Three Cheers for President Trump Locking Out Refugees

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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Over the weekend, President Donald Trump approved a new annual refugee cap of 18,000, the lowest since the U.S. program began in 1980.

The reduction follows news that America took a pause last month and refused to admit any new refugees. On economic, public safety and national security grounds, this is a very good thing for the 325 million people already in our country. But you wouldn't know it from the grim headlines and hysterical condemnations by globalist zealots and media sympathizers.

CNN International led the open borders funeral procession last week, with a report decrying, “No refugees will be resettled in the US in October, leaving hundreds in limbo around the world.”

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., hyperventilated that “Donald Trump is trying to destroy the very heart of this nation. I won't let him.”

Social justice group CARE bemoaned this “dark moment in our nation's history.” Human Rights First complained that Trump's proposal is “crippling the United States' status as a global leader in refugee resettlement.”

Heaven forbid citizens in a sovereign nation have an effective say in who comes here, from where and how many. Is one refugee-less month in America such a catastrophe? Calm down, Chicken Littles. Get some perspective.

It is most certainly true that America has a legacy of embracing people from around the world fleeing persecution and war. After World War II, the U.S. helped lead efforts to assist 650,000 displaced Europeans who had fled in fear, were expelled and were victims of Nazi crimes and terror. Congress passed the 1948 Displaced Persons Act to accommodate them. Five years later, the Refugee Relief Act of 1953 aided refugees from Italy and East Germany escaping Communist regimes, adding another 250,000 refugees over four years. In the 1950s and 1960s, we welcomed Hungarians, Cubans and Czechoslovakians also escaping Communist oppression. In the 1970s, we opened our doors to an estimated 300,000 political refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The Refugee Act of 1980 created the Office of Refugee Resettlement and office of U.S. Coordinator for Refugee Affairs and raised the annual ceiling of admissions to 50,000.

Under Obama, that number soared to nearly 100,000 annually. The idea that we've abandoned our humanitarian leadership role because of this refugee resettlement reduction is ludicrous. Overall, since 1975, the U.S. has resettled more than 3 million refugees. Under Trump, the U.S. still accepted more refugees than any other country in both 2017 and 2018. On top of that, America forked over nearly $1.6 billion to support the U.N.'s refugee resettlement campaign. Moreover, America remains the largest single country provider of humanitarian assistance worldwide. Total U.S. humanitarian assistance was more than $8 billion in fiscal year 2017, covering food, shelter, health care and access to clean water for millions.

That's enough.

Past refugee admissions don't lock America into those same levels now or in the future. America's constitutional duty is to Americans first (“ourselves and our posterity”). The truth is that we've been generous to a ruinous, open borders fault. Last year, the Federation for American Immigration Reform tallied refugee resettlement costs to taxpayers at nearly $9 billion over five years.

In my adopted home state of Colorado, a new University of Colorado Boulder study acknowledged that refugees are often “trapped in chronic poverty” after resettlement subsidies dry up and are unable to lift themselves out of dependency on government aid such as public housing, Medicaid and food stamps. Federal statistics show that nearly half of all refugee households receive cash welfare. Chain migration perpetuates the cycle of poverty.

A tiny cabal of government contractors, mostly religious groups cloaking their profit-seeking in compassion and Scripture, perpetuates the refugee resettlement racket. Openly hostile to American sovereignty, these people spread their tax-subsidized syndicate's wealth to a vast network of subcontractors, often tied to billionaire George Soros and his Open Society Foundations, which promote global governance and unfettered migration espoused by the United Nations, European Union and Vatican. These special interests have systematically blurred the lines between legitimate refugees seeking asylum from oppression and economic migrants from Central America clamoring for higher wages or better welfare benefits. They're indifferent to the national security risks of absorbing large numbers of Muslims whose adherence to repressive sharia and religious jihad is utterly incompatible with our constitutional principles.

Mass migration champions have stretched the definition of refugee so thin that “climate change refugees” seeking relief from uninhabitable environments are now a phenomenon. Nuts. Doesn't America have enough residents in need of shelter and support? If we let in millions of “climate change refugees,” where do Americans seek refuge when they render (SET ITAL)our(END ITAL) climate uninhabitable?

Only a complete moratorium on immigration would give America the break it needs to regain control of our system. Trump's refugee reduction is not an apocalypse. It's a long overdue respite from the world's wretched refuse that deserves cheers, not jeers.



Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin

About: Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin is host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on CRTV.com. As well as the author of “Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs” and “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America…” . Her email address is [email protected]

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tomcat

At some point you have to stop and take a breather. We have so many immigrants and illegals here that they are taxing our resources and our infrastructure is crumbling. Let’s get back to America first for a period of time and let the dust settle and, more importantly, regain our national fabric.

kenno
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kenno

It is about time ! Finally a President with some balls. This country needs a break from so many packing into our country like rats to breed and take over like some have planned . Now, we need to start major deportation to get the scum out of our country that came here illegally, alot of these rats who entered our country illegally are committing crimes all over , there is rape and murder and very much robbing going on by these rats . GET THEM OUT , NOW !!!!!!!!!!!

jack mac
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jack mac

We do not need those who are not willing to defend freedom in their own nations. These are the sort of people pro illegal migrants only want in our nation. Those of us desiring freedom need to stop the migration invasion and expel traitors who support it.

Hankus
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Hankus

Zero is a good figure, as a large group of the ones who have already been accepted are sequestering themselves instead of assimilating. They are breeding rapidly, and now that they are given the right to vote they are starting to pack our government with representatives of their ideology. Death from within.

jack mac
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jack mac

Those willing to defend freedom are being displaced to be replaced by those who will not defend freedom. There is no other purpose to disarm our population. There is no other purpose of allowing invasion by migration.

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

GOOD! STOP all of the immigration till those ILLEGAL ALIENS already in America are taken care of. Whether assisted in “getting on their feet” OR DEPORTED. Those with Police records of BAD law breaking – – DEPORTATION IS REQUIRED AND DEMANDED!!!!

JoeUSooner
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JoeUSooner

Merkley, go straight to hell, immediately. Do not pass “Go,” do not collect $200. But on your way down… feel free to perform multiple acts of auto-eroticism!

toomanyhobbies
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toomanyhobbies

Fleeing their country to come to America for free stuff…. NOT A VALID EXCUSE TO LET THEM IN!
most have no skill sets, will only be a drag on the US taxpayer, not to mention the other issues many might or may have. They violate international law claiming “amnesty” when the law requires them to claim amnesty in the first county they enter not their own! If they do not apply then they cannot apply anywhere else!!!
Thank you Mr. President for putting your foot down!

StWayne
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StWayne

Michelle — Great article! So much truth, and yet, so few ears willing to listen anymore. If you have a secret island somewhere that’s protected from all this — please take me with you! What’s so disturbing with today’s immigrants, is that they have no appreciation for the host country they infiltrate. On the contrary, they bring with them the same failings that they flee from. Just look at Germany. Then look at the Hmong here in America. They are cannibals. They insist on eating the placenta after the baby is born, because that’s what they did back on their… Read more »

Bill
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Bill

St. Thomas Aquinas said “All immigrants are not equal”. He meant some are not willing to be good assets to their host country.

jack mac
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jack mac

Let us not confuse immigrants with illegal migrants.