Thanks everyone for your kind words of support

And, thanks for understanding that after 11 years of almost daily researching and writing stories on the refugee program and related issues, I need a break.   Thank you for all of your notes of thanks and encouragement. I haven’t disappeared to a sunny beach somewhere and am having fun tweeting on an expanded list […]

Trump rudely fires only cabinet member doing anything to seriously halt the migrant “invasion”

Did the Open Borders Republicans looking for cheap labor finally persuade the President to unceremoniously dump the only man (probably in all of America!) who knew the nuts of bolts of immigration law and who had fought for decades to put America first when it came to the demographic makeup of the country? As long […]

Is Minnesota lost? That has to be the question many are asking this morning

I woke up this morning with my head spinning about the results nationwide, and couldn’t at first figure out where to dive in to tell you what I think about the midterm election results. Over time, I’ll have more to say about what it all means, but I do know this—there will be no legislative […]

Minnesota Muslims “waking up” and expect to make gains in voting today

From NPR: Muslims Hope To ‘Wake Up’ At The Ballot Box This Year On a recent Saturday afternoon in an office in St. Paul, Minn., a flurry of calls went out to Native American and Latinos voters reminding them to vote Nov. 6. And there was a new group added to the list: Muslims. Until […]

Boo hoo! Canada’s boy wonder, Justin Trudeau, has immigration problems too

If you’ve forgotten all about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s now infamous 2017 tweet inviting refugees to Canada to stick it to President Trump, I’m here to remind you!     Canada’s 2019 election is expected to be contentious, to say the least, with immigration at the forefront. Soooo… Trudeau now wants to speed up […]

Refugee resettlement is a major issue in several Minnesota races

Three Republicans have said they will work to stop or at least curtail further resettlement to the state if elected. From Twin Cities Pioneer Press: Some Republican candidates want to suspend refugee resettlement in Minnesota. Can they do that?   Minnesota has welcomed thousands of refugees since the federal resettlement process was set in 1980. […]

Pittsburgh paper: HIAS remains defiant in wake of synagogue murders

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette‘s headline is this: Pittsburgh’s Jewish refugee resettlement agency, HIAS vow to continue work after threats, Squirrel Hill shooting   The story paints a picture of a ‘non-profit‘ group that is all about welcoming the poor and downtrodden to America, but never mentions the fact that it is more than 50% funded by […]

UN Migration pact: Austria out, Poland and Czech Republic to follow?

That UN Global Compact for Migration could crumble as more countries signal they won’t sign the document in Morocco in December. We told you about it here recently.  President Trump took us out at the very beginning and then Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban also said no way. Sounds warm and fuzzy, so what is […]