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Did Minneapolis Somali woman marry her brother to get him in to US?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 20, 2016

Sheesh!  See if you can figure out the marital status of the highly touted first Somali woman to win an important election in Minnesota.

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Minnesota’s changing electorate: Ilhan Omar supporters cheer earlier this year. Photo Star Tribune http://www.startribune.com/support-in-metro-areas-helped-sanders-rubio-win-in-minnesota/370878581/#8

Here is how Leo Hohmann describes the latest twists and turns in the story at World Net Daily:

America’s soon-to-be first female Muslim legislator has a problem on her hands.

She’s accused of being married to two men, at the same time, including one who may be her brother. The second marriage was allegedly a sham, meant to deceive the U.S. government’s immigration system, allowing him to emigrate from the United Kingdom, according to local Minneapolis media.

But Ilhan Omar, a 33-year-old Somali refugee who was the victor in Minnesota’s Aug. 9 Democratic primary, denies the story, issuing a statement calling it “categorically false” and based on “absurd rumors that don’t bear repeating.” She charged those raising the issue are “racists” using “Donald Trump tactics” to drive a wedge between various demographic segments of Minnesota voters.

Continue reading and see if you can figure out what is going on!

History of immigration fraud with Somali refugees

I’m quoted in here about the widespread fraud that saw possibly as many as 20,000 Somalis get in to the US prior to 2008 by lying about their family relationships.  In an episode the US State Department and its resettlement contractors would like to forget, the so-called ‘P-3 family reunification program’ was closed to Somalis and a few other African groups for four years (from 2008-2012).

We have an extensive archive of stories on the scandal, click here for more.

The US State Department never went back to find and deport those who so flagrantly broke US immigration law.

Posted in Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , | 6 Comments »

Trump focuses on Minnesota Somali problem in advance of trip there in two weeks

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 7, 2016

Update August 10th:  Somali reaction in Maine to Trump’s comments, here.

Sometimes you just want to scream when you read Leftwing (Progressive) media reports like this one.  It begins in the usual style they must teach in J-school!  Sympathetic refugee STORY to soften readers up so that their main point (in this case that Donald Trump has it all wrong) goes down easier.

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Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges threatens Trump in tweet: : “Donald Trump, do not go after Minnesota and our Somali population. Just don’t.”

The first thing I looked for was any mention of the marauding gang of Somalis that terrorized the Lake Calhoun suburb just a few weeks ago—not a word!

And, once again we see a mayor who shows no concern for constituents who are afraid or who see the economic writing on the wall as more poverty arrives in Minnesota.

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

In a Thursday speech, the Republican presidential candidate suggested that Somali refugees have turned Minnesota into a hotbed for terror recruitment and frayed its social safety net.

Trump’s swipe dominated discussion after Friday prayer at Ibrahim’s [the star of the story—ed] mosque in Burnsville.

[….]

For the state’s Somali community, Trump’s remarks inspired outrage, renewed calls to vote in November and plans to respond during the candidate’s planned visit to the state Aug. 19. Public officials, including Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, fired back on social media. For organizers of events questioning refugee resettlement that have drawn growing crowds in outstate Minnesota this year, the speech offered welcome validation.

[….]

Trump serious

Quoting a 2015 Washington Times article, Trump said Minnesota’s Somali refugees have high unemployment rates and represent “a rich pool of potential recruiting targets for Islamist terror groups.”

“The state is having tremendous problems,” he said.

CAIR and Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison claim the Somalis  are helping local economies, but here near the end of the story, the Star Tribune admits some of the truth:

Amid a growing number of arrivals from other states, Minnesota has seen an increase in Somali food and cash assistance participation since 2010.

A recent report comparing various groups in the state paints a “stark” picture of the challenges Somali Minnesotans face, said Susan Brower, the state’s demographer. Almost 60 percent live under the poverty line, compared with 11 percent of all Minnesota. Unemployment of adults in the labor force stands at 20 percent, the highest of any group in the state.

Read it all here.

I recently visited three cities in Minnesota and I assure you they have a problem!  For new readers, see especially this post about 10,000 Somalis seeded in MN in ten years.

