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RRW weekly roundup for week ending August 1, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 2, 2015

For new readers, we try to report every week on which of our stories garnered the most interest during the previous week.

This week’s number one post is from 2013!  I usually am never able to figure out why some old post, all of a sudden, makes the big time.  This one obviously struck a cord and someone sent it out through social media. Maybe something new happened in Noel, Missouri (where Tyson Foods is destroying the town) that I missed?   I don’t know.

Or, could it be that since Democrat Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is making sense and saying that immigration DOES HURT AMERICAN WORKERS some people are finding examples of it?  Here is how our Number One post for this week begins:

It is not often I agree with anything from “Progressives,” but when a reader sent me this piece from Progressives for Immigration Reform I couldn’t believe my eyes.  It is more on the report we posted the other day on Noel, Missouri and the poverty the town is experiencing as it is flooded with mostly REFUGEE laborers for Tyson Foods.

How on earth our federal CHURCH contractors can be aiding and abetting this travesty continues to be beyond my understanding.

So here then are the Top Three Posts of the week (Top Daily Posts are in the right hand side bar):

1) Progressives: Tyson Foods exploits immigrant labor, destroys small towns

2) Texas Congressman introduces bill to suspend Refugee Resettlement Program!

3) St. Cloud, MN: AFL-CIO operative using intimidation tactics, stirs racial unrest….

By the way, on #3 here, I think Ms. Jane Conrad is out of step with Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders.  She hasn’t gotten the message yet that American workers (and wages!) are hurt by the flood of immigrant low-skilled labor coming into Minnesota—imported with the help of federal contractors like Lutheran Social Service and Catholic Charities!  I wonder when these union organizers will focus on the big fat salaries of CEOs like the one leading Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.

Top Ten Countries from which readers arrived at RRW are these (excluding the US):

Canada

Australia

UK

Germany

New Zealand

EU

Norway

India

Australia

France

 

Youtube video headed to One Million Views!

And on my first Youtube that we are trying to push to 1 million views—-it is up to 878,219 as of this morning!  And, this will give you a laugh, it seems that the federal contractors have an internal document that seeks to rebut each of my points.   They are that concerned that they feel they need to answer what I say!

Don’t miss the video on 65,000 Syrians, it is actually more important than the first video.  See also Jim Simpson’s 5-minute presentation on the Red-Green Axis to erase America, here.

For new readers, please go to a previous weekly round-up here for instructions on how to get the most out of your visits to RRW.

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RRW weekly roundup for week ending July 25, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 27, 2015

I’m late, I know, but I just got lazy this weekend.  This is my charitable work after all, so I figure I can goof off now and again. Right!

This morning I’m waking up to news that Donald Trump may have shot his campaign in the foot when he slipped into the mumbo-jumbo about pathways to citizenship for illegals last week.  See Daniel Greenfield here.  It is one thing to stand up for the American people with his broad brush approach up to now, but he must begin to understand the issues in a deeper way (pretty quickly) or his lack of understanding will show on the debate stage on August 6th.

If I could tell Mr. Trump what to do, I would tell him to consult the experts and study—morning, noon, and night—from now until August 6th!

I’m digressing.  Here are our Top Three Posts of last week (Top daily posts are in the right hand side bar).

1) How did Chattanooga shooter’s family get here?

2) Center for Security Policy releases ‘Red-Green Axis: the agenda to erase America!’

3) Refugee Resettlement Fact Sheet

I’m interested to see that our Fact Sheet is back in the top three, but we really need to update it …one of these days!

