On the eve of President Trump’s return from his successful world tour, the Department of State sent out an e-mail (according to the New York Times, see my post here) that said refugee admissions would ramp up from an average of 900 a week to 1,500 a week. Of course that news sent spasms of joy through the federal refugee contractors which get a big chunk of their budget based on the numbers of refugees they resettle.
Once again, this is one reason the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program must be scrapped—it is built on a contractor run set-up where the supposed ‘charities’ must each year base their budget planning on numbers of refugees admitted, nevermind whether the number is beneficial for America or not.
So, these contractors*** are always pushing for more and more refugees (aka paying clients).
I just checked the numbers this morning from this day a week ago, and it appears that the DOS didn’t even reach the 900 level, let alone 1,500.
The number admitted this week from June 11th to June 18th is 822.
That puts the total admitted so far this fiscal year at 48,256—not far off the 50,000 Trump said he wants.
See my post here explaining why 50,000 is not much of a reduction anyway.
Broken record alert! Trump did not even have to make any statement about reducing the Obama CEILING of 110,000 for this fiscal year, he had the power to simply slow the flow. He can legally bring in any number UNDER 110,000.
The 110,000 is a CEILING not a TARGET! He could have stopped on inauguration day when the number was 30,122.
That would have kept the CEILING issue out of the clutches of our rogue courts! The contractors have been agitating for years to turn the CEILING in to a TARGET and I fear that the courts could make that happen for them.
*** For new readers, these are the nine federal refugee contractors that monopolize the admissions program (and lobby Congress for more and more refugees!).
- Church World Service (CWS)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) (secular)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC) (secular)
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) (secular)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- World Relief Corporation (WR)