Trump Is Right: U.S. Must End Its Suicidal and Almost 'Total Reliance' on U.N. for Vetting Potential U.S. Refugees

By Dr. Jake Baker - TapWires News Service

According to a new report, a largely unknown practice hidden by Democrats and others critical of President Trump's temporary immigration halt, is what can only be described as the secret U.S. immigration vetting policy that could lead to a massive terrorist infiltration.  Currently, the U.S. policy developed under the Obama Administration involves an unimaginable near 100% reliance on the United Nations for vetting all refugees coming to the United States. 

A Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) researcher said this little-known policy is seldom mentioned when debating the vetting of refugees entering the United States.  President Trump, less than a week into his administration, took a critical step to end the suicidal policy of allowing the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which has shown itself generally hostile to the United States, to act as the gatekeeper and nearly exclusive provider of information used in the process of refugee determination, assistance and resettlement referrals.  This is critically important considering the adversarial view of the U.N. toward the U.S. and the proven and ongoing corruption of U.N officials, who some experts insist, are not above taking bribes, even if means unleashing terrorists on the population of the United States.  The report was the work of Nayla Rush, senior researcher at CIS.  

"The United States chooses the refugees it resettles solely based on referrals from United Nations High Commission For Refugees (UNHCR,)" Rush said. "It entrusts this UN agency staff with the entire selection and pre-screening process of refugees eligible for resettlement in the United States."

Further, according to Rush, the actual vetting process practiced by the U.N. is far from transparent, leaving information recipients reliant upon the U.N. with data provided by an agency that has a clear agenda that most believe does not embrace the best interests of the United States.  Additionally, there is little or no consideration given to the risks to the U.S. population if the resettlement process does not include integration into the new culture.  This has proven to be a consistent problem in the Islamic community, where cultural assimilation is not only seldom seen, it is, in most cases, forbidden by Sharia law, wich is antithetical to the U.S Constitution and our Judeo-Christian heritage.

Researcher Rush continued, "We know very little about this selection process except that it is based on a benefit-of-the-doubt policy and can be somewhat subjective.  We also don't know much about UNHCR's employees, the men and women the U.S. government believes possess the good judgment and expertise needed to make refugee determinations and resettlement referrals.”

"Even if refugees themselves were to pose no threat, the risk could come later on as terrorist groups prey on vulnerable communities and recruit young people who feel somewhat estranged in their host country," Rush wrote in the report on UNHCR. "Americans witnessed this past November a tragic example of such risks when a young Somali refugee drove his car into a group of students at Ohio State University and then started stabbing people."

The danger to the U.S., of course, is both a flawed screening process.  However, even if the initial screening process were adequate, subsequent radicalization due to non-assimilation of immigrants, could still create a deadly scenario.  As an example, Rush says, “The initial screening of this Somali family was not necessarily flawed; if U.S. officials found nothing, it was probably because there was nothing to find."

She continued, "Radicalization came later for one of them." 

Rush said the implications of almost total reliance on the current arrangement with the U.N. allows that organization to wield enormous influence over the shaping of the U.S. population and cultural influences brought to bear on the nation as a result of large-scale resettlement.

"UNHCR is deciding not only who can move to the United States, it is also choosing who ultimately gets a chance to become American and who doesn't," Rush said. "Given the large stakes: access to U.S. citizenship and possible security threats, this blind trust must be revisited," Rush said.

In her reporting on UNHCR, both the challenges of the machinations of the U.N. agency, as well as the U.S. dangerous reliance upon it, are addressed. 

* According to the U.N. refugee agency, the projected number of refugees in need of resettlement in 2017 is calculated at 1,190,519. This forecast is 72 percent higher than 2014's projected needs of 691,000 persons. Since then, the large-scale resettlement of Syrian refugees was set in motion.

* In 2017, Syrians will account for 40 percent of the 1.19 million refugees that UNHCR says will be in need of resettlement. Other major refugee groups are as follows: Sudan (11 percent), Afghanistan (10 percent), and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (9 percent).

Last week, addressing the refugee vetting insanity, President Trump signed an executive order placing a temporary ban on immigrants from seven countries with ties to, or a history of exporting terrorism, from entering the U.S.  His order also halted all immigration from war-torn Syria where ISIS and often al Queda-led Syrian rebels, could use refugee resettlement program to infiltrate the U.S. immigration program.  

The President's executive order also calls for prioritizing religious minority refugees who are facing persecution in their home country.

"It is time the United States reconsiders, not its commitment and humanitarian call to helping refugees, but the manner and the means by which this help is implemented," Rush said. "The Trump Administration does not need to put a permanent halt to the refugee resettlement program.

"What it can do is refuse to play God by picking a 'lucky few' out of millions who are undergoing common hardships," Rush said. "It can instead focus its efforts toward empowering millions of refugees close to their home, and working on ending conflicts to secure their safe return.

"It can also provide better and longer help to those who have no choice but to be resettled here, making sure successful integration is achieved and wounds (mental and physical) are fully healed," Rush said.

In concurrence with that thought, the Trump Administration has promised to create “safe zones” in conflict areas for displaced refugees providing them with both safety and humanitarian aid as a part of an area-wide effort to meet the needs of people from that region relying both on the U.S. leadership and funding from capable nations proximate to the area.  This plan is designed to meet the needs of the displaced and eliminates forced resettlement upon the displaced and reluctant sovereign countries. 

Republished with permission from TapWires

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