Comment worth noting: Reader not pleased with Ft. Wayne Burmese refugees

Over the last couple of years we have written fairly often about Ft. Wayne, IN and its refugee overload.  Here we have a commenter, Ellen, who is obviously from the Ft. Wayne area and who today expressed her strong views at this post from last summer.

We first heard about problems in Ft. Wayne (believed to have the largest Burmese ‘community’ in the US) in the fall of 2007 when the Allen County Health Department became overwhelmed with its refugee case load, including cases of TB.  Ultimately the federal government came up with supplementary funding for the health department, but only after the local Congressman became involved.  This is the very first story we wrote about Ft. Wayne “freaking out.”

Anyway, here is Ellen today (sounds like a case of a ‘liberal who got mugged’):

As much as I do not want to rant on tne Burmese refugee situation here in Fort Wayne, this site looked like a better site than say, Craigs list. Catholic charities does not want to talk to me, nor does World Relief. My tolerance level for these people, the Burmese and their various tribes, has been breached. As an activist for social justice I am all for “better quality of life for all,” but this group of people “takes the cake” for the capacity of deception, corruption, fraud, towards the American government, as well as towards the American people of goodwill, and generosity.

The first wave of refugees to arrive approx. 15 years ago was of “Freedom Fighters” for Burma, of which many are the more educated, and respected in the community. Then there are the so called “Recruits” of the freedom fighters, and more recently the cyclone victims. These villagers, not so educated, or respected Burmese have an attitude of disdainment, rudeness towards not only other Burmese, but also the majority of Americans, and will do anything they can to defraud, cheat the system, which they do very well by refusing to learn, and use English.

Then there are the “pass-port” Burmese that due to having more resources can make their own way here without a whole lot of assistance,and snub the rest. Having multiple, unsimilar names among family, and tribes leads to cluelessness of “who- is- related- to- whom” when tracking down Burmese criminals. There is a lot of in-fighting amongst the tribes, contrary to the fact that says Burmese are “close-knit group that takes care of its own,” the “tribe rivalry” is something else, is unbelievable unless personally experienced.

I have never interacted with such an awkward group of people that in the majority only scorns, ridicules, my generosity, and then begs for more. I know; my daughter married Burmese-Chinese, and he, bless his heart, has not the rudeness, corruption, disdain that spews from his immediate family, and other Burmese in the community. He has realized the truth for what it is, his immediate family, as well as a majority of other Burmese, are a group seriously infected with sociopathic(sic) illnesses, and whom have drawn the Americans of good intentions into their malicious web.

For all of our posts on Ft. Wayne just use our search function, but be sure to see “system breakdown” in Ft. Wayne, here.

Canada an attractive target for immigrants as many countries close doors

Here is an article about Canada that tells readers that Canada has attractive asylum laws and as a result the word is spreading for economic migrants to head to North America.  However, in listing countries closing their doors, the author suggests the US is not so welcoming anymore, but frankly I’ve seen no recent reduction in the number of immigrants the US is welcoming.  In fact, the Obama Administration is shooting for the highest refugee quota in years.

The worst recession in a generation has already played havoc with the job market, housing prices and the banking system. Now it’s doing the same with something else: the worldwide movement of people.

The world’s wealthiest nations, from Japan to Spain to Australia, are cutting immigration targets to protect fragile labour markets and encouraging itinerant workers to leave. Only Canada has refused to adjust immigration levels in response to the downturn.

This outlier status has led to concern among border officials that the country’s sympathetic refugee system and generous social programs will make it a prime target for migrants rejected elsewhere.

A government intelligence document described as sensitive and not for public distribution warns that more migrants from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America could opt to come to Canada rather than Western Europe or the United States. The report refers to both legal applicants and those who try to enter illegally.


“Individuals who may not be fleeing persecution are drawn to Canada because of our overly generous asylum system,” Mr. Velshi said. Human trafficking rings in Canada and the Czech Republic, for example, were encouraging people to make refugee claims in Canada, he added.

So again the author lists examples of other countries closing doors, but has no figures to make a point that the US is taking in less immigrants.

As jobs disappear, host countries are lowering immigration quotas to trim welfare rolls and quell potential anti-immigrant feeling. They’re also bolstering immigration enforcement. Authorities in Italy and Spain, for example, have redoubled their efforts to expel undocumented workers and prevent boatloads of African migrants from reaching their shores. Japan announced plans to send home 400,000 South Americans of Japanese heritage to ease its labour market strain. Spain has returned 300,000 migrants and paid 6,000 others a special supplement to leave the country. Australia reduced its intake targets by nearly 15 per cent.

The only thing I can assume is that fewer asylum seekers may try to come to the US because we don’t have that wonderful magnet—an extensive welfare system with socialized medicine for all.  That is, we don’t have it yet, but Obama is working on it!

Oklahoma Catholic Charities is rolling in money

How is it that Catholic Charities is leaving refugees in the lurch in many cities, crying that they need more federal funding, when they have money for a whole new “campus” for their assorted businesses in places like Oklahoma (in the recession, no less), here?

And, wasn’t it an opening of a new Catholic center in Pittsburgh that brought out the refugee demonstrators, here?

Maybe because Catholic Charities got $85,557,665 from the taxpayers they have loads of money to construct buildings; they don’t need to bother their parishioners for the needs of the struggling refugees they resettle (not to mention American poor people).  I get it, patting themselves on the back, they acquire the money for poor people from the government and use their privately-donated funds for construction projects.

But, then again, building edifices has always been something the Catholic Church is famous for.

I just remembered something!  I saw an article a few weeks ago!  It seems that Catholics in Oklahoma City are questioning the close ties the church there has developed with Saul Alinsky’s old outfit, and Obama’s earlier employer, the Industrial Areas Foundation, here.  Obviously some Catholics are catching on!