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Top posts for the last week, home at last!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 21, 2016

I’m home!  Got home last Sunday after putting 6,208 miles on my car. Traveled through 20 states and stopped in 13 of them for meetings in 21 different cities over 30 days!  I’ll report over time as I post related news stories that will now be more informed by what I saw and heard.

Thanks to all who spent so much time with me.  Perhaps the biggest revelation was to learn that there are so many of you concerned and working hard to save your towns and cities from being completely transformed!

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I’m repeating a message from an earlier post this week.

Although during my travels, I focused primarily on what you are doing locally and how you have to begin to wrest control of your local governments from the Open Borders advocates who seem to have captured your towns on behalf of the moneyed interests looking for cheap labor, I came home to the news about a demonstration in Washington next Sunday that is clearly the opening salvo in Obama’s last big propaganda event at the UN in September to dramatically increase the number of refugees  who enter the US in fiscal year 2017 (begins on October 1 of this year). So, I realized that we have to deal with the pressing calendar issues first.

We know what Obama wants and as a lame duck there isn’t much we can do about him. However, DO NOT FORGET there is only one entity that can stop his plan for next year and that is Congress because they can choose to NOT FUND what he wants.

I know, I know, they have been a terrible disappointment, but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored or be let off the hook!  In fact, everything you do in the weeks ahead, in addition to working to defeat Hillary, is to (sorry to be so graphic) put the screws to your Member of Congress and your US Senators.  They must be fully aware that they are the responsible party here.

By the way, in one stop I made on RRW’s road trip, I heard that the Member of Congress representing the area was sending the grassroots folks on a wild goose chase to confront their state legislative representatives.  That is important because you must make political noise at all levels of government, but it is the Members of Congress who will say yes or no to Obama this fall and they are all up for election now!

Enough of that, let’s talk about the Three Top (most read) Posts of the last week (top daily posts are in the right hand side bar).

Regarding the first one here (below), this is what you should do in light of what I’ve said above.  Make sure that your Washington reps (your Congressman and two US Senators) are sent the article that appeared in the paper about the heated meeting in Aberdeen.

When you send it (more than one of you should send it!), with a cover note that tells your reps in Washington exactly what you think about it and ask them to take some action.  For example, ask them to get you a copy of the R & P Abstract for FY2017 for Aberdeen.  If there isn’t one yet, tell them to get you any Abstracts for South Dakota for FY17!  In other words, make them work and answer you! I’ll bet a buck that they have no clue that this document exists!  LOL! Even if you have it already, ask anyway and educate them about the plans for their state for next year.

If they don’t respond within a week, call the office (call all offices, Washington and the local office) and ask to speak to any staffer who knows anything about the refugee program in the state. Bug them politely, but firmly!

Top Three Posts for the week ending yesterday, August 20th, are:

Aberdeen, SD citizens hear from expert on refugee program, ‘news’ story shows bias

Polls: Most Americans do not want Obama to bring in Syrians and distribute them around the US

Obama looking to ‘welcome’ 213,000 humanitarian arrivals in FY17 with $2.2 billion budget

Some miscellaneous information:

All of you should consider opening a twitter account.  You don’t have to tweet, but honestly once you follow certain people you can get the hottest news all day (almost better than by following Drudge).  I just yesterday passed the 4,000 followers mark which isn’t much compared to real twitter masters, but it is one important way for me to get refugee news out that I can’t find time to post here at RRW.  I am @RefugeeWatcher.

We have a facebook page too, here, with 27,000 ‘likes’ where a friend helps keep it going!

And thanks so much to all who have donated to RRW.  I’m working on getting thank you notes out!

I just want my critics to know that I don’t work for anyone or any dark and dastardly entity. My driving force is that I believe with all my heart that citizens have a right to know what Washington is planning for their communities!  And, once informed they have a right to speak up without being denigrated and silenced.

Previous weekly and monthly round-ups are archived here.

