Sudanese refugee killed in Kentucky wanted to go home to Africa

This is something you rarely hear about because those in the refugee industry don’t want you to know that refugees sometimes just want to go home to their homeland, to their own culture, when they find out that America can be a tough place in which to live. 
Apparently that was the case for Deng Manyuon shot last Saturday when he attempted to assault a police officer in Louisville, KY.   We reported the story here yesterday.

I can see a PR campaign now with a poster like this one and an 800-number with operators waiting to hear from unhappy refugees and other immigrants who want to go home, and want information on how to apply for the funding.

Munyoun’s is not the first case I’ve heard of.   I had a back-and-forth discussion a few years ago with Iraqis who found that America’s streets were not paved with gold and they wanted to return to Iraq.  But they were unable to get the money together needed for a move back to the Middle East. Even airfare was too much for out-of-work refugees.  Honestly it’s almost like slavery, they’ve been brought here largely to supply big business with cheap labor or as voters for the Democrats and can’t go home!

Is it time for a Repatriation Fund?

In fact, reader CW suggested in January that a new contractor (call it “Repatriation Services”) could be incorporated and it would apply for federal grants for airfare and start-up money for immigrants and refugees who want to go home, to their own culture.
Israel is doing something like that now and offering start-up funding for Africans to voluntarily repatriate.
From (hat tip: Robin):

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) — Thousands of people have watched the video.

It shows LMPD Ofc. Nathan Blanford and 35-year-old Deng Manyuon at the corner of 4th and Oak in Old Louisville on Saturday.

When Manyuon walks away, he grabs a flag pole and charges back at Blanford, wildly swinging the flag pole.

Blanford shoots Manyuon twice, killing him.

For those who knew Manyuon, the video is tough to watch.

“It’s really painful,” says Matur Reclow, chairman of the South Sudanese Community of Kentucky.

Since his death, we’ve learned Manyuon was one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan”.

He came to the U.S. in 2001 amid his country’s civil war. Reclow says Manyuon had hopes of getting an education and having a life here.


“He didn’t have mental problems but was depressed and give up the life,” he said.

They made a deal in the hospital that day that if Manyuon would try to get back on track, Reclow would arrange a one-way ticket for him back to Sudan for a fresh start in his home country. He says Manyuon wanted to escape his life of homelessness and alcoholism in Louisville.

The idea of a “Repatriation Fund” is a serious one and it would save taxpayers a bundle.  Surely a few thousand dollars of airfare and a little cash to get started back home would be small in comparison to years of welfare payments and medical care.
In fact, if such a fund had existed right along with the resettlement program all these years, Deng Manyoun might be alive today.

Idaho: More controversy surrounding refugee resettlement in Magic Valley

Update June 22nd:  This post was our top post (by a mile!) last week, go figure!
Update June 20th:  I have no idea why this post is going viral today, but because of that, I want all of you to see my extensive update on Twin Falls here with a list of things citizens concerned with the resettlement of third worlders to Magic Valley must do!
This is an update of several posts we have written lately about complaints against the College of Southern Idaho for hosting a refugee resettlement office.  See our earlier coverage from Twin Falls, Idaho (click here for a complete archive).
Twin Falls is a federally-designated preferred resettlement site for UN-selected refugees!
From  (hat tip: Joanne).

One speaker, Rick Martin, is quoted as saying the resettlement office is “disastrous” to the college’s reputation.

Editor: The article has been removed at the request of an attorney for the newspaper which is clearly unhappy with any of their articles being partially posted here at RRW.

This is just further demonstration of how local newspapers are attempting to silence critics presumably because they are in the pockets of the federal government, the refugee contractors and the big businesses that need this cheap immigrant labor. Who is driving the cheap labor needs in Twin Falls?

House Homeland Security chairman IS WORRIED ABOUT SYRIAN REFUGEES!

Obviously the college officials do not know about the efforts by House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul to stop the resettlement of Syrians to places like Idaho because the FBI has said the Syrians cannot be screened. See hearings this coming week in Washington!

Harry Turner, an attorney, said he received a call from a refugee couple who’s Jewish and have been harassed in Twin Falls by Muslims.  [And, just wait until the resettled Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims resume their centuries-old conflicts right there in Idaho!—ed]

Read it all, here.
Local concerned citizens should also be demanding information from local and state government about the cost to Twin Falls and to the state of Idaho for the care of the impoverished refugees.  Idaho is a Wilson-Fish state and citizens there need to learn more about what that means.  (Hint! It isn’t good!)