A year ago, it came to our attention in Washington County MD that a non-profit group (Virginia Council of Churches) had been bringing refugees into the city of Hagerstown (county seat) for a couple of years. Some problems arose and citizens started to take an interest and ask questions about how this federal program works. Our local paper had no interest in finding the facts, so we decided to find them ourselves.
One of the many startling things we found out about this very quiet effort is that these non-profit groups bring to the US on average each year 15,000 (FY90-FY03) Muslim refugees from the Middle East, Africa, the Balkans, etc, almost completely funded by the US Government through grants and contracts to these non-government agencies. Of the 168 refugees brought to our county since 2004, 125 are Muslim. Although we all have sympathy for persecuted and suffering people there are real questions to be answered about the wisdom of this policy.
It turns out that there are hotbeds of this refugee resettlement controversy throughout the US. We have identified some of those. Because the issue is much more complicated than we initially realized, we have set up this online community organizing center at:
If you have information or questions from your communities about Refugee Resettlement please get in touch with Ann Corcoran at Ann@vigilantfreedom.com.
January 12, 2009
Refugee Resettlement Watch
This is interesting. It is a community organization that works to prevent Muslim immigration in a unique way (see the Stop Muslim Immigration petition). To explain their work, Ann Corcoran wrote:
Labels: Muslim immigration