Up to 200 refugees to settle in Akron

Up to 200 refugees to settle in Akron

There are 50 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Jul 15, 2007, titled Up to 200 refugees to settle in Akron. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Akron's population of refugees from Burma is about to grow significantly. In the next few months, the International Institute of Akron plans to resettle about 150 to 200 people -- most of them members of the ...

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Claire

Barberton, OH

#1 Jul 15, 2007
Welcome and good luck to them and their children.
YOURS

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#2 Jul 15, 2007
WHY????
The TRUTH

AOL

#3 Jul 15, 2007
Good luck finding a job and keeping their families safe.
Rediculous

Akron, OH

#4 Jul 15, 2007
I'm not interested in donating anything to the KAREN people. Let's see, they are from the frickin jungle, but they have cell phones to put stickers on? Someone please wake me up. I say go the hell home and stay there. We have enough problems here without the do gooders at the International Institute bringing in a bunch of fish out of water. What's this going to cost me?

“OBAMA!!!!!”

Since: Jun 07

Akron

#5 Jul 15, 2007
Oh my goodness we're being invaded!!!!!!
Send them back to where they came from.
Rediculous you're right how much IS this going
to cost us?
Logic Wins

Avon Lake, OH

#6 Jul 15, 2007
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Remember that every one of us became part of this country in the above way.

Welcome.
XAkronite

AOL

#7 Jul 15, 2007
Logic Wins.....I suggest you take your family out for a picnic and swim at Perkins Woods pool.Take them to Columbus and take in the scents of the Somali neighborhood at night. Take your daughter for a walk down Stadleman Ave shortly after Buchtel High lets out, etc., etc....

Libs kill me
some one who is hurting

AOL

#8 Jul 15, 2007
Its great that they can come here but they will get benefits that I can't even afford,I need blood work and my meds but can't afford them,it seems we can take care of everyone else but we can't take care of those who already live here.
XAkronite

AOL

#10 Jul 15, 2007
What the founding father meant: Give me your tire, your poor, your huddled masses that are white Europeans with I.Q.'s over 100.

Diversity doesn't work. Never has worked. Libs who want to destroy the country refuse to see this.
Disgusted

Kissimmee, FL

#11 Jul 15, 2007
Rediculous wrote:
I'm not interested in donating anything to the KAREN people. Let's see, they are from the frickin jungle, but they have cell phones to put stickers on? Someone please wake me up. I say go the hell home and stay there. We have enough problems here without the do gooders at the International Institute bringing in a bunch of fish out of water. What's this going to cost me?
It's amazing the attitudes you see every here and there. It almost makes me sick the amount of selfishness and vanity displayed in the above post. the first thing through your head was "whats it going to cost me?" Are you serious? Are you even human? You better thank God every night that you live in this country and have safety (relative) every night for you and your family. Thank God that you dont live in a grass and wooden hut in a 3rd world country and thank heavens that you got the good end of the stick when you were born into this country. To think you are so selfish to hog this great country all to yourself just makes me sick. I know for a fact that unless you are 100% native american, your ancestors came to this land as a persecuted group of society, much like this one is now. If it wasnt for the generocity and kindess of the people of this country throughout history, you probably wouldnt even be a citizen of it.(Honestly, if you werent, it wouldnt bother me one slight bit)
People like you want immigration reform. Well, there. These people came in legally! They went through all the procedures they had to. They didnt jump a fence, swim a river, or float on a raft. And you STILL dont want to help and let these people in? Your attitude of isolationism and selfishness is what helps fuel the negative opinion of Americans abroad. You DO need to wake up and realize what YOUR attitude is costing ME! As a member of the United States military, im ALMOST ashamed to have to defend your freedom of speech. Thank goodness all men are created equal, right? Ohyeah, unless youre not from the bustling economic powerhouse of Akron, Ohio.
Logic Wins

Avon Lake, OH

#12 Jul 15, 2007
XAkronite wrote:
What the founding father meant: Give me your tire, your poor, your huddled masses that are white Europeans with I.Q.'s over 100.
Diversity doesn't work. Never has worked. Libs who want to destroy the country refuse to see this.
Over 70 million immigrants have come to this country since 1820. It's a good bet your family was in that group. There was no restriction other than being healthy, and this country has welcomed them all. Even toady, almost 1 million a year come in.

Doesn't work? You and 230 years of history prooves it does.
Brian

Colleyville, TX

#13 Jul 15, 2007
I am sick to read some of these posts. Whatever happened to everyone being human? The lack of respect for others is sad.
Brian

Colleyville, TX

#14 Jul 15, 2007
Rediculous wrote:
I'm not interested in donating anything to the KAREN people. Let's see, they are from the frickin jungle, but they have cell phones to put stickers on?
No the people that have already been here for up to about 7 years have cellphones. The people from Karen have not arrived yet.

