That is the question I have about the story you can’t possibly have missed over the last day or two. Questions abound! Is he older than 18? Did he arrive among the waves of so-called ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children? Was he in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement or one of its contractors? And, […]
About Ann Corcoran
Eight years ago it came to our attention in Washington County MD that a non-profit group (Virginia Council of Churches) had been bringing refugees into the city of Hagerstown (county seat) for a couple of years. Some problems arose and citizens started to take an interest and ask questions about how this federal program works. Our local paper had no interest in finding the facts, so we decided to find them ourselves.
One of the many startling things we found out about this very quiet effort is that these non-profit groups bring to the US on average each year 15,000 (FY90-FY03) Muslim refugees from the Middle East, Africa, the Balkans, etc, almost completely funded by the US Government through grants and contracts to these non-government agencies. Of the 168 refugees brought to our county since 2004, 125 are Muslim. Although we all have sympathy for persecuted and suffering people there are real questions to be answered about the wisdom of this policy.
It turns out that there are hotbeds of this refugee resettlement controversy throughout the US. We have identified some of those. Because the issue is much more complicated than we initially realized, we have set up this online community organizing center at https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/ .
Entries by Ann Corcoran
In my previous post I told you about the reality setting in in Arizona, and now we see that New England refugee contractors are facing that reality too and cutting staff, or shortening hours. I am delighted to see more effort being made on the part of reporters to get their facts. Here at WBUR News […]
You probably heard on the news over the weekend that the Department of Justice sought clarification from Obama’s friend, Judge Derrick Watson, in Hawaii and asked if he really meant to include a stop order on the President’s 120-day moratorium on refugee admissions and the FY17 ceiling reduction when he was aiming at the travel […]
Invasion of Europe news…. I’m not going to let you all forget that it was Hillary and her girls who were responsible for the overthrow of Libyan strongman Muammar Ghaddafi that resulted in the opening of the flood gates from Africa to Europe for tens of thousands of mostly economic migrants from the heart of […]
For background see our earlier post, here. And, take note that the Obama U.S. Attorney who sided with the mosque builders was one of those asked to resign by President Trump a few days ago. From Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily (Christians who escaped persecution in Iraq are fighting back!): The saga of the 21,000-square-foot […]
Unless I find a definitive article about what exactly the judge in Hawaii ruled on the Trump Executive Order in the next couple of hours (I have a doc appt.), here is one news story from the AP (thanks to reader Theodore). Also, according to several news sources discussing other pending cases, including Fox News, one […]
Pew Research has done a handy little summary of where we stand with refugees admitted this fiscal year, but most importantly they made a useful graph of how many entered from travel-restricted countries since the first week of December, through Trump’s inauguration and up to last Friday. There is nothing we haven’t already been talking […]
It’s been a long time coming, but yesterday, the State of Tennessee filed its Tenth Amendment case against the US Department of State and the Department of Health and Human Services over the issue of cost-shifting of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program to the states. Readers, this is big news! Here is Michael Patrick Leahy […]
Invasion of Europe news…. Western Civilization is under assault: “If this continues, our culture will cease to exist.” – A Dutch citizen of Amsterdam told The Washington Post this week. All eyes will be on the Dutch election scheduled for this Wednesday! And, if things couldn’t be more tense in the lead-up to election day, last […]
Actually it is over a half billion the US Conference of Catholic Bishops received from U.S. taxpayers since 2008! (By the way, I just heard Raymond Arroyo on Fox and Friends say that the USCCB gets millions of tax dollars annually from the federal treasury, but I couldn’t find the clip. Yeh! Finally that information […]
The clincher to this story is in the last sentence. 570 “dangerous” refugees are being watched. Surely they could get rid of them before they commit a terrorist act! I’m guessing that Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel is trying to look tough in the lead-up to German elections this year. And, how many more are still […]
In advance of a new EO supposedly coming out on Wednesday, checking the numbers this morning here are a few things I learned. Total arrivals this fiscal year (which began on October 1, 2016) are at 36,822. Last time we checked on 2/23 we were at 36,637. Secretary of State Tillerson and President Trump can […]
L.A.R.K. stands for ‘Liberals Accept Responsibility for Killers’ This is a joke people! Names have been removed or changed in this internet message that has been making the rounds for years. The letter is attributed to a Canadian Minister of Defense which tells you right away it is a joke (imagine boy Trudeau, or any […]
Bills like these are really innocuous. They don’t stop any refugee placement in the state, they simply tell state officials and the public who is in the state. The information would aide local officials in determining school capacity, housing availability and other welfare services that would need to be provided to these legal immigrants. From […]
I haven’t written about Japan for awhile, and since we have so many new readers, I figured it was time to point this out (again)—Japan only takes a tiny number of refugees! And, consequently, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has been haranguing Japan for years to open its doors (and begin diluting their culture!) […]