You know that overused definition of ‘insanity’ which says that when one does something over and over again and expects a different outcome, that is insane. Well, that applies to the resettlement of refugees.
Please pay attention to the cities that have been overloaded with refugees for years—even decades—and they can’t get the flow slowed. This will happen to your town!
If you open your town or city to the arrival of a resettlement contractor (Missoula pay attention!), you will not be choosing who comes and how many. Local taxpayers will bear the greatest burden especially in the school system. You will never be able to get the contractor to slow the flow of relatives they bring next. And, if you complain, you will be vilified!
We have dozens and dozens of posts about cities where mayors have begged for a slowdown or better still a moratorium on the resettlement of refugees because they can no longer cope—usually it is the school system that begins to crash first—and get no significant relief from the US State Department and its money-hungry resettlement contractors.
Search RRW for Manchester, NH, Lynn and Springfield, Mass, or Amarillo, TX to see what I mean.
Here is the latest from Amarillo (a ‘pocket of resistance!’) where the mayor is taking his battle to a new level. From Amarillo Globe-News:
Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole took his decades-long knowledge about the city’s refugees — their progress and challenges — to state lawmakers last week and he plans to continue the discussion locally today.
Harpole testified last Thursday in Austin at a hearing on refugee resettlement programs before the State Senate Committee on Health and Human Services to address resettlement rates, language barriers in schools and an alleged lack of foresight from Washington.
He addressed what he called disparities between the resettlement rate in Amarillo and the rates of cities in Texas and elsewhere. He also repeated a claim he’s made several times.
“The City of Amarillo gets more refugees per 100,000 population than any city in the world,” Harpole testified before the committee.
Lack of required ‘consultations’ just more proof that this program has been operating in SECRECY for years.
And, since Congress has never policed the program, administrations (both Democrat and Republican) have gotten away with operating in secrecy for 35 plus years!
Another complaint Harpole took to Austin was Washington’s alleged lack of foresight on a national level.
“What the Senators are talking about is why the federal government gives the state no control over this and no insight,” Harpole said. “And now the [US] State Department says we should have been having community consultation meetings and coordinating meetings every three months, and it’s been in place for years.”
Continue reading here. There is a lot of good information about how refugees will wreck your school system.
Go here for our complete Amarillo archive.
And, be sure to check out a post I wrote a year ago: Ten Things Your Town Needs to Know ….