From the article:
Akron police Sgt. Erik Wells said police are trying to reach out to the refugee community. He cited a few instances when refugees from Myanmar didn't immediately report being assaulted.

Police officers passed out small labels, with police contact information, for the refugees to stick on their cell phones.
Brian

Colleyville, TX

#15 Jul 15, 2007
Rediculous wrote:
What's this going to cost me?
From the article:
Debelnogich said the good news is that the institute has a successful record of resettlement, with about 80 percent of refugees largely self-supporting within four months of arrival, although some continue to receive food stamps.

You cannot say this about chunks of Akron's population now. I welcome neighbors like this over drug dealers or other's living off the various support systems.
Rediculous

Tulsa, OK

#16 Jul 15, 2007
Disgusted wrote:
<quoted text>
It's amazing the attitudes you see every here and there. It almost makes me sick the amount of selfishness and vanity displayed in the above post. the first thing through your head was "whats it going to cost me?" Are you serious? Are you even human? You better thank God every night that you live in this country and have safety (relative) every night for you and your family. Thank God that you dont live in a grass and wooden hut in a 3rd world country and thank heavens that you got the good end of the stick when you were born into this country. To think you are so selfish to hog this great country all to yourself just makes me sick. I know for a fact that unless you are 100% native american, your ancestors came to this land as a persecuted group of society, much like this one is now. If it wasnt for the generocity and kindess of the people of this country throughout history, you probably wouldnt even be a citizen of it.(Honestly, if you werent, it wouldnt bother me one slight bit)
People like you want immigration reform. Well, there. These people came in legally! They went through all the procedures they had to. They didnt jump a fence, swim a river, or float on a raft. And you STILL dont want to help and let these people in? Your attitude of isolationism and selfishness is what helps fuel the negative opinion of Americans abroad. You DO need to wake up and realize what YOUR attitude is costing ME! As a member of the United States military, im ALMOST ashamed to have to defend your freedom of speech. Thank goodness all men are created equal, right? Ohyeah, unless youre not from the bustling economic powerhouse of Akron, Ohio.
In no way do I want immigration reform. I say slam the doors shut and put up machine gun towers. Here's an idea, Mr. America, open your home and take in some KAREN refugees. Let them burn dung in your fireplace. And leave money on the table every morning so they can pay for their cell phones. The difference of all our ancestors is that they assimilated to this country's culture. Today all the bleeding heart libs, like you, want them to keep their same culture here. Go to Houston and try to navigate the street signs that are written in Vietnamese !!! You are a jackass.
XAkronite

AOL

#17 Jul 15, 2007
Over 70 million immigrants have come to this country since 1820. It's a good bet your family was in that group. There was no restriction other than being healthy, and this country has welcomed them all. Even toady, almost 1 million a year come in.

Doesn't work? You and 230 years of history prooves it does....logic wins

Yes, what white Europeans built, once great cities like Detroit, Newark, Cleveland, Los Angeles, are becoming 3rd world hell-holes. I agree, white European diversity worked. You still fail to show me where these wonderful, colorful diverse areas are located. I also suspect none of the International Instsitute's members live in North Hill.
Rediculous

Tulsa, OK

#18 Jul 15, 2007
The Man wrote:
I give them 2 weeks till they are tired of the N!ggers like the rest of us.
This may be the funniest post I have ever read. LOL And, by the way, you are absolutely right, but why would it take two weeks? LMAO
XAkronite

AOL

#19 Jul 15, 2007
Brian needs to take his family on a swim outing to an urban swimming pool. Maybe he and "Disgusted" could make a day of it. Nah, I doubt they'd last 10 minutes.
Logic Wins

Avon Lake, OH

#20 Jul 15, 2007
XAkronite wrote:
Over 70 million immigrants have come to this country since 1820. It's a good bet your family was in that group. There was no restriction other than being healthy, and this country has welcomed them all. Even toady, almost 1 million a year come in.
Doesn't work? You and 230 years of history prooves it does....logic wins
Yes, what white Europeans built, once great cities like Detroit, Newark, Cleveland, Los Angeles, are becoming 3rd world hell-holes. I agree, white European diversity worked. You still fail to show me where these wonderful, colorful diverse areas are located. I also suspect none of the International Instsitute's members live in North Hill.
The world changes. Hitler tried to sustain a "pure" race as well and look what it got him. You either learn to adapt, or you get run over by the masses. Don't like it, go buy an island somewhere.

It is estimated that by 2040, the majority of America will be Latin American - that is if the Chinese don't buy us first.

I'm afraid your trying to protect a 1950s style world that is gone. Adapt.
Not Sure What you Meant

Colleyville, TX

#21 Jul 15, 2007
XAkronite wrote:
I also suspect none of the International Instsitute's members live in North Hill.
Really?

From article:
Most of the Karen are Baptist, Debelnogich said, and volunteers provide transportation for the Karen refugees, many of whom live in apartments in Akron's North Hill neighborhood, near the International Institute, to the Springfield church.

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