Refugee Resettlement Watch by Ann Corcoran
|I’ve written many times over the years about how the world (not just Mexicans and Central Americans) is arriving at our southern border to seek asylum (if caught). I’ve mentioned Somalis and Iraqis on other occasions and now it is Syrians according to a report in the Washington Times(hat tip: Joanne).
You might want to visit a post I wrote in 2011 in which I suggest the illegals know how to use the system and ask for asylum because they were taught the system. I believe there exists a cabal of immigration lawyers working closely with our usual gang of NGOs facilitating the process.
The Treasury Department slapped sanctions Wednesday on a Syrian man and his criminal syndicate, blaming them for smuggling “hundreds” of illegal immigrants from Syria and Lebanon into Mexico and then helping them to jump the border into the U.S.
Nasif Barakat and his syndicate, which authorities labeled the Barakat Transnational Criminal Organization, charged about $20,000 to complete the smuggling. The money paid for bribes and for fake documents, including false European passports, to help illegal immigrants hide their identities[…]
Treasury sanctions Nasif Barakat and the Barakat Transnational Criminal Organization, a Syria-based network involved in human smuggling of Syrian and Lebanese migrants to the United States. https://t.co/KE3NV5sW5Y Chart highlights smuggling routes. pic.twitter.com/N4Kgh4lJcR
— Treasury Department (@USTreasury) April 18, 2018
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