The refugee issue has been on the back burner in recent months, as the Trump administration has been battling it out on healthcare, North Korea, and other pressing issues.
Earlier this year, the president’s attempts to stem the flow of refugees was ultimately defeated by the Left, but his change in strategy will make it next to impossible for them to get in his way this time.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the Trump administration announced on Tuesday that the United States will cap the number of refugees it admits to 45,000 next year. This will be the lowest number of admissions in over a decade.
During Obama’s final year in office in 2016, the US brought in 84,995, and the policies left in place by the failure in chief would have seen that number rise to 110,000 in 2017. But Trump, in an attempt to make good on his campaign promises, lowered that number to 50,000, which was reached in only 8 months this year. But after even more discussion with his staff, he’s set to lower the number even further next year.
This is great news for those who supported Trump because of his lofty promises concerning immigration and the refugee problem. And keep in mind that the 45,000 number is the max figure the administration will admit, it doesn’t mean that it will be reached.
This may be a far cry from Trump’s attempts earlier in the year to stop the flow of refugees altogether, but this strategy ensures the courts will have no way to interfere or strike down the policy. The Left has fought tooth and nail to stymie Trump’s refugee policies–and largely succeeded.
The president’s innocuous travel ban, that was designed to improve our vetting system and protect Americans from countries inundated with Islamic radicals, was struck down by left-wing judges earlier this year. Needless to say, leftists are will be upset at this latest move, but this time, it won’t be so easy to undermine the president’s refugee policy.
During a United Nations speech last week, Trump highlighted his desire for refugees go back to their homes rather than permanently settle in the nations taking them in.
“We seek an approach to refugee resettlement that is designed to help these horribly treated people, and which enables their eventual return to their home countries to be part of the rebuilding process,” Trump said.
Liberals might try and claim that Trump is being cold-hearted and discriminatory in his approach to the refugee issue, but the reality is that the US has no moral imperative to just accept anyone and everyone struggling in unstable countries. We have our own problems at home and should put more time and effort in alleviating the suffering of our own people before taking in thousands of foreigners.
Source: Daily Mail