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Archive for November 22nd, 2015

Arabs in Dearborn support governor’s decision to curtail Syrian refugee resettlement

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 22, 2015

Yesterday we reported that many Christian Syrian immigrants in Allentown, PA oppose resettlement of the mostly Sunni Muslim Syrians in the pipeline to America, and now look at this!  The mostly Shiite Muslims in the Dearborn area don’t want the Sunni Syrians there either!

Muslims against ISIS

Dearborn Muslims protest ISIS in 2014. ISIS is Sunni, many Dearborn Muslims are Shiite. Obama doesn’t seem to care that we are admitting to the US both sides of the centuries’ old conflict in the refugee stream. Photo:

Before you read this latest news, be sure to check our recent post—98% of Syrians admitted so far are Sunni Muslims (ISIS is Sunni as is al-Qaeda).

From NBC News (what is happening to the MSM, are they starting to get-it?):

They’re not rolling out the welcome wagon for the Syrian refugees in the Arab immigrant enclave of Dearborn, Michigan.

And some longtime residents told NBC News they even agree with Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision to suspend efforts to bring the long-suffering Syrians to his state after last week’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.

“We don’t need no more troubles, you know?” said Hicham Dawil, who immigrated to the U.S. three decades ago. “I feel bad for the people. On the other hand, look what’s happening in France. This is crazy, you know. It’s just evil.”

Dawil, a father of five college-aged kids all born here who runs his own heating and cooling business, said the ISIS attacks turned his stomach and the fallout affects him as an Arab immigrant.

“We just cannot afford being looked at like, ‘Oh, well, you are one of them,'” he said. “Let’s say I walk into a lounge … I can see people look at me.”

So Dawil supports Snyder’s move “100 percent.”

There is much more here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 9 Comments »

Canadian Libs to announce Tuesday how they will bring in 25,000 Syrians in next 6 weeks

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 22, 2015


The boy wonder, Justin Trudeau, promised 25,000 Syrian refugees would be admitted by year-end. If they take the ones picked by the UNHCR they will be virtually all Sunni Muslim. Photo:


Sigh…. Really feeling sorry for Canada.

From The Spectator:

OTTAWA — How the Liberal government intends to bring thousands of Syrian refugees to Canada by year’s end will become clear Tuesday with the rollout of the plan for the largest rapid resettlement program in the country’s history.

Federal ministers would not divulge any elements of the proposal Friday or comment on a document obtained by The Canadian Press that suggests the cost of the program could hit $1.2 billion, far more than the $250 million the Liberals budgeted in their platform to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees.

Continue reading here.   Our Canada category is here (162 previous posts).

Posted in Canada, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 13 Comments »

Almost 15,000 Burmese Muslims brought to US in last ten years

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 22, 2015

Yesterday, Obama was in Malaysia promising that our doors were open to Burmese Muslims known as the Rohingya.

Here are some numbers for you.  I went back ten fiscal years.  The vast majority of the refugees we take from Burma (aka Myanmar) are Christians.  See data base here (you will have to choose your parameters).  I ran data for FY2006 to FY2015.

Buddhist monks

In 2013 Buddhist monks protested efforts by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to get a foothold in Burma. “No Sharia Law” said monks not at all concerned with political correctness. Photo:

We took 149,020 total ‘refugees’ from Burma, presumably because they were being persecuted by the majority Buddhist nation.  The largest number we’ve taken in are Christians of various sorts, but we did take over 22,000 Buddhists (I thought the Buddhist nation was throwing out their minorities so this doesn’t make sense to me).

What I really wanted to know was how many Burmese Muslims/Rohingya we have been admitting.

By the way, when Trump and other candidates mention their worries about Syrian Muslims they need to be educated on the FACT that hundreds of thousands of other Muslims are being admitted as refugees—such as the Somalis and the Iraqis (now both over 100,000 each).

In the last ten fiscal years we have admitted 14,695 Burmese Muslims to the US.

