Refugee Resettlement Watch

Does Janesville, Wisconsin get refugees?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 29, 2016

1st District WiscThe answer is no, but there isn’t any reason it shouldn’t. It is only about 75 miles from the state’s largest resettlement site—Milwaukee. (Any town within a hundred miles of a federal contractor’s office is fair game).

Janesville, Wisconsin is Speaker Paul Ryan’s hometown and a reader asked me recently, that since he is so gung-ho for refugees to come to America, does he have them where he lives?

Maybe a few have moved from other resettlement cities in Wisconsin—Milwaukee or Oshkosh, but there is no federally funded resettlement office there.

Since I checked the data for our inquisitive reader, here are a few facts about the numbers going to Wisconsin.

I started my search in the fall of 2008 (just as Obama was being elected) and ended the first of May.

Wisconsin ‘welcomed’ 7,143 in those nearly 8 years.  That is a small number compared to the the big states like Texas which resettles that many in one year.

Ryan cartoon

A cartoon circulating on twitter last night. Sorry there is no cartoonist identified.

In Ryan’s 1st District, none went to Janesville, but a tiny number, about 30 went to Waukesha, just outside of Milwaukee. Only a handful went to Racine.

Of the 7,143 who went to the state of Wisconsin, the breakdown is as follows: Burmese (4,029), Iraqis (1,083) and Somalis (811), in addition to smaller numbers of many other ethnic groups.

According to the Washington Post the impact on his family might not be so great anyway since his kids all attend private Catholic School.

Schools are where ‘welcoming’ towns first experience the cultural and economic pressure a few years after opening their doors to the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program.

What? No mosque, no interfaith group as we learned about this morning in Charleston, WV pushing for Syrians to be seeded into Janesville?

So, why not Janesville?  Maybe there is a cheese factory nearby in need of cheap immigrant laborers?

Endnote: Republican Paul Nehlen is hoping to upset Ryan in the upcoming primary there on August 9th.

5 Responses to “Does Janesville, Wisconsin get refugees?”

  1. […] Does Janesville, Wisconsin get refugees? […]

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  3. joseph dunn said

    Dear Ann,

    Thank you for the good work that you’re doing. Can you please tell me about how many of these so-called “Syrian” “Refugees” President Obama has brought into the United States? And how many more can we expect? Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and U.S. Attorney General James Comey said that we cannot vet or verify the people that our government in letting into our country. And how many of the people coming in are Christians and Jews? The people would really like to know.

    Please click on the link below. It’s a video of a lecture that Robert Spencer gave to an audience in Alberta, Canada, on April 29, 2016. Robert provides an excellent explanation for the motivation of the so-called refugees taking part in this Great Islamic Migration from the Middle East into Europe and the United States.

    Once again, thank you for the good work that you do.

    Joe D Charleston, SC

    On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 1:32 PM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “The answer is no, but there isn’t any reason it > shouldn’t. It is only about 75 miles from the state’s largest resettlement > site—Milwaukee. (Any town within a hundred miles of a federal > contractor’s office is fair game). Janesville, Wisconsin is Speak” >

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Hi Joe, We write frequently about the numbers of Syrians and others entering the country. Right now Obama is aiming to get 10,000 Syrians resettled in the US by Sept. 30th (in a group of 85,000 refugees from all over the world). He plans for many more than 10,000 in FY2017 (he will be able to send his determination for 2017 to the Hill in Sept. even if he won’t be prez for most of 2017) for a total count of all ethnic groups of 100,000.

      Your comment tell me I should do a kind of recap of the numbers sometime soon. Will work on that….

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