U.S. Refugee Admissions Drop in Half During First 3 Months of Trump Presidency…

The Washington Examiner points out data released Friday showing a significant drop in refugee admissions in the first calendar quarter of the Trump administration.

*Worth noting that Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, UAE, Jordan and Oman have also initiated an “immigration ban” as part of the political sanctions against Qatar.

WASHINGTON – Data released Friday by the Department of Homeland Security shows that the number of refugees allowed into the United States fell by half shortly after President Trump took office. The decline was in large part due to a sharp upsurge in admissions under former President Barack Obama in the final three months of his administration.

DHS reported that approximately 13,000 people were admitted as refugees during the first three months of Trump’s administration, compared with 25,000 for the previous quarter. However, the 25,000 refugees were an 86 percent increase over the same period in 2015, indicating that Obama significantly eased restrictions as his administration was winding down.

Had the admissions rated remained flat in the final three months of the Obama administration, the decline under the Trump would have been a mere 12 percent, the department said.

The majority of the refugees came from Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Myanmar and the Congo. Trump attempted to ban all refugees from Syria and Somalia through executive orders but courts have declared the orders unconstitutional. (read more)

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64 Responses to U.S. Refugee Admissions Drop in Half During First 3 Months of Trump Presidency…

  1. progpoker says:

    LOL! Love the picture of Little Obama!!

    Liked by 17 people

  2. Joe Knuckles says:

    Of course Obama tried to bring as many in as he could. All part of his plan to sabotage this country. He needs to be tried for treason.

    Liked by 24 people

  3. redtreesquirrel says:

    We have the best President ever. Don’t we folks!

    Liked by 17 people

  4. carrie2 says:

    Trump used our Constitutional and federal laws to ban ANYONE coming in, but Obama’s appointed judges obviously did not follow our laws, so hopefully will be removed very, very soon and I am sure that is also on the long list that Trump has to deal with. So glad that ME countries are also down banning some and every little bit helps our country as we need to deport millions yet of invaders on our soil and all muslims here as well. This really drain the swamp of a huge amount of danger to us and our country and will be a punch in Soros’ ugly nose, so can we arrest him and hang him? I sure hope so.

    Liked by 9 people

    • 4sure says:

      No muslim should ever be allowed in any no-muslim country. They are evil and will never assimilate with the infidels. And if you aint muslim, you be’s infidel.

      Liked by 11 people

    • amr632 says:

      NOT anyone, just those in the initial EO from the same 7 counties that Obama also had short term bans on. Yes, Trump’s rhetoric was much more anti-Muslim, but his EO was not. The only time courts are to stray from the words of the bill/EO is when the message is unclear then they go back to the intent. That is subjective at best. The 14th Amendment was used for abortion and gay marriage, right or wrong. The problem, IMO, is that the 14th Amendment used liberty and the courts turned that into privacy and opened up the floodgates.


  5. Landslide says:

    Any firsthand knowledge of “extreme vetting” being in place?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sandra-VA says:

      “firsthand knowledge” – I doubt anyone here would have such since that would require someone being in the country of origin of refugees as well as being a participant in the processes used to do the vetting.

      However, during recent hearings it has been mentioned that more extreme vetting is occurring, hence the reduction in number of refugees admitted.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Landslide says:

        I thought that it might be a possibility that someone here has a family member or friend working in immigration services or other agency. Anyway, I’m curious as to how much more the process is now requiring.


      • fleporeblog says:

        Our President is taking care of business on the down low!


        From the article linked above:

        WASHINGTON — President Trump has taken a small step toward “extreme vetting” of foreign travelers to the United States, signing an executive order that will have the effect of slowing down visas for tourists, business travelers and other short-term visitors.

        The order, signed late Wednesday with no fanfare or advance notice, updates a 2012 executive order by President Barack Obama. That order tried to boost the U.S. travel industry by speeding up the process for vetting people entering the country on non-immigrant visas.

        Obama’s goal was to ensure that 80% of those short-term visas applicants were interviewed by a State Department consulate within 3 weeks. Trump’s order eliminated that goal.

