EXPOSED: Open-Border Leftists Plot to Invade Rural Maine with Muslim Refugees

1/4/18, Maine First Media Staff Report,

A large, Leftist, Portland non-profit organization is teaming up with a community college in a plot to relocate refugees to rural Maine.

The Maine Community Foundation and Northern Maine Community College brought 45 Somali refugees on a tour of an Aroostook County farm this past August.

As a quick side note, it is estimated each refugee in the United States costs American taxpayers about $65,000. Meaning, the 45 Somali refugees on this field trip cost hard-working Americans nearly $3-Million.

Steve Rowe, CEO Maine Community Foundation

MCF — a non-profit listing more than $450-Million in assets in their latest financial audit — paid for the farm tour and housing for the refugees. MCF CEO, Steven Rowe, believes Lewiston has run out of land for these Somali refugees.

“These are farm families from Lewiston, and they need more land to farm,” Rowe was quoted as saying in an NMCC press release about the farm tour. “There is plenty of land in the County.”

Rowe’s sentiment of shipping refugees from the overcrowded city of Lewiston to the quaint farmlands of Aroostook County is seconded by NMCC President, Tim Crowley.

“We want to show our guests more than just agriculture,” Crowley was quoted as saying in the same press release. “We want (to) show them what the quality of life is like, what types of housing are available, what the schools are like, where are we located as far as transportation hubs are concerned, which is very important to this group. Hopefully, we are planting seeds for the future that will bring more people to Aroostook County.”

Tim Crowley, President of Northern Maine Community College and Board Member of Maine Community Foundation.

In other words, the mission of the tour was to entice dozens of Somali refugees to flood into Aroostook County.

Along with his role as President of NMCC, Crowley serves on the Board of Directors of MCF.

Crowley and Rowe first pitched this Muslim refugee relocation project idea as a way of combating Maine’s “workforce problem” — otherwise known as the Leftist belief that Maine is too old and too White — at a meeting back in March of 2016.

And leaders in the Somali community jumped right on the bandwagon.

Muhidin Libah, Executive Director of the Somali Bantu Community Association of Maine, was quoted in the same press release as saying he could see Somali families liking Aroostook County.

“We are so excited and we have been trying to move elsewhere in the state of Maine,” Libah was quoted saying while on the tour. “This would be a wonderful opportunity for the families and the region.”

Muhidin Libah, Executive Director of the Somali Bantu Community Association of Maine

Rowe — the former Democrat Speaker of the Maine House — believes the Somali migration from Lewiston to Aroostook County would also be beneficial for education in the rural Maine county. Maine First Media reported yesterday on the tens of millions of dollars that are currently spent on teaching English to foreign students in school districts with large refugee and immigrant populations. That is money that could otherwise be spent improving the quality of education for ALL students, not just the ones who speak English as a second language.

And while Rowe, Crowley and Libah are eager to inundate Aroostook County with foreigners, the county may not be so ready.

Ann Corcoran is an expert on refugee resettlement. She operates the website, Refugee Resettlement Watch. Ann is from a small, rural neighborhood similar to Aroostook County and witnessed firsthand what can happen when your quaint community is overrun by Muslim refugees.

“Employment opportunities were scarce,” Corcoran said of her ill-prepared town. “The health department was not familiar with illnesses and mental health problems who came from parts of the Third World. The school system was not prepared to teach large numbers of students who didn’t speak English.  And subsidized housing was scarce.”

Residents of Aroostook County are already beginning to speak out against this plot to transfer Somali refugees from Lewiston to northern Maine.

A Facebook page Aroostook County Refugee Resettlement Watch has been launched and allows residents to speak their mind about the possibility of this influx of Muslim refugees coming to fruition.

It is good these residents have a place to sound off since there are reports MCF is blocking any posts disagreeing with their open-border agenda and banning the authors of such posts from making any further communications.

Aroostook County is home to about 70,000 Mainers. Many fear the cultural and criminal changes that could come to their community if these refugees migrate north.

Maine has seen no shortage of crime committed by Muslim refugees. Sometimes even in the name of Sharia Law. In fact, there was even an ISIS terrorist living in Maine and collecting government benefits.

So, how do these refugees get to Maine in the first place? Largely through religious non-profit organizations like Catholic Charities. (The process is somewhat complicated, involving contractors and subcontractors. We recommend watching as Corcoran explains the process in this short YouTube video.)

According to Maine Open Checkbook, Catholic Charities of Maine receives tens of thousands of dollars every year from Maine taxpayers. The vast majority of the money goes toward “reader and interpreter services.” Below is a breakdown of the Maine taxpayer dollars provided to Catholic Charities of Maine dating back to 2009 (As far as Maine Open Checkbook goes back).

  • 2017: $149,552
  • 2016: $83,829
  • 2015: $79,951
  • 2014: 106,360
  • 2013: $226,306
  • 2012: $268,050
  • 2011: $533,945
  • 2010: $140,157
  • 2009: $459,498

That comes to a total of more than $2-Million over nine years, an average of more than $225,000 every year.

We were unable to determine the percentage of those taxpayer dollars going to Catholic Charities of Maine’s refugee resettlement program. However, as we mentioned, the bulk of the invoices went toward “reader and interpreter services.”

Catholic Charities of Maine has already previously failed in a scheme to send refugees to a small community in Maine once before. About one year ago, they experimented by sending a refugee family from the Congo — who had been settled in Portland — to work as cheap labor for a nursing home company in Thomaston, Maine population 2,781. The refugee family ultimately moved back to Portland after families of the nursing home residents complained about the “new Mainers” not being able to speak English while caring for their loved ones.

