Refugee Resettlement Watch

Archive for the ‘blogging’ Category

RRW weekly roundup for week ending February 3, 2017

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 5, 2017

Another exciting week with Donald Trump in the White House! Never a dull moment! Right!

And, welcome to all of you new subscribers this past week!

At the end of each week (most weeks) I report on what the Top Three most-read posts of the previous week were so everyone can see what interested readers here in the US and in over 100 countries worldwide!

screenshot-249

Besides educating yourselves here at RRW, the most important thing you can do is to let Donald Trump know that you have his back. We must make sure he knows we want the Refugee Admissions Program trashed or reformed. There will never be a time like this again for a very long time, if ever. See what else you can do here: https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/comment-worth-noting-what-one-reader-said-to-president-trump/

But, first big apologies for my very outdated Fact Sheet in the header above. I know many of you clicked on it this week. I just don’t have time to keep it up, plus I have a hard time motivating myself when there is so much more interesting stuff to write about each day.

You might want to try the Frequently Asked Questions which leads you to some other places where you can find information.

See also recent monthly round-ups for instructions on getting the most out of RRW (at the end of both the October roundup, here, and at the end of the November roundup, here.)

I’ve been writing RRW since the summer of 2007, so there is a lot of information here (over 8,000 posts).  I recommend that you just follow along for awhile and eventually you will catch up. I do try very hard to link back to older posts in each article I write. Also, you might want to try the search window (upper left hand column). It is pretty good.  If you are really new to the issue, start with typing in your state and see if I’ve written about it over the years.

Enough of that.  Here are the Top Three Posts of the week ending on Friday, February 3rd (top daily posts are in the right hand side bar):

Repost: US Cases of refugees arrested or convicted on terror charges, and other heinous crimes

Aberdeen, SD: Somali refugee found guilty of sexual assault in December is supposed to be sentenced today

Open borders left, refugee contractors plan days of action

If you are on twitter maybe you saw some of those criminals whose mugshots I tweeted from that #1 post above. I did individual tweets in a series one evening and had hundreds of thousands of impressions that night! I am @RefugeeWatcher if you would like to follow me.

Posted in blogging, Refugee Resettlement Program, Trump Watch! | Tagged: | 2 Comments »

RRW Weekly roundup for week ending January 27, 2017

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 29, 2017

It has been a big week here at RRW!

screenshot-207

Just last Monday the ORR published the 2015 report to Congress. These reports are treasure troves of information. Serious students of the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program should have a look: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/orr/resource/office-of-refugee-resettlement-annual-report-to-congress-2015

This weekly roundup ended on Friday, the 27th before the big news hit the fan Friday evening.

Knowledge is power!

I was pleasantly surprised to see that two (out of the top three posts of the week) were widely read because it means that you were more interested in educating yourselves last week than in the hot juicy news coming out of Washington.

That is good, that you are so interested in continuing to educate yourselves (in pockets of resistance!), because it sure looks like there is no time to rest now.

For all of you new readers (and there have been thousands in the last few days, many from around the world), I try every week to get something posted on which posts interested readers the most in the previous week.

So here are the Top Three for the week ending on Friday.  (Top daily posts are in the right hand side bar):

Is there a Refugee placement office in your town? Updated list available

Breaking news! Reuters is reporting that President Trump will sign executive orders on refugees tomorrow

“New site development guide” for those attempting to make your town a new refugee resettlement site

For new readers:

See recent monthly round-ups for instructions on getting the most out of RRW (at the end of both the October roundup, here, and at the end of the November roundup, here.)

A word about comments….

I don’t post any comments with foul language, threats of violence, or comments that are personal attacks on other commenters. I am also sick to death with comments about the Jews/Israel being responsible for every problem in the world, so don’t bother sending those.

As I have said repeatedly, for nearly ten years, I have no obligation to be LOL! ‘fair and balanced,’ I try to be as factually accurate as I can, but I am a blogger!  I have a point of view.

If you don’t like what I am saying and you feel strongly about an issue or several issues, write your own blog on your own time! I do this on my time, no one pays me, and so this is my time, my charitable work! If you don’t like what I say, don’t read RRW!

