Ann Corcoran’s Refugee Resettlement Watch Weekly Round-Up, March 17, 2017: “Battle of Rotterdam”, Etc.


Ann Corcoran at Refugee Resettlement Watch has posted her latest Roundup:

I’ve been terrible about keeping up with weekly round-ups, so I figured it was about time I put one up!

For my last round-up (it was for the month of February, click here).

The Top Three Posts of the last week are these (top daily posts are in the right hand sidebar):

And, I want to mention that another post just skyrocketed yesterday.  It is this one:

 

BTW, I’ve added a new sidebar widget: Refugee Admission numbers for FY17.

For new readers: I wrote this little book in 2015. Although a bit out of date now, it might help you get up-to-speed on an issue that is dominating the news today. https://www.amazon.com/Refugee-Resettlement-America-Civilization-Reader/dp/1508820708/

Fiscal year 2017 runs from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.  As you know Donald Trump has set the CEILING at 50,000 for the year.  As of the March 16th, the day Trump’s 120-day moratorium on resettlement was to go into effect, we were at 38,106.

The Hawaii judge placed, illegally in my opinion, a restraining order on the refugee ceiling  portion of the order.  So, I will track the numbers every few days (assuming Wrapsnet is working) and post the latest number in the right hand sidebar.

For new (and some long-time readers): Sorry for the repeat on some of this, but I get e-mails and comments about these issues all the time!

RRW is on twitter.  I am @RefugeeWatcher.  As of this morning I have 8,996 followers.  My tweets are also in the right hand sidebar here at RRW.

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Also, for new readers, you might want to see my first youtube video from 2015, I see it is at 2,889,554 views as of this morning, here.

And, again thanks to all of you who have sent kind words of encouragement.  Know how much I appreciate it even if, for lack of time, I don’t respond directly.

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