Here are our Top Ten Countries from which readers arrived at RRW last week (excluding the US):

UK

Canada

Germany

Australia

New Zealand

EU

India

Norway

Turkey*

Austria

* Last week I commented about Turkey making the top ten and a reader from Turkey, who says he/she is interviewing prospective refugees to be sent to the US, commented saying he/she is responsible for some of those visitors from Turkey.  I think you should read the comments and my responses, here.  It became pretty clear that whoever this is working for a non-profit contractor interviewing refugees to come to America holds a low regard for Christians as he gloats:

(Btw, Christians make up about 30% of Middle Eastern refugees I currently process. Bad newz for you though: Above half are illiterate and suffer from congenital diseases observed in much higher frequencies than in rest of Iraq and Syria. Hold on to your local health budget folks! Fellow Christians are coming!)

For new readers, please visit a recent roundup here for instructions on how to make the most out of your visits to RRW.

One last thing, follow me on twitter.  I am trying to use that social media format to get stories out that are related to this issue which I don’t have time to post on, and I also tweet all of my posts if you don’t want to subscribe.  I’m here @refugeewatcher.

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RRW Weekly Roundup for week ending July 18, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 19, 2015

From the editor (from Ann):  it occurs to me that new readers coming to RRW may not know that Refugee Resettlement Watch is a blog and not an organization with staff!  I say this because I get so many requests from people to speak around the country, to speak on radio shows and conference calls, to read reports, news articles and documents, to help people find other activists, etc. as if I had staff here to help me stay organized.  I don’t!  

I don’t mean to sound ungrateful for the interest, but it is just me here!  I know I should be glad the issue is finally becoming a serious national issue, but I can’t answer everyone’s requests and still get the news out!

And, I especially don’t want to look rude by not responding to my hundreds of e-mails every day! 

I think we will have some reinforcements on the way soon, and I will definitely be the first to tell you when they have arrived.  In the meantime, please don’t take it personally if I miss your requests! 

By the way, the radio interview requests are probably the most productive and least time-consuming, and I try to do those as much as possible!  It is a way to reach many many people without having to get on a plane!

Sincerest thanks for your continued concern for this critical issue at this pivotal point in US history (world history!).

 

Here then are the Top Three Posts of the week (daily Top Posts are in the right hand side bar):

1) “Pockets of Resistance” growing and spreading

2) Trump speaks out on Syrian refugees: we aren’t saving Christians, just the Muslims

3) Comment from refugee insider: it is all about the money as US refugee program imports Muslims

 

I’m happy to report that my first Youtube video is now above 742,000 views as we try to reach the 1 million mark!  The second one may be even more important to send around because if we get 65,000 Syrian mostly Muslim refugees before Obama leaves office it will be disastrous for hundreds of US towns and cities.

 

The Top Ten Countries from which readers arrived this week are here in descending order (excluding the US):

Canada

UK

Australia

Germany

South Africa

France

EU

New Zealand

India

Turkey  (this may be the first time Turkey is in the top ten)

 

For New Readers

For those of you who subscribe, I try not to write too many posts a day (sometimes I don’t have the time to write many!), so as not to overload your e-mail inbox (e-mails are automatically generated by wordpress).  However, with everything happening now, I might be at least trying to get more news out.  If it is too much, then simply unsubscribe and visit here every day to see what is new.  Or, better still, follow me on twitter where I am tweeting all of my RRW posts as well as other articles that interest me and are related to the topic.

Go here to last week’s roundup for more information and background about RRW and how to find information among our over 6,500 posts.

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Calling all activists (again!)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 15, 2015

Since your numbers are growing so rapidly, I can’t keep track of you all; and because we now need to step-up the resistance by becoming better organized locally and within states, the Center for Security Policy has offered to help me/us find you.   Right now we just want to locate those of you wishing to get more deeply involved in this all-important issue.

We have had a very good response and hope to soon be able to start helping you find each other.  If you haven’t signed up yet, please do!

Here is the Center for Security Policy:

In response to growing interest in spreading knowledge about our deeply flawed refugee resettlement policy, and building resistance to it, we have started to collect contact and geographical data from those who wish to stay engaged. Fill out only the fields you are comfortable filling below. At this time we are collecting data to gauge interest and we will keep you updated with news and action items as they come in. In the near future we hope to use this data to connect activists in their local areas to run with their own initiatives going forward. In the meantime, take advantage of the following resources:

Ann Corcoran’s Refugee Resettlement Watch blog, monograph Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America and YouTube videos on the subject.

