10,000 Syrians Are Headed For The Following 180 US "Refugee Processing Centers"

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For the past several weeks it seemed as if Germany had truly become the promised land for Mideast asylum seekers, primarily those seeking to escape the Syrian civil (and global proxy) war, but according to various media reports, also a material number of "ISIS-linked terrorists." Then it all came crashing down earlier today when Germany's beloved by all refugees "Mutti" said genug, and with one decision shut down the border with Austria in the process unraveling decades of customs-union progress (following promptly by the Czech Republic doing the same, with Italy expected to follow suit in the hours ahead).

Ironically, just as Europe is shutting its doors to Syrian refugees, the US is opening its own.

On Friday, Obama said that the United States will admit 10,000 Syrian refugees for resettlement over the next 12 months, following criticism that America is not doing enough with Europe's migrant crisis.

How will this take place logistically? As AFP notes, "this would represent a huge increase in the number of families arriving on US soil. In the more that four years since fighting erupted barely 1,800 Syrians have been welcomed here." Which is why the French wire service did a brief summary of the various steps involved in admitting a record number of Syrians on US soil.

Here are the key points:

  • How will Obama's promise be delivered and what hurdles are keeping the refugees from arriving sooner

More than four million people have fled the fighting in Syria since 2011 and most are living in camps in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq, where the UN High Commissioner for Refugees registers them. Some 18,000 of these people -- chosen because they are the most vulnerable whether through family circumstances, injury or disability - have been referred to the United States for resettlement. Officers from the Department of Homeland Security fly from Washington to the camps and conduct interviews with candidates, seeking to weed out what a US official called "liars, criminals and terrorists." Each case file is reviewed by the National Counterterrorism Center, the FBI's terrorist screening center, the DHS, the Department of Defense and "other agencies" - US intelligence.

"Refugees are subject to the highest level of security checks of any category of traveler to the United States," another State Department official told reporters.Meanwhile they receive medical tests and those with communicable diseases, most commonly tuberculosis, are given treatment before they can travel to the United States, often delaying the process.

Currently the procedure takes between 18 and 24 months from the time UNHCR recommends a refugee for resettlement and that person's flight to America.

It is not clear how much the screening process for Syrians costs, but the US government spent $1.1 billion last year resettling 70,000 people from around the world, or almost $16,000 per head.

  • Can the process be sped up?

Critics note that if the United States takes two years to screen each of the 10,000 refugees Obama has promised to welcome none will have arrived before he leaves office.

But, according to a US official, thousands of cases are already in the pipeline and will hopefully now be processed faster.

"We have been resettling Syrian refugees in small numbers since 2011 and it was only in June of 2014 that UNHCR started submitting large numbers of referrals, between 500 and 1,000 per month," she said.

"Those referrals have come pretty steadily since last June to the point where we now have a critical mass. We at the State Department have already prepared the cases for more than 10,000 people."

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But the most important question on the minds of most Americans is the following:

  • Where will the "lucky" 10,000 Syrian refugees go?

Well, once refugees are approved, the State Department pays the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to fly them to the United States.  Refugees sign a promissory note to repay their airfare once they are established, and they are met at the airport by members of one of nine non-government resettlement agencies contracted by the State Department.

There are around 180 resettlement centers dispersed across the United States, where NGO workers help the new arrivals settle in and find work and accommodation in their first 30 to 90 days.

Those who have relatives in the United States will sometimes be assigned to live near them, and most go to cities like Atlanta, San Diego or Dallas where rents are more affordable than in New York or San Francisco.

Others end up in smaller cities like Boise, Idaho or Erie, Pennsylvania, but regardless of where they are taken they are free to move once they find their footing. After 90 days new arrivals are no longer eligible for the State Department-funded support through the resettlement agencies, but some join support programs run by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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So where are these 180 resettlement center? They are shown on the map below:


The full list can be found in the 35-page document sourced from the Refugee Processing Center.


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All this, we again remind readers, just so a Qatari gas pipeline can cross Syria and enter Europe, ending Gazprom's monopoly over European gas demand.

