Arizona Iraqi refugee arrested in bomb-making plot, media avoids the ‘R’ word

Thanks to reader Julia for sending the story from the Daily Mail with the rather long headline: REVEALED: Iraqi refugee who planned to carry out terror attacks with bombs he built in Las Vegas was caught in elaborate FBI sting teaching agents to make IEDs with skills he learned in Iraq Check out the Daily […]

CAIR Texas angry that refugee numbers dropping under Trump

No surprise of course, but I thought my Texas readers might like to know. If you missed it the other day, see my post about the numbers for fiscal year 2018 that just closed on September 30th. Texas was the number one resettlement state in the nation in FY18.    From Houston Public Media: Texas […]

Case of Iraqi refugee linked to ISIS exposes failed vetting system under Obama

Nayla Rush writing at the Center for Immigration Studies poses a wide range of questions about how a man with two arrest warrants in Iraq got in to the US from Turkey in 2014, received extensive benefits from the US taxpayer, and lived here until now undetected. Entitled: Follow-Up Questions on Omar Ameen’s Refugee Resettlement […]

Security ‘specialists’ and Open Borders activists argue that Trump is doing TOO MUCH vetting of refugees

They claim the Trump Administration is intentionally slowing the arrival of refugees destined for your towns and cities by TOO MUCH security screening. See my two previous posts this morning: Comey said (as recently as May 2017) that 300 refugees were being investigated for possible terror connections, here, and Trump’s FBI (Department of Justice) has […]

Refugee processing slowdown blamed on FBI’s new vetting procedures

If you didn’t see my first post this morning go here. Then FBI Director Comey told the Senate last year that 300 refugees (about 200 of them Iraqis) were being investigated for possible connections to terrorists. This is number two in a three part series today on how the Trump Administration has been beefing up […]

Memory lane: Then FBI Director Comey told the Senate that 300 refugees were being investigated by the FBI for terror connections

That was in May of 2017. Love him or hate him, this testimony he gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3, 2017 was swept under the rug by the mainstream media. But we have this segment of that testimony from the Washington Post in a story entitled: Read the full testimony of FBI […]

Refugee activists pouncing on supposed Pentagon concern for drop in refugee numbers

They say that the Pentagon (although I have yet to see a single name from the Pentagon say this) is concerned that especially Iraqis who help the military won’t want to help if they don’t get assurances of a ticket to America. Frankly, I’m not so sure I like the idea of offering tickets to […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial: Are there holes in US refugee vetting process?

I’ve marveled from time to time lately about the changes I’m seeing with media coverage of the US Refugee Admissions Program.  Granted they are tiny changes so far, but at least some media outlets are looking more carefully at a program that NO ONE questioned eleven years ago when I first began writing RRW. In […]

Uzbek refugee sentenced to additional 20 years in prison for attempted murder

The warden was supposed to die! (Kurbanov told the court)   Fazliddin Kurbanov was already serving a sentence of 25 years on terrorism charges when he tried to kill the warden at California’s Victorville prison. The warden was seriously wounded and scarred for life from the improvised knife attack. Thanks to Richard for spotting the story […]

Breitbart: Chronology of lies in case of Iraqi refugee arrested in California

So much for “robust” screening….. Michael Patrick Leahy writing at Breitbart did a thorough job of cataloging the chronology of lies told by alleged ISIS fighter turned Obama refugee—Omar Ameen. From Breitbart yesterday (I saw it after I posted my short news item on the arrest, here) And, btw, other news stories on the case […]