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« on: May 29, 2017, 02:01:58 am »

U.S. Quietly Lifts Limit on Number of Refugees Allowed In
By Gardiner Harris of The New York Times
MAY 26, 2017

WASHINGTON — Despite repeated efforts by President Trump to curtail refugee resettlements, the State Department this week quietly lifted the department’s restriction on the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States.

The result could be a near doubling of refugees entering the country, from about 830 people a week in the first three weeks of this month to well over 1,500 people per week by next month, according to refugee advocates. Tens of thousands of refugees are waiting to come to the United States. The State Department’s decision was conveyed in an email on Thursday to the private agencies in countries around the world that help refugees manage the nearly two-year application process needed to enter the United States.

In her email, Jennifer L. Smith, a department official, wrote that the refugee groups could begin bringing people to the United States “unconstrained by the weekly quotas that were in place.” President Trump has sought to lower the ceiling on the number of refugees annually allowed in the country to 50,000 from 110,000. Mr. Trump’s executive orders on immigration, the first of which he issued on Jan. 27, also sought to suspend all refugee admissions for at least four months. Federal judges stayed those orders.

Refugee groups now predict that entries into the United States could increase so rapidly that the total number of refugees admitted by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year, could exceed 70,000. That is well below the 84,994 refugees admitted in fiscal year 2016, but not by nearly as much as many advocates had feared. Refugee advocates were delighted by the State Department’s decision. “This is long overdue, but we’re very happy,” said Mark Hetfield, president and chief executive of HIAS, an immigrant aid society.
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 02:05:46 am »

Ha Ha! Trump supporters actually believe he would do what he said!  Crazy?

And before you attempt to deflect this onto someone else in Trump's administration, remember that Trump can fire these people and choose not to.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 02:52:59 am »

Just one more broken promise by the Trump administration.  Everybody says so.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 05:46:47 am »

that number should be 0
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 06:55:30 pm »

It's a bad decision.  I have friends and family that have fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, and even they're not thrilled with the idea of even Islamic allies migrating here.  The reason is that while they were allies on the battlefield, you wouldn't want them as your neighbor.  My cousin was telling me how his interpreter saved their hide, and when they gave candy to some of the kids, the same interpreter encouraged the boys to kick the crap out of the girls who received the candy and admonished the boys who didn't. 

Quite frankly, it's hard to know what we're getting in terms of cultural values, and that's a frightening prospect.  If we're going to take on migrants in the long run, such an addition should be contingent first on a major reformation within Islam itself, or else I fear many more Pulses are headed to Western society.
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