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Top posts for the last week, and road trip news

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 5, 2016

shutterstock_269296442I can hardly believe it! I have been on the road for 3 weeks today, have made stops in 8 states and have put over 4,000 miles on my car!  In nine more days I’ll be home in Maryland.

The trip to see some refugee overloaded towns (and some proposed resettlement sites) has been beyond my wildest expectations in terms of confirming things I already suspected and for learning some new things as well.

 

I haven’t figured out yet how best to report, but here are a few impressions (broad generalizations!):

 

  • Refugee resettlement is largely being driven by money! In most places where refugees are deeply entrenched they were directed to a particular site by some industry looking for cheap legal labor.
  • Very often local elected officials are in on it because they too are looking for financial rewards.
  • Those local officials who object are left pretty much in the dark (they don’t know about R & P Abstracts or stakeholder meetings).
  • We have some great activists investigating, comparing notes and becoming ‘community organizers.’
  • Those promoting refugee resettlement have basically two weapons: the first is secrecy in the way they operate. The other weapon they have is that they hide under the white hat of humanitarianism and blast any opposition as racist, haters and just plain mean-spirited.
  • There is fear among people in some of these communities (besides fear of being called racists)—fear for their safety and fear for their children and grandchildren.
  • And, finally one other common thread in many places I visited is that neighborhoods are being changed as Muslims buy up property and put mosques in suburban neighborhoods.

Now to the top three most-read posts of the last week:

Lowell, Massachusetts: Alleged sexual assault by Syrian refugee puts refugee program in the spotlight

Calls for Angela Merkel to step down at huge demonstrations across Germany yesterday

Lobbying arm for refugee resettlement contractors wants US to take 200,000 refugees in FY2017

By the way, top daily posts (those trending are in the right hand side bar).

For new readers! 

I had planned to list some resources here at RRW for those of you visiting for the first time, but I am now out of time because I will be hitting the road again this morning.

If you are new here, visit my FAQs (frequently asked questions) above on the header. Click here. There are important links there to help you figure out what is happening near you. See especially ‘Ten things your town needs to know’ here.

Also, be sure to use the search window! Type in a few key words (start with the name of your state) to see if we’ve previously reported on things where you live.  For past weekly and monthly reports go here.

Apologies as always!  I don’t want you to think I am rude, but I can’t answer all the e-mails I receive!

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Top Posts for the last week; road trip review (so far!)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 24, 2016

rrw-logo-1Oh gosh, where do I begin to tell you about Refugee Resettlement Watch‘s road trip.  My head is spinning with all I’ve heard and seen and it would take me hours to tell you.

First, though, below are the top three posts of the week.  Sorry I haven’t written much, but between driving and meeting, I’m finding little time for the computer.  By the way, I am now 1,500 miles from home and am taking the day off. I got a beautiful hotel room at a bargain price and can spend all day here just catching up. (The room has a long counter-like work station and I am spread out!).

The number one post here surpasses the others by a huge margin:

Twin Falls elected officials getting blow back in rape case; they are NOT the victims

Our fact sheet***

Refugee news roundup! Trump is the only hope for America on most important issue—immigration

 

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Road Trip News!

Because mostly I don’t know where to begin in sorting through what I’ve learned and seen in the last week, I’m going to give you my general impressions (and am not going to give out any names of patriots working in these areas, except for Congressional candidate AJ Kern).

First, if all of you could see Toledo, Ohio and Dearborn, Michigan, you would be shocked.

Obviously both are struggling, grimy places where more refugees are being placed by the US State Department.  The feds and their contractors are setting up more refugees to fail by placing them in the dilapidated towns.  It seems that there are mosques every few blocks and in Dearborn the storefront signs are in Arabic.  I’m told the first Arabs were brought to Dearborn by the Ford Motor Company looking for laborers (a recurring theme in my travels).

Any ideas you have about this program being one of compassion and humanitarian concern for the downtrodden must be wiped out of your heads! The refugee program is about changing America and about MONEY and labor!

Most disturbing in this part of Michigan is that Arabs are spreading out throughout the nicer counties nearby and buying up properties and homes in mid to upper class neighborhoods (and building mosques).

