And most of them will settle in Michigan, where the unemployment rate hovers at around 14%. But not to worry, I’m sure they will be given generous housing and welfare benefits, courtesy of American taxpayers.
(The Islamization of America is being fueled from the White House. The Obama Regime is lifting restrictions and allowing an exodus of Iraqis to come to the most economically depressed state in America, as if there aren’t enough out-of-work people living on extended unemployment benefits and welfare payments already there)
Refugees from Iraq can again settle in southeastern Michigan, provided they have relatives or at least friends in the area. A federal policy change, effective immediately, loosens two-year-old guidelines limiting refugees from moving here except in “family reunion” cases where they have close relatives in the region.
“This placement restriction is modified to allow the placement of any refugees in the Detroit metro region who have any kind of ties there,” Terry Rusch, director of the Office of Admissions Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, wrote in a memo to local state department agencies.
The policy change came at the request of placement agencies and organizations that work with refugees. The state is home to about 35 percent of Iraqi-born U.S. residents, according to the Census Bureau. Most live in Metro Detroit. “Families have been deprived of being together and now they’re given the chance. Regardless of the economuic situation we need to see our people together.”
The Bush State Department restricted resettlement in June 2008, fearing an influx of refugees would worsen Metro Detroit’s economy and joblessness. Michigan’s unemployment rate was around 8 percent in May 2008. (But now that the unemployment rate is near 14%, the Obama State Department has decided it’s time to let the influx in) The Detroit News