Editor: I’m taking a break as I am sure some of you have noticed, and I am trying to decide if I really want to continue to “feed the dragon.” That is a phrase someone shared with me decades ago about writing daily (or nearly daily) commentary on the news when there are so many other interesting things to do!
And, I think maybe it is time for the next generation to fight for the future!
In the meantime, I’ll continue to report on a few refugee issues even as I don’t have the time or the will to respond to comments, often snarky ones, from those who think I don’t post the things they want to see posted. My message to them is to write their own blog!
There are nearly 10,000 posts here at RRW, so please use the search window to look for information on refugee resettlement and related issues.
Checking the limited data at the Refugee Processing Center for this fiscal year which began on October 1, 2020 (ends on September 30th), I see that Biden will likely end the year with the smallest annual number of refugees admitted since the Refugee Act of 1980 (Kennedy, Biden and Jimmy Carter) became law.
As of July 31st, 6,246 have been admitted with two months until the fiscal year ends. Go here to see how many your state received:
As for the Special Immigrant Visa holders from Afghanistan, those numbers and the states where they were placed are here. The total for the present fiscal year (to the end of July) is 4,181.
The Unaccompanied Alien Children (mostly teens!) released to sponsors data is only up-to-date to June 30th.
See it here (note that top ‘welcoming’ counties are also reported):
And, don’t miss the information, here, about how 84% of the “children” are ages 13-17. Most are males.
These sources of information do not include the hundreds of thousands of adult fake asylum seekers invading the border.