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Sign the petition! Demand local approval for refugee resettlement

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 29, 2015

Update:  When I signed earlier this morning I was #58 and just a few hours later we are at 247.  So, please help spread the word!

A petition is circulating at GoPetition that asks you to tell elected officials at all levels of government that decisions, to “plant” third worlders in your towns and cities, rest with the local citizens and the local elected government and not with edicts from Washington.

The petition is here.  And, if you would like to join the national grassroots effort to protect your communities from colonization, go here.

To my knowledge, this is the first time anything like this is being organized on the national level!

Here is a portion of the description of the problem from GoPetition:

The federal Refugee Resettlement (RR) program is operated today by the Global Left, the UN, Islam, and religious frauds. The goal is to Change America by Changing its People.

As a result, we are drowning in refugees who are destroying our Constitutional freedoms, overburdening our welfare system and posing a genuine national security threat.

Will you as an American citizen stand up and fight this national suicide via LEGAL IMMIGRATION?

By signing this petition, you are telling your Governor, Congress and state representatives:

• I will not tolerate giving my tax dollars to secretly “planted”, unvetted refugees that would otherwise go to aid poor families in my community.

• I demand you do your job by representing the Will of The People rather than the Resettlement industry that may be funding your campaigns.

Continue here.  If you feel more comfortable, you can be anonymous, but please sign it!

Go here to see who has already signed.  And, check out the very cool interactive map that will hopefully be filled in by thousands of you signing the petition.

Posted in 2008 Presidential campaign, Colonization, creating a movement, Pockets of Resistance, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: | 12 Comments »

Who are the 525 Syrian refugees admitted to the US in recent years; where have they been resettled?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 25, 2015

Everybody is talking about the Syrian refugees admitted to the US, including the British press, here at the Daily Mail.  But, let me be clear, most news outlets are reporting that we are going to quadruple the number already here from recent Syrian crisis to around 2,000 in the coming year.

Please remember that the US State Department has 9,000-10,000 in the pipeline created by the UNHCR and in fact until the recent revelation by the FBI, they had every intention of getting the flow up to that level this fiscal year!

The resettlement contractors have been agitating for 15,000 a year!

First Syrian refugee family arriving in Louisville, KY being helped with a grant from an Islamic charity. Hey! Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul—are you paying attention! Photo:

From the Daily Mail:

More than 500 refugees from Syria’s bloody civil war have already been resettled in the United States, and U.S. officials and members of Congress are becoming increasingly worried that jihadis linked to the ISIS terror army could slip into the country along with them.

Since war broke out in Syria nearly four years ago, America has welcomed 524 people from the rapidly disintegrating country with open arms. U.S. intelligence agencies lack the resources to vet them properly, but the Obama administration plans to admit a few thousand more this year.  [My stats beginning January 1, 2012 indicate 525 Syrians have been admitted—ed]

‘The United States has admitted 524 Syrians since 2011,’ State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Feb. 13.

‘We’re likely to admit 1,000 to 2,000 Syrian refugees for permanent resettlement in Fiscal Year 2015 and a somewhat higher number, though still in the low thousands, in Fiscal Year 2016.’

You can read the rest of the Daily Mail article.

As I said yesterday when I told you where Somalis have been resettled in the US in recent years, I’m doing a series of posts on facts the media (and you!) need to know.

The vast majority of Syrian refugees entering the US right now are Muslims (89%)

Here is how the religions of our newest Syrians break down (from Refugee Processing Center data).  Arrival dates between 1/1/12 and 2/23/15.   These are the exact category names used by the State Department:

Atheist (1)

Bahai (2)

Catholic (1)

Christian (36)

Jehovah Witness (8)

Moslem (20)

Moslem Shiite (8)

Moslem Sunni (437)

No Religion (2)

Orthodox (3)

Other Religion (6)

Yazidi (1)

So where did the US State Department resettlement contractors*** send them?

Arizona (19)

Arkansas (1)

California (72)

Colorado (8)

Connecticut (3)

Florida (21)

Georgia (15)

Idaho (9)

Illinois (50)

Indiana (25)

Kansas (5)

Kentucky (5)

Maine (1)

Maryland (19)

Massachusetts (21)

Michigan (20)

Missouri (1)

New Hampshire (3)

New Jersey (17)

New Mexico (6)

New York (8)

North Carolina (33)

Ohio (6)

Oregon (1)

Pennsylvania (30)

Tennessee (8)

Texas (79)

Utah (5)

Virginia (16)

Washington (16)

West Virginia (1)

Wisconsin (1)

*** For reporters and other interested media, here is a list of the federal contractors and the percentage of tax dollars they use to do their work of distributing refugees around the country via their approximately 350 subcontractors.

