Top posts of the last week (and miscellaneous stuff)
Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 19, 2016
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 has withdrawn their data base from public view!)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.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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:
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.
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