Just in case you missed it – another Kenyan Obama was granted full residency status yesterday. Yep! An immigration judge in Boston on Tuesday halted the deportation of President Obama‘s Kenyan-born uncle and granted him status as a legal permanent resident.
Onyango Obama, half brother of the president’s late father, came to the United States in 1963 from Kenya on a student visa that expired in 1970. He has been living in the country unlawfully ever since. (Please remember this…)
Judge Leonard Shapiro ruled from the bench that Onyango Obama qualified for a provision in federal immigration law that allows immigrants who have lived in the United States since before 1972 and have “good moral character” to apply for legal permanent residency, also known as a “green card.”
The judge said Obama was a good neighbor and a gentleman and had paid his taxes. At the end of the hearing, the judge said, “Welcome to America.”
Obama had ignored a deportation order issued in 1992. His immigration status was not publicly known until he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in 2011 in Framingham, Mass., west of Boston. He allegedly told police at the time, “I think I will call the White House.”
Shapiro previously granted an asylum request for Onyango Obama’s sister and the president’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, in 2010. She had been ordered deported in 2004 after her first asylum request was rejected.
Actually we became privy to this pitiful story about three days ago. As for me I could not write with good-conscience until I gathered more information.
Accountability – being a responsible, consider somebody or something to have a particular quality, to do something in a way that does justice to one’s abilities or character. We feel the need to further espouse that other characteristics of accountability are having insight based on explanation and description.
Approximately 3 years ago, as Uncle Omar was fighting deportation following a DUI charge, the White House asserted to The Boston Globe without any apparent qualification that Onyango Obama “has never met his famous nephew.”
That statement was untrue.
Uncle Omar testified at an immigration hearing earlier this week that the younger Obama had briefly lived with him for several weeks in the 1970s.
That testimony called attention to the White House’s contradictory statement and led the administration to recant the untruth in a new statement to The Boston Globe on Thursday:
“The president first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. “The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10.”
The White House claims that the error was the result of failing to personally ask the president whether he had ever met, let alone lived with, his uncle. This time, the White House says, the press office asked the president.
The relationship is important because reporters have been investigating whether anyone at the White House has paid attention to or interceded in Uncle Omar’s immigration battles.
The White House maintains that Uncle Omar’s case was free of “any interference from the president or the White House,” according to the Globe. Well hellyeah! After all this did come from a fact fabricating pathological lair.
If there is anything whatsoever inherent about good, solid leadership is in the notion of how well a person acts whilst under pressure; subsequently, the good leader candidates display such notable characteristics as a hidden sense of answerability to what happens during the time of their watch.
Other unusual behavioral characteristics such as responsibility and under normal circumstances the real great leaders are sure to have a sense of liability. In other words, whatever may break, good, bad, or ugly the best leaders ostensibly find the center and it may not always be comfortable in the center but being ahead with information is always the key to solving huge problems.
Especially good leaders are never arrogant, because being arrogant defeats the very purpose of why the leader is deemed to be needed and effective. Moreover, as we know arrogance is just one of those defense mechanisms parading around showing the world that one has a behavior that shows that they are better than the rest.
So many times people in leadership positions display elements of conceit, egotism, and superiority; all the while they act with pride for their accolades. Case and point: the POTUS, Barack Obama, broke a number of laws, including bribery, misappropriation of taxpayer funds, as well as on a more personal level outright lied to the American people and fabricated data that one would hope we would have better guidance about it.
Just as when Solyandra went down within a month after Mr. Obama rendered over one half a billion dollars on what? He did not see it then anymore than through his arrogance does he see it now he believed himself to be more superior to the rest of us to make the energy investment even palatable. Now then here is my question: One can tell if a person has learned by their future behavior.
What we have experienced since is the cruel and unusual way he rallied Congress’ democrats (mainly through off book favors or simple bribery) in getting the adequate legislation to pass the Patient Affordable Care Act (ACA) and then he signed it into law.
We were angry then primarily because of the Executive Orders and Amnesty for about one million illegal aliens very much providing a bonafide reason to wonder about his mental well-being as well as did he have America’s best interests in mind? Now this Amnesty issue is looking to make “paths to citizenship” just for breaking the law – hey! That is our rule of law.
