Tag: Somali refugees

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100 Syrian Refugees Rush into Country After Seattle Judge Halts Trump Executive Order

One hundred Syrian refugees rushed into the country on Monday, the first full week day after Federal District Judge James Robart issued a temporary restraining order halting key elements of President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”

Meet Dahir Adan, Minnesota’s ‘Soldier of the Islamic State’

Flashback 2016: Somali Refugee Attacked 9 in Minnesota, Another Attacked 11 in Ohio

Somali refugee Dahir Adan attacked nine Americans with a knife at a mall in St. Cloud, Minn. before an off duty police officer shot and killed him on Sept. 17, 2016. Two months later Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan attacked 11 Americans with a knife and then a car on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus before a campus police officer shot and killed him on Nov. 28, 2016.

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Obama Extends Somali ‘Protected Status’ Before Exit

In the final week of the Obama Administration, the outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somali nationals and others for an additional 18 months. The program was not scheduled to expire until March 2017.

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Obama Administration Nearly Doubles Number of Refugee Arrivals So Far in FY 2017

The Obama administration has accepted 25,584 refugees into the United States in the two months and 26 days since FY 2017 began on October 1, according to the Department of State interactive website. That number is nearly double the 13,791 refugees accepted during the comparable period between October 1, 2015 and December 26, 2015 of the prior fiscal year (FY 2016).

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Ten Unanswered Questions About the Refugee Resettlement Program and Somali Attacker at Ohio State

The story of Abdul Razak Ali Artan’s two and a half years in the United States reveals the many weaknesses of the federal refugee resettlement program. Breitbart News has put together a list of ten unanswered questions about Artan, the Somali refugee who on Monday attacked eleven people on the campus of Ohio State University, first with a car and then with a knife, before he was shot and killed by a campus police officer.

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Catholic Charities Resettled Ohio State’s Somali Attacker

Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali refugee who attacked eleven people on the campus of Ohio State University on Monday, was initially resettled in Texas by Catholic Charities of Dallas in June 2014, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Shoppers walk to the Karmel Plaza, a mall frequented by Somali immigrants, in Minneapolis, Minn., Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. Nearly one in three people with Somali ancestry in the United States live in Minnesota, according to a new survey data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Minneapolis Subsidizes Somalis’ Vacations in Africa

“Public housing residents in Minneapolis will no longer need to pay their normal monthly rent when travel abroad erases their income, a change particularly sought by East African immigrants,” the Star Tribune reports: