I’m only seeing this news on the UK Mirrorso far….. Update: Daily Mailsays it was an electrical fire unrelated to Paris slaughter (almost an unbelievable coincidence). By the way, if you are a new reader and wonder why there is a huge migrant camp packed with Middle Easterners and Africans at Calais, those are all supposed ‘asylum seekers’ who aren’t asking for asylum in France because they want asylum in the UK where they think the welfare goodies are better. Thus the many-years-long stalemate.
Did you ever hear of the ‘big lie theory?’ Basically it says that the lie is so colossal no one would believe you made it up. But, one of many big lies perpetrated by the refugee resettlement industry is the one which says pouring thousands of impoverished immigrants into a dying city will revive it—-a concept which defies logic and commonsense!
Here is a story in The Atlantic (not some right wing blog!) about how the city of Syracuse is becoming more impoverished as the refugees pour in.
For our readers from Minnesota, read the whole thing, because Somalis who are resettled in Syracuse are hightailing it to your neighborhood in search of jobs and better welfare (one Somali says he has to get money to send ‘home’ to Somalia). Which reminds me that phony-baloney studies on how immigrants supposedly bring boom times to cities, NEVER factor in the remittances the immigrants send out of the country thus making those dollars unavailable to the local economy.
Refugees falling into “perpetual poverty.”
SYRACUSE—Drive around this economically depressed city and the signs of the more than 10,000 refugees who have settled here are everywhere, from the ethnic grocery stores on the Northside to clusters of Somali Bantu women sitting in brightly colored veils and dresses in Central Village, one of the city’s housing projects in the Southside.
The number of refugees arriving in America is nearing a recent high, and will continue to track upward following an announcement by President Obama last month that the country would welcome at least 10,000 displaced Syrians.
Syracuse, like other cities in the North and Midwest that have experienced population losses, has put out the welcome mat for refugees, with Mayor Stephanie Miner joining 17 mayors in a letter to President Obama encouraging the country to accept even more Syrian refugees.
But Syracuse, like many other cities with large populations of refugees, is grappling with the challenges of bringing strangers from abroad to a down-and-out area. More than 70 different languages are spoken in Syracuse City schools, which a court has declared underfunded.Nearby Utica banned 17-to-20-year-olds from city schools, instead choosing to bus them to a school where they can’t earn a diploma. Syracuse is still trying to figure out how to find housing for refugees who can’t afford much and how to ensure, in a region where jobs are hard to come by, that refugees don’t fall into perpetual poverty.
So far, the city has struggled to deliver on those goals. According to analysis by Paul Jargowsky, a fellow at the Century Foundation, the number of high-poverty census tracts doubled in Syracuse from 2000 to 2013. Many of the areas that saw the highest jumps in concentrated poverty were Northside neighborhoods where large populations of refugees have resettled. Even there, refugees have a hard time finding affordable housing.
There is so much more, but I am running out of time. Please read it all yourself especially if you are in a ‘pocket of resistance’and need more ammunition to persuade your local government to keep refugee contractors out of your cities and towns.
Because there is so much other interesting news today, apologies to all who were waiting for a report from my trip to Washington yesterday, I am likely not going to get to it until later today or tomorrow…other duties call. Click herefor our many, many posts on Syracuse.
Read the whole story atWorld Net Daily.
For all of our posts going back several years on the ‘Invasion of Europe,’ click here.
See this morning’s previous poston Sweden pulling up the ladder, but what will that mean as the invaders are still heading to “welcoming” Germany and Sweden. Will the backup, just like water building behind a dam, cause crisis and chaos in those countries through which they are now flowing?
Don’t you think it is fascinating that we aren’t seeing daily reports of the European crisis in the mainstream media—even Fox News isn’t bringing us these images. (Correction, maybe Fox is, but I don’t watch it very often anymore).
First I saw this story from Al Jazeera about Sweden’s plan to close their border yesterday, and then I’m seeing that Breitbart tells us about the reaction of the migrants who had their feet in the door just the day before yesterday—they are happy Sweden is closing the gates behind them!
(Of course what will this mean for those already on the road behind them working their way northward through Europe?) Al Jazeera:
Sweden will impose temporary border controls starting Thursday in response to an influx of refugees, a turnaround for a country known for its open-door policies that also threw down the gauntlet to other EU nations hit by a migration crisis.
Sweden’s prime minister is defending his decision to reintroduce border controls, saying it is no longer possible to properly control the country’s borders.
Stefan Lofven told reporters on Thursday that “when our authorities tell us we cannot guarantee the security and control of our borders, we need to listen.”
The decision by a Nordic state that touts itself as a “humanitarian superpower” underscored how the flow of refugees into the European Union is straining its prized system of open internal borders close to breaking point.
Sweden’s government had warned last week that it could no longer guarantee finding accommodation for newly-arrived refugees. [Remember the ‘no beds’ story, here—ed]
The minority government has faced pressure also from the center-right opposition and far-right, anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats — who are rising in polls — to tighten up on refugees.
The Swedish Migration Agency already plans to shelter thousands of refugees in heated tents due to a housing shortage, while some people may be accommodated in venues such as ski resorts and a theme park.
Some 10,000 refugees arrived last week, and 2,000 in one day — both records for Sweden. Compounding concerns, there have been more than a dozen suspected arson attacks on buildings earmarked for refugees in the last few months.
Why would Sweden take so many?
Now be sure to read Breitbart where those who got in are overjoyed that the border will be closed so they won’t have to compete with even more migrants for accommodations and welfare goodies.
One Syrian migrant told the paper: “I’m surprised how it is here in Sweden. If they can’t take care of us properly, they should not take so many”.
See all of our posts, going back many years, about the ‘Invasion of Europe,’ here. And see dozens and dozens of previous stories from Sweden (our Socialist canary in a coal mine) here.