Terrorism investigation in Finland shakes up Somalis

This is a story that is a bit confusing.  Perhaps something is lost in the translation, but the gist of it is that some Somalis have been arrested on terrorism charges (for what exactly is not clear) and the rest of the “community” has been shaken. From Helsingen Sanomat When the National Bureau of Investigation […]

Female Genital Mutilation comes to Ireland with third world immigrants

Well, really all of Western Europe and the US too.   And, according to this article in Women News Network, one of the big problems is that the general public doesn’t know much about the horrific cultural practice and those who come in contact with immigrant children are basically unaware and untrained to recognize signs that […]

Update on the legal case surrounding the so-called Maryland “Dream Act”

Since there has been so much in the news lately about Governor Rick Perry and his support for taxpayer subsidized educations for illegal aliens, I thought some readers here at RRW might want to know that the issue is one of the hottest political issues in Maryland these days. Briefly, the State Legislature narrowly passed […]

Manchester, NH seeks to solve its poor school test scores by not testing the immigrant kids!

Many states that are overloaded with new “Americans” are suffering with the same problem—-how can their kids possibly do well under the federal ‘No Child Left Behind’ testing requirements when many get here from their home countries with little or no schooling.  Manchester, NH is going to buck the feds and not test those kids. […]

US residency up for sale through investor visa programs

This isn’t the subject of Refugee Resettlement Watch but I want to post these links to various LEGAL immigration programs that allow foreign nationals to buy their way into the US so as not to lose them (and to point out that LEGAL immigration is not all that its cracked up to be!). I’ve written […]

It’s the china shop rule—you break it you own it!

That is what Amnesty International says about Libya and that is how we also got tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees over the last four years or so—never mind that brutal dictators are gone and democracy is blossoming (well, maybe). Here is a story from Voice of America last week that I never got around […]

Catholic Charities of Houston-Galveston accused of covering up sex abuse incident

Oh brother, here we go again! Readers may not know that the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement doles out federal grants to all sorts of agencies and “church” groups to care for abandoned immigrant minors who have either entered the country illegally on their own, or been dumped by illegal […]

Palestinian refugees would not become citizens of a Palestinian state

This is the most unbelievable item I’ve seen in a long time. No, I guess it’s not that unbelievable, since it concerns Arab leaders.  The Daily Star of Lebanon reports: BEIRUT: Palestinian refugees will not become citizens of a new Palestinian state, according to Palestine’s ambassador to Lebanon…. The ambassador unequivocally says that Palestinian refugees […]

Note to commenters

Once again we are drifting into foul language in comments.  If you have commented recently and haven’t seen your comment posted, that’s why.  Just present your argument without name-calling and cursing—O.K.! Also, I have offered several commenters (again) the opportunity to write a guest column about why the average American taxpayer, trying to make ends […]

Italian police clash with so-called “refugees” on Lampedusa

Here they come—Africans escaping the Arab Spring! Before you read the story, watch this youtube clip (hat tip: Ed)!* Now, here is the story from The Independent (emphasis mine): The Italian island of Lampedusa, where 50,000 migrants have landed this year following political upheaval in north Africa, descended into chaos yesterday with hundreds of immigrants […]