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RRW weekly round-up for week ending February 28th, new heights reached in February

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 1, 2015

This is one more of our sporadic weekly updates mostly to let readers know what posts were the most interesting over this past week and to provide tips, especially for new readers, on how to find information among our 6,000 plus posts.

And, February saw a new record set for daily visitors–-highest daily numbers in our over 7-year-history.  The numbers aren’t astronomical, but for a narrowly focused blog, we are thrilled at the interest.

Here are the top three most-visited posts this week.

No surprise that all three had to do with Minnesota Somalis. (Daily top posts are in the right hand side bar.)

1. Somali Islamic terrorists threaten attack on Mall of America; we are bringing in over 800 Somali refugees a month right now!

2. Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis?

3. US State Department and resettlement contractors salted Minnesota with over 10,000 Somali refugees since 2005

Although not with the shock value of those three posts, I do want you to take note of this post on the structure of the Refugee Admissions Program so you know the names of those responsible for what is happening in your town or city.  It is an important post for members of the media and government watchers in general.

Instead of the top ten countries of the week from which readers came to RRW, this is a list of the top ten countries for the month of February (not including the US of course):

Australia

Canada

UK

Sweden

Germany

Netherlands

European Union (this is new and I don’t know how they come up with this when EU countries appear individually on the list)

France

South Africa

Malta  (of all the countries on the list, I would like to see Malta where they must have a high percentage of people with the will to save their little country!)

 

As we mentioned above, the primary purpose of our occasional weekly updates is to help new readers get oriented and to help you all find useful information among our 6,000 plus posts!

For new readers!

Since we get new readers every day, here is my usual spiel with two points I need to make:

First, we do screen our comments and don’t post any that threaten any kind of violence and we don’t post ones filled with foul language.  An occasional expletive might slip in if the comment is otherwise a good one.  You are always free to disagree with our point of view if you follow those two simple rules.

And the other thing I want to mention is about e-mails that come to you every time we post.  They come directly from wordpress to subscribers.  We don’t send out e-mails.  So, if we are posting too much for your e-mail inbox, then just unsubscribe and visit RRW when you have the time I understand completely about too many e-mails!  You might want to simply follow us on twitter or on facebook (below).

This is where you can find information (in addition to our fact sheet). We have over 6,000 posts.

*  See our categories (left hand sidebar)

*  See the tag clouds (right hand sidebar)

*  Also, we have a great search function and since neither the categories nor the tags go all the way back to our first posts more than seven years ago, use the search window with a few key words.  You might want to first try your city, state, or country to see what we have reported from there over the years.

Readers from Europe should search for key words ‘Invasion of Europe’ for all of our many posts on the migration crisis on the Continent.

By the way, our category entitled ‘where to find information’ is filled with reports and documents, but with 326 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.

Past weekly roundups can be found in our category entitled ‘blogging.’

If you wish to be notified when we post, consider subscribing or follow us on twitter (@refugeewatcher) or facebook (RefugeeInfoResource).  ‘Like us’ on facebook!

And apologies to all who e-mail and comment, sorry if I don’t respond much, there are just not enough hours in my day!

It occurs to me that I do see everyone’s comments to posts because we do screen them (no foul language, no threats), so if you have something you want me to see, I don’t at all mind if you send the link as a comment to a post, even if it’s off-topic.

To regular readers, thank you for your continued concern for this very important issue.

P.S.  In case you are wondering, this blog is a charitable enterprise on the part of its writers!

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Important error in previous post!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 22, 2015

Sorry to generate yet another e-mail to you, but readers who receive RRW via e-mail have an error in that post.

In my hurry to post the latest news about Somalis in the US, I originally said the numbers at the end were from FY2014, that should have been FY2015! 

Right now, we are bringing in over 800 Somalis a month into the US.

Go here to see the corrected version!

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RRW Weekly round-up for the week ending February 13th

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 14, 2015

Welcome to new readers/subscribers who arrived here after my few minutes on Fox & Friends this week. 