There are some great people working to save Michigan against great odds and I thank them profusely for several days of tours and briefings by those who are living it.

Create a blog or website! Information is power!

For a model on what you should do where you live (I am going to hound you all to do this)—get a website or blog on which to post all of your research and news so that others in your state can learn from you and know that they are not aloneSecure Michigan is a great example of what you should be doing!

Also, some of you must begin running for local elected office because almost everywhere I’ve been local elected officials are in the tank for more immigrant labor to be brought in to your communities mostly driven by the ‘leaders’ of the local Chamber of Commerce!

As I reported earlier this past week, I stopped in Janesville, Wisconsin to give a little help to the Paul Nehlen campaign. Nehlen, as you know, is attempting to unseat Speaker Paul Ryan and I wanted to tell citizens there that Ryan is a long-time backer of the Refugee Admissions Program and did nothing last fall to help slow the flow of Syrians now entering the US at an accelerated pace.  If he and Hillary are running Washington next year we are finished!

And, then ‘oh my gosh’ I traveled to Owatonna, Minnesota where an aluminum window company is being sued by CAIR on behalf of Somalis over the issue of prayer break times.  And, in what can only be called ‘providential’ I met a woman who has followed the conflicts involving the Somalis in Owatonna since Somalis first arrived there in 1992/93!  And, guess what, that is the year the US State Department says the first Somalis went to Minnesota! Their destination was Owatonna!  Now guess who wanted the Somali workers? This same window company now being sued!

I then had a good visit with citizens in Willmar, Minnesota where the Jennie-O plant is responsible for the large Somali population there.  Go here to our archive of posts in which we mention Willmar.

AJ Kern

AJ Kern is running for Congress (primary August 9) against the RINO who took former Rep Michele Bachmann’s seat. http://www.ajkernblog.com/

Next on my travels, I stopped in the now infamous St. Cloud, a city we visited previously and wrote about on many occasions (see archive here, I think it goes back to 2008). The city was part of former Rep. Michele Bachmann’s district.   It is now represented by  Tom Emmer who along with Rep. Keith Ellison created the Somali Caucus in the House of Representatives.

Also see Emmer’s score on immigration generally at NumbersUSA, here.  And, he has an F on the Liberty Score Card here at Conservative Review.

After hearing from citizens there, I had the pleasure of meeting Emmer’s opposition in the August 9th Republican primary—AJ Kern.  So many of you are focused on the Nehlen v. Ryan campaign in Wisconsin, but don’t overlook Kern’s challenge of Emmer.  If you have a little extra funds, please send a contribution to Kern! Click here for her website.

By the way, see what the local pro-Somali newspaper has to say about Kern, here.  This should be enough to fire you up to help her!

One of the most profound impressions I’ve gotten on this road trip so far, is that fear of speaking up against the invasion of America is holding citizens back—they fear for their jobs, they fear for their safety and they fear for their reputations as the NO Borders political activists and their groupies (including the big businesses looking for cheap slave labor) call them racists and xenophobes when they know they are not!

For new readers arriving here for the first time today, see our May roundup for instructions on finding stuff here at RRW where we have posted over 7,700 posts since 2007.

And, last but not least, thanks to everyone who has donated to Refugee Resettlement Watch. I promise to try to thank you all individually today! I’ve been asked who is funding this road trip—the answer is me (with a little help from readers).  I don’t work for any nefarious organization as I am sure my critics believe!  (Update: Forgot to remind you that your contributions are not tax deductible!)

***My apologies on the fact sheet! It is out of date and needs to be updated, but I’ve had no time.

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A quick comment from the road….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 21, 2016

….I am now over 1,200 miles from home!

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It is hard (harder than I anticipated) finding time to put up a few posts, meet with activists, and then get in the car and drive for hours.  I hope to get a breather soon with a little extra time at the computer.

Do you remember the craze—‘Where is Waldo?’—that is how I’m thinking of this road trip (Where is Ann?).

