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Traveling again….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 15, 2015

I hate to leave. There is so much happening and so much news being made around the country and the world on this topic that needs to be posted, and I will be missing it!  It is usually too hectic for me to post while traveling….

I’ll be in Iowa tomorrow, here, hoping to educate more Americans about what I believe is our greatest national security threat since our founding—the massive LEGAL and illegal immigration to America and the “seeding” of your cities and towns with people who have no intention of ever assimilating.

Click here for a little 4-minute youtube clip of me explaining what I mean.  Yikes!  It has almost 350,000 views at this time.

BTW, since we moderate comments, you may not see yours posted until I get back.

Thanks for reading RRW, be back on Sunday!

P.S. New readers!  Go here for our last weekly update and see instructions on how to search RRW for information that may be useful to you!

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RRW Weekly wrap-up for week ending May 8th, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 9, 2015

I’ve been asked to be more regular in posting a weekly wrap-up, so I’ll try!

Now that the other news outlets have discovered the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program and my little booklet (The Blaze wrote about it here, and so did Canada Free Press, here) has been reaching more people, life is getting a bit too hectic since I have spring farm chores to do as well!

I’m on radio programs several times a week and traveling some too.

Update May 11th:  Then there is my youtube clip, here.  Shocked to discover that as of today it is above 180,000 views.

This coming week I’ll be in Pennsylvania and in Iowa so posting could be light.

Help me figure out how to do this?

I would like to help facilitate a state by state network of citizens concerned about this subject.  I’m getting an increasing number of inquiries from people wanting to hook up with others in their state.  I can’t keep up with them all.  What I would really like is for people to step up in each state who would at least help facilitate communication/strategy within a state.  Any ideas, any volunteers to help coordinate this project?  Ideally I see building a grassroots network around state websites/facebook pages/blogs where activists can report what they are learning and doing within a state.  E-mail me and tell me your suggestions.

To the wrap-up…..

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

1.  Our fact sheet

2.  Baltimore: Thousands of impoverished refugees poured into city in last ten years; fuel for the fire?

3. Breaking news: Spartanburg, SC targeted to be colonized as next refugee “seed” community

The top ten countries this past week (excluding the US) from which readers arrived at RRW had a couple of surprises.  Two countries worked their way into the top ten that I don’t think have ever been there before—Czech Republic and Malaysia.

UK

Canada

Australia

Czech Republic

European Union

Germany

South Africa

Malaysia

Netherlands

France

Below is a repeat of what I write in most weekly wrap-ups….

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 6,000 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 340 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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RRW Weekly Wrap-up (for last week!)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 4, 2015

I haven’t posted a weekly wrap-up for a few weeks, so really wanted to do one on Saturday or Sunday, but just never got to it.

My primary reason for wanting to post one now is that we have so many new readers who may not know how to navigate RRW (you will see instructions below) and because I want to apologize for not answering everyone’s e-mails.  It is just me here (no staff, no interns, just me) and now that I’m getting out to speak to groups and meet new people (and do radio interviews) it is hard to research, write and keep up with correspondence in addition to doing my spring farm chores.

So please accept my apologies for not being the greatest correspondent!

Now to the top three posts last week (top daily posts are in the right hand sidebar) so you can see what interests readers the most:

1) Idaho to get an influx of Syrian refugees beginning in October

2) Our Fact Sheet

3) UN wants the West to take in one million refugees over 5 years; Wilders calls it invitation to Jihadist infiltrators

Top ten countries from which readers arrived at RRW in the last week (excluding the US of course):

Canada

UK

Australia

European Union (don’t know why this is separate from individual EU countries)

South Africa

Germany

Sweden

France

Netherlands

New Zealand

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 6,000 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 337 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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Traveling again…

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 22, 2015

Update April 25th!  I’m back and swamped with e-mails and lots of news to post!  The issue of refugees is exploding as other researchers and writers have caught on. I hope to have some new posts up this morning! 

Not sure if I will get a chance to post.

If you are a new reader just arriving here, we have a great search function and nearly 6,000 posts!  Try typing in your city, state or country and see what we have said about it.  Or, simply type in some topic you believe we may have discussed.  See all of our categories in the left hand side bar.

See especially our ‘Where to find information’ category or ‘Refugee Statistics’ if you are researching what is happening to your town, city or state.

