Roundup for the week ending September 30, 2016 and for the month of September
Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 2, 2016
In a little over 5 weeks everything with the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program will change.
Either Donald Trump is elected and hopefully reform of the program will be launched and Congress will be more agreeable to rein-in funding, or Hillary Clinton wins the White House (further neuters Congress) and follows the lead of her role model, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, opening the floodgates with a flow of migrants and refugees into the country like we have never seen.
But, rather than sit around wondering, those of you concerned about the secretive and out-of-control refugee program, this 5 week window is the best opportunity you will have (maybe ever) to organize and put pressure on the group of people who are really in charge of the program—-your Member of Congress and your US Senators who hold the cards because they control the money!
Those elected officials might be attempting to throw the blame off on Obama when you contact them about how disruptive the program has been for you and your community, but they are to blame for what is happening to you, to us.
They can cut the funding for it when the budget is revisited in November; and in the new year they can begin to rewrite refugee law for America. So, I’m going to be a broken record on this subject.
(Everything I’ve written in recent weeks on the budget issue and Congress may be found filed under the tag ‘Where is Congress.’)
The first thing you need to do is send testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, go here for instructions. I’ll have a separate post on that again shortly and will have much more on what you should do to make the most of the weeks up until Congress returns after the election.
Back to the roundup!
Here are the Top Three Posts of the week (daily top posts are in the right hand side bar):
The Top Three Posts for the whole month of September are these:
We also have thousands of readers arriving monthly from around the world. Here (below) are the top ten countries for the month of September from which visitors arrived here. BTW, September was our second highest month for readers in nine years as about a quarter of a million of you visited. (That is small by big blog standards, but I am thrilled since this is a narrowly focused single topic blog site).
Top Ten Countries:
For new readers!
I know there are a lot of you, so rather than simply repost information for new readers, please visit the August roundup and scroll to the new reader section to find out how best to use the information archived here. There is one change and that is that we have now posted 7,913 posts since 2007.
See my newest video, It is about the issue of Congress and the budget.