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RRW Monthly roundup for January 2016

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 1, 2016

rrw-logoLongtime readers know that previously we provided a weekly roundup of top stories and top countries (from which visitors arrived at RRW) so that you would know what other followers were most interested in, and where they came from, but I’m thinking once a month is enough.

This roundup also gives me an opportunity to bring new readers up-to-speed on what we have published here over the years and how to find useful information.

Top Three Posts:

Here then are the Top Three posts for the month of January 2016 (top daily posts are in the right hand side bar):

Amarillo, Texas being destroyed by refugee overload

Merkel on Cologne sex assaults: don’t blame refugees

More evidence that big business is a driver of refugee resettlement in America

The Top Ten Countries from which visitors arrived at RRW in January (excluding the US) are in descending order:

UK

Canada

Australia

Germany

South Africa

Sweden

Netherlands

Norway

France

New Zealand

 

For new readers!  Here are some things you need to know:

I’ve started a new blog so that I can write about Election 2016 and immigration (the only issue that matters!).  See it here: American Resistance 2016!

We have over 7,300 posts archived at RRW extending back to the summer of 2007.  Use the search window with a few key words to look for information (LOL! before you send an e-mail asking me to find things for you!).  Also, see our Frequently Asked Questions and our fact sheet (out of date but still useful) in the header.

I’ve been tweeting a lot and sometimes if I can’t write about a story you send, I tweet it.  See our twitter feed in the right-hand side bar. Even if you aren’t on twitter, you should be able to open the links to the news embedded in the tweet.  I am @RefugeeWatcher.

Likewise you might want to ‘like’ and follow RRW’s facebook page, here.  See it also in the left-hand side bar.

All previous round-ups and this one are archived in a category simply called ‘blogging.’

My video about how the refugee program works is here (over 2.3 million views as of this writing).

All comments you submit are screened and we don’t post threats of violence, most foul language, or ad hominem attacks on other commenters.  Sometimes I am away from the computer for many hours, so you may not see your comment posted quickly.  And, lately I’ve noticed a delay by wordpress in sending me your comments.

As much as I would love to see you all in your hometowns, I simply don’t have the time to travel.  Right now I have a few engagements I committed to sometime ago, but am not taking any more right now.  I think I am more useful right here researching and writing.  I am thinking of a project for this summer that might take me to other states, but that is still in the ‘dreaming’ stage.

Refugee Resettlement Watch is an entirely volunteer project by me—we don’t raise funds or advertise.  Therefore, I have no staff, no help, and so if I don’t answer the hundreds of e-mails I get every day, you know why!  And, I do apologize!

P.S.  There is so much happening on this subject that I would welcome (I encourage!) others to start blogs on the topic, either to cover your local and state issues or even to pick up more of the load nationally!  It does your community no good if you research, find important information (perhaps damning information) and then don’t share it widely!

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Visit me at my new blog! American Resistance 2016!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 1, 2016

Dear faithful readers,

Refugee Resettlement Watch had its best year ever in 2015 breaking all previous records for visitors (over 2 million viewers!) from 220 countries, islands, and territories in addition to US readers.

I’ve decided that for 2016 I want to broaden the topics I write about.  Don’t get me wrong, the Refugee Admissions Program of the UN/US State Department is still a critical part of the plan to change America by changing the people, but I believe that in 2016 we must all turn our work toward the election in November.  

Election 2016

Because nothing else matters!

If we don’t begin to turn this ship this year, we are finished as a great nation.

All of you please continue your work on the Refugee Admission Program (if you have lots of time), but please, if your time is limited, and you can’t do both, turn your energy to Election 2016 because if we have 4 more years of a Democrat in the White House, and Republicans who can be bought in Congress, we are doomed!

No changes in the makeup of the donor class Republican House and Senate or the Marxist/socialist Democrat White House means that refugee resettlement will only grow and expand.

Heck, look at all the pushback you provided this past year and the Congressional Republican leadership did nothing to advance your security or our economic well-being as they opened America’s gates even wider to mass migration from the Middle East and the impoverished third-world.

Starting today, find a place for yourself and your talents in Election 2016!

