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Portlandís immigrants fear losing food, place to live
Portland Press Herald ^ | June 13,2014 | TOM BELL STAFF WRITE

Posted on 06/13/2014 6:44:52 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

The LePage administration’s plan to stop funding General Assistance benefits for undocumented immigrants has many immigrant families worried that they will lose their apartments and that their children will go hungry, say leaders in the immigrant community in Greater Portland.

“People will have nothing to feed their kids,” said Mia Ntahobari, 43, of Portland, who leads the Burundian Women’s Commission. “They just don’t know what to do.”Ntahobari discussed the rule change Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Maine Immigrant Women’s Network, which drew 20 women from almost every immigrant group in the city.

Many were surprised to hear about the rule change announced Wednesday by the state Department of Health and Human Services. Just two weeks earlier, they had celebrated Attorney General Janet Mills’ finding that Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to exclude asylum-seekers from General Assistance aid was unconstitutional.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Government; Local News
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; oregon; portland
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American cannot afford to give handouts .. They came here illegally or overstayed visa than became illegal.. Lucky they got what they got.. Illegals are not suppose to get federal benefits and we got enough of our own people who need help..I ask where be the churches at ??What do these folks think we should get them life time of free benefits ? They should have people to sponsor them..These illegals getting more help than our vets can get..Better thankful it lasted this long..Gravy train is over..
1 posted on 06/13/2014 6:44:52 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Meaning people who are here illegally.


2 posted on 06/13/2014 6:45:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: moonshinner_09

“Mia Ntahobari, 43, of Portland, who leads the Burundian Women’s Commission”

The Burundian Women’s Commission? WTF?


3 posted on 06/13/2014 6:46:29 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: moonshinner_09

This governor is one of the few in the GOP working for us.


4 posted on 06/13/2014 6:47:27 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: moonshinner_09

Whaaaaaa, whatever should they dooooooo? How about going back where they came from and start the LEGAL citizenship process.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 6:49:27 PM PDT by bgill
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To: moonshinner_09

Mia Ntahobari of Portland, an immigrant from Burundi, says those seeking asylum come here because they fear for their lives, not because they want a handout.

6 posted on 06/13/2014 6:49:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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Without the program, which provides vouchers for rent and food and medicine, families will have nothing, said Ridelphine Katabesha, 28, who immigrated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and now lives in Gorham. “People are confused and afraid.”

The rule change applies to immigrants who do not have documents. That includes people who entered the United States illegally, and people who came here on valid visas that have since expired.

Without the program, which provides vouchers for rent and food and medicine, families will have nothing, said Ridelphine Katabesha, 28, who immigrated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and now lives in Gorham. “People are confused and afraid.”

The rule change applies to immigrants who do not have documents. That includes people who entered the United States illegally, and people who came here on valid visas that have since expired.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 6:52:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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Doesn’t Greyhound sell one way tickets to Boston or Minneapolis?


8 posted on 06/13/2014 6:55:01 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: moonshinner_09

Guess they’ll just have to go somewhere else.


9 posted on 06/13/2014 6:55:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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May I suggest Blue states....especially in liberal’s backyards.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 6:57:39 PM PDT by kcvl
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Someplace on the coast or close to a border.


11 posted on 06/13/2014 7:02:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: moonshinner_09

GO HOME, that’s what you do!


12 posted on 06/13/2014 7:04:03 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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“Mia Ntahobari of Portland, an immigrant from Burundi, says those seeking asylum come here because they fear for their lives, not because they want a handout.”

So Tell me where do you work? I’m sure you work full time in some high paying profession!!!! /S/


13 posted on 06/13/2014 7:08:59 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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Arrest all illegals, seize their assets and deport them. What a bunch of illegal alien bums!


14 posted on 06/13/2014 7:10:39 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: moonshinner_09

Did they really think they could sponge off the US taxpayer for the rest of their lives? The road they got here on also goes back home. They are entitled to nothing, but we will donate a ticket home.


15 posted on 06/13/2014 7:17:13 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: kcvl

Notice they can’t feed themselves, but they can get their nails done.


16 posted on 06/13/2014 7:18:30 PM PDT by txrefugee
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Then they should work their a$$’s off in gratitude for their rescue, to show their benefactors their appreciation.


17 posted on 06/13/2014 7:18:38 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: moonshinner_09

They should petition their own Government. Get out!


18 posted on 06/13/2014 7:20:04 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: kcvl

Start by selling OUR Gold that you bought with OUR tax money!


19 posted on 06/13/2014 7:21:58 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: hal ogen
That will work, however only President Eisenhower had the guts to do it. On June 17, 1954, what was called “Operation Wetback” began. Because political resistance was lower in California and Arizona, the roundup of aliens began there. Some 750 agents swept northward through agricultural areas with a goal of 1,000 apprehensions a day. By the end of July, over 50,000 aliens were caught in the two states. Another 488,000, fearing arrest, had fled the country.

By mid-July, the crackdown extended northward into Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, and eastward to Texas.

By September, 80,000 had been taken into custody in Texas, and an estimated 500,000 to 700,000 illegals had left the Lone Star State voluntarily.

Unlike today, Mexicans caught in the roundup were not simply released at the border, where they could easily reenter the US. To discourage their return, Swing arranged for buses and trains to take many aliens deep within Mexico before being set free.

Tens of thousands more were put aboard two hired ships, the Emancipation and the Mercurio. The ships ferried the aliens from Port Isabel, Texas, to Vera Cruz, Mexico, more than 500 miles south.

The sea voyage was “a rough trip, and they did not like it,” says Don Coppock, who worked his way up from Border Patrolman in 1941 to eventually head the Border Patrol from 1960 to 1973.

What do we do now? Free Food, Free Rent, Free whatever they want. No wonder they keep coming, just what is going to stop them?

20 posted on 06/13/2014 7:26:44 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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