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Re-post: Refugees bring poverty to Minnesota

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 1, 2016

There is so much propaganda about how refugees bring economic boom times to communities (and since a reader reminded me about this old post), I am re-posting this information that dispels that myth.

Please use this information as you become active in Election 2016!  If this is the case in Minnesota, it is probably the case where you live too!  Use it in Wyoming and in Montana.

From May 2014:

Not too many words are necessary, the numbers say it all!

When Congress first debated the bill that became the Refugee Act of 1980 (Senators Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden were key sponsors), the debate centered around the admonition that we should not be importing MORE poverty to America.  Doesn’t take a genius to know that we are, but here is a handy graph of poverty rates among the foreign-born for Minnesota.

Be sure to note that 12% of all Minnesotans are below the poverty line.

So much for the idea being peddled everywhere that immigrants bring economic boom times where ever they go!  More like Cloward and Piven.

Highest poverty rates for MN immigrants: 2 in 3 Somali, 1 in 3 Hmong, 1 in 3 Mexican http://pic.twitter.com/6WADnvHarG

By the way, we don’t bring refugees from China, India or Korea (some asylees but not direct resettlement).

New news!  Things continue to be hot in St. Cloud one of the primary resettlement sites for Somalis in Minnesota, go here to the Minneapolis Star Tribune about the latest from this past weekend.

And this! Minnesota needs $$$ to keep next generation of Somali youths from joining ISIS.

So remind me again!  What did we get out of this deal?

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , , | 12 Comments »

Swedes pushed to the brink, attack migrants in Stockholm

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 30, 2016

Invasion of Europe news….

 

Sweden masked men

Photo caption: A picture of masked activists issued by the neo-Nazi Swedish Resistance Movement. Photo: Swedish Resistance Movement

 

You know it had to come to this—a violent response to the bloody violence perpetrated by an asylum seeker earlier in the week.

On Tuesday we reported the murder of a young humanitarian aide worker in a home for “unaccompanied children” in Sweden. She was stabbed to death and now we hear the ‘child’ who killed her was a Somali migrant.

In any country where there still might be a flicker of desire to save ones country and culture from invasion, this news is the inevitable result.

From The Local:

A gang of up to a hundred black-clad masked men marched in central Stockholm on Friday evening, singling out and beating up immigrants, and handing out leaflets threatening further violent attacks against unaccompanied refugee youth.

The march, the most extreme reaction seen so far to the murder on Monday of social worker Alexandra Mezher worker by a Somali refugee, has been linked to football gangs and far-right groups.

According to Aftonbladet newspaper, the men were distributing leaflets with the slogan “It’s enough now!” which threatened to give “the North African street children who are roaming around” the “punishment they deserve.”

“They were scattering leaflets which had the intention to incite people to carry out crimes,” Stockholm police confirmed its website.The march, the most extreme reaction seen so far to the murder on Monday of social worker Alexandra Mezher worker by a Somali refugee, has been linked to football gangs and far-right groups.

According to Aftonbladet newspaper, the men were distributing leaflets with the slogan “It’s enough now!” which threatened to give “the North African street children who are roaming around” the “punishment they deserve.”

“They were scattering leaflets which had the intention to incite people to carry out crimes,” Stockholm police confirmed its website.

More here.

Our Invasion of Europe archive is here.  We have an extensive archive on Sweden as well.  It is the country I have predicted would fall first to the Islamic invasion, but maybe there is still some will to live among the Swedish population.  Maybe they won’t go down without a fight.

Hint to Swedes!  Ikea is one of your significant threats!

We noted (here) that Ikea is one of several global companies working with Chobani Yogurt promoting more migrant labor to be distributed around the world.

Posted in Asylum seekers, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 11 Comments »

Owatonna, Minnesota United Way gives award to ‘non-profit’ leader of Somali organization

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 24, 2016

So what, you may ask?

***Update January 26th*** Reader Momodoom reports that someone must have tipped off SACSO to get their registration with the State of Minnesota’s Sec. of State office back in compliance after readers here pointed out that the organization was legally defunct.

Ha ha! SOMEone from SACSO “just” filed for “Annual Reinstatement – Nonprofit Corporation (Domestic)” on 1/25/2016… perhaps they were alerted to their questionable status by a blog story..??