One more thing! I have been a supporter of Donald Trump from the beginning. I never had another candidate. But, that does not mean I won’t criticize him and his administration when I don’t like what they are doing (like that Australia deal if Reuters is being accurate).   You know the other side is going to attempt to pull him in their political direction so there must necessarily be a counter pressure from us.

Thanks to long time readers for all of your kind words. I apologize for not always responding!

Update! Oopsy, put the wrong year in the title, corrected now!

Posted in blogging, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: | 3 Comments »

Weekly round-up for week ending January 13, 2017

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 15, 2017

I’m going to make this a quick post because I have too much other important news to write about.

Before I get to the three top posts of the week, I want to talk about facebook.  Truthfully, I never really got into it and so I’m not very savvy about using it and I don’t have enough hours in the day to answer your many comments and inquiries  at my Refugee Resettlement Watch facebook page here.  (Remember it is just me here, this is not an organization and I have no staff).

marching-men

This is my logo at RRW’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeInfoResource/

I haven’t posted everything I write at that facebook page, but I think I will from now on.  At this point in time, the page has 37,000 likes and a friend posts some additional news items on it.

I believe you can go there and follow me there.

As for my ‘friends,’ I get many requests every day and I will try harder to add you, but I don’t post much on my personal timeline anyway, I post at the page!

And, as I have said many times, I am on twitter (@refugeewatcher) and I tweet often (average around 8 tweets a day).  I place every post I write on twitter plus many other related news items every day (some that you send me, but that I have no time to post on the blog itself).

You can see both my twitter feed in the right hand column here and my facebook page in the left hand column right here on RRW.

Enough of that!

Here are the Top Three Posts of the last week:

Aberdeen update: Efforts abound in South Dakota to keep citizens in the dark about refugees

Rochester, NY: Confirmation that the US State Department has packed the pipeline with refugees in advance of Trump

HUGE! Food stamp fraud bust in Baltimore, check out the names, see a pattern?

For more weekly, monthly and annual round-ups go here.

For new readers:  See recent monthly round-ups for instructions on getting the most out of RRW (at the end of both the October roundup, here, and at the end of the November roundup, here.)

Yippee! This time next week, we will have a new America!

Posted in blogging, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

Annual RRW round-up for 2016

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Just short of 2 million views were recorded at Refugee Resettlement Watch this past year—only a tiny number less than our top year so far (2015) when the refugee issue broke through and became a major political issue widely discussed in government circles and around kitchen tables (just as I am writing this, Fox News is doing a refugee segment based on a recent Breitbart story).  That is not a lot of viewers by big blog standards, but for a single issue blog, I’m thrilled by those numbers.

my-book-cover

Purchase of my booklet benefits a national security organization.

In July of 2017, Refugee Resettlement Watch turns ten!  In our first full year, 2008, we had just short of 200,000 views and the numbers have grown ever since. The largest number of our readers arrive simply through search engines, followed by facebook and twitter users who send around our posts.

To date we have written 8,143 posts (I’ll give you the top three for the year shortly).

I checked my first youtube video yesterday for the first time in a long time and see that it has 2,651,000+ views.  And, I had a look at Amazon to get some information about my little book.

Wow! I have never looked at the reviews and now see that there are 117 of them.  Only 9 are critical.  So thanks to all who took time to give a thumbs-up to ‘Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America.

This will make you laugh! Amazon placed this comment in the 9 critical ones:

3.0 out of 5 stars Good little book
ByChelsea M.on July 10, 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
Good little book! Glad the author gave information such as this – more people should care. Only gave a 3 because it made me mad – the book deserves a 5.

screenshot-55

The highlight of my year was the summer roadtrip I made where I met so many of you, some for the first time! I put 6,000 miles on my car over 30 days. Thanks to all who welcomed me and took time to tell me about what is happening in your communities and what you are doing about it.

Another highlight of 2016 was receiving this coveted award from the Southern Poverty Law Center.  What the SPLC doesn’t get is that by listing me in this esteemed group, they actually further encourage me to keep doing what I am doing!

Drum roll for the Top Three Posts of 2016!

Amarillo, TX being destroyed by refugee overload

Brussels is coming to a town near you! Time for a moratorium on Muslim migration to America!

HUGE! Food stamp fraud bust in Baltimore, check out the names, see a pattern?

