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Syrian refugees only trickling in; slow pace must be a question of security

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 3, 2016

In September of last year the Obama Administration announced that the US would take in 10,000 Syrian refugees in the 2016 fiscal year.  This fiscal year runs from October 1, 2015 until September 30, 2016.

That decision touched off a firestorm of opposition from governors and grassroots citizens concerned about security in the wake of the Paris terrorist attack and subsequent San Bernardino slaughter.

According to State Department data bases, only 841 have arrived through January 31st (4 months into the fiscal year).  We can only assume that security screening is responsible for the snails pace.

Coming to a town near you!


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Here is where they went (top 5 in red):

Arizona (43)

California (103)

Colorado (19)

Connecticut (33)

Florida (59)

Georgia (16)

Idaho (1)

Illinois (45)

Indiana (18)

Kansas (2)

Kentucky (50)

Maryland (10)

Massachusetts (7)

Michigan (93)

Minnesota (8)

Missouri (8)

Nevada (5)

New Jersey (18)

New York (23)

North Carolina (20)

Ohio (54)

Oregon (9)

Pennsylvania (69)

South Carolina (2)

Tennessee (6)

Texas (66)

Utah (12)

Virginia (6)

Washington (21)

Wisconsin (3)

The vast majority of 841 are Sunni Muslims!

Of the 841 admitted this fiscal year, here is the breakdown of the others:  Catholic (3), Christian (1), Greek Orthodox (1), Orthodox (2), and other religion (1).

They have a long way to reach Obama’s goal of 10,000 mostly Muslim Syrians by Sept. 30th!

Posted in Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Resettlement cities, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 4 Comments »

Re-post: Refugees bring poverty to Minnesota

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 1, 2016

There is so much propaganda about how refugees bring economic boom times to communities (and since a reader reminded me about this old post), I am re-posting this information that dispels that myth.

Please use this information as you become active in Election 2016!  If this is the case in Minnesota, it is probably the case where you live too!  Use it in Wyoming and in Montana.

From May 2014:

Not too many words are necessary, the numbers say it all!

When Congress first debated the bill that became the Refugee Act of 1980 (Senators Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden were key sponsors), the debate centered around the admonition that we should not be importing MORE poverty to America.  Doesn’t take a genius to know that we are, but here is a handy graph of poverty rates among the foreign-born for Minnesota.

Be sure to note that 12% of all Minnesotans are below the poverty line.

So much for the idea being peddled everywhere that immigrants bring economic boom times where ever they go!  More like Cloward and Piven.

Highest poverty rates for MN immigrants: 2 in 3 Somali, 1 in 3 Hmong, 1 in 3 Mexican

By the way, we don’t bring refugees from China, India or Korea (some asylees but not direct resettlement).

New news!  Things continue to be hot in St. Cloud one of the primary resettlement sites for Somalis in Minnesota, go here to the Minneapolis Star Tribune about the latest from this past weekend.

And this! Minnesota needs $$$ to keep next generation of Somali youths from joining ISIS.

So remind me again!  What did we get out of this deal?

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , , | 12 Comments »

Two Iraqi (Palestinian!) refugees arrested on terror charges (California and Texas)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 8, 2016

Here is the hot news this morning.  The LA Times has a more detailed account of the story that broke overnight, than some other news outlets (maybe CA is getting a little more sensitive to the terrorists living in their midst).

The two Iraqis are actually Palestinians who had been living in Iraq.  By the way, we only bring a small number of Palestinians to the US as refugees.  And, it is not clear to me if one or either of these actually became refugees by arriving here through some other means and then granted asylum.   I guess only their federal resettlement contractor knows for sure!

Iraqi terrorist TX

Al Hardan was arrested in Houston, TX.

However, in all likelihood at least one of the two came from our special resettlement project for Palestinians when back in 2009 the US State Department agreed to bring in 1,350 Iraqi Palestinians to your neighborhoods.

It was quite big news at the time.  And, the issue was that these were Palestinians Saddam Hussein had invited to live in Iraq and once the regime fell, no one wanted them.

Because of his arrival date, at least one of the two alleged Islamic terrorists could have been in that group.  Here is what we said in 2009.

Now, the LA Times:

A man who came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee was arrested in Sacramento on Thursday on suspicion of lying about fighting alongside terrorist organizations in Syria, federal authorities said.