Democrats back over the border but that is another lie like ObamaCare, “Fast, and Furious, Benghazi” and all the green frauds like Solyandra.
Just so we are all on the same page – the title of this article is “Accountability” and we as well as mental giants are wondering where is the accountability for the President’s Blue Ribbon –Legacy named after himself…ObamaCare?
Still a website that doesn’t work proficiently that looks to take another billion dollars to get running correctly as well as the more than 70 percent of the American people who despise his intentional lying along with his cohorts Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Katherine Sibelius. Anyone, please name another profession that allows for this type of misconduct…
Let’s Stop the Federal Government from Ruining our lives. No your eyes are not deceiving you inasmuch as the title says “Running” and the tagline replaces a letter to make it “Ruining” our lives. In yesterday’s article we brought forth some opinions, positions, feelings, and musings from leader’s that would be laughing at today’s version of what we call “People of integrity, measured approval/disapproval ratings, and good leadership.” That is of course if they were alive today.
Then-Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson devised what has proven to be a brilliant strategy in which to silence and neuter America’s churches. His bill, which created the 501c3 tax-exempt corporation status for churches back in 1954, has over the decades, effectively muted America’s pulpits.
The vast majority of churches today are thoroughly intimidated by the threat of losing their tax-exempt status under the 501c3 section of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). As a result, the vast majority of pastors are unwilling to address virtually any issue from the pulpit that could be deemed as political.
Add to the fear of losing tax-exempt status the egregiously slavish interpretation of Romans 13–that Christians and churches must submit to civil government no matter what–and a very legitimate argument can be made that Mr. Johnson not only silenced and neutered America’s churches, but that in effect turned them into agents of the state. More and more, the federal government is using pastors and churches to promote its big-government agenda.
Most readers are familiar with how the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) created a program called “Clergy Response Teams” several years ago. Under this program tens
of thousands of pastors were instructed on how to assist the federal government in the event of a “national emergency.” Pastors were encouraged to teach Bible lessons from Romans 13 in which church members were told that God instructs them to always submit to civil authority unconditionally.
They were taught to encourage their congregants to turn in their firearms and to be willing to relocate to government-provided shelters if that is what the government told them to do. The last report I read noted that these Clergy Response Teams have been established in over 1,300 counties in the United States. We have been waiting so patiently in our reporting of real obliteration of materials that FEMA and other government agencies have spawned regarding the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA).
This is a grand old story now, but I need to ask you people about how you feel about such waste; moreover the reckless disregard for matters such as “church and state” doctrine. Just ask yourself “what if the circumstances were reversed?”
According to TheBlaze.com, “Community organizers are joining pastors across the country to educate and help parishioners sign up for Obamacare. The coordinated initiative, called ‘Health Care from the Pulpit,’ is being implemented by Enroll America, a non-profit with the goal of maximizing ‘the number of uninsured Americans who enroll in health coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act.’
“The program has already reached a number of churches across the nation. In Jacksonville, Florida Pastor John Newman is among those who invited community organizers from the group to his church to talk about the cost of Obamacare and the enrollment process.
“During the event, Enroll America invited congregants to fill out cards with basic information about themselves or people they knew who might be in need of health care, WJXT-TV [Jacksonville, Florida] reports.
“‘Our pastor, he keeps us real informed and grounded in what’s going on in the community, and he’s always bringing stuff to help us, so I love him for that,’ said one parishioner named Michelle Fletcher.
“Enroll America knows that pastors are trusted members of the community, which is why churches are a focus for education and information on the health care law.
“Through ‘Health Care from the Pulpit,’ the organization is working with faith leaders to ensure that people hear about availability–and with a captive audience in the pews, the move makes logistical sense.
“‘Pastors are trusted messengers. They’ll be able to get the story across, they’ll be able to relate to that story and they’ll be able to ask people to enroll in health insurance,’ Enroll America organizer Anthony Penna told WJXT.
We chose to write this little ditty about one of the most respected members of the Founding Era. Alexander Hamilton was the type of person who earned others’ respect. Actually this piece was written as a precursor to another set of articles — we hope you enjoy it.
