New England mayors call for refugee resettlement freeze

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 at 7:15 am

The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts has asked the federal government for a moratorium on sending refugees to the city, claiming that newly arrived families create a strain on city resources and the school system and do not receive sufficient aid from resettlement agencies.

Domenic Sarno, a Democrat, made his request in a letter sent Thursday to Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Mass. Copies were also sent to Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, as well as Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

“I’m not cold-hearted at all,” Sarno told The Republican newspaper Friday. “I want to help. All I am asking for is accountability from the agencies. You just can’t continue concentrating poverty on top of poverty.”

Sarno 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,” Sarno said. “Enough is enough.”

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2 Responses to “New England mayors call for refugee resettlement freeze”

  1. Harlo Higgenluper on 23/23/14 at 10:14 am

    Don’t the good Masshole comrades want some of that wonderful vibrant diversity they push on the rest of the country?
    Hmmm…wonder who they voted for in 2012? (rhetorical)

  2. Ennis on 25/25/14 at 8:00 pm

    We’ll be sending them all to Massachusetts. Texas has the Castle law, does not view welfare as a lifestyle, prosecutes criminals and executes murderers. These Obamamoochers already know this and will be heading to where the benefits grass is greener (like Obama’s aunt and uncle), they don’t have to worry about getting killed by the person they are trying to rob, will have a permanent ‘get out of jail free’ card from the ‘root causes’ activists and they certainly won’t have to worry about being executed. About the only problem they will have is the Mexican border will be too far away for them to run across when they commit some really big crime.