Sticking it to President Trump in January 2017, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, welcomed one and all to Canada… Justin Trudeau’s view on Diversity in 2016. ….now two years later it is oopsy! Never mind! Here are the opening paragraphs in the New York Times on January 28, 2017: OTTAWA — As President Trump’s executive order on immigration […]
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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/ .
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Americans will not be safe as long as “your country is at war with Islam.” — Mahad Abdiaziz Adbiraham But, surprise! Authorities have not yet decided to bring terrorism charges against him. For background on Adbiraham, go here. Adbiraham is most likely a refugee, or the child of a refugee, because almost all Somalis in the U.S. […]
This is an incredible report from Karin McQuillan at American Thinker thanks to reader George for sharing it. Entitled: What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right It is one woman’s account of a year in Africa in which she describes the huge cultural chasm between African countries and America and she begins with […]
We reported here on January 1 that the Trump refugee numbers, at the present rate of arrival, would come in at half of the CEILING of 45,000 set for FY18. By the way, George Bush had two years that saw refugee admissions in the 20,000 range. Trump will set a record if he comes in below George W. […]
As promised, below are the stats for the first three months of fiscal year 2018 (it began on October 1, 2017). President Trump set the CEILING for the year at 45,000 refugees. That is the lowest CEILING since the Refugee Act of 1980(Kennedy/Biden) was signed in to law by Jimmy Carter. Columbus, Ohio second only to […]
I hadn’t noticed the story until Christmas day or so when Ann Coulter posted a series of tweets about the complete absence of any description of the man who attacked a woman walking home from work. (Ann had the date of the attack wrong, but not the fact about the apparent media coverup.) If you […]
Everyone is doing year-end reviews this week, and I’ll do a roundup on New Years Day for 2017, but I thought this would be interesting especially for new readers. Refugee Resettlement Watch launched in the summer of 2007 and here are the Top Ten most visited posts for the decade (in descending order): Watch the […]
That would be the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society one of the nine federal contractors*** that monopolize all refugee resettlement in America. They have been the most litigious of the nine while they receive more than $20 million a year directly from the US Treasury to place refugees in US cities. HIAS has also been the leader of […]
As I mentioned yesterday, when I reported that true-believer, Lawrence Bartlett, Director of Refugee Admissions at the U.S. State Department, had been reassigned to Puerto Rico (voluntarily we assume), resettlement contractors are in a panic. At Jewish Telegraphic Agency (hat tip: ‘badboylookout’) we learn that the State Department is in talks with its contractors about which sites to […]
The other day when we reported that the Heritage Foundation got it so wrong with its “Roadmap for Reform” one of my first thoughts was it is because they clearly are living in a D.C. bubble and have no idea of what is going on in ‘flyover country.’ I think it is because the mainstream media isn’t reporting on […]
Pressure from Brussels is being ratcheted up against the so called Visegrad three (there were four!) to take thousands of those illegal migrants that have ‘made their way’ across the Mediterranean or came in via Turkey to Greece and are now piled up in Italy or Greece. I’m calling them migrants because in most cases […]
“We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country.” – U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley The Human Rights Industrial Complex (HRIC) must be going nuts! Thanks for the tip from reader ‘heymister24’ who sent this overnight. Here is Deutsch Welle‘s version of the news (reported in […]
The President now has completed the first two months of what will be his first full year in admitting refugees to the US and we see numbers are dramatically lower. In fact they are so low that if the present pace continues until the end of the fiscal year, September 30th, less than 20,000 could […]
Thanks to reader Ron for sending this recent (September 2017) Briefing paper for the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The focus of the report is to promote the idea that moving migrant labor freely around the world and encouraging remittances to be sent back to the home country will alleviate world poverty. Basically it […]
And, I think the refugee industry wants to keep it that way! (Think about the enormous stonewalling going on in St. Cloud for instance!). How many times over the years have I struggled to try to answer your questions about how much all of this is costing state and federal taxpayers? Now, I have a better understanding […]