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:
NEW: No refugees will be resettled in the US in October, leaving hundreds in limbo around the world: https://t.co/yCpvSUF3sI
— Priscilla Alvarez (@priscialva) October 29, 2019
Wonderful news; maybe we can make it 12 months/year!
— Kenneth Lang (@kennethlang) October 29, 2019
Perfect! Now how about next month and the month after that and the month after that.,
— Michele Cosentino (@Mich_cos123) October 29, 2019
— bazelwood (@bazelwood) October 29, 2019
Best news I have heard today. We need to start taking care of our own citizens first!
— dave rieck (@daverieck2) October 29, 2019
Excellent. We have thousands of our own homeless, including veterans, to take care of first.
— whizwith (@Lopper11) October 29, 2019
We take care of our own first! Too many homeless especially veterans.
— SharlaKaye (@SharHam) October 29, 2019
We have so many homeless people here you could write about instead. USA FIRST! Though we of course pray ALL Get needs met!
— VickieLFisher (@VickieLFisher) October 30, 2019
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.
Trump has signed off on the refugee cap of 18,000.
Refugees will now be able to come to the US after extended delays led to no refugees being admitted in the month of October.https://t.co/adzKYOq0Dd
— Priscilla Alvarez (@priscialva) November 2, 2019
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:
At the core of the Trump Administration’s foreign policy is a commitment to make decisions based on reality, not wishes, and to drive outcomes based on facts. The Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020 does that. https://t.co/vFNm1kKPze
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) November 2, 2019
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):
.@SecPompeo tries to justify new cap limiting US to accepting 18 thousand refugees in coming year fewer than Canada and less time hsn the waiting list. UNHCR is alarmed as there are 26 million refugees worldwide. Shameful
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) November 2, 2019
fuck this https://t.co/H3HsJ4soPO
— Jessica Roy (@JessicaKRoy) October 29, 2019
The Trump admin’s arguments for strangling the refugee program began with 1) they’re a national security threat (no evidence) then went to 2) we still take the most to 3) we have an asylum backlog to 4) we help refugees in the miserable places they are stuck now. #legacy pic.twitter.com/v84ywLt36C
— Nahal Toosi (@nahaltoosi) November 2, 2019
“My wife and I stand for inclusion and acceptance, and we’ve done work with refugees, people that come from, you know, the ‘shithole countries.'”
Kudos to Doolittle for taking a principled stand against Trump’s hatred and bigotry. https://t.co/03VCP5XGLw
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) November 2, 2019
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