October Surprise Podcast Series

Episode #8 of October Surprise features Felix Lohitai of Erie by way of the Sudan: “I consider it duty to this land – giving back to this country that has given so much to me and my children,” Lohitai says. “I show my pay stub to show that refugees and immigrants pay taxes in the United States of America. If you get a job legally, Uncle Sam is going to tax you, brother or sister! The only thing immigrants or refugees get when they show up here – they’re given what the United States does best: a way to start over. … Refugees are given food stamps and health insurance until you get on your feet. I’ve been on food stamps. My family has been on food stamps. But now I pay the government.” October Surprise is a podcast created for citizens by citizens in PA’s new 16th Congressional District. Conversations educate listeners in Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, and Butler Counties on key issues leading up to Election Day 2018.


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