Posted in 2008 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

Could non-citizen voters (Somalis?) swing close races? Yes, says WaPo

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 25, 2014

Non-citizen Somali voters may have made the difference for funny-man Al Franken in 2008.

On Thursday we reported that some of Obama’s illegal alien “Dreamers” are voting.

And, I should mention that I’ve been asked several time recently if I thought illegal aliens or more importantly legal immigrants, like refugees, are voting before they have even gained citizenship and I’ve said:  Of course they are!  They simply check ‘yes’ to the citizenship question when they get a drivers license and they are good to go because no one ever cross-checks.

This Washington Post story (can we believe our eyes that this is in the WaPo?) confirms what we have only surmised (hat tip: Paul).  You can read the whole thing yourself but the section that interested me most was the one on the Minnesota Al Franken victory which we reported on extensively in 2008 (here is one of several posts we wrote at the time) may well have been decided with the help of Somali illegal voters.

From the Washington Post (although they don’t use the ‘S’ word!):

Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) won election in 2008 with a victory margin of 312 votes. Votes cast by just 0.65 percent of Minnesota non-citizens could account for this margin.


Posted in 2008 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities | Tagged: , | 1 Comment »

Obama White House admits lie involving Uncle Omar

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 6, 2013

Come on media—vet this guy!

As we reported here the other day, Onyango Obama told a Boston court that he had indeed met his famous nephew when Obama stayed with him for several weeks in the 1980’s.

Now, the White House is admitting the press office lied when they told everyone that the President had never met his illegal alien uncle—-but as has become the pattern, it was not the President’s fault, of course not! the press office is taking the blame.

So, how many more lies are there?

Here is the Boston Globe follow-up:

President Obama acknowledged Thursday that he lived with his Kenyan uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while preparing to attend Harvard Law School, contradicting a statement more than two years ago that the White House had no record of the two ever meeting.

Their relationship came into question Tuesday at the deportation hearing of the president’s uncle, Onyango Obama, in Boston immigration court. His uncle had lived in the United States illegally since the 1970s and revealed for the first time in testimony that his famous nephew had stayed at his Cambridge apartment for about three weeks. At the time, Onyango Obama was here illegally and fighting deportation.

On Thursday, a White House official said the press office had not fully researched the relationship between the president and his uncle before telling the Globe in 2011 that it had no record of the two meeting. This time, press office staff members asked the president directly, which they said they had not done in 2011. [What else have they not asked Obama?  Is it time to ask more questions?—-ed]

“The president first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. “The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10.”  [Even that isn’t plausible, if the man is your father’s brother, one would have to be a real creep not to check up on him.—ed]

This next section of the Globe story reveals so much about the media love affair with Obama.  If I recall “Dreams from my Father” correctly, Obama specifically says Uncle Omar was missing in America and NO one knew where he was.   Remember Obama (Bill Ayers) wrote dreams after Harvard and thus after he stayed with Onyango in Boston.

President Obama had written in his memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” that he had met Zeituni Onyango, his aunt. But his relationship with his uncle, nicknamed Omar, was less clear.

The Washington Post consulted scholars!  Which scholars?  Leftwing college professors?

In November 2011, a White House spokesman told the Globe he had no record of the two ever meeting. The Washington Post had also reported that scholars believed the two had never met.

The White House never moved to correct the record, until the president’s fiercely private uncle took the witness stand in Boston immigration court two days ago.   [Of course they wouldn’t correct the record, they had become so accustomed to getting a pass from the sycophants in the media!—ed]

It is time now (past time) for the media to do what they should have done in 2008—check out this guy’s story!

Posted in 2008 Presidential campaign, 2012 Presidential Campaign, Crimes, Immigration fraud, Obama | Tagged: , , | 6 Comments »

Update: Iraqi refugee flow to US slow now under Obama

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 6, 2012

There is not a whole lot we don’t already know in this story from USA Today about how the flow of Iraqi refugees into the US has slowed because of stepped-up security checks in the wake of the Kentucky terror arrests last summer.  Of course, the average American is saying “what the hell are we bringing Muslim Iraqis here in the first place—we gave them their own Islamic government!”

