Refugees entering U.S. doubled in rate since ruling on Trump travel ban


The State Department has more than doubled the rate of refugees from Iraq, Syria and other suspect countries in the week since a federal judge’s reprieve, in what analysts said appears to be a push to admit as many people as possible before another court puts the program back on ice.

A staggering 77 percent of the 1,100 refugees let in since Judge James L. Robart’s Feb. 3 order have been from the seven suspect countries. Nearly a third are from Syria alone — a country that Mr. Trump has ordered be banned altogether from the refugee program. Another 21 percent are from Iraq. By contrast, in the two weeks before Judge Robart’s order, just 9 percent of refugees were from Syria and 6 percent were from Iraq.

“There’s no doubt in my mind they would be doing whatever they could to get people in before something changes because, from their perspective, their motivation is to resettle these folks. It would not be the first time that State Department officials have prioritized facilitating someone’s entry to the United States over security concerns,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies.

Mr. Trump issued an executive order Jan. 27 putting in place the early stages of his extreme vetting policy, including an immediate 90-day pause on admitting visitors from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen — all countries where the government says it can’t be sure of its vetting procedures.

The executive order also called for an immediate 120-day halt to admitting refugees from anywhere around the globe. Mr. Trump singled out Syria in particular, saying refugees from there are halted indefinitely.

Late last week Judge Robart ruled Mr. Trump had likely overstepped legal boundaries and issued a temporary restraining order for most of the policy. An appeals court ruled Thursday to uphold the “TRO,” as it’s known in lawyer-speak.

 

Full Story: Washington Times

Majority Of Americans Side with Trump On Immigration Order

A new online and telephone survey by Rasmussen Reports shows the majority of voters agree with President Donald Trump and his executive order that temporarily bans immigrants from seven “countries of concern” and refugees.

According to Rasmussen Reports, 57% of likely U.S. voters support a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.  The report went on to say that this same percentage of voters want the U.S. vetting system to improve before allowing more immigrants and refugees from these seven countries to enter the U.S.

Additionally, the report shows 56% of voters are in favor of temporarily blocking visas from residents of the seven terror-laden countries.  When asked about the national security, only 32% of voters said they feel the country is safer today than it was under the Obama administration.  Meanwhile,  34%  said they will feel safer five years from now.

The survey consisted of 1,000 “likely voters” from January 25-26 of this year.

H/T: Rasmussen Reports

 

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ABC News Edits Out Refugee Saying He Likes Trump

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ABC News has been caught manipulating sound bites again, this time cutting a clip when a newly arriving refugee Hameed Darweesh says he likes President Trump. This is the second time in the last few days ABC has been caught manipulating footage. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.

 

Foster mom discovered ’12yr old Afghan refugee’ was 21yr old jihadi: ‘I’ll kill u & I know where your children are’

Foster mother tells of horror when she discovered ’12-year-old Afghan refugee orphan’ she cared for was a 21-year-old jihadi

  • The boy, Jamal, was identified as being far older following dental checks
  • His carer, Rosie, had been suspicious of his facial hair and gun proficiency 
  • The refugee was found with Taliban and child abuse material on his phone
  • He since been arrested for assault and has been denied asylum

Full story: themuslimissue.wordpress.com