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Posts Tagged ‘Burmese refugees’

A reader asks: Who is resettling refugees in North Carolina?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 27, 2018

And, part 2 of reader Robert’s question was: How can I find out where those Aussie detainees will be placed in my state?

Robert’s question was in response to this post:

Flight glitch causes some delay as Australia’s rejected ‘refugees’ head to US

I’m glad he asked because it reminds me that there are so many people reading RRW now who haven’t been with me for the last almost 11 years and so they have missed information previously posted.

First, a reminder that at the top of RRW (under the header) is a page entitled: FAQS! Finding Stuff.  I think most of you will find something useful there. And, if you are just relying on e-mail notices about each of my posts and not coming to the blog, you are missing a lot.  (Even if you aren’t on twitter, if you come to RRW you will see my twitter feed in the right hand column and see other related news that I don’t have time to post!)

Linked in FAQS! is the US State Department’s State-by-State index of refugee contractors working in your states. I don’t know how thorough they are with keeping it updated, you may find errors in contact information and phone numbers.

burmese-biter

Writing about NC reminds me: Does anyone know whatever happened to the Burmese biter who was being resettled in NC last spring?   https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/burmese-biter-was-headed-for-new-bern-nc-are-we-importing-mentally-ill-in-refugee-program/

But, before I post the offices in North Carolina—a state with a huge number of contractors at work—on the issue of where the Australian rejected ‘refugees’ are going, I doubt you will find out.

If you called each office in NC, they will tell you you can’t have that information (privacy). The only possibility of finding out is if some local newspaper is inquisitive enough, but expect any story to be of the squishy PC variety.

You might consider contacting your members of Congress and see if they can find out. They likely won’t have any more luck than you, but it will be a good lesson (for them) in how this program is run so secretively.

Also, since there are large numbers of Burmese refugees in NC already, look to the Rohingya (Burmese Muslims) we have been told are coming from Australia to be placed in Burmese communities even though we know that Burmese Christians fear the Rohingya refugees.

The Burmese Rohingya Muslims are not on the Trump “banned” countries list.

Eight of nine federal contractors*** are working in North Carolina attesting to the fact that the state has rolled out the welcome mat!

Here are screenshots of the federal contractors’ contact information for North Carolina (a state they are turning blue through immigration).

In the left hand corner, as in this first screenshot, is each subcontractor’s primary contractor.

See the contractor list at the end of this post. The only tricky one is Episcopal Migration Ministries which often hides behind its other name: Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS).

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See my NC archive by clicking here.

Knowledge is power!

I urge all of you to use the FAQS! here at the top of the page and do some research. Then type your state’s name into my search window and find out what I’ve reported from your state during the last ten plus years!

***These are the nine federal contractors that monopolize all US resettlement. Only the IRC is absent from NC. Number in parenthesis is the amount of federal dollars (your money) going to their budgets.

Don’t miss this post about Church World Service yesterday.

 

Posted in Australia, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Rohingya Reports, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, What you can do, Where to find information | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

WaPo: Just some guy who jumped out of a plane in North Carolina

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 3, 2017

WaPo: Ton Lon Sein just some random guy who doesn’t speak English

Just now I thought I would see if there is anything new about Tun Lon Sein, the Burmese refugee who arrived in North Carolina a week ago on a flight to America that originated in Thailand (there are UN camps for Burmese in Thailand), and who proceeded to jump out of a plane onto the tarmac in Charlotte after trying to bite a flight attendant attempting to restrain him.

WaPo reporter, Avi Selk, left out most important fact about Burmese biter in his story last week—he is a ‘screened refugee’ being resettled in NC by the US State Department through a contracted resettlement agency.

I guess they haven’t found an interpreter for his dialect and thus haven’t brought him before a  judge yet (let me know if you see that news), but I did spot this Washington Post article from May 27th with more details of his sprint across the tarmac.

Is he nuts, a criminal, or perhaps he simply didn’t want to be a refugee to America?

WaPo a day late and a dollar short!

What is missing from the WaPo account is something that was known to the local media published in Charlotte the day before the WaPo report—Sein is a refugee being resettled in the US by Episcopal Migration Ministries through the US (Trump) State Department.

Why did the WaPo reporter Avi Selk leave the all important ‘R’ word from his report? (Or did his editors?)  Didn’t he know how to use google? Instead his ‘news’ is fleshed-out with reports on other recent scary airline incidents with passengers.

