Powered by Topple

Thanks to Trump, US hasn’t admitted a single refugee in over a month, for first time in 18 years!

(Department of Energy Flickr file photo)

Powered by Topple

Thanks to President Donald Trump’s tough policies, October of 2019 marked the first month in 18 years since the United States last accepted ZERO REFUGEES into the states.

“The United States is on track to not admit any refugees in October, after already canceling around 500 flights this month,” CNN International lamented with veritable tears in its left-wing eyes on Oct. 29. “A pause on admissions that was expected to lift on Tuesday will now extend into November, leaving those who expected to resettle in the US in limbo.”

Five days have since passed, and thanks to the latest pause, the United States has now been free of new incoming refugees for the first time in nearly two decades.

While CNN and other left-wing networks are upset over this feat, the president’s supporters are thrilled:

As can be seen above, it’s not that they’re entirely unsympathetic to the plight of refugees — but rather that they’re more concerned with the problems at home.

As of Sunday afternoon, thousands of families had been forced to evacuate their homes in California because of raging wildfires. Some of them may soon be homeless.

Over in Los Angeles, the city’s homeless population hit a record high of 36,0000 this past summer. This marked a 16 percent increase from the previous year.

Meanwhile in Minnesota, it was reported last month that the “suicide rate among veterans” of all age groups — from those who fought in the Vietnam War to those who participated in the Iraq war — was rising.

These are just the more clear problems. There are less clear ones as well that are just as impactful but hidden in lengthy reports. Take the problem of education.

“The numbers are reason for deep concern. This country has a student achievement crisis. Our nation’s report card shows that two-thirds of American students can’t read at grade level. Two out of three!” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said last week while announcing the results of the latest student achievement tests.

Conservatives, including President Donald Trump, believe problems such as these, among many others, should take precedence over taking care of the world’s suffering masses.

Just last week he signed off on a “determination” to reduce the United States’ refugee cap to just 18,000, a whopping 67,000 reduction from the 85,000 cap that was in place during former President Barack Hussein Obama’s final year in office.

In a statement earlier this fall, the president spoke of wanting to pursue a “responsible approach to refugees” that both “seeks the eventual return of refugees to their home countries so that they can help to rebuild their own nations” and also prioritizes the interests of the American people first.

“The primary goal of our refugee policy is to enable refugees to ultimately return home, where they can help rebuild their communities — which also supports our foreign policy interests,” he said. “The United States spends billions of dollars resettling refugees that could be invested in our citizens here at home.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has noted the same points:

While this strategy has been lauded by Trump’s supporters, it’s earned him the ire of leftists who appear to believe that every poor and suffering indigent across the globe deserves a spot at America’s table. Some, not all, of these far-leftists work in the media as so-called “journalists” or “analysts.”

Look: (*Warning: “Journalism” language):

Vivek Saxena

Comments

Latest Articles