President Trump has got his hands full these days with the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the ongoing war with obstructionist Democrats. But he makes time for a slew of other issues as well. I sincerely mean it when I say that I can’t remember the last time a president got so much done regardless of pushback. Not since Reagan have I seen such a desire to set things right.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just announced that the U.S. will cap incoming refugees over the next fiscal year at 30,000. That’s significantly down from the previous 45,000 refugee cap and it is the fewest allowed in since the 1980 Refugee Act. Trump is removing one-third of the allowed refugees into the U.S. per year. That’s unprecedented.
This is the third curtailment on the yearly refugee cap since President Trump came into office. Pompeo said the reduction was a necessity so that we could deal with the backlog of 800,000 currently pending asylum seekers.
“In consideration of both U.S. national security interest and the urgent need to restore integrity to our overwhelmed asylum system, the United States will focus on addressing the humanitarian protection cases of those already in the country,” Pompeo said, according to the Washington Post.
“We proposed resettling up to 30,000 refugees under the new refugee ceiling as well as processing more than 280,000 asylum seekers,” Pompeo said in an announcement at the State Department, calling the United States “the most generous nation in the world when it comes to protection-based immigration.”
“This year’s proposed refugee ceiling must be considered in the context of the many other forms of protection and assistance offered by the United States,” he said.”
Currently, international law requires us to admit asylum seekers. First off, I don’t know why we feel bound by that law… we do not answer to the international court and it should be a case-by-case decision. The law does, however, allow judges to reject the cases of asylum seekers once they have been admitted into the country and deport them. Refugees are kept outside of the U.S. while their cases are processed.
While the current cap is definitely a significant reduction from last year, it should be noted that fewer than 20,000 refugees have been admitted to the U.S. during the current fiscal year. It is extremely unlikely that number will grow enough to reach this year’s cap of 45,000 refugees. There is only one month left as I understand it in this fiscal year that will count additional refugees.
Much of this is due to President Trump implementing much tougher screening processes for refugees. That is a very good thing. They were meant to stop terrorists from gaining entry into the U.S. and it’s working. But it also means that the asylum application’s process takes much longer to go through and that is causing a backlog.
“Pompeo said the U.S. will likely process approximately 310,000 refugee and asylum applications over the 2019 fiscal year in addition to the cases already pending.
“He also asserted that the refugee cap should not be considered the “sole barometer” of U.S. aid to refugees.
“[We will] target the application of foreign aid in a smarter way,” Pompeo said, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“The secretary of state said the U.S. would focus on ending conflicts driving the refugee crisis, helping refugees to return to their home countries, and promoting the sharing of the refugee crisis burden among countries.
“The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said that there are 25.4 million people who are displaced outside of their own countries, 3.1 million asylum seekers and a total of 68.5 million people displaced worldwide, the majority of whom are displaced within their own countries.
“Humanitarian organizations like Amnesty International criticized the U.S.’ lowered refugee caps.
“The Trump administration is abandoning this country’s promise to refugees,” Amnesty International said in a statement.
“Today’s announcement demonstrates another undeniable political attack against people who have been forced to flee their homes. This is the lowest goal in the history of the program and compounded by this administration’s history of creating road block after road block for refugees to arrive, this must be perceived as an all-out attack against our country’s ability to resettle refugees both now and in the future,” the statement added.”
President Trump is not abandoning any promise. He’s just keeping that promise in a way that protects Americans. The U.N. is not the boss of us. We do not answer to them and as a sovereign body, we are not obligated to take in refugees. This is not a one world order yet and President Trump is admirably standing up to these tyrants. He’s to be commended on cutting the refugee numbers like this.
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Kamala Just Made Shocking Sudden Border Announcement – Beto & Gillibrand Panicking
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Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris refuted two of her potential 2020 presidential primary challengers on Wednesday when she stated that she does not agree with their acceptance of open borders.
“No, I believe that we need border security,” Harris told “The Daily Show’s” Trevor Noah when asked how she felt about former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s call to remove the already standing wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Just got home from my second border trip, this one was in AZ. Slept a whopping 12hours and woke ready to get back to building the wall! Still waiting on Pelosi to accept my invitation for a tour…maybe next time. #BuildTheWall #WeBuildTheWall #SundayFunday #MAGA
— Amanda Shea (@TheAmandaShea) February 10, 2019
“We need smart border security. We can’t have open borders, we need to have border security, all nations do,” she continued. “All nations define their borders, but we should not have a policy and perspective that is grounded in keeping people out for the sake of this nationalistic kind of thing this president is trying to push.”
O’Rourke has long argued against a border wall, despite still claiming to be against open borders. Following President Donald Trump’s executive order in September to erect an 18-foot steel bollard wall to replace the existing pedestrian fencing in El Paso, Texas, the Democrat called the existing chain-link fence “bad enough.”
The failed senatorial candidate later revealed to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that if he could snap his fingers and make his hometown of El Paso’s border wall disappear, he “absolutely” would. O’Rourke insisted in the past that the way to improve border safety and security is to “ensure that we are maximizing the potential from everyone … [and] treating each other with respect and dignity” and referred to Trump’s wall as an “expression of our smallness, our meanness, our fear to the rest of the world.”
Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who launched a presidential exploratory committee in January, signaled her support for tearing down the existing barrier on the border when she was confronted with O’Rourke’s position.
“Well, I’d have to ask folks in that part of the of the country to see whether the fencing that exists today is helpful or unhelpful,” Gillibrand replied in February when asked about O’Rourke’s comments. “But, you know, Democrats are not afraid of national security or border security.”
“And [the wall] is a hateful message. I mean [Trump’s] trying to create a picture of division and hate and derision. And that’s what I’m so offended by — the fact that he’s fused this kind of racism in, in his words and actions is just troubling,” she continued. “So, I could look at it and see which part he means and why and if it makes sense I could support it.”
Neither Gillibrand nor O’Rourke have officially entered the 2020 presidential race.
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Trump Just Blindsided Congress By Demolishing New Plan To Stop Border Wall
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Democrats thought they could open the border up – but Donald is ready for them.
The wall is getting built whether the Left likes it or not.
Trump has made it clear that he is going to do whatever it takes to protect the country, and has declared a National Emergency at the border to get the funds necessary to build the wall.
Anyone with common sense can see the border crisis is an emergency—am I right?! Every day, drugs and criminals are pouring in and putting American lives at risk.
But the Democrats don’t care and are determined to keep fighting against the country’s interests.
Time Magazine reports:
House Democrats plan to file a resolution as soon as Friday that’s aimed at blocking President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the Southwest border.
Passage by the Democratic-run House seems likely. The measure would then move to the Republican-controlled Senate, where there may be enough GOP defections for approval.
Trump has promised a veto, which would be difficult for Congress to override.
Trump predicted the Democrats would try to block his emergency declaration, and once again he’s been proven right.
But the President also predicts that he will win if the case makes it to the Supreme Court, just like he won the travel ban case.
Even if the resolution to block the declaration makes it through the House and Senate, the President will veto it, and there’s no way the resolution will make it through with a Republican majority.
Rep. Jim Jordan told reporters that he believes there are enough GOP votes in Congress to prevent the two-thirds supermajorities required to overcome a veto in both the House and the Senate.
“I think there are plenty of votes in the House to make sure that there’s no override of the president’s veto,” he said. “So it’s going to be settled in court, we’ll have to wait and see.”
Liberals may not care about saving American lives, but Trump will shut down any effort they make to keep our border unsecured.
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Trump Just Blindsided Congress By Demolishing New Plan To Stop Border Wall
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