Refugee Resettlement Watch

More people willing to speak and write negatively about refugees, and mass migration generally

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 17, 2013

When I started writing Refugee Resettlement Watch nearly six years ago (this is my 4,001st post!), rarely, except at VDARE (and the Center for Immigration Studies occasionally), would anyone utter a word about “refugees” other than in the most reverential tones.  Refugees were the untouchables, but that seems to be changing.  Fear of the collapse of the West due to mass migration is openly being discussed.

Now, the word “refugee” is no longer sacrosanct.   Here Daniel Greenfield last week calls the migration of the third world to the first world what it is—colonization, with no end in sight.   They are coming and are not assimilating (if that’s what you have been counting on!).

The old paradigm that a country has the right to decide who enters it has been decisively overturned in Europe, it’s under siege in such first world countries as America, Canada, Australia and Israel by the creed that says it’s the human rights obligation of every nation to accept every refugee.

Given a chance a sizable portion of the third world would move to the first, a minority because of oppression and a majority because the opportunities and freebies are much better there. Even low ranked first world nations still find themselves swamped with refugees looking to move in.

International law does not assign any priority to a nation’s citizens over any person who happens to stray across the border. At the ground level that means the end of borders and the end of citizenship which is why immigration isn’t just a touchy issue in Arizona, it’s a touchy issue in Sydney, Tel Aviv and Birmingham. You can hardly open a newspaper of the liberal persuasion without being treated to another group of refugees in some troubled part of the world walled up behind fences and trying to get over to London, Sydney or New York.   [Watch for it!  Syrians next?---ed]

This sort of thing can’t be called immigration anymore, it’s a straightforward migration and it has no apparent limits. However many you take in, there will be more waiting and always burdening you with an unsolvable crisis.

Read it all!

POTUS?

Ann Coulter for President! says Peter Brimelow at VDARE

Coulter spoke at CPAC yesterday and probably assured herself a disinvite next year (just as happened to Pamela Geller)* when Coulter declared that she was a one issue voter and would support only candidates opposing amnesty for illegal aliens.

She said with no equivocation that Ted Kennedy’s 1965 mass migration strategy will kill America.  And, remember that was not about illegal aliens already in the US, but opened the doors of America to mass migration from the third world.

Check it out here at VDARE and watch her speech (in my view the most significant CPAC speech this year).

Has she assured her place in Grover’s ‘war on loud bullfrogs’ enemies list?   You betcha!

*Update!  Funny! Breitbart.com organized a panel for the un-invited including Geller and Robert Spencer—watch Spencer finger Suhail Khan and Grover Norquist!

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15 Responses to “More people willing to speak and write negatively about refugees, and mass migration generally”

  1. momodoom said

    Ann, I would like to thank you for your replies to Riveratlantic, and for your stories and for all your links. I have not seen you link to a white supremacist article yet, although i understand that criticizing the arrival of high numbers of refugees and other immigrants, from cultures vastly different from our cultures, is seen as patently white supremacist by the many who loathe Western Civilization.

    Whites are the only ones criticized for their continued existence, and it’s time to allow them an equal chance in their own countries.

    • Ann Corcoran said

      Thanks momodoom. And, honestly, other than the crooks and terrorists among them, or the whiners complaining about life in America I don’t say anything negative about the refugees themselves. The problem isn’t even the refugees who mostly do want to have a better life, the problem is this out-of-control program that is done in secrecy and by sanctimonious open borders advocates who could never do all they are doing if they didn’t have other peoples money to do it (your tax dollars). And, to top it off anyone who dares mention that a welfare state and open borders will only end badly someday is called a racist.

      And, one more thing while I’m on a roll this morning (LOL!). Why aren’t we afforded the same respect these open borders people say we owe the immigrants. They can live in their little “Baghdads” or their little “Mogadishus” because they want to live with their own culture—their own kind of people! And, these Leftist open borders types think that is just fine, even cool! But, how dare people of white European origins want to do the same. It is the hypocrisy of all this that ticks me off and the exposure of the hypocrisy that keeps me writing.