Predictably, the open borders crowd wants to spin this as a story about how we need to help those Iraqis who helped us, but those two arrested in Kentucky were “humanitarian” refugees and not US government employees.

Here is the gist of the story:

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has dramatically slowed the resettlement of Iraqi refugees — including former U.S. military translators and embassy workers — in the midst of growing concerns about al-Qaeda’s potential ties with some asylum seekers, an administration official says.

Two Iraqi refugees who resettled in the United States in 2009 were arrested in May in Bowling Green, Ky., and are accused of plotting to send weapons and cash to al-Qaeda in Iraq.

The senior administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, says that intelligence indicates the threat is much broader than the two refugees.

Authorities learned of the Kentucky plot through intelligence gleaned in late 2010, the official said.

“That threat stream led us to re-examine our vetting process for this population and really all of the refugee population,” the official said.

FBI Director Robert Mueller noted last year before the Kentucky arrests that a potential threat rested with “individuals who may have been resettled here in the United States that have had some association with al-Qaeda in Iraq.”

After more than 36,000 Iraqi refugees were resettled in the USA between October 2008 and September 2010, only 9,400 refugees were resettled here the following year. In the last three months of 2011, only 826 Iraqi refugees have been resettled in the United States, according to the State Department.

Fingerprints of one of the Kentucky suspects, Waad Ramadan Alwan, were found on a component of a roadside bomb discovered by U.S. troops in Iraq before he arrived in the United States. But the prints were not in any of the databases that visa applicants were automatically checked against. Alwan pleaded guilty in federal court in December to conspiring to attack U.S. troops in Iraq, conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to terrorists.

Neither man had worked for U.S. organizations in Iraq. Both received refugee status for humanitarian reasons.

Note that Alwan pleaded guilty.  I’m guessing that there was huge pressure on him to do so because you can bet-your-booties that no one, especially the Obama State Department, wanted a big public trial in Kentucky with Senator Rand Paul on their case!

By the way, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was quaking in his boots when this story broke because I am sure he has been an enabler of refugee resettlement in Kentucky because big businesses in his state need the cheap labor.  When a Kentucky citizen activist went to his office for help with the neglect of refugees in Bowling Green a few years ago, he rebuffed her.

Also, I remember so well the beating the Bush Administration got in 2007 and 2008 from the “human rights” (ha-ha) activists with the help of AP’s reporter Matthew Lee about the slow and careful way the Bush homeland security people were screening Iraqis.  Once Obama was elected the spigot would be opened—or so they thought.

USA Today (continues):

The slowdown also puts President Obama, who during his run for the White House blasted the George W. Bush administration for doing too little to protect Iraqis who assisted the U.S. mission in Iraq, in an awkward position.

The article goes on to tell us about White House meetings on the security problem but with no mention of Obama Iraqi refugee czar, Samantha Power.  Guess she is too busy these days coping with the new “refugee” problems her “responsibility to protect” has caused in Egypt and Libya.

Posted in 2008 Presidential campaign, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program | Comments Off on Update: Iraqi refugee flow to US slow now under Obama

Iranian-American indicted in massive fraud scheme involving Obama campaign, others

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 22, 2009

This is too juicy! I couldn’t pass up posting on it.  My interest in immigrant-perpetrated fraud and the fact that we resettle thousands of Iranian refugees each year drew my attention to this breaking story this morning.  Hat tip:  Blulitespecial.

From Reuters:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hassan Nemazee, a fund-raiser for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, has been indicted for defrauding Bank of America, HSBC and Citigroup Inc out of more than $290 million in loan proceeds, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.

The announcement follows last month’s indictment of Nemazee, head of a private equity firm and an Iranian American Political Action Committee board member, on one count of defrauding Citigroup’s Citibank.

The new indictment adds allegations that he defrauded two other banks, Bank of America and HSBC Bank USA, in a similar fashion by falsifying documents and signatures to purportedly show he had hundreds of millions worth of collateral.

The office of the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan and the FBI said he used the proceeds of his scheme to make donations to election campaigns of federal, state and local candidates, donations to political action committees and charities.

