The United Nations has sent the majority of transplanted refugees, mostly Syrian, to the United States and only a small group are in actual need of “emergency” protection.
According to the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, the U.N. sent 62% of 134,044 refugees to the United States, with 82,491 resettled here in 2015.
The next closest country in terms of resettlement numbers is Canada, which received only 22,886 refugees, or just 17% of the total number.
The number one country of origin for these resettled refugees was Syria.
On Thursday, the Center for Immigration Studies released an analysis on these U.N. numbers and found several startling problems that should merit review of the entire resettlement process.
The most significant finding is that only a handful of those resettled had faced an immediate threat or were in an “emergency” or even “urgent” classification status.
CIS immigration expert Nayla Rush found that just 0.4% of cases were classified as emergencies, which “necessitates removal from the threatening conditions within a few days, if not within hours.” Another 11% were classified “urgent.” According to the U.N., an urgent classification “applies to all cases where there are no immediate medical, social, or security concerns which would merit expedited processing. UNHCR expects decisions and departure within 12 months of submission.”
The majority of resettlement cases, or 88.56%, are classified as “normal.”
In her report, UN Report Shows Refugee System Needs Changes, published Jan. 2017, Rush writes, “Contrary to official UNHCR and U.S. claims, it is not necessarily the most vulnerable and urgent cases that are submitted for resettlement.
The refugee system is broken. Instead of bringing refugees to the United States or other Western countries, away from familiar and cultural settings, why not help them in their country of asylum and prepare them to return home as soon as possible? The West should stop using resettlement as a conscience alleviator.”
H/T: Washington Examiner
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