Trump on pace to break Bush record of lowest refugee resettlement numbers since 1980 law enacted

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Bush (so far) holds the record for low refugee admission years:  Bush admitted 27,070 in 2002 and 28,117 in 2003

We have now reached the six month mark of the first full fiscal year of the Trump presidency and Trump could easily break the Bush record set in 2002 of 27,070 refugee admissions for one year.

(See post here on the Bush record low years.)

At the six month mark, the Trump Administration operating well under a CEILING of 45,000 refugees, is at 10,548 admitted so far.

Assuming that rate continues for the next six months, Trump could be at 21,000 (give or take a few) for the year, handily smashing President Bush’s record.

Since the nine federal contractors*** are paid on a refugee per head basis for placing the refugees in your towns and cities, they surely are taking big hits to their budgets.

Here is a map from Wrapsnet of where those 10,548 have been placed. Wyoming is the only state in the nation that never signed up to ‘welcome’ refugees and for some unexplained reason, Hawaii gets very few even though the government there has said they welcome diversity!


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Sorry numbers are not clearer. They aren’t very clear at the website itself.


Top ten resettlement states are in descending order: OH, TX, NY, WA, CA, PA, AZ, NC, GA, and MN.

Admissions by month for the last ten+ years (Wrapsnet):


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The top sending countries so far in FY18 are:

DR Congo (2,569)

Bhutan (1,925)

Burma (1,769)

Ukraine (1,176)

Eritrea (760)

Muslim numbers drastically reduced to 16% of total.

In recent years the Muslim refugees accounted for sometimes as close to half of all refugee admissions. As of April 1, of the 10,548 admitted, 1,725 are Muslims of one sect or another.  (Data maintained at Wrapsnet)

Significant numbers of Muslims are coming in the Burma and DR Congo flow.

Let the President know what you think!

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*** The number in parenthesis is the percentage of the nine VOLAGs’ income paid by you (the taxpayer) to place the refugees, line them up with (low paying) jobs in food production and cleaning hotel rooms, and get them signed up for their services!  From most recent accounting, here.

As long as the nine contractors are paid largely by you via Congress and the US Treasury, and then act as community organizing/political agitators, there will never be serious reform of the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program.

7 thoughts on “Trump on pace to break Bush record of lowest refugee resettlement numbers since 1980 law enacted

  1. I would be interested to know if the influx of refugees is related to regions where there are huge deposits of minerals or something of economic or strategic importance. The resettlement agencies and the VOLAGS may be either coordinated or manipulated to work with corporate interests as a means of decreasing local opposition either to economic or political interests. Are the Congolese refugees from the same region as the coltan or rare earth metals are being mined? The refugees from the other countries may be forced out by corporate interests involved withe politicians. After the refugees are resettled in the USA, they become cheap labor for other corporate entities as well.

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  2. Though an improvement, these numbers are still ridiculously high. 50,000 people make a fairly large city, and we sure don’t need to be adding one to our country each year, especially when you consider that every one of those 50 thousand will be a drain on scarce resources that should be going to help our own poor and needy. Since when are we responsible for the welfare of every person in the world, and when did this responsibility start to include bringing them here to live?

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    1. It could be 20,000 as I said in the post, but I agree, just cutting the numbers isn’t enough. The whole program should be abolished as it stands now.


  3. Don’t you worry. They are coming over the southern border every day with a big influx headed here now.

    600k+ cases waiting to be adjudicated. Disappeared into the shadows, just as they all hoped to. Thank goodness President TRUMP said we need all the people working on the refugees redirected to adjudicate cases on OUR border security instead.


  4. Now do states with highest refugee numbers as a percentage of the state’s total population.  I wonder is South Dakota (SD) would not be number 1 as our population has been around 700,000 over the last 35 years or so that Lutheran Social Services has been bringing in refugees here. Jim Holiway

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