Anti-terror laws hinder Somali immigrants | The Columbus Dispatch

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For months, Somalis living in Columbus have complained that it has become increasingly difficult to send money home to family members because of banking-industry fears that the funds could end up with terrorists.
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linda

United States

#1 Oct 26, 2009
I have a idea, why don't the Somali's go back and live in their home and help redevelop it into a livable country. They know how to do it, they have plenty of business's here, so go back and do it their.
lfod

Pickerington, OH

#2 Oct 26, 2009
How about they stop getting all of their expenses SUBSIDIZED by TAXPAYERS and PAY their own bills FIRST!

Since: Jul 09

Columbus, Ohio

#3 Oct 26, 2009
linda wrote:
I have a idea, why don't the Somali's go back and live in their home and help redevelop it into a livable country. They know how to do it, they have plenty of business's here, so go back and do it their.
Too bad that this won't happen. They like the American welfare too much!
CookieDietScam

Columbus, OH

#4 Oct 26, 2009
lfod wrote:
How about they stop getting all of their expenses SUBSIDIZED by TAXPAYERS and PAY their own bills FIRST!
FORGET HISTORY MUCH ???

EVERY TIME the US Military goes into a war torn country - LIKE SOMALIA FOR EXAMPLE - we end up taking a few million of their refugees.

1. The USA goes into Somalia.
2. The USA pulls out of Somalia when Somalia is another Vietnam waiting to happen (Vietnam: yet another country who's refugees came to America)
3. The Somalians who were friendly to the USA (or in any way supportive of US interests) are going to be slaughtered by other Somalians if the USA doesn't take them in as refugees.
4. Somalians end up in America.

Don't like it ? Well GET READY because we're about to acquire about 10M Iraqi and Afghan refugees.

Don't like it ??? Then stop voting for REPUBLICAN presidents who create "oil & defense industry money laundering schemes" like the "War in Iraq" and the "War in Afghanistan."

Compared to the TRILLIONS OF AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS that are laundered through oil companies and defense contractors via "The War in Iraq..." the cost of subsidizing a handful of refugees and poor Americans is relatively minor.

I bet I speak for a lot of Americans when I say I'd rather provide emergency assistance to AMERICANS rather than LAUNDER TRILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS into the coffers of Haliburton, Bechtel, Carlyle, BIG OIL, and the stock portfolios of Bush's closest friends. I'd much rather provide food to a poor family in West Virginia than buy 50,000 $90 toilet seats from defense contractors.

Since: Jul 09

Columbus, Ohio

#5 Oct 26, 2009
lfod wrote:
How about they stop getting all of their expenses SUBSIDIZED by TAXPAYERS and PAY their own bills FIRST!
Too bad that this also won't happen. They'll continue to get the free American money and assorted goods and services.
Amerika furst

Columbus, OH

#6 Oct 26, 2009
They are dark skinned right? Terrerist!
casper06

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#7 Oct 26, 2009
Send them ALL back! Somali's, Mexicans, Nigerians, Etc, Etc. Quit bringing them here for whatever reason. United States can no longer take in all the "Tired masses yearning" to go on the Government dole, have x kids & send the extra free $$ back to terrorists who have taken over their country.
Lefty Loonball

Columbus, OH

#8 Oct 26, 2009
Whine much? Micheal Moore called and wants his schtick back.
CookieDietScam wrote:
<quoted text>
FORGET HISTORY MUCH ???
EVERY TIME the US Military goes into a war torn country - LIKE SOMALIA FOR EXAMPLE - we end up taking a few million of their refugees.
1. The USA goes into Somalia.
2. The USA pulls out of Somalia when Somalia is another Vietnam waiting to happen (Vietnam: yet another country who's refugees came to America)
3. The Somalians who were friendly to the USA (or in any way supportive of US interests) are going to be slaughtered by other Somalians if the USA doesn't take them in as refugees.
4. Somalians end up in America.
Don't like it ? Well GET READY because we're about to acquire about 10M Iraqi and Afghan refugees.
Don't like it ??? Then stop voting for REPUBLICAN presidents who create "oil & defense industry money laundering schemes" like the "War in Iraq" and the "War in Afghanistan."
Compared to the TRILLIONS OF AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS that are laundered through oil companies and defense contractors via "The War in Iraq..." the cost of subsidizing a handful of refugees and poor Americans is relatively minor.
I bet I speak for a lot of Americans when I say I'd rather provide emergency assistance to AMERICANS rather than LAUNDER TRILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS into the coffers of Haliburton, Bechtel, Carlyle, BIG OIL, and the stock portfolios of Bush's closest friends. I'd much rather provide food to a poor family in West Virginia than buy 50,000 $90 toilet seats from defense contractors.
religioniscrazee