Go to my woefully neglected blog—American Resistance 2016—to see where I was yesterday.

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Top posts for the last week

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 17, 2016

rrw-logo-1Well, I am finally on the road—so far I’ve traveled about 400 miles from home on my month-long RRW road trip. As time goes on, and if I have interesting news to report, I’ll have more details.  But, I am mostly on a listening tour to hear directly from citizens concerned about the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program and how this federal program is impacting their towns (both culturally and economically).

I’m hoping I will be able to sneak a little time each day to post other news, but yesterday’s struggle with a hotel wi-fi was pretty discouraging.  As you saw though I was able to get a few bits of news posted and tweeted some other information as well. (Find me on twitter @RefugeeWatcher)

Here then are the Top Three most-read Posts of the last week at RRW (top daily posts are in the right hand sidebar):

Minnesota ‘sharia law’ billboard causing a stir

Massachusetts: Alleged assault by Syrian refugee exposes secretive nature of refugee program

Minnesota victim speaks in case of roving Somali gangs in upscale neighborhood

Thank you!!! I want to sincerely thank everyone who sent a donation in the last ten days.  I promise to e-mail each of you individually soon.

For new readers!  If this is the first time you’ve visited RRW, you might want to go back to the May roundup where I provide a long list of all the ways to research the refugee program at RRW where we have now written over 7,700 posts.  Go here for that information!

All previous roundups are archived here.

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Top posts of the last week and misc. news

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 10, 2016

I’m trying each week to take a few minutes to let readers know which posts were the most popular in the preceding week.  I’ll tell you shortly, but first a couple of other bits of information.

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Heading West!

This coming Friday I will be headed out across America on RRW’s first (maybe only because my plans are pretty ambitious/nuts!) Road Trip!

I’ll be stopping in 14 or 15 states to see (first hand) how the UN/US State Department refugee resettlement program is changing American towns.

I’m especially interested in the economic drivers of the program.  It has long been my contention that this 35-year-old federal plan to distribute third world refugees to hundreds of towns has several drivers with the humanitarian motive serving only as a cover story for more powerful forces to hide behind.

As time permits (I’ll be driving a lot of hours every day), I will write from the road.  I assume I will still be able to keep up with the general refugee news around the country in addition to providing some insights about what I find. I do intend to continue to tweet (for those of you not on twitter see the right hand side bar for tweets) and to post to facebook.

And, although I haven’t had the time I hoped to keep up with my other blog—American Resistance 2016!—maybe I’ll see some Election 2016 news I’ll want to share while on the road.

To be clear! This is a ‘listening tour’ (a fact-finding trip) not a speaking tour!

Note to commenters!

If you are wondering why some of your comments haven’t been posted, perhaps its because you were threatening some sort of violence. Cut it out! We have three rules about commenting: no threats of violence, no foul language, and no ad hominem (personal) attacks on another commenter.  It is not that difficult to address the ideas and views of another commenter without calling them a ‘jerk’ or something worse.  Otherwise, I don’t mind views that I don’t particularly agree with.

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

Minneapolis Somali ‘youths’ invade suburban neighborhood, threaten homeowners

Minnesota victim speaks in case of roving Somali gangs in upscale neighborhood

How the Idaho story confirms what we have been saying for years: it is about MONEY!

Speaking of money…

You may have noticed that I have now added a ‘donation’ button here at RRW.  People have been urging me for nearly nine years to do it, so we will see how it goes.  Thanks to all who have donated to date. Just remember that your donations are not tax deductible because I don’t want the IRS dictating what I write about, and I will pay whatever taxes are due.

Also, I assume you have noticed that I don’t have ads popping up all over the place to interfere with your reading.

For my critics, let me be clear, I don’t work for anyone or any organization. I clearly have a bias, but it’s my own!

All previous weekly and monthly roundups can be found in our ‘blogging’ category by clicking here. Some of those roundups include discussions of how to find stuff at RRW.  With over 7,700 posts archived here, it can be daunting to find information. Tip: Simplest way to find something is to type key words into the search window.

