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Refugee Council USA reports that refugee numbers are way down, yes, we know

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 30, 2017

In just a couple of days I will be reporting on the number of refugees admitted to the US in the first three months of the fiscal year which began on October 1, 2017.

The refugee arrival numbers as news hook!

But, the lobbying arm of the refugee industry—RCUSA—is tracking the numbers every two weeks in order to have regular fresh news with which to whack the Trump Administration.  The last time I saw this concerted effort to supply refugee admission numbers to the media on a regular basis was way back in 2007/2008 when they smacked down President Bush every month for his slow-walking Iraqi refugees in to the US.

Long time readers might remember the fun I had making fun of AP reporter Matthew Lee who could be counted on to report Bush LOW numbers at the close of each month presumably at the behest of his friends in the refugee industry.

Daniele Grigsby

Chief Trump basher at RCUSA: Danielle Grigsby, associate director of Refugee Council USA.

By the way, RCUSA is the same lobbying consortium (members listed below) that recently joined with CAIR in organizing an anti-Trump rally in DC and hired the Podesta Group to lobby certain Senate Republicans. (Podesta went under, wonder if they got their money’s worth before it did!)

Reader Robin sent me this report a few minutes ago from WFPL in Louisville, Kentucky.

So they are at it again, creating a regular news hook about numbers and local media is biting.

Besides the opportunity to whack Trump, what they are deceptively doing is trying to get the media and the uneducated public to believe that the CEILING, set by the President for each fiscal year, is a goal that must be attained.  It is not!

When Trump set the level at 45,000 for FY18 that only means he cannot go over that, there is nothing in refugee law that says he cannot be significantly under the CAP/CEILING.

And, I find it so tiresome that they continue to compare Trump’s admission numbers to the highest three-month period that Obama ever reached—the three months as he was walking out the door at the White House.

WFPL:

According to Grigsby’s group, about 11,000 refugees should have arrived so far this fiscal year, though she said it’s not unprecedented to see fewer arrivals in the first quarter of the fiscal year.

From October 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017, roughly the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, more than 25,000 individuals were resettled in the United States..

Here (below) are their numbers (that served as a news hook for the Kentucky station) for the most recent 2 week period.

In order to reach 45,000 (if it were a goal to be attained) they would have to see refugee arrivals at 3,750 per month.  So, in FY18, so far, the Trump Administration is significantly lower that that.

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They have a Report Card!

Now see how low the mean-spirited Trump numbers were for the first two months of the fiscal year.

 

Trump report card at RCUSA

 

Here are the members of the Refugee Council USA (note that all nine of the federal resettlement contractors are here):

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See my ever-growing archive on the refugee industry’s lobby arm, RCUSA, by clicking here.

And, I will be back right after the first of January to tell you what I think about Trump’s numbers for the first quarter of the fiscal year.

8 Responses to “Refugee Council USA reports that refugee numbers are way down, yes, we know”

  1. This is some good news about the smaller number of so-called refugees that President Trump has allowed in the country. These left wing judges are still trying to remove his legal right to put a stop to any refugees coming from Muslim countries that he feels is a danger to the US population.

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  2. Their desperation is showing by the amount of ads they are running on YouTube. The lies about the Rohingya are spreading faster than the Cali fires.

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  3. Trump is MAGA with these winning numbers.. Ann, Thanks for the reporting. Keep up the great work.

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  4. Ann! What an exciting and incredible report! I had no idea he had reduced the number of refugees entering by so much! I am sharing this news with my contacts. Thank you for this excellent report and Happy New Year!!

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  5. mobiuswolf said

    FAIL! My goodness. I really am just laughing too hard.

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  6. TakeBackOurRepublic said

    That is 5,323 too many. Shut the program down and divert our tax dollars into creating programs to help the American homeless and indigent population. MAGA by helping Americans first.

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