Since we are coming up on 100 days I was anxious to see how Trump was doing with his campaign promise to (at least) put a moratorium on the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days to review how refugees are vetted and look to assure “extreme vetting” was put in place.
Ho hum! Isn’t happening! And, I don’t want to hear of one defender who says he was stymied by judges. He never had to place a refugee slowdown in an Executive Order! The Refugee Act of 1980 gives the President enormous powers.
Here (below) is a screenshot map of where the 12,218 were placed since Inauguration Day up until this morning’s data at Wrapsnet.
This puts the number for the fiscal year, as of today, at 42,235.
Trump also said he was capping the number for the year at 50,000, but at the present rate of admission, he will surpass 60,000 (an average number since 9/11).
Top resettlement countries included:
Burma (1,497) 401 of these are Rohingya Muslims who, like Syrians, cannot be vetted.
DR Congo (1,866) We are well on our way to reach 50,000 we promised the UN we would scatter across America.
Iraq (1,503) Over 122,000 have been admitted since 2009.
Somalia (1,359) We have admitted well over 100,000 over past 20 years, will it ever end?
Syria (1,472) Remember Trump said he would stop them completely, even said he would send some back, ha! ha!
How many Trump refugees did you get?
Biggest tests for Trump come in September.
If he throws billions of taxpayer dollars to the refugee industry in the 2018 budget and doesn’t drastically cut refugee admissions for the upcoming year, then we will know for sure that the United Nations/US Refugee Admissions Program will never be reformed.
Endnote: I was just reminded of the story from yesterday about Ivanka Trump’s views on Syrians, here. Sure hope Daddy isn’t listening to Ivanka (again!).