I just told you about one Mohamed in West Virginia, and now comes another Muhammad in trouble with the law in Maryland and Virginia this time. Thanks to reader Gail for sending the story which I see has gotten very little attention in the media. From local Fox 5, Man charged in fatal hit-and-run in Virginia also […]
About Refugee Resettlement Watch
Eight years ago it came to our attention in Washington County MD that a non-profit group (Virginia Council of Churches) had been bringing refugees into the city of Hagerstown (county seat) for a couple of years. Some problems arose and citizens started to take an interest and ask questions about how this federal program works. Our local paper had no interest in finding the facts, so we decided to find them ourselves.
One of the many startling things we found out about this very quiet effort is that these non-profit groups bring to the US on average each year 15,000 (FY90-FY03) Muslim refugees from the Middle East, Africa, the Balkans, etc, almost completely funded by the US Government through grants and contracts to these non-government agencies. Of the 168 refugees brought to our county since 2004, 125 are Muslim. Although we all have sympathy for persecuted and suffering people there are real questions to be answered about the wisdom of this policy.
It turns out that there are hotbeds of this refugee resettlement controversy throughout the US. We have identified some of those. Because the issue is much more complicated than we initially realized, we have set up this online community organizing center at https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/ .
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No, they are not alone, the other eight federal contractors have begun their anti-Trump chorus as the 6-month-mark in the fiscal year has been reached and they see that once again refugees (paying clients) admitted through the US Refugee Admissions Program will be low. (I reported the low number here last week.) Not surprisingly my alerts are filled with news stories […]
You might remember the story from June 2017, when a Muslim teen was beaten to death and the local Muslim community and its media mouthpieces were absolutely sure her death was the result of rampant Islamophobia, but as I said here at the time: …there is no Islamophobic Rightwing redneck American to blame here. Just a run […]
Of course there isn’t much to cheer about as you know tens of thousands of migrants are streaming across our southern border, most claiming they are refugees seeking asylum. Refugee admission numbers pale in comparison to the numbers coming across our border and claiming refugee status. The flow that has definitely slowed is the US Refugee […]
What is the world coming to? Yesterday we learned that the Southern Poverty Law Center could (fingers crossed!) implode and now The New York Times (The New York Times!) reports on the deep dark secret about travel loans to refugees that you pay for with your tax dollars. I first heard about the travel loans in 2007 and wrote about them […]
Diversity is beautiful alert! Thanks to reader Michael for sending this news from Grand Forks, North Dakota’s Valley News Live that initially reported on the arrest of ‘new American’ Hawo Ahmed for threatening to use a large knife to terrorize people in her apartment complex parking lot. Ahmed (26) followed up by calling the station and saying (among other […]
But, the Somali “community” of Minneapolis doesn’t believe that Abdi Yusuf Hassanis guilty of the charges and they gathered at a Twin Cities Courthouse with their long-established mouthpiece Omar Jamalto proclaim his innocence. Hassan is most likely one of tens of thousands of Somalis welcomed by the federal government and US State Department resettlement contractors and placed […]
Diversity is beautiful alert! I saw this story a day or so ago and wasn’t planning to post it mostly because I am sick of refugee crime stories because they remind me that the US State Department under President Trump is still bringing in refugees who should not be here, and we are paying for […]
Diversity is beautiful alert! This story is from December, but I’m writing about it for several reasons (thanks to reader Anne Marie for sending it). First I see that the story never made it to any news outside the state of Ohio. Why is that? I have a good guess! But, more interesting to me […]
“Mr. Aboshady helped Dr. Mashali operate one of the most dangerous pain management practices in Massachusetts.” – United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling This story from The Global Dispatch looks to be directly quoting a Dept. of Justice press release. The story is much worse than its title, New England Pain Management Physician Sentenced to Prison for False Billing […]