Note to Readers:

Please Note: The editor of White Refugee blog is a member of the Ecology of Peace culture.

Summary of Ecology of Peace Problem Solving: The problems of poverty, unemployment, war, crime, violence, food shortages, food price increases, inflation, police brutality, political instability, loss of civil rights, vanishing species, garbage and pollution, urban sprawl, traffic jams, toxic waste, racism, sexism, Nazism, Islamism, feminism, Zionism etc; are the ecological overshoot consequences of humans living in accordance to a Masonic War is Peace international law social contract that provides humans the ‘right to breed and consume’ with total disregard for ecological carrying capacity limits.

Ecology of Peace factual reality: 1. Earth is not flat; 2. Resources are finite; 3. When humans breed or consume above ecological carrying capacity limits, it results in resource conflict; 4. If individuals, families, tribes, races, religions, and/or nations want to reduce class, racial and/or religious local, national and international resource war conflict; they should cooperate to implement an Ecology of Peace international law social contract that restricts all the worlds citizens to breed and consume below ecological carrying capacity limits; to sustainably protect and conserve natural resources.

EoP v WiP NWO negotiations are documented at MILED Clerk Notice.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Magnet for Immigration: 3 - 6 million Illegal Immigrants in South Africa





“For the World Cup, they give a visa to everybody.” -- Khola, the Ghanaian [Protest Sign: Land of Opportunity for Murderers, Rapists and Thieves. Lone Smallholders Protestor Against Crime Magnet for Immigration: 3 - 6 million Illegal Immigrants in South Africa]

Perspectives on illegal immigrants as a source of crime and unemployment; World Cup as a source of illegal immigration; number of illegal immigrants in South Africa, etc.

South Africa: Africa's ‘Magnet for Migration’, M & G

South Africa, the strongest economy on the continent, has an estimated three million to five million undocumented African immigrants in a population of 47-million, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations, and their presence has already sparked violence.

Sitaka Shange, an office worker, said that until the government addressed crime and deported illegal immigrants already in the country, she wouldn't consider South Africa ready to host the World Cup.

"They come here and take jobs," Shange said. "They will agree to a salary that South Africans will never agree to."

Despite the government's promise to curb the flow, Khola, the Ghanaian, seemed to think the World Cup meant open borders. "For the World Cup, they give a visa to everybody," he said.

Home affairs in the dark about number of illegal immigrants, M & G

The Department of Home Affairs has no idea how many illegal immigrants are in South Africa: “I don't know. If somebody's here illegally, how do I know they are here? I do not know, that's an honest answer.”

The South African Police Service, in its 2008/09 annual report, said there could be as many as six million “undocumented” foreigners in the country: “According to various estimates, the number of undocumented immigrants in South Africa may vary between three and six million people.”






SA: Africa's 'magnet for migration'

Michelle Theriault, Mail & Guardian
Jul 23 2009 08:17

As South Africa gears up to host next year's World Cup, it is taking steps to make sure the fans go home when it's over.

South Africa, the strongest economy on the continent, has an estimated three million to five million undocumented African immigrants in a population of 47-million, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations, and their presence has already sparked violence.

Now some are predicting eased entry procedures for the month-long tournament will make things worse.

George Khola (36), a Ghanaian who sells fruit and vegetables at a Johannesburg market, is sure that the migrants' numbers will soar with the approach of the games.

"This is the chance," he said. "The whole of West Africa will come."

Others say that with or without the World Cup, migrants will keep coming in search of jobs, or as refugees from persecution and poverty.

"We know that South Africa is a magnet for migration on the continent," said Morne Fourie of the government agency that regulates immigration.

Dr Darshan Vigneswaran, a migration expert at the University of Witwatersrand, says migrants will keep coming because entry is easy enough by paying a bribe at the border.

The government says it is working on ways to balance welcoming the fans and making this an event for the whole continent, without compromising borders.

"This is Africa's World Cup, not just South Africa's," Fourie said.

South Africa is spending nearly $145-million to streamline entry for the games. It is the first World Cup host to offer an "event visa" for visitors from countries lacking visa-free arrangements with the host government. They will have to show a purchased match ticket, an address while in South Africa and a return ticket home.

Immigration officials will run spot checks on the addresses and deport over-stayers. But finding them could be difficult. Once inside South Africa, it should be easy to melt in among the illegal immigrants already here.

Fourie acknowledged that corruption at border posts is a problem, said it wasn't unique to South Africa, and believed that machine-readable passports would help to curb it.


'Powder keg'

Tensions were ignited in the spring of 2008, when South African mobs attacked townships where immigrants live, killing more than 60 people and scaring thousands into leaving the country.

