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  • Judge Blocks Trump's Executive Order Allowing Local Officials To Reject Refugees

    01/20/2020 3:37:28 PM PST · by kiryandil · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | January 15, 2020 | Bobby Allyn
    A federal judge in Maryland has blocked the Trump administration's executive order allowing state and local governments to turn away refugees from resettling in their communities. In September, President Trump announced that groups that help refugees find places to live must first get written consent from local and state jurisdictions before resettling them. Immigration advocates challenged the executive order in federal court, calling it cruel and shortsighted. U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte said the executive order "does not appear to serve the overall public interest." In his 31-page opinion issued Wednesday, he wrote that the order gives states and local...
  • NY Times: Refugees Needed to Fill ‘Void of Cultural Diversity’ in White Towns

    11/01/2019 7:51:54 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/31/2019
    More refugees must be resettled across the United States to fill a “void of cultural diversity” in towns that are made up of a majority of white Americans, a New York Times report states. As President Trump is set to lower refugee admissions for the third year, keeping his 2o16 campaign promise to significantly reform the program after almost four decades, the New York Times published a report this week detailing how Congolese refugees already living in the U.S. are looking to bring their foreign relatives to the country through the refugee resettlement program. hose who support expanding refugee resettlement,...
  • Trump cuts taxpayer-funded classes,recreational equip,legalservices,for unaccompanied migrant kids

    06/05/2019 6:02:10 PM PDT · by caww · 6 replies
    .dailymail ^ | 6/5/2019 | By KEITH GRIFFITH
    Trump administration is suspending educational, legal and recreational programs for migrant children in its custody, saying an influx of children crossing the border without a parent or legal guardian was putting a 'tremendous strain' on the resources of the agency tasked with housing them. The agency that houses migrant children - the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) - asked Congress for an additional $2.88 billion to increase shelter capacity, HHS spokeswoman Evelyn Stauffer said on Wednesday. ORR is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. ORR has instructed providers in its network to begin scaling back or stop...
  • Should States Have To Pay For Refugee Resettlement They Don’t Want?

    04/02/2019 5:20:51 AM PDT · by gattaca · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 2, 2019 | Don Barrett
    Today states that withdraw find resettlement continues without any oversight from state authorities yet with states continuing to be forced to pay. Tennessee is the first state to tell the federal government that it can’t be forced to pay for the federal refugee resettlement program on the constitutional basis of federalism and the Tenth Amendment. It is suing the federal government over its continuation of refugee resettlement in Tennessee after the state withdrew from the program. When the state withdrew more than 10 years ago, the federal government turned program administration over to the federal contractor, Catholic Charities of Tennessee,...
  • 25 Disturbing Facts About Refugee Resettlements from Somalia-How terror arrives on American shores

    02/15/2018 5:10:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 15, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    Of the 11 countries included in President Trump's refugee ban, one stands out -- Somalia. That ban expired two weeks ago and the U.S. has begun accepting refugees again from Somalia and 10 other high-risk nations. Although Trump promises "extreme vetting," many Muslim refugees come as children and become radicalized years later. Somali crime rivals Somali terrorism as a major problem, and the two clearly blur into one another. The problem is leaking from Minnesota into South Dakota -- as Lutheran Social Services has resettled more than 4,500 Somalis in Sioux Falls. Many of the Somalis have migrated from Sioux Falls to...
  • Dozens of refugee resettlement offices to close as Trump downsizes program

    02/14/2018 9:43:37 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/14/2018 | Reuters
    Refugee resettlement agencies are preparing to shutter more than 20 offices across the United States and cut back operations in more than 40 others after the State Department told them to pare their operations, according to plans seen by Reuters. ... The vetting measures are likely to significantly slow down the pace of arrivals, refugee organizations have said, and in the end the United States may not reach its cap for the year of 45,000 refugees.
  • New Trump refugee policies could close more than 20 Catholic Charities resettlement offices

