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Is there a Refugee placement office in your town? Updated list available

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 23, 2017

rpcLogoSmall [Converted]We had for years been able to visit the list maintained by the US State Department Bureau of Populations, Refugees and Migration of “affiliate” offices.  These are the subcontractors’ offices in hundreds of US cities. When the website Wrapsnet was recently remodeled, I couldn’t find the list at first.  Just now I looked again and it is back (it may have been there the whole time!).

The list is somewhat updated.  For instance it includes the newly opened offices in Rutland, VT, Fayetteville, AR, and Ithaca, NY, but I don’t see the new USCRI office in Reno, NV.

You would think that if they were updating they might put Nebraska in the proper alphabetical order. LOL! So if Nebraskans are looking for the offices in your state, don’t get excited when at first you can’t find Nebraska!  They have Nebraska after North Dakota.

Remember too, that refugees can be placed within a hundred mile radius of these cities.

This (below) is a screenshot of the first page.  Note the abbreviation in the left hand corner. The data base you are looking at lists contact information for subcontractors, but the abbreviation indicates the major federal contractor (there are nine of them, see below) which is passing your money through to the subcontractor.

 

 

Abbreviations (thanks to a reader who sent this just the other day):

CWS: Church World Service

ECDC: Ethiopian Community Development Council

HIAS: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

IRC: International Rescue Committee

LIRS: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

USCCB: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

EMM: Episcopal Migration Ministries

WRI: World Relief Inc.

New sites?  You might want to visit the feds’ New Site Development Guide, here.

New readers: If you’ve never checked our Frequently Asked Questions, go there now and have a look.

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Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society ready to open new office in Pittsfield, Mass

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 22, 2017

The office was approved in the closing days of the Obama Administration. How many more did they push through right at the end?

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Pittsfield is in Western Massachusetts

They have set it up so that if Trump stops or slows the flow, in all of these towns which were promised refugees, there will be open borders activists ready to wail and moan. If he doesn’t slow the flow, more United Nations diversity/third world poverty will be foisted on unsuspecting towns.

According to the Berkshire Eagle, the citizens of Pittsfield are ready and willing to ‘welcome’ the arrival of their first Muslim Syrians and Iraqis! Does Pittsfield have a mosque yet?

PITTSFIELD — A proposed refugee resettlement plan in Pittsfield is set to become a reality.

Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts this week received official approval for the resettlement program from the federal Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. The program will resettle up to 50 refugees, primarily from Syria and Iraq, in the Pittsfield area.

An official commencement date for resettlement has not been determined. But the organization is hopeful that the first family will be settled sometime in the spring, said Maxine Stein, president & CEO of Jewish Family Service.

Hias***, a Jewish resettlement organization, had identified Pittsfield as a relocation community for refugees. Since July, the organization has been meeting with local community members about the program.

“[This is] an amazing opportunity for Pittsfield to once again became a welcoming community for refugees,” Stein said. Between 30,000 and 35,000 immigrants, primarily refugees, came to cities and towns in Western Massachusetts — including Pittsfield — from Russia and other former Soviet bloc countries in the 1980s and 1990s.

The organization had its first meeting with local stakeholders last July. Since then, the community has largely responded with overwhelming support for the program, Stein said.

[….]

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State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier

State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield, also expressed support for the project.

“The people of Pittsfield have made it clear that they [are] eager to open their hearts and welcome new neighbors to our community,” she said in a press release.

Jewish Family Service will work in collaboration with Hias to identify refugees to resettle in Pittsfield.

The organization plans to hire new staff members — a refugee resettlement coordinator, a caseworker and likely a volunteer/donations coordinator — and open up a local office in preparation for the refugees’ arrival. Its office is located in Springfield.

More here.

Apparently no pocket of resistance formed in Pittsfield.

Reminds me, whatever happened to that Syrian refugee in Lowell, Mass. who allegedly committed a sexual assault in a swimming pool there?

