JOHN DERBYSHIRE: The Great Ann Corcoran Vs. The Open Borders Wolf Pack
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[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on]

When the United States has been restored as a proper nation with demographic stability, well-managed borders, and a proper concern for the continuity of our national culture, a monument should be erected in tribute to all those who helped make it happen.

I doubt my name will be among those engraved on that monument. I do what I can here in my weekly podcasts and monthly diaries, but I’m too much of a dilettante, too easily distracted by unrelated matters: astronomical events, childhood recollections, linguistics, math trivia, Hungarian novels, Chinese poems, Italian opera, guns, doom, … Eh, it’s a list with no end.’s Peter and Lydia Brimelow will have their names inscribed there on that monument, though, along with our senior contributors.

And somewhere, high up on the plinth with their names, will be the name of Ann Corcoran.

In 2007 Ann was alarmed by the large-scale settlement of foreign Muslims in her home state. She founded a website called Refugee Resettlement Watch. For twelve years thereafter she posted regularly about the refugee resettlement rackets, and about the whole bogus ”asylum” business in general.

That of course got the attention of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Wokipedia, and other guardians of multicultural orthodoxy; and that led Ann’s hosting service, WordPress, to drop her for the usual mealy-mouthed fake reasons.

Ann continued blogging for another three years as best she could, posting 37 times here at, August 2021 to February 2022. Then she quit.

The whole of Refugee Resettlement Watch, from July 2007 to February 2022, survives in a form that we archived as The entire archive is in 1,942 web pages; so if you’re planning on browsing it, set aside plenty of time.

I’m glad to report that as I am recording this, Ann is in good health. She is currently preparing her house and farm for a Memorial Day gathering of her family, children, and grandchildren. Blessings to all of them from VDARE!

Why did she quit blogging in 2022? Sheer exhaustion, and an ample supply of other things she wanted to get done.

What we do here—standing up for the Historic American Nation and sane immigration policies—often seems like thankless work with nothing to show for it all.

At the VDARE conference four weeks ago I pointed out to Peter that

  • his landmark book Alien Nation was published in 1995, which was
  • thirty years after the Hart-Celler Act of 1965 changed the U.S.A.’s immigration policy in a multicultural direction; and that
  • next year, 2025, will be thirty years further along history’s highway, with
  • our immigration system today more chaotic than ever—far worse than in 1965 or even 1995.

So in February 2022 Ann sighed and said: ”Well, I have done all I can, honorably and diligently. Now let others take up the cause.”

And of course others will. We will, here at, for as long as we can fend off Letitia Lawfare and her legions of like-minded bureaucrats and judges.

And behind us there are others. As I’ve been noting recently, in my April Diary and last week’s podcast, there is a swelling cohort of young, normal, healthy, patriotic, and… young citizens all over the Western world waking up to the destructive horrors of unrestrained multiculturalism.

They are the ones who will be erecting that monument and inscribing the honored names on it—the names of the Brimelows, of Jared Taylor, of Ann Corcoran, and many others.

Yes, listeners [JFK impersonation]: “The tawrch has been pahssed to a noo generation of Americans…”

It was from Ann Corcoran’s work that we learned—well, that I learned—about the refugee-resettlement business model.

See: there’s a lot of money to be made in refugee resettlement. Some of it comes from voluntary donations, but a great deal is supplied by government sources.

The main distributors of that money are what Ann called the VOLAGS—voluntary agencies. There are nine VOLAGS, all with uplifting—in five cases, explicitly religious—names. Here’s Ann’s list:

Were there ever nine organizations listed together with names so fragrant with charity, love, and spiritual uplift?

But in fact, as Ann noted in one of her posts here at, dated September 2021:

They really aren’t ”faith-based” religious charities … but handsomely funded federal contractors hiding under a veneer of Jewish and Christian humanitarian zeal.

All this came to mind early this week when I was watching Jesse Watters’ show. Apparently it’s no longer just Ann Corcoran’s VOLAGS, although Jesse mentions one of them. There’s a whole wolf pack of nonprofits passing money—your money and my money—from Uncle Sam to bogus refugees, asylum seekers, and plain vanilla illegal aliens. The head wolves in these packs are doing very well for themselves.

Here’s Jesse to tell you himself. His source is a report published on May 12th by The Free Press: Nonprofits Are Making Billions off the Border Crisis.

[Clip, Jesse Watters speaking]  When there’s a problem in the country politicians have two answers: blame the other party, or throw money at it.

Biden detonated a bomb at the border on his first day in office, blamed Trump, and now wants more of your money to fix it.

Biden has more resources than any president in history. He can fix the border with Executive Orders. So where’s … You want more money? Today we’re finding out where the border bucks are going.

The Free Press investigation into the nonprofits who are paid by the government to take care of migrant kids. Billions of dollars go to these nonprofits. And the CEO’s?—filthy rich.

Chip Fulghum runs the nonprofit Endeavors; Chip makes six hundred Gs. Before that he worked at the DHS—the same agency that now throws him contracts. The Free Press reports that his group had one point three billions in contracts with the government in 2022.

Endeavor spent a half a mil of that money on Music Therapy for migrant kids. Music Therapy. They also offer Pet Therapy and Plant Therapy. We don’t really know what that means, but five hundred grand is a lot of money for pets, plants, and music—which, last time I checked, were free.

Endeavor got back to us. They say their CEO’s pay is in line with other nonprofits and that compensation includes benefits, travel, and other business expenses. They also do work for vets and homeless.

Southwest Key Programs is another nonprofit flush with your cash, run by Doctor Anselmo Villarreal … I like that. Makes over a mil.

The NGO has problems. A worker was charged with sexual abuse and they were investigated for misuse of funds. They still got eight hundred million dollars in contracts from Biden. Eight hundred million.

Then there’s Krish O’Mara Vignarajah. She made over five hundred Gs as the CEO of Global Refuge—how’d she get that job? Well, she worked for Michelle Obama … also John Kerry and Hillary. Crooked taught her well: Krish went from a government salary to making half a mil a year. Now she calls Trump a dictator on MS.

[Inner clip, Ms. Vignarajah speaking] The agenda that they’ve laid out, most recently in the Times article, reads like it’s straight out of a dictator’s playbook. The Trump campaign knows that there’s no popular support for the kind of authoritarian crackdown they’ve … kind of laid out. [End inner clip]

[Jesse Watters again]  Now, there’s got to be somewhere better to send all this money to.]

Actually, Jesse, ”all this money” doesn’t have to be sent anywhere.

It could be left in the pockets and bank accounts of the people who earned it—we, the American taxpayers.

John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.

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