Refugees Down, Percent of Christians Up

2017 October 2
by bc3b

As Eph wrote recently, “Every time I get ready to write Trump off ….”

President Trump, in just eight months in office, has succeeded in upending U.S. refugee policy, cutting by more than half the 110,000-refugee target that the Obama administration had bequeathed him and dramatically shifting the demographics of who is accepted.

Gone is President Obama’s overwhelming focus on Muslims, and particularly on Syrians fleeing a civil war that his administration facilitated. Under Mr. Trump, the rate of Syrian refugees has been cut by more than 80 percent, and Christians have overtaken Muslims in total refugees resettled.

“It’s impossible to escape the clear message that there’s a new sheriff in town,” said Matthew O’Brien, research director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates for stricter refugee controls.

The Trump changes have reverberated around the globe, with the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugeesdrastically cutting the number of refugee candidates it submits to the U.S.

After recommending nearly 35,000 refugee candidates last year, the UNHCR submitted just 3,591 applications from January to July.

Refugee advocates say the U.S. is relinquishing its global leadership and moral standing and have challenged parts of the administration’s policy in the courts, pushing the country to move back toward the goals set by Mr. Obama.

The previous president called for up to 110,000 refugees to be admitted to the U.S. in 2017 and indicated that he wanted Syrians to be a large part of that, with the country on pace for more than 15,000 resettlements this year.

But Mr. Trump, as part of his first “extreme vetting” travel ban executive order, changed all that. He called for cutting the refugee cap from 110,000 to 50,000 and placed a four-month pause on the refugee program and a more lasting ban on Syrians.

Resistance by the courts, immigrant rights activists and Democrats on Capitol Hill dented those plans, but at the end of the fiscal year, it’s clear that the president mostly got his way.

As of Tuesday afternoon, with four days left in the fiscal year, the government had admitted slightly more than 53,000 refugees — less than half of Mr. Obama’s goal but slightly more than Mr. Trump wanted.

Perhaps the bigger impact was within the demographic breakdown, where Muslims dropped from nearly half of refugees under Mr. Obama to slightly more than a third. Christians, meanwhile, went from 43 percent to 53 percent under Mr. Trump.

Syrians, who represented a stunning 15 percent of all refugees under Mr. Obama, dropped to just 8 percent under Mr. Trump.

It’s important to keep in mind that CNN, the Washington Post and the rest of the left-wing media is working to destroy the President’s support and they will lie to accomplish this goal.

Hat tip: Washington Times

25 Responses leave one →
  1. 2017 October 2 6:39 am
    bc3b permalink

    Re: Las Vegas Massacre: If the killer was on the right, it will be non-stop news for the next month. If he was on the left, the story will die by Wednesday.

  2. 2017 October 2 6:44 am
    justrand permalink

    Exactly correct, bc3b. The name of the Bernie Sanders supporter who tried to massacre GOP Congressmen has been airbrushed from memory…and his Party affiliation covered up.

  3. 2017 October 2 7:02 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #2 –

    The leftist Trump-hater in the Philly suburbs who murdered his GOP committeeman neighbor this summer didn’t evenmake the news.

  4. 2017 October 2 7:04 am
    bc3b permalink

    How unpopular are the Chargers in LA? So unpopular that the team is “tarping over” entire sections of its 27,000 seat temporary home:

    The only attendees appear to be visiting team fans.

  5. 2017 October 2 7:19 am
    Eph permalink

    5 BC

    San Diego Chargers within 6 months.

  6. 2017 October 2 7:21 am
    Eph permalink

    3 Rand

    Many sources now claiming Goddell is dead man walking.

  7. 2017 October 2 7:25 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “The only attendees appear to be visiting team fans”

    Welcome to my world being a Bucs fan, er, used to be.

  8. 2017 October 2 7:53 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Imagine if you will….. A nearly spanking new stadium and nobody shows up in it any more. That is Arlington, Texas where the Cowboys play. Given the right circumstances the city might have to file bankruptcy if they can’t payoff the bond issue that built the damn thing.

  9. 2017 October 2 7:58 am
    drdog09 permalink

    ISIS laying claim to LV shooting —

    Like several here have mentioned, avoid crowds.

  10. 2017 October 2 8:26 am
    bc3b permalink

  11. 2017 October 2 8:32 am
    bc3b permalink

    If the shooter was, in fact, a recent convert to Islam, watch the media go silent:

    You can bet there is cursing and the nashing of teeth at CNN, the NYT, WaPo and the rest of the liberal media as they were hoping the perp was a white, evangelical, Catholic, Confederatr flag-waving, Trump-supporting, redneck from Alabama who supported the NFL boycott. Did I cover all the groups the MSM hates?

  12. 2017 October 2 8:44 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    12, no not all. But a good shorthand for the full list LOL

  13. 2017 October 2 8:55 am
    bc3b permalink

    BJG College Football Standings

    bc3b: 61-33 season/19-3 week
    JBoz: 60-34/18-4
    Fight On: 58-36/16-6
    Justrand: 51-43/12-10
    Mullet: 52-43/13-9
    MI Conservative: 51-43/14-8
    Eph: 50-44/13-9

    Eph joined the league last week and league rules are that newcomers start with the low score.

  14. 2017 October 2 8:59 am
    drdog09 permalink

    14, Gee did I just die? “Honey, call the funeral home and see I am there will ya? My blue suit is in the closet if you need it….” 🙂

  15. 2017 October 2 9:33 am
    JBoz permalink

    12 – you can be assured that there are teams of researchers diligently pouring over social media, interviewing neighbors/ex-wives/former employers, etc. desperately looking for a tiny shred of “evidence” that the shooter is a Trump supporter. And they really don’t require much in the way of evidence…the mere fact that he’s caucasian is proof enough for the MSM to label him as a white supremacist.

  16. 2017 October 2 9:52 am
    drdog09 permalink


    We can thank the stars that he does not have a Russian surname. 🙂

  17. 2017 October 2 10:02 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Trump should have a Reagan moment. Activate every National Guardsman with a CDL, fly them to PR and tell the union they are busted.

  18. 2017 October 2 10:58 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Attention please! The LV shooter was a AntiFA accolade — — Watch the youtube video.

  19. 2017 October 2 10:58 am
    bc3b permalink

    Sorry dedog09. No slight was intended. Doing this in between jobs at work.

  20. 2017 October 2 11:20 am
    drdog09 permalink

    BC, Didn’t take it that way, just a poor joke on my part at your expense.

  21. 2017 October 2 11:30 am
    bc3b permalink

    What we know about Stephen Paddock.

    There is a real desire to play CNN and report unproven things that promote one’s philosophy.

    Here’s what we know so far:

    * Paddock was a heavy gambler

    * His only interaction with police appears to be traffic tickets. Paddock sued a Vegas hotel about five years ago. The case was dismissed “with prejudice:

    * His father was a convicted bank robber who was once on the FBI’s most wanted list:

    * Here’s a video of a man who appears to be Paddock protesting against Trump in Reno less than two months ago:

  22. 2017 October 2 1:58 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    CBS dink who said all CW admirers were GOPers is fired — — I like this two ways:

    * The SOB was fired, in the blink of an eye.
    * Which leads me to believe that in no small part the NFL SNAFU is having an impact beyond just sports. The media is finally becoming aware that they have awaken an monster for which there is no escape.

  23. 2017 October 2 2:24 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    23, agree.
    And if they think this is bad, you have to believe it will get worse if they continue to obstruct Trump and supporters.

  24. 2017 October 2 5:54 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    Shooter was an Anti-Trumper.

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