On this third top post of last year….

For years I followed food stamp fraud (trafficking) stories (like this one), but because the refugee issue was exploding, I had to necessarily curtail my interest in this HUGE form of fraud on American taxpayers. We aren’t talking about the little fraud involving purchasing items not allowed in the SNAP program, but huge multi-million dollar food stamp fraud called trafficking mostly at immigrant owned/managed convenience stores.  I cannot understand why no reporters are interested in what could be Pulitzer Prize worthy investigative work (assuming the PP went to politically incorrect journalism!).  To date, to my knowledge, no real journalist has taken on this major scam on America!

If anyone wants to get a start, type ‘food stamp fraud’ in to RRW’s search window and get some background on trafficking.

Next, here are the Top Ten Countries from which readers arrived at RRW in 2016 (excluding the US of course):

Canada

UK

Australia

Germany

South Africa

France

Norway

Netherlands

India

Sweden

For new readers:  See recent monthly round-ups for instructions on getting the most out of RRW (at the end of both the October roundup, here, and at the end of the November roundup, here.)

More comments from me on commenting….

Always looking for a way to find more time to research and write (and have a life!), I’m making a change in how I handle your comments. I’ve always moderated comments and excluded ones that include foul language, ad hominem attacks against other commenters, and threats of violence, but I am going to further limit them.

First, not wanting to sound too unkind, but RRW is written by me alone and as most blogs do, it reflects the blogger’s political views (in other words my political views).  Although I am happy that so many people want to hear what I have to report, I don’t make a living at this. This is a labor of love and I am not paid for my work by anyone. Notice I have no ads here at RRW, so traffic is not an issue for me. If you don’t like my views, don’t visit!

A prime example of the point I am making is about Israel and Jews. I have said this before and I guess I may have to keep repeating it!  I am a supporter of the state of Israel and I don’t believe there is a Jewish conspiracy to change AmericaIt is my opinion that it is progressive political ideology that is attempting to change America by changing the people.  Progressives come from all major religious groups and includes those with no religious beliefs as well.  So, I have not been, and am not going to, post any comments about a Jewish conspiracy.

RRW isn’t a forum for you to write a blog within my blog.  How about creating your own blog!

Increasingly, so many of you are sending many links in each comment and often the comment does not relate in any way to the post where the comment has been placed. I can’t look at all your links and still find time to write and research.

So (starting today) I am asking you to limit comments (you can disagree with what I have said, with the above exception) to about 150 words and to include only one or two links.  If you have something longer to say, write to me at RefugeeWatcher@gmail.com and ask me to consider your longer piece as a guest post.

I’ll try harder to check that e-mail address if you promise to not send me e-mails all day long on every subject under the sun! (I have no staff, no interns!)  I too am interested in many issues, but there is not enough time in the day. I’m a firm believer in focusing on one or two issues in order to accomplish something. I don’t think being the most well-read person on the internet accomplishes much!

Enough!  Again Happy New Year (and sorry to sound so mean and opinionated, but I want to not burn out!)!

P.S. This is no time to sit back, or burn out! Keep the pressure on Donald Trump to do what he promised during his Presidential campaign!

Posted in blogging, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: | 7 Comments »

Weekly round-up for week ending December 23, 2016

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 24, 2016

Note: As I began writing this post, Firefox appears to be blocking access to RRW.  I don’t know what is up with that, so I’ve switched to Chrome for now….let me know if you are having problems too!

I debated whether to post this photo—I’ll call it the photo of the week—but decided to do it because there is no sense sugar-coating where the western world is this Christmas.

In the wake of the Berlin Islamic terror attack…..

 

german-nativity

Posted at Drudge a day ago….

 

Here are our Top Three Posts of the week (top daily most popular posts are in the right hand side bar):

Somalis pouring in to US in first 10 weeks of the fiscal year, could be biggest year ever for Somalis

What the hell! Somali American goes HOME for visit to Somalia!

Austin, TX mayor works with White House to welcome Syrians against official state position

For new readers, I have a good summary of how to use RRW and find information at the end of both the October roundup, here, and at the end of the November roundup, here.

