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Is it Just a Coincidence That Three Quarters Of Refugees Entering the U.S. Are From the Seven Suspect Countries?

Saturday, February 11, 2017 10:49
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Demonstrators display placards during a rally against President Donald Trump's order that restricts travel to the U.S., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Boston. Trump signed an executive order Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 that bans legal U.S. residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days and puts an indefinite hold on a program resettling Syrian refugees. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Stephen Dinan reports that during the week since federal Judge James L. Robart blocked President Donald J. Trump’s Jan. 27 Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” the State Department has drastically increased the number of refugees entering the U.S. from Syria, Iraq and the other suspect countries identified pursuant to Section 217(a)(12) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12) impacted by the executive order.

A staggering 77 percent of the refugees let in since Judge James L. Robart’s Feb. 3 order have been from the seven suspect countries. Nearly a third are from Syria — the only country from which President Trump’s order banned refugees. Another 21 percent are from Iraq. During  the two weeks before Judge Robart’s order, only 9 percent of refugees were from Syria and 6 percent were from Iraq.

With all the chaos and reports that between 60,000 and 100,000 travelers were immediately effected by the executive order you have to wonder just how many people are traveling to the U.S. from the seven suspect countries — Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

The State Department, in a statement to The Washington Times explaining the numbers, said it was focusing on “rescheduling those whose travel had been suspended the previous week.”

Erol Kekic, executive director of the Church World Service’s refugee program, one of nine organizations chartered by the U.S. government to help with resettling refugees here, said it might just be a coincidence that so many refugees from the seven suspect countries were being admitted.

With all due respect to Mr. Kekic, this is obviously a push to admit as many people as possible before federal judges get around permitting Trump’s order to be enforced. It’s a yuge admission that the folks fighting Trump’s executive know they will eventually lose the legal battle against Trump’s executive order. Secretary of State Tillerson needs to get control of his bureaucracy.

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  • Fokofpoes

    Is it just a coincidence that those countries happen to be attacked and imposed on, repeatedly, by the likes of the US, UK, Israel, Saudi-Arabia, NATO, etc and that civilian refugees are a result of that?

    • Fokofpoes

      Is it a coincidence that the united states has a 200+ year history of continual war and intervention outside of the united states, that the undeniable insecurity means they have by far the largest military offensive budget and policies, while claiming it to be defense, that they’ve repeatedly been found to be lying assholes? Supplying say, arms to hitler in ww2, enabling dictators, using mercenary facades, recruited numerous nazi scientists and engineers, that their media is nothing but propaganda?

      Gee, I wonder.

      • Fokofpoes

        How about that debt and those banking institutions?

  • Boo

    Lets cut to the chase here. If your a bad guy with a history and you want to get into a country to do damage to it, wouldn’t you get there by coming through one of those seven country’s who have no real operating government to vet you by. So lets all cut off our own noses to spite our faces and welcome them in with open arms so at some future date they can blow them off, cut them off, or burn them off. That’s what MSM and educational gets you, all the dumb lawyers and Judges we now are being led to the slaughter by.

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