“As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real disposition of human nature; it is what neither the honorable member nor myself can correct. It is a common misfortunate that awaits our State constitution, as well as all others”… Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, June, 1788
If there is anything that caused the Founder’s unrest amid perplexity it was definitely “human nature.” We find that Hamilton felt that as wealth increased the accumulated amount would be in but a few hands. We also understand him to make a gaff at society itself stating as luxury prevails in society then down go the virtuous affects of the majority of the people. However, we find that Mr. Hamilton is well versed in all matters of human nature by realizing neither he nor an honorable man would be able to correct it.
Notwithstanding however, we feel certain distrust in the morals of human nature that suggests that he either took the actions of humankind with great civility and/or the fact remained that Mr. Hamilton simply was not a trusting soul with other humans.
This axiom is observed in his public talking about taxation: “As to Taxes, they are evidently inseparable from Government. It is impossible without them to pay the debts of the nation, to protect it from foreign danger, or to secure individuals from lawless violence and rapine”… Alexander Hamilton, Address to the Electors of the State of New York, March, 1801.
This ideology was of course a new way of thinking especially when one is given the task of trying to set up a new economic, as well as a new political system, or in other words it was not like the King of the Commonwealth had his or her hand in your pocket.
Knowing the true history of Alexander Hamilton is a growth experience in itself. Let us start out when Alexander was a boy; uncharacteristically living on Nevis Island off the western shore of Miami, Florida. It is super valuable to understand that Hamilton was an inhabitant of Nevis Island, and although we are certain he had his business jaunts to St. Kitts he nonetheless lived on Nevis. Actually Mr. Hamilton was born on Nevis Island.
Quite interesting for us is in the notion that Hamilton went to work at either the bait Shoppe or the General Store most likely the same place for both. However, Alexander was only between the age of 12 and 13 years of age when he started working for the owners.
They marveled at his bookkeeping abilities; yet above all his business acumen was far above his chronological age and from the 16 or more hours per day these owners could find no reason to distrust Hamilton whatsoever.
Here is a quick chronology of Alexander Hamilton’s life to show what an incredible person he became. Alexander Hamilton was born in 1757 (or 1755). His parents, mother Rachel Fawcett Lavien, daughter of a Nevisian doctor descended from French Huguenots and James Hamilton, 4th son of a Scottish Duke, were never married; however, theirs was a liaison that lasted about 15 years.
Alexander was the second son of the relationship (his older brother was named for his father). Hamilton, naturally bright and enterprising, migrated to the North American colonies for education,* became caught up in the American Revolution, was selected George Washington’s chief military aide. He published many articles supporting the Constitutional Convention which established the United States of America. Washington appointed him Secretary of the Treasury and he worked tenaciously researching and writing the new nation’s monetary policy.
Then he set about raising funds to pay off the Revolutionary War debts and fund the administration. Hamilton was the President’s most prominent cabinet member and was relied by Washington in many realms.
*Interestingly enough it was the older sea-dawg partners who had raised the capital for Hamilton’s education. They put in money of their own and then either by auction or simple fundraising the people of Nevis raised the money for Hamilton’s education – out of respect for him.
Instead we have heard a lot about a health-care overhaul that already needs an overhaul. Additionally, the United States internationally has been entangled in one huge scandal after another.
Furthermore, in a rare but very realistic maneuver House Speaker John Boehner killed the possibility of taking up the Senate bill; President Obama conceded and said a piecemeal approach likely to be used by the House in 2014 could work for him.
All things being equal there is not a hill of beans that looking upon a Senate S.744 consisting of well over 2,000 pages has alerted those in the House that maybe immigration reform is not about amnesty – mind you for some that is all that matters. Yet looking toward real immigration reform, as we have suggested should be dealt with preferably one issue at a time.
An Example of the Mainstream-media:
“Considering the House’s record of accomplishment, sometimes it is tough to imagine anything being accomplished on immigration beyond tougher border enforcement, and that would leave unchanged the status of more than 11 million living in the shadows.”
Another Example of fair and balanced media:
Insofar as the House is concerned it has been within their charter to engage in tougher border enforcement – this does include the complete infrastructure of our borders and by popular demand the American people have spoken regarding law enforcement and the condition of this nation’s borders.
No Mainstream or Fair and Balanced media:
As far as 11 million illegal’s living in the shadows – is tantamount to a cliché, one used far to much. Daily we see immigrants without any legal authority whatsoever getting far brasher and demanding in an entire load of rallies and protests.