Click here for my new blog:  American Resistance 2016! (http://anncorcoran2016.org/)

(There will be many posts there relating to Refugee Resettlement and I’ll be cross-posting those here as time permits.)

 

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RRW is taking a break….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 11, 2015

RRW logoI’ve been joking for some time that now that the world is talking about refugees and reporters are furiously investigating and writing, that means I can retire. I’m not retiring only taking a break, but after eight years of following the issue, I figure I’ve earned it!

And, having no boss and no employees means I can take a vacation anytime!  Right!

Your comments will still be posted and I hope now to have time to answer your thousands of e-mails piling up in two e-mail accounts.

You can still follow me on twitter.  I’m @RefugeeWatcher.

***Update*** Finding lots of juicy stuff, if you want to keep up, please do follow me on twitter!  YOU CAN SEE MY TWITTER FEED HERE IN THE RIGHT HAND SIDEBAR AND ACCESS THE ARTICLES WITHOUT BEING ON TWITTER!

Kelly will surely still post at the facebook page.

For readers arriving here for the first time, we have 7,272 posts archived and the best way to find something is to use the search window and type in a few key words.  I also urge you to visit our ‘Frequently asked Questions’ by clicking here.

Thanks for all of the kind words of support from so many of you! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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RRW Weekly roundup for week ending November 28, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 29, 2015

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, but it is now time to get to work perhaps more seriously than you have ever done before on this issue.

Those who are promoting the resettlement of hundreds of thousands of refugees to America (like these churches we told you about this morning) are now pulling out all the stops.  I’ve been following this issue for eight years and I have never seen a campaign like the one that started in the wake of the Paris terror attack.

BELIEVE ME! THEY ARE WORRIED!  

The resettlement contractors have never been as worried as they are at this minute that their gravy train is being threatened by citizens standing up to them and that the issue is being discussed in American homes like never before.

The Obama Administration is worried that its final year to bring as many immigrant “seedlings” in to America as they can is in jeopardy.

There will be action in Congress, legal challenges to Governors who are standing up for state’s rights, and a major media blitz (already underway) to make you sound like a heartless bigot by the NO Borders Left who knew all along that Obama was changing America by changing the people!

We will have more tomorrow on what you need to do!

Here are our top three posts of the week (top daily posts are in the right hand side bar).  The third one is an older post.  It is always surprising to me why some old post takes off and goes viral.

Top Three Posts

1)Canada: Military thrown out of barracks to make room for Syrian refugees

2)Watch the death of Europe in 19 minutes….

3)First Syrian refugees arriving in Louisville, KY; helped with grant from Islamic charity

Here are our Top Ten Countries from which readers arrived at RRW this past week (excluding the US of course).

Top Ten Countries

Canada

UK

Australia

Romania (for the second week in the top ten!)

Germany

France

Sweden

Norway

Netherlands

India

For our thousands of new readers

We repeat this below on most weeks so that if you are arriving here for the first time, you will know how to get the full benefit from a visit to RRW:

I apologize as always for not being able to read all of your e-mails, answer all of your comments, or get to all of your phone calls.  It is just me here (LOL! a reader sent me an e-mail about a subscription problem and asked that maybe one of my staff could check on it for them.  I have no staff! My time is my charitable contribution to the cause.)

And since I have no staff….

You might try finding your answers at our relatively new—Frequently Asked Questions (linked above in the header).

Also, try typing a few key words into our search window and see if you can find what you are looking for—-I have to use it all the time because with over 7,000 posts archived here, I need to find out what I’ve said in the past on a given topic.

I screen comments, so if I’m away from the computer, yours might not be posted for hours.  Sorry about that, but there is life to be lived.

I very much appreciate all of your requests for me to speak to your groups, but I am not taking any more speaking trips for the foreseeable future (except two I had previously committed to for 2016) mostly because I believe my strength is in researching and reporting the news while traveling gobbles up enormous amounts of my time.

Go here to a previous message from me for more tips on getting the most out of your visits to RRW.  As I said, we have over 7,000 posts archived here so you might need some guidance in finding useful information.