For more on the Burmese refugee’s origins, see my report last week, here.

Now, see Selk’s story where you have to get to the very end to see any reference to the fact that Sein was from somewhere else in the world (Selk even had the affidavit that local media in Charlotte must have had!):

According to the affidavit, he was midway through a journey that began overseas and spoke “little or no English” during the incident.

So is it any wonder that the refugee industry activists are out telling anyone who will listen that refugees who have been screened-in to America, don’t commit crimes and are not terrorists? 

It is because the news they read (and watch) isn’t telling the whole truth (and if the activists know the truth they are hoping the general public doesn’t find out!).

And this is too juicy!  See the WaPo banner! Democracy Dies in Darkness! Wow!

 

 

Come-on WaPo, how about some serious, unbiased and truthful investigative work for a change!

For a little summer reading, see my ‘refugee crimes’ category with 2,101 posts extending back almost ten years!

Posted in Crimes, diversity's dark side, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, The Opposition | Tagged: , , | 6 Comments »

Ohio Somali slasher said he was angry because Buddhists in Burma mistreated Rohingya Muslims

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 30, 2016

So why is that our problem?

After all we admitted 18,000 Burmese Muslims to the US since 2006!

(Well, no one said this guy was brilliant after all!)

This is my fourth post of the day on how the Somali Islamic terrorist attack on Monday has inspired the news media in so many different directions.  See here, here, and here.

no-rohingya-islamists-in-myanmar

Buddhist monks in Burma in 2012 made it pretty clear they didn’t want the Muslim Rohingya in their country. Gee, maybe the Somali slasher story confirms why the Buddhists are so worried about devout Rohingya populating Burma.

This is a Reuters story that reports that the Ohio State Somali slasher had reached a “boiling point.”

One thing he was angry about was what he claims is happening to Rohingya Muslims in Burma. So, of course the logical conclusion is to go out and try to mow down American students with your car and slash as many of them as you can. (I’m going to bet his victims have no clue who the Rohingya are!).

But we do!

For over 8 years we have been trying to get the attention of some in government to question why we are bringing any Rohingya Muslims to the US. 

The Somali slasher should have thanked America because we have admitted over 18,000 of them to Anytown, US since 2006!  The devout Rohingya have been wandering all over Southeast Asia for years and frankly they can’t be screened any better than the Syrians because the Buddhist government in Burma or the Muslim government in Bangladesh have few records (if any!) on them.

I predict that some of the ‘stateless’ migrants in the Australia deal are actually Rohingya.

For inquisitive minds! We have an entire category devoted to the Rohingya with 192 previous posts, see here.  Don’t miss this early one where Time magazine warned that Rohingya were radicalized.

Here is what Reuters said of the Somali slasher’s motives for trying to kill his fellow students:

ARTAN SPOKE OF “BOILING POINT”

Investigators were looking into a message posted on Facebook by Artan that contained inflammatory statements about being “sick and tired” of seeing Muslims killed and reaching a “boiling point,” a law enforcement source said.

“Stop the killing of the Muslims in Burma,” Artan said in the Facebook post.

Violence in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, has sent Rohingya Muslims fleeing across the border to Bangladesh amid allegations of abuses by security forces.

I’m not going to rehash my Rohingya Reports archive. But, I do want to point you to this post from May 2013 in which we reported that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops testified to the US State Department that the Bishops wanted more Rohingya placed in America (I was there in person to hear this!—ed)

Looking at the data at Wrapsnet (Refugee Processing Center) for the last ten years we note that there was a drop in Burmese Muslim resettlement in 2010, 2011 and 2012, but the resettlement picked up dramatically again beginning in 2013.

289 Burmese Muslims were resettled in America in the first 6 weeks of this fiscal year.

To the incoming Trump team: It is not only Syrians who can’t be thoroughly vetted, the Burmese/Bangladeshi Rohingya can’t be either!

Posted in Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Rohingya Reports | Tagged: , , , , | 21 Comments »

Four cases of active TB reported in refugees in Indiana!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 22, 2016

TB AlertYikes! Literally moments after posting my previous post on Tuberculosis in the US refugee population, up pops another shocking report from Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart with the news that yes, indeed, there is active TB in the refugee community (at least in Indiana!).

Just a reminder, in 2007, it was news from Indiana, from Ft. Wayne to be exact, that alarmed me and was part of the inspiration for me to continue writing this blog.  See that original post here (Ft. Wayne freaking out!).

