As regular readers know, Comrade Joe has promised to aim for 62,500 refugees to be admitted to the US through the US Refugee Admissions Program by the end of this September.
For new readers, these are ‘refugees’ chosen by the UN from largely Africa, Asia and the Middle East and do NOT include the hundreds of thousands of border invaders.
1,530 impoverished third worlders were admitted in June which brings the total for the first nine months of Fiscal year 2021 to 4,780. At this rate they will have to do some serious ‘welcoming’ to reach even Trump’s lowest admission record of all time—11,814.
You can see the limited data available at the Refugee Processing Center.
At the end of the Trump administration the data was voluminous, but now is limited to only the most cursory information.
The first thing I noticed when looking at the data was that it sure looks like we are still moving the entirety of the Democratic Republic of Congo to America! More on that in a minute.
And, I noticed that some of the usual top ‘welcoming’ states were not at the top any longer and some others had crept into the top ten.
The regulars Texas, New York, Michigan and California are there, but Kentucky! beats out California for a spot in the top five when it comes to admitting the Congolese. Big Poultry must need workers!
Six states and the District of Columbia got zip, zero, nada refugees. West Virginia got one refugee this year.
Joe Biden’s Delaware was one of the six that have none.
In fact, long time readers know that Joe Biden and Ted Kennedy created the refugee program back in 1979, and yet Delaware has only received a handful of refugees over the last 40 years.
Here are the states (and the District of Columbia) which had no resettlements this fiscal year: Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Wyoming. New readers are always fascinated to hear that Wyoming has never allowed any refugee resettlement.
Here is the top ten line up. Although the numbers are small so far, you should consider these as leading contenders for the big flood Biden promises for FY22 (125,000 anticipated) which begins on October 1, 2021—in less than three months.
WI (78) This is the first time I have seen Wisconsin even in the top ten!
CO (62) I don’t recall Colorado ever being in the top ten either.
More than 50% of this month’s ‘new American refugees’ (829) are from the DR Congo.
And, because it is so easy to go down memory lane and bring you older posts (from when the data was still available at the Refugee Processing Center), here is a 2019 post (with screenshots) in which I reminded readers that it was the Obama administration that in 2013 promised the United Nations we would move 50,000 Congolese to a town near you over the following five years.
In 2019 we were already 8,999 over that cap! I said then that I doubted even the Trump State Department remembered there was a cap of 50,000.
We could easily be pushing 70,000 now, but the data is not available.