The refugee family had been in the US for a year, but apparently still had poor English language skills. I’m posting this story just so readers in present and future ‘welcoming’ towns in America know what they have to get ready for—the cost of interpretation services. And, I think this is being set up as … Continue reading Winooski, Vermont: Somali boy drowns, police criticized for poor communication with family
The school system in this refugee ‘seed’ community must educate students speaking 30 different languages. (Imagine what that costs the local tax payer!). This story is about the first Somali School Board member in Winooski’s history. From My Champlain Valley (hat tip: Joanne): “There’s over 30 languages spoken among the families in our schools,” said … Continue reading Winooski, VT: Is another immigrant colony forming as Somali refugees move in?
I don’t have the time to do this post justice this morning, but since the news about a restaurant in Vermont taking down a sign with the word “bacon” on it after a Muslim customer deemed it offensive is all over the web, and because some have linked a post we wrote here in 2009, … Continue reading The bacon flap in “welcoming” Winooski, VT
Update October 12th: USCRI says everything is great for refugees in “welcoming” Vermont, here. This is a very funny news story. Funny because one gets a feeling that the poor reporter and the town officials are struggling to report and discuss problems with the large immigrant influx into their “welcoming city” while still attempting so very … Continue reading Winooski, VT: We love our refugees, but….
I told you here that the refugee industry was working on a letter to the President urging him to get the refugee flow into America moving again. Yesterday they sent the letter with 540 signatories. Says Amnesty International: By signing this letter, these elected officials have joined together to voice their commitment to welcoming refugees … Continue reading 540 Local Elected Officials Tell Trump to Open Refugee Pipeline