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Friday round-up: Top posts, top countries

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 25, 2014

Since I don’t know how many readers have a look at our Top Posts every day in the right hand sidebar, thought maybe I would, at the end of each week, give a brief summary of what readers were most interested in over the previous seven days.

Here are the top three this week:

Athens, GA:  Do you know you will soon be receiving hundreds of third-worlders?

Tennesseans urging US Senators to block possible border surge to Tennessee

Refugee Resettlement Fact Sheet

Of course the lion’s share of our readers come from the US, but here are the top ten countries from which readers came to RRW in the past seven days (although there were about another 140 countries on the list).  In descending order:

United Kingdom



Hong Kong

South Africa






It is only July 25th, but already this month we have broken all records for readership and we are recording the largest number of  readers here in our seven-year history.

If you are a new reader, consider subscribing or follow us on twitter (@refugeewatcher) or facebook (RefugeeInfoResource).  Like us!

And apologies to all who e-mail and comment, sorry if I don’t respond much, there are just not enough hours in my day!

P.S. to critics:  This is a charitable enterprise on my part, let’s just call it an ‘act of love’ to spend hours every day informing average taxpaying American citizens about the migrant tide (much of it LEGAL) flooding our towns and cities through a morass of government programs dressed up to look like ‘religious charity.’

You have a right to know what they plan for your community!


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New blog: Refugee Racket Exposed!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 22, 2014

Reader ‘Jan Sobieski’ has launched a new blog critical of the Refugee Admissions Program of the US State Department and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (HHS) entitled Refugee Racket Exposed!

Editor:  I’ve been complaining lately about the fact that this subject is becoming way too big for just a few of us to keep up with and report on, so we welcome Mr. Sobieski’s entry into the fray.  As a matter of fact, I haven’t said it lately but we need MORE bloggers following all of our LEGAL misguided (insane!) immigration programs.  I’m thinking particularly of the Diversity Visa Lottery and Temporary Protected Status and of course Refugee Resettlement.  Please consider joining the blogger army—your help is desperately needed.

Here is what Mr. Sobieski says about his mission (emphasis is mine):

The purpose of Refugee Racket Exposed ( is simple – Expose the refugee and asylum system that has developed in the US and make Congress investigate the fraud and corruption and the negative impact the refugee racket industry has on America and Americans.

The Refugee Racket system is a multibillion dollar racket and controls the importation and/or settlement of over 150,000 refugees and asylum seekers into the US at taxpayer’s expense. I intend to expose the players who game and corrupt the system and to educate Congress about this abused program. Congress needs to dramatically scale back and reform the refugee and asylum industry. Taxpayers are on the hook for the refugees and asylum seekers resettlement in more ways than you can imagine. You pay for all of it. The Refugee Racket is the perfect example of the adage ‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions.’ In America today, it is dangerous to rock the boat. You will be attacked, and in some cases, physically harmed by those within the refugee racket. For this reason, I post under the pseudonym Jan Sobieski to protect myself and my family from harm. If you don’t know who Jan Sobieski is, google it.

Also, please see Mr. Sobieski’s excellent letter to Congress about why an investigation of the whole program must be forthcoming.

Visit Refugee Racket Exposed!   You can reach Mr. Sobieski at

We are adding Refugee Racket Exposed to our blogroll.

Building “Pockets of Resistance” one at a time!

Posted in blogging, Changing the way we live, creating a movement, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: | 6 Comments »

As our 7th anniversary approaches….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 17, 2014

RRW needs help!

From the editor:

 I believe we are now at a crisis stage in America like no other in 150 years!

It hardly seems possible, but in a few weeks Refugee Resettlement Watch (see our ‘About’ page) will be seven years old!  Almost every day for seven years we have posted some news on the US Refugee Admissions program directed by the United Nations (carried out by the US State Department, the Office of Refugee Resettlement in HHS and their contractors***) and related issues involving LEGAL and sometimes illegal immigration.

We began with 14 viewers in the month of June ’07 and that was probably a few tech helpers just testing the site!  Recently we have had 45,000 viewers in a month and they come from all over the world!   We have written 5,660 posts to date and, as I said, rarely miss a day!

Our facebook readers sometimes surpass 30,000 in a week!

I’m writing this, not to toot our horn, but to say that it is really concerning me that I can’t keep up with all of your e-mails and inquiries and write posts too.

But, please keep sending me articles because the growing number of concerned citizens are the greatest information resource I have for what is going on in your states with refugees and with the ever-expanding number of migrants being labeled as “refugees,” and with the large number coming from Muslim countries.   If I don’t always respond, please know that I am here without helpers!  LOL!  No secretaries, no interns, no nothing!

Perhaps as the invasion on the border continues, with the mostly teenaged boys being treated like refugees, the large immigration control groups (I won’t name names, you know who you are) will get in gear and pay attention to the Refugee program (assign some staff to it!) which they have largely ignored these last seven years.

