Refugee Resettlement Watch

RRW weekly roundup for week ending November 14, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 15, 2015

Sigh…what a week.  We went to Washington on Thursday (I still need to post something more on that) and then everything changed on Friday.  Because of the terrible news from Paris, it seems the world is finally waking up to the dangers of the refugee migration around the world.  Our readership jumped by a lot for a narrowly focused blog (over 30,000 on Saturday and 20,000 today) and with that jump in interest came more questions, more e-mails, more phone calls, more press inquiries and so forth.

I’ll do my best to answer as many of you as possible, but honestly if I did, I would never post a thing here and that is what I think is the best use of my time and it’s what I am most passionate about.

Here are the top three posts of the week (but remember the data was collected yesterday, so doesn’t reflect posts after yesterday morning and today.

Top Three:

1)Calais (France) migrant camp on fire tonight

2)Watch the death of Europe in 19 minutes….

3)Obama lied about his school years and the press shrugged, why the double standard for a conservative black man?

Since Saturday this post is getting a large number of visitors:

Here are the Top Ten countries from which readers arrived at RRW this past week (besides the US):

Canada

UK

Australia

Germany

Sweden

Philippines

France

Netherlands

South Africa

Ireland

 

And since we have thousands of new readers, here is what you need to know:

I apologize as always for not being able to read all of your e-mails or get to all of your phone calls.  It is just me here.

You might try finding your answers at our relatively new—Frequently Asked Questions (linked above in the header).

I very much appreciate all of your requests for me to speak to your groups, but I am not taking any more speaking trips for the foreseeable future mostly because I believe my strength is in researching and reporting the news while traveling gobbles up enormous amounts of my time.

Go here to a previous weekly round-up for more tips on getting the most out of your visits to RRW.  We have over 7,000 posts archived here so you might need some guidance in finding useful information.

Follow me on twitter because there is so much breaking news on refugees that I can’t possibly post it all! So please follow me on twitter or follow the twitter feeds in my right hand sidebar to keep up with the news!  I am @RefugeeWatcher, click here.  I’m posting articles there that readers send me, but that I simply can’t post for lack of time.

Our facebook page, here, passed the 10,000 likes mark this week!

4 Responses to “RRW weekly roundup for week ending November 14, 2015”

  1. rae9582 said

    Actually the Yazidis aren’t Christian, but practice a pagan religion.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/07/who-yazidi-isis-iraq-religion-ethnicity-mountains

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  3. Christian Lives Matter too

    I have asked this question to each member of my congressional delegation and nobody seems to have an answer. Perhaps you can help?

    So how many Yazidi Christian “refugees (i.e women and children) were among this first group of Syrian migrants presently roaming American streets?

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Almost none. I think in the three years we have admitted Syrians there is one Yazidi in the group. However, I remember seeing a hundred or so in the Iraqi flow. I’ll check the data again this week, I need to update it anyway.

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