Everyone reading this post this morning should be doing everything in your power to elect Donald Trump.  Minnesotans must get out to support Trump when he gets there. 

He is saying the things that must be said and giving you permission to say them too!  If he loses, the flood gates will open to the third world like we have never seen before.  And, you will be silenced!

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 24 Comments »

Don’t miss more on the Somali roving gang in Minneapolis suburb; Governor says love it or leave it

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 6, 2016

Remember these are Dayton’s refugees!

Yesterday our simple post just reiterating what happened earlier in June when a gang of Somali ‘youths’ began roaming through an upscale suburb not far from Minneapolis went through the roof in number of readers.  I expect that is because everyone was imagining what they would do if this situation happened where they live.

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton: If you don’t like all the Somalis in the state, find another state in which to live! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Dayton

Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily has a few more details and as is his usual practice he goes into more detailed information reported in the past on refugees in Minnesota.  This is important because every day new people become aware of the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program and it is critical to bring those new readers up to speed.

One thing Hohmann reminded us of was the past statements by Minnesota’s governor who is ‘all-in’ for more refugees to be seeded into the state primarily because the refugees are needed for the meat packers and other industries looking to keep their labor costs low. They say they can’t find enough Americans to do the work—how about paying a higher wage!

But, why should they when the US State Department and groups like Lutheran Social Services and Catholic Charities bring them all the low-skilled (cheap) refugee labor they need. Those laborers are then given gobs of welfare to supplement their meager wages—-great business model isn’t it! You supplement their wages!

Here is Hohmann reminding us of Governor Dayton’s smack-down of concerned citizens last fall: You don’t want more Somalis in Minnesota then find another state!

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, has let it be known his commitment to the multicultural model, the same model followed by the European Union which is now breaking apart, is unwavering.

Last October, Dayton told those attending a town-hall meeting in St. Cloud that those Minnesotans not comfortable with the arrival of Syrian refugees and the state’s expanding Somali population “should find a new state” because Minnesota’s economy “cannot expand based on white, B+, native-born citizens. We don’t have enough.”

More here.

Want to blame someone? Follow the money!

I’m urging all of you attempting to resist further colonization (or a start-up seeding project) of your towns and cities to look to your politicians—follow the money, find out who their donors are!  This is not a project driven by ‘humanitarian compassion’ (that is what they want you to think!), but by cold hard cash on the part of some and a desire by others (Democrats) to expand their voter power base.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 13 Comments »

Minneapolis Somali ‘youths’ invade suburban neighborhood, threaten homeowners

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 5, 2016

I first read a story about this a couple of days ago and wondered if the scary incident involved Somalis, but the word ‘Somali’ was absent in the written account and it wasn’t until a reader, Dede, directed people to watch the video that we learned our first instincts were correct.

***Update*** More details at World Net Daily (Leo Hohman) here.

Update July 7th:  Primary victim of the rampage speaks, here.

I’m telling you, the lengths to which the media goes to hide the truth when it involves refugees of a certain ‘religious’ persuasion is stunning.  Why on earth leave the key piece of information people need out of the written news report!

Here is the story (do you see the word “Somali” in the text?). Now watch the video (this is a screen shot in case they remove this from the video).

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I guess we should be grateful that at least the broadcast version of the story used the ‘S’ word!

This should be on the national news!

Just envision this happening in your neighborhood!

How are Americans ever going to be prepared and proactive if we don’t even know what is happening in the next city, let alone the next state!  You know, I tell people in Maryland what is happening in Minnesota and they don’t believe me because they haven’t seen it on Fox News!  Ahhhhhh!

This is exactly what Phyliss Schlafly has pointed out here:  the second generation Muslim migrant to America isn’t assimilating!

For new readers: We probably have a hundred posts here at RRW on Minnesota as the state which has ‘welcomed’ thousands and thousands of Somali refugees.  Here is just one post from last year to help you get up to speed on ‘Little Mogadishu!’  Just remember! Somalis didn’t “make their way” to Minnesota, they were resettled there for two decades by the US State Department and three major contractors: Catholic Charities, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and World Relief (additional contractors have moved in since).