***We wrote about HIAS just this morning. They helped organize anti-Trump pussy protests in DC yesterday!

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Maine: Catholic Charity’s grand experiment supplying refugee employees to nursing home company failing

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 22, 2017

Once again, readers, forget the humanitarian mumbo-jumbo and remember that one of the primary drivers of refugee resettlement is the ‘need’ for cheap LEGAL labor!

We told you about this back in November, here, where a Maine immigration lawyer and a nursing home company, thought it was a brilliant idea to send a large Congolese family to a small town in Maine—to supply the nursing home company with cheap labor!***

Now, it looks the scheme is doomed.  Why? Mostly because the family is lonely for their own kind of people (one member has already packed up and moved to Portland), and Catholic Charities did a rotten job taking care of them and acclimating them to small town American life.

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Maine immigration lawyer Jennifer Atkinson promoted this scheme of placing this family of African laborers in small town Maine. Mainers are too old and too white she said. See here: https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2016/11/25/maine-immigration-lawyer-we-are-too-old-and-too-white/

Here is a brief overview at Bangor Daily News, but I recommend reading the whole long story on which this op-ed is based because it is instructive on so many levels. (Hat tip: Joanne)

Economists, business leaders and politicians agree that immigration is key to reversing or at least stopping rural Maine’s population losses. And some rural towns and businesses have already started looking to immigration to improve their numbers.  [I don’t accept the premise that small towns will be revived by bringing in the third world, or even the premise that we must ‘save’ these towns!—ed]

But the experience of the Kalutas, the first refugee family to be resettled in a small Maine town rather than a city, shows that newcomers need more than jobs and housing if they are going to stay and contribute long term.

In August, the Kaluta family — 15 people from the Democratic Republic of Congo — was resettled by Catholic Charities Maine to Thomaston, population 2,781, because a nursing home there had jobs for them and agreed to provide housing and transportation to and from work. Because of Maine’s workforce shortage [would not be a shortage if they paid well!–ed], their employer, DLTC Health Care, which operates a chain of long-term care facilities, had been unable to find enough employees to hire in the local community.

Although the Kaluta family members have jobs and housing, their lives in Thomaston are tenuous, as a recent Maine Focus article details. [Be sure to see how much DLTC charges them for housing! I have a lot of sympathy for these refugees!—ed]

[….]

The Kalutas did have a caseworker from Catholic Charities who spoke one of their languages, Swahili, but he was located over 70 miles away in Portland. And the family didn’t trust him because he rarely answered their calls and he visited them only twice in Thomaston after they moved, according to the family.

[….]

The situation the Kalutas are in is working for their employer: The nursing home now has five people in positions it was otherwise unable to fill. But whether the situation can work for the family themselves — and for other families in the future — remains to be seen.

More here.

The governor of Maine did withdraw the state from the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program back in early November, but it only means that Catholic Charities (the same agency that screwed up with this family!) will run the program unless he joins Tennessee in a state’s rights lawsuit.

***Having had a mother in a nursing home not that long ago, the idea of people caring for elderly loved ones who do not understand English is an abomination. Elderly Americans have enough trouble communicating what is wrong with them in English, let alone forcing them to try to communicate with a non-English speaking refugee.

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, So what did they expect?, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 6 Comments »

European nationalists meet: European migration policy a daily disaster

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 21, 2017

Invasion of Europe news…..

Obviously timed to follow the Inauguration of Donald Trump, nationalist leaders from five European countries met in Koblenz, Germany today to declare a new day for Europe.

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#WeWillMakeOurCountriesGreatAgain (use the hashtag whenever you can!)

 

Representatives from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Austria declared that a “patriotic spring” was on the horizon for 2017.

From AP (emphasis is mine):

KOBLENZ, Germany — French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen declared Saturday that 2017 will be the “year of the awakening of the people of continental Europe” as she joined fellow nationalist leaders in Germany at the beginning of a year of high-stakes national elections.

