A sudden spike in incoming refugees for fiscal year 2017, which began in October, had some concerned that President Barack Obama was attempting to flood the nation with as many refugees as possible before leaving office.
According to data from the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center, over 25,000 refugees were admitted into the United States between Oct. 1 and Dec. 23. This was nearly double the 13,791 refugees admitted during the same period in the previous year.
Moreover, a majority of the incoming refugees reportedly originated from predominantly Muslim nations such as Syria, Iraq and Somalia, all of which were hotbeds of radical Islamic terrorism.
As outlined by Breitbart, the goal appeared to be to resettle as many refugees as possible before President-elect Donald Trump takes over and either modifies or puts a complete halt to Obama’s widely criticized refugee resettlement program.
“Whether the entire refugee resettlement program will be shut down is difficult to predict, but I think it’s safe to say that from a policy standpoint, a Trump administration will be looking to limit the number of refugees resettled,” Joel Charny, director of Norwegian Refugee Council USA, explained to Newsweek last month. “And if refugee resettlement continues, it will be from countries that are ‘safe.’”
As of late December, the Obama administration had reportedly been authorized to resettle only 85,000 refugees, despite having asked Congress to set aside enough money for an additional 25,000.
If Trump were to follow through on his campaign pledges, however, the number of refugees permitted to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2017 could conceivably drop far below 85,000.
This would be a godsend for those communities that have been deluged with refugees — particularly communities in Minnesota, where Islamic terrorism has made far too many appearances in the past few years.
These communities desperately needed a break from Obama’s insanity, but unfortunately for them and the rest of the country, approximately a month remains til their wishes will finally — at long last — be granted.
H/T Zero Hedge
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