The war in Israel may send a million Palestinians to America. Progressives are already calling for the country to open up its borders to these Muslim migrants. Squad member Jamaal Bowman said last week that the country must open up its arms to Palestinians.
Jamaal—yes, that’s Jamaal with two A’s for “affirmative action”—Bowman recently stunned the nation with the claim that he accidentally pulled a fire alarm in the congressional building: “It was a dumb choice, but it is what it is.”
Jamaal’s call to bring in potentially millions of new Palestinian refugees is arguably even stupider than his fire alarm defense. At a time when our southern border records over 200,000 migrants per month, it may seem like the wrong time to invite more in—especially when they hail from a terrorist hotbed.
But it turns out that terrorist sympathizers help bring the migrants here. It was revealed this week that Homeland Security asylum officer Nejwa Ali previously worked for the Palestinian Liberation Organization, a body designated by the government Ali works for as a terrorist group. The PLO press office she worked for was expelled from the country by the Trump administration. She went to work for the feds shortly thereafter.
Ali is also a big fan of Hamas, using her social media to praise the Palestinian jihadi attacks on Israeli civilians.
Several of Ali’s posts glorifying the terrorist attacks include the statement, “Respect our existence, or expect resistance. Simple. No Apologies,” a suggestion that as long as Israel exists on what she considers occupied land, attacks on civilians are acceptable.
Jews seeking to come to America might have a hard time if Ali were their immigration officer. “Israeli, American privilege is disgusting. When Israelis acknowledge the government and military are solely responsible for the attack. Period,” she wrote. “I hold every Israeli accountable for their governments [sic] actions, IF they do not speak against Israel.”
On October 9, she posted to Facebook: “How Nejwa wakes up,” accompanied by a video captioned “F*** Israel and any Jew that supports Israel” and a photo that says “A nation that has nothing but Allah has everything it will ever need.” She also added an anti-Semitic cartoon of a Jewish nose.
Ali’s story should make Americans wonder: Who are the types of people welcoming immigrants into our country? It may surprise readers to learn that ostensibly Christian charities are responsible for bringing foreigners to small towns throughout America. The government works with nine volunteer agencies for refugee resettlement, five of which are nominally Christian. The nine are:
- Church World Service (CWS) (Christian)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) (Christian)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) (Jewish)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) (Christian)
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) (Christian)
- World Relief (WR) (Christian)
Much attention is paid to the Catholic Charities and their efforts to aid migrants—legal and illegal—in America. Less attention is paid to the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, a group that was instrumental in bringing Somalis to Minnesota. One of those Somalis, incidentally, is the terrorist-sympathizing congresswoman, Ilhan Omar. LIRS is proud of this connection, boasting about it on Facebook.
LIRS, like the other charities, isn’t a mere non-profit. It’s an appendage of the US government. Over 80 percent of its funding comes from the federal government. In 2018, it received $41,631,000 in state assistance. The other agencies, with the exception of HIAS, also receive the majority of their funding from the feds.
LIRS proclaims itself as guided by a fundamental Christian purpose. Its description on the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s website reads:
We are a church that does God’s work in the world and in local communities pursuing justice, peace and human dignity for and with all people.
In partnership with Lutheran congregations and Lutheran social ministry organizations, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has welcomed more than 379,000 refugees to the United States since 1939. This ongoing partnership and work is driven by God’s love for all people and a vision for congregations to be welcoming and generous centers for mission and ministry.
However, LIRS isn’t even run by a Christian. Its current president and CEO is Krishanti (Krish) O’Mara Vignarajah, a Hindu woman with impeccable globalist credentials. She was born in Sri Lanka and came to the U.S. as a child. She has degrees from Yale and Oxford. Early in her career, she worked at McKinsey. Later on, she became a high-ranking staffer in the Obama administration. She worked as a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton and John Kerry at the State Department. She finished her time in the administration as Michelle Obama’s policy director. In 2018, she ran unsuccessfully for Maryland governor, earning a measly 8.2% in the Democratic primary.
