Since Donald Trump’s first full day in the White House on Jan. 21, the U.S. has imported nearly 2,000 refugees from around the world, with about half coming from Muslim-dominated countries.
The expected executive orders to halt all resettlements of refugees for four months while the administration searches for a better system of vetting was originally said to be coming Thursday, but it now appears that was premature.
Friday may be the day. Some sources say it could be put off until Saturday.
For every day the administration fails to act, hundreds more refugees arrive from the Third World.
On Thursday alone, 541 United Nations-selected refugees arrived in the United States.
Among the nations that are sending Muslims to the U.S. as “refugees,” the following are the numbers that have entered since Trump took office:
- Syria – 266
- Somalia – 211
- Burma – 185
- Iraq – 183
- Sudan – 37
- Afghanistan – 13
“For every day that the Trump administration drags its feet, we see a continuation of the transformation of our cities and towns that was fast-tracked under President Obama,” said Ann Corcoran, who follows the refugee industry at Refugee Resettlement Watch.
The feet dragging could take a few more days but the order is shaping up, via: Trump defends order for visa crackdown, refugee halt: ‘We can’t take chances’
A draft executive order, which Trump could sign as early as Saturday, reportedly would halt the United States’ broader refugee program for 120 days and prohibit citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen from obtaining U.S. visas for at least 30 days.
“We’ve taken in tens of thousands of people. We know nothing about them. They can say they vetted them. They didn’t vet them, they have no papers. How can you vet somebody when you don’t know anything about them and they have no papers?” Trump asked.
“Right now, the FBI has over 1,000 [terrorism] investigations going on … and these are people that we let in,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in an exclusive cable interview from the White House Thursday. “We don’t need this. Some people have come in with evil intentions. Most haven’t, I guess, but we can’t take chances.”
And unless this is fake news, expect 2,000 more unwanted Muslim refugees: Trump to honour refugee swap deal with Australia
Is repatriation of refugees on the administration’s future agenda?