5 Million Ukrainian Refugees Possible

5 Million Ukrainian Refugees Possible

By Joe Guzzardi

Ukrainians’ fate in the country’s Russia-perpetrated war is, on February’s last day, unclear. At first thought to be overwhelmed by the Russian invasion, everyday Ukrainians without military experience have chosen not to flee their country, but have elected instead to remain and volunteer to defend their sovereignty. Ukrainian defense minister Oleksii Reznikov said that 25,000 guns have been handed over to territorial defense members in the Kyiv region alone. In Kyiv’s streets, President Volodymyr Zelensky, surrounded by his key staff members, vowed to defend Ukrainian independence.

Men between the ages of 18 and 60 must stay to fight. A Ukrainian man told a reporter that people have swapped their keyboards and pencils for guns. Women in Dnipro, Ukraine’s fourth largest city with a population of 1 million, spent the weekend making Molotov cocktails. The Biden administration urged Zelensky to leave Kyiv and offered to evacuate him, but he scoffed at the request. Zelensky said, “I need ammunition, not a ride,” as he vowed to fight with other Ukrainians. Taken together, these are all signs that Ukraine’s residents and its leadership will mount fierce resistance to the invading Russians.

Back in the U.S., Richard Durbin, (D-Ill.), the U.S. Senate’s second highest ranking Democrat, visited Chicago’s Ukrainian Culture Center to show his support for the Zelensky government and to criticize Putin for defying world order and Russian aggression “against an innocent nation like Ukraine.”

5 Million Ukrainian Refugees Possible

Members of the Senate and the Biden administration met Thursday to discuss sending humanitarian aid to Ukraine and Poland, which has welcomed refugees, said Durbin, who co-chairs with Ohio Republican Rob Portman the Senate Ukraine Caucus. The meeting resulted in sanctions that will target Russian banks, oligarchs and high-tech sectors. Biden promised that the U.S. will impose export controls and sanction oligarchs, and most importantly, the U.S. Treasury will take what it called “unprecedented action” against Russia’s two largest financial institutions, Public Joint Stock Company Sberbank of Russia (Sberbank) and VTB Bank Public Joint Stock Company (VTB Bank),” measures “drastically altering their fundamental ability to operate.” The actions were authorized pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 14024, which permits sanctions against Russia for its harmful foreign activities, including violating international law’s core principles like respect for sovereign states’ territorial integrity.

Treasury’s February 24 press release stated, “On a daily basis, Russian financial institutions conduct about $46 billion worth of foreign exchange transactions globally, 80 percent of which are in U.S. dollars. The vast majority of those transactions will now be disrupted. By cutting off Russia’s two largest banks — which combined make up more than half of the total banking system in Russia by asset value — from processing payments through the U.S. financial system. The Russian financial institutions subject to today’s action can no longer benefit from the remarkable reach, efficiency, and security of the U.S. financial system.”

Shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Biden came under pressure from Durbin and others to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the 1 million Ukrainian citizens living in the U.S. Under TPS, created as part of the Immigration Act of 1990, foreign nationals can remain in the event of a military uprising or natural disaster, regardless of their immigration status, and would receive lifetime valid work permits.

Although the Russian invasion is an appropriate example of TPS use, the program has repeatedly proven permanent, not temporary. The current list of 12 TPS countries includes Sudan, effective 1997, and El Salvador, effective 2001. The Biden administration added Venezuela and Burma to bring the total TPS-qualified nations from ten to 12.

The Council on National Security and Immigration and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Refugee endorsed Durbin’s TPS suggestion, and the Lutheran Immigration Refugee Service has asked the Biden administration “to prepare for this new humanitarian emergency [Ukraine].”

The latest Associated Press-NORC poll reveals that just 26 percent of Americans want the U.S. to have a “major role” in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, while an overwhelming 72 percent said the U.S. should have a “minor role” or “no role” at all. The poll findings could be attributed to citizens still processing the cataclysmic fallout from the Afghanistan debacle that includes resettling about 150,000 of that country’s refugees during the last several months.

Depending on how long the conflict lasts, Ukrainian refugees could, the United Nation predicts, exceed 5 million. Zelensky said that he’s unconvinced that negotiations between the two countries, announced late Sunday, will be successful. Western nations should agree to resettle displaced Ukrainians as close to their native land as possible so that when peace returns, they can easily go home – the only place they want to live.

Joe Guzzardi is a PFIR analyst who has written about immigration and its consequences for more than 30 years. Contact him at jguzzardi@pfirdc.org or joe.guzzardi@substack.com.

