too much trouble?
UN: Fewer refugees willing to leave Dadaab for Somalia
Insecurity in Somalia is diminishing the numbers of refugees willing to return home from the Dadaab camps in Kenya, the United Nations said recently.
A total of 84,230 Somalis have taken part in the UN’s voluntary return programme since its inception five years ago. So far this year, fewer than 1400 have gone back to Somalia under UN auspices.
The Dadaab head count stood at 210,472 at the end of June. That represents a decline of only 84 persons over the past three months.
This is the part I wanted you to see! Of course up until the Trump presidency we had admitted over 140,000 Somalis to America as refugees. A vast number of those came to us from this UN camp. That number doesn’t include all of the other ways Somalis ‘found their way’ here.
Canada and Sweden will take the most this year from Dadaab!
The quota for transfer of Dadaab residents to other countries stands at 975 individuals for all of 2019. Canada is set to receive the largest share of Somali refugees (350), followed by Sweden (300), Australia (200), United Kingdom (75) and the United States (50).
There is thus little chance that the Dadaab complex will soon be emptied of refugees — unless they are forced to leave. But the Kenyan government has pledged to respect the rights of refugees, including safeguards against involuntary repatriation.
See my previous posts on Dadaab here, and don’t miss the story on UN corruption there. New American Ilhan Omar posts are here.
As I mentioned last month, the Kenyan government wants the United Nations to close the massive camp—Dadaab—soon!
The UN is between a rock and a hard place after trying and failing to get large numbers of Somalis to go home to an increasingly stable country (well, stable for Somalia!), while Europe and the US have wearied of moving Somalis to the West.
As you know President Trump has nearly stopped the resettlement of Somalis to your towns and cities (a few are still trickling in!).
If Trump is no longer in office come January 2021, you know a future Democrat President will open the Somali spigot wide to make up for the ‘Trump lost years.’
And, an even bigger shock is that NBCis featuring this lengthy investigation into charges of corruption, fraud and bribery in the agency that selects refugees for your American towns and cities.
Featured in what is billed as a first installment of a seven-month-long investigation is Africa and specifically Somali resettlement from the huge camp, Dadaab, run by the UNHCR, that I mentioned in a post here recently.
That would be Dadaab—home to hundreds of thousands of Somalis and a place where the US government has gone to select Somalis to bring to America.
Although, under President Trump very few Somalis are getting into the US these days, this is a story worth watching because you know that the United Nations will be pressuring our State Department to up the Somali numbers using the closing of a significant camp as the excuse.
If Trump doesn’t win reelection in 2020 the trickle could be a flood from Dadaab to your town.
The Kenyan government has long maintained that the camp is a breeding ground for Islamic extremists and it points to recent terror attacks in Kenya linked to Dadaab residents. Continue reading “Alert: Kenya to Close One of the Largest Refugee Camps in the World”→