This week a group of about 50 advocates for immigration will fast in Chicago for at least 24 hours to show solidarity with a group that has been fasting in Washington, D.C. for more than two weeks, said Lawrence Benito, chief executive officer of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (Our fear has been realized: Immigration AND Refugee Rights).
The movement for reform includes religious leaders, business leaders, Democrats and Republicans. We have experienced factious orthodox religion trying hard with their conglomerates of special interest advisors, advocacy groups, and make-shift Scriptural readings. However, as long as it took us during our information gathering and research, it did not take long to see what this colition of evangelicals is trying to do.
Obama should require government agencies to halt deportations of those who fit requirements for legal residency under the Senate bill, Giovagnoli said. “That’s a reasonable approach,” she added. “You’re actually respecting Congress.” Absolutely demented.
Imbued with a growing sense of entitlement to amnesty, illegal aliens and their supporters have become increasingly aggressive in pressing their demands. Among their new tactics is outright intimidation of public officials.
So as we continue to listen to politicians, especially our POTUS, espousing how important it is for these individuals learn to live outside of the shadows and become known our question remains – how long is this ridiculous posturing going to continue. Are they really that dumb, that is, the politicians.
Earlier this year, a group of illegal aliens turned up at the home of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, sending a not-so-subtle message, “We know where you and your kids live.” On Wednesday evening it was House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s turn. Some 60 illegal aliens and their supporters forced their way into the lobby of Cantor’s suburban D.C. condo to hold a loud protest clearly aimed at intimidating him.
Not being one to constantly be barking “what about the rule of law” it seems to me that the statement “We know where you and your kids live” could be construed as a threat. The following video shows just how bat sh*t some people can become.
Please click on Kansas S. of State to see video of how brazen these people are becoming…
The Credibility Gap: Another Reason…
The erudite and ever-quotable late Senator from New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, famously said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”
Apparently, Sen. Moynihan was wrong. According to media reports, employees at the U.S. Census Bureau fabricated employment data to make it appear that unemployment was declining dramatically on the eve of the 2012 presidential election. The New York Post names a specific Census Bureau employee, Julius Buckmon, who cooked the books, adding, “a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee.”
The official monthly unemployment numbers are determined by Census Bureau interviews with some 60,000 U.S. households. Allegedly, Buckmon, who worked for the Bureau’s Philadelphia office, created people out of thin air and reported them as being employed. In compiling the monthly employment reports, Buckmon “interviewed” three times as many households as his peers.
Buckmon’s credibility is obviously in doubt, but he claims that he was told to fabricate data by his superiors. Whether the falsification was carried out to improve President Obama’s chances for reelection, or they were carried out because the Philadelphia office was having trouble meeting the requirement that they reach 90 percent of the households on their call list, is not clear.
What is clear is that the American public must be very skeptical about government data. This is an especially sobering thought as discussion of a mass amnesty remains before Congress. The bill passed by the Senate, in theory, relies on a government agency – the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – certifying that border and other immigration enforcement triggers be met before amnestied aliens can receive green cards.
House Speaker John A. Boehner says his party is hopeful that progress can be made on immigration reform, but believes that implementing change should be addressed “one step at a time.”
“I’m hopeful we can make progress on this very important issue,” he added, according to The Washington Post.
“The only way to make sure immigration reform works this time is to address these complicated issues one step at a time. I think doing so will give the American people confidence that we’re dealing with these issues in a thoughtful way and a deliberative way,” said Boehner.
Boehner said he was encouraged by the President, that he was open to reform changes being implemented in a gradual fashion. While he wouldn’t put a timeline on these changes, he insisted that immigration reform is still alive.
“Is immigration reform dead? Absolutely not,” he said, according to the LA Times.
The main bone of contention is the provision in the Senate-approved bill to allow illegal immigrants follow a path to U.S. citizenship, something the GOP-controlled House is against.
The Senate bill does not say what President Obama thinks it says. Now I really truly and honestly hope that he has been given some misinformation prior to his speaking, or else it would be natural and very normal for one to infer someone is not being honest.