Bottom line:  this week as World Refugee Day approaches on Friday—we need help!  The issue is too big for a volunteer blogger in the basement!  If you are a member of the big immigration control groups, tell them to pay attention to the refugee program and since the contractors are lobbying especially this week (in the media and on The Hill), take time to let your elected officials know (at all levels of government) how you feel about the ever-expanding resettlement of third-worlders into your towns and cities.  Bombard especially Rep. Trey Gowdy!

Thank you!!!   Ann

***The contractors (who, by the way, also are lobbying for amnesty because they will be paid to “service” the new “clients!”):


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Email address change

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 28, 2014

I can’t take it anymore!  The Yahoo address we had as our contact in the right side bar has been killed (by me!).  It was so full of junk mail I could barely look at it.   Then today as I tried answering some of your wonderful e-mails nothing would send from Yahoo.

So now we have a new address, please make a note!

If you have Ann’s aol address you may continue to use that.

Again, sorry to have missed so many of your tips, your kind words and your questions.  I promise to try harder to keep up with everybody from now on!

Today I especially wanted to thank Sandra for her e-mail!  She said she offered to take Wyoming Governor Matt Mead on a tour of the Somali and Iraqi neighborhoods of San Diego!  Way to go!

P.S.  If you have a possible story for us, put the words NEWS TIP into your subject line and I might see it sooner.   I really need a secretary!

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RRW will be on vacation for a few days!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 16, 2014

If you are a new reader and have just arrived here for the first time, below are some of the areas you can explore until we resume posting the latest news on Monday.

Check our “about” page.

Facts on how refugee resettlement works in America are here.  See also ‘why we need a moratorium’ here.

Note the “top posts in the right hand sidebar and get an idea of what posts readers are most interested in.

See the categories in the left hand sidebar.  Note especially for our readers worldwide that we have categories for Africa, Australia, Canada and Europe.

Have a look at the category entitled “where to find information” for reports, documents, statistics.

Our search function (upper left) works really well; type in a couple of key words and you will most likely find something.  We have written 5,587 posts, so I use the ‘search’ daily myself.  Warning! Don’t type ‘Somalis Minneapolis’ though unless you have all day to read!

The tags are pretty handy too, but we only started using them a couple of years ago and so posts going back to 2007 won’t appear.

I hope to be able to post comments while I’m away, but come on commenters!—I won’t post any threats, personal verbal attacks on other people (you are free to attack me! call me names if it makes you feel better!) or foul language!

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Refugee Resettlement Watch readership grows every month

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 1, 2014

I think this issue is beginning to resonate with people around the country and around the world.  For new readers, we have been blogging since 2007, but just about a year ago at this time readership took a huge leap forward and every month we add subscribers and visitors to our facebook page.

Our goal is to add one new subscriber a day, but in April we added 85 bringing our regular subscriber number to 1,220.  That sounds modest and by big-blog standards it is, however, for a narrowly focused blog, we are thrilled.    And, last week alone our facebook page reached 22,551 visitors (this week it is over 27,000 already!).

A month ago I made this report on how we are doing.  In that post I reported on the top countries from which our readers are coming.

In a post the other day I said I would tell you what our top most-visited posts of all time are, so here we go with the top five:

Fact Sheet is number one with 46,581 visitors.  Followed by:

How did we get so many Somalis….  (22,727)

Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis (23,360)

Asylum seekers head for Israel (12,718)

They are fighting back in Sweden (12,466)

Our “About” description is important for new readers to see as well.  I hadn’t read it for years, but it is still operative, except maybe my cynicism has grown!

Because we are getting so many new readers, let me direct you to first the fact sheet, then if you are trying to find other available reports and documents check out our ‘where to find information’ category.

We have an excellent search function and if you would like to know if we have written on a certain subject, a person, an organization, or a location, type a key word or two into the search field to see if we have covered the topic over the last nearly 7 years.

Note to commenters!  We review our comments before posting, so keep them free of foul language or any suggestion that anyone should be harmed in any way, and don’t call people names, that is what the leftists do when they can’t argue with facts!  If there is a delay in posting your appropriate comment, then it is because I am away from the computer.

If you don’t want to become a subscriber (upper left), then follow us on facebook or twitter (AnnC@RefugeeWatcher).

Thanks for your continued loyalty!

Update May 3:  I see that as of today we have posted 5,555 posts since launching RRW in 2007.




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RRW had a great last twelve months!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 31, 2014

I don’t know what changed, but in April 2013 something happened and our readership jumped by from 10,000-20,000 a month since then.

Just now I was checking the stats to see how we’ve been doing and noticed that remarkable trend upward.  At the same time, I checked to see from where readers were coming.  Of course the largest number comes from the US, but checking the last month I see we had readers in 148 countries in March (officially there are 196 countries in the world, give or take a few).

The top countries represented by our visitors, after the US, are (in descending order):  UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Thailand, India, South Africa, Malta and the Netherlands.  Right behind those top ten are Sweden and Norway.  LOL!  We even had 103 visitors from Saudi Arabia in March!