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Secret Treaties's picture
Secret Treaties (not verified) Sep 13, 2015 4:16 PM

Seems like the least we could do after f'cking up their country.

adjudged's picture

"We didn't fuck anything up, except by electing the bozos who did - send them all to the White House.

Manthong's picture

Well, it looks to me like the Northeast liberals are going to get a lot of company.

Seems like even the refugees won't much be in flyover country.

(And Rahm... here is a little something to keep the folks in Chicago distracted from the all gang/gun violence, the broke pension funds, the broke city budget, the increasing taxes and fees and the selling off of city assets to your banker friends.)



-.-'s picture

Now, to see if and when this coincides with Jade Helm in Texas...

knukles's picture

Hah ha ha ha ha
Oh the irony of it all.  Heading to Los Gatos CA.  Can't even get a bunk bed for under $2,000/mo., chock a block full of Progressive social media elite, ready to welcome the new gardeners and toilet cleaners with open arms.  As long as they're somewhere else.  Hey, Zuckerberg, take a 1,000 in, you can afford it and have plenty of room in your primary residence for a whole battalion of slaves, er I mean, servants.
This is not going to end well.  We need to exports some people a long, long way away.  WTF!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

TongueStun's picture
TongueStun (not verified) knukles Sep 13, 2015 5:45 PM

"Everything's going to be wonderful when we have our first serial lying, racist, homosexual Muslim Kenyan as President"

TongueStun's picture
TongueStun (not verified) TongueStun Sep 13, 2015 5:58 PM

Name 5 things you love that you want to "FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE"

Richard Chesler's picture

How's that hope and change working for you ignorant, miserable dumbasses?



Oracle 911's picture

Just a question: how many of them is ISIS/ISIL fighter, about 80% or much more?

Pleas note, US was safe-haven for Nazis from Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. 

Skateboarder's picture

Knuks, they certainly will not be bringing poor refugees to Los Gatos, CA. A refugee will not have the faintest of clues as to what to do there, nor will they fit in. It's still very much a rich white neighborhood with newer rich Asians, Indians, and otherwise. Shit is not free in Los Gatos - it is expensive.

The map was indicating a processing center there. If anything, a few people will be processed there.

Santa Clara, CA seemed to get a lot of African and ME immigrants over the last few years. One of my regular skateparks is in a immigrant neighborhood in Santa Clara - lots of hispanics, Africans, other European / Russian immigrants. There was a significant increase in the # of hijabs I saw in that neighborhood over the five years.

SF Bay Area has been on a crazy construction spree of late. Shit going up everywhere - jobs, jobs, jobs... apparently, though I am not sure they actually exist. This place can easily take the 10K refugees, though I am not sure we have jobs for all of them. One of my long-time skate spots is near what is now a Muslim Community Association place. Damn... that place popped up and got big over the last few years. Islamic skools poppin up too... those refugees would feel right at home here.

It must suck to be a European country, getting 80x the volume...

knukles's picture

Tee heeh he... That's why I mentioned Los Gatos.  Most Americans can't afford to pass through there, let alone take up residency.
Talkin' about the area, some time ago one of my buds who trades oil residuals was passing through SF on the way to Singapore so we met for dinner in Saratoga at the Plumed Horse.
Heavens to God man, if you get the chance, do it.  Fabulous food.  Fabulous (as in big) food prices, but worth it, considering "CA fusion" is not my general preference, so real French like that was a treat..

Dutti's picture

In Munich alone, 13,000 arrived on Saturday, in a country significantly smaller than the US. Compared to 10,000 for the US in a year. Good Night and Good Luck, Europe!

Confused's picture

On my way home last night, I saw that a DB ICE train loaded with Refugees was making its way to Germany from X (dont remember the country, and it really doesnt matter). Coming by the train load. Wouldnt believe it if I didnt see it with my own eyes. 

The question is why? As someone has previously pointed out, winter is coming, and if you are from the MENA states, you are in for a rude awakening. 

