“The Trump Administration has been an unrelenting 17 month assault against America’s values as a nation welcoming of immigrants and refugees.” – Mark Hetfield, CEO of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society You all know what happened in the Supreme Court yesterday. In a nutshell, the court affirmed that the President of the United States has the […]
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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While the media is busy with the run-up to the show in Singapore, and prior to that the G7 in Canada that saw social media in a flutter over the failure of Justin’s fake eyebrow that came unglued in a presser attacking Trump (yes, apparently the prime minister of Canada augments his eyebrows with bushy black fake […]
The structure of the US Refugee Admissions Program as designed by then Senator Ted Kennedy (with his sidekick Joe Biden) and signed in to law by Jimmy Carter in March 1980 is crumbling (crumpling, whatever) and I want to know— Where is Congress? The original concept—non-profit groups being paid by the head to place refugees—is […]
Who is Ronald Mortensen? I had never heard of him, but CNN and other outlets call him an immigration hardliner, a “fellow” at the Center for Immigration Studies. Doing a quick scan of the Utah native’s writing at CIS, we see that he has mostly written about DACA and illegal alien issues, so his experience with the refugee […]
Over ten years ago I reported that an Imam was bragging in Saudi Arabia that America would be electing Muslim mayors in droves (30 by 2015, he said). His prediction has not materialized here so far, but it looks like the Hijrah is moving ahead at a rapid pace in the UK where the English people have […]
Sure looks like it! This story from New Hampshire is jaw-dropping. And, maybe just a bit more astounding is that it happened in late April and we are just hearing about it. Why on earth does no national news ever tell the wider public about shocking events like this one! Leo Hohmann has the news (the […]
….and [she] was wearing a hijab, thus making her an even greater target for trigger happy police. Here we go again! As Leo Hohmann says, here comes the Council on American Islamic Relations and the mental illness excuse! What I want to know is, if so many of these violent Muslim refugees have mental problem, why weren’t they […]
There are dozens of reports in publications around the world about the case of a missing San Antonio teen, Maarib al-Hishmawi, now found alive and well in the care of an unnamed organization that protected her. She went into hiding because she didn’t want to go through with an arranged marriage (this is the United States!) […]
So, why am I writing about this? If you are a relatively new reader, you probably don’t know that I followed food stamp fraud stories for many years as a sideline to my refugee research work. (We had a bust in my county just as the refugee arrivals began in earnest.) I first became interested […]
You’ve probably seen the news, but I wanted to be sure it was in my archives and it fits with other news I have to share this morning. Invasion of Europe news….. From Breitbart (hat tip: Joanne, others): Three Syrian migrants are currently on trial in Hamburg for being members of a terrorist cell and one of […]