Refugee Resettlement Watch

Bowling Green, KY nervous about planned Syrian resettlement

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 6, 2016

It sure looks like another ‘pocket of resistance’ is forming, this time in Bowling Green, KY (a growing Muslim community) the hometown of Senator Rand Paul and the resettlement site of two convicted Iraqi refugee terrorists who had been placed there a few years ago.

Before you read the story, you should visit our very large archive on Bowling Green by clicking here. There has been much turmoil over the years with resettlement there generally relating to refugees being dumped by their resettlement contractors.

And, consider the fact that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has never (to my knowledge) ever lifted a finger to question the program in his own state, it tells me that the program is driven there by Big Meat, the Chamber of Commerce and other industries who want a continuous supply of cheap immigrant labor.

Melinda Hill

Commissioner and Mayor Pro-Tem Melinda Hill is an outspoken critic of the Syrian resettlement plan for Bowling Green. Photo here: http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/q-a-with-melinda-hill/article_a755552e-335a-544c-9b4d-6a7b39c30b41.html

Senator Rand Paul has spoken up a few times over the years, but with a ‘conservative’ governor there now and if Paul sticks with past comments, it’s time to reevaluate Kentucky’s WILSON-FISH program.

Here is the news from WKU radio:

Bowling Green is preparing to welcome Syrian refugees later this year who are fleeing their country’s civil war. The Warren County-based Kentucky International Center has agreed to resettle 40 Syrians, but the decision is raising concerns in the local community.

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The plan to open the city’s doors to Syrian refugees is creating backlash in what has otherwise been a welcoming environment. City Commissioner and Mayor Pro-Tem Melinda Hill has been one of the most outspoken critics of the plan to resettle Syrians in Bowling Green. She says she doesn’t have confidence in the federal government’s screening process.

“Our country has systems in place where our criminals, we know what they did, when they did it,” Hill tells WKU Public Radio. “Many of these people are from countries that do not have systems like that in place, or if they did have them, these people have not been entered into the system, they’ve not been kept up to date, or those systems have been destroyed. We don’t have access to any background checks. It’s all questions and answers.”

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Some locals residents are more apprehensive since the 2011 arrest of two Iraqi men living in Bowling Green. Both are now in prison for conspiring to send weapons and cash to the terrorist group Al-Qaeda.

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The Syrians represent a small fraction of the 400 other refugees coming to Bowling Green this year, including from Africa, Asia, and Cuba. If approved by the federal government, 40 Syrians will start a new life that they hope won’t be derailed by fears of terrorism.

Concerned Kentuckians should be letting your governor know that he could be the one brave governor needed!  Go here and see what he could do!  If he is worried about being alone, he could call upon Chris Christie and Sam Brownback to join him! Three brave governors is surely better than one!

P.S. If anyone knows Commissioner Hill, please send her this post.  She may not know some information we have linked in here.

9 Responses to “Bowling Green, KY nervous about planned Syrian resettlement”

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  3. domstudent11 said

    I decided to contact World Relief directly regarding the refugee families that they recently placed in a family member’s apartment. Although their website states that WR “offers services…[the]…first 12-18 months to guide [refugees] along a path to integration in the United States,” the email response from Joshua Daniel stated that “we have very strict guidelines from the government about what services to provide to refugees” and “we do not supervise refugees.” He went on to say that “refugees have a great need for concerned neighbors and volunteers to help.” My response to him was that the other tenants did not ask to have the refugees placed in their building and are not responsible for “teaching” them, but that the organizations that placed them are.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Other readers take note. You should call the contracting agencies where you live when you see problems just as domstudent11 has done. It may not seem like much, but every little bit of demanding accountability matters!

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      • domstudent11 said

        I also previously contacted Barbara Day at the State Department (at Ann’s suggestion) who promised to look into the situation, as well as the town’s major. Apparently someone did show up at one of the refugee family’s apartments with an interpreter, but I don’t know what (if anything) has happened since.

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  6. Bowling Green, KY, To Get Another Starter Kit of Angry Muslims.
    Notice: (1) If our Overlords can slip them in, we have ‘welcomed’;
    (2) No Matter the reason for invading, they are always ‘fleeing.’

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