Trump Moves to Reduce Refugees

2019 November 6
by bc3b

We frequently talk about how the left is trying to “fundamentally transform” this country. Diversity is the key for them. It “trumps” everything else – people who are educated, have skill sets that can benefit the country, etc.

In addition to cultural diversity, refugees from third world countries and illegal immigrants provide substantial advantages for the left in general and the Democratic Party in particular. They are more likely to be on welfare and dependent on the state. When they eventually become citizens, they are far more likely to vote Democratic and support socialism.

President Trump is keeping his campaign promises regarding immigrants and refugees and it infuriates the left. he has consistently worked to reduce the number of refugees and implement immigration reforms that would favor applicants who can benefit the United States. Refugees who are admitted are far more likely to be Christians escaping persecution than the Muslim majority admitted during the Obama days. This has infuriated the left who seem to believe the United States should be the dumping ground for the world’s misfits.

The Democrats have done everything possible to maintain the flow of illegals into the country from Mexico, Central America and who knows where else. Just this week the Democratic House voted to provide border security for countries in the Middle East while refusing to secure our country’s southern border.

Nothing infuriates the left more than the words AMERICA FIRST.

Michelle Malkin writes in townhall.com:

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump approved a new annual refugee cap of 18,000, the lowest since the U.S. program began in 1980. The reduction follows news that America took a pause last month and refused to admit any new refugees. On economic, public safety and national security grounds, this is a very good thing for the 325 million people already in our country. But you wouldn’t know it from the grim headlines and hysterical condemnations by globalist zealots and media sympathizers.

CNN International led the open borders funeral procession last week, with a report decrying, “No refugees will be resettled in the US in October, leaving hundreds in limbo around the world.” U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., hyperventilated that “Donald Trump is trying to destroy the very heart of this nation. I won’t let him.” Social justice group CARE bemoaned this “dark moment in our nation’s history.” Human Rights First complained that Trump’s proposal is “crippling the United States’ status as a global leader in refugee resettlement.”

Heaven forbid citizens in a sovereign nation have an effective say in who comes here, from where and how many. Is one refugee-less month in America such a catastrophe? Calm down, Chicken Littles. Get some perspective.

It is most certainly true that America has a legacy of embracing people from around the world fleeing persecution and war. After World War II, the U.S. helped lead efforts to assist 650,000 displaced Europeans who had fled in fear, were expelled and were victims of Nazi crimes and terror. Congress passed the 1948 Displaced Persons Act to accommodate them. Five years later, the Refugee Relief Act of 1953 aided refugees from Italy and East Germany escaping Communist regimes, adding another 250,000 refugees over four years. In the 1950s and 1960s, we welcomed Hungarians, Cubans and Czechoslovakians also escaping Communist oppression. In the 1970s, we opened our doors to an estimated 300,000 political refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The Refugee Act of 1980 created the Office of Refugee Resettlement and office of U.S. Coordinator for Refugee Affairs and raised the annual ceiling of admissions to 50,000. CARTOONS | Gary Varvel View Cartoon

Under Obama, that number soared to nearly 100,000 annually. The idea that we’ve abandoned our humanitarian leadership role because of this refugee resettlement reduction is ludicrous. Overall, since 1975, the U.S. has resettled more than 3 million refugees. Under Trump, the U.S. still accepted more refugees than any other country in both 2017 and 2018. On top of that, America forked over nearly $1.6 billion to support the U.N.’s refugee resettlement campaign. Moreover, America remains the largest single country provider of humanitarian assistance worldwide. Total U.S. humanitarian assistance was more than $8 billion in fiscal year 2017, covering food, shelter, health care and access to clean water for millions.

That’s enough.

Past refugee admissions don’t lock America into those same levels now or in the future. America’s constitutional duty is to Americans first (“ourselves and our posterity”). The truth is that we’ve been generous to a ruinous, open borders fault. Last year, the Federation for American Immigration Reform tallied refugee resettlement costs to taxpayers at nearly $9 billion over five years.

In my adopted home state of Colorado, a new University of Colorado Boulder study acknowledged that refugees are often “trapped in chronic poverty” after resettlement subsidies dry up and are unable to lift themselves out of dependency on government aid such as public housing, Medicaid and food stamps. Federal statistics show that nearly half of all refugee households receive cash welfare. Chain migration perpetuates the cycle of poverty.

A tiny cabal of government contractors, mostly religious groups cloaking their profit-seeking in compassion and Scripture, perpetuates the refugee resettlement racket. Openly hostile to American sovereignty, these people spread their tax-subsidized syndicate’s wealth to a vast network of subcontractors, often tied to billionaire George Soros and his Open Society Foundations, which promote global governance and unfettered migration espoused by the United Nations, European Union and Vatican. These special interests have systematically blurred the lines between legitimate refugees seeking asylum from oppression and economic migrants from Central America clamoring for higher wages or better welfare benefits. They’re indifferent to the national security risks of absorbing large numbers of Muslims whose adherence to repressive sharia and religious jihad is utterly incompatible with our constitutional principles.

Mass migration champions have stretched the definition of refugee so thin that “climate change refugees” seeking relief from uninhabitable environments are now a phenomenon. Nuts. Doesn’t America have enough residents in need of shelter and support? If we let in millions of “climate change refugees,” where do Americans seek refuge when they render our climate uninhabitable?

Only a complete moratorium on immigration would give America the break it needs to regain control of our system. Trump’s refugee reduction is not an apocalypse. It’s a long overdue respite from the world’s wretched refuse that deserves cheers, not jeers.

