Refugee Resettlement Watch

Since the Trump Administration retooled the so-called ‘travel ban’ to take away some of the objections of the Open Borders lawyers and threw out the earlier version of the ban that had been blocked by the courts, Politico is reporting that the pro-refugee industry groups will now focus on the 120-day refugee moratorium.

My personal view is that they don’t have a legal leg to stand on since the President, under the Refugee Act of 1980, has authority to set the number for each fiscal year. Trump did that with his 50,000 ceiling in the new Executive Order.  He has NO LEGAL OBLIGATION to reach the ceiling.

Becca Heller of the International Refugee Assistance Project says they will be seeking “emergency relief” in the next ten days.

As of this morning we are at 37,323 for FY17, 2,193 short of President George W. Bush’s lowest year of…

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