Another planeload of Iraqis are brought home

For the record, Middle East News reports: Baghdad – A fourth group of Iraqi refugees arrived in Baghdad on Sunday from Cairo on the Iraqi Prime Minister’s official plane, semi-official al-Iraqia television has reported. In the past month some 253 Iraqis have returned to Iraq courtesy of the prime minister’s aircraft. Government spokesman Qassem Said […]

Alaska not a big refugee resettlement state

In light of Senator John McCain’s choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a running mate, and out of curiosity, I just checked to see how many refugees have gone to Alaska since 1983 and the number is relatively small—just under a thousand.   Go here to check the numbers in your state.    The refugees who went […]

Reporter raped in makeshift refugee camp in France

This story was first brought to my attention by Blulitespecial and then another reader sent me a more detailed report from The Mail of London.   A lone female reporter trying to get a story about illegal immigration went to the camp in Calais—The Camp of Saints?  French author Raspail must be feeling stunned these days to […]

More on Lewiston’s Somali situation: spreading them around and accommodating

Update Jan. 17, 2009:   I notice that the Conservative Voice has merged with and the link for the article by Brian Ball is gone. The Somali experiment in Lewiston, Maine continues to cause friction and some Somalis are moving on (although from the article I posted on a couple of weeks ago there are […]

Bush calls for financial assistance for displaced Georgians

Your tax dollars: In a memorandum to the Secretary of State, President Bush yesterday asked that internally displaced Georgians receive American aid: I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act [Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962], that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act, in an […]

Abbas embraces permanent refugee status for his people

The AP reports: BEIRUT, Lebanon – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday rejected the idea that Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon might be forced to stay there permanently, saying they should have the right to return home. About 400,000 Palestinian refugees and their descendants live in a dozen refugee camps in Lebanon, which were set up […]

Americans line up for jobs Americans won’t do

Following up on Ann’s post of two days ago on the ICE raid in Mississippi, here’s an article from a local paper there, Applicants line up to fill jobs open after plant raid.   Howard Industries found itself at the center of activity again Tuesday. Hundreds of job applicants lined up, eager to take advantage of […]

Somali accommodation, CAIR and the EEOC

Update:  See more on the EEOC and more on CAIR here at this excellent article by Jerry Gordon at New English Review. Kind of funny how things come together.  Twice in the last couple of days the EEOC (Equal Opportunity Employment Commission) has come up in relation to Somalis in the workplace.  Turns out coincidentally that […]