And apparently their “renewal due date” is now 12/31/2017,

This is a prime example of why I don’t always get a lot posted on my blogs (or even the most important news posted!).  Some news story catches my eye and I spend way too much time looking into it.  This story from OWATONNA, MN about the United Way of Steele County giving its annual ‘Live United Award’ to Somali Ibrahim Hussein is one such story.

Hussein is the founder of the Somali American Cultural Society of Owatonna (SACSO), a “non-profit organization” we are told.

For years, I’ve been interested in the mushrooming so-called ‘ethnic community self-help’ organizations that grow up in cities where large numbers of refugees are seeded.  The organizations are often launched with the help of federal money through the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

I find them objectionable because their very obvious goal is to advance (“empower”) THEIR people, their ethnic group, as separate and distinct, rather than all low-income, low-skilled people being granted help together.  I believe the practice actually discourages assimilation.

The story that caught my eye this morning is here at Southernminn.com (emphasis is mine):

With applause, Schaufenbuel (Kim Schaufenbuel, United Way Executive Director) took to the podium to present the organization’s annual Live United Award.

Kim Schaufenbuel

Learn more by writing to Kim Schaufenbuel, Executive Director of the Steele County United Way and ask for their financials. All non-profits must make their financial information available to anyone who asks.

“Ibrahim Hussein is a remarkable young man,” she started. “If you have any doubts about that spend five minutes with him and ask him only one question and that question is: ‘What did you do today?’ You have no idea what can be accomplished by an average human in any given day until you do that really.”

Hussein is the founder and director of Somali American Cultural Society of Owatonna, also known as SACSO, a nonprofit organization “that’s mission is to empower Somali Americans so they can have an active role within the Owatonna community as business leaders, volunteers, public employees, educators and neighborhood participants and representatives.”

“They do that primarily by making sure children of newly arrived Somali immigrants have the tools they need to be successful and receive an education,” Schaufenbuel said. “Himself, an immigrant, coming from Kenya in 2007, Ibrahim became a Somali liaison in the school system seeing firsthand the needs of kids struggling with a new language and a new classroom experience.”

Ibrahim Hussein

Ibrahim Hussein is required to give you the financial information for SACSO.

Hussein then founded SACSO in 2011 to address those needs, and he also owns his own translation and interpretation business, serves as a Human Rights Commissioner, attends Minnesota State University, Mankato as a full-time student, and is a husband and father of three children.

“The Live United Award is given each year to an agency that embodies the Live United philosophy of give, advocate and volunteer,” Schaufenbuel said. “SACSO is surely the embodiment of this philosophy.”

Continue reading here.

So, here I am (while some major refugee story could be exploding), searching for more information on SACSO and although I don’t claim to be the greatest researcher, I can usually find incorporation papers for NON-PROFIT organizations and their federal Form 990 tax returns.  I can find neither for SACSO.   Incorporation papers are generally filed at a state’s Secretary of State office.  I suppose it is possible SACSO was incorporated as another entity, but I find nothing under its full name or its abbreviation.  (If any reader finds those docs, please send them my way.)

There is no Form 990 available either (that I can find).  SACSO’s website lists no board members.

In order for the donors they have listed on their website to contribute, surely they asked for proper incorporation documents and financial records including proof that the organization is an IRS approved 501(c)3 organization and is filing a Form 990.

***Update*** Reader Corinne is reporting that SACSO is defunct because it missed filing deadlines here:  https://mblsportal.sos.state.mn.us/Business/SearchDetails?filingGuid=e5b78bc6-97d4-e011-a886-001ec94ffe7f

Sure hope their donors listed below are doing their due diligence.

Here are the donors to SACSO (including the United Way giving the award):

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

McKnight Foundation

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Lutheran Social Service: Foster Grandparent Program

Pearson Inc

Owatonna Workforce Center

Otto Bremer Foundation

United Way Of Steele County

I’m guessing they are getting some sort of grants from the State of Minnesota as well.

By the way I thought I recognized Owatonna and Somalis and sure enough I wrote about the high school there having conflicts between Somalis and American kids here in 2011.  CAIR got involved.  And, here we see that Owatonna is a refugee resettlement target community.

Photo:  More on Hussein here.

Follow the money!

You may not find anything fishy, but you are entitled to financial information from “non-profit” organizations.

Write a letter to the United Way of Steele County, other non-profits donating to SACSO, and especially write to Ibrahim Hussein and ask for SACSO’s incorporation papers, its 501(c)3 Determination Letter from the IRS and its financial reports for the last few years (including IRS Form 990s).