I guess it’s really a stretch for me to be writing about this at RRW because this wikipedia article tells us Hassan Nemazee was actually born in the US.   But, it gives me an opportunity to remind readers that Iran supplies us with thousands and thousands of refugees each year giving influence peddlers like Nemazee lots of potential to grow his Iranian-American political action committee.

From 1983-2005 we resettled 63,979 Iranians—-all to be potentially courted by the Democratic party with the help of Nemazee.  Who knows how many other Iranians come through other immigration programs!

2006: 2,785 

2007:  5,474

2008:  5,257

2009:  4,909 (so far)

Be sure to see some other important articles on Nemazee here, and here.

More links to questionable connections here at Gateway Pundit.

Posted in 2008 Presidential campaign, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Obama | 2 Comments »

Africa crisis (and others) waiting for Obama

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 2, 2009

Africa is a mess.   The only bright spot for the whole year on the continent was the election of a son of Kenya, Barack Hussein Obama, to be President of the United States, so there is hope for Africa now, or so this article implies.

How bad was it for Africa in 2008? The highlight of the year for most of the continent just might’ve been the election of a half-Kenyan to lead a nation thousands of miles away.

President-elect Barack Obama’s triumph in the U.S. raised Africa’s hopes – no small feat in a year that saw rigged elections in Kenya and Zimbabwe, virtually no progress toward ending the mass suffering in Darfur, political and social upheaval in South Africa and – just when you thought some places had hit bottom – even more chaos and bloodshed in Congo and Somalia.

Throughout Africa, 2008 was a year to forget. For all the hope embodied in the arrival of a new year, and of Obama himself, however, 2009 brings no obvious solutions for any of Africa’s most intractable problems.

Asked what should be Obama’s and the world’s priorities for the continent in 2009, Francois Grignon, a veteran analyst and now Africa director for the International Crisis Group research agency, sighed.

“The whole of Africa, really, remains at the top of the list,” he said.

And, you can bet that the International Crisis Group, with a list of board members who helped Obama get elected will be at the White House gate knocking to get in on January 21st.

I mentioned the International Crisis Group in August here when I wrote about a study they had just released about the refugee “crisis” in Iraq.   This is what I said then:

I don’t know all the names on the International Crisis Group Board of Trustees, but here are a few I know: George Soros, Wesley Clark, Kofi Anan, Richard Armitage, Zibigniev Brzezinski and the best of all HRH Prince Turki-al-Faisal. LOL, such a bunch of independent members of the anti-war crowd. As security improves in Iraq, this refugee “crisis” is the last thing they have to wrap around the neck of the Bush Administration.

I am starting to see a pattern!   Everywhere is a crisis!   Those wanting to change the way we live, change our towns,  change our country, change our government, change the world must first tell us there is a crisis.    Our economy is in crisis, Africa is in crisis, the Middle East is in crisis, if they aren’t in crisis someone is going to generate a crisis.  It looks like that’s what this Crisis group is all about—create and chronicle crisis.  Then we need a mythical character, Obama (?), to swoop in and save the day!

We’ve all fallen for this strategy from time to time, I know I have with the economic so-called “crisis,” but I think we need to start resisting.   How about if conservatives instead of defensively fighting back the Lefts “change” agenda  took up positions that were optimistic initiatives.   Imagine a group called something like “America is O.K. (and will continue to be O.K.)”   I think that would send a powerful  message to voters the  next time around.  Afterall, isn’t that what we found so appealing about President Reagan—his profound love of all things American, that we were fundamentally a good people.

For more on the International Crisis Group, see Discover the Networks here.

For more on crisis=change check out my Alinsky calendar here.

Endnote:  When I looked at all the foundations funding the International Crisis Group, I note that many are the same foundations funding the environmental movement in the US—-you know those groups spreading fear (crisis!) about global warming.  They are such fear-mongers those leftwingers aren’t they?

Posted in 2008 Presidential campaign, Africa, Community destabilization | 1 Comment »

Supreme Court still has two conferences scheduled on Obama birth certificate cases

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 1, 2009

Update January 7thGlobe (the supermarket tabloid) has a front page story on this issue here.   At least they have written something!  Where is the mainstream media?

And, according to World Net Daily a new case has been filed.

A lawyer who already has two conferences pending before the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president has filed a new lawsuit, this one on behalf of a retired military colonel who would need to know whether to follow any orders issued by Obama as commander-in-chief.

