It looks like the United States might be avoiding the lesson learned when Germany opened its arms wide to refugees only to learn it couldn’t possibly integrate them all — nor did they all want to be integrated.
The White House is planning to cap refugee admissions for Fiscal Year 2018 at 45,000 — the lowest number since the passage of the 1980 Refugee Act, and less than half the number set by the Obama administration. Yes, even the sainted Barack Obama set a limit on refugees accepted, although Samantha Power did have a family of Syrian refugees over for dinner one night.
White House plans to cap the number of refugees the U.S. will accept in 2018 at 45,000, the lowest level since 1980. https://t.co/I6qk3aETik
— NPR (@NPR) September 27, 2017
Refugee resettlement agencies sought minimum limit of 75,000; Obama set level last year at 110,000, though Trump admin has let in half that.
— NPR (@NPR) September 27, 2017
Whoa … even people who follow NPR on Twitter can’t ignore what they’ve seen happen in Europe over the past few years.
Wise, given the last decade in Europe!!
— aUKdude! (@day_one_noob) September 27, 2017
I don't want us like Europe .
— Bill Strausberger (@BStrausberger) September 27, 2017
Good. They're not refugees, they're invaders.
— Carmenzoid Smith (@CarmenzoidSmith) September 27, 2017
Should be less than that
— ????TRUMP #MAGA (@weezieparrish) September 27, 2017
Awesome. 40k to go
— Mellard ?? (@Mellard) September 27, 2017
Until all US citizens are employed and none are homeless, the number should be zero.
— samueladams (@metallicalloy) September 27, 2017
Zero is my favorite number.
— SunnyDayUSA (@SunnyDayUSA1) September 28, 2017
Then again, if the Trump administration continues to crack down on immigration, many refugees already here will continue to head for a “temporary” refugee intake camp on the Canadian border. Word is out that if they seek refugee status in Canada through the proper channels, they’ll be turned back to the U.S.; however, if they cross illegally into Canada (what Justin Trudeau likes to call “irregular migration”), Canada has to accept them as refugees, even coming from the U.S. And Trudeau loves refugees.
Let’s see what people who follow Fox & Friends on Twitter had to say:
The White House caps the number refugees admitted into the U.S. at 45,000 pic.twitter.com/6ZihbMz2LS
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) September 28, 2017
How about we just go ahead & stop? We shouldn't invite more people to the party until we can take care of the ones we have.
— Los (@Los026) September 28, 2017
Exactly. Only by reducing to 0 can we eliminate the "refugee racket" industry of parasitic organizations who make money off the US taxpayer
— Mensans for USA (@Mensans4USA) September 28, 2017
This is a good return to common sense.
— Mitch Maguire (@mitchmaguire) September 28, 2017
How about zero until we get our house in order?
— JimmoDesigns (@JimMKMMA) September 28, 2017
Too many. Reduce number to "0".
— Jann Florida (@jannhsv) September 28, 2017
It's about time! We can't take care of our own citizens that were born here. So let's bring in more unskilled labor that are useless. Great?
— Frank Stallone (@Stallone) September 28, 2017
This isn’t the narrative we’ve been getting from the mainstream media at all! No one tell CNN’s Jim Acosta, OK? We really don’t need him in tears and quoting “The New Colossus” anymore. This is still the guy’s pinned tweet:
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 3, 2017
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‘We can’t control it’: Canada dispatches troops to illegal border crossing … to assist at makeshift intake camp https://t.co/BoCMhnDBlZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 10, 2017
'Widows and orphans'? Report: Over half the suspects ID'd in Cologne attacks are 'asylum-seekers' https://t.co/1jCfHpi2vB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 8, 2016