Somalis to Sioux City, Iowa: here we come!

The Emporia Gazette reported Friday in a farewell article about Emporia, KS Ayan Cafe closing that a large number of the Somalis are moving on to Sioux City, Iowa.  Hat tip: create

Jama [Mohamed, owner of now closed cafe] said about 250 members of the local Somali community were moving to Sioux City. An estimated 750 Somalis lived in Emporia.

We wrote about the Somalis not showing up at a farewell dinner a few weeks ago here.

If you are interested in reading our entire category (28 posts!) on the controversy in Emporia, KS beginning when Tyson’s food initially enticed large numbers of Somali refugees to settle there and then subsequently pulled the plug on their employment go here.