And, many thanks to everyone who has suggested that I might be useful to the Trump team. I am flattered, but there are several good people I know who hope to be placed in agencies involving refugee resettlement in the Trump Administration, so let’s hope the Trump Transition Team has the good sense to hire them!

As for me, who would write RRW if I was busy in DC battling bureaucrats every day? And, besides, I need to be right here, not only informing you, but ready and willing to keep Donald Trump and his people honest if they stray from Trump’s campaign promises on immigration!

Merry Christmas! 

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, blogging, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: | 10 Comments »

Weekly round-up for week ending December 16, 2016

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 19, 2016

rrw-logo-1I should have written this over the weekend, so am now trying to get it done before I head off to jury duty today.  By the way, if you missed it over the weekend be sure to see my exchange with ‘Jake the fake‘ posted on Saturday.  And, on a more serious note see where thousands of Syrians have been placed in the first ten weeks of fiscal year 2017, here.

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

Honeymoon over in Canada for many of Trudeau’s 35,000! Syrian refugees who can’t find work

Ten US cases of refugee Islamic terror arrests/convictions

Which refugees have gone to Missoula, Montana’s new resettlement office?

Those Montanans must really have been sending the news far and wide for that third post to make the top posts of the week!

For new readers, I have a good summary of how to use RRW and find information at the end of both the October roundup, here, and at the end of the November roundup, here.

Posted in blogging, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

Beware of fake news and those trying to feed fake news!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 17, 2016

Admittedly I get all sorts of strange e-mails, but this series of e-mails is the most interesting, informative and amusing I’ve ever gotten.

fake-news-alert

We all, especially bloggers, need to be on the lookout for fake news. Was Jake a fake? Other than trying to get me to publish fake news, what else might he have been doing in this e-mail thread?

It began with an e-mail on December 1 from someone identifying himself as ‘Jake.’

Below is a chronological report on our e-mail conversation. I am taking out all references to numbers, ethnic groups and locations so that Jake (or his friends) can’t turn around and say I am promoting fake news.

Read this and tell me what you think!

Jake:

Hello,

My company is looking to provide jobs and housing for up to _____ (6-figure number) _____ (Muslim ethnic group) refugees in ____ and ____ (states). We are going to help them gain residence and resettle in the US so they can start a new life here. Can you point me in the right direction so that I may get in touch with the management of the refugee camps in _____and _____ (countries)? We have purchased two properties adjacent to our office park and manufacturing plants and based on early estimates we should be able to provide decent housing for at least ____(6-figure) people. Please if you can point me in the right direction as we are hoping to have these refugees resettled and getting their lives back together within ___ years. Our ultimate goal is the help them resettle in the area as seamlessly as possible.

Me:

Hi Jake, forgive me, but is this a joke? LOL! Tis the season of fake news after all….look forward to hearing from you if you are serious!

Jake:

Hi Anne,

I’m not sure what would be a joke about it but yes we would like to help as many as we can. Please let me know if you have any information for me.

Thank you,

Jake

Me:

Call me.

Jake:

Anne,

I’m currently overseas and have not had great luck with phone service where I am. I wanted to find out if you had information on the management for some of these refugee camps so we can talk to them about our resettlement program. Our goal is to provide____ (5-figure) well paying jobs and housing to families totaling up to ____(5-figure) people.

Me (going along but noting a big discrepancy in the numbers he first gave me):

Hi again, Your numbers have changed somewhat. Tell me more about what you have in mind and if you have been in touch with the US State Department about your plans? What sort of jobs are you envisioning?

When do you return to the US?

Jake (highlighting mine):

____ (6-figure number) is correct, ____ (5-figure number) was a typo. We have manufacturing plants and office parks in___ and ___ (states). We would provide training and jobs rang from manufacturing, groundskeeping, to office work depending on the needs and skills, as well as our national and international frieght network. Because of the specialized nature of our work we have been able to streamline the immigration process to gain residence at a much faster pace than is normally provided for refugees. By providing specialized work we can not only ensure that our company has skilled workers for decades to come, we can also bypass the slow relocation process. That is the glory of working with a large company. Right now we have the capacity to fill ____ (five figure) jobs and provide housing for ____ (6-figure numbers, but not the same numbers) people. The most important next step in the processes is to reach out to refugee camps and _____ (Muslim ethnic group) communities so that we can begin the immigration process in the smoothest way possible. Do you have some contact details for me? I think this is a wonderful opportunity to save lives while making the US more diverse. I also feel personally that we need a lot more cultural diversity in the US because the barbaric White/Christian leadership is just so destructive on a global level. As our nation is a melting pot, a refuge for refugees, I hope to see our leadership represented in similar numbers.  [I hope you are having a good chuckle by now, it gets better, keep reading!—ed]