Most weeks (if we have time) we like to let readers know which stories during the week were being most widely read.  You can see our daily top posts in the right hand side bar, but here are the ones that topped the list for the whole week:

 

1) Somalis colonizing Nacogdoches County, TX

2) Mass Exodus from Muslim Kosovo into Europe

3)  Maine Governor LePage says immigrants pose a health threat to America

Top countries from which readers arrived are many of the ones we are familiar with.  Interestingly, although not making the top ten, but high on the list is the Russian Federation.  We haven’t seen that before.  Here are this week’s top ten (excluding the US of course):

Canada

UK

Australia

Germany

Sweden

France

South Africa

Jamaica

India

Thailand

 

Really the primary purpose of our occasional weekly updates is to help new readers get oriented and to help you all find useful information among our 6,000 plus posts!

For new readers!

Since we get new readers every day, here is my usual spiel with two points I need to make:

First, we do screen our comments and don’t post any that threaten any kind of violence and we don’t post ones filled with foul language.  An occasional expletive might slip in if the comment is otherwise a good one.  You are always free to disagree with our point of view if you follow those two simple rules.

And the other thing I want to mention is about e-mails that come to you every time we post.  They come directly from wordpress to subscribers.  We don’t send out e-mails.  So, if we are posting too much for your e-mail inbox, then just unsubscribe and visit RRW when you have the time I understand completely about too many e-mails!  You might want to simply follow us on twitter or on facebook (below).

This is where you can find information if you are arriving here at RRW for the first time (in addition to our fact sheet). We have over 6,000 posts.

*  See our categories (left hand sidebar)

*  See the tag clouds (right hand sidebar)

*  Also, we have a great search function and since neither the categories nor the tags go all the way back to our first posts more than seven years ago, use the search window with a few key words.  You might want to first try your city, state, or country to see what we have reported from there over the years.

Readers from Europe should search for key words ‘Invasion of Europe’ for all of our many posts on the migration crisis on the Continent.

By the way, our category entitled ‘where to find information’ is filled with reports and documents, but with 321 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.

Past weekly roundups can be found in our category entitled ‘blogging.’

If you wish to be notified when we post, consider subscribing or follow us on twitter (@refugeewatcher) or facebook (RefugeeInfoResource).  ‘Like us’ on facebook!

And apologies to all who e-mail and comment, sorry if I don’t respond much, there are just not enough hours in my day!

It occurs to me that I do see everyone’s comments to posts because we do screen them (no foul language, no threats), so if you have something you want me to see, I don’t at all mind if you send the link as a comment to a post, even if it’s off-topic.

To regular readers, thank you for your continued concern for this very important issue.

 

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RRW does Fox and Friends this morning….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 12, 2015

Yesterday I got a call from Fox asking me to appear on Fox & Friends today and I agreed.  It was a first for me.  I realized how hard it is to say much in a few minutes.   Here is the clip of my interview (thanks to our friend Brenda Walker at Limits to Growth who posted it).

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4048062668001/new-plan-allows-relatives-of-illegal-immigrants-to-enter-us/?playlist_id=940325739001#sp=show-clips

Asked what my biggest problem with the expansion is, this is what I said:

My biggest problem is the lawlessness coming from the White House on this particular issue. I followed the refugee program for the last seven years; this is a major jump in expansion of the program. I also think that immigration is our existential threat in this country, both the numbers and who we are bringing in.

We previously reported on the Obama Administration’s expansion of the refugee program, by magically transforming poor kids in three Central American countries into “persecuted” refugees, here and here.

Tomorrow we promise to be back to our normal posting schedule.

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RRW Weekly round-up for week ending February 6th

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 8, 2015

Haven’t rounded up for two weeks—away last weekend!

So, I didn’t get to tell you yet that for January 2015 we reached another milestone—best month ever in terms of the number of readers arriving here.

Here are the top most-read posts for this week (top daily posts are in right hand side bar):

1) Australia grapples with Bacha Bazi compulsive predators

2) Seattle Somalis protest against a refugee agency over Mohammed cartoon

3) France: EU shaken by rise of Le Pen in polls

Top countries from which visitors arrived (besides the US):

Australia

Canada

UK

France

Malta (those Maltese seemed to like the Le Pen story)

New Zealand

Germany

Sweden

Netherlands

Finland

And, although we don’t normally go beyond the top ten, next after Finland was Romania (that is a first to find that country so high on the list).