On the same day, federal authorities in Houston announced that an Iraqi refugee in Texas, who had been communicating online with the man in California, was charged with attempting to provide support to the militant group Islamic State.

The allegations against two men residing in the U.S. with links to foreign terrorist groups comes as the nation reels from the Dec. 2 shooting in San Bernardino, which left 14 dead. That is considered the deadliest terrorist act on U.S. soil since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

And the arrests of two refugees from Iraq, part of a wave of about 103,000*** Iraqi refugees admitted from 2006 to 2014, is likely to add fuel to the debate over whether the U.S. should welcome refugees from Syria, and if so, whether the screening process is adequate.

The man living in Sacramento, Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, had reported in private messages on social media that he fought alongside various groups in Syria, including Ansar al-Islam, a Sunni terrorist group and an affiliate of Al Qaeda, according to a federal complaint filed Wednesday and unsealed Thursday.

There is much more here…..

Because of the ages at which these two must have arrived in the US (as teenagers), it shows how ludicrous the discussion about vetting refugees can be when they are obviously becoming more devout after they get here (I refuse to use the word radicalized!).

And, these two are not the first, remember there is another pair of Iraqi refugee terrorists in federal prison.  See our complete archive on the Kentucky terrorists by clicking here.

The only way to make sure we are completely safe is to stop the migration from terror-producing Islamic countries!

*** I’ve been meaning to check out the numbers for Iraq for some time.  

Using the State Department’s data base I went back to 2007 and grabbed a map from then until December 31, 2015.  The Bush Administration was slow to admit Iraqi refugees, but opened the door in its last year in office.  The Obama Administration has made Iraqis the largest group of refugees we admit each year since then.

Here is where 127,906 Iraqis have been resettled since 2007 (remember though that this does not mean they stayed where the contractors originally seeded them).

Iraqis to US map


Top five states:

California (26,343)

Michigan (19,186)

Texas (12,314)

Illinois (7,336)

Massachusetts (4,322)

And, because it isn’t far behind (for my VA friends), Virginia (4,158)

For ambitious readers, our Iraqi refugee category has 675 previous posts archived there!

Posted in Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Where to find information, Who is going where, Your State | Tagged: , | 14 Comments »

What is the predominant refugee group in your state?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 3, 2016

Oregon Live has produced this very cool map.  Please read the story to learn more.

For all of our new readers, go here, to see the federal list of refugee contractors working near you.  You should also see our Frequently Asked Questions.


map with predominant refugee group in your state

Posted in Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Where to find information | 15 Comments »

OK everyone take a breath! The numbers are getting a bit wild!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 16, 2015

I’ve been out all day but have had a chance to listen to talk radio inbetween other things (there is life away from the computer!) and some of the numbers I’m hearing talked about are just crazy—the craziest number I heard was Trump saying Obama wanted 250,000 Syrians in the US in the next year or so.  Now, perhaps deep down Obama would like nothing better, but he hasn’t said that yet!

Please consider that although this issue is extremely important, it is also important to be factual in our criticism.

And, just a reminder this has been going on for 35 YEARS through Republican and Democrat administrations.  It didn’t start last month or the month before that!

By the way, if you seriously want to know what Obama is looking for this year, read his State Department’s PROPOSED REFUGEE ADMISSIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016 REPORT TO THE CONGRESS, by clicking here.

He is vastly underestimating the $1.2 billion price tag, but presumably Congress will be wrangling with him over that (Senator Lindsey Graham and Patrick Leahy want to add ONE billion to get more Syrians in here!)


Just a brief overview of where the numbers I’m hearing come from (in addition to the 65,000 the Jihad Caucus asked for and we reported on in the above June 2015 Youtube clip):

~70,000 is the number of refugees the Obama Administration has been proposing for resettlement in recent years, and they have been coming close to that (that is for refugees from all over the world).

~85,000 is the number of refugees he has proposed for FY2016 (from all countries). He said he would propose 100,000 for FY2017 which would be his last opportunity to set the ceiling, but he can’t and won’t do that until September 2016.

~10,000 of the 85,000 is earmarked for Syrians for FY 2016.  10,000 are not being sent to Louisiana.

We have brought around 2,000 Syrians since the civil war began (but I will next be rechecking that number)

~65,000 Syrians is a number that was initially proposed by the federal resettlement contractors (aka volags) earlier this year (and that was after an earlier proposal to bring in 15,000 for each of five years, which we reported here in 2014).  They wanted the 65,000 relocated here before Obama leaves office.