As for us, the entire matter of the Gang of Eight’s cum Senate bill is just a tad worse off than the original “Obamacare” travesty. During a very recent press conference Obama stated:
[W]e do have to deal with about 11 million folks who are in this country, most of them just seeking opportunity; they did break the law by coming here or overstaying their visa, and they’ve got to earn their way out of the shadows — pay a fine, learn English, get to the back of the line, pay their back taxes — but giving them a mechanism whereby they can get right by our society. And that is reflected in the Senate bill.
Somewhere in the White House, someone must have realized that Obama’s statement is not true.
The Senate bill does not make learning English a prerequisite for legalization. The Senate bill grants the Secretary of Homeland Security the discretion to wave fines for broad groups of illegal aliens. The Senate bill does not require back taxes of illegal aliens who never filed tax returns.
Jon Feere covered these myths in an op-ed for the Christian Science Monitor on May 13 earlier this year. The Washington Times wrote a story on the “back taxes” claim on May 21 in which it was noted that the “immigration bill’s authors acknowledged Tuesday that their legislation does not require illegal immigrants to pay all back taxes, saying it would be too difficult to make them ante up everything they might owe.”
President Obama’s language is not reflected in the Senate bill, but he has probably read similar language in immigration polling. Most polls that find support for a “path to citizenship” use language just as Obama did. One of the problems with those polls is that, like Obama’s statement, they do not describe the actual legislation that Congress is considering.
This is not the first indication that President Obama has not been fully briefed on the Senate bill. On October 24th, Obama remarked, “If there’s a good reason not to pass this common-sense reform, I haven’t
Well with the greatest of respect for the Office of the President just like Obamacare, Benghazi, Iran negotiations, and scandals within the highest echelons of government – don’t you think it’s time we had a POTUS that at least seemed more aware of the issues rather than simply going out and saying whatever?
Four months earlier, the Congressional Budget Office released a report on the economic impact of the Senate bill that predicted a decade of depressed wages and increased unemployment.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Several times we here at The Contemplative Thinker have brought data to support our claim when liberals are stalled during the debate or let us just bring it real now – when it gets too hot in the kitchen rather than leave, reassess, and make qualified recommendations – the liberal stays in and changes the subject.
Nowhere was this more pronounced by facts than during President Obama’s two campaigns for his current office. Realistically now, where are the subjects such as The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the watchful eye of the Justice department’s spying on the personal particulars of reporters.
Again just think of this menagerie of bulls waltzing through a China Shop. We still have a record of offensive demography conducted by this current administration. How about Fast & Furious – or did anyone face trial or discipline when one of the weapons sold through this contemptible and dreadfully run operation was found at the same site of a tragic murder of Brian Terry an on duty Border Patrol agent. Or how about the continual and rather disgraceful display of “My own self-government” that lists President Obama as the number one asset to skirting Congress (Author’s title and emphasis).
Then again with whatever known agencies (NSA, FBI, and CIA) operating data albeit with cameras, credit cards, licenses, or anything rendered public – has anyone seen even a photo of the processing plants in Utah? Who worries, they have their own Court — FISA — that is accountable only to them.
So you do not particularly care for how a law is, albeit written or for what it stands for. Laws written by President Thomas Jefferson during the founding era. Ah the heck with it…let us change it, right Mr. and Mrs. Senator’s.
Disgusting! We have been writing about this rubbish for too long and the emphasis is changed or some liberal minded Representative from Maryland goes public and says, “…that’s a non-issue.”
Therefore we believe it is accountability time. The leaders of this administration have planned, organized, and befuddled everyone with their dishonesty. I wonder about the military…are they fed-up with being shot at, being dictated to by Afghan leaders.
The principles of this Administration are intending to treat all of us with the millennial mind-set. They have been for over five years and it is working. They may call it a “scandal” but I am still uneasy about giving anything to the IRS. How do you feel about knowing that US Attorney General Eric Holder, who has a Contempt charge against him, is gainfully employed by our government?
And here it is, the reason I sat to write was originally Obamacare yet he is betting we will continue to let that issue slide, and now even amidst a squirrelly deal with limiting Iran’s nuclear capabilities a brand new hat has been donned, Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Lord, please help us all!