The mood was celebratory a day after Donald Trump was sworn in as U.S. president, following a campaign buoyed by anti-establishment and protectionist themes.

“Yesterday, a new America. Today, hello Koblenz, a new Europe!”

Dutch anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders said as he opened his speech at a congress center on the banks of the Rhine river, under heavy security.

“The people of the west are awakening. They are throwing off the yoke of political correctness,” he said. “This year will be the year of the people … the year of liberation, the year of the patriotic spring.”

Wilders’ anti-Islam Party of Freedom could win the largest percentage of votes in the March 15 Dutch parliamentary election, though it is shunned by rivals and highly unlikely to be able to form a coalition. Le Pen is among top contenders in France’s April-May presidential vote. In September, Frauke Petry’s four-year-old Alternative for Germany party hopes to enter the German parliament.

The meeting of the Europe of Nations and Freedom group in the European Parliament also featured Matteo Salvini of Italy’s Northern League and Harald Vilimsky, the general secretary of Austria’s Freedom Party, which last year narrowly failed to win the country’s presidency.

“We are experiencing the end of one world and the birth of another,” Le Pen said. “We are experiencing the return of nation-states.”

The first “real blow to the old order” was last June’s British vote to leave the European Union, she said — followed closely by Trump’s election. The new U.S. president, she said, “will not support a system of oppression” in Europe.

More here.

They must turn the migrant tide back this year, or I can’t see how Europe survives!

Go here for our complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive.

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Numbers of refugees arriving this month are through the roof!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 20, 2017

In the last five days, the Obama Administration has admitted the astronomical number of 2,432 refugees.

Today is the big day! And, it feels like a huge holiday.  I wasn’t going to post anything since you will be glued to the tube, or maybe even in Washington, but I figured what the heck, I have news to report.

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Ha! Ha! It was a rush job, but we got as many in as we could since Election day!

On January 16th I told you that the daily average of arriving refugees had dropped from earlier in the fiscal year (the 2017 fiscal year began on October 1, 2016), but I checked Wrapsnet this morning and see I must revise that assessment!

As of today, Inauguration Day, we have admitted 29,895 refugees, that is a rate way above any numbers we have seen at least since the years preceding 9/11, see here.

As of January 15th, the number was 27,463.  That means in the last 5 days Obama admitted 2,432!

Trump Watch begins tomorrow!

Unless the data base disappears, I plan to begin reporting daily (starting tomorrow) overall numbers and numbers for specific nationalities in my Trump Watch series.

So here are some benchmarks for today for FY17:

Overall admissions: 29,895 (267 per day average)

Afghans: 748

Syrians: 4,588

Somalis: 3,806

Iraqis: 4,560

Here is where the Syrians (98% Muslim) have been placed between October 1, 2016 and January 20, 2017:

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If you can’t read Florida, it is 276. Alaska and Hawaii got zero Syrians so far.

I just had a look at our category, ‘Where to find information’ and there is a lot of good stuff posted there.

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Colonization, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Obama, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Trump Watch!, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 6 Comments »

Twin Falls, Idaho: Former Idaho Chief Justice calls out Breitbart and World Net Daily for their refugee coverage

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 19, 2017

jim-jones-2017-01-13-at-5-32-01-pmCalls those two national news outlets “outsiders,” and likens refugees from the Middle East to the South Vietnamese we took in decades ago. (OMG!)

He also says we broke Iraq (the whole Middle East), so those refugees are our responsibility too. Forever?

Let me be clear, we did not break Somalia, we did not break Syria, we did not break the DR Congo, and we did not break Burma or Bhutan either, so why are those refugees our responsibility? 

They are coming to America because the UN tells us what to do, and we do it!

Here is a portion of his press release from yesterday.  And you can read more about him at the Idaho Statesman here.

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The news release continues, click here.