~65,000 Syrians is also the number 14 Democrat Senators*** (we called them the ‘Jihad Caucus’) proposed bringing in before Obama leaves office.

~100,000 Syrians is now the number being proposed by the refugee resettlement contractors.  They want them here before Obama leaves office.

~250,000 Syrians is what Pres. candidate Trump says Obama wants. ***Update*** a reader sends this, it is Hannity who was talking about 250,000 first.  See how Hannity gets to that number, here.

If anyone wants links for any of the numbers I’ve mentioned, please ask, because I don’t have the energy to put them all in here.

*** These are the 14 members of the Senate Jihad Caucus who last May (at the behest of the resettlement contractors) sent a letter to Obama indicating that 65,000 Syrians was a good number:

Dick Durban (D-IL)

Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Al Franken (D-MN)

Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Patty Murray (D-WA)

Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Christopher Coons (D-DE)  LOL! Delaware hasn’t taken a refugee in a couple of years!

Tim Kaine (D-VA)

Edward Markey (D-MA)

Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Mazie Hirono (D-HI)  LOL! Last I looked Hawaii took a whole 7 refugees last year!

I hope that helps clear up some confusion.  Let me know if more numbers are being bandied about so we can run those down too!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics | Tagged: , | 8 Comments »

UN Dispatch: Top 4 countries in the world for refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 9, 2015

From the UN Dispatch last week:

What makes a country a ‘good’ country for refugee resettlement, fairly assuming their burden in the global community? Here are four countries on three continents that both quantitatively and qualitatively stand out.


Antonio Guterres has been the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for almost ten years. While he nags the western world (and particularly the US!) to take ever greater numbers of refugees, he hasn’t been able to persuade the country he once led as its Prime Minister to take more than a handful each year. In 2014 we learn Portugal took a whole 14 refugees!

With as many refugees arriving in Europe last month than all of last year, this question of where they can and should resettle is all the more urgent.What makes a country a ‘good’ country for refugee resettlement, fairly assuming their burden in the global community? Here are four countries on three continents that both quantitatively and qualitatively stand out.

With as many refugees arriving in Europe last month than all of last year, this question of where they can and should resettle is all the more urgent.

The UN goes on to say that the top 4 countries are (drum roll!):



United States 


Continue reading here to see the rationale.

US took 67% of the refugees resettled around the world in 2014!

If you haven’t yet had a chance to look at the State Department’s report on the Proposed Refugee Admissions for FY2016, I highly recommend it (as a matter of fact, I have to stop posting now so I have some time today to continue studying it).

In the report we learn that the US aims to take 50% of the refugees referred by the UN each year, but what a surprise, in calendar year 2014 (Table VIII p. 70) we took 67% which was 48,911 refugees!

Germany took 3,467 (4.7% of the total resettled)

Sweden took 1,497 (2.1%)

Brazil took 44 (.06%)

And, just for fun!  The UNHCR Antonio Guterres is the former Prime Minister of Portugal and that country took 14 refugees in 2014!  So he couldn’t convince his own home country to WELCOME more?  (Portugal has promised to take 23 Syrians!)

This post is filed in our ‘where to find information’ category.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, The Opposition, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: | 9 Comments »

Asylum scammers: fake passport business booming

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 2, 2015

That’s what the Wall Street Journal is reporting, thanks to Jeff for sending the story.

The ‘stars’ of the WSJ piece landed in the UK, but I wonder how many are landing at an airport near you as we speak?

ISTANBUL—Somewhere over Europe, Kassem went to the airplane’s bathroom and flushed his fake Italian passport down the toilet.

When he landed in London’s Heathrow Airport a few hours later, Kassem presented his Syrian ID to U.K. immigration officials and requested asylum. The trip wouldn’t have been possible using his actual, Syrian passport—the country’s four-year civil war has turned it into a burden for anyone fleeing the conflict.

When asked where his passport was, Kassem told the officials: “It’s in the toilet.”

While hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe followed by arduous treks across the continent, some of their countrymen have used fraudulent Western passports to board planes to countries where they can request asylum. Winter’s approach, turning seas colder, stormier and more dangerous, is expected to increase the practice.

Continue reading here.

