I think it has dawned on them that the Supreme Court, in writing refugee law, has just exploded the decades-long concept that a ceiling is a CEILING. Here they predict that it will be a refugee free-for-all for months to come. Effectively they are saying there is NO ceiling (no longer even Obama’s 110,000) in place at least until October!
I was interested to see that Eric Schwartz is back…..
The refugee ban will actually add more refugees.
Trump used his power to reduce refugee entries for the current fiscal year to 50,000 from the target of 110,000 set by President Barack Obama. But the number of refugees who enter the U.S. is likely to end up higher. Under the Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling, refugees who have “bona fide” ties to the country may be admitted, and they don’t count as part of the cap.
Immigration advocates say that more than half of all refugees admitted each year have such ties. So even though the U.S is just days away from hitting the 50,000 figure, many more refugees may be entering the country while the 120-day ban is in effect.
“In all likelihood, I would expect we would end up with more than 50,000 this year,” said Eric Schwartz, president of Refugees International and former assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration. “Once we get to 50,000 there will inevitably be some number of refugees that meet the ‘bona-fide’ test and if the administration monkeys around with that by trying to slow down approvals, then they’ll be in violation of the court decision.”
More here. So you can tell where they are going with this…
We haven’t written much about Refugees Internationalin the last few years (ever since Ken Bacon of Clinton/Lewinsky/Linda Tripp fame died while heading this organization).
We have written several important posts on Soros groupie Schwartz, see here.
This post is filed in my new category, ‘Supreme Court’which will include all posts related to the decision handed down last week.
Here is the news being reported everywhere in the last couple of day….
So, if they were all escaping the Syrian regime and it is still in place, why return? Truth is they weren’t all running from Assad, but from rebels and ISIS.
From Qasioun News:
Agencies (Qasioun) – The U.N. refugees agency UNHCR said that nearly half a million Syrian refugees have returned to their homes since the beginning of the year.
Andrej Mahecic, UNHCR spokesman said that humanitarian agencies recorded a “notable trend of spontaneous returns to and within Syria in 2017, with more than 440,000 internally displaced people going back to their homes in the first six months of this year.
Another 31,000 refugees have come back from foreign countries in the same period, particularly from Turkey, where authorities agreed to open the borders to allow thousands of people to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families. Some of these refugees will opt to return to Turkey, but others will stay, according to local media reports. In total, 260,000 refugees have gone back to Syria from neighboring countries since 2015.
Most people returned to the cities of Aleppo, Hama, Homs and Damascus, over which the government has taken back control from the rebels. The reasons for their return vary: Some are looking for their missing relatives, others want to find out what’s left of their belongings and others think the security situation has improved enough for them to come home to live.
You will never hear this!
As time goes on and if the Syrian situation improves, the US Department of State (and its contractors) will never report how many Syrians resettled in America, at great expense to the US taxpayer, will opt to go home to Syria!
In fact, I previously heard from unhappy Iraqis that they wanted to go home after finding out that the streets are not paved with gold in America.
I think Wrapsnet should keep data on refugees who leave America to go home!
See my post: “Syrians are opportunists” from August 2015, here.
I guess the refugee industry must soon find some new poster children to use as propaganda for their open borders agenda!
And, as the saying goes, time flies when you are having fun (maybe!). As America turns 241, RRW turns 10!
Refugee Resettlement Watch‘s first full month was July 2007 and for the whole month we had 1,161 views. Fast forward to the top month of all time—November 2015—when we saw a one day high of 18,445 views.
The average visitors for 2007 were 131/day and since 2015 we have averaged over 5,000 visitors a day.
That isn’t a huge number compared to big blogs, but is a respectable number for the very narrowly focused blog this is. With the help of a few other writers, there are 8,544 posts archived here (that is an average of 2.3 posts a day over ten years!).
From time to time, I report the top posts of the week or month, but thought you might be interested in knowing what the top most-visited posts of all time, the last year and the last month have been.
By the way, I should mention that the Fact Sheetlinked at the top of this page always does well, but it is somewhat out of date and I haven’t the time or interest to update it. For new readers, see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS Finding Stuff) also under the header above.
Every day RRW welcomes visitors from over 150 countries and territories, but here are the Top Ten countries from which visitors arrived for all time. (WordPress has not kept this data for RRW’s whole life, and I don’t recall how many years ago they began supplying this information.)
In descending order and excluding the US:
Some quick facts for new readers:
~RRW is a blog, a news source, not an organization.
~RRW is a charitable project for me, I work for no one. No one pays me to write this blog.
~Thus, I screen your comments and exclude those that express any violence, use foul language or I simply don’t want to post for some reason.
~Blogging is opinion writing, but I work very hard to back my opinions with facts.
~RRW is on twitter @RefugeeWatcher(over 11,000 followers at the moment)
~RRW is on facebook—Refugee Info. Resource, here. (Over 45,000 likes)
~I recommend that you use the excellent search engine here using key search words before e-mailing me. (I apologize that I cannot answer the hundreds of e-mails I get daily).
~I wrote a small book a couple of years ago, here.
~My first Youtube video has almost 3 million views as of this writing.
~All of my weekly and monthly round-ups (including more information for new readers) can be found in the category ‘blogging’ by clicking here.
It has been ten years! Will there be another ten? I doubt it, because right now the best window of change we have ever had is open, and if there is no reform, ten years more will be too late.
Thanks to all of my devoted readers for your hard work where you live to educate fellow citizens about this program and pushing for it to be abolished (or reformed), for your kind words, and for your much appreciated small donations that I see as validation for my work. I don’t thank you often enough!