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Warren (Michigan) Mayor: Don't Send Us Iraqi Refugees
WXYZ TV ^ | 07/19/2007 | WXYZ TV

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wxyz.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigrantlist; immigration; iraq; iraqis; michigan; refugees; warren
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1 posted on 07/22/2007 1:42:50 PM PDT by taildragger
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To: taildragger
Shouldn't Iraqi refugees from the first Gulf War be heading BACK to Iraq? I’m sure there are some who deserve refugee status in the US for risking their lives to help us, but 10s of thousands?
2 posted on 07/22/2007 1:47:14 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: taildragger

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.


3 posted on 07/22/2007 1:48:34 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: taildragger

I*’d recommend San Fransicko and Hiyouannusport.


4 posted on 07/22/2007 1:50:02 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: indylindy
I hope they don't come to TEXAS.

We don't needd any more Muslims here.

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5 posted on 07/22/2007 1:51:37 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: taildragger

“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)


6 posted on 07/22/2007 1:52:34 PM PDT by VOA
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To: taildragger

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.


7 posted on 07/22/2007 1:54:59 PM PDT by kjo
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To: Dubya

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.


8 posted on 07/22/2007 1:54:59 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: indylindy

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.


9 posted on 07/22/2007 1:57:47 PM PDT by Lobbyist (I want my American dream!!!!)
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To: taildragger

If the UN is so great then why are there refugees from anywhere at all now? /rhetoric


10 posted on 07/22/2007 1:57:53 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: indylindy
Geez, we do not need any more Muslims.

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).

11 posted on 07/22/2007 2:04:47 PM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: taildragger

Our unemployment rate is already too high.


12 posted on 07/22/2007 2:05:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: taildragger

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. ;)


13 posted on 07/22/2007 2:06:46 PM PDT by madison10
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To: kjo

Makes no sense that some farm and business groups are running a spanish language “Come to Michigan” campaign either but they’re doing it.


14 posted on 07/22/2007 2:07:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: kjo

SE Michigan is already over-run with them, it’s not just Dearborn.


15 posted on 07/22/2007 2:07:47 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: taildragger

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.


16 posted on 07/22/2007 2:13:10 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: kjo
running a one-state recession

lol

17 posted on 07/22/2007 2:13:17 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: cripplecreek
Our unemployment rate is already too high.

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.

18 posted on 07/22/2007 2:18:28 PM PDT by John123 ("What good fortune for the governments that the people do not think" -- Adolf Hitler)
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To: TomGuy
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.

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.

19 posted on 07/22/2007 2:20:04 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: indylindy

Our idiot Governor up here in Maine will take all the muslimes he can get.


20 posted on 07/22/2007 2:22:25 PM PDT by MrLee
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To: taildragger
The soon to be Islamic Republic of Michiganistan with it's already large and fast growing Islamic population seems like the perfect place to send them to me.

/dripping sarcasm.

21 posted on 07/22/2007 2:24:02 PM PDT by magslinger (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss. R.A.Heinlein)
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To: kjo
Sounds suspiciously like a “SuperFund” site to me. But rather than nuclear waste, ...
22 posted on 07/22/2007 2:30:04 PM PDT by TxCopper
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To: NonZeroSum

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.


23 posted on 07/22/2007 2:33:35 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: magslinger

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.


24 posted on 07/22/2007 2:33:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: cripplecreek
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.

25 posted on 07/22/2007 2:50:40 PM PDT by magslinger (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss. R.A.Heinlein)
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To: org.whodat; All

US Ambassador Calls For Immigrant Visas For Iraq Aides
Fox News ^ | 7-22-2007

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1869990/posts?page=1


26 posted on 07/22/2007 2:51:51 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: indylindy

They’re already in the Washington suburbs.


27 posted on 07/22/2007 2:52:42 PM PDT by RockinRight (Fred Thompson once set fire to a crowd of liberals simply by smoking a cigar and looking upon them)
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To: magslinger

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.


28 posted on 07/22/2007 2:57:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: taildragger

They will send to Nashville whatever is left.


29 posted on 07/22/2007 2:59:33 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: operation clinton cleanup

http://laotze.blogspot.com/2007/06/one-last-drink-of-hemlock-starting-this.html


30 posted on 07/22/2007 3:02:14 PM PDT by expatguy (Support - "An American Expat in Southeast Asia")
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To: cripplecreek
In your defense, our number one machinist/electronics dude (Square D) was born in Sault Ste. Marie and was raised in Michigan.

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.

31 posted on 07/22/2007 3:07:14 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

Detroit...sorry


32 posted on 07/22/2007 3:10:03 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: cripplecreek

True for PA as well.


33 posted on 07/22/2007 3:13:57 PM PDT by RockinRight (Fred Thompson once set fire to a crowd of liberals simply by smoking a cigar and looking upon them)
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To: NonZeroSum

The official policy of the US Government is to provide absolutely no preference to religion regarding which Iraqi gets refugee visas into the US.


34 posted on 07/22/2007 3:26:31 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: taildragger

Send them back.


35 posted on 07/22/2007 3:51:55 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: NonZeroSum

“Many of the Iraqi refugees are Chaldean Catholics fleeing religious persecution..”

OK, sort them out and send back the Muslims.


36 posted on 07/22/2007 3:53:57 PM PDT by 353FMG (America, first, last and always.)
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To: taildragger
Warren Michigan undoubtedly has illegal aliens just like everywhere else. The federales could make a big push to remove them back to their countries so they can make room for Iraqi refugees.

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.

37 posted on 07/22/2007 4:33:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: taildragger
Need to make an adjustment. There appear to be only 1.35% Hispanics in Warren. It's about 20% Polish as well, and they've historically been a large source of "undocumented tourists" Fur Shur. But they don't do lawns!

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.

38 posted on 07/22/2007 4:44:58 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: taildragger
It’s actually a plan to bring the troops home. The front will be in Michigan where the muslims can fight the Christians and we can send the troops in. It’s closer to home..a win win...
39 posted on 07/22/2007 4:51:48 PM PDT by Post5203 (Waiting for the American Revolution Part II)
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To: AuntB
US Ambassador Calls For Immigrant Visas For Iraq Aides

Not much different than saying we surrender! Are Us ambassador runs up white flag!

40 posted on 07/22/2007 6:32:31 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: magslinger

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.


41 posted on 07/22/2007 6:39:55 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: operation clinton cleanup
Shouldn't Iraqi refugees from the first Gulf War be heading BACK to Iraq?

They, without a single one missing, should've been running point on the invasion force. Blackbird.

42 posted on 07/22/2007 9:49:16 PM PDT by BlackbirdSST (I'm dug in, giving no more ground to the rino stampede. BB)
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To: cripplecreek

BUMP


43 posted on 07/23/2007 12:07:20 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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