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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Grapes Of Wrath

What you sow, so shall ye reap:


Dobriansky said the Bush administration is working with Congress to develop legislation to allow in other Iraqis who are at special risk in Iraq because of their close association with the U.S. government.

As violence there continues unabated, about 2 million Iraqis have fled the country, mostly to Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, while 1.7 million are displaced inside Iraq, according to the United Nations.

Refugees International, a Washington-based advocacy group, has called the swelling migration "the fastest-growing humanitarian crisis in the world."

(How may Iraqis have been employed by or are otherwise associated with the US government?)


U.S. Agrees To Resettle Refugees From Iraq

Nora Boustany and Joshua Partlow The Washington Post February 15, 2007

The United States will accelerate the resettlement of about 7,000 Iraqis referred by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and will contribute $18 million to the agency's appeal for Iraq , about one-third of the total, Undersecretary of State Paula J. Dobriansky said Wednesday.

Plans call for the paperwork allowing the Iraqis to enter the United States to be completed by the end of September, said Dobriansky, appearing at a news conference in Washington with U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, and Assistant Secretary of State Ellen Sauerbrey.

The 7,000 have left Iraq and are waiting in third countries, such as Jordan and Syria. A U.S. team is scheduled to go to Amman, Jordan, on Feb. 26 to begin processing them. Department of Homeland Security officials will conduct interviews, followed by health screenings.

Dobriansky said the Bush administration is working with Congress to develop legislation to allow in other Iraqis who are at special risk in Iraq because of their close association with the U.S.
government. As violence there continues unabated, about 2 million Iraqis have fled thecountry, mostly to Jordan, Syria and Lebanon , while 1.7 million are displaced inside Iraq, according to the United Nations. Refugees International, a Washington-based advocacy group, has called the swelling migration "the fastest-growing humanitarian crisis in the world."

In an interview, Sauerbrey said that from 2003 to last September, a total of 466 Iraqis were resettled in the United States as refugees, 202 of them in the last fiscal year. "People ask, 'Why weren't there more?' " she said. "Until last year, we were resettling people back to Iraq. People wanted to go home."

In the briefing, she said it was not until after the bombing of a Shiite shrine in Samarra last February that sectarian violence triggered "a significant outward movement."


Furthermore,


U.S. has given 50,000 visas since 9/11 to new vistors from the Middle East

D'Agostino, Joseph A

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, the U.S. State Department has issued more than 50,000 new visas to allow non-- Israeli visitors from the Middle East to enter the United States.


The department also issued new visas to allow more than 140,000 visitors into the United States since September 11 from an additional arc of countries running from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India and Nepal to Bangladesh.


The figures come from statistical sheets provided to HUMAN EVENTS by the State Department following inquiries by the newspaper.


The U.S. issued 51,529 temporary visas at consulates in the Middle East, excluding those in Israel, between Sept. 12, 2001, and March 31, 2002, the documents say.


The records indicate that large numbers of nationals from countries where al Qaeda is known to be active have continued to gain permission to enter the United States in the wake of September 11. This is despite the fact that the Justice Department has been unable to track down about half the visitors who were granted visas from those countries before September 11 and who are now being sought for voluntary interviews.


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