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Massachusetts Mayor Complains About Influx of Somali Refugees

Posted on | June 23, 2014 | 30 Comments

The flood of illegal aliens into Texas isn’t the only immigration problem making headlines lately:

A Massachusetts mayor is calling for an end to refugee resettlement in his city, saying Somali families are putting pressure on already strained services in Springfield, a onetime industrial center where nearly a third of the population lives below the poverty line. . . .
Sarno, leader of the state’s third-largest city, first demanded last summer that the U.S. government stop sending refugees. But after recent inspections found Somali families living in overcrowded, pest-infested apartments without electricity and sometimes heat, he stepped up complaints, saying resettlement agencies are bringing in “warm-weather” refugees and dumping them into cold climates only to leave them dependent on the city.
“I have enough urban issues to deal with. Enough is enough,” Sarno said in an interview. “You can’t keep concentrating poverty on top of poverty.”

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30 Responses to “Massachusetts Mayor Complains About Influx of Somali Refugees”

  1. Dana
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 9:27 am

    But, but, but that is Massachusetts, land of the left! How can this be?

  2. Jeanette Victoria
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 9:28 am

    OH NOOOOO a leftist being a racist tell me it isn’t so!

  3. Daniel O'Brien
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    I am still looking for an answer why Somalis are a favored refuge group. Don’t we already have enough surly Somali taxi cab drivers? I know when I lived in Columbus, OH this was the case.

  4. Democrat Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts: Stop Sending Us Somali Refugees | Batshit Crazy News
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 9:33 am

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  5. Zohydro
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 9:37 am

    Portland and Lewiston in Maine, too!

  6. Dana
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 9:46 am

    Maine? Maine! When I was a kid in Maine — OK, OK, for just one winter! — there were only 4 Negroes in the entire state!

  7. Zohydro
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 10:00 am

    Maine: the oldest, whitest state in the Union! Where America’s day begins… As Maine goes…

    Ask a Mainer what the phrase “Kickin’ it to Wells!” means, just for kicks!

  8. M. Thompson
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 10:01 am

    On a practical level I understand him.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    And the good mayor is a Democrat! What could go wrong with Somali refugees? Just ask Minneapolis!

  10. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 10:43 am
  11. richard mcenroe
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 10:43 am

    Massachusetts needs a new set of imported terrorists. Shut up and take your quota.

  12. MNHawk
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 10:57 am

    More like Mogadipolis, you mean. Where buildings next to Mosques magially blow up, gas companies go, “it wasn’t us” and the investigation ends before we find just who it was.

    For comedy value, note the number of beat up minivans swerving all over the road, with the hijab stuck in the door, fluttering in the breeze.

  13. MichaelAdams
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 10:58 am

    OK, I understand that, individually, they may be lovely people. Since I don’t think I know any Somalis, personally, I’ll assume so, for now. Certainly most of the Mexican and Central American illegals are very kind and gracious, INDIVIDUALLY. However, we are now talking about the importation of poverty. Why would we do this? Do we owe the Somalis something for years of discrimination? How did we do that, when they were not here? Is it about slavery? Oh, no, wait, they were the slave traders of the African East coast. Did we not send enough soldiers to defend the UN food shipments, from Somalis? Whence comes this craziness?

  14. Dick Turpin
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 11:16 am

    I’m sure this ‘racist’ only learned about this through social media….

  15. Dana
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 11:27 am

    You mean the Wells Diner, and I think that Mainiacs is the more appropriate form.

  16. Dana
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 11:29 am

    I was thinking of Cliff Island, Maine, for a great retirement spot, but Elaine wants us to move back to the Bluegrass State.

  17. Zohydro
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 11:29 am

    I denounce you…

  18. Dana
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 11:29 am

    Not again!

  19. Zohydro
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 11:33 am

    It’s been a while and you’re overdue…

  20. texlovera
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

    Fuck Massachusetts. Let the liberals take all the illegals…

  21. Quartermaster
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

    I think it’s been less than a week since I denounced him. Keep the Skeer on!

  22. Quartermaster
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

    Cut him some slack. He’s just a Donkey doing the best he can.

  23. Quartermaster
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

    Poor Libtard. Just getting what many others have been suffering under our current lawless regime.

  24. Quartermaster
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 2:56 pm

    She’s prolly looked at what Maine costs.

  25. Mike G.
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

    It’s prolly the state ‘bird’ skeeters that’s scaring her off.

  26. Dana
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:17 pm

    Oh, the costs are hideous, no doubt about that. Right now there’s nothing even for sale on Cliff Island, but the last times that there were they were selling things which would charitably be called fixer-uppers for half a million dollars.

    But just checking properties in Powell County, Kentucky, and there are decent places that I could buy, now, in cash.

  27. Bob Belvedere
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 9:35 pm

    It’s a bitch, ain’t it, Mayor.

  28. Steve White
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 10:05 pm

    “You can’t keep concentrating poverty on top of poverty.”

    He’s a Democrat. He can say that without his lips falling off.

    Detroit. Gary. Newark. Chicago. We’ve been concentrating poverty on poverty for quite some time and we’re likely to keep doing it as long as Democrats are in charge.

  29. Nan
    June 26th, 2014 @ 11:02 am

    And the packs of shrouded women and girls wandering the streets. Toddlers all hijabbed up.

  30. Nan
    June 26th, 2014 @ 11:04 am

    I’ll see your surly Somali taxi cab drivers and raise you surly Somali taxi cab drivers that want to impose sharia on their fares due to “religious freedom.”

    The reason they have favored status is because Somalia has no real government. But once kids start going there to join Al Shabaab, they should send people back. It can’t be that unsafe right? Because they’re going to the homeland.