      • First and second generation immigrants do tend to live close to one another, in “enclaves” if you want to call it that. Europeans did that as well during the time our ancestors came here — you note Little Mogadishu and Little Baghdad now, and I’m sure you’re also aware of the Little Italy-s, Greektowns, Chinatowns, and so on across the country . Southie in Boston is still known as an Irish-American neighborhood (I’ve been on planes with recent Irish immigrants going there directly). Areas of Brooklyn are still mainly Hasidic. Even small cities had ethnically divided neighborhoods in the early to mid 20th cen. People in the dominant cultural group (native-born Anglo Americans) had suspicions about these neighborhoods, like you do today. I’ve noticed in my area that immigrants are starting to move out into other neighborhoods and towns, other than ones that are “known” for their ethnic makeup. In the previous years around here, immigrants were afraid to move out into the smaller towns because they knew they would face immediate social rejection from the townspeople (who are quite vocal around here — I’ve seen it), but now things (the tension) are starting to ease. It takes time.

        I don’t think anyone is stopping whites from living where they want, including if that means around other whites. I think people should have the freedom to move around as desired (and that includes immigrants). Self-directed ‘white flight’, and the red-lining of neighborhoods, has happened all over the country. The thing is, it’s not legal anymore to keep non-whites from living there, too — just as it’s also not legal to keep whites from moving into ‘ethnic’ neighborhoods.

        • Ann Corcoran said

          Of course its all legal to move around. This is America, however the difference is that no one calls a Somali who says he/she wants to live in a Somali neighborhood a racist, but if I, as a white person, dare say I want to live in a white neighborhood, people like you start the name-calling crap.

          Or, maybe I’m wrong. Maybe you agree with me. Would you call Africans or Arab Muslims (for example), wishing to be with their own kind, racists? You should, if you are intellectually consistent and not too chicken to do it. It’s easy and safe to call people like me (or the VDARE people) racists because I’m not going to do anything to you for it, whereas at minimum you wouldn’t call them anti-white or anti-Christian because it wouldn’t be Politically Correct to do so. And, your peers would be angry at you for doing it.

          • I don’t call you racist, or VDARE people racist, for wanting to live where you want to live, even if that means just around other white people. There are tens of thousands of small towns and cities across the country that are majority white — even ones that receive refugees. Lewiston Maine is still very much majority white. Etc. Just like I don’t think YOU are racist for the simple choice of where you want to live or who you want to associate with on a personal level, I don’t think Somalis are racist for wanting to live around other Somalis. We know, in that case, it’s completely in line with the historical behavior of 1st and 2nd gen immigrants anyway. Aside – I spent A LOT of time with Somalis (not paid to do so, not in a social work context), and have never been treated in an anti-white or anti-Christian manner.

            When I have brought up racism, it wasn’t about where you want to live or who you want to be around — unless it specifically comes to trying to keep certain people OUT of your town, etc, based on race/religion/origin (but didn’t you lobby to keep people out of your town?). It’s about VDARE, and AmRen to a greater degree, whose content pushes the notion that there are biological, intellectual, and moral differences that boil down to whites people being superior (in those regards) to non-whites, specifically African immigrants, African Americans, Latinos, and Muslims. And this sheer superiority/inferiority delineation means the aforementioned groups are THREATS to whites’ existence and social power – so they are essentially advocating that enforceable segregation is necessary. This is their content and their position. I know they make caveats about certain Jews and certain Asians, but that falls in line with this brand of scientific racism that has been floating around for the past 100-odd years.

          • Something you might want to consider about Somali communities — they are not all the same. They have different socioeconomic and religious makeups; ie, MN is different than Columbus is different than San Diego is different than Portland is different than Lewiston. There’s also high awareness in the communities about what other people think of them, based on what gets reported, which doesn’t help people feel confident in moving out of the “ethnic enclaves.” Female Somali friends of mine get yelled at by strangers because of what they wear (this is a free country, correct?); male friends of mine get called terrorists to their faces by strangers, or detained by cops for walking down their own street. This doesn’t help people move out of “ethnic enclaves.” It’s not even just conservatives doing this — I’ve seen self-professed liberals engage in bad behavior, too. On the flip side, I know young Somalis (those who grew up here for the most part) who see their elders not adapting easily to the “American system” and are trying to make change from the inside, too. It’s complicated and it takes time. You should have heard the what I heard from Somali people about those recent high profile cases.