Me:

Can you tell me why you feel the ____(ethnic group Jake named) are the best choice for your purpose? No matter which LEGAL immigration program you go through, you still must go through the US State Department, something you would not have to do if you chose out-of-work Americans (of any color), plus they already speak English.

Maybe if you described the actual work, I might be able to make some suggestions.

Thanks, look forward to hearing more!

Ann

p.s. when do you plan to be back in the US so we can have a phone conversation?

Jake:

_____(ethnic group) need our help, isn’t your website an advocacy group for refugees including the ____(ethnic group)? I thought you’d be the best person to talk to. I’ve honestly never met an American who was facing genocide, If an American is out of work they probably need to look harder. I’ve also found that immigrants have a better work ethic. Please let me know if you have the contact info I’m looking for. We build medical equipment, specifically MRI, Dental lasers, x-ray, and sample storage units.

 Me (we are now at December 6th):

Jake, let’s be honest, I don’t know what your game is. And who are you?

For someone supposedly wanting to get ____ (6-figure number) of refugees in to the US quickly, you know so little about the immigration process in America that I can’t believe any company has employed you to get the job done. And, that you would write to a blogger for information that bloggers are not privy to—information about who to contact in refugee camps in Asia—strikes me as incredibly naive (if that is what it is).

Tell you what, if you give me the name of your company (LOL! is it the SPLC?), I will believe you. (I told him I planned to write about his inquiry)

Jake:

Wow, clearly your website is a fraud. You have no interest in helping refugees resettle in the US. That is pretty pathetic of you to have a supposed watchdog website for the benefit of refugees but ultimately have no interest in actually helping anyone, it’s just for show. I have written about 6 emails to you and you have not offered a single piece of useful information. We have offered jobs to immigrants for decades and the immigration process is handled by our legal office. I do not need sit here and waste me time speaking with a “blogger” if all you will do is ask me questions instead of being useful. From the brief look I had of your site, it seemed that you actually knew something about the situation in ____(country), but I guess that was false. If you can point me in the right direction so that I may get in touch with some camps, please do. If you are unable to provide this then please stop wasting my time. It seems there are two kind of people in this world, people who actually work to help others, and those who just blog about it….

Me:

“I do not need sit here and waste me time speaking with a “blogger” if all you will do is ask me questions instead of being useful.” [quoting Jake—ed]

Wow! Just wow! I’m wasting your time? You first e-mailed me hoping I would bite on some fake news. Sorry to disappoint you! Come on who do you really work for? No businessman looking to import immigrant labor would sound so dumb! (not to mention have such poor writing skills!) and contact a blogger for advice! Did you ever hear of the US State Department and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees?

Look forward to more e-mails from you!

Jake and his final salvo (or I think it is) on December 13th:

I’m actually dyslexic but do quite alright at my job and the pay is more than I will ever need. I don’t know what fake news you are talking about but you are a disgrace of a human being if you would use refugees to push a blog about helping refugees but have no interest in actually taking action. The fact that you are profiting by pretending to help others makes you not only a fraud, but also a joke. It’s ok, we have been put in touch with the management for two camps and will be beginning the immigration process shorty. I cannot tell you how disgusted I am that you would attempt to profit from the suffering of people. If there is any justice in the world you will also feel the pain and suffering these people experience. I have been to every corner of the world with my work and I promise you that if there is one group of people who deserve to live in refugee camps and face persecution it’s the average American white trash like you who has no concept of the world around them outside of their bubble of ignorance.

Good day, if you believe in God I hope that he has mercy on you. You are a disgrace and it’s artificial people like you who are the reason our country will fall.

Anyone want to hazard a guess about what Jake was up to all along? Was he trying to get me to report a fake news story? Write a derogatory e-mail to him? Trump derangement syndrome? Or, what?  Look forward to hearing what you think (no expletives or threats please!)!