"That powder keg is still there," said Vigneswaran. "In a year of economic downturn, as very wealthy people celebrate [the World Cup], there will be people being killed in townships for being foreigners."

Nde Ndifonka of the International Organisation for Migration, said such violence is one of its biggest concerns, but doubted many migrants during World Cup would stay.

Still, anti-migrant sentiment is evident, with many citizens blaming them for the 25% jobless rate and high crime.

Sitaka Shange, an office worker, said that until the government addressed crime and deported illegal immigrants already in the country, she wouldn't consider South Africa ready to host the World Cup.

"They come here and take jobs," Shange said. "They will agree to a salary that South Africans will never agree to."

Kevin Sithole, who said he had fled economically devastated Zimbabwe a few months earlier, believed the World Cup was bound to attract illegal migrants, and he didn't think the government could prevent it.

"When the time comes I want to be here," said Sithole (21), a street hawker of gum and cigarettes in Yeoville. "A lot of people will be making money."

Despite the government's promise to curb the flow, Khola, the Ghanaian, seemed to think the World Cup meant open borders. "For the World Cup, they give a visa to everybody," he said.

There are also those who apparently believe that Africa's borders, being the product of European colonial rulers, shouldn't even matter. On a wall near Khola's fruit stand, graffiti was scrawled on a wall: "Who Drew the Borders Anyway?" -- Sapa-AP

» » » » [Mail & Guardian]




Home affairs in the dark about number of illegal immigrants

Nov 13 2009 08:25
Mail & Guardian

The Department of Home Affairs has no idea how many illegal immigrants are in South Africa.

Responding to a question at a parliamentary media briefing on Thursday, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said providing such a figure was "difficult".

Asked to give her department's latest estimate of the number of people illegally living and working in South Africa, she replied: "I don't know. If somebody's here illegally, how do I know they are here? I do not know, that's an honest answer."

Tthe South African Police Service, in its 2008/09 annual report, said there could be as many as six million "undocumented" foreigners in the country.

"According to various estimates, the number of undocumented immigrants in South Africa may vary between three and six million people," according to the report.

The police go on to say most of these illegal immigrants "may belong to the economically-active age group, as well as the high crime-risk age group".

Asked to confirm whether her department had "absolutely no estimate" of the number of illegal immigrants, Dlamini-Zuma said the only figures she could offer were those of asylum seekers.

"What I can tell you is that [last year] there were about 110 000 applications for asylum. Only 10 000 were agreed to as genuine asylum seekers and those were then given refugee status.

"The rest would have had to leave by either deportation or voluntary ... But as for those who don't turn up at our offices, either as asylum seekers or permit seekers or anything, it's very difficult that I can give you a figure for that," Dlamini-Zuma said.

According to the South Africa Year Book -- a Government Communication and Information System publication -- her department's immigration branch is responsible for "tracing and removing foreigners who are considered undesirable or who are in South Africa illegally". - Sapa

» » » » [Mail & Guardian]


No comments:

FLEUR-DE-LIS HUMINT :: F(x) Population Growth x F(x) Declining Resources = F(x) Resource Wars

KaffirLilyRiddle: F(x)population x F(x)consumption = END:CIV
Human Farming: Story of Your Enslavement (13:10)
Unified Quest is the Army Chief of Staff's future study plan designed to examine issues critical to current and future force development... - as the world population grows, increased global competition for affordable finite resources, notably energy and rare earth materials, could fuel regional conflict. - water is the new oil. scarcity will confront regions at an accelerated pace in this decade.
US Army: Population vs. Resource Scarcity Study Plan
Human Farming Management: Fake Left v. Right (02:09)
ARMY STRATEGY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Office of Dep. Asst. of the Army Environment, Safety and Occupational Health: Richard Murphy, Asst for Sustainability, 24 October 2006
2006: US Army Strategy for Environment
CIA & Pentagon: Overpopulation & Resource Wars [01] [02]
Peak NNR: Scarcity: Humanity’s Last Chapter: A Comprehensive Analysis of Nonrenewable Natural Resource (NNR) Scarcity’s Consequences, by Chris Clugston
Peak Non-Renewable Resources = END:CIV Scarcity Future
Race 2 Save Planet :: END:CIV Resist of Die (01:42) [Full]
FAIR USE NOTICE: The White Refugee blog contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to provide information for research and educational purposes, and advance understanding for the Canadian Immigration & Refugee Board's (IRB) ‘White Refugee’ ruling. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. Copyright owners who object to the fair use of their copyright news reports, may submit their objections to White Refugee Blog at: [jmc.pa.tf(at)gmail(dot)com]