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 […]
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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
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!) […]
….but it is too late. Here is a long story at Bloomberg Businessweek that you don’t have to read. It is an overly-long, detailed account of the travails of a Somali migrant (is he even telling the truth?) being trafficked in to Europe. The invasion began in earnest when Obama and Hillary destabilized Libya opening […]
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 […]
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 […]