It has been 13 days since the Trump Administration said it would begin a 120-day moratorium on admissions through an Executive Order blocked by two rogue judges.
Instead of doing what the Trump Department of State is legally permitted to do, without an EO, and pause the program, we have admitted 587 additional refugees since I checked the data on the morning of March 16th (moratorium was to begin that day).
Topping the list are 116 Syrians and not far behind 107 Somalis.
Other countries sending us their supposed refugees in the last 13 days include Sudan (22), Iraq (50), Iran (36), Burma (44), DR Congo (23) and one of the most maddening is El Salvador (35). There is no question that the El Salvadorans are NOT refugees. Many other countries are represented by smaller numbers. Each one of these ‘refugees’ will cost US taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars over the next 5 years.
Yesterday we learned that federal contractors are hopeful that Trump will actually aim for Obama’s dream number of 110,000 refugees for FY2017 (which ends on September 30th). As of this morning, according to Wrapsnet, we are at 38,693!
Trump needs to get a pep talk from the Visegard 4!
By the way, as far as I know, the bureaucrats in the Dept. of State are still running the program. I haven’t seen any news about Trump and Tillerson picking an Asst. Sec. of State for Population, Refugees and Migration. Have you?
Invasion of Europe news….
Europe is in the mess it is in because leaders in Brussels did not have the will to stop the migration from the Middle East and North Africa in its earliest days. It would have only taken a few boats being turned back to the African coast and to the Turkish coast to stop the whole damn thing!
Europe has been invaded and at least these countries understand that Europe will become a Muslim continent in a few decades if they too take in the mostly Muslim migrants.
I love the name of this group of countries in the title to this story at Euractiv.com:
Visegrad Four slam ‘blackmail’ by Brussels on migrants
Leaders from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland (the Visegrád Four) rejected yesterday (28 March) what they called Brussels’ use of “blackmail and diktat” over planned resettlements of migrants across the EU.
Long opposed to sharing the burden of hosting mainly Syrian refugees, the four eastern EU states ruled out any links between accepting them and future disbursements of EU funds.
Eastern EU states “will never accept blackmail and diktat” on migration policy, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło said at a press conference in Warsaw with her Czech, Hungarian and Slovak counterparts.
Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka insisted that all four countries “oppose linking the debate about migration to European funds”.
“This is blackmail, that we reject in the name of the Slovak government,” added Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico.
EU members have until September to take in 160,000 refugees from Syria and elsewhere currently living in Greece and Italy, which have been on the frontline of the migration crisis.
So far only 13,500 have been relocated in a laborious process that has been bogged down by resistance from central and eastern European states that oppose Muslim immigration.
This month, the EU warned that countries could be punished if they fail to share the burden, raising the possibility of fines on member states.
If President Donald Trump wanted to regain momentum after the courts shut him down on his EO on migration from terror-producing states, he should invite leaders of the Visegrad Four to the White House. That sure would send a message and distract the media!
At this moment on the issue of refugees Trump is looking like a whipped puppy! I checked the admissions just now and since March 16th, when the 120-day moratorium was supposed to begin (a pause he did not have to include in an Executive Order where the courts could, and did, constrain him), we have admitted another 587 refugees!
What ever happened to the order to stop booking travelafter March 3rd. The Dept. of State can do that without an Executive Order!
Surely this continued flow is what is giving the contractors some reason to say they are “cautiously hopeful.”