President Trump Sets 2020 Refugee Ceiling at Lowest Level in History of the Program—18,000

Article author: 
Refugee Resettlement Watch
Article publisher: 
Ann Corcoran
Article date: 
27 September 2019
Article category: 
National News
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LOL! And, by morning we should be hearing the wailing coming from the refugee industry mouthpieces!

By the way, all nine federal refugee contractors work to politically  undermine President Trump on a daily basis. Indeed they hate him just as much for 18,000 as they would if he said zero (as was being considered at one point), so he might as well have gone with zero!

Hot off the presses at the Washington Times this evening:

Trump to cut refugees to 18,000, give localities veto over resettlement

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed cutting the number of refugees admitted next year to 18,000, and called for a major revamp of the program to align it with U.S. interests, including giving localities a say in whether they can accommodate the new arrivals.

The new plan will also reduce the role of the U.N. in picking America’s refugees, and instead give priority to religious minorities and Iraqis who have assisted the U.S. government, and to refugees the U.S has agreed to resettle on behalf of Australia.


It is virtually incomprehensible that America would allow the U.N. to dictate who we admit into our nation. It is similarly incomprehensible why the federal government has not allowed American communities to decide who and how many (if any) refugees to allow into their community.



More on the President’s 18,000 Refugees for FY2020 Decision, by Ann Corcoran, Refugee Resettlement Watch, September 27, 2019:

However, I’m not saying that I wanted zero this year purely as a political ploy, but I am saying that simply reducing numbers and tinkering around the edges of an extremely flawed program designed in 1979 and 1980 by Senator Ted Kennedy and President Jimmy Carter is not going to fix how we admit refugees in the decades ahead.
Setting the level at zero would likely have forced a major national debate and Trump could have said to Congress—you don’t like it, then dump the Refugee Act of 1980 and reform the entire process by which we admit refugees.
And, yes, this is only the beginning you might argue, but only if Donald Trump is reelected in 2020!...