I remember the Mayor of Lewiston pleaded with the Somali leaders in Atlanta. He asked them to cut back on the tactic of migration to his city. He was quickly saddled with the designation of "racist". At a total of 1,200 newcomers it was claimed resources were then strained to the limit. This regarding shelters, welfare agencies and the like.
I just checked on Wiki and found there are now 6,000 Somali residents in a city of about 36,000. Wiki is quite positive and talks of a resurgence of new business enterprises there. There is however grumbling amongst Somali men about Lewiston. They do not like the cold weather.
Very hard to get the real truth however, must be a Freeper from Lewiston out there.
The polygamous "refugees" are generally a real PIA in Maine. They need everything, from Section 8 apartments for each wife, (good luck with that in Maine), to extraordinary health care (ask an ER about female circumcisions gone wrong) to special handling in schools where the young men refuse to follow instructions from females.
The politically correct crowd fawns on them, their imams raise money to send jihadis to training camps, and they are quite aggressive in personal contact.
The "refugees" are actually from bandit border tribes who lived by smuggling, cattle and camel rustling in Kenya and Somalia.
It was not a good day for Maine when these jokers with their tribal scars showed up!