        Liked by 4 people

      • I am exporting wheat to a Lebanese businessman who owns a mill in West Africa. He is planning to come here to finalize the details with my partners and I. He applied for a Visa, and has to wait several weeks to be interviewed by authorities. I don’t know exactly what they are going to ask him, but the hold up sounds like they are taking his visa seriously.

        Then again, I don’t have any high level connections to expedite the process the way corporations do.

        Liked by 2 people

    • fleporeblog says:


      From the article linked above:

      Under the new vetting procedures, foreigners would need to submit:

      Social media accounts for the last five years
      Biographical information for the last 15 years
      All previous passport numbers
      15 years’ worth of travel history
      Employment history for the last 15 years
      Email addresses
      Phone numbers
      Any relatives, including siblings, children and spouses

      A State Department official told Reuters that additional information would have to be provided if the agency required it.

      The new measures may be the beginning of the “extreme vetting” process Trump promised.

      Liked by 9 people

    • filia.aurea says:

      There is no realistic way of vetting these so-called refugees. The PDJT State Department is still stuffed to the brim with O’B operatives. The UNCHR program is riddled with corruption. The only people benefiting from this nonsensical program are money-grubbing middle-men.


  6. alliwantissometruth says:

    “The majority of the refugees came from Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Myanmar and the Congo”

    I remember how we would learn about these savages by reading books in school. Nowadays, we get a close & personal education by having them forced on us by our wonderful government

    But seriously, I’m a compassionate man. I just can’t turn my back on any 200 pound, bearded woman or child that needs a hug

    Liked by 8 people

  7. Lisa Freeman says:

    Some additional thoughts/information on the LA Times article are posted by Ann Corcoran at her Refugee Resettlement Watch blog: ttps://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/la-times-headline-is-deceptive-yes-can-you-believe-it/.

    Liked by 2 people

    • greenworxx says:

      After reading the link above, Ms. Corcoran reminds us that, as of today, the US is less than 1, 800 refugees from hitting 50,000 for 2017. That’s not good. Trump has to stop the traitors from bringing anymore in for the rest of the year………and forever!

      Liked by 7 people

  8. Tejas Rob says:

    Drop that another 50% and we’ll be good.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Donna in Oregon says:

    The Catholic church, Lutheran Church etc. are all getting hit financially by this. Here’s an example of one of the agencies: Highlights: 300 laid off in US, 500 laid off worldwide. Just 1 agency.

    Trump’s Cuts to US Refugee Program Lead to 300-plus Layoffs


    Liked by 13 people

    • FL_GUY says:

      These phony “Christian” agencies, taking money and working diligently to bring in people who will eventually cut off their heads when they get the strength in numbers. These so-called “churches” are not Christian anymore. I’d like to see them all put out of business.

      Liked by 24 people

      • Donna in Oregon says:

        Thanks to President Trump. This will cheer you up 🙂

        [Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Migration Ministries will reduce the size of its 31-member affiliate network by six in 2018 because of changing U.S. policy that will reduce the number of refugees to be resettled in this country annually by more than half.

        The affiliates, and the Episcopal dioceses in which they are located, are:
        Refugee One in Chicago, Illinois (Diocese of Chicago);
        Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville (Diocese of Florida);
        Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota in Fargo and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota in Grand Forks (Diocese of North Dakota);
        Ascentria Care Alliance in Concord, New Hampshire (Diocese of New Hampshire);
        Ascentria Care Alliance in Westfield, Massachusetts (Diocese of Western Massachusetts).

        EMM will NOT resettle refugees through these affiliates for the federal fiscal year 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018).

        Trump’s immigration policies force reduction of Episcopal Church’s refugee resettlement network
        ‘Strategic’ move will keep Episcopal Migration Ministries strong, director says
        By Mary Frances Schjonberg | April 4, 2017


        Liked by 8 people

  10. Stringy theory says:

    Getting the job done. Thanks President Trump.

