Contemplating ‘welcoming’ refugees? Pay attention to Amarillo, TX
Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 16, 2016
Amarillo was in the news this week when a former refugee was shot dead in a Walmart store after taking hostages. If you are looking for excitement in your boring towns and cities, follow the Amarillo example. If you kind of like your peaceful all American town, then you better think twice about becoming a new refugee resettlement site. (And, make all the political noise you can when the feds come to town with their contractors).
Amarillo has been getting refugees for years and years so that is why they are now overloaded and stressed. I suspect early on, the federal contractors snuck into town (they always set up the seed communities with the least amount of publicity they can get away with) and no one caught on until the schools were overloaded and multiculturalism had destabilized the resident population.
Before seeing Leo Hohmann’s detailed report on Amarillo see our post earlier this year that is turning in to one of the top posts of the year, click here.
Take note Rutland, VT, Missoula, MT, Ithaca, NY and Reno, NV among others!
Here is Hohmann at World Net Daily:
A man who took two co-workers hostage at an Amarillo, Texas, Walmart Tuesday was a Muslim refugee from Somalia, and that fact came as no surprise to those who track the federal government’s robust refugee resettlement program.
Amarillo is bursting at the seams with foreign refugees, from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and its mayor has pleaded repeatedly with the government to stop sending refugees to his city.
But they keep coming.
The schools are stretched, and the local police department is having a hard time getting a handle on the rising crime.
On Tuesday, it was just another example. Mohammad Moghaddan, a Somali refugee, was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies after he had taken two Walmart employees hostage.
Moghaddan, 54, was a current employee of the store, and his actions were quickly declared “a case of work place violence” by the sheriff’s office. The hostage taker, armed with a handgun, was shot dead by a SWAT team as terrified shoppers were ushered out of the store.
The city’s mayor has been on a crusade since 2011 to get the U.S. State Department, working with the United Nations, to put a damper on the number of refugees flooding into his city.
So far, Mayor Paul Harpole has had little success.
Continue reading here for all the details.
And, again for you in prospective ‘welcoming’ towns remember the message from Amarillo—once you go down this road and open an office in your town there is no slowing the flow later. Just ask another mayor, Ted Gatsas in Manchester, NH who like Mayor Harpole has tried to persuade Washington to stop sending so many, to no avail.
See our Amarillo archive which extends back to 2008. This May 2008 post may be our earliest realization that Amarillo was being changed by BIG MEAT in need of cheap immigrant labor or, because the federal government makes it attractive (financially beneficial) for them to hire non-Hispanic laborers (hmmmm?), see here. BTW, in a quick look around I saw that there are 11 meatpacking companies near Amarillo. Why is it the job of the US State Dept. to provide laborers for processing plants, that is what I want to know!
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