Be back Saturday for sure!

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RRW Monthly round-up for March 2015; Top month ever!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 2, 2015

Thanks to social media expert Kelly, March 2015 is the top month for readers at RRW in our almost 8 years of publishing the only website in the world (that we know of!) focusing specifically on problems with the US Refugee Admissions Program and asylum and refugee problems worldwide.

 

Our highest number of visitors ever was on March 26th during the same week that our facebook page reached over 200,000!

The Top Posts for the month were these (see our Top Daily posts in the right hand sidebar):

1.  Breaking News!  Spartanburg, SC targeted to be colonized as next refugee seed community

2.  Tensions grow in St. Cloud, MN as more Somalis move in with help of Lutherans

3.  Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is responsible for the Somali chaos in St. Cloud

Honorable mention and not far behind is a post every new reader must read!

Ten things your town needs to know when (if!) welcoming refugees for the first time

Top ten countries from which readers arrived this month (excluding the US) are:

Canada

UK

Australia

Germany

European Union

Netherlands

Sweden

South Africa

France

Thailand

For new readers….

Normally, in one of these updates we have a section explaining to new readers how to use RRW and find information, but we’ll let you check out that information at our last weekly update, here, archived at our category entitled ‘blogging,’ here.

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Away message….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 27, 2015

I’ll be out of the fray until Monday.

While I am gone please visit our newly revamped facebook page for some new or recycled information that you may not know.

The page is here where Kelly is doing a fantastic job of getting some important posts out there.  We reached over 150,000 facebook readers this past week!

 

Syria!

As I leave, if you didn’t see it, please have a look at our post on Syria from earlier in the week.  One of the most important things we can do right now is to support Obama’s FBI which testified before Congress in February that we cannot properly screen Muslim Syrians for entry into the US as refugees.

Nevertheless, the resettlement industry has begun a push to persuade Obama (probably won’t take much persuasion) to raise the ceiling for fiscal year 2015 from 70,000 total refugees to 100,000 so as to bring in large numbers of Syrians!

Please visit the post and see what you can do!

Because we won’t do a weekly round-up this week (where we usually post this information), below is for the many new readers arriving here (thanks to facebook visitors!) who would like to learn how to navigate RRW.

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 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 330 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!

Because we screen comments, yours won’t appear until we are back in business on Monday.

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RRW weekly round-up for week ending March 21st; best day ever last week!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 21, 2015

We haven’t posted a round-up for a few weeks because we have been busy, but so has RRW.  Last week we set our biggest one day record with our post on Spartanburg, SC.  That post was clicked on by over 20,000 readers which we think is great for a small narrowly-focused blog like this one.

We hope a number of you let Rep. Trey Gowdy (chairman of the House subcommittee responsible for the refugee program) know how you feel!

This week Spartanburg still tops the list of most-read posts for the week.  See our daily top posts in the right hand sidebar.

Top three posts for the week are:

1) Breaking News: Spartanburg, South Carolina targeted to be colonized as next refugee ‘seed’ community

2) A reader from Malta gives us a look at what the illegal aliens are doing to the tiny island nation

3) Our fact sheet

Top countries (besides the US) from which readers came to visit RRW:

Canada

UK

Australia

Thailand

Germany

European Union (still don’t know why this is here when we have individual country stats)

Netherlands

India

France

Ireland

As we mentioned previously, 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 continue 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 330 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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Going away….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 13, 2015

We will be missing a lot of news over the next couple of days just at a time when the refugee resettlement issue is heating up.

I’m going here and won’t have the time to post, but will be working to continue to spread the word.  Since your comments are screened, sorry it will be Sunday before I can get to them.

In the meantime, please take the time to explore Refugee Resettlement Watch.

If you are a new reader (or a regular) you might want to visit the last weekly report for instructions on how to find useful information among our over 6,000 posts.

Also, see especially the Top Posts in the right hand sidebar to learn which stories are attracting the most readers at the moment.  By many thousands, our post on Spartanburg, SC broke all records.  Thanks to all who sent it around!  Don’t miss Ten things your town needs to know!’

Be back Sunday!

P.S.  For all of you getting too many e-mails from RRW (via wordpress), you will get a little break this weekend!

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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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