Refugee Resettlement Watch

Top posts of the last week (and miscellaneous stuff)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 19, 2016

rrw-logo-1Refugee Resettlement Watch is two weeks away from our 9th anniversary!

Where has the time gone? I had to laugh (sort of) just now when I looked at an early post during our first week in July 2007.  I was asking about whether it was a good idea to begin to bring in large numbers of Iraqi refugees.  Well we are now over 100,000, maybe even 150,000 Iraqis (mostly Muslims) spread out across America. (We can’t give you the exact number at the moment because I fear that the State Dept. has withdrawn their data base from public view!)

Has it all been a waste of time?

No, not at all!  I couldn’t have imagined a year ago that the word ‘refugee’ would be on the nightly news and indeed is becoming a critical Presidential election year issue.  So I hope this blog has played some role in educating you about what we are up against.

A few housekeeping issues….

I’ve had some questions lately about sharing buttons. When you subscribe to RRW, wordpress sends you an e-mail which includes the text of the post.  Many of you have asked for a place to tweet or send the text you get to facebook.  If you go to RRW itself (and I recommend that) each post has sharing buttons at the bottom so I am not sure what else I can do to facilitate your request.

Also, if you are on twitter, and so am I, know that everything I post I also tweet. So follow me @RefugeeWatcher and retweet my post if you like. (For those not on twitter, you can still see all the stories I tweet in my right hand side bar.)

making hay when the sun shines

Making hay when the sun shines and why I can’t always answer your e-mails!

For our facebook page click here.  I don’t put every post on facebook, but I do share the ones I consider most important there. Know that I have a partner at facebook who places stories as well that she thinks will interest you.

And one more thing before I get to the top three most-read posts of the week—did you send US State Dept. testimony I have not yet posted? I apologize but again my in-box is so completely jammed that I can’t find more testimony in the mess.  If you still would like your POLITE testimony published please resend it.

My e-mail address is refugeewatcher@gmail.com, but please have pity on me and don’t send me e-mails morning, noon and night on every issue facing America at the moment! I would love to chat with you all day, I just can’t or nothing would ever get written.

And, for all of the new readers especially in towns where you’ve gotten the word that the federal government is going to place refugees in your community, be sure to see our Frequently Asked Questions, here.  And, see this post which I recently re-posted: Ten things your town needs to know!

So here are the Top Three Posts of the last week:

Story about Somali woman who attacked Georgia Mom is surreal

Amarillo, TX being destroyed by refugee overload

Copenhagen: Islamic gangs intimidate bar patrons, tell them no drinking in Sharia zones

P.S. RRW is a blog, a news site, a library of sorts, not an organization with staff and interns and offices etc. etc.  You may have noticed that I finally broke down and installed a ‘donation’ button, but we are not a 501(c)3 designated non-profit, so your kind donations are not tax deductible.

8 Responses to “Top posts of the last week (and miscellaneous stuff)”

  1. […] In last weeks round-up of top posts we reported on a few ‘housekeeping’ items that should be of interest to any new readers who have begun following RRW this past week (there are many of you!).  Please visit last week’s round-up here. […]

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  2. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

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  3. southofcincy said

    Appreciate all you do to inform and educate us on resettlement and immigration issues. Also, not a bit surprised to “see” you doing one of the jobs many don’t believe Americans will do. :c)

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  4. Thanks Ann for all you have done…your leadership and your time!

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      It has been a labor of love! I must say though that if Hillary is elected, this program will not be reformed during her 4 or (God forbid) 8 years and by then I’ll be pretty old! So we gotta get it under control now!

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  5. bari1951 said

    Reblogged this on Kattukse Vrienden voor Israël.

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  6. topassistant said

    Ann: Thank you for bringing light to this issue. In 2008, I started showing how Obama’s maladministration is helping form a GLOBAL Caliphate, an Ummah ruled by Sharina/Islamic law, with the help of BOTH political parties.

    READ: Court Dismisses Texas Lawsuit To Block Syrian Refugees June 16, 2016
    REBECCA HERSHER
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit in December against the federal government, in hopes of halting the arrival of Syrian refugees. This week, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit. A judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by Texas officials who want to halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state.
    The suit claimed the Obama administration had not adequately consulted with states before placing the refugees. In his decision, signed Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David Godbey ruled that the state has no authority over resettlements handled by the federal government, which has authority over immigration policy.
    Godbey also found the state had failed to present plausible evidence that Syrian refugees pose an imminent risk.
    President Obama has set a goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States.
    [SNIP] http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/16/482342990/court-dismisses-texas-lawsuit-to-block-syrian-refugees

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