HAMAS/ISRAEL/RALLY/REFUGEES: “Former President Donald J. Trump, in remarks that invoked the deadly Hamas attacks on Israel to stoke fears of terrorism at home, said on Monday that he would expand a freeze on refugees that he enacted during his presidency to cover people from the Palestinian territory of Gaza… He promised again to bar people […]

Read More… from 10/16/2023


CPAC/REFUGEES: “Refugee numbers are through the roof. And spies and terrorists are infiltrating our country totally unchecked like never before. When I’m back in the White House, the very first reconciliation bill I will sign will be for a massive increase in Border Patrol and a colossal increase in the number of ice deportation officers… […]

Read More… from 3/4/2023


AIDS/REFUGEES: “Former president Donald Trump once again hit out against refugees seeking asylum in the US, this time claiming Haitians ‘probably have AIDS’ and labelling their arrival a ‘death wish for our country.’ Mr Trump was speaking on Sean Hannity’s primetime show on Fox News on Thursday [October 7, 2021] when he was questioned on […]

Read More… from 10/8/2021


2020 ELECTION/IMMIGRATION/JOE BIDEN/MUSLIMS/REFUGEES/TERRORISM: “Joe Biden would increase refugees from terrorist nations by 700%. His plan would overwhelm your communities and turn Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the entire Midwest into a refugee camp. I am protecting your families and keeping Radical Islamic Terrorists OUT of our Country!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 2, 2020 1:40 pm […]

Read More… from 11/2/2020


2020 ELECTION/IMMIGRATION/JOE BIDEN/REFUGEES/TAXES/TERRORISM/TRAVEL BAN/WAR: “Biden has pledged a staggering 700% increase in refugees from the most dangerous and violent terrorist hot spots on earth. He has also vowed to terminate our national security travel bans, allowing for unlimited migration from war zones, and terrorist havens… …Biden’s deadly migration policies will overwhelm taxpayers and open the […]

Read More… from 10/30/2020


2020 ELECTION/EDUCATION/IMMIGRATION/JOE BIDEN/MICHIGAN/PENNSYLVANIA/REFUGEES/SOMALIA/SYRIA/TERRORISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/YEMEN: “My Administration has suspended the entry of refugees from terror-compromised nations such as Syria, Somalia and Yemen. Biden’s plan surges refugees 700% into Minnesota, Michigan & Pennsylvania—burdening schools & hospitals while opening the floodgates to Radical Islamic Terror.“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 29, 2020 1:45 pm […]

Read More… from 10/29/2020


REFUGEES: “One of the most vital issues in this election is the subject of refugees. You know it. You know it perhaps better than almost anybody. Lots of luck. You’re having a good time with the refugees… Every family in Minnesota needs to know about sleepy Joe Biden’s extreme plan to flood your state with […]

Read More… from 9/18/2020


CORONAVIRUS/REFUGEES/WALL: “Under my administration, we’ve dramatically reduced refugee resettlement and we’ve suspended refugee resettlement during the [coronavirus] pandemic, you know that we’ve totally suspended it, nobody comes in. Lucky we have the wall, we’re up to 300 miles almost. If we didn’t have that wall, we would be inundated with people and unfortunately, and we’re […]

Read More… from 8/17/2020


BLM/IMMIGRATION/JOE BIDEN/REFUGEES: “Fear-mongering, xenophobia, and racism are the unabashed tenets of Trump’s refugee and immigration policy, and his divisive, dangerous, and undemocratic response to Black Lives Matter is a reminder of this administration’s devaluation of Black, Brown, and other minority communities not only in the United States, but around the world.” -Joe Biden, “My Statement on […]

Read More… from 6/20/2020


IMMIGRATION/JOE BIDEN/REFUGEES: “We’re a nation where we have to stand up to beat the NRA, reform our criminal justice system like you’ve been working on a long time, mobilize the world against climate change. A nation where we live by the values that embraces immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, does not slam the door on those […]

Read More… from 3/2/2020


IMMIGRATION/REFUGEES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “On his first day in this small college town cradled between the Flathead and Lolo national forests, Funugo Nsanzinfura made sure to submit the paperwork necessary for his daughter, Faith, and her mother, Ayingeneye, to join him in the growing community of Congolese refugees here. Since that day in 2018, he has cooked […]

