Just as he promised when he was on the campaign trail, President Trump has just ordered the number of refugees accepted to be cut significantly. The resettlement agencies that were racking up huge fees under Obama are now fearful that many of them will have to close because they will receive no federal funding. Resettlement agencies planning on settling less than a hundred refugees will receive no federal funds. Currently there are 600 resettlement companies in 50 states. And on Dec 1st, nine of the biggest agencies were told not to expect as big a number as they saw last year.
Before leaving office, Obama planned on receiving 110,000 refugees in 2017, but President Trump stopped that. In 2018, the United States will only accept 45,000, less than we have received in over a decade. No doubt, the UN and several liberal groups will complain and or file lawsuits. The lower courts better watch their decisions that are anti-Trump rather than pro-constitution. The Supreme Court is starting to get angrier as they throw their childish decisions in the garbage.
In September, the Trump administration announced it would sharply curtail the number of refugees allowed into the United States to 45,000 next year. It would reflect the lowest admissions level for the U.S. in more than a decade.
Lowering the cap reflects Trump’s opposition to accepting refugees and other immigrants into the U.S., an approach that has already driven down refugee admissions.
Former President Barack Obama had wanted to take in 110,000 in 2017, but the pace slowed dramatically after Trump took office and issued an executive order addressing refugees.
While establishment RINOs and liberals complain about the president not knowing what he is doing, is notching wins all over the place. The tax reform bill should please Trump fans because it’s the first time they followed Trump’s leadership and they won. They may start liking the idea.