To unhappy Iraqi refugees: Contact the Iraqi Embassy, others

I got to thinking about all we are hearing about Iraqi refugees struggling in the United States, living in substandard housing in dangerous neighborhoods and finding no jobs.  Most recently we had a firestorm of discussion at this post about Houston, TX about a volag leaving refugees high and dry and a similar story from Sacramento (here).  That is … Continue reading To unhappy Iraqi refugees: Contact the Iraqi Embassy, others

Iraqi government helping finance unhappy refugees return to Iraq (from the US!)

Here is a story, this time from USA Today, about Iraqi refugees hearing that life is tough in the US and having second thoughts about coming, BAGHDAD — When Haider Abbas applied for a refugee visa to the U.S. more than a year ago, moving to America seemed like a no-brainer. An American contractor for whom … Continue reading Iraqi government helping finance unhappy refugees return to Iraq (from the US!)

So the State Department knows there are unhappy Iraqi refugees here

What are they going to do about it, apparently not much! This is an exchange at the State Department’s daily press briefing yesterday about Iraqi refugees unhappiness and desire to go home to Iraq.  QUESTION: Do you have an update, perhaps, on Iraqi refugees asked about from yesterday?*  Specifically, what can the U.S. Government do … Continue reading So the State Department knows there are unhappy Iraqi refugees here