Thanks as always for your continued interest in this critical issue!

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RRW roundup for the last week, last year and the last nine years!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 2, 2016

rrw-logo-1Yesterday, Refugee Resettlement Watch turned NINE years old.  I can hardly believe it!

In those nine years we (initially my good friend Judy and I) have written 7,700 posts in a quest to educate citizens about the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program and how it has, for over 35 years, been changing your communities.

My driving focus was and continues to be this:

You have a right to know what Washington bureaucrats and unelected federal contractors are planning for your town.  And, you have a right to question what they are doing without being labeled a racist, a xenophobe or a hater of any sort!

In those nine years in addition to archiving over 7,700 posts we have had over 5 million visitors, with the highest one day tally of 73,280 (that was in November of last year)—3 times more visitors in one day than we received in the whole first 6 months (from July to December 2007).

Just now I checked to see from which countries readers arrived at RRW and found that 208 countries and territories are on the list!

I hope to continue to educate you for many years to come!

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RRW road trip!

Before I tell you what the top posts were last week and last year, I have some news!  If nothing unexpected happens, in two weeks I’m planning to head out on a tour of the heartland (and beyond) to visit towns and cities overloaded with refugees so that I can see and report back to you firsthand what is happening to our country. I will be blogging and tweeting from the road.

(My fantasy is to write a book!)

If you wish to donate a small amount, a tank of gas, see that I do now have a place to donate to this work (upper right hand sidebar).*** LOL! The Open Borders Leftists can’t believe I’ve been donating my time to this project for the last nine years. They are sure I’ve been funded by some dastardly Rightwing extremist organization. I haven’t been!

Anything is greatly appreciated, but not necessary because I am doing this no matter what!

***Update*** A few of you have asked how to donate privately and have sent comments to this post.  I will get back to each of you over the weekend (and obviously not post your comments!).

Here are the Top Three Posts for the last week:

How the Idaho story confirms what we have been saying for years: it is about MONEY!

Asheville, North Carolina! You are next! Federal refugee contractor has come to town

Secrecy surrounds refugee program in Tennessee (your state too!)

 

I thought you might also be interested in seeing what the Top Three Posts of the past year are:

Amarillo, TX being destroyed by refugee overload

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

Are you within a 100-mile radius of a resettlement site? If so, you are in the (ever-expanding) target range

For new readers, all of our past roundups are archived here.  You might want to visit this post (the May roundup) to see how to get the most out of your visits to RRW (and how to find stuff!).

Thanks for your continued support and kind words.  Follow me on twitter @RefugeeWatcher.

***Your donations are not tax deductible because I don’t want the IRS restricting my speech in any way and I definitely want to write about Election 2016!  If you are looking for a charitable donation opportunity consider Judicial Watch, NumbersUSA, ACT for America Education, or the Center for Security Policy, others! Or, find a local non-profit organization you are confident is doing work you care about!

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Top posts of the last week

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 25, 2016

rrw-logo-1I guess it should be no surprise that posts about Twin Falls, Idaho topped our list of the three most read posts this past week.

Here they are with one additional sleeper post that was virtually tied for number three:

Update on Twin Falls, Idaho sexual assault case, boys are refugees

Is there a cover-up in Twin Falls, Idaho involving refugee boys raping a little girl?

Missoula, MT refugee arrivals could begin in August, most will be Muslims

And then this post from more than a year ago has been discovered by new readers and has crept up to the three top posts from this week in terms of visitor numbers, and thus deserves a mention:

Somalis colonizing Nacogdoches County, TX; internationally-owned Pilgram’s Pride meat packer drawing them there

In last weeks round-up of top posts we reported on a few ‘housekeeping’ items that should be of interest to any new readers who have begun following RRW this past week (there are many of you!).  Please visit last week’s round-up here.

Next week watch for not only the June round-up, but also a celebratory round-up on our 9th Anniversary!  To date, we have written 7,683 posts in the last nearly nine years!  Look for a big announcement!