    Liked by 10 people

  11. GSR says:

    Good news, now reduce legal immigration significantly, for that’s how the Muslim hijra and the “Latinoization” of the US is mainly occurring.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. MOA says:

    That’s just an encouraging start, nothing more.
    The question unanswered is why would we import a single individual whose religious commandments contained in the almighty Koran instruct that individual to murder us?
    The Koran is a long continuous death threat against all infidels, homosexuals, apostates, Jews and woman it doesn’t like.
    Our Uniparty elites before Trump refused to believe what the the Koran says openly.

    Liked by 9 people

  13. freddiemacblog says:

    Baby steps, baby steps, baby steps. As Confucius (supposedly) said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” From Western mythology, we have the sixth labor of Heracles, which was to clean the Aegean stables, and was much less straightforward than it seemed.


    If it were easy to drain the swamp, then anyone could have done it. But, like the stables, years of neglect has compounded the problem, meaning that lots of small projects need to be undertaken before even approaching the original goal. Look at Trump’s action on welfare; deferring the dreamer illegal, but targeting their parents …

    Liked by 9 people

  14. rsanchez1990 says:

    By the time the travel ban gets through the Supreme Court, it might not even be needed.

    I wonder what other factors went into the significant drop in the number of refugees. Maybe they felt that President Trump would deport them after the end of the Syrian Civil War and thought it wasn’t worth the trouble to make the trip all the way to the US (and preferred the much shorter trip to the nanny states of the EU). Or, maybe safe zones in Syria are working.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. typistjan says:

    If you add back in all those without names that are being flown in, in unmarked planes and picked up by the bleeding heart “religious” groups that are being funded by the Feds, no one keeps track of them. They are picked up and dropped off in different cities all over the US thanks to the UN. https://ppjg.me/2017/04/16/whistleblower-reveals-that-a-un-planned-invasion-by-refugees-into-the-us-is-already-underway/

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Honest Abbey says:

    I don’t know about the rest of the country, but what I do know is this:

    Two weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon, my husband and I drove up to the outlet mall in Eagan, Minnesota. This mall is fairly new, it opened 2.5 years ago. This was only my third or fourth trip up there and it will probably be my last.

    I am not exaggerating when I tell you that the mall was PACKED and we were the only white people there. I swear, I’m guessing there were as many Muslims there as any major Middle Eastern city sees on any given day. We were definitely experiencing some CULTURE SHOCK right here in the Heart of America.

    To years ago, this was NOT the case – it was quite the opposite. You didn’t see any Muslims in this area. They were still confined to the inner city of Minneapolis, having taken over the Riverside neighborhood, which today, is aka Little Mogadishu.

    This outlet mall is in a southern suburb of the Twin Cities and this neighborhood used to be upper middle class.


    The demographics of our country is changing right before our very eyes, and the people here are too stupid to understand the scope of this invasion.

    Now let me tell you about the people shopping at the mall.
    Every single female was wearing a hijab, was pushing a stroller that was carrying no less than three toddlers AND the majority of the women appeared to be pregnant. My husband even looked at me shaking his head and said “Are you friggin kidding me!”

    And these people sure know how to spend money!! Only question is, WHOSE MONEY are they spending??

    You should’ve seen the amount of shopping bags these people were toting around……..it looked like they bought something in every store they went into.

    When we were leaving, the mall was still packed with people and when we got into our car my husband said to me “look around the parking lot. What do you see?”
    I shrugged and hesitantly said “A lot of cars?” and he said “A lot of BRAND NEW f’ing cars”.
    I could tell he was upset now. He kept asking “How are they getting away with this?” because we all know they are collecting welfare and food stamps and every other government hand-out imaginable.

    I think it’s too late to recover from the damage Obama unleashed on us.