This is the sort of thing citizen activists should be doing wherever you live!

Find anything fishy that taxpayers should be concerned about?  Make sure what you learn is spread far and wide or else your research is a waste of time!

Update: Forgot to mention this morning as I was dashing out to cope with what the storm dumped on the farm, I forgot to mention that I used this story in a post at American Resistance 2016! to urge grassroots folks to dig for documents on ‘non-profit’ groups operating in your towns and cities.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Ethnic Community Based Organizations, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , | 27 Comments »

Wisconsin: It is not just meatpackers having problems with Muslim refugee employees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 19, 2016

This is a story, hat tip: Dave, about a Green Bay, Wisconsin manufacturer which is trying to get demands for special prayer break times under control at its plant.

Green Bay Imam

I’m a few days late with this story, so there may be more news by now.  But, I want you to see the original story and the fact that CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) has its nose in the issue.

Readers the important thing to note is that this is about advancing the Islamic supremacist agenda and planting Shariah law in the work place.  It is not some unimportant little controversy.

Here is the story at Bizpac Review.

And, go here to see a news clip at WBAY Channel 2 News with the story.  See Hasan Abdi in action.

Here is CAIR weighing in:

 

See a recent controversy over prayer break times at a Ft. Morgan meatpacking plant also involving Somali refugee workers with CAIR riding to their rescue.

Go here and scroll down to Wisconsin and see that it is Catholic Charities that is responsible for bringing Somali Muslim workers to Green Bay.  By the way, I have no sympathy for greedy corporations that were too dumb and naive and hired Muslim workers in the first place! What did they expect?

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 8 Comments »

Amarillo, TX being destroyed by refugee overload

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 14, 2016

“Small ghettos” of competing ethnic groups have developed!

We have been writing about Amarillo, Texas (a ‘pocket of resistance’) for a couple of years (see our complete archive by clicking here).  Like so many meatpacking towns in America, federal refugee resettlement contractors*** got a foot hold there years ago (mostly working as ‘head hunters’ for the meatpacking industry) and have continued to pour third-worlders into Amarillo despite pleas by elected officials to STOP! (See our post just yesterday, here, about BIG MEAT).

***Update*** See more about Cargill, the meat giant, here.

***Update Jan. 15th*** For some reason this post went viral, please take a minute to read the comments esp. ‘7delta’s’ response to reader Keith Jones who said that sharia law is no threat to us.

Omar Jamal in Amarillo

Omar Jamal meets with Somali workers from Cargill after van rollover accident in 2012. http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2012-01-05/missed-work-medical-bills-worry-somalis

From Watchdog.org (hat tip: Robin):

As Texas officials spar with Obama administration lawyers over refugee resettlement, Amarillo is building Muslim “ghettos.”

Under federal refugee programs, the North Texas town has become home to more than 1,000 Mideast migrants – giving Amarillo the highest refugee ratio in the country.

“Our education system is overloaded with kids who can’t speak English. We have something like 22 languages spoken in our schools,” said William Sumerford, a local taxpayer activist.

City Commissioner Randy Burkett is considering a plan to halt further refugee settlements. Burkett could not be reached, but Mayor Paul Harpole isn’t optimistic about the city’s authority to push back.

“We’ve been a giving community, and it’s a huge disservice to bring in refugees in numbers that we’re not able to handle. We create small ghettos,” Harpole told Watchdog.org.

Why do Somalis need their own government within American cities?  It is about Sharia Law! This is how it begins!

“A group of Somalis came in to say they had elected a mayor of their community,” Harpole related. “Then another faction claimed they had their own leader. We come to find out that rival tribes — slaves and masters — were being settled together.”

[….]

Mayor Harpole said the city’s schools are particularly hard hit.

“We have 660 (refugee) kids who don’t speak English and the U.S. Department of Education says they have to be at grade level within one year. It’s a ludicrous requirement — they don’t even know how to use the bathroom,” Harpole said. Washington pays schools $100 per refugee student per year.

There is much more at Watchdog.org.

See also our three part series on Texas, here, from last year.

And, here is a recent post about Cargill caving to Somali demands regarding prayer break times.  Cargill is one of four meat giants destroying America towns and cities as they lure cheap refugee labor to your community.

Photo:  I can’t believe it, Omar Jamal, was acting once again like the Somali ‘Jesse Jackson’ here in 2012.  I bet we have mentioned Jamal in 50 posts (more!) here at RRW over the years.  He was originally an illegal alien, but was never deported and he manages to get to every hot spot in America as the voice of Somalis.