Follow me on twitter because there is so much breaking news on refugees that I can’t possibly post it all! So please follow me on twitter or follow the twitter feeds in my right hand sidebar to keep up with the news!  I am @RefugeeWatcher, click here.  I’m posting articles there that readers send me, but that I simply can’t post for lack of time.

Our facebook page, here, passed the 11,000 ‘likes’ mark last week!

And, our first Youtube video from last spring is over 2 million views now.  If you haven’t seen it, click here.  See also a video (not too long) of a talk I gave recently in the DC area (at VDARE).

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RRW Weekly roundup for week ending November 21, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 22, 2015

It has been some week.  If you told me ten days ago (the day I was on Capitol Hill) that the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program would dominate mainstream media (not to mention virtually all talk radio), move Congress to pass legislation with bipartisan support in an attempt (a weak attempt, but an attempt nonetheless) to constrain it after holding the first critical House hearing on the program since before 9/11, cause about 30 governors to pay attention to it and want to curtail it, and become a major topic in the 2016 Presidential race, I would have said you are dreaming!

I’m joking (sort of), but after eight years of following this issue, I have to admit, I’m getting tired of the word “refugee” and see retirement on the horizon.  Seriously, it is a thrill to see so many of you focused and working so hard to save America from the NO Borders agenda of the international Left!

Our average daily readership jumped ten fold many days this past week, and getting a post on Drudge really drove the numbers higher.

Here are our top three posts of the week, led by the one that made Drudge.  Top three daily posts are in the right hand sidebar.

Top Three Posts

1)In first six weeks of FY2016 we resettled 827 Somalis; all but one are Muslim

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

3)Watch the death of Europe in 19 minutes….

Here are the top ten countries from which readers arrived at RRW this past week (excluding the US).  We had some new and interesting ones!  And, Poland drove Australia out of the top three.

Top Ten Countries

Canada

UK

Poland

Australia

Germany

Romania (new to the top ten)

Moldova (new to the top ten)

Sweden

Ireland

Philippines

And since we have thousands of new readers, here is what you need to know:

I apologize as always for not being able to read all of your e-mails, answer all of your comments, or get to all of your phone calls.  It is just me here (LOL! a reader sent me an e-mail about a subscription problem and asked that maybe one of my staff could check on it for them.  I have no staff! My time is my charitable contribution to the cause.)

And since I have no staff….

You might try finding your answers at our relatively new—Frequently Asked Questions (linked above in the header).

Also, try typing a few key words into our search window and see if you can find what you are looking for—-I have to use it all the time because with over 7,000 posts archived here, I need to find out what I’ve said in the past on a given topic.

I screen comments, so if I’m away from the computer, yours might not be posted for hours.  Sorry about that, but there is life to be lived.

I very much appreciate all of your requests for me to speak to your groups, but I am not taking any more speaking trips for the foreseeable future (except two I had previously committed to for 2016) mostly because I believe my strength is in researching and reporting the news while traveling gobbles up enormous amounts of my time.

Go here to a previous message from me for more tips on getting the most out of your visits to RRW.  As I said, we have over 7,000 posts archived here so you might need some guidance in finding useful information.

Follow me on twitter because there is so much breaking news on refugees that I can’t possibly post it all! So please follow me on twitter or follow the twitter feeds in my right hand sidebar to keep up with the news!  I am @RefugeeWatcher, click here.  I’m posting articles there that readers send me, but that I simply can’t post for lack of time.

Our facebook page, here, passed the 11,000 ‘likes’ mark this week!

And, our first Youtube video from last spring is approaching 2 million views.  If you haven’t seen it, click here.  See also a video (not too long) of a talk I gave recently in the DC area (at VDARE).

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RRW weekly roundup for week ending November 14, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 15, 2015

Sigh…what a week.  We went to Washington on Thursday (I still need to post something more on that) and then everything changed on Friday.  Because of the terrible news from Paris, it seems the world is finally waking up to the dangers of the refugee migration around the world.  Our readership jumped by a lot for a narrowly focused blog (over 30,000 on Saturday and 20,000 today) and with that jump in interest came more questions, more e-mails, more phone calls, more press inquiries and so forth.