Also, thanks to readers who sent a donation this week, as you may have noticed, I finally broke down and added a donation button (but will continue to have no advertisements!).   On that last point, you should not be seeing ads generated by wordpress on my blog posts since I some time ago got rid of wordpress’s “free” option.

My youtube video, if you have never seen it, has now surpassed 2.5 million views, here.

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Top posts of the last week (and miscellaneous stuff)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 19, 2016

rrw-logo-1Refugee Resettlement Watch is two weeks away from our 9th anniversary!

Where has the time gone? I had to laugh (sort of) just now when I looked at an early post during our first week in July 2007.  I was asking about whether it was a good idea to begin to bring in large numbers of Iraqi refugees.  Well we are now over 100,000, maybe even 150,000 Iraqis (mostly Muslims) spread out across America. (We can’t give you the exact number at the moment because I fear that the State Dept. has withdrawn their data base from public view!)

Has it all been a waste of time?

No, not at all!  I couldn’t have imagined a year ago that the word ‘refugee’ would be on the nightly news and indeed is becoming a critical Presidential election year issue.  So I hope this blog has played some role in educating you about what we are up against.

A few housekeeping issues….

I’ve had some questions lately about sharing buttons. When you subscribe to RRW, wordpress sends you an e-mail which includes the text of the post.  Many of you have asked for a place to tweet or send the text you get to facebook.  If you go to RRW itself (and I recommend that) each post has sharing buttons at the bottom so I am not sure what else I can do to facilitate your request.

Also, if you are on twitter, and so am I, know that everything I post I also tweet. So follow me @RefugeeWatcher and retweet my post if you like. (For those not on twitter, you can still see all the stories I tweet in my right hand side bar.)

making hay when the sun shines

Making hay when the sun shines and why I can’t always answer your e-mails!

For our facebook page click here.  I don’t put every post on facebook, but I do share the ones I consider most important there. Know that I have a partner at facebook who places stories as well that she thinks will interest you.

And one more thing before I get to the top three most-read posts of the week—did you send US State Dept. testimony I have not yet posted? I apologize but again my in-box is so completely jammed that I can’t find more testimony in the mess.  If you still would like your POLITE testimony published please resend it.

My e-mail address is refugeewatcher@gmail.com, but please have pity on me and don’t send me e-mails morning, noon and night on every issue facing America at the moment! I would love to chat with you all day, I just can’t or nothing would ever get written.

And, for all of the new readers especially in towns where you’ve gotten the word that the federal government is going to place refugees in your community, be sure to see our Frequently Asked Questions, here.  And, see this post which I recently re-posted: Ten things your town needs to know!

So here are the Top Three Posts of the last week:

Story about Somali woman who attacked Georgia Mom is surreal

Amarillo, TX being destroyed by refugee overload

Copenhagen: Islamic gangs intimidate bar patrons, tell them no drinking in Sharia zones

P.S. RRW is a blog, a news site, a library of sorts, not an organization with staff and interns and offices etc. etc.  You may have noticed that I finally broke down and installed a ‘donation’ button, but we are not a 501(c)3 designated non-profit, so your kind donations are not tax deductible.

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Top posts of the last week

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 11, 2016

rrw-logo-1Before I get to those, I want to mention twitter.  We tweet as @RefugeeWatcher and every day we get new followers which is exciting, but for those of you who don’t tweet, please see the right hand column here at RRW for my twitter feed.

There is so much news surrounding this issue (refugees, immigration, Islamic terrorism, the European invasion, Election 2016, etc. and some of it you send me), that I couldn’t possibly post all of it, but so as not to lose it, I tweet it. Therefore, I urge you to have a look at that twitter feed for stories that interest me and might interest you!

Here are the top three posts of the last week (the week of June 6th) that were the most visited here at RRW:

Düsseldorf in the news again as migrants burn down asylum center

Ten things your town needs to know as it is targeted for refugee resettlement

No break for NH as feds approve just short of 500 new refugees for the state

See our category simply called ‘blogging’ for all of our previous roundups.

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