First month of fiscal year 2017: 9,935 refugees admitted to the US

This is the largest October resettlement in more than a decade (maybe even longer).

Obama State Dept. wants to seed as many refugees as they can in new towns/cities before Inauguration Day (just in case!).

See Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart with what the numbers mean, here.

This is the highest October number for  at least 10 years (see chart below).

I maintain that the reason for this huge rush to place as many as possible in dozens of new towns and cities, for example, Wilmington, DE, and Poughkeepsie, NY , is to get them (and more offices) established before a possible Trump administration comes in in January and TRIES to put the brakes on the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program.

Also, there is a good story at CNS news out yesterday which looks at numbers in a different way, reporter Patrick Goodenough gives an accounting for CALENDAR year 2016.  It can get confusing, but we tend to use the FISCAL year because that is the start of the new year for the US State Department and its resettlement contractors.

We are now one month into FY2017, and here is where the 9,935 refugees have been seeded over the last four weeks.  Map is from the Refugee Processing Center:


Alaska got 17 this month and Hawaii 3.


And then this (below) is a chart showing monthly admissions since 2006, note how low October normally is! We don’t have data going back further, but I will bet you would have to go back to the 1980s to find October resettlements this large.  BTW, September is always huge because as the last month of the fiscal year, they want to try to reach their ceiling.




9 thoughts on “First month of fiscal year 2017: 9,935 refugees admitted to the US

  1. I appreciate your work and am subscribed to your emails.

    You may have already explained, but I’m wondering what say the states have in accepting these refugees. And how is it all funded…the offices, the food and housing?

    Larry in California


    1. Whew! The short answer is the states have little role and that is because when Ted Kennedy/Joe Biden/Jimmy Carter got this law signed in to law in 1980, they gave the whole responsibility to the feds. Taxpayers pay for almost everything. I recommend that you check out two things linked on the header: Frequently Asked Questions and the fact sheet. Follow along every day and you will eventually catch up because I try hard to link back to previous information.

      Read also yesterdays post and scroll to New Readers section:


  2. Trump said they will all be going back. Senator Jeff Sessions explained how it would be cheaper to set up safe zones for them in their own countries of origin than to bring them here and give them free everything.


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