Portland, Maine officials say they’re expecting about 70 more African invaders to begin arriving later this week. This is in addition to the many hundreds of asylum seeker wannabes who managed to pay their way to get to Mexico all the way from Africa, and then illegally crossed the U.S. border into San Antonio, Texas, this past summer.
WGAN (h/t Frank T) The Portland Press Herald reported that the city is preparing contingency plans to take in these Africans who were sent to Maine after illegally crossing the U.S. southern border in Texas. The city set up an emergency shelter at the Portland Expo, and organizations frantically worked to find homes for the illegal aliens.
Portland City Manager Jon Jennings said he has been in communication with officials in San Antonio about the anticipated arrival of dozens of new asylum seeker wannabes.
Below is a video of some of these African “workers” at work. Makes you wonder what these Maine leftists are thinking? Click arrow below to play video:
The city of Portland, Maine is “struggling” due to mass Muslim immigration primarily from Africa being driven to the region as public resources and the state’s social safety net are strained.
Breitbart A new Wall Street Journal report details how Portland — a city of fewer than 67,000 residents — is being overwhelmed by mass immigration to the state. The resettlement of thousands of immigrants in the area has strained public services so much that local officials are warning that they cannot handle any more influxes of immigrants.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
Asylum seekers, who are primarily from African countries, now make up 90% of the people living in Portland’s city-run family shelter and overflow shelter, where new arrivals sleep on mats. A city fund that assists with necessities is dwindling fast, and pro-bono lawyers are overwhelmed with cases, Mr. MacLean said.
Portland’s strain comes as the number of asylum requests, in which people ask to be allowed to stay in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons, has ballooned. That is contributing to the well-publicized bottleneck at the Southwest border and the political clash over it.
In Portland, 65% to 70% of the 1,000 people now receiving general assistance are noncitizens, primarily asylum seekers, according to city staff. The city re-evaluates their eligibility every 30 days, and recipients must perform work for the city in return for the aid. Local nonprofits also help asylum seekers with needs, from winter coats to language classes.
There are roughly 51,000 foreign-born residents living in the state of Maine, which has a total population of about 1.3 million.
A plurality of those refugees resettled — more than 1,700 — are from Iraq and Somalia. Nearly all of the refugees are from African countries. Of all the foreign refugees resettled in Maine since 2012, more than 1,550 were resettled in Portland.
Maine immigration laws allow foreign nationals seeking asylum in the U.S. to receive public benefits for at least 24 months. These benefits, as the Wall Street Journal notes, can come in the form of vouchers for housing and utilities.
There are about 1,000 residents in Portland receiving this assistance, and anywhere between 65 percent to 70 percent are foreign-born residents.
As Breitbart News reported, the New York Times previously complained that states like Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont were “nearly all white” and thus posed an “array of problems” for foreign nationals.