Lewiston, ME: Somalis gone wild

Maine First Media has posted a video taken earlier this month in Kennedy Park in Lewiston, ME, the Somali capital of New England. No time to do more than post the news, but here are some ‘highlights.’ Visit Maine First Media for the video. (Go here for my huge archive on Lewiston.) Thanks to all […]

Caught! Somali man living in Vermont used false identity to get in to US as a refugee

Not surprising of course, but what is surprising is that he is actually being prosecuted. You can bet this wouldn’t be happening if Hillary was President! And, how is this for timing—see my previous post this morning about a retired foreign service officer blowing the whistle on widespread fraud in the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program. […]

Time to take fraud in US Refugee Program more seriously; where is Congress?

A former foreign service officer who worked in several capacities in the US Refugee Admissions Program around the world speaks from first hand experience when she says it is past time—way past time—for Congress to investigate the program. After outlining examples of fraud that have been identified, Mary Doetsch says this at the Daily Caller: […]

Utah political operative urges Utahns to oppose Trump pick for refugee program head

I told you the other day, that the Trump Administration is putting up Utah resident and former State Department Foreign Service Officer, Ron Mortensen, for the top post at the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. The position requires Senate approval and this is the beginning of what lies ahead for Mortensen on The Hill. […]

New data from Pew: Americans turning more negative on refugee resettlement

My subtitle: Nearly half of US Catholics believe it is not our responsibility to resettle refugees Most of the media blames the change in attitude on Trump’s rhetoric, but I think there has been a sea change in media reporting.  There is more and more news available to the general public about the kinds of […]

Maine: Somali refugees charged with welfare fraud

What else is new!  The only thing new is the change in location from Minnesota to Maine and this time it is medicaid fraud and not daycare fraud. This news is from the Somali capital of Maine—Lewiston—and from earlier this month. Tip of the iceberg? From the Sun Journal (hat tip Frank): PORTLAND — Two […]

Trial opens in case of another Uzbek refugee charged with plotting terror in his home country

We remember when Jamshid Muhtorov was arrested attempting to leave the country in 2012 and I have wondered what the heck was going on that his case was not going to trial. Before reading on, you might want to revisit another notorious case of an Uzbek refugee sentenced to prison in Idaho who subsequently tried to […]

Trump nominates Ronald Mortensen to head State Department refugee program

Who is Ronald Mortensen? I had never heard of him, but CNN and other outlets call him an immigration hardliner, a “fellow” at the Center for Immigration Studies. Doing a quick scan of the Utah native’s writing at CIS, we see that he has mostly written about DACA and illegal alien issues, so his experience with […]

See what I mean! The wailing for workers is the latest PR push for refugee industry; Virginia this time!

On the heels of my post yesterday, here is the first of what surely will be many stories about how refugee workers are needed for meatpackers and hotel chains—this time in Virginia. I guess they realized the ‘humanitarian’ shtick was no longer effective, they have come right out and admitted what this is all about—workers […]

Comment worth noting is an example of what you can do for your state and country

From time to time, I post what I call “comments worth noting” that have been sent to me or in this case published on social media. This (below) is a facebook entry from Peggy Traeger Tierney in Minnesota. Readers ask me all the time, what can I do?  Well, this is a prime example. Help […]