I thought that one of the most interesting articles this week was this one from Politico where the authors suggest that President Trump has permanently damaged the general publics’ view of refugees.
They suggest that, before Trump, the country loved and welcomed refugees in one big bipartisan lovefest, but now, not so much.
It was a myth that the vast majority of Americans welcomed refugees, what Trump did was to speak about it and make it okay for Americans who feel the same to discuss and debate the issue of whether moving the third world to America benefits Americans.
In other words he gave us all permission to speak (LOL! as he does on many topics.)
One Way Trump May Have Changed Immigration Forever
For decades, U.S. presidents have managed a delicate consensus on taking in refugees. Trump blew it up.
Another piece of information this week is that Biden has so far failed to sign the “emergency” order that would set the ceiling on refugee admissions at 62,500 to arrive in the US by September 30th.
That lack of action has the resettlement contractors*** panties in a wad as refugee flights have been suddenly canceled.
From the Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Refugee Flights Canceled as Record-Low Cap on Admissions Remains
IRC calls on the Biden Administration to sign an emergency refugee admissions goal for FY21
Then there is the border crisis….
I suspect that the Biden administration is too overwhelmed with the crisis at the border as tens of thousands of migrants are making their way into the country.
Among them are thousands of so-called ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children,’ actually mostly teenagers who come under the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).
They aren’t really legally defined refugees, but are illegal migrants hoping to prove an asylum case.
Having placed the illegal alien kids (mostly teens) under the care of ORR a number of years ago, the open borders agitators have managed to advance their propaganda about the kids being legit refugees.
Legitimate refugees must prove they are “persecuted” they can’t just be poor and shopping for a new country.
From CBS News:
Biden administration scrambles to expand housing space for migrant children amid sharp increase in border apprehensions
And, from the Daily Beast:
Immigrant Advocates Warn Biden: Don’t Repeat Trump’s ‘Unforgivable Crimes’
Firmly cementing the idea in the public mind that the illegals scrambling across our borders are legitimate refugees, we have a United Nations agency, IOM, helping the migrants enter the US.
From the Federalist:
United Nations Officials Shepherd Migrants Across Southern Border
Back to the US Refugee Admissions Program….
Now, just as I showed you in my round-up last week, fluffy refugee stories are being published in many locations where refugees will be distributed by the contractors. See my earlier post on locations where refugees are likely to be placed, at least at first.
I’ve been posting some of those puff-pieces at my Refugee Resettlement page on Facebook and they have reached thousands; hundreds have weighed-in with spirited comments.
News from Colorado: https://www.dailycamera.com/2021/03/01/refugees-colorado-trump-biden/
Minnesota: Don’t miss my post at ‘Frauds and Crooks!’
One last thing to watch for…
A libertarian think tank is promoting the idea of private sponsorship of refugees. Now on the surface you might think that is a great idea because the numbers admitted would surely decline because frankly how many people or groups could pull together the enormous amounts of money needed to completely take care of refugee families WITHOUT THE TAXPAYERS.
But that isn’t what they propose. This new group of privately sponsored refugees would be in addition to the ones that would be admitted through the regular US Refugee Admissions Program where the contractors are paid with your money to resettle refugees.
It is merely an effort to get MORE refugees into the United States.
***For New Readers these are the nine federal refugee contractors who worked to put Biden and Harris in the White House, are lobbying for millions of illegal aliens to be transformed into legal voting citizens, and they have succeeded in getting the new administration to promise to raise the ceiling for refugee admissions to 125,000 for next year FY2022—that is the highest it has been in 29 years.
The 62,500 number is for the remainder of FY21. FY21 ends in less than 7 months.
They are largely paid by you, the taxpayer, for their work of changing America by changing the people, and in so doing, are putting struggling Americans last!