United States

#9 Oct 26, 2009
the money earned in the US should stay in the US! The banks are actually doing something good fora change!
Concerned About Americans

Orlando, FL

#10 Oct 26, 2009
linda wrote:
I have a idea, why don't the Somali's go back and live in their home and help redevelop it into a livable country. They know how to do it, they have plenty of business's here, so go back and do it their.
Yes, and some of the teenagers decide to become martyrs for the cause and travel to Warzeristan for military training and then come back to try and cause damage to US:
http://www.tcunation.com/forum/topics/does-th...
BSG

Columbus, OH

#11 Oct 26, 2009
Why are they getting all our money and then treating us like shit, disrespecting us, and think WE owe THEM something?

The economy is bad, but they are living good, while we are working our asses off to keep our homes and food on the table and they are living in homes that they get house assistance for!

They drive around all day, but never see any of them work. Kids make up excuses on why they can not do certain things in school because it is against their religion. Who cares? Find a Somolian school to go to, if you can not do what is required of you in our schools, they get out and quit being asses!
Homer

Pickerington, OH

#12 Oct 26, 2009
Its abiut time we did something to protect our community.
The scary part is , if you want to know were they all work, go to the airport.
Homer

Pickerington, OH

#13 Oct 26, 2009
CookieDietScam wrote:
<quoted text>
FORGET HISTORY MUCH ???
EVERY TIME the US Military goes into a war torn country - LIKE SOMALIA FOR EXAMPLE - we end up taking a few million of their refugees.
1. The USA goes into Somalia.
2. The USA pulls out of Somalia when Somalia is another Vietnam waiting to happen (Vietnam: yet another country who's refugees came to America)
3. The Somalians who were friendly to the USA (or in any way supportive of US interests) are going to be slaughtered by other Somalians if the USA doesn't take them in as refugees.
4. Somalians end up in America.
Don't like it ? Well GET READY because we're about to acquire about 10M Iraqi and Afghan refugees.
Don't like it ??? Then stop voting for REPUBLICAN presidents who create "oil & defense industry money laundering schemes" like the "War in Iraq" and the "War in Afghanistan."
Compared to the TRILLIONS OF AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS that are laundered through oil companies and defense contractors via "The War in Iraq..." the cost of subsidizing a handful of refugees and poor Americans is relatively minor.
I bet I speak for a lot of Americans when I say I'd rather provide emergency assistance to AMERICANS rather than LAUNDER TRILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS into the coffers of Haliburton, Bechtel, Carlyle, BIG OIL, and the stock portfolios of Bush's closest friends. I'd much rather provide food to a poor family in West Virginia than buy 50,000 $90 toilet seats from defense contractors.
Don't vote for republicans, but we end up with a jackass named Obama....
You better start reading and watching what is going on. We are being sold out by our own kind.
Chuck Ash

United States

#14 Oct 26, 2009
Just what we need,more Somalis......NOT!!!!!!!!!! I pay enough taxes , dont need to pay more! Housing, food stamps,Medicaid, Social Services, prisions, food drives, need I go on???? No More Immigration...I dont care where they come from!!!!!! Dont send money..... go home!!!! Sure we're the meltingpot of the World, but all things must pass!!!!!!!!!!
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United States

#15 Oct 26, 2009
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The right

Columbus, OH

#16 Nov 10, 2009
Give the terrorists Obamacare and they'll be dead soon enough! That will end the war on terror!
Beware Greeks bearing

Springboro, OH

#17 Nov 16, 2012
That's because they are terrorists here and back home in Africa.
Oliver Canterberry

New Albany, OH

#18 May 23, 2013
Time to end the refugee program before people die in America like just happened in the UK with the African Muslim hacking a police officer to death.

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