US State Department will not hear public testimony on refugee program this year

For the first time that I know of, there will be no opportunity for the public to go to Washington (frankly they should be having hearings all over the country!) to make suggestions for the refugee program for the upcoming fiscal year. See announcement of public comment period here. We can only conclude that officials […]

Somali stowaway soap opera (next episode): family contradicts CAIR

Just when I thought it was safe to move on to another topic, along comes one more news story about why a Somali refugee boy stowed away in the wheel well of a jet bound for Hawaii. In our previous post this morning we reported that CAIR was acting as a spokesperson for the family […]

Somali stowaway soap opera continues; CAIR involved now

Reports are sprouting up everywhere with conflicting stories about the Mom (is she a liar?), the Dad (did he kidnap the kids and bring them to America?), will the State Department permit the Mom to come to the US to reclaim her kids and to (of course) stay? etc.  And, now the siblings are in […]

Man attacks woman with hatchet in Fargo, ND

Don’t you love it, it is always just “a man” when the news media doesn’t want to say “immigrant” or “refugee” and one is left reading the story to try to figure out who the man might be, what brought him to North Dakota, and what his motive might have been for taking a hatchet […]

US State Department: public invited to comment on FY2015 refugee admissions

Update April 30th:  There will be no opportunity to testify in person this year, here. Here we go again!  The US State Department is inviting public comment on how many refugees/from where should be resettled in the US in the next fiscal year which begins October 1, 2014. Longtime followers of RRW know that in […]

CIS to hold panel discussion on asylum fraud

If you are in the DC area, this looks like a great opportunity to get some facts on asylum fraud in America!   PANEL: A Generous Asylum System Riddled with Fraud A Blueprint for Reform WASHINGTON, DC (April 28, 2014) — The Center for Immigration Studies will host a panel discussion to explore fraud and abuse […]

Wyoming newspaper, too lazy to find facts, calls names

“Haters” and “bigots” that is what mainstream media publications call anyone searching for the FACTS involving anything to do with immigration in America these days. So it is no surprise to see this editorial (not a letter to the editor mind you!) from the educated and erudite and oh-so-sophisticated making up the editorial staff of […]

Comment worth noting: About that Syrian Occupy Movement in France

Editors note:  When we receive a comment to a post that we don’t want to lose buried in the comments section, we highlight it as a special post.  Here, reader ‘pungentpeppers’ responds to yesterday’s post in our ‘Invasion of Europe’ series about Syrians camping (occupying!) in a Paris park. From ‘pungentpeppers:’ About that “Syrian Occupy […]

Catholic Charities brings refugees to South Jersey; find out who is coming to your state/city

I was born and raised in South Jersey so this news from Catholic Charities interested me.  But, it also serves as an opportunity for me to discuss something that I’ve found troubling of late. For several years (RRW began in 2007) it was easy enough to find statistics on how many refugees and from what […]

Invasion of Europe news: Syrians living in Paris park

Update April 28th:  Be sure to see what a reader is reporting about what the French media is saying about this, click here. The article tells us they have been moving around Africa and Europe indicating that they are asylum shoppers.  International asylum protocol says that “refugees” must apply for asylum in the first safe […]