The ‘youths’ harassing homeowners were born here or came as very small children!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , | 33 Comments »

Speaker Ryan lied to Bill O’Reilly, will O’Reilly call him out on it?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 17, 2016

This is a test for the ‘no spin zone!’  

Will Bill have the guts to smack down (uh, get clarification from) the Speaker?

Here is another piece of great investigating and writing by Julia Hahn at Breitbart.  I happened to catch the interview (although I don’t often watch O’Reilly) and thought to myself that Ryan doesn’t even know what he is talking about, or did he intentionally mislead O’Reilly?.

 

O'Reilly and Ryan

 

Hahn:

In a Wednesday interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly, House Speaker Paul Ryan made a demonstrably false declaration about his efforts to pause the Somali refugee program.

During the interview, O’Reilly criticized Ryan for failing to message on immigration controls and asked Ryan specifically about the Somali refugee crisis in Minnesota.

O’Reilly: “We have a Somali problem up in Minneapolis-St. Paul. [We] have a problem there and those are refugees from Somalia. And if, God forbid, some refugee comes in and blows people up, it’s going to be grisly.”

Ryan replied by explaining that he passed a bill to pause the refugee program. Ryan said: “Right. Right. That’s why– just so you know that’s why we passed a bill pausing this refugee program, because we don’t think the refugee program works. That’s why we don’t want it to continue right now.”

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Rosemary Jenks, Numbers USA

However, Ryan did no such thing. The bill Ryan championed did not in any way pause the Somali refugee program– it applied solely to refugees from Syria and Iraq.

The House bill would “not have affected the Somali refugee program at all,” said NumbersUSA Director of Government Relations Rosemary Jenks.

Jenks further noted that, “The bill the House passed would in no way pause the refugee program. They had the option of taking up the Babin bill, which would have paused the refugee program, but they refused to do that… All [the House bill] required was that the government sign off that individuals had been vetted. It didn’t even change the fact that we don’t have any information by which to vet them.”

This is great! Continue reading here.  Watch the O’Reilly interview, here.  Start at about minute 1:50 or a little earlier.

And, be sure to see the numbers we reported in our previous post for this fiscal year.  Somalis, at this time, actually surpass Syrian numbers and we all know there is no way to know who they all are any more than we can know who the Syrians are—no data bases in their failed or failing countries!

Ryan has to go! See how you can help by clicking here.

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, The Opposition | Tagged: , , , | 6 Comments »

A quick review of some critical refugee numbers for this fiscal year, it isn’t just Syrians that should concern you

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 17, 2016

As you know the Obama Administration is aiming to bring in 85,000 refugees from around the world (many religions and nationalities) this fiscal year (FY 2016 ends on September 30th).

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So what do we know about thousands of Rohingya Muslims we are now picking up throughout this region of the world? No data bases there either! No criminal records to search. http://www.cfr.org/burmamyanmar/rohingya-migrant-crisis/p36651

And, yes, refugee resettlement supplies a small portion of the million or so ‘immigrants’ of all stripes we admit every year.

Our focus here at RRW is primarily (obviously) on the refugee portion or as the feds like to refer to them—humanitarian arrivals, which along with the refugees include a number of different categories of legal and illegal migrants (see a description here) that the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement takes responsibility for.

There has been so much news about the Syrian, mostly Muslim, refugees entering the US this fiscal year and I wanted to see how those numbers compared with some other Muslim-sending countries (again this is for refugees!), and so I checked the State Department data base for this fiscal year (which began on Oct. 1, 2015) and up to June 15, 2016.

This is what I found (I did not check every country) and I want to emphasize that we really can’t properly vet any of these people especially the devout Rohingya Muslims coming from Burma that have been scattered throughout South East Asia.

Afghanistan (1,455) virtually all Muslims

Burma (8,693) with 2,102 of those being Muslims (this is very new, we only in the last year or so admitted large numbers of Rohingya Muslims)

Iraq (5,781), 4,722 of those are Muslims (mostly Sunni but a large number of Shiites as well).

