For all the bluster by President Trump in the last two years, America is still seemingly right on pace to continue to be inundated by tens of thousands of invasive desert creatures (refugees).
In fact, the numbers – if this quota change proves to be a long-term adjustment – will likely be within striking distance of the figures accrued during the final years of the Bathhouse Barry Regime.
From New York Times:
Despite repeated efforts by President Trump to curtail refugee resettlements, the State Department this week quietly lifted the department’s restriction on the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States.
The result could be a near doubling of refugees entering the country, from about 830 people a week in the first three weeks of this month to well over 1,500 people per week by next month, according to refugee advocates. Tens of thousands of refugees are waiting to come to the United States.
The State Department’s decision was conveyed in an email on Thursday to the private agencies in countries around the world that help refugees manage the nearly two-year application process needed to enter the United States.
In her email, Jennifer L. Smith, a department official, wrote that the refugee groups could begin bringing people to the United States “unconstrained by the weekly quotas that were in place.”
Although it came the same day as an appeals court ruling that rejected government efforts to limit travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim nations, the move by the State Department had nothing to do with the court ruling.
The department’s quotas on refugee resettlement were largely the result of budget constraints imposed by Congress in a temporary spending measure passed last fall. But when Congress passed a spending bill this month that funded the government for the rest of the fiscal year, the law did not include any restrictions on refugee admissions.
A State Department spokeswoman, speaking on the condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly, said the department had consulted the Department of Justice about its refugee quotas and had decided to adjust them.
Refugee groups now predict that entries into the United States could increase so rapidly that the total number of refugees admitted by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year, could exceed 70,000. That is well below the 84,994 refugees admitted in fiscal year 2016, but not by nearly as much as many advocates had feared.
Refugee advocates were delighted by the State Department’s decision.
How much impact Trump actually has on this betrayal of promises remains unknown, although it make one wonder due to his whole persona being that of an alpha male willing to wade into the most difficult situations to help the people.
But it honestly doesn’t even matter anymore, for the President will likely be impeached before too long, and all of these debates will be for naught.
More than likely, Pence’ll let the Moslems in by the millions – so long as he thinks there’s a chance to minister to them or something.