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EU Muslim Migrants on Low-Benefits Feel ‘Cheated’

Migrants Resettled in Low-Benefits Lithuania Feel ‘Cheated’, Flee to Richer EU Countries



Breitbart, by Virginia Hale
5 Oct 2016122


Migrant families from camps in Greece and Turkey say they feel “cheated” to have been resettled in Lithuania, where benefits are lower than in Germany. One family is now looking into filing a complaint with the United Nations (UN).

Despite families’ initially expressing gratitude to the Baltic state which offered them asylum, many have fled to richer countries, blasting asylum agencies for “deceiving” them by giving the impression that Lithuania is a “Class A” nation similar to Sweden and Germany.

Of 100 migrants to have been recently resettled in the Baltic nation, at least two families have left for richer European countries. The main allowance per person is €700 per month in Germany whilst in Lithuania, it’s €200.

When the Iraqi Yasser Al-Any family arrived in Lithuania, the father said: “I [am grateful to] any state which protects me from the the threats in my country.” While his words were regularly reprinted by the media, the Iraqi and his family disappeared from the country after a few months.

The Yasser Al-Any family are now in Sweden and, having left Lithuania for more than a month, they no longer qualify to receive benefits in the country that granted them asylum.

“It does not matter which country… Whether rich or poor, a man just wants to live in security”, Syrian migrant Mohamed Ali Abdul told a television crew upon his arrival at the airport in Lithuania a few weeks ago.

However, it turns out that for Abdul it’s vital a country’s taxpayers have deep pockets, as he and his family refused to sign the contract with the migrant centre upon learning how much money they could expect to get. The new arrivals then began pleading to be moved to Canada.

Abdul said: “When I was told that Lithuania also accepts refugees, my main question was whether all the law will be applied as in Germany, as in Sweden, as in other European Union countries.

“I was told that yes, Lithuania is among those countries which are called Class A countries. But when we arrived here and the centre’s Deputy Director explained to us about the integration process and what the benefits will be paid, I realised that I found myself in the wrong place.”

Abdul, a 36-year-old tailor who had traveled to Europe with his 29-year-old housewife and their three children, insisted that he couldn’t stay in Lithuania.

“Even though I don’t know how Lithuania is for healthcare services I can already see that a sick person like myself may not be able to work, so I won’t be able to keep my family in this country,” Mr. Ali Abdul told LNK’s Knowledge show.

News website Delfi reported that another migrant who arrived recently is now hoping, with the help of lawyers, to file a complaint with the UN for resettling his family in Lithuania. A few weeks ago he had told LNK, “I can work if there is a job offer, it doesn’t matter what kind of work”.

Commenting on the situation, Social Security and Labour Deputy Minister Algirdas Šešelgis said: “It’s good that local lawyers are helping [migrants who don’t want to stay in Syria] through an interpreter but [migrants] now live in a safe place so they are able to assess the situation, look at their options and decide the future of their lives. We don’t say Lithuania is a prison and that [other options] are closed.”

In neighbouring Latvia, of 45 migrants resettled so far more than half have gone to live in Germany. LNK Knowledge reported that they claimed Latvia violated their rights by showing migrants on television with their hair uncovered.

5 thoughts on “EU Muslim Migrants on Low-Benefits Feel ‘Cheated’

  1. How’s this for a gem of an idea:

    Americans might be able to bring a refugee to the U.S. on their own dime if talks between the Obama administration and the nation’s leading refugee advocacy group come to fruition.

    The State Department is considering a pilot program that would let citizens sponsor a refugee from their country of choice by paying for airfare, housing, clothing, food and other resettlement costs. Conversations began in July and are expected to continue in the coming year, said Naomi Steinberg, director of the Refugee Council USA.

    The program, modeled after a similar one in Canada, is designed to crack open new sources of funding as growing anti-refugee sentiment in Congress threatens to cut resettlement programs.

    “It puts Americans in the driver’s seat,” said Matthew La Corte, policy analyst at the Niskanen Center, a Washington-based libertarian think tank that was an early supporter of the program. “It allows them to say ‘I have a spare bedroom. I was thinking of buying a new car but I’ll instead take that $10,000 and put it toward bringing a Syrian refugee over.”‘

    Such a program would mark one of the biggest structural changes to U.S. refugee policy in three decades, and would allow Barack Obama or future presidents to skirt opposition by shifting financial responsibility to everyday Americans. Civil war in Syria, conflict in Africa and more open European borders have combined to displace more than 65 million people worldwide, the deepest refugee crisis since World War II.

    About a million people entered Germany last year, and Prime Minister Angela Merkel has said other European countries must do their part. The U.S. admitted 85,000 refugees in fiscal 2016, and only about 12,600 from Syria.

    Obama’s announcement last month that America would accept 110,000 refuges from around the world in 2017, a 30 percent increase over this year, was met with fierce opposition by Republican lawmakers. More than half of U.S. governors have called for a ban on Syrian refugees
    until stricter national security-screening is put in place, and Congress has introduced bills that would restrict funding. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has characterized Syrian refugees as “Trojan horses” for terrorism.

    “The American people do not support these radical plans, which amount to a complete betrayal from their leaders in Washington,” Sen. Jeff Sessions, who has been one of the most vocal opponents of resettlement policies, said in a statement last month. The Alabama Republican is a key adviser to Trump.

    Away from the political arena, the private sector is becoming increasingly involved. Last month, billionaire George Soros, a major funder of liberal causes, announced he would spend as much as $500 million to help refugees globally. The White House announced recently that 51 companies, including Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, Ikea and United Parcel Service, have pledged money or services to help refugees.

    The private sponsorship plan under discussion mimics a decades-old program in Canada that allows private individuals or groups to provide “emotional and financial support” to refugees for a period usually one year in length. Since November 2015, Canada has taken in about 31,000 Syrians, of whom 11,700 were privately sponsored, according to the nation’s government.

    Under current law, the president can determine the number of refugees allowed each year. The State Department works with the United Nations and other agencies to screen refugees abroad, which can take two years. Advocacy groups and state agencies administer cash assistance, job training, housing and other aid.

    [Emphasis supplied]

    More depressing details at this heinous outrage being planned against us can be found at:


  2. Well, go to Canada. It’s chock-a-block full of well-heeled suckers who are on a mission to give away their country. Do it now, before the chumps start to smarten up.


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