“Along the way, word passed from mouth to mouth about a far-off place that would welcome them: Portland, Maine.”
I hope you all had a great Independence Day yesterday!
This story from the Portland Press Herald is one of many stories I have in a queue on the migration to Portland, Maine by Africans who heard about Portland and obviously had the money to travel there!
Unfortunately, I have little time (I’m going away Sunday) to tell you about all of those stories, but this one outlines how the migration is happening after the apparently well-funded and well-fed Africans flew to South America and headed north from there.
(My previous posts on Portland are here.)
If you want to experience the joy the ‘humanitarians’ of Maine are experiencing there are two things you need—a growing ethnic community (Somali, Congolese, Nigerian, whatever) because they want to live with their own kind of people, and generous social services, and they will come!
Oh, and by the way, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, 35,000 more Africans are staged in Central America ready to make the jump to the US border.
Recently someone told me that a family member was fed up with Seattle and had bought a house in Portland, Maine. The thought, which I did not express, was this: What the h*** don’t people read!