    01/28/2018 7:39:24 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 77 replies
    The American Magazine ^ | Jan 9, 2018 | Kevin Clarke
    After decades helping refugee families become Americans, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque announced on Dec. 18 that it was getting out of the business. Its 77-year-old refugee resettlement ministry was being shut down. (snip)“We have received some indication that those agencies that are serving under 100 resettlement clients a year are at risk for being discontinued, of losing their federal contracts,” she said on Jan. 9. “So some of the agencies that are very small are threatened.”(snip) Sister Markham emphasized that the closing of the refugee programs “is not a decision that Catholic Charities is making…this is being...
  • U.S. freezes grant to UNRWA

    01/06/2018 7:44:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/18 | Elad Benari
    The United States administration froze a $125 million grant to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN’s agency for “Palestinian refugees”, which was supposed to be delivered on January 1, Channel 10 News reported on Friday, citing three Western diplomats. The amount frozen is one-third of the annual funding the United States provides the organization, according to the report. The three diplomats, who asked to remain anonymous because of the political sensitivity of the issue, told Channel 10 the grant had been frozen until the end of the reexamination of U.S. aid to the Palestinians, which began...
  • Data: Trump Admin Reduces Refugee Admissions by 70 Percent in First Year

    01/01/2018 4:24:10 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 1, 2018 | John Binder
    President Trump reduced foreign refugee admissions by roughly 70 percent in nearly the first year of his presidency, a new report reveals. Center for Immigration Studies researcher Nayla Rush released a new study comparing refugee admissions to the United States under Trump versus those under former President Obama between Jan. 20 to Dec. 20, 2017, and the same time period in 2016. During the first 11 months of Trump’s presidency, the populist-nationalist president cut the number of foreign refugees entering the U.S. by about 70 percent, according to Rush’s research. In his first 11 months, Trump admitted 28,875 foreign refugees...
  • 1.8 Million Immigrants Likely Arrived in 2016, Matching Highest Level in U.S. History

    12/30/2017 6:16:07 PM PST · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | December 28, 2017 | Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler
    This analysis is based on newly released data from the Census Bureau. The analysis shows that 1.03 million immigrants (legal and illegal) settled in the United States in the first six months of 2016. Based on prior patterns, a total of 1.8 million immigrants likely came in all of 2016. The new data shows a dramatic rebound in immigration after 2011, when new arrivals fell after the Great Recession. Newly arrived immigrants include new green card holders (permanent residents) and long-term term “temporary” visitors, such as guestworkers and foreign students, many of whom eventually become permanent residents. It also includes...
  • Sessions: DOJ Has Terror Probes Into 'Hundreds' of Refugees

    11/02/2017 1:45:42 PM PDT · by gubamyster · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 02 Nov 2017 03:22 PM | Mark Swanson
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday the Department of Justice has active "terrorism-related investigations" into "hundreds" of refugees. Sessions made the assertion during a national security speech in New York City, detailing President Donald Trump's agenda to keep out people like the alleged attacker who earlier this week killed eight in Manhattan. "The Department currently has ongoing terrorism-related investigations against hundreds of people who came here as refugees," Sessions said Thursday. "The FBI and our officers do heroic work, but it is simply not reasonable to keep asking them for more and more without putting policies in place that make...
  • Tennessee cities brace for protests over refugee resettlement

    10/28/2017 10:40:06 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 26 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/28/17 | Chris Kenning
    White nationalists and neo-Nazis are expected to converge on the small Tennessee cities of Shelbyville and Murfreesboro on Saturday to protest refugee resettlement in the state, seven months after it sued the U.S. government over the issue. The “White Lives Matter” rally, by some of the groups involved in a Virginia march in August that turned violent, is also expected to draw hundreds of counter-demonstrators and a heavy local police presence. The organizers said they chose middle Tennessee partly in hopes of avoiding clashes, but said protesters could bring shields, goggles and helmets for protection. The rally, named in response...
  • John Kelly said between zero and one refugees should enter the US each year: Report

