Just in case you didn’t know that RRW is no longer an active site (although you can still access thousands of posts here!), I want to be sure you see how things are going at my new blog:Â Frauds, Crooks and Criminals!
If you didn’t know I started a new website called Frauds, Crooks and CriminalsÂ three weeks ago and have posted about 40 times there already.
Here are two posts from yesterday that might interest you (click on the headline):
And, here:Continue reading
A few of you asked yesterday if my subscribers would automatically switch over to Frauds, Crooks and Criminals and the answer is—I doubt it!
So if you want to be sure to get news as I write, best to go to ‘Frauds and Crooks’ and subscribe.
Here is my newest post just now:
Virginia: Alexandria “Man” Arrested on Christmas Eve for Filming a Minor in Mall Dressing Room
Happy New Year everybody!
I am happy to announce that I have started a new website and I call it Frauds, Crooks and Criminals. Click here to read all about it!
When I began writing Refugee Resettlement Watch in 2007, I believed it was my job to balance the news on an issue where the media didn’t present all sides of an important topic for consideration by voters and policy makers and that was specifically the workings of the US Refugee Admissions Program and other related legal immigration programs.
I’m continuing that mission, to balance the mainstream media propaganda, with Frauds, Crooks and Criminals.
Check it out and bear with me because I am still trying to figure out all the techy stuff involved with a new blog.Continue reading
Update: Yikes it is way different! When I get some time I will try to switch the site to something more readable!
For all of you still using RRW as a research tool, note the look of the site has changed.
I was messing around with the templates and switched to another of the wordpress templates and then I couldn’t switch back. I can only guess that my previous style (template) was so old that they dumped it.
All of the material should still be here!
Happy New Year to all of you!
And, thanks for understanding that after 11 years of almost daily researching and writing stories on the refugee program and related issues, I need a break.
Thank you for all of your notes of thanks and encouragement.
I haven’t disappeared to a sunny beach somewhere and am having fun tweeting on an expanded list of immigration related issues.
You can follow me @RefugeeWatcher if you are on twitter.Continue reading
Did the Open Borders Republicans looking for cheap labor finally persuade the President to unceremoniously dump the only man (probably in all of America!) who knew the nuts of bolts of immigration law and who had fought for decades to put America first when it came to the demographic makeup of the country?
As long time readers know, I believe only one issue matters—IMMIGRATION and our ability to say who comes in to the country and when.
Tariffs, health care, the Russia investigation and even the economy are of little concern if our borders are open and our security is gone.Continue reading
I woke up this morning with my head spinning about the results nationwide, and couldn’t at first figure out where to dive in to tell you what I think about the midterm election results.
Over time, I’ll have more to say about what it all means, but I do know this—there will be no legislative reform of the US Refugee Admissions Program in the next two years.
Now that the House is controlled by the Dems, that means that each committee will revert to Democrat control. And, they will never open for review the Refugee Act of 1980.
Any further reform of the refugee program will have to come from the White House and if I were a betting person, I would bet that they have done about all they will do before 2020 which is to keep the numbers low.Continue reading
Muslims Hope To ‘Wake Up’ At The Ballot Box This Year
On a recent Saturday afternoon in an office in St. Paul, Minn., a flurry of calls went out to Native American and Latinos voters reminding them to vote Nov. 6. And there was a new group added to the list: Muslims.
Until last year, ISAIAH, a multi-racial coalition of faith communities in Minnesota, was mostly made up of churches. Now, 24 mosques have joined the voter turnout effort. The group is focused on getting communities of color to vote this year in reaction to what it describes as politics of fear and a rise of white nationalism.
This is a little housekeeping post for new readers, and maybe some longtime readers too!
First, if you subscribe to RRW and read my posts on your computer or phone and never visit RRW, you are missing a lot.
What prompted me to write this post is a comment from a new reader telling me that I needed to get my posts out on twitter and facebook. I can only assume it is because there is no sharing button on those subscription e-mails, WHICH ARE CONTROLLED AND SENT BY WORDPRESS and not me, that my new reader doesn’t know how to share my posts.
Here (below) is a screenshot of a portion of a page at RRW from earlier this week.
If you’ve forgotten all about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s now infamous 2017 tweet inviting refugees to Canada to stick it to President Trump, I’m here to remind you!
Canada’s 2019 election is expected to be contentious, to say the least, with immigration at the forefront.
Soooo… Trudeau now wants to speed up deportations, presumably to make it look like he is not an immigration pushover.
From Voice of America:Continue reading
Three Republicans have said they will work to stop or at least curtail further resettlement to the state if elected.
Some Republican candidates want to suspend refugee resettlement in Minnesota. Can they do that?
Minnesota has welcomed thousands of refugees since the federal resettlement process was set in 1980. So why does a trio of key Republicans up for election want to stop the program now?