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We have an extensive archive on Idaho here, including many posts from World Net Daily and Breitbart, two leading publications reporting on the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program where reporters have become experts on the USRAP (unlike Justice Jones).

Don’t miss World Net Daily reporter Leo Hohmann’s new book! “Stealth Invasion” here.

Now that the justice is retired he might like to educate himself and rethink shooting out press releases like the one above.

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The Africans are coming! Close the border Donald!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 18, 2017

Invasion of America news…..

Since when did Obamacare become President-elect Donald Trump’s #1 priority? That is all I hear now from the media.

Tens of thousands of people did not stand for hours in all sorts of weather to hear Trump talk about Obamacare. They came primarily because he said he would build the wall and stop immigration from terror-exporting countries!

We must secure our border with Mexico NOW!

Look at this article from the Saudi Gazette, and see how Mexico is facilitating African illegal aliens’ passage to our border:

As Europe tightens its borders to stem the influx of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, Hassan [the Somali star of this story.—ed] is part of a growing surge of people from African nations seeking new routes to flee poverty, war and persecution.

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Tapachula is on the border of Mexico and Guatemala.

Hassan had paid a human smuggler $1,000 to guide him overland through Central America to reach Mexico in the hope of crossing into the United States.

[….]

The routes to Europe have become more difficult, said Claudette Walls, head of the field office for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mexico’s city of Tapachula.

“What’s happening in the Mediterranean is that it’s becoming more and more hazardous and difficult to take that route,” Walls said.

“Through Latin America coming all the way up to Mexico and then on to the U.S. has become another route,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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Claudette Walls: It is getting harder to get into Europe so they are headed to the US through Mexico.

Many migrants from Africa fly to Ecuador and Brazil where few visa restrictions allow an easy point of entry into the Americas.

[….]

Immigration officials first noticed African migrants arriving in Mexico in 2013, when around six trickled in a day, mainly through Tapachula along Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala.

Hundreds now turn up every day. Last year between 150 to 700 African migrants arrived per day at Tapachula – with a total of 19,000 migrants arriving from Africa and Haiti in 2016 – according to Mexican government figures.

Mexico gives the invader a 20-day pass in order to cross Mexico and reach the US border!

With few diplomatic ties with African nations, it is difficult for the Mexican authorities to deport illegal migrants from Africa home.

As a result, many African migrants are given a temporary transit permit, giving them 20 days to leave Mexico. In practice this allows them to continue their journey towards the United States border without being detained by immigration officials.

The article is written in such a way as to make us feel sympathy for the aliens just because their trip was so difficult. A difficult trip does not transform an illegal alien into a ‘refugee.’

But, who is paying these supposedly impoverished Africans to make the trip! Hassan spent $10,000 to get to our border!

Hassan reached Mexico in December, after a four month journey that included a flight from Somalia to Brazil, and then across seven countries on bus, boat and foot. He has spent $10,000 so far, hiding dollar bills in his underwear and socks.

Continue reading here for more details.

We admit thousands of Somalis each year through the legal refugee process (which of course should be stopped). Why aren’t they in the legal flow to your towns? We can only assume there is something very undesirable about them!

Five years ago, in 2011, we urged Congress to investigate who is paying for and helping Africans and others from places like the Middle East reach our US border where they then meet up with immigration lawyers and begin the asylum process.

Europe made a huge mistake by not stopping the invasion years ago, see here.

 Where are you Congress?

Posted in Africa, Asylum seekers, Colonization, Crimes, Immigration fraud, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, South America, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society bringing Syrian Muslims to Philly

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 17, 2017

This is a longish story meant to be warm and fuzzy about how the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society*** is injecting diversity into crime-ridden Philly.  That should be really good for the struggling African Americans there, but who cares about them, HIAS is being paid to do a job.  This is a business.

The reporter has the facts down fairly well and I recommend reading it, especially for Pennsylvania residents who should know that your state is in the top ten resettlement states in the nation right now.

