Government demographic studies all wrong on Somali numbers in US

We probably have at least twice as many Somalis of ethnic descent living in the US as the federal government is telling us!

This little article caught my eye yesterday, so I went back this morning to look at numbers I have recorded for years.

Somalis in Minnesota with Somali flags!

From about Minnesota Somali numbers, with this line at the end:

The 2015 American Community Survey says almost one-third of the more than 129,000 people in the United States reporting Somali ancestry lived in Minnesota.

129,000! No way!

This is what we know:  Back in 2008, I laboriously poured over data provided by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement’s annual reports to Congress and wrote this post about the numbers. (We did not have access to Wrapsnet at the time).  Each year after that I updated the post with the Somalis we admitted to the US—through only the Refugee Admissions Program.

Through FY16 we admitted 136,376 Somali ‘refugees’! 

That number does not include all the Somalis who got in to the US through other means including the Diversity Visa Lottery, those who received student visas and disappeared into the American woodwork, are here protected by Temporary Protected Status, or who came across one of our borders and applied for asylum (or simply disappeared) over the last 3 decades.

And, in order for there to be only 129,000 people of Somali ancestry here it would require us to believe some who came to the US left the country, that a whole heck of a lot of them died while they weren’t having babies for nearly 35 years! It is nuts!

When the government does census counts do they rely completely on who is willing to answer surveys, or do they make some attempt to look at government-held numbers about those who entered the country?  Apparently they rely on Somalis willing to tell them something!

In addition to the 136,376 through FY16, we have admitted 4,478 in the last 4 months and 19 days.

And, we pick up Somalis all over the world, and I can assure you that vetting the wandering Somalis is impossible.

Here is where that 4,478 were placed since October 1, 2016 (according to Wrapsnet):


If you can’t read Florida, it is 48, Alaska is 6 and Hawaii 0.


The top five states ‘welcoming’ Somalis since October 1, 2016 are Minnesota (609), New York (397), Ohio (306), Kentucky (283) and Arizona (276).  Virtually all Somalis are Muslims.

And, of all the ethnic groups entering the US right now, Somalis (I believe) lead the pack in the number of terrorist attacks or attempted terrorist attacks, or who have been arrested and convicted of helping to support jihadists in some form or another.

Frankly, there is absolutely no reason for the US to take in more Somalis! The UN is pushing them on us! We did not break Somalia. Why is the country’s long running civil war our problem? See here.

Tell Donald Trump what you think by clicking here.  Then tell your members of Congress and US Senators to grow a spine and stop this colonization as well!

15 thoughts on “Government demographic studies all wrong on Somali numbers in US

  1. Seattle has large numbers of Somalis. They routinely have families of 6-10 children. They all seem to be on government benefits.
    (2010 report)
    “Estimates of the number of Somali immigrants in Seattle area vary widely, from just several thousand to more than 30,000. This is because some Somalis avoided the 2000 census out of fear of the government or because they could not read the form. Also, immigration statistics only trace those who settle in Washington state directly from overseas. They do not track those immigrants who first settled in other American states and then moved to Washington.”

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  2. I would bet that if you did an honest survey of the police departments, the neighbors, and the kids in school who have to live with Somalis, if things were better or worse since they moved in, they would almost unanimously say “no”.

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  3. I am hoping the POTUS will remove us from the U.N. The U.N. is nothing more than an international group of socialist that remains in existence because of the funding our tax dollars donate to it every year. There is nothing the U.N. gives to the citizens of the U.S.A.
    Now with the new Secretary General who appears to be strongly pro-Islam. I can only imagine the U.N. is going to try to get more, more and more U.S. $$$$ to fund their efforts in relocating unwanted masses of Muslims within our borders.
    We do not need the U.N.

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  4. Hello Ann,

    Is it possible to write a post on how many Muslims versus persecuted Christians the Obama has allowed into the US per year? How many persecuted Christians asylum applications were denied by the Obama admin?

    Thank you, Rita

    On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 7:58 AM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “We probably have at least twice as many Somalis of > ethnic descent living in the US as the federal government is telling us! > This little article caught my eye yesterday, so I went back this morning to > look at numbers I have recorded for years. From” >


    1. I wish I could. For refugees the religious data is pretty clear and to be honest, most of the Iranians entering the US are Christians and some, maybe as much as 1/4 to 1/3 of Iraqis entering the US are Christians. But for Syrians it is less than 2% are Christians. However, some Syrian Christians enter the US through other means (sometimes illegally) and then ask for asylum. Someone might know how to pull all that together, but I don’t. LOL! Maybe if I spent a few days to a week just researching that, I might be able to get a handle on it.


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