*** Click here and scroll down to Texas to see which Refugee Resettlement contractors are working there.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Muslim refugees, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 72 Comments »

Ft. Morgan: Cargill caves to CAIR, will allow Somali workers to reapply for jobs in 30 days

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 10, 2016

Update!  A reader suggests you contact Cargill and complain about their accommodation of Islamic demands.  Tell them to hire Americans while you are at it!  http://www.cargill.com/contact-us/

 

It all boils down to the fact that ‘Big Meat’ doesn’t want to pay higher wages and so they have become completely dependent on refugee labor.  In the meantime, they are changing the face of rural America.

Cargill workers

Fired Somali workers could soon be back on the Job as CAIR has Cargill by the short hairs.

We reported the Ft. Morgan Cargill plant’s woes here as Somalis walked off the job with demands for special accommodation for prayer breaks.

Now here is the news that Cargill has changed its re-hiring policy to get many of those fired Somalis back to work. (While having given CAIR an opportunity to press for sharia workplace compliance!).

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

Cargill will change its hiring policy — allowing employees to be potentially rehired 30 days after termination, not 180 days — in response to a walkout by Somali workers in Colorado.

After a dispute over Muslim prayer time, about 150 employees at Cargill’s sprawling Fort Morgan, Colo., plant didn’t show up for work for three days — grounds for termination. They were fired. Some of those workers claimed they weren’t allowed to take prayer breaks, while Cargill claimed that it was still following its policy allowing the breaks.

Minnetonka-based Cargill said in a statement Friday that it will change the hiring policy at all of its North American beef plants, allowing former employees terminated for “attendance violation or job abandonment” to be considered for rehiring 30 days after being fired. The workers would have to reapply for their jobs.

“We believe the change in our beef business policy related to how quickly a former employee may be eligible to reapply for positions at our beef plants is a reasonable update to something that’s been in place for quite a few years,” Cargill Beef President John Keating said in a statement.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has been representing many terminated Somali workers, said it welcomed Cargill’s change in hiring policy, though it criticized Cargill’s prayer break policy as ambiguous.

Now see at the very end, the admission that ‘Big Meat’ is changing America by changing the people.

They can get away with cheap wages as long as the federal government (and their resettlement contractors) continue to bring them fresh refugee laborers every year.   While they get away with paying low wages, you supplement the refugee family’s income with welfare payments!  What a business model for the meatpacking industry.

Over the past few decades, U.S. meatpacking plants — including in Minnesota — have increasingly relied on immigrant communities for labor. About one-third of Cargill’s workers at Fort Morgan are immigrants, or come from immigrant families from Africa, and are predominantly Muslim. Much of the rest of the workforce there is of Hispanic descent.

Read it all here.

Here is an interesting map showing Cargill meatpacking and other facilities in North America.

To learn more about how refugees have changed Fort Morgan, click here where we have an extensive archive going back several years.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , , , | 11 Comments »

Fort Morgan, CO: Nearly 200 Somali workers fired at Cargill meatpacking plant

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 1, 2016

Oh boy, I get to use that wonderful German word – schadenfreude!

I first wrote about “WELCOMING” Ft. Morgan in 2008, go here to see many pages of posts on how the town opened its arms to Somalis being brought there through a refugee contractor for employment at Cargill Meat Solutions.

Cargill, by seeking out immigrant labor (including cheap Somali refugee labor), is one of the corporations directly responsible for destroying the cultural cohesiveness of your towns and cities often followed by the introduction of shariah law.  Demanding special treatment in the workplace for Islamic prayer is bringing shariah law to your community!

Refugees from Somalia fill their place of worship on Friday afternoons for prayer in the rented back rooms of a main street business in Fort Morgan. Joe Amon, The Denver Post

Refugees from Somalia fill their place of worship on Friday afternoons for prayer in the rented back rooms of a main street business in Fort Morgan. Joe Amon, The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/islam/ci_18692211

(Lutheran Social Services of Rocky Mountains is largely responsible along with Cargill. That is the same contractor that wants to seed Wyoming with Somalis).

See also, ‘Meatpackers changing small town America,’ here.

The Denver Post tells us the seeding of Ft. Morgan began in 2005.

Don’t miss one of my favorite posts of all time.  I reported on the Editor of the Ft. Morgan Times calling me out (I don’t know who else he could have meant at the time).

