Refugee Resettlement Watch

Allentown, PA a “first tier” city to get mostly Muslim Syrian refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 13, 2015

Meeting tomorrow in Allentown!

Update October 16th:  Local Tea Party showed up and asked questions, here.

Sorry I have to repeat over and over again that the vast majority of the Syrians the US is admitting to the country are Muslims (97%) because many people simply assume we (and these supposedly Christian charities) are helping the truly persecuted Christians.

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Pennsylvania citizens should contact Senator Toomey’s office today and voice your concerns. PA is in the top ten states receiving Syrian refugees. Toomey is supposedly for limited government! http://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=about_senator

See our previous mentions of Allentown where the Mayor signed a letter with 17 other mayors begging Obama for MORE Syrians (100,000 Syrians!).

And, here, where we learned that Syrians have already begun arriving in Allentown (and Pennsylvania generally).

From The Morning Call:

With at least 130 refugees expected to arrive in the Lehigh Valley in the next 12 months, local congregations, organizations and volunteers are wondering how they can help.

Lutheran Children and Family Services, which oversees an Allentown refugee resettlement program, will hold an informational meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to address how individuals, churches and businesses can assist.

The meeting will take place at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1993 Hanover Ave., Allentown.

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Janet Panning, program director of Lutheran Children and Family Services, anticipates the Allentown resettlement program will take in 130 refugees this fiscal year, 50 to 80 of whom will be from Syria.

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Wednesday’s session will include representatives from Muslim, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist and Catholic faiths and a representative from the office of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.

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The Allentown agency, which helps about 100 refugees each year, has been identified as a “first tier” agency, meaning it will be among the first tapped to help relocate the first wave of Syrian refugees, Panning has said.

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Those wishing to attend Wednesday’s event can email Panning at janetp@lcfsinpa.org.

There is more, continue reading here.

If you are from Pennsylvania and cannot make this meeting, you should contact Senator Toomey’s office today and make sure he knows what your feelings are on the matter.  Also, find out who the staff person is who will be attending and make sure he/she knows how you feel.

For new readers!

Be sure to see what Senator Sessions learned here about security screening refugees and see here what the FBI Director said just last week—they cannot be screened.  Be sure Toomey’s staff people know about those two important Senate hearings.

See also my previous post from Florida where a doctor reminds us of the mental health needs of Syrians—ask Toomey who pays for mental health treatment?

And, go here, and start to gather important information on what is happening where you live.

12 Responses to “Allentown, PA a “first tier” city to get mostly Muslim Syrian refugees”

  1. […] there must be a big move afoot to push resettlement in Pennsylvania as we noted here last week in […]

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  2. […] Allentown, PA a “first tier” city to get mostly Muslim Syrian refugees […]

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  3. […] is an update of the post we wrote here the other day. Lutheran Children and Family Service of Eastern Pennsylvania held a public meeting to bring […]

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  4. […] is an update of the post we wrote here the other day.  Lutheran Children and Family Service of Eastern Pennsylvania held a public meeting to bring […]

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  5. Mayor Pawlowski is a community organizer from Chicago. Need I say more?

    I’m not surprised that he’s pushing for more Muslims. The funny thing about accepting refugees from Syria is that Allentown already has a large Syrian community, but they’re Christians and came over here decades ago. Last year, they were protesting the US’s involvement in the attempt to topple Assad, because Assad is protecting their families back in Syria FROM the type of people that Pawlowski is so eager to import.

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  6. Dear Government, thank you for furthering the planned destruction on of our country. Politicians are truly stupid.

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  7. futuret said

    http://www.dcclothesline.com/2015/10/13/woman-faces-eviction-for-flying-american-flag/

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  8. Alientown. Thanks Mayor!

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  9. Brittius said

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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