Now to Breitbart:

Four refugees sent to Indiana by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in 2015 were diagnosed with active tuberculosis once they arrived in the Hoosier State, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

Active tuberculosis (TB) is infectious, while so-called “latent TB” is not infectious. But 10 percent of those infected with latent TB develop active infectious TB.

In 2015, almost 400 migrants with latent TB settled in Indiana, according to state records. The state’s TB rate had declined for the 54 years up to 2010, but it now increasing as more migrants settle in the state.

Continue here.  You don’t want to miss this!

Be sure to note the large percentage of refugees who arrived in the state and were never health-screened at all after arriving.

Posted in Changing the way we live, health issues, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 7 Comments »

Iowa jobs programs for refugees could cost state taxpayers hundreds of thousands

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 4, 2016

The story is from the Des Moines Register today (hat tip: Joanne).

State Senator Bob Dvorsky

Iowa State Senator Janet Petersen (D) is working to find the money for more refugee “services” in the state budget.

Hey, folks in Montana and Wyoming, listen up!  When the wannabe refugee contractors tell you that the refugee resettlement program for your state will cost your state and local taxpayers zip, zero, nada, refer your elected officials to this article about the need for a jobs program and more “services” for the 10,000 refugees who have been placed in the state.  (Apparently the meatpacker employers don’t pay enough!)

$350,000 is being sought from the state legislature to help fund RefugeeRise and it’s “advocacy” efforts on behalf of (mostly Burmese?) refugees who don’t have enough “services.”

Of course, the first question I have is where is the refugee resettlement agency that placed them in the first place, aren’t they already being paid to help refugees get “services” and jobs?

RefugeeRise appears to me to be yet one more taxpayer-funded subsidiary of an expanding refugee industry.

This is, after all, an industry!

Posted in Legal immigration and jobs, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , | 6 Comments »

Springfield, Massachusetts: Refugees arrested for hunting in public park

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 31, 2015

Check out this story!

They weren’t hunting rabbits or deer, but birds, turtles and frogs! With slingshots!  What the heck, where is their resettlement agency?  Doesn’t it teach them that this isn’t done in America?  Aren’t they being fed enough, they get food stamps!

And, what must the environmentalists of Massachusetts be thinking?  Where is PETA, by the way?

 

Springfield burmese

Burmese Karen refugees arrested for killing animals with slingshots: From left are Hsa Wah, Kehney Moo and Patty Poo

 

Longtime readers know that Springfield, MA (in the land of Ted Kennedy the ‘brains’ behind the Refugee Act of 1980) has been a ‘pocket of resistance’ to more refugee resettlement as the Mayor has begged the resettlement contractors to slow the flow to the overloaded town.

See our complete Springfield archive here.

Previously we learned that the resettlement agencies working in Springfield included  Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts and the renamed Lutheran Social Service of New England (see here where the CEO of Ascentria Care, the new name, says refugee resettlement is BIG BUSINESS!).  Clearly they are doing a pretty awful job of assimilating the refugees they resettle!

Here is the news at MassLive.com (hat tip: Jill):

SPRINGFIELD – Three men were arrested and charged with illegally hunting in Forest Park Wednesday afternoon after police allegedly found them in the park shooting animals with slingshots.

The three men, Patty Poo, 54, of 211 Oakland St., Kehney Moo, 38, of 83 Acushnet Ave., and Hsa Wah, 60 of 85 Acushnet Ave., were each charged with cruelty to animals, hunting without a license, violation of Forest Park hunting ordinances, and breach of the peace while armed with a sling shot.

According to Springfield Police spokesman Sgt. John Delaney, police were called to a section of Forest Park at about 2:15 p.m. after receiving calls about people seen hunting birds in the park.

Officers responded to the area and found Wah, Moo and Poo with a bag containing dead turtles, frogs and birds, Delaney said.

The three were armed with slingshots and were apparently using small rocks and auto lug nuts for ammunition, he said.

Be sure to see this story at MassLive about how much commentary this story has generated.  And, note that the case is on hold because a proper translator must be found!

Remember ‘welcoming’ communities!  You must pay for interpreters when your refugees get in trouble with the law, have problems with medical care, and have issues in the school system!

Maybe the resettlement contractor responsible for the trio should be billed for their court costs instead of the taxpayer!

About the Burmese refugees….

We are told that these three are Karen (Christian) Burmese.  They make up most of probably the largest ethnic group we have resettled since 2005.  (Although Iraqi refugees are catching up).