I’ve been waiting since 2008 to use this!

Editor:

Of course, if it were up to some people, Somali refugees would not have a chance to resettle anywhere in the U.S. There is even a Web site devoted to teaching Americans how to chase refugees of various sorts out of town.

This is a kind of insanity, since everyone except Native Americans are immigrants. Unfortunately, it shows the dark, ugly underside of our great country.

Now, here is the news yesterday from Reuters. Will there now be 200 unemployed Somalis hanging around Ft. Morgan?

Nearly 200 workers, mostly Somali immigrants, have been fired from a meat-packing plant in Colorado after staging a walkout to protest what they said were insufficient prayer accommodations, the company and Islamic advocacy groups said on Thursday.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the workers were treated in a “discriminatory manner” by managers at the Cargill Meat Solutions [CARGIL.UL] facility in Fort Morgan, about 75 miles northeast of Denver.

I’m not shedding any tears for Cargill, but I am for America!

Continue reading here and see that the ‘Somali Jesse Jackson’ (Omar Jamal) has inserted himself into the controversy.  I bet we have nearly 100 posts on Jamal who entered the US illegally more than a decade ago and was never deported!

Editor: This will be cross-posted at my new blog ‘American Resistance 2016’ because it makes a major point the we are covering there.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 35 Comments »

Don’t get hung up on screening! It’s the second generation immigrant jihadists we must worry about

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 3, 2015

There is so much talk about the screening process for Muslim refugees that I’m afraid we are losing sight of the fact that it’s the second generation (can you say San Bernardino slaughter) that we should be concerned about.

Minnesota Men…..

 

FILE - This combination of undated photos show Somali nationals, from left, Mahamud Said Omar, Abdifatah Yusuf Isse, Salah Osman Ahmed, and Omer Abdi Mohamed. Nine people convicted in a government investigation of terror recruitment and financing for an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia are to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Authorities say more than 20 young men have left Minnesota to join al-Shabab since 2007(AP Photo/file)

FILE – This combination of undated photos show Somali nationals, from left, Mahamud Said Omar, Abdifatah Yusuf Isse, Salah Osman Ahmed, and Omer Abdi Mohamed. Nine people convicted in a government investigation of terror recruitment and financing for an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia are to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Authorities say more than 20 young men have left Minnesota to join al-Shabab since 2007(AP Photo/file) http://news.yahoo.com/minnesota-men-sentenced-somali-terror-case-214644934.html

 

Realistically, how are we going to stop those Islamic terrorists (to save our children and grandchildren)?

There is only one way and it starts with halting all Muslim migration to America and then it requires a ruthless surveillance of all those in here already (like it or not!  Trump is right!) until any vestige of the Islamic supremacist mindset is stamped out.

This week’s issue of the Weekly Standard reminds us of the huge US Somali population (growing by the hundreds each month), that has been the seed community from which ISIS, and before that, Al-Shabaab has been drawing its new recruits.

From the Weekly Standard (Minnesota Men indeed!).  Hat tip: Judy

If you get your news from the headlines, you can be excused for thinking that “Minnesota men” pose a special risk of taking up the terrorist jihad at home and abroad. As the Wall Street Journal reported this past April, for example, “U.S. charges six Minnesota men with trying to join ISIS.” The “Minnesota men” featured in such headlines are almost invariably drawn from Minnesota’s swelling population of Somali Muslim immigrants. The state—mostly the metropolitan Twin Cities area—is home to 35,000 such immigrants, the largest Somali population in North America.

Starting in the 1990s, the State Department directed thousands of refugees from Somalia’s civil war to Minnesota. As Kelly Riddell pointed out in the Washington Times this past February, in Minnesota these refugees “can take advantage of some of America’s most generous welfare and charity programs.” Riddell quoted Professor Ahmed Samatar of Macalester College in St. Paul: “Minnesota is exceptional in so many ways but it’s the closest thing in the United States to a true social democratic state.” After a dip in 2008, the inflow of Somalis has continued unabated and augmented by Somalis from other states. If it takes a village, Minnesota has what it takes.

Continue reading here as the Weekly Standard chronicles several important cases in Minnesota.

And, do you know why the number dipped in 2008?  That was the year that the US State Department basically said ‘oopsie! we admitted thousands of Somalis illegally who had lied on applications to get in.’   Consequently, the resettlement of Somali families was put on hold for a couple of years!