Read More… from 10/30/2019


REFUGEES/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump plans to reduce the annual refugee cap to 18,000 in the coming fiscal year, the State Department said Thursday [9-26-19]. The lower ceiling follows a trend under Trump of cutting refugee levels every year. The administration considered dropping the cap to zero, but ultimately opted to keep the program […]

Read More… from 9/26/2019


IMMIGRATION/REFUGEES/SECRETARY OF STATE/TERRORISM/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “In resettling refugees into American communities, it is the policy of the United States to cooperate and consult with State and local governments, to take into account the preferences of State governments, and to provide a pathway for refugees to become self-sufficient. These policies support each other. Close cooperation with […]

Read More… from 9/26/2019


IMMIGRATION/REFUGEES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Chhaya Chhoum’s journey to the Bronx began in the forced labor camp where the Khmer Rouge, during its genocidal rule in 1970s Cambodia, had forced her parents to wed. Her mother, who was 18, fled with her family, carrying her infant through jungle trails to refugee camps in Thailand. But the camps […]

Read More… from 9/11/2019


HHS/REFUGEES/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Trump administration’s controversial refugee office director is being reassigned inside the department, according to an internal HHS email obtained by POLITICO. Scott Lloyd, who has come under fire for his oversight of migrant children in federal custody, is being moved to the HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, where he’ll be […]

Read More… from 11/19/2018


BORDER/CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/REFUGEES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s efforts to dramatically cut asylum applications were challenged in two federal court hearings on Monday [11-19-18], and the rulings by each judge will ultimately determine how many members of the migrant caravan will be able to enter the U.S. Hundreds of the Central American caravan members have already […]

Read More… from 11/19/2018


BORDER/CHILDREN/HHS/IMMIGRATION/REFUGEES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The head of the Trump administration’s Office of Refugee Resettlement, which was criticized for its role overseeing shelters for unaccompanied immigrant minors, is leaving his post. The Department of Health and Human Services says Scott Lloyd will move to a new role at the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives. Lloyd says […]

Read More… from 11/19/2018


DEFENSE/IMMIGRATION/MIKE POMPEO/REFUGEES/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It has been strange and unsettling to watch how much effort the Trump team has put into damaging the U.S. government’s own refugee resettlement program, but give them points for effectiveness. On Monday [9-17-18], Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the refugee ceiling for the coming fiscal year will be […]

Read More… from 9/18/2018


IMMIGRATION/MIKE POMPEO/REFUGEES/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration will admit no more than 30,000 refugees to the U.S. in the coming year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, down from the current cap of 45,000. Pompeo announced the lowered ceiling during a press conference Monday [9-17-18] at the State Department headquarters in Foggy Bottom. Pompeo said […]

Read More… from 9/17/2018


IMMIGRATION/MIKE POMPEO/REFUGEES/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump plans to cap the number of refugees that can be resettled in the United States next year at 30,000, his administration announced on Monday [9-17-18], further cutting an already drastically scaled-back program that offers protection to foreigners fleeing violence and persecution. Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, announced the […]

Read More… from 9/17/2018


REFUGEES/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “On Jan. 19, 2017, Aden Hassan’s long wait to start a new life ended when he stepped off a plane in Columbus, Ohio, half a world away from the Kenyan refugee camp where he had lived for a decade. Years earlier in Mogadishu, Somalia, Hassan’s father, a community organizer, was shot dead […]

Read More… from 9/12/2018


DHS/IMMIGATION/REFUGEES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is considering slashing the number of refugees it allows to come to the U.S. next year by as much as 44% as it looks to tighten its immigration crackdown, a senior administration official said. The plan under discussion seeks to cap the number of refugees granted resettlement in the […]

Read More… from 8/1/2018


MIKE POMPEO/REFUGEES/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Thirty-two prominent former U.S. diplomats and 11 aid groups on Monday [7-23-18] urged U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to eliminate a key State Department refugee bureau, warning that the move would be ‘an error of grave proportion.’ In a letter to Pompeo, the former diplomats and national security advisers […]

Read More… from 7/23/2018


IMMIGRATION/REFUGEES/TRUMP PEOPLE: “A White House official who supported higher numbers of refugee admissions to the United States and clashed with immigration hard-liners in the Trump administration left her position on Thursday, two U.S. officials with knowledge of the departure said. Jennifer Arangio, a senior director at the White House National Security Council for International Organizations […]

Read More… from 7/13/2018