Trump has admitted 13,224 refugees since January 20th, 5,135 since supposed moratorium began, by Ann Corcoran on May 5, 2017
And, Syrians, Iraqis and Somalis arrive by the thousands. I know I am sounding like a broken record! But they (Syrians) aren’t going back at all! Trump is admitting more Syrians every day!
We have not forgotten that Donald Trump announced earlier this year that on March 16th a 120-day moratorium on all refugee resettlement would commence for the purpose of assessing how well we are screening refugees. (That was ALL, across the board and not just the so-called banned countries).
Then the courts intervened to stop a completely unnecessary Executive Order on the matter and the Administration tucked its tail, and continues admitting refugees as if nothing was ever said (before or after the Presidential campaign).
Here are the numbers this morning: Since FY2017 began on October 1, 2016, we have admitted 43,241 refugees, and are on target to have a slightly below average admissions year, as I reported here. However, we have admitted more refugees at this point in the fiscal year than any year in the previous ten.
Since Inauguration Day on January 20th, Donald Trump has admitted 13,224 refugees. Including: Afghanistan (340) Iraq (1,599) Somalia (1,394) Sudan (303) Syria (1,534)
And, since the day the moratorium was supposed to begin to assess security screening (March 16th), Trump welcomed 5,135.