I’ll do my best to answer as many of you as possible, but honestly if I did, I would never post a thing here and that is what I think is the best use of my time and it’s what I am most passionate about.

Here are the top three posts of the week (but remember the data was collected yesterday, so doesn’t reflect posts after yesterday morning and today.

Top Three:

1)Calais (France) migrant camp on fire tonight

2)Watch the death of Europe in 19 minutes….

3)Obama lied about his school years and the press shrugged, why the double standard for a conservative black man?

Since Saturday this post is getting a large number of visitors:

Here are the Top Ten countries from which readers arrived at RRW this past week (besides the US):

Canada

UK

Australia

Germany

Sweden

Philippines

France

Netherlands

South Africa

Ireland

 

And since we have thousands of new readers, here is what you need to know:

I apologize as always for not being able to read all of your e-mails or get to all of your phone calls.  It is just me here.

You might try finding your answers at our relatively new—Frequently Asked Questions (linked above in the header).

I very much appreciate all of your requests for me to speak to your groups, but I am not taking any more speaking trips for the foreseeable future mostly because I believe my strength is in researching and reporting the news while traveling gobbles up enormous amounts of my time.

Go here to a previous weekly round-up for more tips on getting the most out of your visits to RRW.  We have over 7,000 posts archived here so you might need some guidance in finding useful information.

Follow me on twitter because there is so much breaking news on refugees that I can’t possibly post it all! So please follow me on twitter or follow the twitter feeds in my right hand sidebar to keep up with the news!  I am @RefugeeWatcher, click here.  I’m posting articles there that readers send me, but that I simply can’t post for lack of time.

Our facebook page, here, passed the 10,000 likes mark this week!

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Off to Washington today…

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 12, 2015

Will report tomorrow on how the day went…..

Hey, if the Lutherans can lobby on The Hill, so can we!

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RRW Weekly roundup for week ending October 30th, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 1, 2015

Before I give you the three top posts this past week, I would like to respond to a reader who asked what more could she do.  It has been a while since I mentioned my big nag—write a state or local blog on what you learn about refugee resettlement and any other migration (including illegal!) going on where you live.  A facebook page is o.k. but it’s hard for someone a year later to find documents you have unearthed.

Use our free speech while we still have it!

Researching the material and writing a free blog (or a website) from the comfort of your home is very easy and then others who come along later can benefit from what you have learned, from the facts you have gathered.  Also, take pleasure in knowing that those who are seeking to change America with mass migration (like those running that Washington DC pow-wow I wrote about on Friday) have operated with such secrecy for years that they will be furious when exposed as more and more Americans catch on—-help your friends and neighbors understand what is happening to us (and the whole western world)!

With the facts that you provide, I’m hopeful that citizens who love America will then pressure elected officials at all levels of government to pull back from the edge, from the edge of destruction of Western Civilization.  It is that important.

Here then are the Top Three Posts bringing readers to RRW this past week.   Top daily posts are in the right hand side bar.

Top Three Posts:

1)Sweden: Ungrateful ‘refugees’ refuse housing in a beautiful wooded location….

2)Paul Ryan speakership campaign reveals traitors in our midst (South Carolina and Idaho pay attention)

3)Gatestone: Sweden close to collapse

I have been predicting for years that Sweden would be the first European country to collapse under the weight of mass migration, but I didn’t expect to see the crisis accelerate so quickly. It is impossible for a welfare state, like Sweden, to absorb tens of thousands of needy third worlders year after year and survive.

Here are the Top Ten Countries from which readers arrived at RRW this past week (excluding the US of course).

Top Ten Countries:

Canada

UK

Australia

Germany

Sweden

Netherlands

Czech Republic

Norway

France

South Africa

For new and old readers:

I apologize as always for not being able to read all of your e-mails or get to all of your phone calls.  It is just me here.

You might try finding your answers at our relatively new—Frequently Asked Questions (linked above in the header).

I very much appreciate all of your requests for me to speak to your groups, but I am not taking any more speaking trips for the foreseeable future mostly because I believe my strength is in researching and reporting the news while traveling gobbles up enormous amounts of my time.

