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According to refugee data from the U.S. Department of State, the federal government did not grant refugee protection to a single person from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador or Mexico in fiscal year 2013.
Now, almost all of the unaccompanied children illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico are coming from those nations, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other congressional Democrats have described these illegal aliens as “refugees.”
In the seven fiscal years from 2007 through 2013, a mere five Guatemalans and 25 Hondurans were granted refugee status in the United States. During that time, zero citizens of El Salvador or Mexico were granted refugee status despite increased violence in those countries in recent years.
originally posted by: rockintitz
a reply to: xuenchen
Obvious? Right..? The hard drives have been lost, ahem, destroyed.
Bla bla bla, official narrative, bla bla bla..
When will there be any recourse for our "public servants"?
In most refugee situations, protection space is not static, but expands and contracts periodically according to changes in the political, economic, social and security environments. This process cannot be measured with any degree of scientific precision, but can be assessed in a qualitative manner on the basis of certain indicators. These include the extent to which refugees:
are threatened (or not) by refoulement, eviction, arbitrary detention, deportation, harassment or extortion by the security services and other actors;
enjoy freedom of movement and association and expression, and protection of their family unity;
have access to livelihoods and the labour market and are protected from exploitative treatment by employers, landlords and traders;
enjoy adequate shelter and living conditions;
are able to gain legal and secure residency rights and are provided with documentation;
have access to public and private services such as healthcare and education;
enjoy harmonious relationships with the host population, other refugees and migrant communities; and,
are able to benefit from the solutions of voluntary repatriation, local integration and resettlement.
If Putin isn't aligned with Latin America why is he going there after he leaves Cuba?
originally posted by: tridentblue
a reply to: xuenchen Yep, refugee crises are something that happen in other parts of world, not right here. So the zero refugees. Latinos from Cuba? Sure they're fleeing communism. From Somalia? Sure, they're fleeing Al Qaeda. But from central America? Why thats an area not aligned with Putin or the middle east. We pay them no heed. What, hundreds of thousands of them seeking asylum? Quick, everybody look at the middle east and Ukraine! Nothing to see here!
I've heard people here say that this whole thing is a ploy by the PTB, but I think the PTB would rather we all look away, and not look at the messed up situation in our own back yard.