    10/26/2017 4:48:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/26/17 | Diana Stancy Correll
    White House chief of staff John Kelly reportedly said, if it were up to him, the number of refugees that should enter the U.S. each year should be between zero and one.Kelly's comment was made during a discussion regarding lowering annual caps on the amount of refugees entering the U.S., the New York Times reported Wednesday. Last month, it was revealed the administration intended to lower the annual cap on admissions of refugees to 45,000. This is the lowest number seen since 1980, when the caps were first established through the U.S. Refugee Act. Under the Obama administration, the cap...
  • Kelly said he'd prefer to admit between zero and one refugees into the US each year: report

    10/25/2017 9:37:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    White House chief of staff John Kelly reportedly told other members of the Trump administration that he would ideally admit between zero and one refugees into the US each year if the decision was up to him. The New York Times reported Wednesday that Kelly made the comment while the administration debated lowering the cap on the number of refugees allowed into the country. President Trump eventually decided to lower the refugee cap to 45,000, the lowest levels since the Reagan administration, when the Refugee Act was passed. Officials said at the time that this number represents the maximum number...
  • Updating financial data on refugee contractors, big bucks for ‘humanitarian’ work!

    10/23/2017 12:07:53 PM PDT · by Baynative · 8 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | 7/11/17 | Ann Corcoran
    "...adding insult to injury, they lobby, kiss up to the media, and community organize against you who are paying for the whole refugee racket! None of these organizations would survive very long if Congress and the President cut them loose"
  • State Dept. Claims it Has No Records of its Travel Loans to Refugees Who Need Plane Fare

    10/12/2017 4:00:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 10/12/17
    In response to a Judicial Watch lawsuit, the State Department claims in a legal document that it has no records involving refugee travel loans that the agency gives foreigners overseas to buy plane tickets to fly to the United States. The program is operated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), an intergovernmental group that assists refugees worldwide with hundreds of millions of dollars from Uncle Sam. The money is channeled through the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM). In fiscal year 2016 the State Department gave IOM  $477,257,564, according to the agency’s report on contributions to...
  • Report: Middle East Refugees to Begin Arriving to U.S. from Australia

    10/01/2017 10:58:55 AM PDT · by davikkm · 85 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    The first group of 1,250 mostly male Middle Eastern refugees is expected to soon arrive in the United States from Australia. The transfer of refugees comes after President Trump failed to shutter an Obama-era deal that could bring tens of thousands of the refugees’ family members to the U.S. in years to come. President Barack Obama signed the Australian-U.S. refugee deal during his last months in office — promising to take 1,250 Middle Eastern refugees off Australia’s hands. The refugees are being held in detention centers on Manus Island and Nauru Island. Despite Trump’s original statement calling the deal “a...
  • 52 Muslim Migrants Set To Arrive In U.S. From Australian Refugee Camps

    09/27/2017 9:53:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    OAN ^ | September 27, 2017
    The first group of Muslim refugees is set to arrive in the U.S. from resettlement camps in Australia. The first party to arrive in the states includes 52 people who are already in-transit from Australia to Los Angeles. In return, Australia will accept central American refugees from a camp in Costa Rica. Under an Obama-era deal over 1,200 Muslim migrants from Afghanistan, Iran, and Sri Lanka will arrive in the U.S. ... the resettlement deal is unfair to the U.S. as central American migrants do not pose a threat of radical Islamic terror to Australia.
  • Trump cuts Obama’s refugee target in half, takes more Christians than Muslims

    09/26/2017 7:59:42 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/26/17 | Stephen Dinan
    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...
  • Refugees are flocking to Mexico for asylum as Trump closes doors to the US

    09/20/2017 10:30:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Quartz ^ | September 20, 2017 | Zoë Schlanger
    During US president Donald Trump’s first month in office, the Department of Homeland Security saw a 40% drop in “apprehensions and the prevention of inadmissible persons” at crossings between the border of Mexico and the US; after the Trump administration threatened to separate children from their parents at the border, the number of parents and children apprehended at crossings dropped by 93%. Up to this point, many of the people who had been trying to illegally enter the US at the southern border in recent years were not Mexicans, but refugees from other Latin American countries passing through Mexico....