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HIAS’s Philly rep Rona Buchalter is worried about what Trump will do once he arrives at the White House. Bio and photo are at HIAS’s website: http://hiaspa.org/rona-buchalter

I quibble with the selective reporting here where we are told that the refugees get $1,125 each (from US taxpayers). To be completely accurate it should be mentioned that the contractor (HIAS here) gets an equal amount for its payment to do their ‘charitable’ work.  All of the contractors are quaking in their boots now as the wait to see what Donald Trump does after Friday because cutting the numbers means cutting their income!

HIAS Pennsylvania is an affiliate of one of those nine organizations that receives funding from the U.S. Department of State to resettle refugees. They are funded to provide initial casework and help refugees spend $1,125 per person they get in assistance from the government to pay for housing, groceries, bills and other necessities. From there, it’s enrolling kids in school, finding adults work and getting families integrated into their communities. Quickly.

By the way, I once had an American, who was trying to help a new refugee family in his neighborhood, contact me to ask why the refugee doesn’t get the full $2,250 because the contractor was not helping the family. Why? This is a business!

How many Syrians since the beginning of the 2017 fiscal year?

I haven’t checked the Syrian numbers at Wrapsnet lately, so checked just now.

In the first 3 and 1/2 months of the fiscal year (it began on Oct. 1, 2016) we have admitted 4,005 Syrians, and 98% are Muslims.

Here is where they were ‘planted’ in Pennsylvania from October 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017:

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98% of Syrians arriving in US are Muslims.

 

For new readers, know that it was HIAS which first directed the Southern Poverty Law Center to investigate RRW, see here.

***They don’t want to be called by their full name anymore, they changed it to HIAS (why was that?).

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Obama’s damn Australia ‘refugee’ swap deal must be killed!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 16, 2017

I thought this thing was dead until I happened across this story at the Financial Review by Dougal Robinson from Melbourne, Australia.

The nerve of Aussie’s suggesting that if the US reneged on the deal, this might strain relations with Australia.

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Is Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull blackmailing Donald Trump into taking 1000 of Australia’s detained FAILED asylum seekers, or is a “research fellow” running his mouth at the Financial Review?

See our previous posts on the insane deal, here (posts dated 2016 and 2017).

Remember when you read this that we are talking about illegal aliens who attempted to get to Australia, but that country refused to admit them to their mainland and they are in detention elsewhere.

The Australians did not want these mostly Muslim illegal aliens!  They were not granted asylum in Australia! So why are they our problem?

This has got to stop! There should be no DEALS involving refugees where our US State Department wants something from another country, but those getting shafted and suffering the consequences are local communities that must put up with unwanted aliens moving to their towns!

Here is what the Financial Review said three days ago.  Damn it! These are NOT REFUGEES, they failed Australia’s asylum process!  (Emphasis below is mine, you can tell I’m outraged when I write in red!)

Australian diplomats in Washington face an unenviable assignment: to convince the incoming Trump administration that more than 1000 refugees on Manus Island and Nauru should be resettled in the United States. While the Australian government wants the planned refugee resettlement to occur, circumstances will force it to consider the importance of this issue relative to many other topics needing discussion with the new administration.

The refugee resettlement deal, announced by the Turnbull government and Obama administration after November’s presidential election, faces growing opposition among members of Mr Trump’s party. Three congressional Republicans have already stated their opposition to the deal. If more Republicans express similarly critical views in coming days and weeks, it will become increasingly difficult for Mr Trump to carry out an Obama-era agreement that seems at odds with his comments on refugees and Muslim immigration. [Note that Obama’s State Dept. made the deal AFTER the election!—ed]

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Author Dougal Robinson calls Rep. Brian Babin a “hard-right” Congressman and says he (a “junior member of Congress”) surely does not have Trump’s ear. Babin called the deal “madness” just last week.

