Grand Island, NE police chief: “It is chaotic anarchy” here among all the ethnic groups

The Los Angeles Times has finally caught on to problems created when many diverse immigrant groups arrive in small midwestern towns lured there by the big national and international meatpackers.  Here is a story thanks to Baron at Gates of Vienna that summarizes much of what we have already said about Grand Island, NE and its multicultural […]

Americans arrested for taking kids out of Haiti

This was all over the news yesterday, so it may have been resolved, but if you haven’t seen it elsewhere here is the story from Reuters: Haitian police have arrested 10 U.S. citizens caught trying to take 33 children out of the earthquake-stricken country in a suspected illicit adoption scheme, authorities said on Saturday. The […]

Obama’s Open Government Directive means public can participate in refugee resettlement reform task force!

Yes!  Three cheers for the Obama White House (from me no less)! I’m just now seeing this good news reported in early December at OMB Watch. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the long-anticipated Open Government Directive on Dec. 8. The directive, a memo from OMB Director Peter Orszag to all agency and […]

Lewiston, ME to be used as assimilation model for other cities

Update February 17th:  US Justice Department funding behind this project, here. Update February 9th:  Newspaper editor tells the truth about Lewiston, here. You have got to be laughing if you have been a regular reader of Refugee Resettlement Watch.  The Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence* in Portland, ME is taking its wonderful example of how Somalis […]

Friends of Refugees organization launches website, asks for answers

We  told you about Friends of Refugees back in March of 2008, here and how it had originally come into existence.  Christopher Coen and those who work with him have been indefatigable defending refugees across the country who have been left in the lurch by certain government contractors, some of them ‘church’ groups, who continually lobby for more refugees, are […]

Comment worth noting: Manchester and Cloward-Piven

Last night we heard from reader Thomas in response to the Manchester Somali story I posted yesterday.  He confirms for us that the Cloward-Piven strategy* to overload the welfare system with poor and angry people was well-established in radical leftwing circles 40 years ago!   Thank goodness we are all catching on, I just hope it’s […]

Diversity is strength alert! Manchester Somalis one big happy family (Not!)

Manchester, NH has been struggling with a huge overload of refugees for some time now.  Today I see it isn’t just tension between New Hampshire residents and the newcomers, it’s one Somali group in conflict with another.   Seems one group is claiming that the other is teaching Islam with your tax dollars. From the Union […]

Limon: Give Haitian “victims” priority, bring in the family

That is the gist of the opinion piece published today in USA Today.  The author is Lavinia Limon head honcho of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI).  Let Haitians with relatives in the USA immigrate here ASAP. The horrific disaster in Haiti compels us to act in every way possible to reduce suffering and save […]

Haitian immigrants fact sheet from Center for Immigration Studies

Please visit CIS for all sorts of handy facts about how many Haitians are in the US and what their status is in terms of citizenship, education, welfare use and so on.  Here are just a few of the facts, compiled by Steven Camarota, to pique your interest: Of the 546,000 Haitians in the US in 2008 (assuming the […]

Some welcome refugees: German home schoolers granted asylum

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) reports: In a case with international ramifications, Immigration Judge Lawrence O. Burman granted the political asylum application of a German homeschooling family. The Romeikes are Christians from Bissinggen, Germany, who fled persecution in August 2008 to seek political asylum in the United States. The request was granted January 26 […]