Bowling Green, KY townhall Friday night to explain plan for Syrian resettlement there
Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 26, 2016
We’ve been reporting on the Rutland, VT ‘pocket of resistance’ to a new resettlement office in Bernie-land, but although there has been an office (of the same federal contractor—USCRI) in Bowling Green for a long time (we have a large archive on it because they have had many problems there over the years), now Syrian Muslims will join the Iraqi Muslims in Rand Paul-land.
Little notice for a public meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on a Friday evening! What is up with that, unless the whole idea is to make sure few average working (taxpaying!) people can’t make it!
And, as far as I know they have no one attending who will help develop the whole story as Simpson did in Rutland this week.
From AP at the Lexington Herald Leader (hat tip: Joanne):
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A plan to accept Syrian refugees in Bowling Green is raising concerns. In response, the organizations involved have scheduled a town hall to address any questions.
The Bowling Green International Center plans to help resettle refugees, including a group of 40 from Syria, in October.
Center Director Albert Mbanfu said he hopes to address concerns about the screening process and explain how these refugees come to the United States. [Bet you a buck he has already sent the plan to Washington—ed]
“My objective is that people will leave this town hall with a sound knowledge on how refugee resettlement works,” he said.
City Commissioner Melinda Hill has called the resettlement risky. [Commissioner Hill must demand to see the R & P Abstract prepared by USCRI! It should look like this one from Reno! because USCRI is the major contractor there too.—ed]
“This is not against the people,” Hill said. “Our federal government has not put in place a good vetting process.”
Mbanfu says the federal government won’t put the country at risk of potential terrorist infiltrators.
“The community deserves to come out and be heard,” said City Commissioner Sue Parrigin.
The Daily News (http://bit.ly/27SlBxp ) reports that the town hall is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at the Professional Development and Learning Center.
Follow that link in the last paragraph and learn more, including the statements by Commissioner Parrigin who says they need more workers in KY.
And, if you are new to RRW, or perhaps you live in the Bowling Green area, I will bet you have never seen all the news Bowling Green has made over the years with refugee overload and including the news about Iraqi refugee terrorists arrested (and now in prison) who had been resettled there. Click here for background. I bet we have stories there going back to 2008!
Somebody needs to make sure that Senator Rand Paul’s office is represented! This is his home town! You can forget Senator Mitch McConnell because he has turned a blind eye to the program for decades. (Meatpacking and chicken plant money??? Just guessing!)
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