Skip to comments.Warren (Michigan) Mayor: Don't Send Us Iraqi Refugees
Posted on 07/22/2007 1:42:45 PM PDT by taildragger
Warren Mayor Mark Steenbergh claims the federal government is looking to relocate more than 16,000 Iraqi refugees to Warren and Sterling Heights -- and there's no way his city can handle it.
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Geez, we do not need any more Muslims. My advice, they needed to be located down to Crawford and Posh Washington DC suburbs.
This stuff needs to stop.
I*’d recommend San Fransicko and Hiyouannusport.
“Warren (Michigan) Mayor: Don’t Send Us Iraqi Refugees “
He must have heard about the 40,000 to 50,000 Bosnian Muslims that have
been dumped on the St. Louis, MO area.
Why can’t Europe, The Middle East, etc., etc., fix their own problems?
(yep, that’s a rhetorical question with the obvious answer: they are
incompetent idiots we American are always saving)
Given that Michigan is running a one state recession it makes no sense that the feds would relocate these people here. But then, this IS the federal government.
Sorry, I do understand, especially because you are overflowing with Mexicans.
I just want the people responsible for all this to have to know what it is like for the rest of the US.
They make these deals from somewhere afar and forget about it, after dumping the problem on others.
It is also a security danger.
Some pleez explain why Americans are fighting and dying in Iraq? Why don’t those folks just stay in Iraq and help rebuild the country. Geez. I’m sick of this.
If the UN is so great then why are there refugees from anywhere at all now? /rhetoric
They're not necessarily Muslims. Many of the Iraqi refugees are Chaldean Catholics fleeing religious persecution (as are many of the Iraqis in that part of Michigan, in Warren and Southfield).
Our unemployment rate is already too high.
Mr. Steenburgh should look as the transplants not as a burden from the government, but as Jenny’s personal gift to the cities of Warren and Sterling Heights. ;)
Makes no sense that some farm and business groups are running a spanish language “Come to Michigan” campaign either but they’re doing it.
SE Michigan is already over-run with them, it’s not just Dearborn.
Published reports have said that 7,000, maybe 25,000, and possibly up to 100,000 Iraqis will be resetted from the current Iraqi War in the coming months.
I caught one tv news report last evening. It was saying that the US State Department couldn’t hire enough Iraqis in Iraq because they had previously been promised visas to resettle in the US as a reward for working for/with the US. When the State Department quit offering visas to resettle in the US, Iraqis quit applying for US government related jobs in Iraq.
You say that now but just wait until the 3 automakers go bankrupt, eliminate the pension liabilities and become revitalized. Detroit is gonna be the apple of America's eye!
Yessiree... that's the way I look at it.
It's just unbelievable what jorge bush has done to this country. We have people dying to make Iraq a safe place to live, the state department tell people that should invest in their own country that we'll take you out of this hell hole and send you to America.
Just damn, bring the troops home.
Our idiot Governor up here in Maine will take all the muslimes he can get.
Good point. Many or most are probably Christians.
But 16,000 in one place is way too many for local residents and local governments and local economies to handle.
The sarcasm tag isn’t needed for us Michigan residents. We’re armed, dangerous, and sick of these cities that give us a bad name.
Roger that. I thought the /sarc tag to be unnecessary for most, but I put it there for any dense politician who might be lurking.
US Ambassador Calls For Immigrant Visas For Iraq Aides
Fox News ^ | 7-22-2007
They’re already in the Washington suburbs.
I get pretty irritated about being called a liberal state all the time. Outside of a few wildly corrupt cities, we’re about as conservative as they come.
They will send to Nashville whatever is left.
Also my mentor on RADARs was a Detoit man whom loved the Tigers. RIP
Those of us who know the good Michigan people would like to see a resurgence of that great state.
True for PA as well.
The official policy of the US Government is to provide absolutely no preference to religion regarding which Iraqi gets refugee visas into the US.
Send them back.
“Many of the Iraqi refugees are Chaldean Catholics fleeing religious persecution..”
OK, sort them out and send back the Muslims.
The mayor is simply protecting his own private stash of illegals to do his lawn and cut his hedge. Come winter, though, they'll move on.
As it is the demographers in several sources say Warren MI was America's "whitest city" for several decades but that title has passed to next door Livonia MI.
The number of Chaldean Christians (from Iraq etc.) is sufficiently large to be worth noting. However, I'd just betcha Indianapolis, Indiana (Marion County) has a larger number of Chaldeans and Chaldean descendants than just about anyplace in the United States. Problem is they are so thoroughly integrated and assimilated most of them really don't know what that's about unless they attend a church with "St. George" in the name.
Toledo has its share, as does Nashville. Detroit metro isn't the only place with large Arab-Amerian settlements.
For the most part Arab-Americans, whether Christian or Moslem, pretty much disappear as an identifiable group in the first generation.
Not much different than saying we surrender! Are Us ambassador runs up white flag!
Yep, and this will be the scenario: Michigan cannot handle any more, the immigrants will be living off of taxpayers, with no employment in sight. The area will be taken over by ‘radical youths’, and the liberals will blame the government for the immigrants’ violence.
They, without a single one missing, should've been running point on the invasion force. Blackbird.
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