What should Trump do about refugees on January 21, 2017

It is not unprecedented to reduce refugee numbers dramatically, we did it following 9/11! By Inauguration Day 2017 we will already be at 35,000 for the fiscal year!

Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated on the 20th of January as our 45th President.  Many of you worked very hard to make it happen. He said he will stop the flow of Syrian (majority Muslim) refugees to your towns and cities and at minimum we expect him to do that!

But, reducing the numbers is not enough, he must demand the repeal of the Refugee Act of 1980.  The system as constructed is rotten to the core and I no longer believe it can be reformed. 

This isn’t just an ideological battle between ‘do-gooders’ on the Left and ‘haters’ in the conservative grassroots, but a third player is the Chamber of Commerce which will fight tooth and nail to buck Trump. They want the cheap immigrant labor! Tom Donohue, friend of Paul Ryan, here: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/12/chris-wallace-establishment-business-groups-ready-to-primary-conservatives-if-they-dont-play-ball-with-paul-ryan/

A simple reduction in numbers, that has been suggested by some in the immigration control movement, is not adequate.  If it is deemed in the national interest to resettle third worlders in America going forward, an entirely new program must be constructed by Congress.
In my view, there are three issues that must be addressed in a White House and Congressional review and they are:  1) National security concerns, 2) the VOLAG system where non-profits are paid by the head (out of the US Treasury) to resettle refugees chosen by the UN, 3) lack of transparency (the outrageous secrecy by VOLAGs and the feds involved in choosing target towns).   There may be others I can’t think of at the moment.

So as we knew, and as a Newsweek article yesterday confirmed, on January 21st, Donald Trump can turn off the spigot of refugees flowing in to the US and tell Congress if they want a refugee program to get to work and come up with a new one!

He can hold the hammer over their heads by turning off the flow!

But! He will have to battle the major corporations and the US Chamber of Commerce looking for a plentiful supply of CHEAP LABOR.

As much as some want to frame it this way—as a battle between two major forces of Democrat Left wing open borders ‘humanitarian’ activists on one side and Republican Right wing believers in tightly controlled immigration on the other, there is a third player with enormous power—BIG business and US Chamber of Commerce lobbyists always on the hunt for CHEAP (some say captive, compliant) LABOR!
Trump will have to battle Republican Congressional leaders who follow the lead of their industry friends!
That (above) is my main point, for those who want to wade into the numbers weeds, here is what I’ve been looking at this morning.

What do the numbers look like now?

Using data provided by the Refugee Processing Center, we have admitted 12,272 refugees of all stripes between the beginning of the 2017 fiscal year (October 1, 2016) and election day (November, 8, 2016).  This rate (319 a day) is higher than anything we have seen in the last ten years (see chart in this post).
If that rate continues until Inauguration Day on January 20th, 2017, then we will have admitted over 35,000 refugees in just over 3 1/2 months, more than we brought in 2002 and 2003.  Obama wants 110,000 for the entire fiscal year (319 a day would bring the total over 110,000).
However, it is not unprecedented to dramatically reduce numbers. See here that in the two years following 9/11 we admitted less than 30,000 refugees for each year 2002 and 2003!
So where would the greatest impact be if the spigot were closed on January 21st? On the contractors of course. They will have to close some offices, not open new ones, reduce staff and overhead, and gee maybe even reduce the excessively large salaries their CEOs are getting.  Of course they will scream bloody murder and say how mean Trump is by leaving refugees in the pipeline.
By the way, if you like to do research, check USASpending.gov in the coming weeks and see if the federal agencies—US State Department and Health and Human Services—are pouring excessively large amounts of grant money into the coffers of the nine major contractors before Obama leaves office.
More numbers….
When I checked the data this morning, I see that the following numbers have been admitted from Muslim sending countries (from October 1 to November 8):
Iraq (1,635)
Somalia (1,684)
Syria (1,602)
Smaller numbers come from places like Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. Keep an eye on Burma because originally we resettled mostly Christian Burmese, but Burmese Muslim (Rohingya) numbers are ticking up (269 since Oct. 1).
One final note:  The UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program is only one program of many LEGAL immigration programs admitting large numbers of Muslims and others from the third world.  I previously wrote about the Diversity Visa Lottery which admits another 50,000 migrants to America via a lottery system each year because we need more diversity (!).  I hardly see it mentioned, so I need to start writing about it again because we have the best chance ever now to review and possibly throw out programs which are detrimental to American workers and our communities.
The Republicans previously have tried to stop the Diversity Visa lottery (some call it the Green Card lottery) and I don’t know why they have shut up about it.

