Refugee Resettlement Watch celebrates 6th anniversary

Actually it was on July 1, but I forgot about it until today!

Who knew six years ago that an encounter with the Virginia Council of Churches (contractor Church World Service) in Hagerstown, MD would have led me to what is turning into a daily mission to bring to light the problems associated with refugee resettlement primarily as it is presently practiced in the United States.

Writing daily as well about other parts of the world, and about other aspects of immigration, helps us better understand what is happening to America.

Since July 1, 2007, blog partner Judy and I have written 4,805 posts.  That is an average of 2.2 posts every day.

We have had 1,487,605 visitors.  And, I thought it was funny to see that on July 11th, 2007 we celebrated our 200th visitor.  This blog has a very narrow focus, so we are thrilled at the number of visitors we receive!

Our best day was this year, on May 29th, when we wrote a post entitled: ‘They are fighting back in Sweden.‘ There were 6,512 views that day, 5,129 clicked on that post.

In February 2012, wordpress began reporting statistics on what countries readers were arriving from.  Here are the top ten, with the US, of course, leading the way:

US, UK, Canada, Australia, India, Sweden, South Africa, Germany, Thailand and Malaysia (that one surprised me!).

The top five posts of all time are these:

Refugee Resettlement Fact Sheets (latest fact sheet posted June 20th)

How did we get so many Somali refugees (2008)

Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis? (2011)

Asylum seekers head for Israel (2009)

Muslim immigration killing Sweden (2009)

Thanks for visiting RRW!

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