This story is from January of this year. Thanks to ‘Pungentpeppers’ for sending it earlier, but I just never got around to it.
So, the gist of the story is that in late January a group calling itself ‘ Money Out Voter’s In‘ held a rally in Washington protesting the 5-year anniversary of the ‘Citizens United ‘ Supreme Court decision. You can read all about it here (but remember this is the Daily Kos!).
One of their targets is Walmart (for the record, I am no fan of Walmart). And, who do we have speaking about Walmart’s purportedly low wages, but a “refugee” from Saudi Arabia. Huh?
Readers, we don’t take Saudis as refugees, but (if this woman is a real “refugee”) we must be flying to America Somalis and other Africans who got into Saudi Arabia illegally and calling them ‘refugees.’
I’ve been writing for years about how we are perverting internationally understood refugee law by bringing some of Malta’s overload of illegal aliens to the US as refugees. Are we doing that for Saudi Arabia too?
Remember readers that Saudi Arabia deports most who manage to get into the country. Here is one of many posts on Saudi Arabia kicking out Somalis who got into S.A. They promptly deport other Africans as well.
Who is Fatmata Jabbie?
Fatmata Jabbie is a cashier at Walmart in Alexandria, VA. Originally from Saudi Arabia, she came to the US in 2010 as a refugee seeking a better life for her kids. She is a mother of two with a third child on the way, and supports her family making just $8.40/hour.
Fatmata works hard, and has asked Walmart repeatedly for more hours to support her family and even switched her schedule in an attempt to get full-time hours. As a pregnant working mother, she cannot afford Walmart’s health care. Meanwhile, the Walton family and Walmart as a corporation spend billions donating to politicians who support undermining public education. Walmart also maintains corporate policies that keep wages low and silence workers who speak out for better working conditions Fatmata sees how Citizens United has bolstered the power of billionaires like the Waltons at the expense of hardworking people and their families.
I’ll bet you a buck that you, the American taxpayers, are supplementing her “low” wages with generous welfare—food stamps, subsidized housing etc.
And, by the way, new baby on the way, where is hubby?
More importantly, where is Congress? Isn’t it time to investigate the Refugee Admissions Program of the UN/US State Department?