Contemplating 'welcoming' refugees? Pay attention to Amarillo, TX

Amarillo was in the news this week when a former refugee was shot dead in a Walmart store after taking hostages.  If you are looking for excitement in your boring towns and cities, follow the Amarillo example. If you kind of like your peaceful all American town, then you better think twice about becoming a new refugee resettlement site. (And, make all the political noise you can when the feds come to town with their contractors).

Paul Harpole
Harpole testified April 21 before the state Senate’s Committee on Health and Human Services, which held a hearing on refugee resettlement

Amarillo has been getting refugees for years and years so that is why they are now overloaded and stressed.  I suspect early on, the federal contractors snuck into town (they always set up the seed communities with the least amount of publicity they can get away with) and no one caught on until the schools were overloaded and multiculturalism had destabilized the resident population.
Before seeing Leo Hohmann’s detailed report on Amarillo see our post earlier this year that is turning in to one of the top posts of the year, click here.
Take note Rutland, VT, Missoula, MT, Ithaca, NY and Reno, NV among others!
Here is Hohmann at World Net Daily:

A man who took two co-workers hostage at an Amarillo, Texas, Walmart Tuesday was a Muslim refugee from Somalia, and that fact came as no surprise to those who track the federal government’s robust refugee resettlement program.

Amarillo is bursting at the seams with foreign refugees, from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and its mayor has pleaded repeatedly with the government to stop sending refugees to his city.

But they keep coming.

The schools are stretched, and the local police department is having a hard time getting a handle on the rising crime.

On Tuesday, it was just another example. Mohammad Moghaddan, a Somali refugee, was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies after he had taken two Walmart employees hostage.

Moghaddan, 54, was a current employee of the store, and his actions were quickly declared “a case of work place violence” by the sheriff’s office. The hostage taker, armed with a handgun, was shot dead by a SWAT team as terrified shoppers were ushered out of the store.

The city’s mayor has been on a crusade since 2011 to get the U.S. State Department, working with the United Nations, to put a damper on the number of refugees flooding into his city.

So far, Mayor Paul Harpole has had little success.

Continue reading here for all the details.
And, again for you in prospective ‘welcoming’ towns remember the message from Amarillo—once you go down this road and open an office in your town there is no slowing the flow later.  Just ask another mayor, Ted Gatsas in Manchester, NH who like Mayor Harpole has tried to persuade Washington to stop sending so many, to no avail.
See our Amarillo archive which extends back to 2008.  This May 2008 post may be our earliest realization that Amarillo was being changed by BIG MEAT in need of cheap immigrant labor or, because the federal government makes it attractive (financially beneficial) for them to hire non-Hispanic laborers (hmmmm?), see here. BTW, in a quick look around I saw that there are 11 meatpacking companies near Amarillo. Why is it the job of the US State Dept. to provide laborers for processing plants, that is what I want to know!

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau stunt (not!)

Update!  A reader tells me I fell for fake news!!! See here! Sorry! Problem still for Trudeau now that this is out there circulating forever … I’ll delete the post shortly, just wanted readers to see how stupid I was!

We have an entire category on Canada (179 previous posts) with real news, go here for more.

NBC foreign correspondent tells Rachel Maddow that ISIS will infiltrate refugee flow


Maddow learns the cold hard truth! Trump might have a point (of course she would never admit it!)

The story by Jack Coleman at News Busters is entitled: NBC’s Richard Engel Strays From Script of Syrian Refugees as Entirely Harmless. Of course to us (and Donald Trump) that is a no-brainer, but it might be new news to Ms. Maddow.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow interviewed Engel from Instanbul, 4:40 a.m. local time, on her show Monday night about the terrorist massacre in Orlando and breaking news of the murder of a French police officer and his wife by another ISIS-inspired jihadist.

With ISIS losing ground in Syria and Iraq, its leaders are urging Islamists to attack Europeans and Americans in their countries rather than joining ISIS fighters on the battlefield in the Middle East, Engel said. Then came an assertion you’re unlikely to hear again on MSNBC —

So, already what we’re seeing a little bit, and French officials have been warning about this, is people trying to leave the battlefield. They don’t want to stay in Raqqa and face the bombings, so they’re trying to get out, come back through Turkey, come back anyway they can. The migrant trail is once again moving, not on the scale that it did last year, but still is underway. And that is also a concern that as you smash them in Iraq and Syria, they spread out. Or, they just inspire the ones like this awful shooter in Orlando who was clearly full of hate.

More here with the video clip itself.