And, that is how asylum is supposed to work. Anyone who meets the legal definition of a refugee*** is supposed to seek asylum in the first safe country they reach—not go asylum-shopping throughout the continent as we saw in yesterday’s report on the rush to the Canadian border by many migrants illegally in the US. […]
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’ve heard the news, we’ve reported it for months, that fearing President Trump, migrants are flooding to the Canadian border into Prime Minister Trudeau’s waiting and welcoming arms. Here we have PBS interviewing a couple of Africans who feared if they stayed in the US, Trump would be rounding them up to return them to […]
Also heating up is the exchange of words between the so-called rescue ships and the EU’s migration authority. EU agencies accuse NGO migrant rescue boats of creating a “pull factor” which only encourages more people to try to reach Europe in anything that floats. I will never let you forget! Hillary Clinton is directly responsible […]
Alert: This is NOT fake news! We have told you about ‘Welcoming America’ previously. We first heard about them in June 2013 when we attended a meeting the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement was hosting in Lancaster, PA. It is where we first heard about refugee “seedlings” planted in communities and where we learned that […]
President Trump may be admitting new Somalis to the U.S. every day, but at least the Administration is arresting those here illegally. No time to say much about it, but want readers to see this story from Georgia (hat tip: Joanne): Federal immigration authorities have started arresting Somali nationals in parts of DeKalb and Gwinnett […]
It is really pretty shameful to use Boy Scouts who couldn’t possibly understand the complexity of the US Refugee Admissions Program to be shilling for a resettlement contractor paid by the head to place refugees in communities like Twin Falls just so local businesses can take advantage of taxpayer-supported cheap/captive labor that refugees represent. Here […]
Although, much to my dismay, the Trump Administration is continuing to admit refugees (including hundreds of Somalis), I’m happy to see news like this about illegal alien Somalis being found and deported to Somalia. For years we didn’t send Somalis back even when they committed one crime after another, but at least this portion of […]
Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily received word from a US State Department spokesperson that YES, as the HuffPo reported yesterday, the Administration is going to admit 900 refugees a week for the remainder of the fiscal year which ends September 30th. As of yesterday, that would mean that 62,482 could be the expected total. The […]
They lied more than once! The first whopper was a lie of omission. They failed to mention that their brother was a terrorist. And, at least one of them made up his “persecution” story to justify his admission to the US as a refugee. Hasan admitted to making false statements and creating his persecution story. […]
Are they organizing in your name? This is a Reuters story highlighting the phrase ‘Religious Left’ something we have been talking about on these pages for years. Entitled of course to their political views, what has grated on me for so long is the FACT that many of the organizations working on the ‘Religious Left’ […]
When we first reported this case, it was learned through an apparent miscommunication by lawyers for the defendant that he had only arrived in the country the week before the incident occurred in July of last year. Now we learn he was a wandering Somali who had first been resettled in Idaho three years ago […]
The Refugee Act of 1980 does permit a state to withdraw from the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program, but here is the catch: Back in 1984 Congress passed an amendment to the act that was then completely abused by the bureaucrats in the federal government who did not want to stop sending refugees to those states. […]
This story at WRAL.com is meant to be one of those warm and fuzzy stories about ‘welcoming’ refugees (and diversity) to a southern city and how mean old Donald Trump has slowed their progress in changing Durham. The last line of the story by reporter Tess Allen is the most instructive: A new community is […]
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, […]
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 […]