Maine withdraws from Federal "refugee" program

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In Alaska, we got a brief, limited influx of Somalis. I'm guessing they didn't like the climate because very few of them are still here. As far as the others, bring 'em on! Alaskans know what's what and how to deal with scum like these "refugees". All that aside, no one wants Alaska except the Russians.
 

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Mebbe dey gonna replace the Hispexicans dat gonna be deported...

Some Refugees Held in Australian Camps to Be Resettled to US
November 13, 2016 — Some refugees held in controversial Australian-run camps in the South Pacific will be resettled in the United States. Speaking in Canberra, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it would be a “one-off” deal.
Under tough border security laws, asylum seekers intercepted trying to reach Australia by boat are sent to migrant centers at Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and the tiny republic of Nauru. They are forbidden from being resettled in Australia as part of strict policies aimed at deterring unauthorized boat arrivals that have been reduced to barely a trickle in recent years. Conditions in the centers have been repeatedly criticized as inhumane by campaigners.


Children playing near a fence at an Australian-run detention center in the Pacific island nation of Nauru.​

Refugees in the camps have celebrated Australia’s resettlement deal with the United States. One said the “nightmare” of life in detention would soon be over, but many uncertainties remain. Officials have not said how many of the 1,200 migrants held in camps in the South Pacific would be allowed into the U.S., or when the process would begin.


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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made the announcement Sunday in Canberra. “The agreement is with the United States," he said. "It is a one-off agreement. It will not be repeated. It is only available to those currently in the regional processing centers. It will not be available to any persons who seek to reach Australia in the future. Our priority is the resettlement of women, children and families. This will be an orderly process. It will take time, it will not be rushed.” Amnesty International said it was worried about the lack of information around the timeline and the number of refugees to be processed.


A group of asylum seekers hold up their identity after landing in Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.​

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is in New Zealand, has confirmed the arrangement, but it was not clear if the agreement will be honored by President-elect Donald Trump. He has previously stressed he would crack down on immigration. Trump has also threatened to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Many of the detainees held on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and Nauru come from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Australia said its navy would continue to stop and turn away any asylum seeker boats trying to reach its territorial waters. The detention of asylum seekers is broadly supported by the majority of Australians, but the issue is deeply divisive. Critics of the strict policies argue that Australia is breaching its international obligations. Canberra currently offers refugee visas to about 14,000 people under various global conventions each year.

Some Refugees Held in Australian Camps to Be Resettled to US
 

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Vast majority of Syrian Refugees Admitted to US are Muslim

14,074 Syrian Refugees Admitted to US in Year Since Paris Attacks; 99.1% Muslim
November 15, 2016 – The Obama administration has resettled 14,074 Syrian refugees in the United States since the Paris terror attacks a year ago prompted concerns that terrorist groups could exploit refugee admission programs to infiltrate Western countries.
Of those 14,074 refugees, 13,954 (99.1 percent) are Muslims, including 13,808 Sunnis, 27 Shi’ites, and 119 others self-described in State Department Refugee Processing Center data as simply “Moslem.” Eighty-three (0.58 percent) of the 14,074 Syrian arrivals are Christians, and another 28 (0.19 percent) are Yazidis, another minority which, like the Christian community, has been singled out and targeted by violent jihadists in what the U.S. and several other governments have labeled “genocide.”


More than four million Syrians have fled the civil war in their homeland since 2011, according to the U.N. refugee agency​

The Christian cohort comprises 17 Catholics, 15 Orthodox, five Protestants, four Jehovah’s Witnesses, one Greek Orthodox and 41 refugees described as “Christian” with no further denomination provided. Of the 14,074 Syrian refugees admitted over the past year, 3,520 (25 percent) are males between the ages of 14 and 50, and 3,192 (22.6 percent) are females aged 14-50. Another 6,816 (48.4 percent) are children aged under 14, made up of 3,508 boys and 3,308 girls. A further 302 are men older than 51, and 244 are women in that age bracket.

Viewed differently, 10,252 (72.84 percent) of the Syrian refugees admitted since the Paris attack are women and children, while 3,822 (27.15 percent) are men aged over 14. The ethnic breakdown of the 14,074 Syrian refugees is 13,001 (92.3 percent) Arabs, 889 (6.3 percent) Kurds, 112 (0.8 percent) Turkmen, 16 Armenians and 11 Assyrians. The rest are made up of 10 Circassians, nine Chechens, four Turks, two Syriacs and 20 “other.”

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