First Syrians arrive in Iowa, will get “services”
Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 24, 2016
Just a quickie post to make a couple of points.
The federal resettlement contractor (US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants) bringing refugees to Des Moines is the same one bringing refugees to Idaho (in that still festering controversy about the sexual abuse of a little girl by migrants from Sudan and Iraq).
And, for very new readers, who maybe don’t know, refugees are eligible for all forms of welfare available to Americans including SSI for the elderly and disabled.
From KCCI Des Moines:
DES MOINES, Iowa —The first Syrian refugee family to arrive in Iowa is getting help to start a new life here.
Gov. Terry Branstad ordered the state to do nothing to help those fleeing Syria, but a federal agency works with refugees here.
The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants has a field office in Des Moines, and is treating the Syrian refugees like any other refugees, by setting up an apartment and helping them settle in.
The Tameem family from Syria sat through a class with 60 immigrants from Thailand, Nepal, Malysia, Kenya and Somalia to learn the ropes in Iowa. [Have they all been tested for TB, just wondering—ed]
“When you come to the city seeking services, they cannot treat you differently based on your immigrant status,” said Joshua Barr, of the Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Commission.
Of course “services” is code for welfare of all sorts—food stamps, housing, education, medicaid etc….
Go here to see if USCRI is working in your town. By the way, it is the same contractor planning to bring refugees to Rutland, VT and Reno, NV—got services?
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