I remember the multiple posts on FR at the time. I believe I am right in the actual logistics of how this came about. I stand corrected of course, as it was about 4 years ago.
The Somali people were originally settled in the State of Georgia. The authorities had drastically cut back for all welfare recipients. This was across the board.
Someone did their homework. The State of Maine- not having a massive welfare population, therefore had among the most benefits in the USA.
Oh, so I see... yep, go to a blue state and sucker off them.
From what I have been reading recently, Minneapolis also has an immigration problem with Somalis now as well (and gee, get this, Minnesota is another blue state).
Just goes to show, many immigrants are hard working, yes. Many are not, though.