  2. mig21bison said

    Ann that is bad ,you cannot support a white supremacist site like amren & vdare,RRW is non partisan site, and will become irrelevant if it support the sites mentioned.

  3. [...] More people willing to speak and write negatively about refugees, and mass migration generally [...]

  4. I’m pretty amazed that you balk at accusations of racism on RRW but continue to link to and act as a booster for VDARE, which is openly racist and white supremacist. What gives?

    • Ann Corcoran said

      What is wrong with whites standing up for whites—we expect other races to stand up for their people, and don’t criticize them, why the double standard?

      I bet you believe in Ethnic Community Based organizations getting special taxpayer funded grants for their kind but would scream bloody murder if there was a grant program for poor white people to form their own community club.

      You can call me racist all you want, every day, all day long. You guys have overused the word and it is now meaningless.

      • I don’t understand your deflection about “you can call me racist…it’s meaningless”, as if it’s something I invent out of thin air, when you actively and repeatedly link to a website that 1) posits that African Americans are biologically, morally, and mentally inferior to whites 2) African Americans (primarily) and other non-whites are a singular destructive force wrecking havoc in America today, and that white people are best off far from any interaction with non-whites. Those are pretty cut and dry racist positions, centered on race, and with a superior/inferior subtext. This content makes up a bulk of VDARE. Do you support it? I understand that you have non-white members of your family, which makes your seemingly enthusiastic support of VDARE somewhat…strange.

        And no, about what you bet I believe. If I was to belong to a class of poor whites (by place of my birth and family background), it’d be Appalachian, and there are plenty of Appalachian organizations (in 13 states) that receive grants and public money. ‘Appalachian’ is by in large understood to primarily encompass people who are white. They engage in self-advocacy work that is needed due to economic and cultural issues, not unlike ECBOs. I used to live in a major city with a large Polish population (both recent immigrants and 2nd, 3rd generations) that had several community groups. I didn’t gripe about it. Those are anecdotes.

        • Ann Corcoran said

          Community groups are great, but shouldn’t get any taxpayer funding—that’s all! It is that simple!

          I don’t know how to explain it to you, believe it or not, everything does not go back to race. I would be the happiest person in the world if Allen West or Ben Carson were President of the United States. They share my values and world view. And, I defend the right of everyone who wishes to speak at VDARE and Atlas Shrugged and NumbersUSA, at the Center for American Progress, at LaRaza (are they racists?), at CASA de Maryland and even you! What I don’t defend is taking some poor suckers tax dollars to do their work for them.

          And, you guys have overdone the racist name-calling. So, why not try to have an open mind and see other peoples’ views before condemning them outright as bigoted, racists, homophobic, Islamophobic boobs….

          • White community groups do get taxpayer funding to engage in socioeconomic and cultural advocacy. Sorry. I already suggested that you check out the fed agency ARC and the groups and locations it funds, as one example.

            If we’ve overdone the racist name calling towards you, then stop boostering VDARE and AmRen (who do not shy away from the racial viewpoints they advocate…they certainly do take it all back to race) — it’s pretty simple. If you aren’t racist, then why hold up these sites as credible sources of information?

          • Ann Corcoran said

            No taxpayer money for any kind of advocacy!!! Get it!

            You guys really have a lot of audacity. I would never ever in a million years consider telling you who to associate with, or what to read. I’ve met a lot of people who write at VDARE and some at AmRen and they are very good people and frankly more thoughtful and more intellectually stimulating than anyone I’ve ever known on the open borders/fascist Left.

            I’m not asking you to stop calling me racist—call me that all you want if it makes you feel superior and oh, so good.

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