Well, it depends on whom you ask.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette‘s headline is this:
Pittsburgh’s Jewish refugee resettlement agency, HIAS vow to continue work after threats, Squirrel Hill shooting
The story paints a picture of a ‘non-profit‘ group that is all about welcoming the poor and downtrodden to America, but never mentions the fact that it is more than 50% funded by US and state taxpayers many of whom do not share its open-borders views and would prefer their tax dollars be spent on America’s needy people.
HIAS received $186 million from taxpayers in the last ten years, here. Its CEO is paid over $300,000 annually.
And, like virtually all mainstream media stories about the horrific attack on innocents, The Post-Gazette, mentions not one word about that fact that HIAS is paid to do its ‘good works’ by the US government.
As I said here.
It is fine and dandy if HIAS wants to hold anti-Trump political rallies, sue the President and organize for the Tuesday midterms, but doing those things while accepting millions of taxpayer dollars every year strikes most people as fundamentally unfair!Continue reading
That UN Global Compact for Migration could crumble as more countries signal they won’t sign the document in Morocco in December.
We told you about it here recently. President Trump took us out at the very beginning and then Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban also said no way.
Sounds warm and fuzzy, so what is the problem? Those who have studied the draft say it would make migration a human right. In other words everyone would have a right to move wherever they wish. There would be no more legal migration process.
From the liberal Irish Times (so they don’t clearly mention the real crux of the problem):
Poles and Czechs follow Austria and Hungary in rejecting UN migration pact
Anti-immigration leaders in central Europe follow US lead in opposing global frameworkContinue reading
Just now I was looking at stats for the month of October and realized I hadn’t reported in a very long time about where readers come from to get their refugee news.
Although only tiny numbers arrive here from more than a hundred countries and territories, here is a screenshot of the first part of the list (in descending order).
Of course, the US is number one with tens of thousands of visitors this month.
They heard they would have to work in America!
This is another in my ever-expanding archive about that Obama “dumb deal” (honored by President Trump) to take 1,250 of Australia’s detained illegal aliens to the US as refugees.
Readers need to know that this whole scheme is outside the normal internationally understood process for dealing with asylum seekers and economic migrants. Simply put:
Australia’s illegal aliens are not our problem!
Do we expect Australia to take some of those crossing our borders illegally now—of course not. It would never happen.
Several hundred of the mostly single Muslim men have already been quietly placed in your towns and cities. See here.
Editors note: The other day when I reminded readers about my rules on comments, I invited those of you who had more than a few words to say to send me a guest post for my consideration. I have an entire category that has gone unused lately entitled ‘Comments worth noting/guest posts’ here.
As things happen, this piece from ‘bottomlesscoffeeoo7’ is a timely one.Continue reading
In the first month of Fiscal Year 2019, Trump’s State Department admitted its initial group of refugees, mostly UN-selected, toward its proposed cap of 30,000 for resettlement this year.
They are being quietly distributed to approximately 170 towns and cities.
If the DOS kept this same pace, 1,830 a month, we would come in just under 22,000 for the year that ends September 30, 2019. In fiscal year 2018, we admitted 22,491 as the final number. (These numbers do not include the thousands granted asylum each month or the Special Immigrant visa entries who mostly come from Iraq and Afghanistan and get the same benefits as the regular DOS refugees.)
Here (below) is where they went (from Wrapsnet).
Washington state gets the honor of being the number one welcoming state for the month.
Thanks to reader Julia for sending the story from the Daily Mail with the rather long headline:
REVEALED: Iraqi refugee who planned to carry out terror attacks with bombs he built in Las Vegas was caught in elaborate FBI sting teaching agents to make IEDs with skills he learned in Iraq
Check out the Daily Mail story with photos and a video. The video mentions that the brother of the alleged wannabe bomber reported that they are Iraqi refugees.
But what interested me more than the actual news is that the US media is once again burying the information about Ahmad Suhad Ahmad being a REFUGEE we welcomed to America.Continue reading
The grant program is known as the ‘Ethnic Community Self-help Program’ run out of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (HHS).
At one point I followed their activities closely and began a file on it, see here, but too much breaking news pushed the subject to the back burner.
First, as you know, nine federal resettlement contractors*** are hired by the US State Department to place refugees in your towns and cities. Their job is to help the refugees settle in and get them signed up for their ‘services.’
You also know that the nine are paid by the head to place those refugees, but in addition the Office of Refugee Resettlement doles out many millions more each year to non-profit groups including those nine in the form of discretionary grants.
But, what you might not know is that an entire cottage industry of non-profits have sprung up which get federal grants in most cases to benefit their specific ethnic group—Ethnic Community Based Organizations (ECBOs for short).
The grants are ostensibly to help the refugees integrate into a community, but one might wonder then why the funding is specific to groups that are maintaining their own cultural identity.Continue reading