5 Million Ukrainian Refugees Possible

Bidens Pro Ukraine Energy While Anti-US Energy Or Things That Make You Go Hmm

Bidens Pro Ukraine Energy While Anti-US Energy Or Things That Make You Go Hmm –Put this in the category of things that make you go hmmmm. Joe Biden wants to end fracking (and the entire oil industry for that matter) in America. His son Hunter was on the board of directors of Burisma, which is one of Europe’s major producer of natural gas.

Bidens Pro Ukraine Energy While Anti-US Energy Or Things That Make You Go Hmm --Put this in the category of things that make you go hmmmm.
Ukraine Gas Good, US Gas Bad!

Hmmmm. There must be a logical explanation for it!!

Bidens Pro Ukraine Energy While Anti-US Energy Or Things That Make You Go Hmm

Giuliani Letter To Graham

Giuliani Letter To Graham — Rudy Giuliani, Nov. 22, sent a letter — which we have included as four jpeg files — to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) describing how U.S. chargé d’affaires to Ukraine, Bill Taylor has prevented at least three people from obtaining visas because they planned to provide direct testimony that high ranking Democrats affiliated with the Obama Administration used Ukraine as a base in which to attempt the rig the 2016 election, and, of course, a personal piggy bank.

Mayor Giuliani said that these people even hired a lawyer to try to resolve the matter and that the lawyer is willing to provide the Senate with his memoranda and emails.

Rudy is asking for Graham’s help in getting these people visas. It should be a no-brainer. Why not hear what they have to say?

Rudy’s letter:

Giuliani Letter To Graham
Giuliani Letter To Graham
Giuliani Letter To Graham
Giuliani Letter To Graham
Giuliani Letter To Graham

Divisive Democrat Madeleine Dean

Divisive Democrat Madeleine Dean — Divisive Madeleine Dean, the Democrat who represents Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District, which is most of Montgomery County, spent her 15 minutes at Monday’s (Oct. 7) purportedly bi-partisan Montgomery County Legislative Summit calling for President Trump’s impeachment.

Divisive Democrat Madeleine Dean
Madeleine Dean spreading division

Why does she think the President needs to be impeached. Because he’s “obstructive” and “lawless”, she says. Hey, who cares what the words actually mean. They sound good.

The impeachment push is based on a July 25 phone conversation President Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in which President Trump asked newly-elected President Zelenskyy for help in getting to the bottom of illegal interference –foreign and otherwise — in the 2016 election.

Remember when interference in the 2016 election was the issue of the day for divisive Dems? Sure you do. That was just a few short months ago.

President Trump also asked President Zelenskyy to look into apparent crimes committed in the Ukraine by high-ranking American officials.

Why don’t Dems like Madeleine want these crimes investigated? What are they afraid of? They sure seem to be panicking.

Here is a link to some of her comments. Thank you Susan Jane Goldner.

Divisive Democrat Madeleine Dean

Red Pilling Impeachment Scam

Red Pilling Impeachment Scam — Those of us who are “red pilled” are laughing at the establishmentarian impeachment scam against President Trump. You want to impeach President Trump because he made a phone call to a foreign leader? Seriously? To “dig up dirt” about a political opponent? Seriously?

The pill you’re supposed to take is in his right hand.

You want to red pill yourself ask why then Vice President Joe Biden’s son was sitting on the board of the corrupt Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings. Ask why Joe Biden forced Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire his Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin in March 2016. Did you know that Poroshenko and Shokin were investigating Burisma and the Biden connection?

Ask if it was seemly for Biden to brag about it. Ask why the establishment mouthpieces aren’t pondering the morality of intervening in another country’s judicial system.

Regarding Trump, ask why Biden shouldn’t come up in a conversation with Ukraine. It would be a mere matter of diplomatic protocol considering Biden (and Obama) intervened in their judicial system.

Regarding digging up dirt ask why the mouthpieces are upset about it. Aren’t journalists supposed to want dirt dug up and truth revealed? Remember the problem isn’t digging up dirt it is making the dirt up.

Ask why the mouthpieces are more upset about Trump’s rather conventional phone call than the leaking of it which obviously and significantly hampers all our diplomatic outreaches. Ask why the mouthpieces are more upset about the phone call than the FBI falsifying affidavits presented to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court that allowed spying on an actual major party presidential nominee.

How come the mouthpieces aren’t outraged that the FBI (and CIA) interfered in the 2016 elections?

Enjoy the red pill. You’ll be glad you took it.

