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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 05:39 PM
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17. I've had a bit of experience with refugees
When I was very young, our church sponsored refugees from East Germany. They couldn't speak English, but the kids were in my school and picked up the language quite quickly. Like most refugees coming to this nation, they had skills-most were carpenters. They did not displace American workers, but rather worked a niche market of remodeling older homes, if memory serves.

When I was first married and living in Ft. Worth TX, I met a lovely Iraqi/Palestinian couple. They were political refugees, under death threat by Saddam. They opened a restaurant, sent their children to school to become doctors, and were a real benefit to the community. Perhaps you do not know this, but the Muslim tradition is to help others--all extra food from the restaurant was donated to the mosque, where new arrivals to this country could be fed and helped with housing, shelter, etc.

Refugees are not likely to cause trouble. They are so happy to be away from trouble they usually turn out to be model citizens.
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  -Has anyone heard about when the Iraq refugees... butterfly77  Jul-22-07 12:35 PM   #0 
  - I haven't heard that  lwfern   Jul-23-07 02:54 PM   #1 
  - I didn' t get it all...  butterfly77   Jul-24-07 05:48 PM   #2 
  - Here is some more info...  butterfly77   Jul-24-07 06:02 PM   #3 
     - Steenburgh's a republican, I'm sure he can get the answers he wants  noonwitch   Aug-06-07 11:56 AM   #4 
        - Which troubles?  lwfern   Aug-06-07 02:20 PM   #5 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-06-07 02:47 PM   #6 
        - wow.  lwfern   Aug-06-07 04:57 PM   #7 
           - I'm glad for you that you are so enlightened and all-you must live in some idyllic community  noonwitch   Aug-07-07 10:24 AM   #8 
              - good grief  lwfern   Aug-07-07 12:26 PM   #9 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-08-07 03:23 PM   #11 
                 - There's a difference between being a good citizen  lwfern   Aug-08-07 09:15 PM   #12 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-07 08:03 AM   #14 
              - When will they arrive..  coco77   Aug-07-07 05:19 PM   #10 
              - A handful already have. (nt)  lwfern   Aug-08-07 09:18 PM   #13 
              - Well....  ayeshahaqqiqa   Aug-10-07 05:53 PM   #19 
        - I've had a bit of experience with refugees  ayeshahaqqiqa   Aug-10-07 05:39 PM   #17 
        - Refugees very unlikely to bring troubles with them  ayeshahaqqiqa   Aug-10-07 05:41 PM   #18 
  - Wow, I can't believe you all deleted my posts  noonwitch   Aug-10-07 12:40 PM   #15 
     - Something I've found  lwfern   Aug-10-07 04:26 PM   #16 
     - Did I say or infer I was superior to muslims?  noonwitch   Aug-13-07 02:29 PM   #26 
        - If, in fact, you are welcoming them to the area  lwfern   Aug-13-07 03:23 PM   #27 
     - Your suspision is true.  Cobalt Violet   Aug-12-07 06:57 PM   #20 
        - Your perception is inaccurate.  lwfern   Aug-12-07 11:50 PM   #21 
           - I don't worship at the altar of cultural relativism.  Cobalt Violet   Aug-13-07 08:07 AM   #22 
              - The way I see it  lwfern   Aug-13-07 08:19 AM   #23 
                 - I didn't realize anyone was opposed to granting asylum.  Cobalt Violet   Aug-13-07 08:41 AM   #24 
                    - History repeats itself  lwfern   Aug-13-07 11:15 AM   #25 
 

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