Skip to comments.Springfield city officials decry housing for refugees, ask for accountability
Posted on 08/18/2013 12:11:47 PM PDT by libertarian27
SPRINGFIELD From a refugee camp in a war-torn area of Africa, to a stopover in Turkey to an apartment building near downtown Springfield, 21-year-old Hiboxasan Iyai found the challenges of her birthright were not yet over.
Among hundreds of Somali Bantu refugees resettled here since 2003, Iyai a mother of a 3- and 1-year-old, has been struggling to feed and clothe her children since she arrived two months ago she said during an interview hobbled by communication barriers.
With her limited English, Iyai attempted to sum up her plight through what amounted to an elaborate game of charades and about a dozen words of English.
America good, she said with a broad smile, standing in the hallway of her apartment at 400 Franklin St, a triple-decker home that houses three families of Somali refugees run by a landlord based out of Meriden, Conn.
The property was one of several cited by the city for deplorable, uninhabitable living conditions earlier this year primarily because mice and rats had infested the building so pervasively they were nibbling on a disabled childs feeding tube on the third floor, according to city records linked to the house.
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Solid blue town in a solid blue state. What a wonderful place for refugees. Load 'em up.
Makes you wonder how many slum landlords are benefitting from these refugee programs.
Springfield is one of those “no visible means of support” cities. Don’t need jobs, don’t need businesses, don’t need factories...just welfare.
I have strong beliefs that many of these refugees from such places as Africa have been helped to immigrate apart from our regular immigration procedures. Further I believe many such cases come by way of church organizations and the likes of Bill Gates. These people have no problems on foisting off on the USA taxpayer their feely-goody picadllos. They are the people who should be by conscience be paying for these immigrants instead they play the old societal blame game.
The liberals from Mass should be ashamed. Where’s Patrick? Where’s Kerry? Why aren’t they doing what they tell everyone else to do?