President Trump Sets 2020 Refugee Ceiling at Lowest Level in History of the Program—18,000

Here (below) are the key points (I’ll have more to say in the morning!).

***Update*** More on the President’s Determination, here.

LOL! And, by morning we should be hearing the wailing coming from the refugee industry mouthpieces!

By the way, all nine federal refugee contractors work to politically  undermine President Trump on a daily basis. Indeed they hate him just as much for 18,000 as they would if he said zero (as was being considered at one point), so he might as well have gone with zero!

Hot off the presses at the Washington Times this evening:

Trump to cut refugees to 18,000, give localities veto over resettlement

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed cutting the number of refugees admitted next year to 18,000, and called for a major revamp of the program to align it with U.S. interests, including giving localities a say in whether they can accommodate the new arrivals.

The new plan will also reduce the role of the U.N. in picking America’s refugees, and instead give priority to religious minorities and Iraqis who have assisted the U.S. government, and to refugees the U.S has agreed to resettle on behalf of Australia.

Officials submitted the proposal to Congress on Thursday, kicking off a consultation period that will conclude with President Trump making a final determination next month.

But based on past consultations, the 18,000 number is likely to hold firm.

It would be the lowest cap since the modern refugee system was created in 1980, and marks a 12,000 drop from the fiscal year 2019 cap, and a major reduction from the 110,000 refugee target the Obama administration tried to set for 2017.


As striking as the smaller refugee cap is, officials said the changes to the system are just as important.

Chief among those is an executive order Mr. Trump will soon issue giving states and localities the chance to consent before refugees are sent to their jurisdictions.

More here.

Don’t get overly excited, this isn’t the kind of real reform I’ve been looking for! It is a start, but it should have been made two years ago.  It is now too late in his term for it to produce any lasting change.

More tomorrow…..

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4 thoughts on “President Trump Sets 2020 Refugee Ceiling at Lowest Level in History of the Program—18,000

  1. This is not what I wish for, but it is an improvement. Now, if he would just expand that by no inclusion of muslims and no inclusion of Somaluans. How about prioritizing Christian’s in muslim dominant countries that are being persecuted daily because they are Christian? How about NO MORE muslims, period, no more taking in people who will not only never assimulate into our society/culture, but will actually work to force change on us to suit them.

  2. Hello, my name is Fernando Martinez. I’m USA born Dominican American, so both countries are my home and I love them.
    In USA I grew up in George Washington was a hero, he was flawed but still a hero.
    His example gave us unity.
    Now he is a villain and people are at each others throats!
    Groups like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch have become a cancer.
    The same divisions and nastiness has arrived to Dominican Republic.
    The same people replacement.
    So I support you and wish for your organization to go global.
    Be the Anti-Amnesty International and Anti-Human Rights watch.
    I will be making a donation monthly and I will be hoping you can also focus on the drama going on in Dominican Republic.
    We are in savage need of your help.
    Thank you and have a great day.

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