Posted in blogging, Laugh of the day!, Refugee Resettlement Program | 41 Comments »

RRW weekly round-up for week ending December 2, 2016

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 11, 2016

A couple of things before I give you the top three most-read posts of the week:

If you subscribe to RRW, are you getting your e-mail notices in a timely fashion?  That would be usually within minutes of my posting.  Of course you don’t know exactly when I posted, but if you get an e-mail and see that I actually posted that news the day before, then something is wrong.

For example this post I wrote entitled: ‘Comment worth noting: We aid and abet ISIS when we don’t tell the truth about Islam‘ arrived in my e-mail inbox a day after I posted it.  As I have said before, I don’t control those e-mails to subscribers, wordpress does.  The fact that it was sent out a day late made me wonder if someone somewhere is screening certain topics.  It could even be my e-mail server.  So, just wondering if you are seeing that either with RRW or some other blog not in favor with the PC police.

screenshot-80

This is one of my tweets this morning. There is so much news I could hardly post on all of it. So see my tweets in the right hand side bar here at RRW, or better still follow me at twitter. Every post I write is tweeted and it might be a better way to see what I am writing about than subscribing to the blog.

And, another word about comments. I do screen them so please don’t get carried away. I know you are ticked-off, but you can be angry without threats or foul language.  Also, I wouldn’t recommend signing your comments with your full name and town because who knows who is reading RRW.  So, if you’ve wondered about the fact that you did use your name and town (and sometimes phone #) and it doesn’t appear, I have taken the liberty of removing it!

Fake news alert!  Someone wrote to me in the last week and I am sure it was an attempt to get me to fall for fake news.  I am planning to write about it if I get a few extra minutes. He/she was pretty humorously ham-handed.  So, do keep an eye out for Lefties/Open borders types attempting to lure you in to a trap (some are pretty unhinged since Trump won the presidential election) especially if you are blogging yourself.

Excused absence!  I have jury duty starting tomorrow. Not sure yet how much of my time that will be eating up, but alas it is our duty. I don’t expect to be chosen to actually sit on a jury, but I do have to report for the next month.

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

First two months of FY2017, Somali ‘refugees’ entering US at highest rate ever!

At least four (more!) reasons SC Governor Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador makes me nervous

Ohio Somali slasher family’s lawyer says family scared by Trump

For new readers, go to this October roundup and scroll down for instructions.   In addition to twitter (@refugeewatcher), RRW does have a facebook page, here.

And, as always, thanks so much for your donations. It isn’t necessary, but appreciated as a vote of confidence for my work.

Posted in blogging, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: | 8 Comments »

RRW Monthly round-up for November 2016

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 1, 2016

marching-men

For those of you who love facebook. We do have a facebook page where I post maybe once or twice a day and a colleague occasionally posts some related news. It has over 35,000 likes and you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeInfoResource

What a month! We have much to be thankful for!

As regular readers know, I try to report weekly and sometimes monthly about what posts readers found most interesting (interesting enough to spread far and wide), what countries our readers are coming from, and give new readers tips on finding stuff here at RRW which in 2017 will be TEN years old.

I’m going to give you first the Top Three Most Read Posts of the Month, then the countries as I usually do, then I want to talk about a few things regarding subscriptions and comments which you can read or not read! (Top daily posts are in the right hand side bar)

By the way, when there is a terrorist attack by a Muslim migrant our numbers boom, but since the Ohio Somali Slasher attack happened so late in the month it won’t show up in the top three this month.

This is the only post I plan to write today, unless some news earthquake happens regarding the Refugee Program later in the day.

Top Three Posts for the month of November 2016:

Heads up Poughkeepsie, New York: ‘Christian’ charity to bring you Syrian Muslims likely before January 2017

Donald Trump, please try to stop this now! We are about to take 1,800 failed asylum seekers that Australia has rejected

SC Governor Nikki Haley should not be Secretary of State

On the third top post, you know by now that Haley will be UN Ambassador which I don’t think bodes well for severing any ties with the UN or reducing the refugee flow. We will see!