How many Burmese refugees are we taking?

The mostly Christian Burmese are one of the largest (if not the largest) ethnic group of refugees we have resettled since 2005 (I checked the data from January 2005 until May 1, 2015).

This is what I learned:  We resettled 140,812 Burmese refugees since 2005.

This surprised me:  In that number were 12,615 Burmese Muslims!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 5 Comments »

In refugee-saturated Buffalo, NY, violence leaves Burmese refugee paralyzed

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 30, 2015

This is a story we have written before, not the specific refugee nor the specific city, but the story about violence perpetrated against refugees as the resettlement contractors overload poor neighborhoods with third world refugees (many of whom have lived protected lives in UN camps) who don’t know how to live among thugs who are not at all moved by the multi-culti myth that diversity brings strength.

There are too many diverse ethnic groups being dumped into cities across the country by Federal resettlement contractors (they call themselves VOLAGs. They are anything but Voluntary!) and the US State Department where the ‘humanitarians’ apparently believe that a melting pot still exists, melting will happen, and everyone will live happily ever after.

See our many posts on problems in Buffalo, NY, here.

By the way, Buffalo political leaders think the many immigrants are going to save their city.  But, be sure to check out what is happening in another New York city—Utica—-the town that “loves refugees” where the city has sued the state of New York for more tax payer funding as its school system is deteriorating due to a large influx of needy children from the third world.   Ten years ago, the UNHCR gave Utica the title and used their report on Utica as propaganda around the country to convince other towns and cities to “welcome” refugees.

From the Buffalo News:

Only after laborious therapy has the Burmese immigrant of Karen ethnicity regained movement in his right arm. The comfortable room is not in a hotel, but in Terrace View nursing home near Erie County Medical Center. Wah has been hospitalized since a mugging last June left him paralyzed, a disheartening symbol of the assaults and break-ins afflicting the immigrant population on Buffalo’s West Side.

Burmese refugee left paralyzed after beating in Buffalo.

The county executive last week celebrated the recent influx of immigrants, which has staunched the county’s three-decade population bleed. The other side of the immigrant story is K’Paw Wah. He was born and raised in a Thai refugee camp, after his parents fled from oppressive Burmese rulers. He and his two daughters four years ago followed his older brother to Buffalo.

Wah’s dream of freedom ended violently. Heading home from a West Side convenience store late one night, he was jumped by at least two men with, he recalled, “their faces covered.” The attackers, Wah told me in halting but clear English, threw him hard to the ground, breaking his neck.

Is your town considering “welcoming” refugees?

If so remember you will need more funding, more police, more translators, etc. etc.

Wah’s fate is the grimmest reminder of the fragility of the immigrant population. Buffalo’s West Side is the end point for Burmese, Somalis, Burundi and other newcomers. Circumstances render them vulnerable and tough to protect. Language barriers, a lack of translators and a distrust of police related to abuse in their homeland contribute to their problems. Critics say police and city officials have been slow to respond to the challenge. Dozens of frustrated Burmese went public with their complaints this month at a Common Council meeting.

Lisa Strand said similar community outreaches the past several months have spurred good-faith efforts from police.

“There’s recently been a lot of progress,” said Strand, attorney for Buffalo’s Legal Aid Bureau. “But the police need a formal translator-access plan and to grasp the larger scope of this.”

Who is responsible for overloading Buffalo with refugees?

Remember that we told you last week that Lutheran Social Service is responsible for the Somalis in St. Cloud, well, whew! look at this! We have five of the nine major contractors divvying up what must be a large flow of refugees to Buffalo (and LOL! I bet they each fight to keep their number of paying ‘clients’ up).  From the very handy US State Department list of subcontractors with offices in 180 or so US cities:

CWS (Church World Service)
NY-CWS-07: Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc
Address:
Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214-2152
Phone:
716-882-4963

DFMS (Episcopal Migration Ministries has changed its name to: Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America)
NY-DFMS-07: Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc
Address:
2459 Main Street, Suite 317
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone:
716-882-4963

HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society which recently dropped the ‘Hebrew’ from its name!)
NY-HIAS-06: Jewish Family Service Of Buffalo And Erie County
Address:
70 Barker Street
Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone:
716-883-1914

USCCB (US Conference of Catholic Bishops)
NY-USCCB-02: Refugee Assistance Program Catholic Charities
Address:
20 Herkimer Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone:
716-842-0270

USCRI (US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants)
NY-USCRI-02: International Institute Of Buffalo, Inc.
Address:
864 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone:
716-883-1900

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Who is going where | Tagged: , | Comments Off on In refugee-saturated Buffalo, NY, violence leaves Burmese refugee paralyzed

In refugee-saturated North Carolina, Burmese refugee kills Burmese children in his neighborhood

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 18, 2015

Update March 19th:  See refugee agency “disturbed” and quick to say refugees have criminal background checks before arriving in the US.  So what about mental illness screening?  The victims had only been in the US for just a little over 4 months.

He was described as crazy and people feared him.

So the next time a resettlement contractor tells you that refugees are screened before entering the US, remember that mental illness is obviously not a bar to admission.

The accused murderer, 18 year old Eh Lar Doh Htoo is believed to be Karen (Christian).

Although this creep doesn’t appear to be a Muslim as was the Burmese child murderer in Utah, Esar Met, he should never have been allowed into the US.  His mental problems were likely apparent to his interviewers as were Met’s.

From the Charlotte Observer (hat tip: Cathy):

NEW BERN, N.C.

A Burmese immigrant accused of stabbing three young brothers to death had scared a different neighborhood family by knocking on their door several times in the middle of the night.

“He’s crazy,” neighbor Ner Wah said Wednesday. “I told my wife: ‘Be careful. Don’t answer the door.'”

The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Eh Lar Doh Htoo, attacked a Burmese family in their home Tuesday night with a knife, killing the brothers — ages 1, 5 and 12, police said. When officers arrived, he was still holding the knife, New Bern Police Chief Toussaint Summers Jr. told The Associated Press.

Htoo also wounded the brothers’ mother and their 14-year-old sister. Police said they don’t know a motive for the attack and a language barrier hampered their investigation.   [Expensive interpreters will be called in and you, the taxpayer, pay for that service—ed]

[….]

New Bern is a coastal town and home to about 1,900 Burmese refugees, who resettled in the area after fleeing persecution from the country once called Burma.

[….]

Susan Husson, executive director of the Interfaith Refugee Ministry in New Bern, said the victims’ family and the suspect’s family likely came through her office before settling in New Bern, but she didn’t know them personally.

20,581 refugees were resettled in North Carolina since January 2005. 7,432 of them were Burmese.

Interfaith Refugee Ministry

On this last point (above) two comments:  First, interesting that they must resettle so many refugees in New Bern that the director doesn’t even know the people she has brought to the city.  And, then reader Cathy pointed out that maybe people are catching on and someone directed this reporter to the agency responsible for bringing them to New Bern— Interfaith Refugee Ministry.  It used to be very rare for reporters to figure out there was an agency involved when refugees ‘find their way’ to this town or that town.

Checking a recent Form 990 for Interfaith Refugee Ministry, we learned that they took in $1,138,222 one recent year and $1,054,809 came to them from you—via government grants.  They are 93% funded by taxpayer dollars, therefore they are an arm of the federal government, not a charitable ‘church’ group!

How many Burmese Muslims are entering the US?

Again, the accused killer is being described as belonging to the Karen ethnic group which are Christians.

However, I was recently shocked doing some numbers research to learn that the US admitted 1,439 Burmese Muslims to the US in 2014 alone.

North Carolina is not in the Top Ten resettlement states, but falls just short of making the list, here, at number twelve.

Posted in Christian refugees, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , , | 5 Comments »

Denver: Wanted! More information on Zar Yar and Yer Zit

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 9, 2014

Seems they are Burmese refugees arrested on a possible homicide charge, but there is so little news on the arrest that happened last week, that we think there must be more to the story.  The victim is believed to be an Asian and we know that the court has to find a Burmese interpreter, and that is about all we know.

Back in 2009 we learned about Burmese and Bhutanese resettlement in Denver when the refugees were regularly being attacked by thugs after being placed in low-income neighborhoods. http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14053322

If you see more on the case, please let us know.

Here is a local Denver blog referencing the case.  Westword (hat tip ‘pungentpeppers’):

Thus far, authorities have been stingy with information about a homicide that took place late this past Thursday night. The victim has yet to be identified, and while two men — Zar Yar and Yer Zit — have reportedly been arrested in connection with the crime, no photos or additional details have been shared. Here’s what we know thus far.Thus far, authorities have been stingy with information about a homicide that took place late this past Thursday night. The victim has yet to be identified, and while two men — Zar Yar and Yer Zit — have reportedly been arrested in connection with the crime, no photos or additional details have been shared. Here’s what we know thus far.

[….]

….. law enforcers weren’t sure if a crime had been committed. But yesterday, CBS4 divulged that Zar Yar and Yer Zit had been taken into custody in relation to the death, which it defined as a homicide.

Nothing more about the suspects has surfaced beyond the station’s revelation that an advisement in the case had been put off until today to allow the court to find a “Burmese interpreter.”

We know a lot of Burmese of all sorts (and Bhutanese) have been resettled in Denver.  Reporters should check the resettlement contractors there for more on Yar and  Zit.

Also, keep in mind that taxpayers in “welcoming” communities must pay for interpreters for refugees facing legal charges.

Here is some contact information for resettlement contractors in Denver. Somebody knows Yar and Zit.  Why there are two offices for the Lutherans is beyond me, but keep in mind this is the same Lutheran outfit wanting to set up shop in Wyoming, here.

DFMS
CO-DFMS-01: Ecumenical Refugee Services
Address:
1600 Downing Street, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80218
Phone:
303-860-0128

 

ECDC
CO-ECDC-01: ECDC African Community Center
Address:
5250 Leetsdale Drive, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80246
Phone:
303-399-4500

 

LIRS
CO-LIRS-01: Lutheran Family Services Of Colorado
Address:
1600 Downing Street, Ste 600
Denver, CO 80218
Phone:
303-980-5400 ext 182

 

LIRS
CO-LIRS-03: Lutheran Family Services Of Colorado
Address:
363 S. Harlan Street, Suite 105
Denver, CO 80226
Phone:
303-217-5846

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities | Tagged: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Austin, MN: Meatpackers changing the demographics of American towns

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 15, 2014

There is nothing earth-shattering in this article from MPR News, but it’s just further evidence of the role the meatpacking industry is playing in changing towns in America’s heartland with its avaricious desire for cheap labor—refugee labor!  (Remember Senator Sessions called the meatpackers out here last year as a driving force behind amnesty).

We have been following this topic for going on seven years first brought to our attention by the turmoil created by Somali workers demanding workplace accommodation for their ‘religious’ requirements.  We have an entire category entitled, Greeley/Swift/Somali controversy, where we archived posts on the topic.

But, you know what is really funny (sort of) is that the meatpackers apparently got sick of the Somali workers in some places and must have asked the US State Department (and their contractors***) for some more docile workers like these Burmese Karen Christians or the mostly Hindu Bhutanese refugees we have been bringing in ever since Bush “welcomed” them in 2007.

The refugees are basically cheap, legal, captive laborers which you subsidize through the myriad social services they receive (see our fact sheet for the list of welfare programs open to refugees).

 

The largest employer in Austin, MN, Hormel and Quality Pork. Photo from a NYT article in 2008 about a mystery illness there. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/05/health/05pork.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

From MPR News (hat tip: Deb):

St. Paul is home to the largest Karen population in the country. But in recent years, Austin has attracted hundreds of the Karen and Karenni people.

Austin, a meatpacking town that has seen big demographic changes in the last few decades, started attracting workers from Mexico and Latin America in the early 1990s, followed by a wave of African immigrants. [The meatpackers used illegal labor from south of the border until the feds clamped down and then they discovered refugee labor thanks to Bill Clinton—ed]

The city’s growing Karen population is the first influx of minorities that has not been Latino or African, and the change has come fast.

According to the city’s Welcome Center, the number of Karen and Karenni residents in Austin nearly tripled to 1,224 this year, up from 463 in 2012. Driven out of their long-adopted home of Myanmar to camps in Thailand, the members of the two groups are flowing to the United States as refugees.

That means they can work legally, and some have replaced other immigrants at workplaces like Austin’s Hormel and Quality Pork processing plants, Austin schools superintendent David Krenz said.

Of course this massive plant in Austin would not have had Somali workers in the first place!  (Pork of course!).

The Minnesota resettlement agencies affiliated with the federal government are listed here.  They are subcontractors of the big Volags below.  BTW, they call themselves Voluntary Agencies (Volags), but that is an obvious misnomer as most are nearly completely funded by tax dollars.

***The federal migrant resettlement contractors which we have followed for years (Grant recipient big dogs (devouring federal cash) Baptist Child and Family Services and Southwest Key Programs  are new on the scene in recent years and mostly due to UACs.):

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