Unlike the Obama Administration, Trump Administration is Not Turning the Country into a Third World Dumping Ground Through Refugee Resettlement
The U.S. is reaching record lows in terms of the number of refugees it’s admitting.
Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch highlighted that only 7,905 refugees have been admitted to the U.S. since October 1, 2019, which is the first day of the fiscal year 2020.
Last fall, the President imposed a ceiling on the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. that would only allow 18,000.
Corcoran noted that “as of yesterday [August 1, 2020], not even half of that number has arrived (with only two months to go). Of course a lot of that has to do with the worldwide travel restrictions due to the Chinese Virus.”
The immigration restriction advocate also put those numbers in perspective:
Obama admitted 9,577 refugees in one month, July 1-August 1, 2016 compared to Donald Trump’s 151 the same month 4 years later. As Obama was winding down his presidency he was pouring refugees (and other migrants) in at astronomical rates. That is 1,672 more in that one month than Trump has admitted in ten months!
According to Corcoran, there were only 151 migrants coming in during the month of July 2020.
At the top of this list there were countries such as Burma (36), Guatemala (21), and El Salvador (19).
Clearly, Trump has made an effort to address the issue of mass migration by bringing some sanity to the U.S.’s refugee system.
To fully address mass migration, there needs to be more progress on getting rid of birthright citizenship, chain migration, and ultimately making steps towards an immigration moratorium.
Trump is the only official that nominally has a clue about that, which is why immigration restrictionists should throw their support behind him. Simply put, no other officials — Republican or Democrat — come close.