The Disaster of Mass Palestinian Migration By Chris Knight (Florida)
There is now a growing movement from the Left and other immigration-mad globalists to admit tens of thousands, if not a million refugees from Gaza. It happens with every major conflict, the immigration lobby cannot restrain themselves and begin the usual mantras of, we must save them, they will enrich us, and best of all, they are not white. Various critiques are appearing from conservatives making the case against taking in these refugees, and some material for reference purposes is posted below, which could be adapted to the Australia context, because the same forces will be pushing for refugees in Australia, whose Albo Labor government is perhaps a mini version of the Biden administration, in terms of the Great Replacement. But here it will be impossible to exclude members of Hamas entering the country unless, perhaps only women and children were admitted, but that is not practical.
“Not content with flooding America with illegal aliens from across the world, including undeveloped countries that are hostile to America, Democrats are now bruiting about the idea of letting in a million Palestinians from Gaza. That is an absolutely awful idea. Let me count the ways.
The idea first popped up a couple of days ago, with Rep. Jamaal “Fire Alarm” Bowman leading the call:
Experts predict a million refugees might flee the Gaza Strip amid the war between Israel and Hamas, and socialists and far-left lawmakers said America should welcome them.
“Fifty percent of the population in Gaza are children. The international community as well as the United States should be prepared to welcome refugees from Palestine while being very careful to vet and not allow members of Hamas,” said Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a New York member of the Socialist-Democratic “Squad” who remains under investigation for pulling a fire alarm in the House Cannon Office Building earlier this month.
Fortunately, Republicans are not even pretending to be enthusiastic about the idea:
Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said they would oppose Palestinian resettlement efforts here.
“The U.S. is the most generous nation in the world, but we are in no position to accept additional refugees, especially from a region with as high a risk of terrorism, given our nation’s inability to secure our own border or vet those who are already here,” Rubio told The Post.
Scott added that “the entire focus of the United States right now should be on rescuing American hostages, and making sure that Israel has every resource needed to defeat Iran backed-Hamas and defend its homeland.”
It’s not just terrorism that will make refugees from Gaza a bad idea. There are other reasons, too.
One. As Gov. Ron DeSantis rightly said, Gaza is steeped in antisemitism and anti-Americanism. Bringing these refugees in is guaranteed to ratchet up antisemitic attacks and they’ll add heft to the socialists who hate it here. DeSantis also said (again, correctly) that the surrounding Arab nations should take in the refugees. Roughly 250 million Arabs surround Israel and Gaza, and they can surely divvy up the one million refugees between them.
Two. This claim that 50% of Gaza residents are children is highly suspect. Neither the West Bank nor Gaza are interested in demographic truth. Truth exists to help self-government. Their goal, however, is perpetual warfare, and claiming a high child population supports their insistence that lots and lots of children are dying. (Also, keep in mind that, of these “children,” many are almost certain teenage boys 16 or older who are already militia fighters.)
Three. Palestinians are bad for the society into which they immigrate, as demonstrated by Denmark’s experience with just 321 Palestinian refugees. According to a post by Emil O.W. Kirkegaard, of the 270 still remaining, 64% got into serious trouble with the law, a large percentage of them claimed welfare for disabilities, and, of the almost 1,000 children they produced, 34% are criminals with a large number on welfare. …
Bringing in Gazans means introducing people who are likely to remain at the lowest echelons of American society, which is where we can expect them to become dependent on the government …
More war. More terrorism. More refugees flooding towards Europe. The faces change, the agenda always stays the same:
And the Gaza migration issue is at least one issue getting attention from the political class in the US:
“U.S. lawmakers appear split over calls for the United States to accept refugees from Gaza displaced by the Israel–Hamas war, as experts are predicting that a million individuals might flee the region.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), a member of the left-wing "Squad" in Congress, was cited by the New York Post as calling for the United States to "welcome refugees from Palestine," while Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) has introduced legislation that would block people with Palestinian passports from being admitted into the country.
"We can't let President Biden abuse our parole and visa rules to bring unvetted Palestinians into American communities the way he did with thousands of unvetted Afghans," Mr. Tiffany said in a statement posted on X, referring to the Biden administration's decision to let 76,000 unvetted Afghan refugees come to the United States following the U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover of the country.
"I introduced the GAZA Act to protect America’s national security."
He also shared the contents of the Guaranteeing Aggressors Zero Admission (GAZA) Act exclusively with Breitbart.
The proposal would block the Biden administration's use of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) parole mechanism from letting Palestinians settle in the United States, according to the text of the measure, as cited by Breitbart.
While Mr. Bowman has called for the admission of Gaza refugees to the United States, he said they should be vetted prior to being allowed in.
"Fifty percent of the population in Gaza are children," he said. "The international community as well as the United States should be prepared to welcome refugees from Palestine while being very careful to vet and not allow members of Hamas."
Like Mr. Tiffany, other Republicans have expressed opposition to opening the door to Gaza refugees.
“The U.S. is the most generous nation in the world, but we are in no position to accept additional refugees, especially from a region with as high a risk of terrorism, given our nation’s inability to secure our own border or vet those who are already here,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told the NY Post.
Likewise, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, said on Oct. 14 that the United States "cannot accept people from Gaza into this country as refugees," saying that neighboring Arab nations should "open their borders" and take them in.
Israel has called for a mass evacuation of Gaza ahead of a planned offensive to destroy Hamas and rescue hostages—if they're still alive.”