This chart shows how many successful asylum cases were processed in 2013 in the US.  Source: Migration Policy Institute. (I would love to know what countries are represented in that 7,776 (30%) from “other countries,” wouldn’t you?)

asylum US


For new readers the difference between refugees and asylum seekers is that we fly the refugees in after the UN selects them for us and asylum seekers get in on their own steam—either illegally across a border or come legally on another type of visa—then ask for asylum, claiming they will be persecuted if returned to their homeland. Once granted asylum however, the asylum seekers get all of the same welfare goodies that refugees receive.

Posted in Asylum seekers, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, Immigration fraud, Refugee statistics, Where to find information | Tagged: | 7 Comments »

Did your state get Somalis in October? Minnesota number one destination!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 31, 2015

That Minnesota is the state receiving the most Somalis is no surprise as the US State Department and its contractors work to help create the new Somalia in Minnesota.

Since I was checking numbers this morning, see Syrian refugees in previous post, I thought I might check Somalis too.  (Of course all Somalis are Muslims, or almost all of them.)

595 in the month of October were distributed around the US.

Go here to see how many Somalis we have admitted since the mid 1980s and ask why the heck are we still bringing them in here?

And, go here to see where I’m getting this data.

map Somalis Oct



Here are the top ten states for Somali resettlement for the first month of FY2016 (some numbers aren’t clear on the map):

Minnesota (80)

Arizona (73)

New York (51)

Texas (47)

Ohio (42)

Massachusetts (31)

Pennsylvania (29)

Kentucky (27)

Missouri (25)

Washington (23)

Minnesota pay attention!

Then I decided to check where they went in Minnesota in the last 4 weeks and the numbers surprised me (I think it will surprise Minnesotans more!).  It was only two weeks ago that Minnesota Governor Dayton caused a stir when he said if you don’t like the Somali migration to Minnesota, find another state in which to live!  BTW, infidel Dayton won’t have a political future in the state once the Muslim population reaches a certain level.

Of the 80 who were placed in Minnesota in the last 4 weeks, here (below) is where they went. If 80 (or so) continue to be resettled in MN this year (FY2016), the state will see another nearly 1,000 needy Somalis arrive from Africa and elsewhere in the world (in addition to 1,000-2,000 secondary Somali migrants from other parts of the US that regularly arrive in MN as part of the colonization of the state).

Mankato (1)

Marshall (4)

Minneapolis (33)

Richfield (1)

Rochester (1)

Saint Cloud (32)

St. Paul (1)

Willmar (7)

Meanwhile the UNHCR is returning Somalis to Somalia from camps in Kenya, so why do we still have to bring them here?

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 3 Comments »

US State Department Presidential Determination report for FY2016 is available on-line

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 24, 2015


Obviously Sec. of State Kerry didn’t give a hoot that he was sending the report to the House and Senate Judiciary committees in a timely manner or not!

This is one of the most useful documents researchers and resisters can use to fully understand what the Obama Administration has planned for FY2016 for resettling refugees to your towns and cities.

I haven’t looked at it closely yet, but if you have time on your hands over the weekend, you might want to start digging in.

The document is required to be sent to Congress before the start of the fiscal year, but each year the State Department just squeaks it in at the deadline thus giving the House and Senate Judiciary committees virtually no time to examine it before the fiscal year begins.  (Ha! Assuming they have ever wanted to examine it!)

There has been no meaningful consultation for 20 years or more!  Calling the House Judiciary Committee—-we are still waiting!

This one is here and it is dated October 1, 2015!

Posted in Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Where to find information | Tagged: , | 3 Comments »

Will your town/city get Syrian refugees? Have you gotten them already?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 22, 2015

Yesterday, someone sent me a link to a news story that reported that some small town in Michigan was going to ‘welcome’ 4,500 Syrians in the coming year.  Sounded preposterous to me, but it did spur me on to do something I’ve wanted to do for the last week and that is find out exactly what towns and cities were already getting Syrian refugees.

Refugees and migrants arrive onboard the Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ship at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Here they come! Funny thing is that this photo of Syrians arriving in Europe accompanies a story about New York City Mayor De Blasio cool to resettlement in NYC! Wow! Go figure!

Knowing that once they got the initial “seeds” planted (seed is the word being used by Welcoming America), I know that they often then continue to pour them in.  So I went back to the State Department’s data base (the Refugee Processing Center) to see where the mostly Muslim Syrians have been distributed so far.

