August 21, 2008, - 9:38 am

Duh!: State Department African Muslim Asylum Program Rife With Fraud

By Debbie Schlussel
So, you are a Somalian Muslim who’s gotten citizenship, a green card, or some sort of visa that allows you into the United States. And the State Department wants to help you bring more Somali Muslims into America, because we don’t have enough extremists foisting their extremist Muslim religious observances onto Target, Tyson Foods, the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, etc. Or you might be a Muslim from elsewhere in mostly Muslim Africa, a giant bastion of sharia–strict Islamic law.
So, what do you do? You, of course, take advantage of the State Department’s absurd “kill America from within” program and you pretend that many Somali Muslims are your family members.

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Extremist Muslim Africans: We Need More of ‘Em in America?

But, suddenly, the Einsteins at the State Department (who are shocked–shocked!–that anyone would engage in immigration fraud) catch on–sort of–and decide that they want proof that you are actually related to some of these people. They ask you for DNA evidence. So what do you do? You either fake the DNA test results or refuse to cooperate altogether. Oh, and by the way, they don’t have to take the DNA test. It’s voluntary. Do we give a single damn about our borders and who we let in? Sadly, no. Those in charge do not care.
Why the heck do we allow those who want to change America into an Islamic nation in and then encourage them to cheat the system to bring fake (or real) relatives who would do the same? Do we have a shortage of Muslim refugees from Africa in America?
Predictably, open borders advocates find a way to excuse the fraud. Remember, the people we’re talking about here are almost all MUSLIMS. Very few are the Christians who are truly under attack in Africa:

The State Department has suspended a humanitarian program to reunite thousands of African refugees with relatives in the U.S. after unprecedented DNA testing by the government revealed widespread fraud.
The U.S. has halted refugee arrivals from East Africa, where hundreds of thousands of people have been stranded since civil war erupted in the 1990s.
The freeze affects refugees in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Guinea and Ghana, many of whom have been waiting years to emigrate. The State Department says it began DNA testing with a pilot program launched in February to verify blood ties among African refugees. Tests found some applicants lied about belonging to the same family to gain a better chance at legal entry.
The U.S. has responded by halting refugee arrivals from East Africa, where hundreds of thousands of people have been stranded in precarious conditions since civil war erupted in the early 1990s. The temporary suspension has generated panic in African communities in the U.S., where thousands wait to be joined by relatives.

For once, Muslims are panicked by something the U.S. does. That won’t last.

Typically, a refugee already living in the U.S., a so-called anchor, is entitled to apply for permission to bring a spouse, minor children, parents and siblings. The process requires interviews, medical examinations and security screening.
But suspicion has grown in recent years that unrelated Africans were posing as family members to gain entry. “This program is designed for people to reunify with family members” already in the U.S., says Barbara Strack, director of the refugee division at U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. “We wanted to have empirical data” to confirm suspected fraud, she says.
In February, the State Department launched pilot testing in Kenya to verify family relationships, mainly among Somalis. When applicants arrived for a previously scheduled appointment, a U.S. official asked them to volunteer for a DNA test. . . .
As word spread, some applicants began missing appointments, and others refused to cooperate.
Laboratory analysis of the samples indicated a large portion of applicants weren’t blood relations, as they claimed. “The results were dismaying,” says Ms. Strack. “This told us we had a problem with the program.”

Naw. You don’t say.

The results prompted expansion of the testing to other countries. “We had high rates of fraud everywhere . . .” says a State Department official.

Shocker

In late April, the government decided to temporarily [DS: Yup, “temporarily,” and then they’ll resume this farce] halt the family reunification resettlement program for East Africans. A government official confirms that “many thousands of people” are affected by the suspension, particularly Somalis and Ethiopians.
Refugee resettlement agencies report that arrivals have slowed to a trickle.

So sad, too bad. And this “trickle” is a “bad” thing because . . .?

In Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., home to the country’s largest East African [DS: MUSLIM] population, Catholic Charities hasn’t handled a single family reunification case since March 19. The agency has resettled 35 East African families this year, compared with more than 450 last year and about 1,300 in 2006. “Everyone is calling or walking in here and asking what is going on,” says Angela Fox, a resettlement worker at Catholic Charities.

Again, so sad, too bad.

Some refugees received a notice from U.S. authorities advising them that their case is on hold because relatives didn’t show up for a scheduled interview or they refused to supply a DNA sample.
Those who agreed to take the test are also in limbo.
Abdirahman Dhunkal, who hails from Somalia, petitioned in early 2005 for his father, mother and six siblings who are in Kenya to join him in Minnesota.
Their case was approved in late 2006, but Mr. Dhunkal says that his family was asked to take a DNA test earlier this year. Since the cell samples were collected, “nothing has happened. We are still waiting,” says Mr. Dhunkal, 31, who hasn’t seen his family in 14 years.

Yet again, so sad, too bad. You wanna see the rest of your Muslim extremist family, Abdirahman? Why not go home? You’ll see ’em plenty.

Bob Carey, chair of Refugee Council USA, a coalition of U.S. agencies that work on refugee issues, and vice president of resettlement for the International Rescue Committee . . . adds “DNA is not the only means to assess family relationships.”
Refugee advocates say the definition of family among Africans extends beyond blood relatives, especially when families fleeing persecution are scattered. “Some families are raising children who aren’t their own but whom they call son or daughter,” says Ms. Fox of Catholic Charities.

PUH-LEEZE.
Maybe someone can call Osama Bin Laden their son or daughter and bring him here as a “family member”, too.
With top Hezbollah brass, many of the Dearbornistan relatives really are their close relatives. And that’s the problem. Fraud or no fraud, why does America have a duty to re-unite terrorist families and extremist Islamic clans on our soil, once we stupidly admitted one of them into our borders and let them stay?
How is that in our interest?
Exit Question: How many of these African Muslims are already here fraudulently under this family “reunification” program?
We’ll never know. And probably numbers in the thousands.

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4 Responses

Deport all those who made false claims. This is illegal and this is the proper procedure under the law.
NOTE: I rather have illegal Hispanic coming into this country than legal muslims. At least the Hispanics will assimilate and become in most parts good US citizens.

FIVEOFNINE on August 21, 2008 at 11:41 am

Debbie–
I think you’re being too kind here. The State Department has been an unmitigated disaster at least since WWII.
Besides George Kennan, you can count the number of good high-ranking officials within State–in the post WWII period–on the fingers of one hand.
Even Dulles’ record is mixed.
[RR: BELIEVE ME, I’VE ALWAYS HATED THE INCOMPETENT, ANTI-AMERICAN STATE DEPT. I SHARE YOUR ANTI-STATE DEPT VIEWS WHOLEHEARTEDLY. DS]

Red Ryder on August 21, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Since the United States is involved in several global conflicts, wouldn’t it be a good time to pause, step back, reevaluate, and just say no to ANY immigrants. The U.S. Department of State, is a useless, meddling, dried up tit, that needs new direction, and revamping. JMO!

Jackson Pearson on August 21, 2008 at 2:37 pm

In his revealing, eye-opening book, Obama Nation (a must-read), Jerome Corsi, Jr. notes that among Kenyans, members of the same tribe, which can number in the millions (e.g. the Luo and the Kikuyu), consider each other to be “cousins.” And due to polygamous marriages (tribes may consist of both Muslims and Christians, with the Muslim males marrying multiple wives or keeping multiple mistresses), families tend to be extremely large, extended, complex, and confusing, with many half-siblings, stepparents, etc. It can easily be a daunting task to prove kinship where East Africans are concerned, and at times it may well be impossible.

commonsense on August 23, 2008 at 2:41 am

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