Somalia (5,956) all Muslim and we pick them up around the world!

Syria (4,328) virtually all Muslims

There are also many Muslims from other Middle Eastern and African countries coming, I just checked the major ethnic groups.

Again! Security screening any of these refugees is almost impossible and certainly won’t stop the 2nd generation jihadi killers.

So, as you freak out over Syrians, consider that they aren’t the only Muslim ‘refugees’ being spread out through America this year.

P.S. One day the Rohingya will be on the national news, so anyone interested in learning more about them can visit our Rohingya Reports category, here.  It goes back to 2008 and has 188 posts in it!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Rohingya Reports, Stealth Jihad, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 5 Comments »

Amarillo Somali refugee taken down by police in hostage situation

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 14, 2016

Update:  Came to US from Iran, here.  Is he a Somali as originally reported?

I was out this afternoon and heard news on the radio that a man had taken hostages in an Amarillo, TX Walmart and knew right away another Muslim was involved.  The radio news I heard never mentioned the man’s identity so as soon as I came in, sure enough here is ‘100 percent fed up, on twitter ***with the news.  He is Somali, one of probably a thousand the US State Department has planted there so BIG MEAT would have a ready supply of cheap labor.

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Amarillo is suffering from Somali overload. Everyone of you considering ‘welcoming’ refugees to your towns had better pay attention to Amarillo! http://watchdog.org/253687/mideast-refugees-obama/

For new readers, we have a huge archive on Amarillo, TX (a pocket of resistance where the mayor has tried for years to slow the flow). I’ll tell you more about Amarillo tomorrow when I have more energy. I’ll check the numbers too unless one of the many reporters on the refugee story beat me to it!

Here is what we learned at ‘100 percent fed up.’  Those Texans didn’t waste any time movin’ in:

Suspect shot by SWAT team and hostages are safe, per the Amarillo Police Department. Via: RS

Lt. Erick Bohannon with Special Crimes identified the suspect as 45-year-old Mohammad Moghaddan, a former employee of Walmart. Bohannon cited an apparent dispute between Moghaddan and a former manager as a possible motive for Tuesday’s events. [LOL! Workplace violence, move along, nothing to see.—Ed]

Officials believe Moghaddan barricaded himself, the unidentified manager, and another person inside an office.

The city’s police department, state troopers, and the Randall County Sheriff’s Office among other agencies all reported to the location around 11 a.m. when the first calls were received. Just over an hour later, tactical units entered the building, located the suspect, and fatally shot Moghaddan. via: KSLA

More tomorrow….. Send links in comments if you see more details overnight.

Wow! Just checked and we have 1,965 posts in our ‘crimes’ category.

***For news junkies! When you’ve been out, twitter is a really good way to quickly catch up on the news, assuming you have selected people to follow who you know stay on top of things all day!

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 12 Comments »

Minnesota: Somali youths found guilty in plotting to join ISIS; Jamal says “all-white jury” handed down verdict

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 9, 2016

There is so much new news that needs to be reported and discussed that writing once again about Somali (Minnesota-raised) youths, who have been found guilty of supporting ISIS after about 40 other Minnesota-raised Somali former refugees have gone to join the jihadists, is annoying.

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Omar Jamal (Somali community organizer) suggests all-white jury might not have been impartial. Photo: http://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/24/omar_jamal

As a matter of fact, there are three issues that I’ve been writing about for about EIGHT years that annoy me to have to continue to write about! One of the three is what I reported last night—we are taking illegal aliens from Malta and spending at least $20,000 a pop for starters to resettle them in your towns.

Another EIGHT-year-old story is about how we eight years ago did NOT take Rohingya Muslims from Burma to the US (because of their links to radical groups in Bangladesh, Burma and Thailand), but now we take in thousands!  (See our huge archive on the Rohingya by clicking here, do you want to write a book?).

And, the third storyline I am sick to death of is this one—poor Somali kids with no future in Minneapolis who are mysteriously radicalized and give a middle finger to you (the taxpayer) and head out to join the Islamic killers elsewhere in the world (I don’t know why we even try to stop them).