Really the primary purpose of our occasional weekly updates is to help new readers get oriented and to help you all find useful information among our 6,000 plus posts!

For new readers!

Since we get new readers every day, here is my usual spiel with two new comments from me:

First, we do screen our comments and don’t post any that threaten any kind of violence and we don’t post ones filled with foul language.  An occasional expletive might slip in if the comment is otherwise a good one.  You are always free to disagree with our point of view if you follow those two simple rules.

And the other thing I want to mention is about e-mails that come to you every time we post.  They come directly from wordpress to subscribers.  We don’t send out e-mails.  So, if we are posting too much for your e-mail inbox, then just unsubscribe and visit RRW when you have the time I understand completely about too many e-mails!  You might want to simply follow us on twitter or on facebook (below).

This is where you can find information if you are arriving here at RRW for the first time (in addition to our fact sheet). We have over 6,000 posts.

*  See our categories (left hand sidebar)

*  See the tag clouds (right hand sidebar)

*  Also, we have a great search function and since neither the categories nor the tags go all the way back to our first posts more than seven years ago, use the search window with a few key words.  You might want to first try your city, state, or country to see what we have reported from there over the years.

Readers from Europe should search for key words ‘Invasion of Europe’ for all of our many posts on the migration crisis on the Continent.

By the way, our category entitled ‘where to find information’ is filled with reports and documents, but with 321 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.

Past weekly roundups can be found in our category entitled ‘blogging.’

If you wish to be notified when we post, consider subscribing or follow us on twitter (@refugeewatcher) or facebook (RefugeeInfoResource).  ‘Like us’ on facebook!

And apologies to all who e-mail and comment, sorry if I don’t respond much, there are just not enough hours in my day!

It occurs to me that I do see everyone’s comments to posts because we do screen them (no foul language, no threats), so if you have something you want me to see, I don’t at all mind if you send the link as a comment to a post, even if it’s off-topic.

To regular readers, thank you for your continued concern for this very important issue.

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RRW takes a break!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 29, 2015

But, we won’t be sunning in some warm climate!  I’ll be at a conference in St. Louis to speak about the refugee program and won’t be posting.  I’ll report on the event when I return on Sunday.

I’m telling you this so that you know if you don’t see your comments posted, or you’ve e-mailed me and get no response, you know why!

On the e-mails generally, I get hundreds every day and only have time to look at a few, so please accept my apologies if you write and don’t hear from me even when I am here.   I don’t know how to solve that problem unless I get a staff (or even an intern!) somehow.

If you are arriving here for the first time, please spend some time searching our site for news you could use.  We have over 6,000 posts and the best way to find something is to start with your city, state, or country name in the search bar.    Also, have a look at our categories and our tags for topics of interest.  See last week’s ’round-up’ for more tips on finding information here.

I’m hoping that this opportunity in St. Louis will be the beginning of a national grassroots initiative that addresses the US Refugee Admissions Program and its much-needed reform!

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RRW weekly roundup for the week ending January 23rd, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 24, 2015

This month we are on target to having the best daily visitor average ever!  However, since I am going away to speak about refugees at the end of the coming week and won’t be able to post for three days, we might not make it to the best month ever (which so far is October 2014).

We didn’t publish a weekly summary last week mostly because the same posts that topped the list were the same ones that everyone was reading the previous week!  And, because I am lazy sometimes!

I don’t get it, but one of those posts is still the Top Post three weeks running!  Here are this week’s top three (daily top posts are in the right hand side bar):

1)  Syrian Muslims headed to North Dakota, Nebraska and Kentucky  (LOL! Don’t think you are off the hook if you live in another state, just about every state is going to get some!)

2)  Denmark: How its Muslim immigrants are destroying the country (economically and culturally)

3)   Construction of new mosque in Twin Falls, ID the result of Muslim refugee influx

Top countries

Here are the top ten countries from which we received readers (excluding the US) this past week.  Looks like many of the usual ones:

UK

Canada

Australia

France

South Africa

Germany

Netherlands

Sweden

Kenya

Finland

Slightly lower on the list and much more interesting are: Jamaica, Japan, Israel, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Turkey, Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia.

