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Primus American Life with Lyrics; America Helping the World’s Refugees

Live webcast of Conversations With America: Helping the World's Refugees, June 14, 2011, 10:15 a.m.

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, Eric Schwartz, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration, will hold a conversation with George Rupp, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, on “Helping the World’s Refugees.” The discussion will be moderated by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, and streamed live on DipNote, the Department of State’s official blog, at 10:15 a.m. (EDT). You are invited to participate by submitting questions, some of which will be selected for response during the live broadcast. Submit your questions now on DipNote.
Through Conversations With America, leaders of national nongovernmental organizations have the opportunity to discuss foreign policy and global issues with senior State Department officials. These conversations aim to provide candid views of the ways in which leaders from the foreign affairs community are engaging the Department on pressing foreign policy issues. From Afghanistan to India, the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and internet freedom to world water issues, the Conversations With America series showcases how both the U.S. government and civil society are working across the globe on issues that concern Americans most.
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Primus American Life Lyrics
In a town in southernmost Sicily
Lived a family too proud to be poor
In the year that fever took father away
They hastened for American shores
Now a mother and her son are standing in line
It’s a cold day on Ellis Isle
And they look to the Statue of Liberty
For the boy we have American Life
Ong is a Laotian refugee
He works in the audio trade
The smoke from flux is filling his lungs
He’s earning minimum wage
Spending spare time down on
San Pablo ave
Once a week gets a woman for the night
And he writes home tales of prosperity
For the boy we have American Life
Bob is an unemployed veteran
Born and bred in the South Bronx
He’s living off the streets down in east L.A.
Residing in a cardboard box
Now he plays a little quit and he has a small dog
Searching for aluminum cans
And he hold on tight to his dignity
He was born into American Life
Interview: “Like Afghanistan Without Nato”, MP Farmajo.
Posted on January 18, 2011 by SomaliSwiss
In an exclusive interview, the US-educated African leader says Islamic terrorists are flocking to his country. And preparing to strike the West.  Three months after leaving behind a comfortable academic life in the United States to become Prime Minister of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has a chilling assessment of the state of affairs of his native land. “Somalia is like Afganistan. But the one difference is that NATO is in Afghanistan, and all the terrorists who have fled Kabul are now here.
”Speaking with La Stampa, Mohamed sent a clear warning call to the West. In Somalia, Islam ic terrorists “have found a safe haven from which they can strike New York, or Milan. The international community must understand this and act on it soonest, and Italy should take the lead.”
Until last fall, Mohamed was a college professor in Buffalo. Now he is at the helm of a government of 18 people, for the most part former expatriates who have come back home after years abroad in an effort to save the country from becoming the African version of a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Mohamed’s transitional federal government remains in power until August, when his mandate runs out. It is not clear much the temporary leaders can change a country considered the world’s most dangerous.

Ohio Homeless Agencies Struggle with Somali Migrant Influx

A person who (1) belongs to a normally migratory culture who may cross national boundaries, or (2) has fled his or her native country for economic reasons rather than fear of political or ethnic persecution.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.migrant - traveler who moves from one region or country to anothermigrant - traveler who moves from one region or country to another
travelertraveller - a person who changes location
departergoerleaver - someone who leaves
emigrantemigreemigreeoutgoer - someone who leaves one country to settle in another
evacuee - a person who has been evacuated from a dangerous place
immigrant - a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there
rusher - someone who migrates as part of a rush to a new gold field or a new territory
colonistsettler - a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
Adj.1.migrant - habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal workmigrant - habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work; “appalled by the social conditions of migrant life”; “migratory workers”
unsettled - not settled or established; “an unsettled lifestyle”
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

wandererimmigranttravellergypsytinkerrovertransientnomademigrantitinerantdrifter,vagrant economic migrants and political refugees
itinerantwanderingdriftingrovingtravellingshiftingimmigrantgypsytransientnomadic,migratoryvagrant migrant workers
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

11:25 PM, Jun 18, 2005

snip. . . ‘Median monthly rent for apartments in Columbus is lower, ranging from $683 for two bedrooms to $989 for four, according to federal statistics. Yet housing regulations prevent having more than two people per bedroom in apartments, and affordable three- and four-bedroom apartments are scarce. Gudey stays at the shelter with her three youngest children — three others are at school. Her husband, Sheikh Mohamed Abdalla, is trying to learn English, hoping to find a job once the family finds a home. As of Friday, 11 families totaling 82 people — about 40 percent of the new migrants — still were staying at the shelter. They are bused to churches at night to sleep. “They did overwhelm the system, and they caught people off guard,” Van Lehman said. Most of Ohio’s first wave of Somalis started arriving in the mid-1990s to escape civil war. About 400 Bantus, a group whose ancestors were brought to Somalia in the 19th century as slaves, came to Columbus last year. Most now have jobs and houses or apartments and are familiar with most aspects of American culture, community officials say. Columbus now is home to about 30,000 Somali immigrants, a community smaller only than the one in Minneapolis. Franklin County had $639,704 in federal grants to help the first wave of immigrants find jobs, houses and health care, enroll their children in school and learn English. A coalition of government and social service organizations will request more money, said Lance Porter, a spokesman for the county’s Department of Job and Family Services.  . . .snip

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


HHS is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and supporting the delivery of essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. As such, the delivery of treatment and services to persons experiencing homelessness is included in the activities of the Department. The coordination of these services, both within the Department, as well as with our Federal partners who provide housing and complementary service programs, is a critical component of achieving the goal of preventing and ending homelessness.
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been elected as chair of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness to assist in the implementation of the first federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.

Just saying….

18.6 Million Empty Homes In America, 3.5 million homeless


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