Today we reached 49,255 refugees, 745 away from Trump 50,000 cap

And, once we pass the 50,000 cap (aka ceiling), then the Supreme Court will be effectively running the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program. 

Refugees arriving over the Presidentially-determined ceiling of 50,000 are the responsibility of nine unelected judges who have decided that relatives can’t possibly be terrorists!

The ceiling has been a cornerstone of  the refugee program for 37 years and last week the Supremes took it upon themselves to lay out fuzzy parameters for exceeding the ceiling set by President Trump that no President in at least a decade has exceeded (maybe ever!).

I just checked the latest numbers at Wrapsnet and see that as of today we have admitted 49,255 refugees this fiscal year.  (The fiscal year ends September 30th).

We should hit 50,000 within a few days.  So, will the members of the court begin getting the daily Presidential security briefing when that happens? And, come to think of it, who tells the Supremes that they have exceeded their Constitutional authority? Hmmmm?


Here are the top ten ‘welcoming’ states (so much for Texas trying to get out of the program):



Just so you know, 3 states and the District of Columbia got less than 10 each (Mississippi–6, Hawaii–3, DC–2, and Wyoming–0).

This post is filed in my ‘Supreme Court’ archive.

15 thoughts on “Today we reached 49,255 refugees, 745 away from Trump 50,000 cap

  1. Yes, so much for ‘Don’t mess with Texas.’ This is what I keep trying to explain to so many who think that California’s leftist government has to do with it historically having been brimming with liberal Democrats. Of course California was once the state of Reagan. Actually the control of Sacramento by liberal Democrats for several years now has been due to federal open borders since 1965, causing the massive influx of third world migrants who vote Democrat. In the 1980s California Governor Pete Wilson and state voters approved legislation that tried to cut off state benefits to illegals, which was knocked down by the courts. For his trouble, Governor Wilson became a ‘racist’ pariah, especially scorned by the national GOP and its all-powerful consultants. Texas and other states are now on their demographic way to be turned leftist Blue, and I suppose people will someday say that the problem is that Texas, Tennessee, etc, have always have been chalk full of liberals, have gotten what they deserve, and should leave the USA–no matter how many millions of Red state conservatives are still living within those states.


  2. Im curious…. Can someone answer this………………………….How this 50,000 cap is broken down with the family members admitted………………

    1. If one refugee is allowed to bring in as defined under the State Department’s guidelines say 10 family members, are those 10 family members then counted and deducted from the 50,000 cap. Or are they in addition to the 50,000 cap but counted in a different capacity… If so this 50,000 cap is deceptive….

    2. Is there a cap on how many family members can be admitted per defined refugee………

    Why I ask this is…… I’m hearing the liberal pro refugee defendants are arguing the way America (westerners) define a family or family members (close family relationships) is different than the way these countries identify family….and that the U.S should be forced to accept those countries definition of family members not how Americans define (close family relationships)

    Example: Because bringing 4 wives and 15 children under those 4 wives etc. is different than the way America identifies a family….Now there are states that allow more than one wife……..In this example wouldn’t those refugees be required to go to states that recognize Polygamy…If the Federal Government forced placing these Polygamy refugees in states who don’t recognize it doesn’t that void the states rights against the practice…

    If these state department defined (close family relationship) members are allowed entry to America and then qualify for Federal social services benefits
    1. Then why can’t all Americans use this same refugee (close family relationships) Federal recognition law to quality their (close family
    relationships) family members for social services benefits,

    Seems no one is looking closely at all the conflicts of interests and discriminatory special benefits and qualifiers to refugees and their family members over a different set of what the laws and qualifiers for the rest of Americans.

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  3. Side Bar Note to Ann
    [p.s. more expedient to notify you of news if I can DM you on twitter – I’m @dotsword & already following you]

    Heads Up –

    Mega Mosque being built in County known for it’s conservatives (& for it’s Tea Party) but barely any muslims for miles around {mountains of northern CA}.

    — will overshadow the existing Mega Church – Literally! – being built next door
    — expecting to bring in “millions of refugees that will soon be here.”

    “Christians and others are going to have to get used to seeing more Muslims in their daily lives. Also, having the Mosque near a church will allow Christians the opportunity to experience the joys of Islam.
    There is nothing to worry about.”


        1. Thank you Momodoom for letting me know —
          usually I go the extra mile to check out these articles, but I definitely won the Stupid Award for this one. ;-((

          Combo of yet another hellish week from neighbors/horrid Enclave I’m stuck in, as well as past couple years of watching those citizens in Michigan go thru similar battle — mosque in their city while majority of proposed attendees live in different city — hence, this article did not seem far-fetched to me.
          — but I still should have researched further.
          Sincere Thanks again Momodoom

          THANK YOU


          1. I left the whole thread, people will see it’s a spoof based on these comments. And, it is a reminder to all to check things out carefully (I have fallen for fake news from time to time!), and, it is a reminder for me to check links people send. Indeed, I have occasionally not posted some comments with too many links. I’ll be stricter about it going forward.


  4. This is just horrific. So many bureaucrats are in on this scam it’s hard to know how to solve it. Plus too many of Trump’s advisors don’t seem to share his philosophy on this & with the plurality of voters who wanted the Refugee program shut down or drastically curbed. I call & email my reps,, Hannity, & even reps outside my district – not sure what else we can do to stop this insanity before our country is ruined like Europe.

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  5. Ann, I found the text of ruling and the refugee ceiling can be exceeded if a close relative, as defined by ruling, wants to enter. But, I’m not sure if, procedurally, an Affidavit of Relationship must have already been properly processed by resettlement agency before the date of the ruling. Lawyers….God help us.

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  6. Ann, don’t have the text of ruling handy, but can you refresh me as to where in that ruling it clearly and unambiguously indicated that the presidential ceiling must be exceeded by a close immediate relative overseas for whom an Affidavit of Relationship had already been processed and approved before the ceiling or the ruling were promulgated? Thanks for your excellent coverage.

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