1,830 refugees arrived in the US in first month of FY19, welcomed by 43 states

In the first month of Fiscal Year 2019, Trump’s State Department admitted its initial group of refugees, mostly UN-selected, toward its proposed cap of 30,000 for resettlement  this year. They are being quietly distributed to approximately 170 towns and cities. If the DOS kept this same pace, 1,830 a month, we would come in just under […]

All eyes on Texas today, the number one refugee resettlement state in the nation

As the President heads to Texas and the Central American migrant caravan marches on toward our southern border, I can’t help but say ‘told you so.’ Between illegal immigration and legal refugees, the hard Left Open Borders activists and agitators are turning a red state blue.     They might not succeed this year (then […]

Texas is top refugee resettlement state in the nation since 2008 (blue state here we come?)

I’m working on a post on Kentucky which sent me back to the Refugee Processing Center for some numbers. So, I saw this data and figured it would be a useful bit of information for you especially as there is much talk these days as a result of the US Senate race there about Texas […]

We are still taking ‘refugees’ from safe countries

Every so often I check out the Processing Country data at the Refugee Processing Center (Wrapsnet) maintained by the US State Department. More frequently I report to you about the nationalities entering the US, but processing country data is very different. From processing country data, we learn in which countries supposed ‘refugees’ are processed in […]

Twin Falls, Idaho welcomed nearly 3,000 refugees in ten years

I was very interested to see the list of top cities in the US that ‘welcome’ refugees when I  published The Tent Foundation/Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Refugee Hiring Guide the other day. Where is Twin Falls? Today I had a chance to look at the list more carefully and I’ll be darned, I don’t […]

First FY19 refugees arrive, mostly Africans distributed to 12 states

Update October 11th:  35 more came since yesterday. 21 of those were from the DR Congo. Total 108 refugees since October 1. We told you yesterday that President Trump signed the Memorandum (the Presidential Determination) capping refugee admissions for FY19 which began on October 1 at 30,000. A total of 73 were admitted yesterday in […]

DR Congo tops the list for highest number of refugees resettled in US in FY18

I’ve previously reported that the African country, DR Congo, holds the distinction of being the country sending (at present) the highest number of refugees to US towns and cities.     Filling Obama’s promise….. And, I told you that Obama’s State Department promised the United Nations that the US would take 50,000 in total over […]

Libertarian think tank continues criticism of Trump refugee policy

I really don’t get it—why a Libertarian think tank, the CATO Institute is so hot for more refugees for America.  I can only assume it has to do with a pro-business orientation (the LEGAL worker issue again).  I’m not going to try to figure it out today. However, they had a handy graph in a […]

It’s official: US admits lowest number of refugees since Jimmy Carter’s Refugee Act signed in to law

Yesterday ended Donald Trump’s first full fiscal year for refugee admissions as FY18 officially came to a close.     The previous low admission year record belongs to George Bush who put the breaks on the US Refugee Admissions Program in 2002 with 27,070 arrivals due to fear of another 9/11. Expect the media today […]

Refugee arrivals picked up this month

It is what happens every year at this time. The State Department pours refugees in at a much higher rate in the final month of the fiscal year, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that, with only a couple more days to go in this month, we are above the average admission rate for the […]