    It’s So Depressing.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Landslide says:

      That IS depressing. I’m in Texas and we have had more refugees put here than any other state. I live outside the city, so I don’t see too many, but I know they are here by the thousands. Don’t want to beat a dead horse by reiterating all of the financial, cultural, and possible safety issues, but on an emotional level, I just feel that my rights as a citizen have been totally violated. I’m sure there’s no possibility of us sending them back. The government needs to shut the door. They have enough problems with the illegals. What a mess.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Weather Watcher says:

      Honest Abbey – I grew up not far from there – it was such a great place to grow up. Very mid-west and down to earth people. I left 20+ years ago after college. I was there a few years ago……Minnesota has been invaded, it’s NOT the mid-west I remember – how SAD! It was always a wholesome and safe place. I’m very angry because our Government purposely changed the culture and NOT for the good – it will never be the same..WAKE UP MINNESOTA!!!!!!!! I understand how you must feel. 🙁

      Liked by 3 people

    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Rev. Peg Chemberlin led Minnesota Council of Churches for more than two decades.
      The Minnesota Council of Churches is an organization of 25 Protestant denominations and oversees such projects as a refugee resettlement program.

      Peg was a member of Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Chemberlin shared spiritual moments with the president.

      So that’s how that happened. Rev. Peg decided to retire in May 2017. Bye Peg. MAGA

      Liked by 1 person

      • Weather Watcher says:

        Good ole’ Peg is a Wolf in Sheep’s clothing – “Chemberlin shared spiritual moments with Obummer” – Oh, I’m sure she did – unfortunately her spiritual advisor/leader is MONEY


        • Donna in Oregon says:

          Well,I just think it is very important to understand how this happened. Supporting missionary trips is fine, but this huge taxpayer rip-off was a bit much. All Christians need to be mindful of what the church they attend is supporting and why they are supporting it.

          Billions of taxpayer dollars to resettle Islamists into America is not Christian. Watch out in the future for these National church organizations. It’s like TV preachers….air conditioned doghouses, gold faucets for their mansions, and prostitutes.

          Money corrupts. Just sayin’

          Liked by 1 person

    • What party would these invaders vote for?


  17. Mist'ears Mom says:

    From Refugeeresettlementwatch.com:
    LA Times headline is deceptive (yes, can you believe it!)
    by Ann Corcoran
    Here is the headline of an LA Times story yesterday designed to give an impression to lazy readers that President Trump (the meany) has drastically cut refugee admissions. He hasn’t.
    Number of refugees admitted to U.S. drops by almost half
    Their story begins:
    The number of refugees admitted to the United States was cut by nearly half in the first three months of the Trump administration compared with the final three months of the Obama presidency, reflecting the new president’s skepticism toward immigration.
    Further down, at least they try to be honest for readers willing to read more than the headline as they report what we reported ad nauseam and that is that the outgoing Obama State Department was pouring refugees in to the US at a phenomenal rate.
    Obama at the UN last September just as he was opening the flood gates (wide!). http://www.lavocedinewyork.com/en/un/2016/09/21/obama-at-the-un-global-refugee-crisis-most-urgent-test-of-our-time/
    The data suggest that the Obama administration, as it was about to turn over power to Trump, significantly stepped up the number of refugees admitted. Arrivals in its final three months reflected an 86% year-over-year increase compared to the same period the previous year.
    In Trump’s first three months, arrivals were 12% lower than for the same period in the previous year.
    But, heck, 12% lower doesn’t make for a headline designed to make President Trump look bad.
    Have a look at the data for the last ten years (from Wrapsnet) and see the astronomical numbers that Obama was pushing through the pipeline in the final months of his presidency.
    I’m getting sick of having to show how the mainstream media skews the news on refugees. I bet you are too!
    Then the LA Times story says this:
    Trump has sought to limit the number of refugees to 50,000 this year. But adverse rulings in the courts could work against him.
    As of today we are at 48,856, and at the present rate of arrivals we will reach 50,000 in a week to ten days. I have maintained from the outset that Trump can legally slow or outright halt the number being admitted (under the ceiling of 110,000 set by Obama) at any time and will be watching to see how the Supreme Court handles this portion of the case before them (Decision is expected at any moment.)


    • vfm#7634 says:

      Let’s see if the a-hole judges try to keep him from slashing admissions for FY2018.


    • MOA says:

      ‘But, heck, 12% lower doesn’t make for a headline designed to make President Trump look bad.’

      I see what you’re saying, 12% is nowhere near enough… 100% is the target…. PTrump did not do anything like enough to stop these illegals and that’s why he looks bad. Indeed.


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