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    My continuing burning question, and if you don’t know perhaps in front of a Congressperson or State Department Official) are Refugees allowed to keep polygamous relationships and bring them here. I just read that the UK has accepted Men married to more than one wife. The example cied wa a man in his early 50s married to 3 or 4 wives, 23 dependent children and receiving British welfare benefits annually North of $300,000.
    This will be our future if we accept Men married to more than one wife and creating one religion with Special Treatment over others, and a demographic time bomb that we will be out-populated at some point in time.

    1. I’ve been told by insiders that we are bringing polygamous Muslim families, but the extra wife (or wives) arrive as ‘sisters’ or other family members. I am told they might be placed in the same neighborhood so hubby can just go from house to house. No one in the industry dares mention this practice (outside of their inner circles).

  2. He should continue the Obama strategy: feign taking in some refugees, but only take in a tiny fraction of what the Euro-zone countries do. If the US was taking the same proportion of refugees as some European countries, we’d be taking in MILLIONS. Clinton’s strategy was also good: press release increasing it 6-fold, and that is only a meagre 60,000. A tiny amount, esp. considering Canada and the EU….

    1. Are you out of your freaking mind? Or don’t you understand what Ann Corcoran has been telling us these last few years?!

  3. And don’t leave out the “Temporary Protective Status” program. I seriously doubt any of them ever go back to their native country, unless deported. This is in addition to the thousands of legitimate permanent resident visas issued each and every year.
    By the way, I just checked the remittances (U.S. dollars sent back to Mexico by it’s citizens) for 2015 and it was $24.8 billion. The remittances now surpass the profit Mexico earns from it’s oil.

  4. I beg to differ. The Chamber of Commerce, led by Tom Donohue, is the MAIN player who controls the others. There is no reason for me to repeat what’s already been explained in the following 3 articles. Hat tip to Sundance at the blog The Conservative Treehouse. Link to story here: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/11/10/our-victory/#more-124348
    “Back in 2010 Donohue made it his personal mission to destroy the Tea Party because we represented an existential threat to his Wall Street scheme. Donohue usurped the American electorate through a scheme he developed with the GOPe, specifically with Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell.”
    Read 1st Part Link: http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2014/politics/hamby-midterms-chamber-tea-party/
    Read 2nd Part Link: http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2014/politics/hamby-midterms/

  5. It seems that under the Obama Administration that the UN has gained or tried to assume an inordinate amount of control of Our Sovereignty and with ideologies Counter to the Our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Specifically, an immigration policy (Refugee) from countries that Anti-American from Third Party Countries without passports, documents and without sources to be properly vetted other than a UN Yes man team nodding their head is fraught with great danger to Our Homeland and Citizens as proven this past year and as shown by example in Europe as well. The condescending and arrogant bureaucrats can recommend anything to fulfill their convoluted Agendas but We the People of the USA will have to pay for it in Dollar and cents and probably in Citizen lives. This type of agreement is a Treaty and needs to be Approved by 2/3s of the Senate. Remember this is the same UN that we foot 1/4 of their budget and get our teeth kicked out every day. The same UN that wants to end Freedom of Speech for Americans by forbidding them from uttering blasphemy against Allah and Mohamed. The same UN that want to end indvidual ownership of guns by fear tactics of creating a Worldwide database of every gun owned by each individual. This is probably Step 1. The UN that can’t properly vet a Theocratic Nation’s Nuclear position but wants to take away Freedoms from a Democracy and ship Refugees whose concept of Government is Sharia and an Imam’s Fatwa.
    I’ll bet if you trace the source of some of the support money from private sources its possible, non accusatory but possible the address is George Soros.

  6. Reblogged this on Booksbyjameswnelson and commented:
    35,000 by Inauguration Day?
    obama’s last ditch reach to destroy America. Today a family member was in the hospital…the place is crawling with muslims. Why is that?
    The power-that-be in the photo represents the Chamber of Commerce, desperate for “cheap” labor.

    1. Thanks, and tell them they must convey their concerns to members of Congress and US Senators no matter how useless we have come to believe they are!

  7. The question I have is this: if the Chambers of Congress and big-business cronies want immigrants for cheap labor, but most immigrants lack job/language skills or have large families that require full-time home care (not to mention security risks) — thus going straight from the border onto the welfare/benefits rolls — what is the percentage of WORKING/ABLE TO WORK immigrants to those immediately requiring long-term or permanent government assistance? I suspect the gain is much smaller than the loss to these businesses clamoring for employees. Something fishy going in, i.e., it definitely appears more about power and money than the labor.

  8. Great. Published: http://bit.ly/2fvGdpc
    On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 8:12 AM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:
    > Ann Corcoran posted: “It is not unprecedented to reduce refugee numbers > dramatically, we did it following 9/11! By Inauguration Day 2017 we will > already be at 35,000 for the fiscal year! Donald J. Trump will be > inaugurated on the 20th of January as our 45th President. Many o” >

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