How many Somalis have we resettled?  And, why are we still bringing them in by the thousands each year?

So, how many did we admit in the last 25 years or so?  Go to this post we wrote in 2008 (and updated through the years).

In the first six weeks of FY 2016 we have already admitted another 827 Somalis (surely the number has passed the 1,000 mark in recent days).

You must call your US Senators and Member of Congress today, tomorrow and maybe early next week!  It is not just about the Syrians!!!  And, it’s not just about making sure the ones coming in are ‘screened’ when evidence tells us it’s not mom and dad who we should fear, but their children as the second generation is not assimilating, but become more devout (aka radicalized!).

Action Alert:  Call your members of the House and Senate at 202-224-3121 and ask them to vigorously oppose the Refugee Resettlement funding contained in the Omnibus Spending Bill that will be voted on by 12-11-15! Please call by this Friday, Dec. 4th.

 

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

Maine governor working to stem the flow of welfare to migrants/asylum seekers

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 24, 2015

We have written about this Maine problem with the flood of migrants into the state—some are resettled refugees, but others are asylum seekers who have flocked there to enjoy the generosity of Maine’s social service programs while waiting out the legal asylum process.  (See my discussion of asylum in an earlier post this morning.)

Here is the latest news, from LifeZette (subheading:  Immigrants immediately eligible for welfare, displacing seniors and the needy):

Maine’s Somali community is adding more diversity to the state — and huge new costs, according to a top state official.

Mayhew

Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew was on the Laura Ingraham show. Flood of migrants impacting Maine elderly.

Maine’s huge number of refugees and asylum-seekers are heavy welfare users and are putting significant economic strain on the state, Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew.

Speaking on “The Laura Ingraham Show,” Mayhew rejected an argument by a local media outlet that the state’s Somali community could be Maine’s savior.

“Overall, we have seen an increased burden to the infrastructure and the welfare programs in the face of other significant competing priorities for this state, especially related to our rapidly aging population, our elderly,” she said.

Maine has been a popular destination for refugees in recent years, mostly from Somalia and other African countries. Lewiston and Portland have taken the most, with Lewiston’s mayor recently speaking out about the fiscal impact on his city.

[….]

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has led a drive to reform social welfare programs for refugees and citizens alike. Since taking office, food stamp use is down by 58,000 people. Fewer people are on Medicaid, as well, Mayhew said.

Here is a great idea for your state!

Mayhew noted that a new work requirement for food stamps for able-bodied people between the ages of 18 and 49 with no children — which included an option of volunteering just one hour a day — knocked many off the program for failure to comply.

[….]

Mayhew said LePage has fought against granting welfare benefits to illegal immigrants who have applied for asylum.

More here.

Is your state giving welfare benefits to asylum seekers?  At the federal level that is prohibited.

We have a huge archive on Maine, click here to learn more.  See especially a 2009 post we wrote about how Somalis initially found Maine’s generous welfare system and headed in droves to Lewiston.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

In first six weeks of FY2016 we resettled 827 Somalis; all but one are Muslim

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 17, 2015

As I mentioned in my post this morning on governors, while we are going crazy over Syrian Muslims coming into the US, the beat goes on with the resettlement of Somalis which we have been bringing for over two decades (once a resettlement starts it doesn’t end) and dropping them off in your states.

Top five ‘lucky’ states are Minnesota, Arizona, New York, Ohio and Texas.

Here is a map showing where the first 827 Somalis have been resettled since October 1 (the beginning of the 2016 fiscal year). Last year the total was around 8,858 (well over 100,000 now)  Why?  Why are we still bringing in Somalis at this high rate?  And, by the way, we are picking up Somalis all over the world and there is no data on them either!  Tell me how you vet someone who has “made his way” to Indonesia or Malaysia? Or, to Malta for that matter after launching from Libya?

Poster boy (here) for Somali resettlement to America?

 

map Somalis 2015

 

Surprise, there was one Christian in the batch of 827!  Search data here.

***Update*** November 18th The bill supported by Speaker Paul Ryan, authored by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC), and expected to be voted on tomorrow in the House, merely calls for the administration to certify that any refugees brought here from Iraq and Syria are not terrorists.  Why are Somalis not included?  More Somali former refugees have left the US to fight with al-shabab and ISIS than any other ethnic group.

***Update***November 19th  See Iraqi resettlement numbers for these same first six weeks of FY2016, here.  Did your state get Iraqis?

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 69 Comments »

 
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