The US Supreme court is taking a harsher stance on immigrants here committing criminal acts and then playing the refugee card because of the state of their home countries. From The Counterterrorism Blog
we have this excerpt on a Somali refugee who turned criminal in the US and tried just that.
A fewer number of other nationalities were also facing similar circumstances, such as alien criminals from Vietnam and Somalia. A separate, somewhat different case was pending before the Court involving a Somali criminal from Minnesota who had been a refugee and was subsequently convicted of a crime that rendered him deportable from the US. This case was JAMA v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Jama was ultimately placed under a final removal order by the Immigration Court, but appealed that order all the way to the Supreme Court, claiming he could not be deported to Somalia because, essentially, Somalia had no viable government and therefore could not officially accept his return.
On January 12, 2005, the Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 decision, ruled against the Somali alien and decided the US Government could deport him to Somalia notwithstanding the conditions in that country. The ruling, however, is notably broad and affirms the clear meaning of the Federal statute dealing with the Government’s authority to remove deportable aliens to designated countries.
Read more at The Counterterrorism Blog
, where there is a lot more information.
While I feel bad for people who are true refugee's from war torn countries, I have no pity for a common thug or crook who comes here under the guise of refugee status and then in thanks for our hospitality turns and breaks our laws. To them I say GTFO.