22 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 November 6 8:28 am
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    bc3b permalink

    This will be one of the last articles from townhall.com as much of it will be behind a paywall.

    https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/11/06/welcome-behind-the-paywall-oh-and-never-trumpers-are-losers-n2555976

    F’ Salem Communications.

  2. 2019 November 6 8:32 am
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    bc3b permalink

    I’m not sure if there is anything behind this, but I thought I would share it – claim of fraud in KY. Strictly speculation at this point:

    http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3791963/posts

  3. 2019 November 6 8:52 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “F’ Salem Communications.”

    Well BC if you must here is the way to do it…..

    1/ Copy the URL of the abbreviated article.
    2/ Open a tab and type in outline.com.
    3/ Paste the URL into the ‘enter article url’ box and hit enter.
    4/ Read your article sans the ads/drek/paywall garbage.

    Bon Apteit.

  4. 2019 November 6 9:17 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    re: yesterday’s elections

    I read that in Texas the voters turned down all tax increases … but passed all spending increases.
    I guess they’re turning purple

  5. 2019 November 6 9:22 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #4 –

    You cannot absorb all the illegal aliens Texas has and not turn purple. Look at the people granted amnesty in 1986. If they are still around, they (and their children) are likely voting Democratic and for more bennies. So are “anchor babies” born to illegals since that time. Any “anchor babies” born as late as 2002 are eligible to vote.

    That’s what today’s column is all about.

  6. 2019 November 6 9:42 am
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    bc3b permalink

    It appears Seattle’s socialist councilwoman is out (District 3). Maybe there’s even hope for Kalifornians. What say you – TLS, JR and JimNorCal?

    https://projects.seattletimes.com/2019/election-results/#KeyRaces

    Don’t get me wrong. Seattle will still be a f’ed up mess, but hopefully Kshama Sawant will be voted out.

  7. 2019 November 6 9:53 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Democrats suffer setback in NJ (of all places):

    https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/new-jersey-election-results-legislative-democrats-20191106.html

    But, all the media will talk about is Virginia and the Kentucky governor’s race.

  8. 2019 November 6 10:14 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Students at Williams College demand boycott of English Department over alleged racism (not enough authors of color, microagressions, violence):

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/11/students-at-williams-college-boycotting-english-department-over-alleged-racism/

  9. 2019 November 6 10:50 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Report: Women killed in Mexico alleged to have ties to sex-cult NXIVM:

    https://nypost.com/2019/11/05/women-killed-in-mexican-cartel-murders-had-alleged-ties-to-sex-cult-nxivm/

    While I’m all for breaking up Mexican drug cartels, this isn’t the place to start. The murders were horrific, but the victims were residents of Mexico. The dual citizenship was simply a ruse to get health care and other services. I don’t believe in dual citizenship – you’re either a citizen of the US or you’re not. Far better to concentrate on cartel activities in the US and MS-13 and other gang activities. These families were in Mexico because they were “traditional” Mormons (polygamists).

  10. 2019 November 6 10:59 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    4,

    If true, it was local, not statewide.

    Read — https://defendernetwork.com/news/local-state/texas-2019-constitutional-amendment-election-results/

    Prop 4 for example moved the ability for the legislature to create a state income tax from simple majority to a 2/3rds vote. It passed sending a clear message of “don’t even try it”. Most of the rest were changes to operating procedures of existing state agencies.

    We ain’t dead yet.

  11. 2019 November 6 12:54 pm
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    bc3b permalink

  12. 2019 November 6 1:27 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    You have to ask, Dog, Epstein fetish or best meme running?

  13. 2019 November 6 2:33 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  14. 2019 November 6 2:34 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  15. 2019 November 6 4:23 pm
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    justrand permalink

    is there gonna be an automatic recount in Kentucky??

    Bevin is apparently a bad candidate…but I hate seeing the Dems win anything

  16. 2019 November 6 4:56 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Could the KY be decided in the state legislature?
    Seems unlikely, but …
    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/347586/
    Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers threw another wrench into the state’s razor-thin gubernatorial outcome late Tuesday night, saying that the legislature could decide the race.

    “There’s less than one-half of 1%, as I understand, separating the governor and the attorney general,” Stivers said. “We will follow the letter of the law and what various processes determine.”
    Stivers, R-Manchester, said based on his staff’s research, the decision could come before the Republican-controlled state legislature.

  17. 2019 November 6 5:01 pm
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    Eph permalink

    15 Rand,

    If Romney wasn’t horrible in 2012,
    We dont have Trump 2016.
    Think about it…

  18. 2019 November 6 5:23 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Eph #17 –

    I’ve considered that several times. Also, had McCain been elected in 2008, would amnesty have been passed?

    As strange as it sounds, you sometimes win by losing. Or, as my late mother used to say, “Be careful what you wish for.”

  19. 2019 November 6 9:53 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Excellent points, Eph and Bc3b!

  20. 2019 November 7 7:30 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    When Progs think of guns THIS is what is floating in their heads…..

  21. 2019 November 7 7:37 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    OK, now consider — https://babylonbee.com/news/cnn-criticizes-pregnant-woman-for-shooting-poor-defenseless-man-who-was-simply-seeking-asylum-in-her-home

    So here are the options to consider:

    * Its a straight up Bab Bee satire (as always) done well (as always) using CNN styling. Or,
    * Bab Bee did a satire THEN CNN fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

    Vote for your choice. No abstaining now class.

  22. 2019 November 7 8:42 am
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    justrand permalink

    drdog. the Babylon Bee faces the constant challenge: “How to write satire that become obsolete within minutes??” Obsolete because todays “Satire” is tomorrows “Progressive Promise!”

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