Another 16 detainees that Australia refuses to resettle are on their way to four locations in US

We learn from Radio New Zealand that the 16 ‘refugees’ from Muslim countries are going to Chicago, Las Vegas, Texas and Arizona (cities in TX and AZ not named). Trump’s travel ban has eliminated those from Somalia, Sudan and Iran, but golly-gee, this bunch is from those safe countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Rohingya from […]

EU, led by France and Germany, set to punish Hungary and Poland this week

Of course it all has to do with Hungary and Poland standing against the European Union that is demanding those countries take their ‘fair share’ of migrants who have arrived illegally by the hundreds of thousands in recent years because France and Germany were spineless. If the EU cuts off their funds, why don’t they […]

Rohingya 'refugees' back in the news (why you should care)!

I’ve told you before that I turn on CNN every morning so I get a feel for where the Left is going every day and today I said uh-oh, here we go on the Burmese Rohingya again. CNN featured a longer piece on the “plight” of Rohingya Muslims in Burma (a Buddhist country). I couldn’t […]

Playing the Catholic card at the Supreme Court last week

Update April 30th: Jihad Watch: Bishops to Americans: Drop dead! Did you know that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops filed an amicus brief against the Trump Administration in the travel ban case before the high court? I didn’t, but it really isn’t a surprise. Of course, they are free to file briefs, but I […]

EU trying (in vain?) to get new agreement on migrant redistribution in Europe; fear increase in populism

“If we don’t get a deal by the summer we will lose credibility vis-à-vis public opinion and we cannot afford that because it would fuel support for populist and extremist parties across the country.” (Unnamed diplomat from a frontline country)   Politico Europe is reporting that the European Union is working to get in place […]

Does America have a moral obligation to resettle refugees?

That is the question a young opinion writer asks and answers (in the affirmative of course!) in the wake of Wednesday’s Supreme Court hearing on the President’s travel ban. The long opinion piece in Deseret News by writer Gillian Friedman evoked a largely negative response by readers.  I especially got a chuckle out of this […]

Ridiculous comments made on steps of Supreme Court yesterday

Ridiculous and ungrateful I should say….     (See my post yesterday about the Supreme Court hearing on the travel ban.) Now, look at this headline from Talking Points Memo: ‘They Bomb Us, Then Ban Us:’ The Scene Outside SCOTUS Before The Travel Ban Case And, then the reporter goes on to report from migrants […]

Refugee contractor: 100 refugee offices have closed

If this is true, then nearly 1/3 of all refugee resettlement offices have closed around the country. Really? And, if this is true, why has the Refugee Processing Center (Wrapsnet) not deleted any of the contact information for those now supposedly non-existent agencies from its database, or updated their resettlement site map? What are we […]

Supremes to hear Trump travel ban case today, fears Trump will win

According the NPR people lined up as early as this past Sunday in order to get a coveted seat for the hearing on the President’s travel ban.     National Public Radio‘s Nina Totenberg has a lengthy, pretty straightforward, story. Here is a bit of it: The Supreme Court’s Grand Finale: Trump’s Travel Ban The […]

Best hope for reforming US Refugee Program is now, during the Presidency of Donald Trump, says expert

“I saw first-hand the flagrant abuses and scams that permeate the refugee program.” (Mary Doetsch, retired Foreign Service Officer) Mary Doetsch is a retired US State Department Foreign Service officer who spent eight years (of a 25-year career) as a Refugee Coordinator serving on four continents. As someone who has worked on the inside, her […]