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Afghan refugees living in Sacramento squalor

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 28, 2017

This is an old story, in fact it is a story from when Obama was still in the White House, but here it is in the UK Mirror on Saturday.  One can only assume its purpose now is to make Trump’s America look bad.

However, it isn’t Trump’s America that made these refugees live this way—placed in substandard housing fearing the inner city scum preying on them. (Hint! It isn’t white nationalists stealing their stuff either!).

More evidence that the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program should be suspended and investigated!

Out of date by over year, the news is important to make my point—the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program should be suspended and investigated!  President Donald Trump has a window of opportunity to do it right now—in advance of Fiscal Year 2018 which begins October first!  See here.

Even (most especially!) if you are a ‘humanitarian’ and don’t give a damn about the costs to the US taxpayer, about your security or terrorism, or your health, you should be joining a chorus demanding an investigation of the resettlement contractors*** who placed these Afghans in dirty and dangerous housing.

Here is a photo from the Mirror.  There are lots more (all with captions criticizing the US now under Donald Trump’s presidency).

Afghan interpreters

Unhappy Afghan young men (they say they helped the US in Afghanistan so they have a special refugee category) now living jobless in squalor in Sacramento County.  Good for America? Or, bringing us closer to chaos.


The Mirror is just using information gained in a 2016 investigation by the Sacramento Bee:

Aging suburban neighborhoods in unincorporated Sacramento County now have the biggest concentration of substandard rental apartments in the region – a reality reflected in a recent Bee series on Afghan refugees.

One area in particular, Arden Arcade, has become a problem. The Bee series, “No Safe Place,” documented how former interpreters and other Afghans who worked alongside U.S. forces in the war have been placed in run-down apartments infested by bedbugs and roaches. County documents show the problems go far beyond that. In recent months, inspectors have also found potentially life-threatening dry rot in three Arden Arcade apartment complexes that house many of the Afghan refugees.


To some degree, the county relies on complaints from residents to enforce building codes, Chamberlain [Barry Chamberlain, the county’s code enforcement chief] said. He said it’s unlikely that the Afghan refugees filed code complaints with the county, perhaps because some of them can’t speak English well. He said he wasn’t aware of the concentration of Afghan refugees in some complexes until he was interviewed by The Bee.

For the most part, the refugees have been placed in the complexes by four resettlement agencies: International Rescue Committee; World Relief; Opening Doors; and the Sacramento Food Bank, most of which have headquarters within a few miles of the complexes.  [Opening Doors is a subcontractor of Church World Service—ed]

They say it’s growing increasingly difficult to find affordable housing for the refugees, who lack a U.S. credit history. In Arden Arcade, most of the refugees interviewed by The Bee say they pay around $700 a month in rent.

More here.

Back in 2008 I reported on a letter-to-the-editor from an Iraqi teenager living in Arizona.  He made this logical comment about the large numbers of Iraqis (applies to Afghans too!) who are resettled in the US and then find themselves jobless, disillusioned and unhappy.  He said:

It is better to have 10 Iraqi refugees who are satisfied with their lives than having 100 angry ones with no life at all.

And, if that Iraqi boy can figure that out, why can’t the refugee industry contractors, the US Congress and the White House!

The answer isn’t to throw more money at the refugee program. The answer is to bring only the number of refugees that taxpayers can afford!

*** For new readers, these are the Federal contractors/middlemen/employment agencies/propagandists/lobbyists/community organizers? paid by you to place refugees in your towns and cities listed below.  Under the nine major contractors are hundreds of subcontractors.

The contractors income is largely dependent on taxpayer dollars based on the number of refugees admitted to the US and because of that they have NO incentive to slow the flow.

If you are a good-hearted soul and still think refugee resettlement is all about humanitarianism, think again! Big businesses/global corporations depend on the free flow of cheap (some call it slave) labor.  It is for this reason that Republican leaders of Congress are supportive of an uninterrupted flow of refugees into America.

The only way for real reform of how the US admits refugees is to remove these contractors/Leftwing activists/big business head hunters from the process.  (The three identified by the Sacramento Bee in this story are highlighted in red.)

10 Responses to “Afghan refugees living in Sacramento squalor”

  1. I heard on NPR program a segment about Syrian refugees in Fresno that feared violence from local gangs, had already had rocks and bottles thrown at them. The commentator ended segment saying that they would be looking for better housing.I think it’s the neighborhood they have a problem with,


    • There is no “cheap” housing in California. Rent on an average 3 bedroom house that is 40 years old is $1200 / month. That means you need at least 3 – 4 working adults in each household group to make ends meet in case some one gets sick or laid off and can’t work. 3 bedroom apartment would be $800 – $1000 / month.

      You have to be on a secret waiting list to get on Section 8 and other Public Housing which is prioritize to women who get knocked up for public housing and then the elderly. Working age men need not apply.


  2. tomasrose said

    “life-threatening dry rot ” and Afghans who got here because they were translators for U.S. troops now suddenly “can’t speak English well”. Oh my.


  3. Miss Marple said

    My daughter and a few of her friends were in Sacramento this weekend for tubing on the American River. They rented a house for the duration in a nice neighborhood close to the river. The first evening there was a knock on the door. Outside was a man, clearly a foreigner, saying he had just arrived from Afghanistan and could they point him in the direction of the refugee house where his friends were staying. Needless to say, they could not.


  4. Notice that they all have iPhones. Who do you think is footing the bills for those?

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  5. Though this story is over a year old, the circumstances surrounding it are the same. Sacramento is one of the most expensive cities in California, a place where it is very difficult to get a job. Huge homeless camps surround the city, and many people struggle just to survive. Now locals are expected to take in whiners from another country, house them, feed them, give them medical care and spending money while our own poor people live on the streets? sorry, but we can’t afford to divert resources from our own people to help some foreigners.


  6. Yes, I lived in Sacramento from 2014 – 2016 and one of the temp agencies I worked for was in the Arden Arcade area of Sacramento which is the north side and is adjacent to Interstate 5.

    The problem with Sacramento and all of California is that almost every male under 40 years old his high on crack or some other amphetamine and they are always ready to explode and attack you over something. I never got to walk in the downtown area of Sacramento on my days off because I was afraid of being attacked by the aggressive beggars in crack.

    I’m surprised these Afghans have not moved to Michigan where there is probably a settled community of other Afghans to help them.


  7. carlvehse said

    Thank you so much for bringing out these news articles about the serious problems on immigration and especially identifying the particular VOLAGs that are identified in the news reports.

    However, I suspect that the VOLAG associated with a particular immigration problem (especially if it involves serious crimes) eventually will not be reported by the fifth-column leftist media at the request of the VOLAGs themselves.


  8. I did not read this story when it was first published, but I was a bit taken aback by a title of one of the stories in the episodes “We owe these people more than this” We do? Let me tell you, that any apartment- roaches or not, is a vast improvement from living conditions in Afghanistan in *any* part of their nation. The photo capturing the man with his head in his hands, the downtrodden looks, Give me a break. Did they NOT arrive here in US because their own nation is in a shambles?


    • Everyone living outside of the USA gets their ideas about the USA from the TV show “Life Styles of the Rich and Famous.” The beggars the VOLAGs dump on unsuspecting communities in the USA just assume they will be living in a mansion in Beverly Hills with its own “cement pond” just like all the other American’s in the TV show “The Beverly Hillbillies.”


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