Also check out Jim Simpson’s drill-down on the topic on Kindle: The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America. A paperback version of the book and a promotion YouTube video will be available very soon. Thank you so much for your interest.

Now please go to the website and send us your contact information. Please know that this is not for fundraising purposes.  It is to facilitate organizing on a state-by-state basis. We will never begin to reform or roll-back this out-of-control immigration program without your help, so please step up and join the fight!

Traveling again!

I’ll be away from my computer tomorrow and Thursday (sorry won’t be able to post your comments).  If you are arriving here for the first time, just use our search bar in the top left hand side bar, enter a few key words (you might try your state or city first) and see what we have said over the last eight years on that topic.

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Catch me on Cleveland radio tomorrow morning!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 13, 2015

Tomorrow morning at just after 9:30 a.m. Eastern you can listen to my live interview with Bob Frantz at The Bob Frantz Authority 1420 AM.  I’ll be talking about how ‘Welcoming America’ has targeted Cleveland (and really all of Ohio) as a prime refugee resettlement site as well as other news about how the Obama Administration is changing America by changing the people!

As time goes on, I’ll try to be better about letting you know about interviews in advance.

Posted in blogging, free speech, Refugee Resettlement Program | 1 Comment »

RRW weekly roundup for week ending July 11, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 12, 2015

Perhaps the most interesting thing (to me anyway) that we reported this past week was yesterday’s post on “Pockets of Resistance.”

However, we’ll see if it turns up in the Top Three Posts next week.

In the meantime, here are the Top most-viewed posts this past week.   Top daily posts are in the right hand sidebar.

1)  Aljazeera article about Temporary Protected Status for Syrians tips us off—thousands of Syrians in US illegally

2) St. Cloud residents hammer Rep. Emmer on Refugee Program; Somali teen murders African American

3)  African population booming in Minnesota; sending millions of dollars back to Africa

Also, much to my surprise, my introductory Youtube video is now over 700,000 views, help it reach 1 million!

Top Ten Countries from which readers arrived at RRW, excluding the US of course:

Germany (Germans must be worried and they probably can’t talk about their worries as freely as we can)

UK

Canada

Australia

France

Austria

European Union

New Zealand

Norway

Sweden

For new readers!

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

First, we do screen our comments (sometimes I don’t get to them right away!) and I don’t post any that threaten any kind of violence or 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 6,700 posts.

*  See our categories (left hand sidebar, now a drop-down)

*  Also, we have a great search function and since the categories go all the way back to our first posts more than eight 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 358 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! (We are no longer posting every story we write at RRW to facebook so as not to overload your facebook feed either.)  We also have some content on facebook that isn’t posted here first, so like us and follow us (I do have a volunteer helper at facebook—Kelly Monroe Kullberg).

I’m trying to be better about tweeting, so please follow me!

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!

Thanks to all of you for following RRW.  The subject is on fire (maybe you have noticed)!

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Testing! So, what do you think about our new look?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 4, 2015

As I just said in my earlier post this morning, I’m fooling around with RRW with the primary goal of making it more easily read.  I’ve had complaints about the tiny print which comes with my previously free wordpress blog.  This is the largest print that seems to be available.

Previously, I wasn’t able to post videos either, so this is a test!   Here is my first youtube video with over 600,000 hits so far!

Now if only I had someone to answer all of your mail!

P.S. The “Pockets of Resistance” are growing.  If you would like to be linked with like-minded activists concerned about refugee resettlement and other legal and illegal immigration that threatens our security, please send your contact information to the Center for Security Policy, see here.

