Editor: From time to time we publish opinion pieces from our readers as well as other comments worth highlighting. This is from an Idaho patriot with a point of view we have heard expressed before. Not pulling any punches here, the author is sure to infuriate some of you.
By the way, we have often asked our critics to pen an opinion piece for us about why they think the federal resettlement program is a good thing for America and they never take us up on it. Maybe some of those critics, who lurk here daily, will be inspired to respond after reading this!
(Emphasis below is mine)
From Idaho Patriot:
The refugee program is not unlike ancient AMERICAN slave trade.
Caboceers from the UN tap or trap their kinsman, the majority of which are uneducated and unskilled laborers, many of which DO NOT read. “Marketed” to foreign countries as laborers, separated from friends, family, and language they are relocated by the will and decision of overseers. Immediately the “cost of their transportation” puts them in debt to the government. Statistics say that the majority do not/cannot repay that initial debt.
Caboceers and wealthy contractors work together, not unlike the slave markets.
Money from the “New World” exchanges hands, and lives are shipped off to help feed the greed of massive industries. Refugees are told they have arrived in a “better” place, the proof of which is running water and flushing toilets. (Oh how lucky we would be to be relocated away from our problems to arrive in the land of bidets).
These people are segregated into poverty communities (Jim Crow would be proud of). Without employable skills, language, or ability to read they have no other option but to accept the housing supplied by their new handlers. Federal and State monies provide plantation type housing, similar to the cluster of shacks that indentured slaves were provided. Families who were destitute remain destitute but now they add debt, isolation, and language and cultural barriers to their troubles. Twice poor: economically, now cut off from their kinsmen.
Their own nationals often serve as handlers who are paid to organize and work their countrymen through the programs provided by state and federal tax dollars. The New World of promise turns out to be more similar to indentured slavery. Equipped with new skills they are now “qualified” for the jobs that “American’s won’t do”.
The reason Americans won’t do those jobs is NEVER QUESTIONED.
Perhaps it is because the work is grueling and the pay so meager that gas money is hardly covered. Perhaps it’s because nobody monitors the abuses against workers at these jobs, perhaps it’s because the hours are so strenuous that Americans would call and report it. Perhaps it’s because Americans aren’t “afraid” to lose jobs, or afraid of the government, or afraid to speak up about being mistreated. God forbid we ACTUALLY EXAMINE THE EMPLOYERS to see WHY Americans won’t work at these jobs. Billions are earned by these Masters but the indentured refugees are kept down and controlled as they fill the pockets of the fat cats on top. Refugees DON’T KNOW how to escape these situations; Americans do and perhaps that’s why we aren’t “doing these jobs”.
OUR happy community gets to feel wonderful about herself as she hands out poverty portions of used furniture, cheap food, and old clothing. Toss out all your unwanted items and feel good about your generosity, this is the other face of greed and can’t be anymore repulsive.
Get the warm and fuzzies by helping out at the refugee center if you wish but I dare you to walk the streets weekly and see how things really are. Many of you say you wish to “convert” these souls, but you aren’t going out to do so. Many of you say you “love multi-culturalism” but you live as far away from their dirty rundown dumps as possible.
What you really want is to feel good about yourself when you feel like doing a good deed. You want to pat yourself on the back when you give your 2nd hand charity. You want to promote yourself in the community by looking like you offer love and the hand of fellowship to people you don’t have anything to do with. Many of you love to have money from Federal and State programs that supply you with security and wealth from these tax funded programs for refugee schooling, medical care, adult education, housing, therapy, and other tax funded provisional programs. You care about YOU. If you were not receiving money you would not be receiving refugees.
Twin Falls has met her capacity to absorb refugees. At this point we are mistreating the ones who are already here by not seeing to their needs.
We are also dealing with questionable leadership who, DESPITE THE OUTCRY FROM THEIR COMMUNITY, don’t want to limit or cut off the federal money received for their part in this refugee trade. These programs are now BUILDING INDIGENT populations that are drowning Twin Falls in higher crime, garbage, and displaced souls.
This program needs to end.
Editor: My interest in the refugee program back in 2007 was initially begun because it came to citizens’ attention that refugees were being resettled in my county into the worst slum sections of our major city and reports were that they were not given necessities such as bedding and winter coats. Look around where you live and see if meek refugees are being neglected.
Suggestion for reform…..
This reminds me that we have a suggestion for something that could be done very easily by Congress and that is to create a repatriation fund to help unhappy refugees (and other legal immigrants) rejoin their own people and cultures where they came from or in a another country that is within their own cultural zone. Even the introduction of such a bill in Congress would ‘smoke out’ very quickly those who really care about the refugees as people, from those who are using them for cheap labor or for their own personal selfish reasons.
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