Stunning news: Trump State Department opens the flood gates, refugee admissions will explode in coming weeks

Refugee Resettlement Watch, by Ann Corcoran on May 27, 2017:

Betraying the voters who elected Donald Trump, the Department of State slipped the news to the contractors on Thursday who then slipped the news to the New York Times just as you were packing up for the beach or getting ready for a family barbecue using the federal government’s favorite holiday weekend trick to bury the news.

Forget everything I said in my post yesterday about Trump’s “average” admissions. If they do as they are now saying they will, Donald Trump will be responsible for one of six highest resettlement years since 9/11.***

Manchester here we come!

Here is the headline (Hat tip: Julia). Emphasis mine:

U.S. Quietly Lifts Limit on Number of Refugees Allowed In

WASHINGTON — Despite repeated efforts by President Trump to curtail refugee resettlements, the State Department this week quietly lifted the department’s restriction on the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States.

The result could be a near doubling of refugees entering the country, from about 830 people a week in the first three weeks of this month to well over 1,500 people per week by next month, according to refugee advocates. Tens of thousands of refugees are waiting to come to the United States.

The State Department’s decision was conveyed in an email on Thursday to the private agencies in countries around the world that help refugees manage the nearly two-year application process needed to enter the United States.

In her email, Jennifer L. Smith, a department official, wrote that the refugee groups could begin bringing people to the United States “unconstrained by the weekly quotas that were in place.”

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Refugee groups now predict that entries into the United States could increase so rapidly that the total number of refugees admitted by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year, could exceed 70,000.

[….]

Refugee advocates were delighted by the State Department’s decision.

“This is long overdue, but we’re very happy,” said Mark Hetfield, president and chief executive of HIAS, an immigrant aid society.

Continue reading here as the contractors say they are worried for next year.  Oh, sure they are.

Bottomline is that it appears that the REPUBLICAN Congress (never forget they want to keep big business donors happy by providing a steady supply of cheap labor) appropriated gobs of money for refugee resettlement! 

And, the Trump Administration (remember Trump campaigned with talk of a moratorium on refugee resettlement) appears to have no fight left in them on this issue (other issues too!).

***Here are the refugee admissions since 9/11 (those in red exceed Trump’s projected 70,000). Bush had only 2 years in excess of 70,000 and Obama had 3 of his 8 years higher than 70,000.

2001: 87,259 (this year’s number would have been proposed by Clinton in the fall of 2000)

2002: 45,896

2003: 39,554

2004: 79,158

2005: 69,006

2006: 41,223

2007: 48,282

2008: 60,191

2009: 74,654

2010: 73,311

2011: 56,424

2012: 58,238

2013: 69,926

2014: 69,987

2015: 69,993

2016: 84,994

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13 thoughts on “Stunning news: Trump State Department opens the flood gates, refugee admissions will explode in coming weeks

  1. We are not UK, France or Germany. We are and armed America citizen. If what is happening there starts here there could be real trouble. It is obvious we no longer can trust our government whether it is being run by Obama or Trump there is only one political party in charge The progressive radical party that has sided with the Black Lives Mater and the Islamic Jihadist that all have one objective to destroy our Constitutional Republic.

    • “Betraying the voters who elected Donald Trump”, is the biggest lie! President Trump will not bring them in!!. It is the insane Judges who decided Trump was not going according to the law and they approved the entrance of the Refugees.
      He will be taking the case to the Supreme Court. I hope he can win a moratorium in the meantime. We don’t know how many criminals are in the crowd. Look at what just happened in England.

      • Obama made a deal with Australia to take in 1200 refugees when he was President. Trump can not go back on that. He has to do it. He is upset about it but he is forced to do it.

    • Oh dear – the once great US is starting to understand that they ARE the UK, France and Germany!

  2. If this is true, then CHRISTIAN organizations will have one hell of an opportunity to proselytize these incomers til the moon stands still. Not the welcome baskets but the full-on apologetics.

    Thousands of Muslims are leaving Islam everyday, many becoming atheist and many others becoming Christian. In fact, ex-Muslims are one of the strongest forces against Islam–because they KNOW the Islamic world-view, the deceptions, and how dangerous the teachings are.

    Don’t blindly fear Muslims; rather, learn how to reveal the truth of the Bible to them and confidently expose the falsehoods they have been inundated with since they were knee-high to their imams.

    This is not about respecting another religion–Islam is NOT a religion, it’s a 7th century tribal bedouin political system disguised as a religion to unite the warlike bands at a time when they were literally at each other’s throats. The warlord Muhammad appealed to their pagan traditions, their lust, and their love of conquest. Muhammad fashioned Allah for THEM.

    • Islam and Christianity are both manifestations of the same thing. Islam is definitely the most destructive of the two but both are built upon a temple of lies and misinformation. The only alternative Islam is irreligion. We need to ask and answer our own questions and think rationally about everything. Reason is the one true god deserving of your absolute and unquestioning loyalty.

  3. Why does it not surprise me anymore when government officials make stupid decisions like this? As far as I’m concerned, this is the ‘new normal’; it started during the Obama administration.

    At the rate we’re taking in muslim refugees, Trump won’t have to bother cleaning the swamp–the terrorists will do it and more…like take down the whole nation.

    Wonder what the American taxpayer would do if they knew the exact number of refugees the Saudi’s have taken in?! It’s zilch!!! The question never asked is, “Why not?”

    With Shar’ia law and our Constitution being incompatible, bringing muslims here doesn’t make any sense–especially when a rich, muslim nation like Saudi Arabia is at their doorstep. It doesn’t take a Harvard degree to see that this refugee ‘crisis’ is not being handled wisely. A mere glance at the situation across the ocean shows us what doesn’t work…yet the great minds at State keeping bringing the muslims here…like maybe they’re expecting different results?!*! There’s a word for that kind of thinking…its ‘insanity’.

    Here’s a question the State Department probably hasn’t considered: Taking muslim refugees into their country would be an ideal opportunity for Saudi Arabia to exhibit “Islamic compassion” to the world, but they have not chosen to do so. Gee whiz, golly bum…why could that be? (Pssst…if you don’t know the answer to that question, then you’re not qualified to work in The State Department.)

    • I already knew Saudi hadn’t taken any. Even though they had been set up with a huge tent city and supplies to do so. The group to do this was the UN. A lot of that money came from us. So not only did we already pre-pay for supplies and a roof, now we get to pay again…blood and money.

  4. This just has to be fake news. How could President Trump allow this to happen? I simply do not believe that he allowed this to take place. Do you?

  5. Lets not forget these people are NOT refugees, they are invaders. Our elected leaders in both parties are stabbing all of us in the back. When they go against our current president, they are going against the overwhelming majority of us who voted for him because of his America first attitude.

  6. Until we have secured terrorist already entered via “refugee resettlement” we American citizens need a moratorium on refugee resettlement entries. What happened to “safe zones” in the middle east. We Americans don’t want a Barack Obama 3rd term. San Diego is turning the schools into madrasas pulling American children in. Please let’s get back to being America. Belgium was wiped out. Let’s not wipe out the United States!

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