Although such crime and riots are not new to us, apparently a very large number of liberals (and some Republicans too!) did not know that Sweden was so close to the edge. But actually of greater interest than the fact that this latest violence seemed to break out on cue after Donald Trump commented Saturday […]
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
You don’t even have to be a group! You can be an individual hater and still be a hate group! A few years ago, I had a great laugh when I read Daniel Greenfield talking about his new entry on their list and he wondered where his group was! See How I became a Hate […]
“[A]nyone who wants to find out how not to handle a migration crisis is welcome to pay us [Sweden] a visit.” – Tove Lifvendahl Invasion of Europe news….. Everyone talks about France and Germany, but, for years, my money has been on Sweden as the first country to fall to the tide of overwhelming Muslim migration. […]
While bringing refugees to the US from certain parts of the world poses a security risk for America, often forgotten is the huge cost to US taxpayers (federal, state and local) of placing them in communities already loaded with poor people, a practice the mayor of Springfield, Mass. recently pointed out. And, before the refugee […]
This is so funny. If you have followed RRW for the last almost ten years, you will recognize the name Omar Jamal. I call him the ‘Jesse Jackson’ of the Somali ‘community’ in America. When Somalis are in ‘crisis’ (when aren’t they in crisis!), here comes Jamal to direct lazy and gullible reporters so that […]
You have surely heard all the numbers flying around this morning about how many refugees from the seven originally banned countries have entered the U.S. The numbers vary somewhat based on what day (and even time of day) one checks the State Department data base at Wrapsnet. We heard a couple of days ago from […]
I want to scream! I missed this op-ed from January 27th, but the International Rescue Committee is re-tweeting it this morning and it caught my eye. Here we have David Miliband, the former Labour Party British Foreign Secretary lecturing Donald Trump about “fundamental American values” after Trump announced his Executive Order to keep America safe […]
You are not alone! Check it out! Vox (the website that featured my work recently, here) reports that the majority of Americans support President Trump’s Executive Order to keep us safe from immigrants coming from certain parts of the world—keep us safe from terrorists trying to enter the country. But, if the pollsters throw in […]
And, since October 1, 2016 (the first day of fiscal year 2017) we are up to 34,430—still time for the Trump Administration to cap entry for this year at less than 50,000 (my suggestion is 35,000). I’m glad to see so many news outlets now tracking refugee numbers, something not done until the last year […]
You might want to read my post on asylum here last week. Asylum seekers differ from the refugees we normally talk about because they get to a country like Germany (or the US, or Canada) and ask for asylum claiming they will be persecuted if returned home. The refugees we write most about here are selected […]
UPDATE: Who was that man over Senator Blumenthal’s left shoulder [in the above featured image]? That is CAIR-Connecticut’s Executive Director behind Senator Blumenthal. Getting pretty brazen aren’t they, or is Blumenthal just pretty dense to invite CAIR to be so prominently involved in lessening security screening for refugees? Because he is all over the news today as […]
We’ve been telling you about them for years and recently chronicled ten cases of Islamic terror arrests and additional cases of refugees committing heinous crimes, see here. This morning the media, at least Fox News (did not hear a word of it on CNN in the 5 a.m. hour) is reporting that the White House […]
Most of what I write about here at Refugee Resettlement Watch is about the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program which was created when ol’ Ted (Kennedy) and Uncle Joe (Biden) created the program that was signed in to law in 1980 by Jimmy Carter. The main thrust of the program is that refugees are chosen abroad […]
Someone reminded me that in all of the yakking about the power of the President when it comes to determining which refugees (how many and from where) entering the U.S., the U.S. State Department in 2008 halted all family reunification (the so-called P-3 program) from Somalia and a few other African countries. Why? Random DNA […]
They may not be protesting in the streets, but voters in towns seeing their communities transformed by refugees almost overnight, support Donald Trump’s efforts to rein-in immigration from certain countries. No time to thoroughly analyze both reports, but here is a bit of the story from Lewiston, Maine where many residents are happy with President […]