For new readers!

Since we get new readers every day, here is my usual spiel with two new comments from me:

First, we do screen our comments and don’t post any that threaten any kind of violence and we don’t post ones filled with foul language.  An occasional expletive might slip in if the comment is otherwise a good one.  You are always free to disagree with our point of view if you follow those two simple rules.

And the other thing I want to mention is about e-mails that come to you every time we post.  They come directly from wordpress to subscribers.  We don’t send out e-mails.  So, if we are posting too much for your e-mail inbox, then just unsubscribe and visit RRW when you have the time I understand completely about too many e-mails!  You might want to simply follow us on twitter or on facebook (below).

This is where you can find information if you are arriving here at RRW for the first time (in addition to our fact sheet). We have over 6,000 posts.

*  See our categories (left hand sidebar)

*  See the tag clouds (right hand sidebar)

*  Also, we have a great search function and since neither the categories nor the tags go all the way back to our first posts more than seven years ago, use the search window with a few key words.  You might want to first try your city, state, or country to see what we have reported from there over the years.

Readers from Europe should search for key words ‘Invasion of Europe’ for all of our many posts on the migration crisis on the Continent.

By the way, our category entitled ‘where to find information’ is filled with reports and documents, but with 319 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.

Past weekly roundups can be found in our category entitled ‘blogging.’

If you wish to be notified when we post, consider subscribing or follow us on twitter (@refugeewatcher) or facebook (RefugeeInfoResource).  ‘Like us’ on facebook!

And apologies to all who e-mail and comment, sorry if I don’t respond much, there are just not enough hours in my day!

It occurs to me that I do see everyone’s comments to posts because we do screen them (no foul language, no threats), so if you have something you want me to see, I don’t at all mind if you send the link as a comment to a post, even if it’s off-topic.

To regular readers, thank you for your continued concern for this very important issue.

 

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RRW weekly wrap-up for January 10, 2015: Best week ever!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 10, 2015

Wow!  If the readers continue to arrive in droves as they have this past week, 2015 will be a banner year.  For the many new readers who arrived since January first, we are entering our 8th year of writing this very narrowly focused blog and we are very pleased at the growing interest in an increasingly important US LEGAL immigration program.  We also report on refugee and asylum issues around the world which helps us all better understand the problems freedom-loving Western societies are facing.

We try to do a weekly round-up every week mostly so that readers know what is interesting other readers.  We like to let you know from where around the world our readers arrive, and we help new readers find useful information among our 6,000 plus posts.

Here are the top three posts of the week ending January 10th (top daily posts are in the right hand side bar):

1.  Syrian Muslims headed to North Dakota, Nebraska and Kentucky.

2.  Maine Governor re-elected, keeps his word, cuts welfare for illegal aliens/asylum seekers.

3.  Portland, Maine: White cabbie files discrimination lawsuit against city.

Usually our fact sheet is in the top three, check it out here.

Here are the top ten countries (after the US) from which readers arrived at RRW (in descending order):

Australia

Canada

UK

Sweden

Germany

France

South Africa

Kenya

Norway

New Zealand

For new readers!

Since we get new readers every day, here is my usual spiel.

This is where you can find information if you are arriving here at RRW for the first time (in addition to our fact sheet). We have over 6,000 posts.

*  See our categories (left hand sidebar)

*  See the tag clouds (right hand sidebar)

*  Also, we have a great search function and since neither the categories nor the tags go all the way back to our first posts more than seven years ago, use the search window with a few key words.  You might want to first try your city, state, or country to see what we have reported from there over the years.

Readers from Europe should search for key words ‘Invasion of Europe’ for all of our many posts on the migration crisis on the Continent.

By the way, our category entitled ‘where to find information’ is filled with reports and documents, but with 315 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.

Past weekly roundups can be found in our category entitled ‘blogging.’

