This next story from the January DoJ press releases had me stumped so I had to do a bit of research.
Cameroon’s divide has its roots in the end of World War One, when the League of Nations divided the former German colony of Kamerun between the allied French and British victors with the French ultimately assuming control. In the mid-20th century Cameroon was largely a trust territory under France supervised by the United Nations.
As a country Cameroon achieved independence on January 1, 1960. Then in October 2017, a boiling cauldron of clashes between French and English-speaking citizens spilled over. There were demonstrations and several deaths attributed to the quelling of the Anglophone groups in a town called Buea. The Anglophone citizens (English speaking) felt they were not being represented in the so-called republic.
UNICEF and other UN groups have gotten involved. The IDP and refugees from Boko Haram seem to be also tied up in this latest insurgency. Since July 2017, approximately 7,000 Central Africans have crossed into Cameroon, fleeing the increased violence in their homeland. UNICEF is providing basic emergency assistance to these populations.
Refugee History in the US
Migration Policy.org: From 1980 to 2009, the African-born population in United States grew from just under 200,000 to almost 1.5 million. Today, Africans make up a small (3.9 percent) but growing share of the country’s 38.5 million immigrants. In 2009, The top countries of origin for the African born were Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Ghana, and Kenya.
Classes of admission for African immigrants who gained lawful permanent residence in 2010 were also diverse, with 48 percent having done so through family relationships, 24 percent through the diversity visa program, 22 percent as refugees and asylees, 5 percent through employment, and the rest through other means. Over one-third of all African immigrants resided in New York, California, Texas, and Maryland.
Nearly half of all immigrants who received green cards through the diversity visa lottery program in 2010 were born in Africa. In 2009, 41.7 percent of African-born adults age 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 28.1 percent of native-born adults and 26.8 percent of all foreign-born adults.
So at this point, I am sure readers are wondering what the heck this has to do with anything. In January, DoJ indicted five individuals on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Those five had really strange names so I went online to see if I could understand better what the indictment was about. The internet search popped up only one or two sites relating to the indictment. Once again MSM had simply not found the story interesting enough to trump President Trump.
The five indicted were:
Aldrin Fon Fomukong, a/k/a “Albanky,” a/k/a “A.L.,” age 24, of Greenbelt, Maryland;
Nnkeng Amin, a/k/a “Rapone,” a/k/a “Arnold,” age 30, of Beltsville, Maryland;
Yanick Eyong age 26, of Bowie, Maryland;
Ishmail Ganda, a/k/a “Banker TD,” age 31, of College Park, Maryland; and
Izou Ere Digifa, a/k/a “Lzuo Digifa,” a/k/a “Mimi VA,” age 22, of Lynchburg, Virginia.
Today News Africa, January 5, 2018 by Simon Ateba in DC: “5 Flashy Cameroonians Trying to Get Rich Quick Indicted over $8.7 million wire fraud in Maryland. (another interesting tidbit
Over the course of the conspiracy uncovered after a lengthy investigation by secret service agents, the defendants stole or attempted to steal over $8.7 million from at least 11 victims, the government said in a statement on Wednesday. Picture of the indicted painted a flashy lifestyle they were living in the United States, from the clothes they wore to the cars they drove.
According to the indictment, between February 2016 and in or about July 2017, the defendants gained access to email accounts associated with the victims and sent false wiring instructions, causing the victims to wire millions of dollars into drop accounts set up by the defendants. The defendants then allegedly disbursed the money received from the victims into the drop accounts by, among other transactions, using wires to transfer money to other accounts, by initiating account transfers to other accounts at the same bank, by withdrawing sums of money, by obtaining cashier’s checks, and by writing checks to other individuals or entities.
Fomukong, Amin, Eyong, and Digifa remain detained. Ganda is released under the supervision of pretrial services. Fomukong and Amin face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Each of the defendants face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering.
How in the world did these people gain enough power and money to get this done within just a year or two. How did they come to the US? When and what have they been doing since they arrived? Obviously they had a lot of help from someone. There seems to be a lot of missing pieces to this puzzle yet MSM is silent.
Obviously the problem about immigration is a serious issue. Rather than fix just DACA, Congress should be concentrating on the entire system–piecemeal is counterproductive to say the least. It is also prone to open-ended crap that can then be interpreted to someone’s advantage rather than really address the true issue.
Congress has already proven that if they are motivated enough a bill can get written, run through all the steps in congress, and be on the President’s desk within a week, two at most. There have been several efforts to introduce comprehensive Immigration reform bills that have stalled and been shelved over the years. Why not merge them all into one document then use that document to refine and prepare something useful before the so-called March deadline. That is just over two months away. If they really want to get it done, they can.
But then if they do get it done, it will be one less thing the Democrats have to rant and rave about which means it won’t get done until the fires of Hades freeze over. I would have thought the PC police and certain radical elements would have jumped in with both feet on this case.