This latest bunch will now cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep them behind bars—JUST LET THEM GO TO ISIS!

Here comes Jamal!

Then to top off my annoyance this morning—that I’m writing probably the hundredth post on these “kids”—I’m seeing that Omar Jamal has still not gone away!

You can read the whole conviction story yourself here at Twin Cities Pioneer Press.

But, who should appear speaking for the Somali “community”—none other than the Somali Jesse Jackson himself, Omar Jamal!

Twin Cities Pioneer Press:

Outside the courtroom, Omar Jamal, a Somali community activist, worried that the Somali community would find little solace or justice in guilty verdicts handed down by an all-white jury that was shown violent Islamic State propaganda videos.

“This decision will reinforce the perception in the community that the system is rigged,” Jamal said.

Damn we have been writing about the man convicted of immigration fraud for EIGHT years.

Although we had noticed him before, he made a big splash on the scene in Denver when just a short time before the 2008 Democrat convention a Somali man from Canada was found dead in a Denver hotel (near the convention site) with enough cyanide to kill hundreds. Jamal shows up and persuades authorities (or at least tells the media) to move along, nothing to see, just a crazy guy from Canada.

If you have the time and patience, follow Jamal’s ‘career’ here at RRW.   See his arrest in Minnesota in 2003 on immigration violations (he was an illegal alien!).   See here in 2009 where Minnesota Public Radio outed him (to some degree).  So why was he never deported? Does he work for the feds?

But, it seems that lazy reporters continue to call upon him for his comments every time a Somali does something bad almost anywhere in America!

Then get this, the Minneapolis Star Tribune published his mealy-mouthed op-ed yesterday in which he says that US policies in the war on terror will drive more of the little confused darlings*** to join the jihad. He said:

In fact, I am afraid that if aggressive, heavy-handed policies continue unchecked in the war on terror, this recent trial will be a Trojan horse to further recruit more kids to ISIL.

Why does anyone give this man any ink when he should be in jail or deported himself!

Where are you Jared?  How about a story on Jamal? He is right there in your hometown!

***These are the “kids” you “welcomed” to America, paid for their housing and food, their educations.  You kept them healthy enough to grow up even (to become Islamic soldiers), and what do you get?  They hate you and they hate America. I suggest we make it easy (and cheaper for us), ask them if they want to go to the Middle East or back to Somalia and pay their airfare (and take away their passports when they board that plane!).  What is that expression our Mom’s used: “Good riddance to bad rubbish!”

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , , , | 11 Comments »

Kenya to close massive refugee camps! Will we be expected to take more?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 8, 2016

You betcha!

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Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Photo is from a story about a cholera outbreak there late last year. http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/2015/12/msf-cholera-outbreak-spreads-to-dadaab-refugee-camp.html

A very large number of the Somali refugees arriving in the US come from camps, like Dadaab, in Kenya.  If Kenya goes through with closing the camps this time (they threatened it a year ago, but they look more serious now), you can bet we will be expected to take even more!

We are taking Somalis at the rate of 750 a month right now, see here.

Before you read the story, visit the State Department Data base here and then click on this:

You will see that Kenya is our second highest processing country.  We don’t take Kenyans so surely most of these are Somalis from camps there.  The top three processing sites in the world all involve Muslim ‘refugees.’

The numbers in parenthesis are those we admitted to the US from those locations in 7 months:

Malaysia (4,694)

Kenya (3,280)

Turkey (2,692)

From Deutsche Welle (I don’t blame Kenya one bit!):

The Kenyan government has announced the closure of two refugee camps, including one of the world’s biggest, citing financial challenges and a lack of security. Rights groups have condemned the closure plan.

On Friday, Kenyan authorities said the camps were having an adverse affect on the country’s economy. Officials said the international community should take responsibility for the humanitarian needs of the refugees.

Kenya has hosted refugees for nearly 25 years, with a number of its neighboring East African countries facing protracted civil wars.

The government also disbanded the Department of Refugee Affairs, which worked with humanitarian organizations for the welfare of the refugees.

