originally posted by: Night Star
Cheat sheets have been found where these illegals were told to say they were refugees.
And here is a prime opportunity for us, as citizens of the US, to use the government tactics against them.. using their own words.
According to the US State Dept. web page on refugee admission
, there is a procedure that must be followed
that involves the UN. Here is an exerpt:
The first step for most refugees is to register with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the country to which s/he has
fled. UNHCR has the mandate to provide international protection to refugees. UNHCR determines if an individual qualifies as a refugee and, if so,
works toward the best possible durable solution for each refugee: safe return to the home country, local integration, or third-country
1. Have these folks registered with the UNHCR for refugee status? *cough* I think we all know the answer to that
2. UNHCR determines if the INDIVIDUAL qualifies as a refugee... not en masse... on an individual basis.
Moving on. According to this State Dept. web page
, still regarding refugees
specifically concerning Latin American countries it states:
The FY 2014 ceiling for refugee admissions from Latin America and the Caribbean is 5,000. Of these, the vast majority will be Cubans
processed through the in-country program.
Bold of course, mine and I believe we've well exceeded our 5K 'ceiling'.
Also we find on this page this:
The Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS/USCIS) conducts regular refugee
adjudication “circuit rides” to Cuba, Ecuador and Costa Rica, and, as needed, to other countries in the region. Transportation to the
United States is arranged by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Which begs the question that if we were aware of refugees (and
most certainly we were aware this was coming) in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala why was there no "circuit ride" made to these countries before
now? Heck, there would have even been safe transportation here for crying out loud. For reference here is a US State Dept. map of the Latin American
and one showing we have embassies/consulates in the 3 countries currently in question
. Of interest may be further reading of
Refugee Admission Fact Sheets
, the last 3 to be exact.
So no.. this is just another instance of the government tinkling down our backs and telling us it's raining.
PS - Thank you to mrsdudara, who posed the question to begin with and has sent me on a frenzied day of internet searches to find some information on
the topic of refugees coming to the US.