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Will new EO slow the Syrian migration to the US?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 19, 2017

Everyone (including me!) would like to know what the President’s new Executive Order might contain. Rumor has it there will be a new one this week.

As you will remember, the original one blocked entry for a limited time from seven countries initially identified by the Obama Administration as terror hotspots.

Additionally, it contained a moratorium for an indeterminate time for refugees (or anyone!) entering the US from Syria.

So, on the eve of a week where we might see more changes in the Trump Administration’s efforts to slow the flow to the US while security screening is made more muscular, I thought it would be good to show you how many Syrians have entered the US since the migration began in earnest in fiscal year 2015.


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According to Wrapsnet, in fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013 the total Syrian arrivals were less than 100.  Then in FY2014 we admitted 105 Syrians.

But, then in FY2015 the number began to rise—to 1,682—followed by the huge jump to 12,587 in FY2016.  In this fiscal year (FY2017), which is not yet 5 months old, 5,486 have arrived already.

Of the total of 19,860 who arrived in those years (FY2014 to today), 19,577 are Muslims (roughly 98.5% of arrivals are Muslims of some sort). A whopping 19,272 are Sunni Muslims.

Here is where the 19,860 have been placed:



Florida is 1,075 if you can’t read it. And, Alaska and Hawaii are at zero.


And here are the top ten states that ‘welcomed’ them:



Finally, we do know that the number entering the US will be slowed simply by Trump’s legal action to reduce the overall ceiling to 50,000 refugees entering the US before September 30th.  We have been arguing it could still be reduced further, see here.

By the way, it isn’t just security we are concerned about, go here to see how expensive it is (for taxpayers!) to resettle Middle Easterners.

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

7 Responses to “Will new EO slow the Syrian migration to the US?”

  1. Ann- the information you provide in your blog is invaluable and as I always say, I hope that someone in the Trump administration is reading it. You mentioned the other day that you had been in Washington and I was hoping that maybe you had been able to grab some attention and present them with your voluminous work on refugee resettlement. I don’t know of any other place where they can find all the necessary information laid out so precisely and so well documented.

    The only problem I have after reading your blog is that I have to drink about five cups of Tension Tamer tea to calm myself down. Between what I learn from you and my own experience with NY politics I am starting to think that “where ignorance is bliss ’tis folly to be wise.”

    Nevertheless, thanks for all that you do.

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  2. ALL of those “judge’s” assets must be put in escrow as a Surety Bond to pay reparations to Anyone harmed in any manner by any of the Invaders they have ILLEGALLY allowed into Our HOME. Also they should be disbarred for being so ignorant of the law.
    Their “judicial ethics” is an OXYMORON
    Always with the FEARNOGRAPHY stories supposed to guilt trip us into accepting a genocidal wave of ILLEGALS. Absolutely ZERO concern for the Citizens who will be murdered , robbed, harmed by the THUGS these Pollyannas are protecting. Make every Illegal supporter put up insurance bonds of their homes, bank accounts, and pensions to pay reparations to anyone victimized by the Invaders. These “sanctuaryians” have absolutely no consideration for their fellow Americans …….. MAKE them put their money where their mouths are.

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    HE is in for a remedial LEARNING EXPERIENCE, that will CHANGE HIS LIFE !

    Assad: Trump’s plan for safe zones in Syria ‘not a realistic idea’

    BY MARK HENSCH – 02/10/17 08:13 PM EST

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    • sturandot13 said

      I agree with Assad on this. First of all, “safe zones” violate a sovereign nation’s integrity and self-determination. Second, WE will be responsible for sending man and materiel over there to make these zones “safe” – which means our U.S. servicemen once more are put in harm’s way for sunni scum.

      That also means MORE billions of taxpayer dollars to make this idiotic approach feasible. Are we to start setting up “safe zones” in Kenya, Nigeria, et. al.? The U.S. MUST get OUT of the bankrupting and dangerous business of playing “Globocop! That is why so many of us supported – and continue to support – President Trump.

      No, let Assad do what he must to ensure the safety and stability of HIS country once again. If that means getting rid of the sunni muzlim (sic – on purpose) threat to Assad and his government, then so be it. Note that under Assad Christian and Alawite minorities were protected from the jihad-loving sunni scum.

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  4. Jacqueline Niccum said

    Good morning,

    I have been following your posts for the last year and I thank you for all you are doing to keep us informed.

    I am a flight attendant for American Airlines. I work out of Chicago, but take flights in and out of Mpls to get to work as I live in western Wisconsin.

    Last week there were 12 refugees on my flight from ORD to MSP. One was Somali and the remaining appeared to possibly be from Burma (this is just a guess on my part. They were very short people). They were two families with small children. This is not an unusual happening. It is very common to bring refugees carrying their IOM plastic bag.

    Keep up the good work. I trust your posts!!!

    Jacquie Niccum



    • Ann Corcoran said

      Thanks for the info. Yes, they have been bringing them in fast and furious before Trump closes the door more securely.


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