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7 mars 2017 2 07 /03 /mars /2017 13:07

50,000 Refugees Without Minority Religion Priority is a Disaster


The diminished travel pause is out. Despite being watered down, expect the usual left-wing lawfare agents of Islamic terrorism to fight it just as hard. And expect activist judges to violate the law just as hard in blocking it. 

While it does defend the previous executive order's effort to provide aid to persecuted Christians, while claiming that it wasn't selective to Christians, it doesn't appear to include language emphasizing religious minorities.

  Executive Order 13769 did not provide a basis for discriminating for or against members of any particular religion.  While that order allowed for prioritization of refugee claims from members of persecuted religious minority groups, that priority applied to refugees from every nation, including those in which Islam is a minority religion, and it applied to minority sects within a religion.  That order was not motivated by animus toward any religion, but was instead intended to protect the ability of religious minorities -- whoever they are and wherever they reside -- to avail themselves of the USRAP in light of their particular challenges and circumstances.

Meanwhile it tries to hold down the number of refugees to 50,000.

Pursuant to section 212(f) of the INA, I hereby proclaim that the entry of more than 50,000 refugees in fiscal year 2017 would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and thus suspend any entries in excess of that number until such time as I determine that additional entries would be in the national interest.

50,000 is far too many. Especially without emphasizing real refugees. At best we're going to continue getting a flow of Rohingya invaders from Burma. Burma justly doesn't want them. That doesn't mean we should take an invasive settler population that Burma doesn't want. Mostly it will mean that the Syrians and Iraqis will keep on cramming in. And unless we change how we select refugees, not through the UN or the usual international agencies, that won't change. What's really needed is an effort to dismantle the infrastructure of the refugee system.

There is a mention of local involvement.

 (d)  It is the policy of the executive branch that, to the extent permitted by law and as practicable, State and local jurisdictions be granted a role in the process of determining the placement or settlement in their jurisdictions of aliens eligible to be admitted to the United States as refugees.  To that end, the Secretary of State shall examine existing law to determine the extent to which, consistent with applicable law, State and local jurisdictions may have greater involvement in the process of determining the placement or resettlement of refugees in their jurisdictions, and shall devise a proposal to lawfully promote such involvement.

That's nice. And hopefully it leads to something. 

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