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Archive for August 22nd, 2009

The birth of an ECBO (Ethnic Community Based Organization)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 22, 2009

Your tax dollars:

We very much encourage and appreciate entrepreneurs  in America—it is one of our most cherished and respected traditions.  Don’t you just get a warm glow all over when immigrants work hard, start a business, save and send the kids to college?  

Pooh, silly you, that’s the old fashioned way.  Today immigrants start their very own Ethnic Community Based Organizations on your dime with handsome federal grants—no hard work besides getting the non-profit legal status.  Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with ethnic groups wanting to share food and other traditions from their home country, but these are not that, they are organizations that grow (metastasize) with funding from all of us.

Here is a story from Garden City, Kansas to help make my point.  I call this the birth of an ECBO and it will be the first post in a new category on this important topic.  I have told you about ECBO’s before, way back in February of 2008, where I made the point that in my view these ethnic advocacy groups only serve to separate people and do not encourage assimilation.  That was before I understood the Alinsky/Obama school of community organizing.   Each one eventually will defend and fight for the rights of its “own” people. 

The expanding Burmese community in Garden City soon could see further assistance from an organization run out of an apartment complex with many Burmese renters.

Efforts to achieve an official nonprofit status for the Burmese Refugee Community of Southwest Kansas still are under way, said Zuali Lal, coordinator.

Lal expects the approval to come soon and hopes to have a ceremony when approved. Lal has an office in Garden Spot Rentals, 305 W. Mary St., in apartment DD3, where people of the community can come for help. Lal said she already has been assisting those in need of services, but has bigger plans for the organization.

Bigger plans means she expects to apply for federal and state grants and get paid for what now is her admirable charitable work.

What she is really setting up are support services for big companies like Tyson’s Food * which can then bring in cheap immigrant labor while all the other needs of the immigrant are taken care of by the taxpayer.   She will be showing newcomers how to tap into the welfare system!

She said she wants to have job assistance programs for people who move to the area and want work. Lal said most of the Burmese people work at Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. near Holcomb.

Not many members of the Burmese community know how to drive, Lal said, and she hopes to coordinate driving lessons for community members. She said she hopes to include social service information and assistance, so people can receive the care and attention they need upon arriving in the area.

She learned the racket while working for another non-profit in Seattle, now she is setting up her very own non-profit “community organization!”

Lal moved to Garden City in May after serving as the case manager for the Refugee’s Women Alliance, based in Seattle. She has voluntarily served as an interpreter and advocate for her neighbors, she said.

County Attorney John Wheeler has provided advice to Lal and referred her to other law offices for assistance in obtaining nonprofit status, which involves obtaining proper documentation through a legal process.

Old fashioned entrepreneurs  knew how to go where their customers would be, so too do these new ECBO-entrepreneurs—-they learn where great new waves of refugees and secondary migrants are headed and are right there with dreams of non-profit nirvana.

This is Alinsky-style community organizing aided and abetted by the Department of Health and Human Services and your tax dollars, more in my next post!  You will have to wait to see the shocking list!  (Here it is!)

* Speaking of lists,  and Tysons Food, go back and look again at the list of  ‘troops’ the White House is lining up in support of Amnesty.  I’m getting obsessed with it, but I just realized the word I think best describes the attendees—parasites.

Posted in Ethnic Community Based Organizations, Refugee Resettlement Program | 3 Comments »

DHS Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2008

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 22, 2009

That’s the name of a July 2009 report from the Department of Homeland Security I just came across while reading the NumbersUSA article I just posted on.  Check it out here.

In 2008, the highest year yet, 359,000 aliens were removed from the US.  97,100 were criminal aliens!   811,000 foreign nationals agreed to go home without a removal order—-yeh, right!  How many of those actually left?

Then we have all those who got their marching orders at the White House last week getting ready to lobby for AMNESTY for these people.

Posted in Crimes, Other Immigration, Where to find information | 1 Comment »

125,000 immigrants given permission to work in the US each month

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 22, 2009

That’s what NumbersUSA reported this past week here—this while unemployment continues to rise with some states now well over the 10% unemployment rate. 

What is driving this insanity?  It’s the Leftwing intelligentsia pushing the “Have-not” agenda we have discussed ad nauseam most recently here.  And, it’s those big businesses, like the one’s invited to the White House just a few days ago working with power hungry unions and  SUPPOSEDLY RELIGIOUS PEOPLE*  in the Open Borders movement, who know that a large labor supply means wages will continue to be low and their bottomline will continue to be high.  I guess the labor unions want power more than they want their workers to have well-paying jobs.  And, who knows why the hell these supposed humanitarians are into this scheme.  If  there was ever an unholy alliance this is it!

* Check out those religious groups who were at the White House getting marching orders and if you belong to one of them, why not ask what they are up to!

Posted in Other Immigration | 1 Comment »

Burmese scholar questions claims of Rohingya

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 22, 2009

I found this fascinating blog post just now from a Burmese scholar who says there is really no ethnic group called ‘Rohingya’ with a longtime claim on the Arakan region of Burma.    Here is the conclusion of Khin Maung Saw’s post:

If one carefully scrutinizes all available authentic historical and etymological facts it comes out clearly that there was no ethnic group called “Rohingya” in Arakan as well as in Burma, and it is only an invented name in the 1950’s. All claims of the “Rohingyas” are baseless and found out to be incorrect.

Boat People came direct from Bangladesh and not from Arakan. They were caned by the human traffickers. Just to get asylum in an ASEAN country they have to fabricate some tragic stories and had to claim to be ‘Rohingyas’.

In any case, I have to be very careful to present this article in a very neutral way so that the paper does not read either as an attack on “Rohingyas” or as a polemical piece aimed at “Rohingyas”, nor be seen as a racial writing. The biggest worry for me is: This article might be misinterpreted as an indirect support for the position of the very brutal Burmese Military Junta.

Here, I sincerely suggest to the “Rohingyas” to change their tactics. Instead of attacking all people who do not support their dishonest claims they should attack the Burmese Military Junta only. In the mean time they should learn to speak, read and write Burmese, especially the Rakhaing Dialect, and make friends with other ethnic groups of Burma, particularly with the Rakhaings who are the natives and majority of that state. Instead of demanding for the rights of an indigenous ethnic minority of Arakan by inventing fabricated and fanciful histories and trying to turn the traditional Buddhist land of Arakan into a Muslim state, they should be honest and just request to be granted the right to permanent residential status and then the right to be naturalized citizens of Burma step by step to which the Arakanese people (Rakhaings) will have no objection. [Edit: Emphasis mine]

Why do we have an entire category on the Rohingya?  It is because they are using their claims of persecution to get resettlement in the West and they are succeeding.

Posted in Refugee Resettlement Program, Rohingya Reports | 8 Comments »

 
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