If you wish to be notified when we post, consider subscribing or follow us on twitter (@refugeewatcher) or facebook (RefugeeInfoResource).  ‘Like us’ on facebook!

And apologies to all who e-mail and comment, sorry if I don’t respond much, there are just not enough hours in my day!

It occurs to me that I do see everyone’s comments to posts because we do screen them (no foul language, no threats), so if you have something you want me to see, I don’t at all mind if you send the link as a comment to a post, even if it’s off-topic.

To regular readers, thank you for your continued concern for this very important issue.

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Happy New Year! Refugee Resettlement Watch annual roundup—best year yet!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 1, 2015

I can hardly believe it!  In mid-2015 Refugee Resettlement Watch will turn eight years old and interest in the subject is growing exponentially.  Thanks to all of you who visit every day for making this our best year ever in terms of the number of readers!

We’ve posted a lot too—964 posts—which brings our total number of posts since 2007 to 6,185.  WordPress sends a year-end review and noted that our longest posting streak (without missing a day) was January 1-March 11, 2014.

Recently I am happy to report, as I did a few days ago, that interest is growing in the posts on where to find information about what is happening in your US cities.  Of course, the next step is taking your interest and developing strategies to get active politically!  I have some ideas I hope to share with people as I take advantage of opportunities to speak publicly.  Coming soon!

October 2014 was our best month ever.  As I said, by far 2014 has been our best year ever as the number of visitors almost doubled from January 2014 to December 2014.

These are the posts that received the most views in 2014.  (Our fact sheet, here, was the most visited and shared link by a huge margin, but technically it is considered a page rather than a post.)

Top ten countries from which visitors arrived at RRW (in descending order and not including the US).  WordPress tells us that we had visitors from 208 countries!

Canada

Australia

UK

Germany

France

South Africa

India

Sweden

Thailand

Netherlands

And, coming in at number 11 is tiny Malta, which we write about frequently, as it takes the brunt of the invasion of Europe (and because the US State Department is scooping up its illegal aliens to bring to your US city)!

You can visit our blogging category (especially if you are a new reader) where in previous weekly updates we give you information on how to find what you are looking for here at RRW (among our 6,000 plus posts).

2015 Appeal!

Please find your niche and communicate your concerns, your research, your ideas through a blog of your own (I can’t post everything every one sends me, heck, I can’t even read everything, even on this one narrow issue!), or communicate through other forms of social media. Write letters to the editor in an effort to get out of your own circle of like-minded people.   As long as we still have freedom of speech please, please use it.   Sorry to be so blunt, but don’t be lazy and don’t be scared!

If your talent isn’t researching and writing….

Get involved politically, especially on a local level.  When you have an opportunity, bend the ear of your Washington representatives, but, for goodness sakes, when your local mayor speaks up about how your community can’t manage the numbers of needy refugees and immigrants arriving in your town—defend the mayor!  Form (or join) a local grassroots group!  Run for local office!

This week Daniel Pipes wrote about Sweden’s suicide by immigration.  We are on the same track, it will just take us a little longer to get to the breaking point.

Don’t dismiss that European immigration crisis as ‘over there.’  It is here too!  Again, even if your time is limited, please find your little piece of the battle to save America and work on it every day—just for an hour if that is all you have.

And with that…Happy New Year (and get to work)!

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Abbreviated weekly round-up of top posts on refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 28, 2014

Since, in just a few days, I’ll be doing an end of the year round-up on what interested readers most at RRW over the last year (our best year ever, by far), I didn’t do a weekly one for this last week.

However, I found it very informative (and wanted you to know) that the top posts of the week all involved readers looking for more information about where refugees are being resettled in the US.  Here are those which were most clicked on during the week ending December 27th:

* List of ORR “preferred” communities has some additions

* Handy directory for US Resettlement Offices in 180 cities

* Syrian Muslims headed to North Dakota, Nebraska, and Kentucky

* So where might those Syrians be going? (US site map)

I’m glad to see that thousands of you are looking at information about where the contractors are placing refugees and I hope you are beginning to educate your fellow citizens about what is happening in your city.

All of our previous weekly round-ups can be found in our ‘blogging’ category, here.

 

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