We are most pleased by having added 48 new followers in the past month.  We have a modest goal of adding one new follower a day, so we beat that by a mile in March.  You can follow us by signing up here (upper left hand sidebar), or follow us on facebook (here).    Yikes! 47,532 people saw our facebook page in the last week.  Half of those facebook numbers can be attributed to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society post—bring in the Syrians.

We tweet out all of our posts here.   For a narrowly focused blog, we are overjoyed with the numbers!

If you are a new reader, we have a great search function, type in a word or two and see what we have written since 2007 about your interests.  I use it all the time to search our 5,473 previous posts!   And, if you are visiting daily you might be interested in our Top Posts (in the right hand sidebar) to see what other readers are interested in.

My deepest apologies for being so awful about checking your e-mails.  I must dump that yahoo e-mail address and get something better.  It is so filled with spam that I have to force myself to look at it and clean it up (mostly because there are only so many hours in a day and there is so much interesting news on which to post).

And, a reminder, as always, that RRW is a completely charitable project by its authors.  And, if the Catholics, Lutherans, Evangelicals, Jews, and atheists would do their work without digging into the taxpayers’ pockets, giving their own personal money and time to the poor they claim to care about, we could quit!

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Going away!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 11, 2014

Readers, I will be away for a few days and possibly without any internet service.

Things are hopping on the refugee front, so I surely will return with a lot of hot topics needing to be posted.

However, if you are a new reader, or a daily visitor, let me point out what we have on these pages that could keep you busy reading for days!

First, you should check out our Fact Sheet (it is linked right under the banner above).  It is daily one of our top posts.

Speaking of Top Posts (see the right hand sidebar ) which will guide you to stories that have interested readers the most in recent days.  Right now the Wyoming posts are bringing readers in in droves.

And, I can’t emphasize enough that our search function works really well.  But, don’t just type in ‘Somalis’ for instance, or you will get 800 plus posts!  Perhaps narrow your search to ‘Somalis’ and your city.  Or, type in your city or state and find everything we have written about it and refugees in general.

Likewise for our readers from around the world.  Type in your country first and see if we’ve written about it.  I can assure you that if you’ve got a refugee or asylum problem we’ve mentioned it over the years.

Also, if you are looking for facts and statistics, try our ‘where to find information’ category, here.  Browse down the list of categories in the left hand sidebar for other topics of interest.


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A reminder: check those “Top Posts” daily!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 18, 2014

We’ve had a lot of new readers and more interest lately in Refugee Resettlement issues facing first world countries.   In some cases a story catches fire on facebook and our numbers soar.  If you check the “Top Posts” (right hand sidebar) every day, you can get an idea of what stories are interesting our readers around the world.

Yesterday, the Lewiston, Maine post from last week took off.    And, our fact sheet (US), is a hit every day!

Although the majority of our readers are from the US, we have thousands upon thousands visiting from around the world.  Looking back over the last two years (when wordpress began giving us stats from other countries), these are the top ten countries from which we host visitors to RRW (the order switches around slightly from month to month but the list below is the approximate order) with the UK topping the list:

S. Africa

Not far behind France is Malta!

We bring you stories from around the world just so you know that the refugee/asylum issue is plaguing industrialized countries everywhere and your concern here in America, that excessively high numbers of migrants are attempting to get into America, is shared by others who fear for their country, their culture, and the potentially disastrous impact on Western civilization as a result of demographic change.

Some countries are taking action to stem the tide—front and center right now is Australia!

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A new facebook page: Diversity’s Dark Side (Like it!)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 2, 2014

Longtime readers know that I’ve been looking for years for a way to highlight stories that involve immigrant crimes and cultural clashes that don’t necessarily involve refugees.  This has been especially so with the food stamp fraud stories we’ve posted here as a ‘hobby’ of sorts.

Now, thanks to the help of a reader from Kentucky, there is such a place to gather those news stories.  It is a facebook page entitled appropriately, Diversity’s Dark Side.   By posting news stories that demonstrate the destructive element more uncontrolled immigration is bringing to America, it is a way to balance the usual multicultural mumbo-jumbo, parroted by the mainstream media and the Open borders lobby, about immigrants supposedly bringing strength to communities by bringing “ethnic” diversity.

Here is the “about” at DDS:

Our goal is to gather in one central place reports of crimes, hardships and examples of cultural tension brought to our towns and cities by people who should never have been allowed entrance into our country. We encourage people to question if there really is ‘strength in diversity’.

If you have never read it, this might be a good time to visit our ‘Diversity’ page here at RRW and read this 2007 article about a Harvard study which questioned the whole notion of diversity bringing strength to communities.

If you are on facebook, visit Diversity’s Dark Side and ‘Like it.’  Tell your friends where they can get a daily dose of reality about some of the crooks, criminals and generally those from cultures unwilling to assimilate which we have allowed to enter the US!

Also, some have asked about a twitter account for DDS, until we can figure out how to link the two, you can follow me on twitter.  I am AnnC@refugeewatcher.

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