However, if your city is not on the list below it does not mean that you are off the hook.

Go to the US State Department’s list of subcontractors working in 190 towns and cities, here, to see if you have a US State Department contractor set up in your town.

I would also urge all of you to go to the contact information for an office near you (in that list ) and ask for the Fiscal Year 2016 Abstract.

Those abstracts will tell you how many refugees the agency plans to resettle, from where they will come, and what your town is offering them in the way of social services and other amenities.

The FY2016 Abstracts are now in the hands of the US State Department which has already made its decisions (or how else would Sec. of State Kerry be able to say that we can handle 85,000 refugees this coming year) and the contractor should not be withholding them on some flimsy grounds that they are somehow still in the decision-making process.  Do not be surprised, however, if they refuse to give you the abstract because secrecy is a watchword of this program and has been for decades!

I can’t emphasize enough that if they can’t find enough ‘welcoming’ locations, they will be out scouting for more unsuspecting towns.

‘Pockets of Resistance’ are forming and if you would like to be linked up with fellow concerned citizens, sign up here at the Center for Security Policy and someone will be in touch with you.

1,709 Syrian (mostly Muslim) refugees have been resettled in the US between 1/1/2012 and yesterday.

95% are Muslims

When I looked up the cities where they were distributed, I rechecked the numbers of Muslims vs. Christians we were resettling and the percentage is still about the same—95% since 2012 are (Sunni) Muslims and 97% in calendar year 2015 are Muslims. And, that is because we allow the United Nations to choose our refugees!

Here then are the towns/cities where those 1,709 Syrians have been resettled (some may only have received one Syrian so far, but that one should be considered a seed).  Someone got these few:  43 Christians, 1 Catholic and 1 Yazidi resettled so far. Again, we are not saving the persecuted Christians in any significant way!

Top Syrian Muslim receiving states are in red.

Arizona (Glendale, Phoenix, Tucson)

Arkansas (Springdale)

California (Burbank, Chatsworth, El Cajon, Fair Oaks, Los Angeles, Modesto, Moorpark, Oakland, Pasadena, Plumas Lake,             Sacramento, Salinas, San Diego, Santa Ana, Turlock, Van Nuys, Walnut Creek, West Covina)

Colorado (Colorado Springs, Denver)

Connecticut (Bristol, Hartford, New Haven, West Haven)

Florida (Clearwater, Jacksonville, Kissimmee, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Zephyrhills)

Georgia (Atlanta, Stone Mountain)

Idaho (Boise)

Illinois (Alsip, Aurora, Chicago, Des Plaines, Moline, Prospect Heights, Rock Island, Rockford, Wheaton)

Indiana (Indianapolis)

Kansas (Overland Park, Wichita)

Kentucky (Lexington, Louisville)

Louisiana (Baton Rouge, Kenner)

Maine (Portland)

Maryland (Baltimore, Riverdale, Severna Park, Silver Spring)

Massachusetts (Beverly, Lowell, South Boston, Springfield, Tewksbury, West Springfield, Worcester)

Michigan (Ann Arbor, Clinton Twp., Dearborn, Eastpointe, Farmington Hills, Grand Rapids, Troy, West Bloomfield Twp.)

Minnesota (Richfield, Rochester)

Missouri (Fenton, St. Louis)

Nevada (Las Vegas)

New Hampshire (Concord)

New Jersey (Camden, Clifton, Elizabeth, Jersey City)

New Mexico (Albuquerque)

New York (Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse)

North Carolina (Durham, Greensboro, High Point, New Bern, Raleigh)

Ohio (Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Westerville)

Oklahoma (Jenks)

Oregon (Portland)

Pennsylvania (Allentown, Erie, Harrisburg, Kingston, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre)

Tennessee (Memphis, Nashville)

Texas (Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston)

Utah (Salt Lake City)

Virginia (Burke, Centreville, Charlottesville, Falls Church, Newport News, Roanoke)

Washington (Richland, Seattle, Spokane, Vancouver)

West Virginia (Charleston)

Wisconsin (Oshkosh)


And again, please cross check with this list where the refugee contractors are working!  They can actually place refugees within a hundred miles of their offices!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Resettlement cities, Where to find information | Tagged: , | 22 Comments »


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