Brian Babin, a hard-right Texas congressman and member of the House Freedom Caucus, said he was “confident President-elect Trump will do everything in his power to put an immediate stop” to a refugee deal he described as “madness”. It is improbable that Babin, a junior member of Congress first elected in 2014, was foreshadowing the internal thinking of incoming Trump administration officials who are invariably focused on other priorities.

Of more concern are the other outspoken opponents of the deal: Senator Chuck Grassley and Representative Bob Goodlatte, influential Republicans who have spent several decades in Congress….

[….]

Australia will in all likelihood be asked to do much more than foot the bill for vetting and resettling the refugees in the United States, and accepting US-controlled refugees from Central America into Australia as currently planned will do little to assuage the new administration. A new commitment could be needed on one of Trump’s priorities, such as increased Australian engagement in the fight against ISIS. In these circumstances, the Trump administration could sell the resettlement as a pre-done agreement and point to an enhanced Australian alliance commitment. Security concerns could be alleviated by references to comprehensive vetting by Homeland Security officials and Australia’s strict standards on border control. [So Australia wouldn’t help fight ISIS unless we take 1,000 mostly Muslims that Australia doesn’t want!—ed]

Confirming that Trump can do what he wants with refugee admissions, this sounds like a threat from the Financial Review (or whoever they are writing this for!):

A final scenario is that this becomes a totemic issue due to Trump’s focus on immigration and ISIS. If several more Republicans in Congress, especially the senior and influential types, speak out against the deal then its fate may be sealed. As President, Trump can unilaterally scrap the deal without congressional approval. (Professor Niels Frenzen, an immigration expert at the University of Southern California school of law, notes that overseas refugee admissions are “pretty much subject to the unfettered discretion of the President”.) Such a rejection would be humiliating and problematic for Australia, a loyal US ally, and dominate evolving discussions of the alliance.

Sounds like blackmail to me!

More here.

Once again, Obama is leaving Trump with a foreign relations problem wholly of Obama’s making!

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Minneapolis City Council: Please send Syrian Muslims to our city!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 14, 2017

As if they don’t have enough problems with the tens of thousands of Somalis living in Minnesota, the Minneapolis city council passed a resolution yesterday, welcoming Syrians to join the gang in Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges (right) in Somali language Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3po7RG2Eyc

Frankly, I’ve wondered why so few Syrians have been sent (by the US State Department) to Minnesota so far and wondered if the DOS was worried that there could possibly be some tensions created with the added diversity in the city where Somalis are king.

Arab Muslims (98% of Syrians entering US right now are Muslim) and black Africans aren’t always the best of friends, and the Syrians will add competition for the same welfare dollars as the Somalis enjoy now.

See screenshot from Wrapsnet.org below showing how many Syrians have been placed in Minnesota.  I went back to FY2012 and only these few are recorded so far (with none in FY 2017 to date).

From Minneapolismn.gov:

The Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges approved a resolution today supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Minneapolis and calling on other Minnesota communities to support a national effort to resettle the country’s most vulnerable refugees.

The resolution notes that “hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees are making life and death decisions to flee Syria and neighboring countries because they are unable to access shelter, health care, education or protection, and neighboring countries have closed their borders to new arrivals.”

[….]

More than 14,000 Syrian refugees have resettled in the United States since the beginning of the conflict in 2011. The Twin Cities is a leader in welcoming refugees and has resettled more than 12,500 refugees from 40 countries, including Syria, since 2011. [Only 5 from Syria have been placed in Minnesota so far—-ed]

“Minneapolis has long stood as a place of welcome for refugees from throughout the world, including those seeking resettlement from Syria,” said Mayor Betsy Hodges. “Today we restate our City’s commitment to welcome Syrian families to make homes and new lives here.”

Continue reading here.

Here below is the screenshot from Wrapsnet.org (US State Department’s data base for arriving refugees):

 

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None were recorded in the previous three fiscal years. And none have been placed so far in the first three months of FY17.

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