Red Pilling Impeachment Scam

Ukraine Subject Of Events At Manor College

Ukraine Subject Of Events At Manor College — Manor College, 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046, will host this month’s, Ukrainian Dialogue series, 6 p.m., Oct. 10. It features U.S. Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (D-Pa4), member of the U.S. Congress’s Ukrainian Caucus, and Myroslava Gongadze, chief of the Ukrainian Service at Voice of America who will have a conversation regarding the emerging political role of women in Ukraine. Manor College President, Jonathan Peri, PhD, JD, will facilitate the discussion.

It’s free and open to the public but registration is requested and can be done here.

The college will host 6 p.m., Oct. 16 at its Basileiad Library, a screening of Baba Babee Skazala (Grandmother Told Grandmother), an award-winning documentary that brings to light the stories of what happened to Ukrainian children caught in the throes of WWII.

The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with director Matej Silecky. The event is also free and open to the public but registration is also requested. It can be done here.

Ukraine Subject Of Events At Manor College
Ukraine Subject Of Events At Manor College -- Manor College, 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046,  will host this month's,  Ukrainian Dialogue

Tkach Documentary Premiers At Manor College

Tkach Documentary Premiers At Manor College — Manor College will host the Philadelphia premiere of the movie “Hunger for Truth: The Rhea Clyman Story” 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov.  17. The film, by Emmy-award winning director Andrew Tkach, will be screened in the Basileiad Manor Library and is presented by the College’s Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center. At the conclusion of the viewing, Mr. Tkach will offer some remarks on his journey in making this work as well as conduct an open Q&A session with the audience.

The documentary interweaves journalist Rhea Clyman’s reporting on the Stalin imposed famine in the Ukraine in 1932-33, and today’s conflict in the eastern Ukraine told through the eyes of family of soldier Serhiy Hlondar. Hlondar hwas been held as a POW by pro-Russian forces for more than 1,200 days.

The event is free and open to the public. Manor College is at 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.

Tkach Documentary Premiers At Manor College

Tkach Documentary Premiers At Manor College

Holdomor Remembered At Manor College

Holdomor Remembered At Manor College — Manor College is holding, Oct. 4, a commemoration for the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, the man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932 -1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. The college is at 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, Pa., 19046. The remembrance will be held in the school’s Ukrainian Heritage Museum at Manor College at 1 p.m. This event is open to the community.  

On the 85 days leading up to International Holodomor Memorial Day on November 24 2018, a candle will be lit daily in a different part of the world uniting Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine in remembrance of the innocent victims of the genocidal policy of the Stalin regime, while raising awareness of the issues of human rights, respect and tolerance,” said Chrystyna Prokopovych, who is curator of the museum.

Manor College strives to foster appreciation for its Ukrainian heritage and culture; The College was established in 1947 by the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great, Jesus Lover of Humanity Province, a Byzantine Ukrainian order of the Eastern rite.   

Manor College offers more than 50 Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Certificate programs in Allied Health, Arts and Sciences, Business and Technology, and Education and Professional Studies to traditional age and adult students. It is America’s only accredited institution of higher education founded by Ukrainian Sisters, the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great.  For information visit www.manor.edu

Holdomor Remembered At Manor College

Holdomor Remembered At Manor College

Ukraine War Subject Of Manor College Talk

Ukraine War Subject Of Manor College Talk — Curt Weldon has let us know that ending Russia’s war in the Ukraine will be the subject of a talk, 3:30 p.m., May 24 at Manor College, 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.

Speaker will be Kyle Parker, who is chief of staff of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, also known as the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Parker’s work on the Magnitsky Act, a landmark law redefining human rights  advocacy around the world, is featured in a New York Times bestseller, and his expertise on Russia has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post CNN, Fox News and foreign media outlets.
The talk is free, the public is invited and refreshments will be served.
Ukraine War Subject Of Manor College Talk

Ukraine War Subject Of Manor College Talk

Curt Weldon Boosts Ukraine Conference

Curt Weldon Boosts Ukraine Conference  — Former Congressman Curt Weldon has sent us a note regarding a conference concerning the Ukraine, noon, Oct. 6 at Manor College in Jenkintown.

It’s free but RSVPs are requested and can be made here.

A lunch afterwards is $20.

Curt Weldon Boosts Ukraine Conference Topics are foreign policy and humanitarian efforts. Speakers include U.S. Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick, U.S. Congressman Brendan Boyle, Dr. Larissa Kyj,  former ambassador Roman Popadiuk, former Ukraine ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, and Walter Zaryckyj, who is executive director of U.S./Ukraine relations.

Curt is not among the speakers listed.

Information can be found here.

Curt Weldon Boosts Ukraine Conference

 

 

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