All eyes on Texas today, the number one refugee resettlement state in the nation

As the President heads to Texas and the Central American migrant caravan marches on toward our southern border, I can’t help but say ‘told you so.’ Between illegal immigration and legal refugees, the hard Left Open Borders activists and agitators are turning a red state blue.     They might not succeed this year (then […]

Texas is top refugee resettlement state in the nation since 2008 (blue state here we come?)

I’m working on a post on Kentucky which sent me back to the Refugee Processing Center for some numbers. So, I saw this data and figured it would be a useful bit of information for you especially as there is much talk these days as a result of the US Senate race there about Texas […]

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 […]

It’s official: US admits lowest number of refugees since Jimmy Carter’s Refugee Act signed in to law

Yesterday ended Donald Trump’s first full fiscal year for refugee admissions as FY18 officially came to a close.     The previous low admission year record belongs to George Bush who put the breaks on the US Refugee Admissions Program in 2002 with 27,070 arrivals due to fear of another 9/11. Expect the media today […]

Monday a big day for refugee contractors, expect more stories like these….

What is Monday?  It is the beginning of the federal fiscal year. It is the first day of FY19. It is the day when the writing will be on the wall for many refugee resettlement offices around the country. Why? Because in 1980 Jimmy Carter signed the Refugee Act of 1980 in to law and […]

Another story about refugees living in deplorable housing, this time in San Antonio, Texas

And, this time rather than the International Rescue Committee getting the blame (as they did in California), it is Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Catholic refugee agency worker: The charity’s “model of resettlement has not really changed for 20, 30 years. They still basically do what they’re required to do, but they […]

Parents arrested in teen abuse case; father was an Iraqi interpreter for US

There are dozens of reports in publications around the world about the case of a missing San Antonio teen, Maarib al-Hishmawi, now found alive and well in the care of an unnamed organization that protected her. She went into hiding because she didn’t want to go through with an arranged marriage (this is the United States!) […]

Refugee contractors brought refugee lobbyists to Washington (again) last week

They do this every year. It is the sort of thing those of you concerned about an overload of refugees in your communities can’t really do, first and foremost because it is expensive to travel to Washington. And, our pro-reform side has no money!!! I suspect your tax dollars helped pay for the lobbying organized […]

No statutory authority underpinning refugee program in so-called Wilson-Fish states

The Refugee Act of 1980 does permit a state to withdraw from the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program, but here is the catch: Back in 1984 Congress passed an amendment to the act that was then completely abused by the bureaucrats in the federal government who did not want to stop sending refugees to those states.  […]

Texas immigration control citizen activists must lead!

Just now I saw this headline story at The Hill: Sure we all agree that it makes sense that a mixture of measures be included in the border security plan, but Cornyn is chairman now of the subcommittee in the Senate that was so ably run by then Senator Jeff Sessions. Sen. John Cornyn has […]