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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto refused to meet the President yesterday

Surely you know all about Democrat Mayor Bill Peduto shunning the President and his family when they went to Pittsburgh yesterday to pay their respects to those murdered in the synagogue attack last Saturday.  Here is one of many stories about the Mayor’s snub. And, here is Peduto with Chris Matthews:     By the […]

What the heck! Armenians brawl with Blacks and Hispanics in California high school

Armenians? You learn something new every day. Did you know that the center of the Armenian immigrant community in America is located in Glendale, California and that we are still bringing Armenian ‘refugees’ to the US to be placed mostly, where? in California, in and around Glendale where there are obviously ethnic and racial cultural […]

Michigan story about refugee slowdown reveals what citizens really think

Today when I saw one more story about some gathering somewhere meant to tell the public how bad the Trump administration is as it slows the flow of third worlders to unsuspecting middle America towns, my first thought was: blah! blah! blah! However, for a change I had a good look at the comments to […]

Episcopal Migration Ministries might be dropped from federal refugee program

But so might seven other refugee contractors? Before you get too excited…. …..there must be an error in this report, but I am posting it just to see if we can get the truth shaken loose. When I first started writing this blog in 2007 there were ten federal resettlement contractors that monopolized all refugee […]

Maine: Dunkin’ Donuts apologizes for banning Somali social justice activist from store after altercation

This is a classic case about how change happens! Businesses, eager to prostrate themselves out of fear once confronted by an angry demanding refugee like Hamdia Ahmed, quickly make news by backing down when activists for Muslim immigrant rights cause a stir.  The message to the public: be silent. Even as it is clear, when you […]

Lexington KY: Catholic Church and Interfaith group stage refugee “pilgrimage” tomorrow

Here is what I don’t get:  Why does their love of “the other” always have to be demonstrated via a political event— a staged event to show how good they are and how bad you are?     Can’t these Catholics simply (quietly!) help refugees and immigrants without making a show of it? Here is […]

Two weeks in to the fiscal year, Maryland moves to the top of the list for the most refugees resettled

I had told myself that I was going to be more diligent in checking data this year as refugees were being placed by the Trump Administration. The first arrivals were reported here four days ago. So, when I checked just now I was surprised to see that Maryland, which usually comes in in the middle […]