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Happy 4th of July! And, RRW review for the month of June 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 4, 2015

I was away most of last week and so our usual weekly round-up just didn’t happen.  Instead I thought I would let you know how we did in June especially as the month marked our 8th year posting on problems with refugee resettlement here and around the world.

Readership is booming!

Celebrate America and enjoy the day with family and friends!

Although June wasn’t our biggest month ever (May was), one thing worth noting is that as of the end of June (6 months into the year) we had more readers so far in 2015 than in the whole of 2014.

Before I get to the Top Three Posts of the month, please note that we are making changes.  I had hoped to have a whole new blog by now, but worry that the change, after years of readers seeing a certain look, would be too disruptive, so I’m going to try to simply (slightly) improve the look of RRW.

I’ve had complaints that the font size is way too small, so will upgrade the site necessary to get a larger type-size.

I think after I upgrade, wordpress will not place random ads on my pages which at present I don’t control.  RRW continues to be a charitable enterprise by its writers.

Also, note that I took away some unnecessary side bar widgets (surely you won’t miss the tag clouds!) and added our twitter feed and facebook page.  I still need to clean up our blog roll and our recommended reading list is years old.  (LOL! I have not patience or aptitude for the nuts and bolts of blogging, just want to get the news out!)

Since I get way too many news stories than I can post, please consider following me on twitter because I’ll try to put more news there.  And, maybe you’ve noticed already that on facebook we have stories that weren’t posted at RRW.

We have over 4,000 likes on facebook thanks to help from volunteer Kelly.

Top Three Posts for the month of June:

(by the way, Top Daily Posts are in the right hand side bar)

1. The number one resettlement state in America is Texas (primer part I)

2. Dead Somali ISIS fighter had ties to Lewiston, Maine

3. Idaho: Get ready for Somali refugees as county approves huge meatpacking plant near Boise

Top Ten Countries from which we received readers in June 2015:

UK

Germany (surprised to see Germany push Australia out of the top three)

Canada

Australia

France

Austria

European Union (this is a relatively new listing and I don’t know why the EU is listed when individual European countries are as well)

South Africa

New Zealand

India

For the instruction to new readers that I normally post at the end of a round-up, click here and read our last regular weekly round-up.

The most important thing I tell new readers is to use our ‘search’ function (top left hand side bar) and put in a few key words (ie. your city or state) to help you find information among our 6,000+ posts!

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RRW Weekly Roundup for week ending June 20, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 22, 2015

I should have done this over the weekend, but simply no time.

Idaho controversy was the star of the week!

And, I definitely didn’t want to miss this one because the controversy we have been reporting on from Twin Falls, Idaho has brought new readers in by the droves!  Much to my surprise, the readers most interested in the Idaho refugee controversy were from Germany!

If you missed it, one interesting turn of events from Twin Falls is that a lawyer for the local newspaper told me I must remove the text I had snipped (here and here).  You know this can’t be for commercial and economic reasons because I bet we sent them a boatload of readers (to see their advertisements).

In case you hadn’t noticed, we don’t make a dime from our work of writing and reporting on refugee controversies here and around the world, so they can hardly say they were economically hurt. Copyright law does allow some use of others’ work for the purpose of commentary, and that is what bloggers do!

CLEARLY we hit a nerve!  Clearly, the newspaper in Twin Falls is biased in favor of changing Idaho by adding diversity, why?  Wouldn’t you think a newspaper would be happy with controversy and public discussion, doesn’t that sell papers?  Maybe they want to silence regular American citizens like me!

Or, could there be some other reason they have an interest in tamping down the controversy about more refugees coming to “Magic Valley” Idaho?  Who is the paper really working for?  We will be trying to find out!

Don’t miss my latest on Idaho here (what citizens need to do!)  and here (meatpacker coming to Boise explains need for cheap, captive! immigrant labor).  Follow the money!

Top Posts!