Go here to a previous weekly round-up for more tips on getting the most out of your visits to RRW.  We have over 7,000 posts archived here so you might need some guidance in finding useful information.

Follow me on twitter because there is so much breaking news on refugees that I can’t possibly post it all! So please follow me on twitter or follow the twitter feeds in my right hand sidebar to keep up with the news!  I am @RefugeeWatcher, click here.  I’m posting articles there that readers send me, but that I simply can’t post for lack of time.

P.S. I’m going to try (again!) to write shorter posts so that I can get more posted each day as the subject of mass migration is exploding worldwide.

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RRW Weekly roundup for week ending October 24, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 25, 2015

I’m off this morning to a conference in the Washington, DC area, so not much time to bring you news today.

I can’t emphasize enough that Rep. Paul Ryan will be a disaster for all of us concerned with mass migration—legal and illegal.  See my post from Friday, here, and please continue calling your Republican Members of Congress tomorrow.  We really are surrounded with those who want to change America by changing the people on the Left and then the big money interests on the Right who want to import cheap labor and those Washington elitists (the ruling class!) who put holding the Republican Party together before the good of the average patriotic American citizen.  The end result (from both sides) will be the decimation of the middle class.

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

(Numbers 2 and 3 are older posts that readers picked up and sent out through social media.)

1)Gatestone: Sweden close to collapse

2)List of ORR “preferred” communities has some additions

3)So where might those Syrians be going?

#3 is almost a year old and since we posted it, we have a newer map.  See it here.  And, we have also identified those towns and cities already receiving (being “seeded” with) Syrians, here.  Those will surely be getting more as the fiscal year progresses.

Top Ten Countries (excluding the US from which we received readers this past week):

Canada

UK

Australia

Germany

Japan (may be the first time Japan breaks into the top ten)

Sweden

Netherlands

Norway

France

South Africa

And, I am mentioning #11 because it is such a surprise—-Slovenia! Welcome!

For new readers (thousands of you every day!):

I apologize as always for not being able to read all of your e-mails or get to all of your phone calls.  It is just me here.

You might try finding your answers at our relatively new—Frequently Asked Questions (linked above in the header).

I very much appreciate all of your requests for me to speak to your groups, but I am not taking any more speaking trips for the foreseeable future mostly because I believe my strength is in researching and reporting the news while traveling gobbles up enormous amounts of my time.

Go here to a previous weekly round-up for more tips on getting the most out of your visits to RRW.  We have over 7,000 posts archived here so you might need some guidance in finding useful information.

Follow me on twitter because there is so much breaking news on refugees that I can’t possibly post it all! So please follow me on twitter or follow the twitter feeds in my right hand sidebar to keep up with the news!  I am @RefugeeWatcher, click here.  I’m posting articles there that readers send me, but that I simply can’t post for lack of time.

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RRW Weekly roundup for week ending October 17, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 18, 2015

Wow! We had a new record-breaking day this past week (Friday).  Someone picked up an older post of ours and ran with it on social media (who knows why!).

Of course that post is the Number One post listed below.

But, before I get to that, I want to urge all of you to visit my Frequently Asked Questions now linked above in our header (I added this morning’s post on ‘following the money’ there as well).  I think you will find lots of information at the FAQS (faster than trying to get it from me via e-mail).  Sorry, I just can’t keep up with all of your e-mails and phone calls.

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

1)List of ORR “preferred” communities has some additions

2)New members added to Senate Jihad Caucus as legislators tell Obama to speed up screening of Syrians

3)Germany: Sex crimes plaguing asylum centers

Top ten countries from which readers visited RRW this past week (excluding the US):

Canada

Australia

UK

Germany

Netherlands

Norway

France

Sweden

South Africa

New Zealand

For New Readers:  

Please go here to learn more about getting the most out of your visits to RRW (scroll down to New Readers subtitle).

Follow me on twitter because there is so much breaking news on refugees that I can’t possibly post it all! So please follow me on twitter or follow the twitter feeds in my right hand sidebar to keep up with the news!  I am @RefugeeWatcher, click here.  I’m posting articles there that readers send me, but that I simply can’t post for lack of time.

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