…..from, what else, their convenience stores!
Who is David Lubell? He is the much bally-hood founder of ‘Welcoming Tennessee’ and now he runs a partially government-funded non-profit (they get funds from GEORGE SOROS too!) called ‘Welcoming America’ that has been hired by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to get YOUR minds right about immigrants. We first showcased them here in June of 2013.
Keep in mind this is not a community organizing group geared toward encouraging refugees and other immigrants to try to fit in to your cities and towns, they are working on YOU (the “receiving community”), to make you more “welcoming” to the diversity coming your way.
Two days ago, Lubell was showcased at the New York Times blog which tells us that without David Lubell and his ‘Welcoming Tennessee‘ there would be no ‘vibrant’ immigrant city—Nashville— filled with foreign ‘entrepreneurs’ (one of their favorite themes involves immigrants bringing new business to your pathetic city) and ‘vibrant diversity.’
Nashville has the fastest growing foreign-born population in the US, here.
I have a pressing question, as do some of our readers: If immigrants were bringing economic boom times to beleaguered cities then why aren’t these cities—Lewiston, ME, Manchester, NH, Clarkston, GA?—clamoring for more immigrant entrepreneurs? Instead they are begging for less! LOL! Welcoming America and ORR calls these “pockets of resistance.”
Why, also, are those who resettle refugees always out scouting new fresh unsuspecting territory in which to place refugees—-like Wyoming!
So to the New York Times…..
First some stats that blew me away. Surely you are all familiar with the great wave of immigrants that came to America in the late 1880′s to early 1900′s (there was no welfare for them by the way, they had to survive and learn English or go back to where they came from and most were Europeans).
The wave was so great that the US cut off immigration to any large extent for decades following the 1920′s so that there might be time for the huge flood to assimilate, and to allow time for the American voters to calm down. Get this! We have allowed more immigration in the last 20 years than we did in 40 of the great wave.
From the NYT blog:
The need has rarely been greater. From 1990 to 2010, the United States immigrant population increased by 20 million, roughly the same number of people who entered the country during the great wave of immigration between 1880 and 1920. Today, there are about 40 million foreign-born people in the United States (about 46 percent are naturalized citizens).
Unlike the immigrants of the past, the new immigrants are more diverse and more scattered — many living in midsize cities like Boise, Idaho; Louisville, Ky.; Dayton, Ohio; and Memphis, where, until recently, the foreign-born populations were small. [Cities cited here are sites of refugee resettlement, immigrants just don't "find their way" from Africa or the Middle East to Boise or Memphis!---ed]
Lubell’s Nashville entrepreneurs:
You can read the rest of the opinion piece, a paean to David Lubell, yourself because I want to tell you about some of Lubell’s Nashville entrepreneurial stars–Ebrahim Fahim, Maged Youssef Milkhail and Mohammad Amer! Word on the street in Nashville is that some of those charged are Egyptians who received asylum claiming religious persecution back home (are they among the 70% found to be frauds?)
From The Tennessean earlier this month:
Two convenience stores could go out of business after their owners — one of which has now been busted twice — admitted in court Friday that they sold a liquid form of synthetic marijuana
Metro police in January padlocked First Discount Tobacco & Beer and Dolphin Market Discount Tobacco & Beer on Lebanon Pike after they say the owners sold a liquid designed to get electronic cigarette users high. The products were sold for $40 per bottle with names such as “Relax” and “Maui Maui.” A worker at Dolphin Market marketed the drug to one customer as a way to get high.
It wasn’t the first time First Discount has been accused of selling illegal, synthetic marijuana. The store was shuttered in 2012 after they were found selling products called “7H Kush” and “Purple Diesel” marketed as “incense” but designed to get people high.
On Friday, that business’ owners, Said Ebrahim Fahim and Maged Youssef Milkhail, pleaded guilty to contempt of court charges for violating an order stemming from the 2012 raid. Criminal Court Judge Steve Dozier, who had made the 2012 order, ruled that the pair would avoid jail time, but First Discount would be padlocked for 90 days. He ordered that Dolphin Market, which had no priors, be closed for 30 days and forfeit $14,000.
Nashville police shut down 20 such businesses (at least temporarily)! I hope they were investigating food stamp fraud too!
With the help of a 2012 law, Nashville’s police and prosecutors have used public nuisances statutes to shut down nearly 20 businesses found to have been selling these illegal drugs, which are typically synthetic variants of marijuana, ecstasy or amphetamines marketed as incense or bath salts.
What’s a good Muslim entrepreneur (see photo of Mohammad Amer) doing running a liquor store? I guess that is a question for another day. But, here is the other bust reported in Nashville recently.
Once your city is deemed “welcoming,” get ready for more immigrant schemers (oops! entrepreneurs!) like these!