RRW round-up for the month of February 2017

Having a look at the numbers of readers arriving at RRW in the month of February, I am happy to report that the numbers of you arriving here in January and February added up to more than arrived in the whole of 2011 and 2012 combined!

The education of the American people is increasing exponentially about the completely out of control UN/US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).

Nixon: Say it over and over and over again, even if you want to barf!

Before I get to the top three posts of the month (and the top ten countries from which readers arrived at RRW), I want to talk about repetition.
As I have said so often, someone once told me that people need to hear things seven times before it sinks in. So, if you are a regular reader, you might be getting really sick of the fact that I keep repeating many key points about the USRAP and how it effects your communities.
But, if I repeat some things it is because I am mindful of the need for repetition which won’t end because every day we get new readers (and they need to get their seven repeats!).
Reader Paul confirmed the admonition about repetition in an e-mail to me recently with a quote from David Gergen about what he learned from Richard Nixon:

He learned the importance of saying the same thing, over and over and over: “Nixon taught us about the art of repetition. He used to tell me, ‘About the time you are writing a line that you have written it so often that you want to throw up, that is the first time the American people will hear it.’ “

Now here are the Top Three Posts of the month (top three posts of the last day are in the right hand side bar):

Open borders left, refugee contractors plan days of action

Repost: US Cases of refugees arrested or convicted on terror charges, and other heinous crimes

The nerve! UN Secretary General goes to Saudi Arabia and says “Islamophobia” to blame for world’s worst violence

BTW, our fact sheet, linked at the top of the page, gets thousands of hits a month, but I feel bad about that because it is out of date, and frankly I haven’t the time or the interest in updating it.

Here are the Top Ten Countries from which readers arrived at RRW in the last month (in descending order and excluding the US):





South Africa






Some reminders:

When I get around to posting comments, know that I don’t post any comments that suggest violence in any way against anyone. Those with foul language or personal attacks on other commenters are also trashed.  I don’t want to hear anything about Zionist conspiracies and because this is my blog I don’t have to be fair and balanced.  If you have a particular conspiracy you are pushing, then I recommend that you write your own blog!
As a matter of fact, one thing I have said more than seven times is that instead of spending your days commenting on blogs and reading news on Drudge, why not start your own blog?
More single-issue bloggers are desperately needed because there seems to be no such thing as investigative journalism anymore. How about disciplining yourselves and rather than being a news junky (a gadfly!), focus on some specific topic and make news yourself by exposing some federal, state or local government program gone awry!
RRW is not a group.  RRW does not have employees. I don’t make any money from traffic coming to RRW.  RRW is my personal contribution to America and I am trying to avoid burnout!
So, while I am venting, nothing bugs me more than readers telling me I need to cover this issue or that issue in the immigration arena—YOU do it!
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At the end of each blog post there is a facebook and twitter icon so that you can send my posts out to those other social media outlets.  I do a lot of tweeting, so follow me there @refugeewatcher.
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Sorry for venting, but spring has arrived early in Maryland and I am enjoying it!
Thanks and appreciation to all of you who send kind words of encouragement both to my e-mail address and to my post office box. Even if I sound cranky, I really do appreciate all that you are doing to spread the word where you live and that you take time to tell me about it!
Thanks for listening!  Happy Spring!
This post is archived in my ‘blogging’ category here.

Numbers update: end of first 5 months of fiscal year, highest number of refugees admitted in over 10 years

Yesterday, February 28th, was the end of the first 5 months of fiscal year 2017.
I checked the refugee admission numbers this morning (at Wrapsnet) and see that we admitted 37,026 refugees from all over the world since October 1, 2016.

How low will they go for Fiscal Year 2018? In 6 months that determination will be made.

Two days ago we reported that 36,822 had arrived.
By two days from now (March 3), the flow should almost come to an end for now, although remember that President Trump has said 50,000 will be admitted by September 30th—a number that is too high in my opinion.
It is obviously too late, but I had argued for 35,000.
I knew that for the time I’ve been writing this blog (since 2007), that 37,026 was much more than we had ever admitted in the first 5 months of a fiscal year, so I was able to go to this chart and confirm it.
If you live in one of over 100 resettlement sites in the US, and felt that you were being swamped recently, you probably were!
37,026 is 7,834 more than the highest year below, and a whopping 24,782 more than the lowest year!
Here are the admission numbers for the first 5 months of the fiscal year going back to 2006:

2006: 16,287

2007:  12,244

2008:  14,224

2009:  22,809

2010:  29,192

2011:  25,680

2012:  18,581

2013:  28,078

2014:  26,925

2015:  26,717

2016:  22,827

Next big test for the Trump Administration!

In September, President Trump will make his ‘determination’ for the number (and regions of the world from which they will come) of refugees to be seeded in to your towns and cities in FY2018.
This post is filed in our Trump Watch! category as well as ‘refugee statistics’ and ‘where to find information.’

Senator Tom Cotton's RAISE Act to bring legal immigration under control, but will it control refugee program?

Many of you have been directing me to look at the RAISE Act….
As time goes on we will need to talk about this legislation, assuming Senators Cotton and Perdue are able to move it!

A lot of good things in his bill, but not much reform for out-of-control UN/US Refugee Admissions Program.

Sorry I have not focused on it because on the issue of refugees it is inadequate. Simply placing a 50,000 cap on the program is meaningless if the program continues to run as it does with ‘non-profit’ (federal refugee contractors) groups acting in collusion with a secretive US State Department to place third world poverty in unsuspecting US towns and cities.
And, besides as I said here, the average refugee admission numbers for the years since 9/11/01 (including that high number for 2001) is 65,000. And, those years spanned both the Bush and Obama Administrations.
50,000 does not represent much of a drop.
If the Senators were seeking to cut legal immigration in half, the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program would require a ceiling of about 32,500, right!
Here is the text of the RAISE Act (“Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act”) (S.354).
There is lots of good stuff in the bill (see NumbersUSA here), but not on refugees.