Refugee Resettlement Watch

RRW Weekly wrap-up for week ending May 8th, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 9, 2015

I’ve been asked to be more regular in posting a weekly wrap-up, so I’ll try!

Now that the other news outlets have discovered the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program and my little booklet (The Blaze wrote about it here, and so did Canada Free Press, here) has been reaching more people, life is getting a bit too hectic since I have spring farm chores to do as well!

I’m on radio programs several times a week and traveling some too.

Update May 11th:  Then there is my youtube clip, here.  Shocked to discover that as of today it is above 180,000 views.

This coming week I’ll be in Pennsylvania and in Iowa so posting could be light.

Help me figure out how to do this?

I would like to help facilitate a state by state network of citizens concerned about this subject.  I’m getting an increasing number of inquiries from people wanting to hook up with others in their state.  I can’t keep up with them all.  What I would really like is for people to step up in each state who would at least help facilitate communication/strategy within a state.  Any ideas, any volunteers to help coordinate this project?  Ideally I see building a grassroots network around state websites/facebook pages/blogs where activists can report what they are learning and doing within a state.  E-mail me and tell me your suggestions.

To the wrap-up…..

Here are the Top Posts of the past week (daily top posts are in the right hand sidebar):

1.  Our fact sheet

2.  Baltimore: Thousands of impoverished refugees poured into city in last ten years; fuel for the fire?

3. Breaking news: Spartanburg, SC targeted to be colonized as next refugee “seed” community

The top ten countries this past week (excluding the US) from which readers arrived at RRW had a couple of surprises.  Two countries worked their way into the top ten that I don’t think have ever been there before—Czech Republic and Malaysia.

UK

Canada

Australia

Czech Republic

European Union

Germany

South Africa

Malaysia

Netherlands

France

Below is a repeat of what I write in most weekly wrap-ups….

For new readers!

Since we get new readers every day, here is my usual spiel with two points I need to continue to make:

First, we do screen our comments (sometimes I don’t get to them right away!) and I don’t post any that threaten any kind of violence or ones filled with foul language.  An occasional expletive might slip in if the comment is otherwise a good one.  You are always free to disagree with our point of view if you follow those two simple rules.

And the other thing I want to mention is about e-mails that come to you every time we post.  They come directly from wordpress to subscribers.  We don’t send out e-mails.  So, if we are posting too much for your e-mail inbox, then just unsubscribe and visit RRW when you have the time I understand completely about too many e-mails!  You might want to simply follow us on twitter or on facebook (below).

This is where you can find information (in addition to our fact sheet). We have over 6,000 posts.

*  See our categories (left hand sidebar)

*  See the tag clouds (right hand sidebar)

*  Also, we have a great search function and since neither the categories nor the tags go all the way back to our first posts more than seven years ago, use the search window with a few key words.  You might want to first try your city, state, or country to see what we have reported from there over the years.

Readers from Europe should search for key words ‘Invasion of Europe’ for all of our many posts on the migration crisis on the Continent.

By the way, our category entitled ‘where to find information’ is filled with reports and documents, but with 340 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.

Past weekly roundups can be found in our category entitled ‘blogging.’

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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!

Thanks to all of you for following RRW.  The subject is on fire (maybe you have noticed)!

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7 Responses to “RRW Weekly wrap-up for week ending May 8th, 2015”

  1. Reblogged this on rennydiokno.com.

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  2. mjazzguitar said

    Ann, my brother just sent me an email with a link to one of your videos.
    This means that people are finally waking up to this issue.
    Thanks again for the great work!
    If you had paypal I would gladly donate.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Thanks! Frankly I’m amazed that the little youtube clip (I assume that is what you have) has over 170,000 hits at this time.

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  3. Ann Local conservative groups and local politicians both need to be inundated with how unhappy we are with refugee resettlement. We could suggest contributions will be effected if are most pressing concern isn’t addressed, locally, then statewide, then nationally. This HAS TO BE one of the questions discussed in the presidential debates in Oct. 2016!!!

    I know a few conservatives outside my state, in Texas, Nebraska and Tennessee, two of these states are hot resettlement locations. Designate someone to connect with at least one, preferably ten conservatives in each state, post a short form letter and ask them to forward it to at least 10 other like-minded folk. You could easily get all of central Minnesota blanketed with supporters because of your recent work there, for instance. Also Spartanburg, SC.

    p.s. Next time your heading to northern Virginia, please let me know, I know at least 50 people (from tea party folk to Constitution study friends) who would jump at a chance to hear you, also it would be GREAT if you had have a battle plan of action so you could get them signed up after your talk. (Local conservatives have just had a bruising defeat as the Fairfax County School Board voted 10 to 1, in favor of including Federal government mandated gender identity language to be entered into the school system’s policy code.)

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Hi Carol, I’ll be in touch, and I am going to be in northern Virginia in early June!

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  4. maureenli said

    I have a website – I could use it for that in NY- I’m not sure how to find out what’s going on -it’s all very secret -I’m on Long Island and the numbers of Hispanics and Muslims are growing notably. Sara Noble

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