Pictured: Lewiston High School Soccer Team. Photo Credit: Aroostook County Refugee Resettlement Watch

Earlier this week, New England Opportunity Project, a conservative non-profit organization here in Maine advocating for a Maine-First Agenda, posted on their Facebook page what they believe to be the motivation behind the push for open-borders by Leftist on both sides of the political aisle.

“The immigration problem is simple,” NEOP surmised. “Democrats (sic) want more voters and to change American culture. RINOs want cheap labor and to look good for Fake News outlets. Patriots want to prioritize Americans first!”

And prioritizing Mainers first is what would ultimately fix the potential future workforce problems often cited as the excuse for bringing in cheap foreign labor.

Here’s what will solve the workforce issues:

  • Increased focus on vocational and technical education,
  • Training and transitioning assistance for careers in the new digital and robotic fields,
  • Easing the burdens and barriers-to-entry for the self-employed and entrepreneurs.

Money spent subsidizing these refugees (and fair warning, they’re coming after even more welfare dollars) should shift to spending on life-long Mainers and their children. A good start would be defunding Harboring Havens (aka so-called “sanctuary cities”), ending all welfare payments to illegal aliens, requiring E-Verify for Maine employers, ending the Refugee Resettlement Racket and diverting English-As-A-Second-Language funds to education spending that will benefit ALL students, not just a select few.

  • This article is right on the money. We cannot save the world. It’s insane to bring more and more third world peoples here and tack the burden on already heavily-taxed Mainers. We bring in a million and the populations in the countries expands by 10 million. There’s no way to alleviate their poverty in this manner. Help them in their own country.

  • Totally agree. Let these Samoli’s due what other Imigrants have done. Assimilate into our American way of life. This means, pulling themselves up by the boot straps, learn English, get a job, save their earnings, for a down payment on land if they want to be farmers. Pay taxes like the rest of us. Free their women instead of making them subservient to their men. Dress like the rest of us! Be contributors, not takers. Immigrants before them did not come looking for Hand Outs. This includes but not limited to Irish, Germans, Dutch, Jewish, Mexican, French, Norweigen, Swedes, and yes even poor English.

    We Maine Tax Payers are fed up with the Ultra Liberal Left and Acadamia with their Free, Give Away, of our hard earned Tax Dollars.

    Yes I am a Christian that believes, Help those that help themselves.

  • Scamming the system used to be frowned upon but no longer. It’s now a badge of honor to live on the dole.

  • Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and
    I am inspired! Very useful info specifically the closing section 🙂 I handle such info
    a lot. I was seeking this particular info for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  • An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had
    been doing a little research on this. And he actually bought
    me breakfast simply because I stumbled upon it for him…
    lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending time to talk about this topic here on your internet site.

  • Does your site have a contact page? I’m having trouble locating it but, I’d like to send you an email.
    I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be
    interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward
    to seeing it develop over time.

  • I am really impressed together with your writing skills as neatly as with the format for your weblog.
    Is this a paid subject or did you customize it your self?
    Either way stay up the excellent quality writing,
    it is uncommon to see a great blog like this one these days..

  • Generally I don’t read article on blogs, but I would like to say that this
    write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do it!
    Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thank you,
    very nice post.

  • First off I want to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to
    ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to know how
    you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing.

    I have had difficulty clearing my mind in getting my ideas out.
    I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted just trying
    to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints?

    Thank you!

  • Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot approximately this, such as you
    wrote the ebook in it or something. I feel that you just
    can do with a few p.c. to power the message home a little bit, however other than that,
    that is wonderful blog. An excellent read. I will certainly be back.

  • I just like the valuable information you supply to your articles.

    I’ll bookmark your blog and test once more here regularly.
    I am rather sure I will learn lots of new stuff right
    here! Best of luck for the following!

  • Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is important and everything. Nevertheless just imagine if you added some great photos
    or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with pics and clips, this site could certainly be
    one of the best in its field. Good blog!

  • Does your website have a contact page? I’m having problems locating
    it but, I’d like to shoot you an e-mail. I’ve got some recommendations
    for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it expand
    over time.

  • Its like you learn my mind! You appear to grasp a lot about
    this, like you wrote the e book in it or something.
    I believe that you can do with a few % to drive the message home a bit,
    but instead of that, that is excellent blog.
    A fantastic read. I will certainly be back. natalielise pof

  • Hmm it appears like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up
    what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything.
    Do you have any points for rookie blog writers? I’d certainly appreciate it.

  • The the next time I just read a blog, I really hope that this doesnt disappoint me approximately brussels. Get real, Yes, it was my option to read, but I really thought youd have some thing intriguing to say. All I hear is usually a couple of whining about something that you could fix when you werent too busy searching for attention.

  • I am extremely inspired together with your writing skills and also with the layout to your weblog. Is this a paid topic or did you customize it your self? Anyway keep up the nice high quality writing, it is uncommon to peer a great weblog like this one these days.

  • I am not sure where you are getting your information, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for excellent info I was looking for this info for my mission.

  • I’ve learned a few important things through your post. I might also like to state that there will be a situation in which you will make application for a loan and never need a co-signer such as a Fed Student Aid Loan. But when you are getting a borrowing arrangement through a standard banker then you need to be ready to have a co-signer ready to enable you to. The lenders are going to base their own decision using a few factors but the most important will be your credit worthiness. There are some loan companies that will also look at your work history and make up your mind based on this but in almost all cases it will depend on your scores.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *