Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily received word from a US State Department spokesperson that YES, as the HuffPo reported yesterday, the Administration is going to admit 900 refugees a week for the remainder of the fiscal year which ends September 30th.
As of yesterday, that would mean that 62,482 could be the expected total. The average since 9/11 has been around 64,000. (See all admission numbers since 9/11 here.)
So big deal! The Trump team would be admitting only a small number below the average of George Bush and Barack Obama years. The Dems, the Open Borders Left, the contractors with fat salaries, the Chamber of Commerce and RINO big business lackeys are surely all jumping for joy.
Some have suggested that all we have is Donald Trump, so I need to tone it down. You aren’t going to hear me making excuses for him.
He is either being rolled by the bureaucrats or he (or Tillerson) has been convinced that businesses need the cheap labor. Either way, it doesn’t look good!
Fortunately, since no one pays me for my work and my writing, I don’t have to tone anything down!
Here is what Hohmann learned from a “State Department Spokesperson” yesterday:
The U.S. State Department is ramping up refugee admissions back to more normal levels after it had slowed to a trickle over the past month under President Donald Trump.
WND has confirmed through a State Department spokesperson that the administration is set to more than double the number of refugees arriving in U.S. cities from the current 400 per week to 900 per week. [Frankly I was surprised that they were even bringing, or planned to bring 400 a week—ed]
On March 15 a federal judge, Derrick Watson in Hawaii, issued a nationwide injunction stopping the State Department from enforcing or implementing sections 2 and 6 of President Trump’s March 6 executive order. Section 6[b] lowers the cap on refugee arrivals to 50,000, down from the 110,000 level set by President Obama.
After the court’s ruling, which was upheld Wednesday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the cap reverts back to the Obama level of 110,000.
Consequently, the State Department continues to accept refugees and this includes scheduling travel for refugees who have been screened and are otherwise approved for travel.
“The Court Order issued on March 15 prohibits the enforcement or implementation of Section 6 of the EO,” the State Department spokesperson told WND. “Section 6 of the EO includes a cap on refugee admissions into the United States of 50,000 for FY 2017. In accordance with the Court Order, and consistent with both our operational capacity and our capacity under available funding, we have increased the current pace of refugee arrivals to approximately 900 individuals per week. ” [So this means they must have lots of your money still available (or is coming from Congress!) to spend on admitting refugees!—ed]
Do the math, this comes out to approximately 62,482!
….the 62,482 is not a historically low number. In fact, it’s just barely under the per-year average of 64,000 since 2002.
Continue reading here.
Do NOT believe the lie that they have to aim to bring in 110,000 refugees just because Obama set a ceiling for FY2107 for that number. That was not a normal number. It was by far the highest ceiling Obama had ever proposed.
And, there is nothing MANDATORY about that number. They are trying to fool us and the media!
I am repeating this section of a recent post. The contractors have been for decades trying to turn the President’s ceiling into a target to be achieved, now Trump is helping them do that!
…look at this chart (below) very carefully. When I found it at Wrapsnet, the last year, 2016, was not complete. (Know that we ultimately brought in just short of the 85,000 ceiling (a rare occurrence)).
The federal refugee resettlement contractors have long wanted the president’s ‘determination’ each year to be a GOAL (a target) not a CEILING! But, the law says it is a ceiling. Look at the column for CEILING and the column for the number actually admitted!
What do you see? Rarely does the number admitted reach the CEILING.
In FY2006, they were 28,777 below the CEILING. Did anyone sue the President?
In FY2007, they were 21,718 below the CEILING. Did anyone sue the President?
In FY2008, they were 19,809 below the CEILING. Did anyone sue the President?
In FY2009, they were 5,346 below the CEILING. Did anyone sue the President?
In FY2010, they were 6,689 below the CEILING. Did anyone sue the President?
In FY2011, they were 23,576 below the CEILING. Did anyone sue President Obama because he didn’t reach the ceiling? No!
In FY2012, they were 17,762 below the CEILING. Did anyone sue President Obama for leaving thousands “stranded in war-torn countries”? No!
You need to let the President know what you think. Click here for the White House comment page. After you tell Donald Trump how disappointed you are, then be sure to let your voice be heard in the offices of your Member of Congress and US Senators!
One last thing, even if the Justice Dept. has hopes of successfully appealing the rogue judge’s decisions on the USRAP ceiling, there is no reason that they must open overseas processing at this time and jerking a lot of people around all over the world!
This post is filed in our Trump Watch! category as well as ‘refugee statistics’ and ‘where to find information.’