Read the whole article;  it’s a handy summary of where this issue stands.   For our previous post go here.

Posted in 2008 Presidential campaign | 7 Comments »

Alinskyism (Day 14)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 28, 2008

Note to readers:  This is another of the sporadic posts which I have categorized as “community destabilization.”   Immigrants and refugees offer a continuous supply of ‘Have-nots’ for whom radicals can wage a war against the ‘Haves.’    Community instability is necessary to bring about “change.”


To Saul Alinsky the world breaks down along clean lines of  ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-nots.’   Radicals are always on the side of the ‘Have-nots’ and never let conscience or morality get in the way of fighting the ‘Haves.’ 

He says you don’t love humanity enough and you are too concerned for your personal salvation, if you stop short of doing everything possible for the ‘Have-nots’—-no matter how many dirty tricks must be employed!

Certainly one of the major differences (maybe even the biggest difference from the standpoint of strategy) between Leftists and Conservatives is how the issue of ‘means and ends’ are treated.   Conservatives I know personally are concerned that they wage their battles large and small trying at least to maintain their integrity and behave ethically (I thought of John McCain here).  Alinsky thinks this is complete B.S. and that one should use any means necessary to wage a war against the “Haves.”

Look at this paragraph from Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals:”

The practical revolutionary will understand Goethe’s “conscience is the virtue of observers and not of agents of action”; in action, one does not always enjoy the luxury of decision that is consistent both with one’s individual conscience and the good of mankind.  The choice must always be for the latter.  Action is for mass salvation and not for the individual’s personal salvation.  He who sacrifices the mass good for his personal conscience has a peculiar conception of “personal salvation”;  he doesn’t care enough for people to be “corrupted” for them.

He has no patience for those he calls the “means-and-ends” moralists.   Other little nuggets:   “Ethical standards must be elastic to stretch with the times.”  “….consistency is not a virtue.”  “….in war [on behalf of Have-nots] the end justifies almost any means.”   There is more where those came from in “Rules…..”

Now go back to what I said at the end of the previous post here.  If it turns out that Bill Ayers wrote Obama’s memoirs they will not lose a minutes sleep over any ethical breach, because the ends justify any means.    They got Obama elected for the good of the ‘Have-nots’ and that is all that matters!

Posted in 2008 Presidential campaign, Community destabilization | 2 Comments »

Did Bill Ayers write Obama’s memoir?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 28, 2008

Update October 7th, 2009:  Did Bill Ayers just admit he wrote “Dreams,” here?

Update September 24, 2009:  Did Michelle ask Ayers to do it, here?

Judy just sent me this fascinating analysis of Obama’s “Dreams from my Father,” and I couldn’t resist telling you about it.    I had just last week listened to the audio version of the book while driving to New Jersey, occasionally laughing out loud at passages I  concluded could not have been written by Obama.

What does this have to do with refugees, probably not much, but since I have been writing about the world view that both Obama and Bill Ayers  appear to share in the category called ‘community destabilization,’  I wanted readers to know about this hypothesis.

Jack Cashill writing today at American Thinker begins:

There is no science to validate the thesis that follows, no academy to adjudicate it, and little hope of convincing the Obama faithful even to consider it, let alone concede its validity. That much said, the evidence is self-evident, accessible to all, and overwhelming.

The thesis is simple enough: Bill Ayers served as Barack Obama’s muse in the creation of Obama’s 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father. Ayers breathed creative life into this ungifted amateur, who had written nothing of note before, and reconceived him as a literary prodigy.

“I was astonished by his ability to write, to think, to reflect, to learn and turn a good phrase,” said Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison of the Dreams’ author. “I was very impressed. This was not a normal political biography.” Agreed, it was not normal at all.

Read it all! 

If I recall there were some so-called conservatives who came around to support Obama in the Presidential campaign simply because this book showed what a gifted writer he supposedly is.    It just occured to me though that even if it were to be revealed that Ayers was the literary genius behind the book, Ayers and Obama would dismiss the fuss, because as they learned from their ideological mentor Saul Alinsky, the means don’t matter, only the ends.  (I’ve been meaning to tell you about that—later today—here it is.)

Posted in 2008 Presidential campaign, Community destabilization, Obama | 3 Comments »

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