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Thar’s gold in them thar refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 14, 2007

 Your tax dollars:

As we have pointed out before, the refugee/immigration issue is awash in big bucks.  Follow the money everyone tells me!  I used to not give much credence to the notion that money is a big motivating thing for people (I can see you laughing now!), but am getting kind of cynical on that point the further I get into this mess!

One of the questions that has arisen lately in the swirling controversy about Refugee Resettlement in Hagerstown, MD is how do the Refugees manage to pay their rent on $9 an hour jobs and then even buy houses?

If you like wading through mortgage talk, check out the two articles below for a better explanation than I can give:

 According to Thomas Allen

… the Mortgage Monsters are allying with another interest group: the immigrant lobby. Immigration is one of the main engines of growth for the giant mortgage lending institutions.

Check out info. on Individual Development Accounts too.   The Office of Refugee Resettlement has established IDA’s for use by their contractors (the 10 major NGO’s — Volags— and their 300 plus subcontractors).

I am wondering if our homegrown poor people are told about these programs? 

If you are concerned about Refugee Resettlement in your town or city, do a little research on this and see just who benefits from these special deals.     

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