Friday, January 29, 2010

USA Takes 6000 Somali Refugees from Uganda

This is shocking. We've been through this Somali Humanitarian Refugee situation before, many times, and it did not turn out well for America. Nevertheless, we're doing it again.

I was browsing at Refugee Resettlement Watch, and found an article about this new batch of Somali's coming to America in September.

According to The New Vision, a Uganda website, we are taking 5,800 Somali refugees from Nakivale Refugee Camp. It appears the UN worked this bit of magic. A reason for bringing them to the US was provided by the United Nations:

Explaining the reason of resettling Somalis to the US, Katura said Somali refugees have failed to integrate with other refugee groups living in Nakivale and with the local communities because of their unique language and culture.
So, Somali's displaced to Uganda after warring in their own country, cannot communicate with other African nations, of which Somalia is one. They also do not like other cultures. They all speak a different language - but will get along much better in the US where it is already proven they do not assimilate and learn only rudimentary English, if that.
The United States resettles refugees largely according to country of origin as well as the urgency of the situation.

Even though the US remains the world’s largest country of resettlement, its refugee admissions have been steadily declining over the last decade, particularly since the September 11 terrorist attacks. The number of refugees admitted went down from 132,000 in 1992 to about 28,000 in 2003.
Resettlement patterns in American states are generally dominated by certain ethnic communities. Many Somali and Ethiopian refugees have been resettled in Minnesota.
 This commentary from Resettlement Watch:
Can you believe it?  We are in the worst recession since the Great Depression; refugee agencies are scrambling everywhere to take care of the refugees they have.  Just yesterday the Department of State released the news that they are doubling the per head payment (from taxpayers) for each refugee entering the US. 
You'll also find contact at the information to express your displeasure to Homeland Security and the Secretary of State at the above link.

Two more important posts on Somali's at Resettlement Watch.

Resettlement Agencies umping for joy at news of more taxpayer money coming their way

Diversity is strength alert! Manchester Somalis one big happy family (Not)!

Related and Background:
Somalis Bring Latent Tuberculosis to Tyson Foods in Emporia Kansas

The Somali's Only Documented Act of Assimilation

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