Many Somalis sure hope so, while some Minnesotans are saying an emphatic no!
For longtime readers of my other blog, Refugee Resettlement Watch, you know that beginning in the 1990’s the US State Department and its ‘religious’ charity contractors, specifically Lutheran and Catholic resettlement contractors, have been placing Somalis, many from Dadaab the big UN camp in Africa where Ilhan Omar previously resided, into the state of Minnesota.
Once the population grew, some Somalis placed elsewhere in the US migrated to Minnesota to be with their own kind of people.
The decision to place Somali ‘refugees’ into Minnesota had a lot to do with employers looking for cheap labor and for the fact that Minnesota had a generous welfare system.
That expanding Somali population is now having a political impact as many seek elected office.
When I traveled in the state in 2016, I realized that the rest of America had no clue about what was happening in a state where residents take pride in their kindheartedness — Minnesota nice—they all told me. I came home thinking that someone needed to make a documentary about the state and what was happening there.
Well here it is! Know that Biden/Harris have removed restrictions on Somali refugees, restrictions that President Trump had placed on their migration to America.
Watch before Youtube removes it!
Update! There is a slightly changed version of the video here, but unfortunately my blog isn’t set up to play it. Check it out!