“The government of the Republic of Kenya, having taken into consideration its national security interests, has decided that hosting of refugees has to come to an end,” said a statement released by Interior Ministry official Karanja Kibicho.

[….]

The camps that will be shut down are Daadab and Kakuma. There are more than 328,000 refugees in the Daadab refugee camp in eastern Kenya – mostly the Somali refugees escaping an al-Shabab-led Islamist insurgency in their country. The Kakuma camp hosts 190,000 refugees, mostly from South Sudan.

Continue reading here.

The article goes on to say that rights activists think Kenya should integrate these hundreds of thousands of Somalis etc.  Well, gee, what would happen to Kenya and Kenyans then? Kenya would turn into an expansion of Somalia!

Finally, you should know that the Somali government is encouraging the return of Somalis to rebuild their country, here.  It just isn’t fast enough for the Kenyans!

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Tiny Nebraska town says no to chicken plant (migrant labor one important objection)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 2, 2016

As reader Bob said in his subject line when he sent me this news a few minutes ago: “Great story!”

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Downtown Nickerson, Nebraska! I’m adding this town to my summer fact-finding tour for sure!

 

We have been reporting for years about how small towns throughout America’s heartland are being changed forever when meatpacking plants bring in transient migrant labor (and large numbers of refugees!) to work the low-skilled, low-paying jobs these meat giants pay. (I’m told that meatpacking once paid well before they discovered, first illegal immigrant labor, and now refugee labor.)

Three cheers for the citizens of Nickerson, Nebraska who sent the chicken processing plant and its plans packing!

From the Associated Press:

NICKERSON, Neb. (AP) — Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs.

Regional economic development officials thought it was the perfect spot for a chicken processing plant that would liven up the 400-person town with 1,100 jobs, more than it had ever seen. When plans leaked out, though, there was no celebration, only furious opposition that culminated in residents packing the fire hall to complain the roads couldn’t handle the truck traffic, the stench from the plant would be unbearable and immigrants and out-of-towners would flood the area, overwhelming schools and changing the town’s character.

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Nickerson is close to the border of Iowa.

“Everyone was against it,” said Jackie Ladd, who has lived there for more than 30 years. “How many jobs would it mean for people here? Not many.”

The village board unanimously voted against the proposed $300 million plant, and two weeks later, the company said they’d take their plant — and money — elsewhere.

[….]

Nickerson fought against Georgia-based Lincoln Premium Poultry***, which wanted to process 1.6 million chickens a week for warehouse chain Costco. It was a similar story in Turlock, California, which turned down a hog-processing plant last fall, and Port Arthur, Texas, where residents last week stopped a meat processing plant. There also were complaints this month about a huge hog processing plant planned in Mason City, Iowa, but the project has moved ahead.

[….]

The question of who would work the tough jobs was at the forefront of the debate, though many were adamant they aren’t anti-immigrant. Opposition leader Randy Ruppert even announced: “This is not about race. This is not about religion.”

But both were raised at the raucous April 4 meeting where the local board rejected the plant. One speaker said he’d toured a chicken processing plant elsewhere and felt nervous because most of the workers were minorities.

No to Somalis!

More overtly, John Wiegert, from nearby Fremont where two meat processors employ many immigrants, questioned whether Nickerson’s plant would attract legal immigrants from Somalia — more than 1,000 of whom have moved to other Nebraska cities for similar jobs, along with people from Mexico, Central America and Southeast Asia.

More here at AP.

The story reminds me to ask the BIG MEAT headhunters at the US State Department this:

You are admitting over 700 Somalis a month to the US right now and then we have news from places like Minnesota (which you have overloaded with Somalis) where Somalis working in manufacturing are demanding sharia-compliance in the workplace.  Why would anyone in their right mind continue to hire Somalis and risk a lawsuit? And, why would any little town where citizens obviously are reading alternative media (like RRW!), want that for their town? And, so why do you let the UN continue sending them to America?

*** No time to research more now, but this company is part of Crider Foods with a history of using illegal immigrant labor. I’ll bet a buck that the owners are big donors to certain elected officials (a project for another day!).

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Muslim refugees, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 9 Comments »

 
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