Afghan Refugees Wander onto Golf Resort in ‘Gated Community’ in Arizona
The refugees housed in the defunct hotel nearby
A group of Afghan refugees being housed in a bankrupt hotel wandered into a gated golf course community resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to reports.
The refugees housed in the defunct hotel were free to come and go as they please, were found roaming the golf course of the Gainey Ranch and Golf Club, according to the AZ Free News.
“The group was part of the Afghan refugees housed at the Homewood Suites, a nearby hotel that made headlines last year for sheltering illegal immigrants for around seven months,” the report said.
“The refugees aren’t confined to the hotel and permitted to roam the surrounding areas at their leisure; the hotel sits across the street from the gated community.”
Residents of the Gainey Club had not been aware of the hotel nearby being used as transitional housing for the refugees.
The news prompted the community’s head of security to inform residents.
“Mike Anderson — security director for the community, Gainey Ranch Golf and Country Club — informed residents that the refugees were anticipated to be gone from the nearby hotel by April. Anderson further informed residents that their staff had upped security measures,” the report added.
“Gainey Club security alerted the Scottsdale Police Department (SPD) of the trespass incident.”
“SPD contacted the group managing the hotel, one hired by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), to put the refugees on notice about trespassing at Gainey Ranch.”
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is under contract with the State Department and the Department of Defense (DOD) to run shelter for refugees relocated from military bases.
As The AZ Free Press reported:
“The refugees won’t be confined to the hotel and may roam the community at their leisure because the law prohibits their detainment.”
“They will reside at the hotel until they are matched with sponsor families throughout the Valley.”
A spokesman for the mayor’s office and the council said the refugee-hotel project “is a federal government activity over which the city of Scottsdale has no oversight.”
Last week, we reported Biden had resettled over 66,000 Afghans across the United States with the help of former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
The Biden administration revealed the newest Afghan resettlement totals while noting 9,000 Afghans are living on U.S. military bases, which have been transformed into refugee camps.
Biden brought more than 76,000 Afghans into the United States, despite minimal vetting.
Refugee resettlement costs taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years.
Taxpayers will pay about $133,000 per refugee throughout their lifetime