Iraqi refugees entering US at rate of (only) 699 per month; 82% Muslim

Since readers seem to have liked previous posts on Syrians and Somalis resettled in the US in FY2016, I thought you might like to see how the Iraqi flow is going.  I’m surprised to see that the number is much lower than last year. Does that mean we are approaching a point where we have […]

Midway through fiscal year 2016, how is Obama doing with his refugee surge?

Editor’s note:  I’ve been away for several days and so am terribly behind on the refugee news.  I was in Albany to receive an award from the NY State Federation of Republican Women—their Woman in the Forefront award.  It was quite an honor!  And, I took the occasion for a mini-vacation to visit family and […]

Two Iraqi (Palestinian!) refugees arrested on terror charges (California and Texas)

Here is the hot news this morning.  The LA Times has a more detailed account of the story that broke overnight, than some other news outlets (maybe CA is getting a little more sensitive to the terrorists living in their midst). The two Iraqis are actually Palestinians who had been living in Iraq.  By the […]

423 Syrians admitted to US in first two months of fiscal year; 99% are Sunni Muslims

I love it, so many reporters are on the case now!  This morning I see Drudge is prominently featuring a CNS news story about how all of the Syrians admitted to the US after the Paris terror attack are Sunni Muslims, click here for that story.  Lots of good information there! Below is a map […]

Syrians entering US in first six weeks of 2016 fiscal year; 98% Sunni Muslim

Here is where the 291 Syrians who have entered the US in FY2016 have been placed.  California, Texas, Kentucky, Arizona and Ohio make the top five.  (I selected for my search October 1, 2015 to November 15, 2015 and assume the data base is up to date to the 15th, but can’t know that for […]

Do governors have any power when it comes to resettlement of third-worlders to their states?

We are going to find out as the latest news is that 27 governors have in one way or another said—count me out when it comes to Syrian resettlement.   [I hope to get time today to post some other considerations—one that I want everyone to understand is that we have been admitting tens of […]

States with large number of mosques correlates with top refugee resettlement states

A reader, Dick, sent us this map (below) of the US which shows the number of mosques located in each state.   There is a maybe not-so-surprising correlation to the top states receiving refugees. By the way, as I noted in my little book, mosque construction is a way to stake-out territory often in advance […]

See list of states receiving over 1,000 refugees in last 8 months; zip for Montana and Wyoming

I found this very informative map earlier this morning and want you to see it.   Just over 40,000 refugees have been resettled in the US this fiscal year (FY 2015 began October 1, 2014) and this map is up to date as of May 31, 2015. Here are the states that have received over 1,000 […]

To date, 815 Syrian refugees admitted to US; 92% are Muslim

Since yesterday was the end of the month, I thought it was time to check out the government data bases to see how many Syrian refugees have been admitted to the US over the last few years (I went back to January 1, 2012).  Remember that the UN has 11,000 Syrians picked out for us […]

Iraqis top list of refugees resettled in first 2 months of fiscal year; Texas top resettlement state

Two months of fiscal year 2015 are now behind us and the US State Department and its contractors are off and running with a surprising number of refugees resettled so far. According to the statistics kept at the Refugee Processing Center, Iraqis top the list.  Here are the Top Five countries of origin for refugees […]