According to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies, President Trump’s administration has put a significant crater in the number of refugees allowed into the United States. Taking over for President Obama, whose refugee policy could best be described as “the more, the merrier,” Trump managed to slice our admissions by nearly 70% in his first year in the White House. Researcher Nayla Rush of CIS released the study, which compares refugee admissions from January to December 2017 with the same period of time in 2016, when Obama was calling the shots. The difference is like night and day.
Rush found that Trump admitted only 28.875 refugees into the country during the first eleven months of his presidency, quite the downturn compared to the 93,668 that came into the country under Obama’s watch the year before. Furthermore, Trump has placed a refugee cap of 45,000 for the 2018 fiscal year, which brings it to its lowest point in nearly 40 years. Of course, if the administration continues to exercise the kind of restraint we’ve seen thus far, that cap will remain entirely theoretical. And when you look at what refugees have done to the state of affairs in Europe, it’s hard to see that as anything but excellent news for the U.S.
Did we say “hard?” Oh, we meant “perfectly easy,” at least if you’re one of those leftist morons who thinks this country should have an open-door policy to every would-be terrorist, murderer, and rapist in the Middle East. Just take it from NPR, which reported the “unraveling of the refugee resettlement system” as something we should be horrified by:
Attempts to shut down the program, challenged in the courts, have evolved to more calculated bureaucratic challenges that will have long-term consequences, says Ryan Crocker, a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq.
“This is strategic, that’s why it’s different from previous anti-immigrant mindsets. It is a conscious effort to deconstruct the system,” Crocker says. He points to dramatic budget cuts for the nine private, voluntary agencies that for decades have contracted with the State Department to resettle and integrate the refugee population in communities across the U.S.
“The damage has already been done. These agencies run on the slimmest of margins. The layoffs are already doing structural damage. It’s going to take a long time to rebuild,” he says.
A long time to rebuild, you say? Oh, see, that’s what you’re not understanding. We’re not rebuilding. This is the beginning of a beautiful new age in the United States – one where we no longer take our marching orders from globalist idiots who think “multiculturalism” is the greatest good.
Well, it could be, in any case. And for the sake of the future of this country, we’d better make sure that it is.