So, without further ado here are our Top Three posts from last week (Top daily posts are in the right hand side bar).  The Idaho news was the top story by a mile!

1.  Idaho: more controversy surrounding refugee resettlement in Magic Valley

2.  Sudanese refugee shot and killed in Louisville; why are we colonizing America with people like this?

3.  Did your city welcome Syrians in the first 6 months of 2015?

Top Countries!

Here are our Top Ten countries from which readers arrived at RRW last week.  Surprise! for the first time ever, Germany beats out Canada, Australia and the UK for the number one spot!

 

Germany

UK

Canada

Australia

Austria

Switzerland

Netherlands

France

New Zealand

Norway

For new readers!

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

First, we do screen our comments (sometimes I don’t get to them right away!) and I don’t post any that threaten any kind of violence or 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 6,500 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 354 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! (We are no longer posting every story we write at RRW to facebook so as not to overload your facebook feed either.)  We also have some content on facebook that isn’t posted here first, so like us and follow us (I do have a volunteer helper at facebook—Kelly Monroe Kullberg).

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!

Thanks to all of you for following RRW.  The subject is on fire (maybe you have noticed)!

P.S.  I have added two photos of myself to our About page, if you need one for any reason.

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Weekly RRW roundup for week ending June 6th, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 6, 2015

Yes!  This month we celebrate our 8th anniversary!

Refugee Resettlement Watch was created at the end of June 2007 and we had 7 visitors that month and (LOL!) that was us figuring out how to post. The following month, July 2007, we published 47 posts and had an average of 37 readers a day.  We have now posted 6,628 posts and in late May we had our biggest day ever with over 15,000 visitors helping to make May 2015 our top month ever!

I know we aren’t like some of the really big blogs, but considering our narrow focus, we think that is great!

Harangue of the week! (of the year!).  Use your free speech while you have it!

Everywhere I go, people ask what can they do and I say the number one thing you must do is do your research, get your facts and WRITE  a blog or website so the good information you are finding gets out to people in your state—people you have never met, people not in your circle!  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had 50 or 100 blogs focused on how immigration of all kinds is destroying America!

It might be overused, but it is true!   Information is power!  It does no good to unearth documents and reports and news generally on immigration issues where you live if the information never goes beyond your little group and is eventually lost!

And, don’t worry about how well-done your investigative blog is, RRW is amateurish-looking and pretty messy now (my techie son tells me so!), but it still gets the job done!

And, would someone please write an investigative blog on Food Stamp Fraud at immigrant-run stores!  You would have a winner right out of the chute!

After you begin doing your research and getting the facts out far and wide, we need to talk about ‘community organizing’ — that will be my harangue for next week!

One more thing!  If you didn’t see our first Youtube video (here), it is now at almost 600,000 views and we have a new one on Syrian refugees (here), please help get it outside of our circle!

Here are the Top Three Posts of the Week (top daily posts are in the right hand sidebar):

1)  Minnesota Somalis: we would rather be in Somalia

2)  Alabama: Massive food stamp fraud bust; some of your money went to Yemen

3)  Stick’in it to Rep. Trey Gowdy, US State Department contractor World Relief brings first refugees to Spartanburg

Here are the Top Ten Countries in descending order from which visitors arrived this week (excluding the US):

UK

Canada

Australia

Sweden

Germany

Netherlands

Norway

India

Malaysia

South Africa

For new readers!

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

First, we do screen our comments (sometimes I don’t get to them right away!) and I don’t post any that threaten any kind of violence or 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 6,500 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 348 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! (We are no longer posting every story we write at RRW to facebook so as not to overload your facebook feed either.)  We also have some content on facebook that isn’t posted here first, so like us and follow us (I do have a volunteer helper at facebook—Kelly Monroe Kullberg).

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!

Thanks to all of you for following RRW.  The subject is on fire (maybe you have noticed)!

P.S.  I have added two photos of myself to our About page, if you need one for any reason.

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