The Trump administration, which has proposed a massive 60 percent reduction in refugee admissions from the Obama-era high of 110,000, is expected to cut that number even deeper. according to preliminary estimates. Experts evaluating the administration’s latest refugee totals now predict a slash of over 77 percent, to 25,000 refugees a year. “The national quota was lowered drastically by the Trump administration from 2018. His quota is, like, 45,000. Likely by the end of the year the number will be substantially less than even that,” according to Don Barnett, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and widely published on refugee resettlement and asylum issues. At a Tuesday conference, he added that Trump could “zero out” refugees, because it is up to the president to set levels. Based on current refugee statistics, he said that the administration will likely allow in far less than the proposed ceiling of 45,000. “I personally think it will come in at half that. I think it will come in at 25,000 or so,” said Barnett. “It’s not going to come anywhere near 45,000,” he added. Obama averaged 75,000 refugee admissions every year, he said. Refugees have become controversial around the nation as more have poured in. State and local communities have balked at the costs, about $3,000 each, and the right they have to welfare and medical help. In Minnesota, it’s become an election issue. At the Tuesday conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies, Jeff Johnson, a St. Cloud, Minn., city councilman said local taxpayers are outraged at the number of refugees pouring in. “This could be the number one issue” in the state and local elections this year, he said.
That would hardly be a surprise.. Under Obama’s foolish policies, we have become overrun by largely unvetted refugees from predominantly Muslim countries that our infrastructure simply cannot accommodate. So, kudos to President Trump for cutting back on that nonsense.
Denmark won’t allow any refugees into the country this year under a United Nations program and will seek flexibility in determining how many may resettle in the future instead of a set quota, the Ministry of Immigration and Integration said. Since 1989, Denmark has pledged to take 500 refugees a year selected by the UN for resettlement. The program is separate from European Union efforts to distribute migrants among member states, which has encountered fierce opposition from countries including Hungary. “It’s hard to predict how many refugees and migrants will show up at the border to seek asylum, and we know it may be hard to integrate those who arrive here,” Danish Minister of Immigration and Integration Inger Stojberg said in a statement on the UN program on Saturday. “Hence, I would like to see a more flexible quota regime, so that we are prepared, but not obliged, to take a certain number of refugees for resettlement every year.”
That is exactly the kind of position the Trump administration needs to take immediately! We can no longer afford to be the world’s refugee shelter, and with the lack of proper screening we’ve been (thanks to Obama’s stupidity, and hatred for America) importing God-knows how many Islamic terrorists from Iraq, Syria, and northern Africa. It’s time to end the insanity, and support Trump’s ban on so-called “refugees” from those countries that even the Obama administration identified as potential threats to our national security. Kudos to Denmark for showing leadership and common sense on this issue. We’d be wise to follow their lead.
In a victory for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court on Monday lifted key components of an injunction against President Trump’s proposed ban on travel from six majority-Muslim nations, reinstating much of the policy and promising to hear full arguments as early as this fall. The court’s decision means the justices will now wade into the biggest legal controversy of the Trump administration — the president’s order temporarily restricting travel, which even Trump has termed a “travel ban.” “Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security,” Trump said in a statement. “…As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive.” He added: “My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe. Today’s ruling allows me to use an important tool for protecting our Nation’s homeland.” The court made clear that a limited version of the policy can be enforced immediately with a full hearing to come in the Fall. “An American individual or entity that has a bona fide relationship with a particular person seeking to enter the country as a refugee can legitimately claim concrete hardship if that person is excluded,” the court wrote. “As to these individuals and entities, we do not disturb the injunction. But when it comes to refugees who lack any such connection to the United States, for the reasons we have set out, the balance tips in favor of the Government’s compelling need to provide for the Nation’s security.”
Excellent ruling!! As we’ve been saying all along here at The Daily Buzz, the President has not only the statutory legal authority, but the constitutional authority to enact such a travel ban. And, all of the lower appellate courts that denied that legal authority, did so for political reasons; NOT legal reasons. And, they just got b_tch-slapped by the Supremes. Be on the watch for all the hand-wringing by Democrats and the dominantly liberal mainstream media. Excellent!! 🙂
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June 26, 2017
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A total of 3,957 refugees were admitted into the United States in May, a 19.3 percent increase over April’s figures and a 91.1 percent jump from March’s low point of 2,070 admissions. In the first eight months of fiscal 2017, the U.S. has admitted a total of 46,371 refugees. While the second consecutive monthly increase, May’s admission numbers are still the third lowest for any month in fiscal years 2016 and 2017, after 3,316 in April and 2,070 in March. May’s 3,957 compares to 6,511 refugees admitted in May 2016. The countries accounting for the largest numbers of refugees who arrived in May were the Democratic Republic of Congo (799), Burma (660), Bhutan (389), Ukraine (374), Somalia (294), Eritrea (276), Iraq (214), Syria (156) and Iran (125), according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data. The admissions for May bring to 16,249 the number of refugees resettled in the U.S. since President Trump took office, with the largest contingents coming from the DRC (2,683), Burma (2,216), Iraq (1,696), Somalia(1,655) and Syria (1,603). Trump’s executive orders seeking to halt all refugee admissions for 120 days, and to limit overall refugee admission numbers to 50,000 in the current fiscal year, remain tied up in court proceedings. During the first eight months of fiscal year 2017, 46,371 refugees have arrived – 16,249 since Trump’s inauguration and 30,122 under his predecessor. That’s 4,948 more refugees than were admitted to the U.S. over the same eight-month period of FY 2016, and 3,504 more than were admitted during the first eight months of FY 2015. Trump said early in his presidency that allowing more than 50,000 refugees to resettle in the U.S. this fiscal year “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.”
And it is! To read the rest of this disturbing article, click on the text above. Hopefully, the Trump administration will get a more favorable review of it’s common sense travel ban by the Supreme Court…and soon!! This is WAY out of control!