Down to Earth Thinking's picture

not in a warm paid for room or ? much better than a tent in Syria or Kurdistan 

TheObsoleteMan's picture

No, those FEMA Camps are for us locals. The invaders are our consumer replacements. They will get our jobs and homes after we are gone.

saveUSsavers's picture

<Islamic skools poppin up ...>you meant Islamic stools

glenlloyd's picture

With the new HUD directive to add diversity to all neighborhoods I'll bet more end up in Los Gatos than you think....

Of course we'll all be paying for it...

Yohimbo's picture

ah, I love it when a serfdom comes together. 

Pava's picture

muslim refugees don't expect themselves to be employed...get it out off your head...

Pava's picture

muslim refugees don't expect themselves to be employed...get it out off your head...

wizteknet's picture

WTF we fkd... Is right... Hows that saying go, what u wish for?! Shit happens, time to blame the real corporate SATAN(Devil)! Yeehaw he pissed his time short... Not short enough unfortunately alot of pain is going to happen. Get yah shit together, people. Praying for u all!!!!!!! Double wish u luck, shits going to get real real fun soon, wheres my horn & then beer...

Skid Marks's picture



Can anybody provide one GOOD reason why any "refugees" should be brought to the USA besides having a bunch of people who don't speak the language, are easily manipulated and will vote Progressive?



TongueStun's picture
TongueStun (not verified) Skid Marks Sep 13, 2015 5:48 PM

 the socialist jew bankster cartel wants white countries gone.....Open your eyes

Ward no. 6's picture

many syrians speak english

Confused's picture

I was told this as well. But I dont know that to be the case. From what I have heard through some friends volunteering, most do not in fact speak English (or German), which is part of the problem in helping them. Naturally, now is a good time to work as an interpreter. 

Sorry for the anecdotal evidence, just wanted to keep things balanced.  

Down to Earth Thinking's picture

anectdotal is usually better than a PHD or MBA might come up with ?

Karlus's picture

"Can anybody provide one GOOD reason why any "refugees" should be brought to the USA"


They will vote Democrat/Muslim and also take foodstamp for life

formadesika3's picture

-- Can anybody provide one GOOD reason why any "refugees" should be brought to the USA besides having a bunch of people who don't speak the language, are easily manipulated and will vote Progressive?

Many reasons. Diversity for one thing. These people are from cultures that are thousands of years old and therefore sophisticated beyond expression. They will infuse our inbred hillbilly trailer park football and nascar ye-haw sensibilities with a thrilling rich farrago of genetic complements. I'm only disappointed that we can't welcome more. If Germany can bring in 800,000 this year we should be able to double that at least.

BTW, on that map, it looks like Wyoming and Montana are not pulling their fair share. For heavens sakes, this is a nation of immigrants. It's a national disgrace how xenophobic this country has become.

sleigher's picture

I am moving to Wyoming.  




Because of the map.   (not really but I should be...)

donis's picture

i Spend a good amount of time in wyoming.. many fine qualities.. hunting.. fishing.. the vast great out doors..

but the cops are awful, and any neighbor to her know this well. civil asset forfeiture is the worst of it, and ive even heard of state troopers requiring fines on the spot. My buddy got hauled off to jail for not having the cash on hand.. and had to sit and wait in jail til his old lady could drive up from fort collins with the dough. And if you have any legal dope from down south, you better watch ass!!  Ive half thought about opening up some colorado south border buisness.. 

Pot lockers.. a place to stash your stash.. as soon as they legalize cafes im gonna open up just south of the border.. Northern Co along the 287 is some of the sweetest country in this land!!

just this past weekend i hap-haphazardly forgot i had some dope in my truck.. I was hunting pronghorn in hohnholz ranch co.. its quicker to go though wyomoing..  any way.. i did the right thing and smoked it up... probably should have waited until i was done hunting.. i was high as a kite, and convinced i could take one down at 120 yrds with my bow.. lost several arrows.

Im new to ft collins co.. i love legal dope.. but the women here all have big asses, armpit hair, and liberal minds.. thank god i imported a wife.


