Too late for Trump to cap the Refugee Admissions Program at 35,000 for this year…
Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 17, 2017
…..but, he can still go below 50,000!
I’ve been arguing that the Trump Administration could further reduce the ceiling for refugee admissions for FY17, something he can legally do and is not effected by the court wrangling over the ‘ban.’
Such an across-the-board cap would allow more months for the Administration and Congress to come up with a longterm fix for the out of control program because Trump’s ‘determination’ for FY18 would not be due until September 30th.
This morning I see (at Wrapsnet) that we are now at 35,834 and climbing. Too late for 35,000!
See that lowering the numbers is not unprecedented because George Bush did it following 9/11, here.
Word is that the EO will be modified next week…it is not too late to drop the ceiling well below 50,000!