She then took her talents to LIRS in 2019. The group was troubled upon her arrival. The previous president was fired for mismanaging the group’s funds, which primarily come from taxpayers. Vignarajah appeared to put things in order and bolster the group’s connections to the corridors of power.
In a 2022 speech delivered at the University of Maryland, Vignarajah argued she had more power to bring migrants to the U.S. in the nonprofit world than in the federal government:
Through her experience as a nonprofit executive and senior in the White House and State Department, Vignarajah offered significant insights into the challenges and opportunities provided by both sectors. As a government leader, she recalls immense influence and ample resources to address policy issues. However, she encountered much greater bureaucratic and political limitations compared to her current work in the nonprofit sector, in which she feels she is better able to “speak truth to power.” Her experiences in both the nonprofit and government spaces have fueled her passion for cross-sector collaboration.
In the same speech, she complained about the Right’s views on immigration and how it’s imperative to correct this “misinformation.” She also shared her view that immigrants are the real Americans:
Vignarajah also shared her current priorities in immigration policy. In her work, she has found negative, misinformed narratives at the root of nearly all immigration issues. When examining statistics and economic data, she sees some arguments, such as increased crime and unemployment as a result of immigration, do not hold up. Despite this, addressing false narratives surrounding the impact of immigration remains a prime challenge for policymakers working in this space.
“The general perception that is really so problematic is this ‘otherness,’” explains Vignarajah. “Unless you are part of the indigenous community or someone in your family was forced here through slavery, someone in your lineage made a decision to come to the United States. I think that’s where it’s important to understand the truth, which is that ‘they’ are ‘us.’”
Vignarajah has kept up cozy relations with those in power. In 2021, LIRS hosted Secretary of State Antony Blinken for an event to promote refugee resettlement. Blinken made sure to inform the audience that he and Vignarajah had worked together at State:
Krish, thank you very, very much. And it’s – first of all, it’s wonderful to see you again. For those of you who don’t know, Krish is a former part of our State Department team. I’m so glad that you’re continuing your remarkable service in this capacity.
Vignarajah’s tenure at the State Department working under both Hillary Clinton and John Kerry is interesting for a number of reasons. In order for refugees to be resettled, they must first be created, and few secretaries of state created more refugees than Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton was a major proponent of US involvement in the Syrian Civil War on the side of the so-called Sunni Rebels (which included Al-Qaeda and ISIS), resulting in the creation of nearly 7 million refugees.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 12, 2017
The Syria catastrophe wasn’t even Clinton’s worst. She is rightfully most notorious for her intervention in Libya and for the assassination of Libyan dictator Qaddafi. This has created a power vacuum and a situation of chaos that persists to this day. Here is Hillary cavalierly laughing about Qaddafi’s assassination.
The removal of Qaddafi has created a dark and booming industry of human trafficking of refugees into Europe.
For migrants from sub-Sahran Africa, Libya was a destination even before Muammar Qaddafi fell in 2011, and the country turned itself in a boat launch to Europe.
All of which sets the stage for what Libya is today: A trading floor for African lives. Since Gaddafi’s demise, no coherent government has taken control of the country. The political void has been filled by armed groups—including Islamists affiliated with ISIS and al Qaeda—competing for territory. But in terms of economics, Libya has devolved into a primitive state. In addition to oil, it now trades in humans.
Although most of the refugees created by Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy misadventures were dumped into Europe, a healthy number had to be resettled in the United States, of course. Luckily, the State Department was just as obliging in resettling refugees into America as it had been in creating them in the first place—a perverse system in which Vignarajah played an integral role.
Indeed, refugee resettlement, particularly of Muslim migrants, was a major priority around the time Vignarajah worked there. In 2015, the State Department announced it would dramatically increase refugee intake over the next two years. Donald Trump curbed this increase upon assuming office in 2017.
Vignarajah was deeply critical of Trump’s efforts to keep out migrants from terror-ridden Muslim nations. In 2020, she was included among the voices deeming it an “Islamophobic” policy.
Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, said in a statement that the ban is devastating for “thousands of men, women and children whose only beacon of hope is the safety and prosperity that America can offer.”
“We are grateful to leaders who are trying to mitigate and prevent the damage these policies have done and restore our role as one of the leading advocates for protections for all vulnerable people, regardless of their country of origin,” said LIRS’ Vignarajah in her statement.
Vignarajah celebrated Biden’s elimination of the travel ban in early 2021, saying it turned “the page on this dark chapter in American history.”
Vignarajah and her group became the face of the volunteer effort to settle Afghans in America following the Taliban’s takeover in 2021. She was interviewed on Sunday morning talk shows, cable news, public radio, and several major print publications. She wrote op-eds on the subject for the Washington Post and USA Today. Vignarajah was the go-to source for the media’s effort to persuade Americans to welcome tens of thousands of unvetted Afghans.
She chastised Congress for not being generous enough to Afghan migrants. Her justifications were obviously inflected by her deep state loyalties to the State Department. She claimed that not doing enough for the Afghans will hurt America’s global standing, an item of key importance to those who care for the Globalist American Empire’s success:
As former military officials stressed this week, potential allies will remember how we treated those who stood shoulder to shoulder with us in Afghanistan.
— Krish O'Mara Vignarajah (@KrishVignarajah) December 20, 2022
To the media, she painted an extremely rosy picture of the resettlement process.
“In the last year, we have undertaken a Herculean effort of resettling tens of thousands of Afghans into communities all across the country. It’s really been an all-hands-on-deck mission. And it’s really been inspiring to see how everyone from veterans to civic groups to faith communities, have pitched in,” said Krish Vignarajah, CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services. “Our new Afghan neighbors are slowly but surely settling in. We see how relieved they are to be safe, to see them finding a sense of community and to see how hopeful they are for the future.”
But the actual picture wasn’t so rosy. Many Afghans demonstrated their cultural differences upon arrival and committed horrific acts.
The 77,000 Afghans evacuated to the U.S. have all been processed and released from military bases, but not before racking up a striking number of criminal entanglements including violence against women and sexual assaults on children.
Federal prosecutors in Virginia charged a man with molesting a 14-year-old girl. As investigators dug into his phone, they said, they found child pornography among thousands of photos he kept. They have now charged him with that offense, too.
Another evacuee stands accused of bashing his wife with a cellphone charger and slashing her wrists with a razor blade. Investigators say he was mad at his wife for taking one of the seats at an evacuee meeting, while his brother had to stand.
Still another evacuee is awaiting sentencing after a jury found him guilty of groping a child. He defended his actions to investigators, saying it was part of his culture to hug and kiss children.
These people are being dropped off in small towns with the help of agencies like LIRS. Your tax dollars pay for them to settle in and upend local cultures.
But that’s the whole purpose refugee resettlement, according to Vignarajah. In a 2022 interview with Baltimore magazine, she made no reference to God or the Bible for why her group wants more immigrants in small towns. She instead sees immigration as a vehicle for cultural enrichment, a necessary response to climate change, and the solution to declining white birthrates.
Our approach to the refugee crisis is not just humane and empathetic but also self-interested. Refugees make our communities economically stronger, physically safer, and culturally richer.
We also need to prepare for climate displacement, which will be the biggest driver of migration in the 21st century. But we need to act now—and embrace the help immigrants bring. At a time when we have the lowest birth rate since the census started tracking it, record numbers of older adults retiring, and financial stresses on Medicare and Social Security, we need a younger, bigger workforce. Immigration must be part of the solution.
Nejwa Ali and Krish Vignarajah perfectly represent the open-borders regime. Neither one is loyal to the historic American people. Neither one cares for the things that made America great. They just care about bringing more people like themselves to this country to fundamentally change it. Vignarajah’s control of a Chrisitan group to advance this mission exposes the rot in the refugee industry.
These groups aren’t really Christian. They’re just tentacles of the Globalist American Empire, deployed to help further the Great Replacement.