Here is the year-by-year breakdown:

FY ’06: 33

FY ’07: 2,034

FY’08: 2,816

FY’09: 1,273

FY’10: 910

FY’11: 771

FY’12: 759

FY’13: 1,064

FY’14: 1,209

FY’15: 3,809  (looks like they have kicked into high gear)

And so far in FY’16 we have admitted 17

For everything you want to know about Rohingya, click here for archive with 183 previous posts on this Muslim ethnic group.  See especially here in 2013 when we reported that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops was lobbying the US State Dept. to admit more Rohingya.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Rohingya Reports, Stealth Jihad, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 8 Comments »

RRW Weekly roundup for week ending November 21, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 22, 2015

It has been some week.  If you told me ten days ago (the day I was on Capitol Hill) that the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program would dominate mainstream media (not to mention virtually all talk radio), move Congress to pass legislation with bipartisan support in an attempt (a weak attempt, but an attempt nonetheless) to constrain it after holding the first critical House hearing on the program since before 9/11, cause about 30 governors to pay attention to it and want to curtail it, and become a major topic in the 2016 Presidential race, I would have said you are dreaming!

I’m joking (sort of), but after eight years of following this issue, I have to admit, I’m getting tired of the word “refugee” and see retirement on the horizon.  Seriously, it is a thrill to see so many of you focused and working so hard to save America from the NO Borders agenda of the international Left!

Our average daily readership jumped ten fold many days this past week, and getting a post on Drudge really drove the numbers higher.

Here are our top three posts of the week, led by the one that made Drudge.  Top three daily posts are in the right hand sidebar.

Top Three Posts

1)In first six weeks of FY2016 we resettled 827 Somalis; all but one are Muslim

2)Dead Somali ISIS fighter had ties to Lewiston, Maine

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

Here are the top ten countries from which readers arrived at RRW this past week (excluding the US).  We had some new and interesting ones!  And, Poland drove Australia out of the top three.

Top Ten Countries






Romania (new to the top ten)

Moldova (new to the top ten)




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, answer all of your comments, or get to all of your phone calls.  It is just me here (LOL! a reader sent me an e-mail about a subscription problem and asked that maybe one of my staff could check on it for them.  I have no staff! My time is my charitable contribution to the cause.)

And since I have no staff….

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

Also, try typing a few key words into our search window and see if you can find what you are looking for—-I have to use it all the time because with over 7,000 posts archived here, I need to find out what I’ve said in the past on a given topic.

I screen comments, so if I’m away from the computer, yours might not be posted for hours.  Sorry about that, but there is life to be lived.

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 (except two I had previously committed to for 2016) 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 message from me for more tips on getting the most out of your visits to RRW.  As I said, 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 11,000 ‘likes’ mark this week!

And, our first Youtube video from last spring is approaching 2 million views.  If you haven’t seen it, click here.  See also a video (not too long) of a talk I gave recently in the DC area (at VDARE).

Posted in blogging, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: | 3 Comments »

Don’t forget refugee health concerns, perhaps more deadly than terrorism

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 22, 2015

We have an entire category here at RRW on refugee and immigrant health (286 previous posts!) and I’ve maintained for years that health problems coming into the US with refugees and the cost of treating the myriad diseases and chronic conditions could ultimately be more significant to your community than a terrorist attack might be.

TB photo

Those refugees with latent TB are admitted to the US and some who are being treated for active TB may also gain entry. Photo:

That said, here is an informative article (hat tip: Joanne) from The Journal of Family Practice a few years ago which goes over the issues facing the medical community as we ‘welcome’ over 100,000 refugees and asylum seekers to America each year.

Pay special attention to the sections on Tuberculosis and HIV (there is no longer a bar to admission for HIV/AIDS and refugees are no longer even tested for it in advance of admission).  Other big medical issues include intestinal parasites and hepatitis.  And, of course mental health.

In 2012 we posted a film describing how refugees with active TB were being prepared for entry into the US, here.

Here is how the Journal of Family Practice article opens:

Refugees arrive in the United States with complex medical issues, including illnesses rarely seen here, mental health concerns, and chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.

I encourage all of you working in ‘pockets of resistance’ to be sure to do your homework on health issues, including mental health issues.  According to Anastasia Brown of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, 75% of Iraqis entering the US have mental illness. See Journal of Migration and Human Security report, here.

The Centers for Disease Control also has important information on its website, here.

And, in the past we have noted that both Texas and Minnesota health departments have lots of good information about refugee health on their websites, and I expect some other states do as well.  If your state health department does not report on refugee medical problems that is something you should be advocating for where you live.

Again, see our ‘Health issues’ category by clicking here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, health issues, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: , | 4 Comments »

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