Refugees in camps abroad being educated on how to come to America and get welfare

Buried deep in a story about Niagara County, NY cracking down on food stamp fraud and other types of welfare fraud is a little nugget we have always suspected but never have seen in writing until the ever-watchful ‘pungentpeppers’ spotted it near the end of the story in the Buffalo News.

Remember Buffalo is a “preferred” refugee placement site for the US State Department and its resettlement contractors.

Owners of this store were busted for food stamp fraud.
http://www.niagara-gazette.com/local/x1387867593/POVERTY-IN-NIAGARA-Sheriffs-office-unit-has-its-hands-full-fighting-welfare-fraud-in-the-county

Here is how the story begins:

LOCKPORT – The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office is playing hardball with individuals and store owners who try to cheat the public assistance system.

And it’s paying off, with Niagara County taxpayers saving more than $500,000 in overpayments in 2013. The department added a second welfare fraud investigator in 2013, which has easily paid for itself, and says adding a third would do the same.

Read all about the crooks who ran the Indian General Store.  Then this:

And sadly, New York State taxpayers are being victimized not only by their own residents, but also by people from outside of New York.

Niagara County Legislator David E. Godfrey, R-Wilson, who works with the Sheriff’s Office as the community, safety and security liaison, said people are being trained in southern states to get benefits and then are being bused to New York State.

“I spoke with the joint terrorism task force and they say that in refugee camps overseas there are pamphlets of how to come to New York and get benefits,” said Irons-Rindfleisch. But she said Social Services does have access to databases to make sure that people are not getting benefits in more than one state.

“One of the things that the legislatures are looking at – and it’s not just in Niagara County, it’s all of New York State – is welfare fraud by those non-residents,” Godfrey said.

We have a fairly large archive on Buffalo (including other food stamp fraud cases), so if you are from that area, you might want to check it out here.

10 thoughts on “Refugees in camps abroad being educated on how to come to America and get welfare

  1. Yes! I learned the hard way about the thousands of Burmese “refugees” coming here through Thailand. At first, our tendency as good Americans, is too feel sorry for them, “Oh, those poor refugees, forced to live in camps and endure extreme hardships and abuse. We must help them with our public services.” But now, Burma has a democratically-elected government with a woman, Aung Sung Kyi, as their leader. Our President is seen on his visit to Burma, walking with his arm around her, they were so close. Looks like strong approval to me. But when these poor refugees are asked, “Now that Burma is free again, will you be going back there?” The same response is given by every one of them (as though dictated by their refugee leaders, with copies disseminated at all of their meetings): “Oh no! Situation not stable yet. Still too dangerous”. Meanwhile, here, they are given food stamps, health care, money for brand new SUV’s (so there is room for all 50 members of their whole “family” to pile in and ride with a person who cannot read nor write their own language, much less English, free schooling, and live in brand new houses built and given to them by entities such as Habitat for Humanity. Those poor refugees. What is also disheartening to me is that often in the apartment buildings where they are given free housing when they first arrive here, many of their neighbors in the same building have suffered extreme poverty and illegal discrimination since long before some of these “refugees” were born. And they have to watch our misguided government and charitable agencies supply all of the needs and wants to these “refugees” while they still suffer in poverty. As a Master’s level educated person, I have witnessed this injustice play out first-hand for 6 years now. Moreover, I have witnessed these same “refugees” use some of the money they are given to pay for more and more of their “relatives” to enter America through this gaping pipeline of fraud, ( and one American dollar is equal to 1666 Thai dollars or “baht”.). I have witnessed firsthand that much of the money they are given is spent on beer and illegal drugs. When marijuana was legalized in Colorado, immediately there was a long line of the refugees’ SUV’s speeding their way to bring back pounds and pounds of the weed to Omaha. I am not kidding. I watched them semi-blatantly swarm the SUV’s when they returned and each person retrieving pounds from the back end and taking them back to their free apartments. When Federal law enforcement agencies have been notified of this process occurring at the very same moment as the report, the response was: “We don’t have the manpower or the funding to take action on a report such as this”, thanks to government cutbacks in those resources. Meanwhile, the Administration keeps the focus on conversation about “illegal refugees” crossing the border from Mexico and turning a blind eye to citizen reports of the thriving drug trade being legally escorted into the brand new homes of the Burmese “refugees” from Thailand living in America. And as the population of the “refugees” increases, they gain the political and economic power which comes with large groups taking over a bigger share of the landscape. What does it matter? They can’t vote, right? Look again. Another one of the first things these “refugees” learn is that if you have babies born here, they are automatically citizens, afforded all the rights of citizenship. Thus, we have witnessed the unusually high percentage of pregnancies occurring within the refugee groups, and the Karen from Burma refugee group, in particular. “Oh, they’re just so family-oriented and very friendly people” is the drumbeat perpetuated by the representatives of the churches and agencies providing assistance. I still haven’t quite figured out the real reasons behind the growth in numbers of agencies involved in this influx of “refugees” to America, but I am inclined to believe it has something to do with subsidies from the government which they are receiving.

    Frontline Vietnam Vet

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    1. Thanks Tom, I may post your comment more prominently as a post. Can I assume you live in Nebraska. Your comment addresses something many people in resettlement cities say/ask—why do refugees take precedence over our own needy people. The bottomline is that these agencies/churches are PAID with your tax dollars to take care of the refugees (and then they do a lousy job at that!)….

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  2. Reblogged this on Mindweapons in Ragnarok and commented:
    “I spoke with the joint terrorism task force and they say that in refugee camps overseas there are pamphlets of how to come to New York and get benefits,” said Irons-Rindfleisch. But she said Social Services does have access to databases to make sure that people are not getting benefits in more than one state.

    “One of the things that the legislatures are looking at – and it’s not just in Niagara County, it’s all of New York State – is welfare fraud by those non-residents,” Godfrey said.

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    1. I’m sorry, but I fear there is a bigger issue than whether or not these people are getting welfare in more than one state. I do not feel as though people should be coming to this country to get welfare to being with. We already cannot afford the strain that we have on the system now. Welfare is supposed to be a safety net, not a revenue stream.

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        1. I have no problem with them coming here, America is the land that makes kings out of paupers, a beacon of hope around the world.

          I do however have a problem with people coming here to get welfare. To be slaves to the government, dependent upon the tax payers for survival. I welcome anyone who comes to this country to make their fortune, to join in the great culture that is the American Dream. I fear too many are now coming for the hand out, rather than to stand up.

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