US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US will cap the number of refugees allowed into the country at 30,000 for fiscal-year 2019, down from the cap of 45,000 last year. Former president, Barack Obama, set a cap of 110,000 refugees to be admitted for fiscal year 2017. Pompeo says the US now is processing applications of more than 280,000 asylum seekers, adding to another 800,000 already processed but awaiting adjudication. Most of these are from Central America classified by the Administration as ‘economic migrants’ who should not be permitted to stay. -GEG
Washington (AFP) – The Trump administration slashed its annual cap on refugee acceptances Monday for the second year in a row, saying it would take a maximum of just 30,000 in the fiscal year to come.
That was down from a 45,000 limit in the year that ends on September 30 — but higher than the actual number of refugees resettled in the past year, around 21,000.
It was the lowest number for the State Department’s refugee program since it was instituted in 1980.
“The improved refugee policy of this administration serves the national interest of the United States, and expands our ability to help those in need all around the world,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“We are and continue to be the most generous nation in the world.”
The new level was barely over one-quarter of the 110,000 cap set by former president Barack Obama for fiscal year 2017.
The sharp fall is part of President Donald Trump’s overall crackdown on immigration.
“We will continue to assist the world’s most vulnerable while never losing sight of our first duty: serving the American people,” Pompeo said.
Pompeo said the burden of hundreds of thousands of asylum requests, most of them from Mexicans and Central Americans, had taxed the bureaucracy assessing applications.
He also said that the government had to be more careful not to admit potential criminal and terror threats.
“Already this year we have seen evidence that the system previously in place was defective,” he said.
“It allowed a foreign national to slip through who was later discovered to be a member of ISIS, as well as other individuals with criminal backgrounds.”
Chicago police raided the home of two Nigerian brothers who had appeared on the Empire TV series and know Smollett. Police collected bleach, shoes, electronics, receipts and other items from their home.
Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the spending deal will lead to an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens because the bill stops illegal aliens from being deported and makes sure that newly arrived border crossers are resettled in the US.
Amazon canceled its plans to expand to New York, which stood to gain 25,000 jobs and an estimated $27 billion in tax revenue over the next two decades. New York offered the company $3 billion in tax benefits to build a campus in the Long Island City neighborhood.
Two top executives at 21 Air, Adolpho Moreno and Michael Steinke, have “either coincidental or direct ties” to Gemini Air Cargo, a company previously named by Amnesty International as one of the air charter services involved in a CIA rendition program.
The NY Daily News reported, “DNA has unparalleled power to wrongly accuse. Genetic testing can now reveal a profile based on a few cells, and we shed hundreds of thousands of cells a day. Your DNA can show up in places you’ve never been.”
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, in support of the Green New Deal, announced that Los Angeles will abandon plans to rebuild three natural gas plants, despite concerns the city will suffer acute power shortages. Population control is the end goal.
California is one of the worse offenders as the state automatically registers people to vote and gives driver’s licenses to non-citizens, including illegal aliens. The DMV has acknowledged making 105,000 registration errors since Motor Voter began on April 23, 2018. Some customers were registered to the wrong party.
The Democrats are setting up a scam system that they are pushing to go national, following the California model of automatically registering everyone to vote when they get a driver’s license, and then adding to the corruption by allowing them to vote from home with their phone.
NBC reported, “Both Republicans and Democrats are telling us that they found no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, which after all was the big question that everyone was asking.”
Three shipping containers, intended to be exported to Australia, were filled with speakers stuffed with 3,810 pounds of meth, and also contained 55.9 pounds of cocaine and 11.5 pounds of heroin. Australian officials said the total street value of the haul was $1.29 billion and contained 17 million doses.
UK: A mother was reportedly arrested in front of her four children, and locked up for seven hours, for calling a biological man a man on Twitter. She is accused of a ‘campaign of targeted harassment’.
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