90 Miles From Tyranny : Number of Refugees Into U.S. Drops 83 Percent Under Trump

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Number of Refugees Into U.S. Drops 83 Percent Under Trump

During his presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had promised to “stop the massive inflow of refugees” in order to safeguard the country from terrorists. Chalk up one campaign promise fulfilled.

According to Fox News, only 3,108 refugees came to the U.S. in October and November. In the same period last year, under Barack Obama's reign, 18,300 refugees were admitted. That's a jaw-dropping decline of 83 percent.

Trump restarted the refugee resettlement program in October after a four-month moratorium. A month earlier, he had lowered the annual refugee admission cap from 110,000 to 45,000, the lowest on record.

"The president's strategy on refugees is guided first and foremost by the safety and security of the American people,” Trump administration spokeswoman Helen Aguirre Ferré told Fox News. “The United States can also help a larger number of refugees by resettling them in their home region and enabling their eventual safe return home.”

Not only is there a steep drop in refugee admissions, but fewer Muslims are reportedly among them -- only 10 percent, as opposed to about 40 percent in November 2016 under Obama.

Not only that, but the administration said it is backing out of the Global Compact on Migration, a United Nations initiative established in 2016 that called for two years of negotiations focused on organized and safe migration of the world’s displaced people.

U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, said over the weekend that "The global approach in the New York Declaration is simply not compatible with U.S. sovereignty. No country has done more than the United States, and our generosity will continue. But our decisions on immigration policies must always...Read More HERE

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