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Maine Struggles to Cut Off Welfare for Somali Migrants
Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/28/2013 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 12/28/2013 10:56:32 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Somalis have made Somalia a very pleasant place to live. Between the Muslim militias shooting at each other and the amateur hyena psychiatry sessions, it’s perfect. That’s why most Somalis are getting the hell out of there and moving to other countries that they can remake into Somalia.

There are Little Mogadishus all across America, but few places have been hit as hard by Somali Muslim migrants as Maine whose generous benefits system is struggling to cope with the Somali settlers.

Lewiston Mayor Robert E. MacDonald has written sharply about the Somali welfare invasion and its impact on Maine natives.

Today in Maine our legislators make sure that money is available for those who flock to Maine, many with their GPS programmed for Lewiston, to obtain the generous welfare benefits offered by our caring Legislature. But for 3,100 of our most needy, those who cannot survive without assisted living, the funding for home- or community-based care is not available.

Then we have the asylum seekers. They come from Europe, Asia, Africa, North or South America. They obtain visas to enter our country. They must declare why they are seeking entry (education, seasonal work, etc.), and further declare that they have a place to stay, money to cover their stay and a home to go back to. Once in our country, they suddenly declare that harm will come to them if they return to their country of origin.

An investigation into their claim is initiated by the federal government. This investigation takes many months to complete. In the meantime, housing, clothing, medication, food, utilities, etc. must be paid for, as they have no money. The federal and state government will not pick up their expenses.

How do they survive? On the forced funding by local taxpayers. But no funding is available for 3,100 of our most needy.

Now Maine governor Paul LePage is trying to shut down the Somali settlers’ free lunch.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s administration has proposed a rule that would prevent asylum seekers from getting cash assistance.

The Republican governor’s proposal for the General Assistance program would impact new immigrants who aren’t citizens and aren’t official refugees. The state says it doesn’t know how many people would be affected.

Critics say ending funding for the program will force communities to provide basic needs for asylum seekers through soup kitchens and emergency shelters.

It might, but if they do a bad enough job of it, the Somalis might get the message and search for their promised welfare land somewhere else.

But you can’t just stop feeding stray dogs or racoons. The moment you do that, the lawsuits begin.

A legal advocacy group has warned city and state officials that a proposed rule change at the Department of Health and Human Services could cut off benefits to members of Maine’s immigrant population.

Robin Merrill, a senior policy analyst with Maine Equal Justice Partners, met with members of the Portland City Council and the legislative delegation on Monday and talked about a proposed rule change that could cause some members of the immigrant community to lose general assistance.

“This would be devastating for Portland and for Lewiston,” Merrill said.

The Somali settlements in Maine are devastating for Lewiston and all of Maine.

Maine has gone from having no gang members a few years ago to having 4,000 of them. Mainahs have gone from thinking of gang members as something they saw on COPS to something they see when they look out the window.

Vacationland now hosts the True Somali Bloods and the True Sudanese Bloods who spill each other’s blood to find out who has the truest blood of them all. In Lewiston, Somali flash mobs attack natives. In Bangor, a Somali gang is at the heart of local crime.

Somalis are slowly turning Maine into Somalia.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: asylum; asylumseekers; immigration; maine; somalia; welfare
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1 posted on 12/28/2013 10:56:32 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberals and their whacky ideas!


2 posted on 12/28/2013 11:00:04 AM PST by novascotianative
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To: SeekAndFind

Open the doors and invite every deadbeat Muslim in the world and they will come.


3 posted on 12/28/2013 11:08:39 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What goes around, comes around

I’ll tell you whyyyyyy

Keep on voting Demonratic, idiots


4 posted on 12/28/2013 11:15:54 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Merry Christmas Everyone . . .)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m pretty sure it was the former Mayor Ed Koch that say...’if you build it, they will come...’


5 posted on 12/28/2013 11:15:56 AM PST by exPBRrat
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To: Maine Mariner

ping...


6 posted on 12/28/2013 11:16:13 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: SeekAndFind

All predicted years ago.

The Refugee industry steamrolled any objection with the help of the Clinton AND Bus administrations.

And the idiots in Maine voted for the libs, like Susan Collins.

Sleep in the bed you made, fools.


7 posted on 12/28/2013 11:25:53 AM PST by Regulator
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To: SeekAndFind

Been through the airport at Minneapolis lately ?
You can’t buy a newspaper, stick of gum or catch a cab without having to deal with Somalis. Ditto Denver and a couple others.

What is it about airports that attracts Muzzies ?


8 posted on 12/28/2013 11:26:35 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Kick them out. Along with the politicians who brought them here.


9 posted on 12/28/2013 11:27:07 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Whole groups show up at one time and demand services.

One ‘interpreter’ will coordinate and translate.

In the beginning, many found their way here via a website about services available. The site was run by catholic charities.

In Portland,Me (northern mass) the housing complexes have been taken over. Cops only go in as groups.


10 posted on 12/28/2013 11:28:16 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: SeekAndFind
I will never forget the initial exodus from Atlanta to Lewiston, Maine. The authorities had clamped down on benefits for the Somalis in Georgia. Someone found the lowest number of recipients of benefits and the most generous was in Maine. The trek started.

At the figure of 1,200 migrants, the Mayor locally, plead with the "Somali Community" in Georgia to please, please stop coming. Their resources were being driven to breaking point. The usual suspects (not Somalis) promptly called him a racist.

Just damn!

11 posted on 12/28/2013 11:29:15 AM PST by Peter Libra
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To: SeekAndFind

How about that. Cause and effect is more than just a wild theory. Make a paradise for illegal aliens, and they will flock to you. They will not bother to assimilate, since that would only be suggested by racists. Way to go.


12 posted on 12/28/2013 11:30:36 AM PST by jim35 (Obama: the second saboteur-in-chief.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
What is it about airports that attracts Muzzies?

Extortion choke point, piracy, ya know.

13 posted on 12/28/2013 11:31:13 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: novascotianative

Liberals and their whacky ideas!
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I think the Bushes are the main force behind the Somalis being here and teaching them how to game the welfare system.


14 posted on 12/28/2013 11:35:21 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do we allow people into this country who have absolutely nothing to contribute? There already 300 million people here. We can be a little more selective now.


15 posted on 12/28/2013 11:35:31 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
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To: novascotianative
Liberals and their whacky ideas!

Namely Congressman John Baldacci and Jack Nicholas of Maine Catholic Charities (also former DHHS Commissioner)

16 posted on 12/28/2013 11:35:50 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: I want the USA back

See #16.


17 posted on 12/28/2013 11:37:16 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

In Indy we installed airport foot washin’ stations for ‘em.
Not sure about Minnie?


18 posted on 12/28/2013 11:41:19 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: SeekAndFind

Rochester, MN also has been hit by this plague, brought about by having had the blind terrorist incarcerated there. Any of course, just as in senile old England, the welfare state immediately begins sending them tax-payer gouged checks so they can hate us in comfort. We are doomed.


19 posted on 12/28/2013 11:43:02 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!

The city leaders never fed a stray kitty, I guess.


20 posted on 12/28/2013 11:46:12 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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