It was a slow posting month for me here at RRW due to pressing family and farm responsibilities, so you may have noticed my usual (self-imposed) goal of writing three posts a day has gone by the wayside (until today).
And, frankly, as my garden beckons, I’m feeling pretty disgusted at the way the Trump Administration is unfolding.
I can only speak on the issue of refugees, but honestly he is dropping the ball. His defenders, like ‘Nancy’ here, can continue to make excuses about the various roadblocks the Left is throwing in his way, but he isn’t even speaking up about how they are rolling him on refugees from terror-producing parts of the world or showing any outward sign of fighting back.
Let’s hope I will be proven wrong and that much is going on behind the scenes, but I wonder….. Does he even know what is happening?
This is going to be a quick update, I really just want readers to know what the Top Three Posts of the month were.
I also want to emphasize again that there are 8,428 posts here at RRW and I’m going to have to leave it to you, if you are seriously interested, to mine that information. ‘Nancy’ in a follow-up e-mail suggested I write something simple for beginners to catch up, but short of Frequently Asked Questionsin the header, it is pretty hard to re-cap nearly ten years of writing. And, I don’t want to bore longtime readers to death saying the same things over and over.
As I have told you often in these monthly updates, likethis one, use RRW’s search window with a few key words, read every day and eventually you will catch on. And, I don’t say it enough. My heartfelt thanks for contributions readers send. I see those as confirmation that my work is useful to you.
Here were the Top Three Posts for the month of April:
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It is so maddening to see how the Leftwing Open borders media spins the news!
Here USA Today trumpets:
Refugee admissions plummet under Trump, USA TODAY analysis finds
Before you even read their analysis, look at this chart we posted two days ago showing monthly admissions for the last ten years. We pointed out that at this point in the fiscal year (the end of April) we actually admitted more refugees than we did in that period for the last ten years. See also this morning’s numbers report. Trump is on target (we are unhappy to say) to bring in just slightly less than the average number for the previous ten years, but you would never know that from reading the mainstream media!
See the chart that comes directly from the US State Dept. data below:
Notice that Obama had a month (FY2014) at 1,810 (did USA Today trumpet a plummet?)
Notice that Obama had two very low months in FY11, 2,034 and 2,190 (did USA Today trumpet a plummet?)
Notice that Obama had many months where the numbers were in the 3,000s. (did USA Todaytrumpet a plummet?)
And, don’t miss the fact that Obama, in many years did not reach his ‘ceiling’ and in fact never set one anywhere near 110,000 until he was on his way out of office!
Indeed, if Trump keeps his present pace he will exceed Obama’s years of FY11 and FY12.
Notice that George W. Bush’s numbers were in the 2,000s and 3,000s for many months.
The number of refugees arriving in the United States has dropped sharply this year because of President Trump’s threats to bar their entry, even though his order for a total 120-day ban has been blocked twice by federal courts, a USA TODAY analysis of government figures shows.
The U.S. accepted 2,070 refugees in March, the lowest monthly total since 2013, according to State Department data. April ended with 3,316 refugees admitted, the second-lowest total since 2013.
The lying sacks only went back to 2013 where they could find a number that works for them, but how did they manage to overlook October 2014?
Read to the very end of the story and see what Mark Krikorian had to say. And, USA Today finally does get to the crux of the matter—-the contractors are worried about their cash flow if Trump does follow-through and cap resettlement at 50,000.
The big test for Trump comes in September when he sets the level for FY18 and we will be watching.
BTW, there used to be “scoping meetings” in May (held by the US State Dept) to ask the public what the numbers and nationalities should look like for the upcoming fiscal year. We will be watching to see if Tillerson’s DOS goes back to that practice. The Obama Administration curtailed those meetings in its final years because they really didn’t want to hear what the general public had to say!
And, Syrians, Iraqis and Somalis arrive by the thousands…..
I know I am sounding like a broken record! But….
We have not forgotten that Donald Trump announced earlier this year that on March 16th a 120-day moratorium on all refugee resettlement would commence for the purpose of assessing how well we are screening refugees. (That was ALL, across the board and not just the so-called banned countries).
Then the courts intervened to stop a completely unnecessary Executive Order on the matter and the Administration tucked its tail, and continues admitting refugees as if nothing was ever said (before or after the Presidential campaign).
Here are the numbers this morning: Since FY2017 began on October 1, 2016, we have admitted 43,241 refugees, and are on target to have a slightly below average admissions year, as I reported here. However, we have admitted more refugees at this point in the fiscal year than any year in the previous ten. Since Inauguration Day on January 20th, Donald Trump has admitted 13,224 refugees. Including:
And, since the day the moratorium was supposed to begin to assess security screening (March 16th), Trump welcomed 5,135.
Here (from Wrapsnet) is where the 1,534 Syrians were placed from January 20th up to this morning:
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