Go North young African man (or woman)….
Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 1, 2011
…..where they give “good house, good money, good life and good education!”
This is another story mostly about Malta and African illegal immigrants flowing out of Africa, and across the Mediteranean in a desperate effort to get into Europe. They’ve found that Italy stinks, so they make their way to Malta in hopes of jumping off to northern Europe or the US.
From The World:
Back on Malta, Herta Troponi, who runs a residence for African families that is translated as the Rainbow House, said migrants lately have their sights on other countries that they believe to be more hospitable to people with dark skin.
“Northern Europe. Sweden. Norway all those countries in the north. They know there are problems even in Italy. So the further they can go north the better.”
One twenty-four year old Somali resident, who first arrived in Malta in 2004, is ready to leave again. She first slipped out of Malta illegally one year after she arrived here, after being denied EU asylum. She settled in Switzerland and one of her three children was born there [reader, don't you want to know where hubby is?]. However, in 2008, after being fingerprinted, her illegal status was discovered and she was deported back to Malta. Now she wants to return to Switzerland, and seems unaware that the country today is led by a vehemently anti-immigrant party. What matters to her is the life she led in that West European nation.
“When I stayed In Switzerland they gave good house, and good life, good money and good education. Malta is small, they can’t.”
Not as desireable as the welfare states of northern Europe, the US is also a destination. We have written dozens of posts since 2007 about the US Ambassador to Malta setting in motion a plan to transform these wandering Africans into legitimate refugees and send them off to your town. Use our search function for Malta and you will see what I mean!
Though less popular than Europe, according to migrant surveys and the United Agency responsible for refugees, the UNHCR, the U.S. is also a much-desired destination for the accidental tourists* in Malta.”
“The idea is to recognize that Malta is doing a humanitarian service for the world. I was with a government official and he said ‘we can’t accommodate them all because we’re a small country, so we’re very grateful to the United States for taking a good portion of those that they can. The United States provided resettlement opportunities for about 200, and we have taken that most recently to 340.”
Denver doesn’t suit—guess I’ll just move along, says Daoud Ali Mohammed (late of Malta and a half a dozen other countries)!
The US is the eighth country that Daoud has lived in since 1992and suggests this may not be his last.
“I really don’t know how long it’s going to take for me to settle in one place and say this is the place, this is home.
My life story seems to say that I keep moving and that never leaves me alone. I would like to settle one day and have a home. But God knows how long it’s going to take.”
Sadly, Daoud Ali Mohammed’s long journey may not be over. He recently lost his job driving a cab, he’s behind on the rent, his heater is broken and he’s barely eking out an existence in wintry Denver. Now, he said he’s thinking about moving on.
Maybe Daoud could petition our ambassador to Malta (Douglas Kmiec, Republicans for Obama) to take him back there and get him something better in Northern Europe!
*LOL! Accidental tourists! That is a new one! Lately open borders advocates in the US have been pushing the media to stop using the words “illegal immigrant” or “illegal alien.” In Maryland the governor calls them “new Americans.” Gee, “accidental tourist,” I can’t wait for that to catch on!
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