Refugee Resettlement Watch

2,305 refugees admitted to US since Trump EO announced on 1/27

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 11, 2017

And, since October 1, 2016 (the first day of fiscal year 2017) we are up to 34,430—still time for the Trump Administration to cap entry for this year at less than 50,000 (my suggestion is 35,000).

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I’m glad to see so many news outlets now tracking refugee numbers, something not done until the last year or so. (You will see some slight discrepancies in numbers depending on what parameters are entered at Wrapsnet and what time of day the reporter accessed the State Department data base.)

Here is what I have this morning:

Since President Trump’s Executive Order on the evening of 1/27, the State Department and its contractors have hustled and placed 2,305 refugees.  (Remember that although the ‘ban’ has been stymied by court wrangling, the 50,000 ceiling, a reduction from Obama’s proposed 110,000, stays in effect.)

Of the 2,305, 1,051 come from the countries that were included in the ban as follows:

Iraq (341)

Iran (115)

Somalia (156)

Sudan (37)

Syria (402) (400 of the Syrians are Muslims and only 2 Christians)

Libya (0)

Yemen (0)

(We rarely bring refugees from those last two countries anyway)

Total:  1,051

Religions?

An Indonesia policeman distributes used clothes to migrants believed to be Rohingya inside a shelter in Lhoksukon, Indonesia's Aceh Province May 11, 2015. Nearly 600 migrants thought to be Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis were rescued from at least two wooden boats stranded off the coast of Indonesia's northern Aceh province, authorities said on Sunday. REUTERS/Roni Bintang

It defies all common sense to believe Rohingya boat people can be security screened. Story and photo: http://www.thanhniennews.com/region/hundreds-of-refugees-arrive-in-malaysia-indonesia-after-thai-crackdown-52841.html

One thing you need to know is that all of those coming from places like Iran and Iraq are not Muslims, some are Christians and other minorities.

But the total number of Muslims in the group of 2,305 is 1,022.

In addition to those countries above, we admitted Muslim refugees from the following countries: Afghanistan, Burma, DR Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Jordan and Palestine.

In fact 19 of the 87 Burmese we admitted are Muslims.  These are probably the Rohingya boat people who went illegally to places like Malaysia, and I maintain cannot be thoroughly vetted any better than Syrians or Somalis.

This post is filed in our Trump Watch! category as well as ‘refugee statistics’ and ‘where to find information.’

10 Responses to “2,305 refugees admitted to US since Trump EO announced on 1/27”

  1. Trump limit to be set at 35K ???? Why not? Do it now!!!!
    http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/trump-could-shut-off-refugee-spigot-without-executive-order/

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  2. FatherJon said

    The Bangladeshi government is not even accepting their own ‘Rohingya’ refugees back into mainstream society. Instead they’re being confined to an island which is flooded during heavy monsoons. That’s a sign of how the government views their own Muslim brethren.

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  3. dotsword said

    * * * ANN * * * — JUST IN — NPR just reported that the Planes [plural] flying Somalis to the U.S. have just Re-started their flights [plural] to U.S. TODAY!!!!

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  4. tvfmontana said

    Where do we find up to date info as to # per state? The map still shows MT @ 9

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  5. THIS SITUATION HAS BEEN ‘BOUGHT’ BY THE DEMOCRAT-SOCIALISTS ! TOTALLY !

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  6. Start maintaining “sustainability” …………. for every Refujihadi THEY bring in …….. one of THEM is shipped OUT.

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