Does Scripture teach faithful Christians to support amnesty for illegal immigrants as part of “comprehensive” immigration reform? Clearly not, concluded a panel of evangelical thinkers and activists assembled at The Heritage Foundation, while noting that non-Christian groups bankrolled a campaign to pressure believers — members of Congress among them — to endorse amnesty.
According to Mark D. Tooley… a Washington writer and president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy.
“Christians and other people of faith who…organize for a political cause must also constantly remember that in our fallen world, good intentions and lofty principles are not sufficient. … Christians should be cautioned against sweeping, comprehensive legislative solutions to deep, pervasive political problems. …In this particular debate, we should avoid rhetoric that romanticizes immigrants no less than avoiding demonization of them.
“We’re not against immigration; we’re for wise immigration. Immigration is a beautiful idea,” said Kelly Monroe Kullberg, a Ohio writer who founded the Veritas Forum college ministry and, recently, Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration.
“Nowhere in Scripture do we see blanket amnesty or asylum. We see wise welcome to a well-meaning Ruth or a Rahab … [and] the building of walls to cultivate the good.
James K. Hoffmeier, professor of Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern history and archaeology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School offered these words:
Hoffmeier outlined how today’s debate among evangelicals blurs distinctions among three different Old Testament terms often translated as “foreigner” – only one of which, applied to the Israelites, conveys the meaning of someone who should be treated as part of the community.
It would never be appropriate to utter another word without mention of Carol Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt Law School allowed these morsels’:
Swain, said that after fellow Christians attacked her in 2000 for having “a restrictionist immigration position,” she went silent on the subject until she could study up. Today, Swain says ordinary Christians are being “manipulated” by amnesty proponents with their own motives to put aside the rule of law — whether to fill pews, low-paying jobs or voter rolls.
She added, “it’s very foolish of us” to look to a big piece of legislation — especially the Senate-passed bill, which the Congressional Budget Office found doesn’t “stop the flow” of illegal immigrants.
Yep! We took that item referred to as “The 40 Day Challenge – could we read references to ‘strangers, foreigners, and other words meaning that a particular person’ was not immediately from their area.”
I will openly disclose to everyone who reads this article that I took the challenge – read the scripture that was any reference to a man traveling as an immigrant and was too hurt and timid to write about it. I prayed and I prayed again these above mentioned experts have got it entirely correct.
“Dozens” of al-Qaida operatives may be living in the United States as refugees, ABC News exclusively reports. The FBI became alerted to the possibility after two Iraqis living in Kentucky after entering the United States as refugees admitted they had attacked U.S. soldiers in Iraq, ABC said in a report to be aired Wednesday night.
The arrests of Waad Ramadan Alwan, 32, and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 26, in 2009 prompted the bureau to assign hundreds of agents to a round-the-clock review of its archives of 100,000 improvised explosive devices collected in Iraq and Afghanistan for fingerprints.
The men were arrested in a sting operation in which an undercover operative offered Alwan the chance to ship heavy arms to al-Qaida in Iraq.
“We are currently supporting dozens of current counter-terrorism investigations like that,” said FBI Agent Gregory Carl, director of the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center, known as TEDAC.
The FBI found Alwan had confessed to being an insurgent when he was arrested in Iraq in 2006. The next year Alwan crossed the border into Syria, where his fingerprints were entered into a database maintained by U.S. military intelligence in Iraq, who routinely collected fingerprints of Iraqis. In 2009, Alwan applied to come to the United States as a refugee. Federal prosecutors said Hammadi had been detained by Iraqi officials during the war. A senior Department of Homeland Security intelligence official told a House committee that Alwan and Hammadi “came in clean” in a check of their backgrounds. The Kentucky case caused the State Department to stop processing refugee requests from Iraqis for six months.
More than 70,000 Iraqis live in the United States as war refugees, and most of them are law abiding, say local and state officials. Both Alwan and Hammadi pleaded guilty. Alwan received a 40-year prison sentence. Hammadi received a life sentence he is appealing.
As you know we have done exhausted research especially since President Obama’s Auntie Zeituni Onyango was granted asylum. Then there was the “Diversity Lottery” and subsequent article. But when Barack Obama through Executive Memorandum decided to lower his deportations statuses by instead granting refugee status to “all comers” especially if we as a nation were engaged in combat with any of the multitude that are arriving day by day.