US Banks not cooperating with Somali money transfers

If only it were so!   But, I find this story in a Somali publication hard to believe.   These money transfer operations are the backbone of Somali enterprise in the US (you don’t really think those little mom and pop trinket shops and eateries can survive otherwise do you?).

From the Suna Times:

Minnesota (Sunatimes) Somali money transfer companies (Hawala) in the United States of America are complaining that the US banks do not want to cooperate with them.

A year ago, the banks refused to accept money from the companies who help Somalis living in America to transfer their money to Somalia and else where around the world.

The US banks were worried that the huge sums of money deposited by the companies better known as “Hawala” would risk US’ security.

In 2009, some members of the Somali community living in the US were accused of sending money through those companies to Somali insurgent group, Al-shabab militia which the US believes is linked to Al-Qaida network.

Abdiaziz Mohamed, who is the manager of Tawakal Hawala in Ohio region said although the banks do not want to associate with them, they will do all that they can to convince them to accept their deposits.

Shocking graphic shows US population rise from immigration

Check out this website ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reduction’ to see how rapidly US population is increasing from all of our LEGAL and illegal immigration sources.     Hat tip:  Paul.

My only complaint is that the refugee number is too low.  It is not 35,000 but in recent years has been in the 75,000 range.  Obama this year asked for 80,000.

Makes you kind of wonder where the Lefty environmentalists are on the immigration issue. Shouldn’t they be concerned about all the houses, cars, schools that will destroy the environment and open space as the population booms? (Oh, that’s right, the environmental leaders like Carl Pope of the Sierra Club are Marxists and working with Van Jones to bring on the Revolution.)

That reminds me, wouldn’t someone please undertake to write some blogs on these other immigration programs—the diversity visa needs attention every day, as does the treaty investor program (food stamp fraud!), and how about someone please follow the student visa scam!