Here, in descending order, are the Top Ten Countries (excluding the US) from which readers arrived at RRW:

Canada

UK

Australia

Germany

Norway

South Africa

India

France

Netherlands

Malaysia

I think this is the first time Malaysia is in the Top Ten. You should know we are processing large numbers of refugees destined for your towns through Malaysia (a Muslim country).

About comments, subscriptions and keeping up with the news on refugees:

On comments, as mentioned previously, because I screen all comments and I’m not always at the computer, sometimes your comments don’t get posted promptly. Additionally my rule has always been: no talk of violence, no foul language and no personal ad hominem attacks on other commenters.  But, I want to talk about something else, please don’t write a book with loads and loads of links because I can’t always check all of  your links. Frankly I would rather be researching and writing more news with my limited time.

And, let me be clear, I am a supporter of the nation of Israel and since I don’t have to be fair and balanced (heck, a blog like this is by definition, a representation of my views), I am not posting harangues against Israel or Jews in general. The Refugee Program is not a Jewish conspiracy on America, but increasingly I am getting comments along those lines which I have no intention of posting.

On subscriptions, I’m increasingly hearing that some of you have trouble subscribing, or that you do subscribe and eventually don’t get the e-mail notifications.  There is nothing I can do about this because this is something WordPress does automatically. I contacted them and was told it might have to do with your settings and your spam settings, but frankly it is gobbledygook to me.  I recommend you simply visit RRW directly every day or so and see what is new by scrolling back through the previous days.  While you are here, use some of the other features on this page (like the twitter feed in the right hand side bar)!

On keeping up with the news on this issue, honestly there is way too much happening and it is hard for me to keep up too! When I can’t write about everything breaking every day, I rely on twitter to get it out to you (I am lousy at facebook).  So, I highly recommend twitter as a way to keep up with all breaking news. Assuming you are a news junkie, if you follow certain key people when you get up in the morning or during the day, you will have news faster than even Drudge provides, or certainly faster than Fox News or other cable news. I am @refugeewatcher with over 5,600 followers at the moment.

Apologies to all for not being able to see and respond to all of your e-mails (I’m working on that today).  And, I do appreciate your donations and I need to get to work on more thank you notes too!

For new readers who want to know how to use RRW, and so as not to make this post any longer, I’m directing you to the new readers section of my October round-up, here.

Thank you for continuing to read RRW and for your work to educate your communities on the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program.

Posted in blogging, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: | 5 Comments »

News roundup: what you might have missed over the holiday weekend

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 28, 2016

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving 2016 with family and friends and are now rested and ready to continue the revolution to make America great again!

shutterstock_136997168

While you were away, I posted what I think are very important stories, and because I want to be sure you got them all (some of you reported that you didn’t get my post on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (9/11 mastermind) telling interrogators that the Islamists plan to take over America by immigration and out-breeding us), I’m listing here a series of posts I wrote since the day you got in the car (or on a plane) to head to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving!

Grassley and Goodlatte blast Obama Admin on secret Australian ‘refugee’ deal

Not good: Nikki Haley to be Trump Ambassador to United Nations

Australian press thinks its unlikely US will take rejected ‘refugees’ off their hands

9/11 Mastermind says the goal of Al-Qaeda is to takeover America through immigration

Trump has power to stop refugee flow, will he also slow flow of our $$$ to UN?

Maine immigration lawyer: we are too old and too white!

Migrants looking for economic opportunity and running from gangs/violence are NOT refugees

We should all be Geert Wilders, use your free speech while you have it!

German court: Syrian ‘refugees’ may not be refugees by definition

Lancaster County, PA refugee economic study is misleading

Students at William and Mary pushing for refugee resettlement for Williamsburg, VA

Turkey threatens to unleash millions of Syrian Muslims on Europe (again)

Cut the crap! Australia ‘refugee’ deal is about the Australian public not wanting any more Muslim migrants

Sorry (to those of you who look for it), I didn’t get around to a weekly round-up of top posts again this past week, but will do a round-up for the month of November later this week. By the way, if you haven’t noticed there is a right hand sidebar here at RRW entitled Top Posts where the posts being most read over the last day or so are listed. There is a really old post about the Clintons and Podesta trending for some reason.

Posted in blogging, News Round-up, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

 
%d bloggers like this: