DOS Syrian resettlement pace would bring total in 2017 to over 20,000
Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 13, 2016
When the Obama Department of State (DOS) ‘consulted’ with the US Senate on the number of refugees to be admitted in fiscal year 2017 (which began 2 weeks ago on October 1) they were very cagey about how many Syrians would be in the flow.
However, a refugee contractor in California let the cat out of the bag, here, a few weeks ago saying that he suspected it would be 20,000-30,000 Syrians in a total refugee flow of 110,000.
Frankly what we get will depend on one thing—whether Donald Trump wins the White House or whether Hillary Clinton (and Bill, with John Podesta as chief of staff) are in the Oval Office.
An aside: As you learn more about the people Hillary has surrounded herself with in the campaign via the Wikileaks e-mail dumps, remember THESE VERY SAME PEOPLE WILL BE IN THE WHITE HOUSE RUNNING THE COUNTRY IF SHE WINS!
Now back to the Syrians (98-99% are Muslims, we are not saving the Christians).
Don’t forget that when Senator Jeff Sessions held his hearing about this year’s plan, he and Senator Cruz got an admission out of the Dept.of Homeland Security that some Syrians (because many don’t have documents and data) have been admitted based on their personal stories!
From Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart:
The Obama administration is on pace to bring 20,000 Syrian refugees into the United States in FY 2017.
The final number of Syrian refugees arriving in the United States this fiscal year will be determined by which candidate–Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump–is inaugurated as president in January 2017.
If Hillary Clinton wins, she will be well positioned to accelerate Syrian refugee resettlement in FY 2017 to the 65,000 she has said she wants to come into the country annually.
If Donald Trump wins, he has committed to suspending Syrian refugee resettlement.
A recent Breitbart/Gravis poll shows that 59 percent of voters oppose Hillary Clinton’s plan to increase Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States.
See the map!
I was doing a little numbers research last night myself and got a slightly larger number of Syrians than did Leahy, but I suspect more data was loaded between the time Leahy did his research and I did mine. Below is a map from the Refugee Processing Center (DOS data storage website) where you can see the number of Syrians who arrived in your state since October 1. The total was 686 (as of last evening) which means, at this pace, they could easily reach 5,000 by Inauguration Day in January.
Top receiving states are Michigan, California, Texas, Arizona and Maryland (ahhhh!). Maryland is never in the top for resettlement states, so what is up with this? Most of the 52 that went to Maryland over the last 12 days were placed in Baltimore with a handful in Silver Spring and 2 in Riverdale.
Clear path in Maryland as governor has been silent
I am guessing the new enthusiasm for Maryland is that the mayor of Baltimore has been merrily inviting Muslims to live in that hellhole (powder keg!) and Maryland’s Republican Governor made some squawks when other Republican governors said they didn’t want Syrians, but since then he has not said a word (thus quietly supporting the refugee resettlement program).
Map from the DOS Refugee Processing Center as of last evening, October 12, 2016. 686 Syrians admitted in first 12 days of Fiscal year 2017.