Refugee Resettlement Watch

Trump Watch! Will he begin to slow immigration/refugees today?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 23, 2017

I don’t know yet, there are rumblings that executive orders on the border and on refugees from terror-exporting regions of the world are on the President’s agenda today. We will find out soon enough.

However, just now when I checked Wrapsnet, there has been no refugee data added since we reported that 30,063 had been placed this fiscal year up until the morning of January 21.

It could be that data entry people simply were off for the weekend and we will see new entries later today.  It is possible that the data has been turned off for the public, but it is doubtful that Trump could have shut the flow off that fast. There are refugees all over the world with plane tickets in hand and you can bet they will be coming.

More later….. (unless Trump makes the move early today, you might have the news before me!).

3 Responses to “Trump Watch! Will he begin to slow immigration/refugees today?”

  1. So far, no good. Maybe we can start calling him Donald the Dud, since he fizzles out right away. I didn’t ask him to freeze federal hiring, sneak in new taxes on the middle class, or meddle with environmental protections. I wanted him to deport these damn illegals, RIGHT AWAY. Instead, he seems to be caving in, just like I knew he would:http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2017/01/dreamers-applications-under-trump-administration-234046

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  2. TECHNICALLY, THE CLOCK began when Rep John Culbertson changed the DOJ regulations for sanctuary states and sanctuary cities JULY 2016…SEE LINKS BELOW ARTICLE…

    Culberson Cuts Off Federal Grant Funding to Sanctuary Cities

    Washington, July 7, 2016

    Washington, D.C. – Today, at the urging of Representative John Culberson (TX-07), the Department of Justice (DOJ) released updated guidelines that disqualify sanctuary cities from receiving DOJ grant money. This policy change is in direct response to Rep. Culberson’s pressure on the Department of Justice since he became Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee on Appropriations.

    On February 1, 2016, Rep. Culberson sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch that urged the DOJ to deny federal law enforcement grants to cities that do not comply with Federal law on sanctuary cities, 8 U.S.C. § 1373. Today, the DOJ notified local and state law enforcement agencies across America that they will no longer be eligible for federal law enforcement grants unless they certify under oath that their local or state laws do not interfere “in any way” with requests for immigration information from federal authorities.

    “The Republican Congress enacted 8 U.S.C. § 1373 in 1996 to force local and state governments to repeal sanctuary city policies. Today this law is being fully enforced for the first time,” Rep. Culberson said. “State and local governments must now choose between receiving federal law enforcement grant money or protecting dangerous criminal illegal aliens. They can no longer do both.

    “In the last five years alone, local and state governments have received over $3.4 billion in federal law enforcement grants.

    “Sanctuary cities are a hub for illegal aliens and criminal activity, and we’ve seen the tragic results of these policies time and time again. It has been more than a year since Kate Steinle was murdered at the hands of a criminal illegal alien who intentionally sought out shelter in San Francisco due to the city’s sanctuary policies. This violence and suffering is intolerable and completely preventable.”

    To read full text of the Department of Justice’s new guidelines, click here.

    http://culberson.house.gov/UploadedFiles/2016-7-7_Section_1373_-_DOJ_Letter_to_Culberson.pdf

    To read full text of Rep. Culberson’s correspondence with the Department of Justice, click here.

    http://culberson.house.gov/UploadedFiles/DOJ_and_Culberson_Correspondence_after_hearing.pdf

    To see a list of sanctuary cities across the country, click here.

    http://culberson.house.gov/UploadedFiles/List_of_Sanctuary_Cities.pdf

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    http://culberson.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398522

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  3. sidefxny said

    No matter what happens, we all need to remain vigilant. I am still praying for a cabinet level/ advisory post for Ann as Refugee Resettlement Advisor.

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