401K of Dooom's picture

Try telling that to my relatives who used to live in Lowell, Massachusetts.  The Cambodians were stealing so much, they had to leave.  Didn't want much except a nice life and that is too much by the progs standard!  Now go back to daily kos!

Twaddlefree's picture

Yeah....check out the photos of all those young, single male "refugees" who far outnumber the women and children, pushing, shoving and fighting amongst themselves to get to a Western country. Despite no longer being a "refugee" because they are in no danger from war, they protest, fight, demand. Can't wait to have some of that "farrago of genetic complement" added to our current batch of freeloaders.

wizteknet's picture

Hill Billy Nascar Trailer trash, homy I have been working almost 4 yrs 7 days a week, where u live punk, enjoy kicking your ass. Send my friends over tell me where u at punk... Bet I have a few pissed off mofos nearby... Didnt think so...

Paveway IV's picture

Considering the past success of all these Refugee Processing 'Affiliates' to create immigrant slums in the U.S. which only seem to breed hate, crime, an endless cycle of poverty and utter despair for the unfortunate people they supposedly 'helped', I'm wondering when at least ONE of them will be dragged to the ICC in the Hague for crimes against humanity. Which one of these 'charities' helped build the Somali slums in Minnesota that produced so many would-be jihadis? When are these 'charities' going to take some responsibility for the lives they ruined? 

These supposed charities seem to excel at providing thousands of potential subsidised housing candidates to the charity director's brother-in-laws. This immigration wave is a slum-lord's dream-come-true.

Refugee Processing Affiliates is just a polite title for human trafficker delivery depot.

847328_3527's picture

You sound "Jaded." Unfortunately, however, you are 100% correct!



bunnyswanson's picture



jaded cynical, disbelief in the sincerity of human motives, believe that the worst will happen, pessimistic Gary was very jaded about the Republican political agenda, to the point he was preparing to move to Canada.
Handful of Dust's picture

What's ironic if not cynical is the Saudi King sitting on his gold furniture eating food with his solid gold forks, spoons, etc shittin gon his gold toilet and sleeping on his gold bed and staying at the most expensive hotel in DC ... simultaneously waves his hand in the air rejecting the thought of SA accepting ANY Muslim refugee, not even one of his brothers will he accept.

I'm sure limp-wristed Barry didn't even bring the topic up.

Just goes to show ya.

Paveway IV's picture

I'm pretty sure a Syrian Muslim refugee would rather die than go to the filthy, head-chopping country that financed the destruction of their homes in Syria, so Syrian refugees are not going to go there. 

Let's see now, how about Yemeni Muslim refugees to Saudi Arabia? No... that won't work either. Saudis are busy killing them and destroying their homes. Saudis are not popular with the refugees they created.

Libyan Muslim refugees? Nope. Saudi Arabia helped overthrow Gadaffi and destroy Libya. The Saudis are also contemplating bombing Libya again to kill the terrorists they financed there. Libyan Muslims hate the Saudis, so they wouldn't go there if they're life depended on it.

When it comes down to it, there's few Muslim refugees from anywhere in the Middle East that would want to be sent to Saudi Arabia - except maybe to level the place. Nobody cares if the Saudi King offers to take any - most Muslims wouldn't go.

Twaddlefree's picture

But, but, but.......I thought it was OUR fault that Syria and all these other marvelous bastions of freedom and prosperity in the Middle East are so messed up, right? So, why would any of these folks want to come HERE, either? Aren't we the Great Satan or something?

The Chief's picture

These centers are nightmares. One of them, the one in Binghamton, NY, was the scene of a mass shooting by none other than one of the "poor refugees" that it supposedly brought in to our lovely country.


I think he murdered 14. Just a poor Hmong dude. Fucking filthy savages.

I say bring on the meteor. Bring it. I hope it hits the Sinai Penninsula squarely. It wouldn't be the first time. Let's start the fuck over.

Down to Earth Thinking's picture

excellent analysis you racist ! Me too  :)