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NPR: Resettlement contractors claim they have been told that new arrivals will end March 3

“You don’t need to have a moratorium to slow the refugee resettlement program to the point where it dries up and withers on the vine.” 638 more words

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Where did the FY2017 refugees go so far; 34,825 as of this morning

For new readers (and there are many of you!), refugees are admitted on a fiscal year basis. In September of each year, the President sends a determination letter (and report) to Congress and tells Congress how many refugees are proposed for the upcoming fiscal year that begins on October 1 and from which regions of the world they will be taken. 131 more words

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To save its budget, the US State Department is defining gender equality as a national security issue

With a new administration in Washington, DC, the US State Department is bracing for change.

On Dec. 21, president Donald Trump’s transition team sent a memo… 659 more words

Retired Dept. of State worker fully supports President Trump's efforts to rein-in refugee program

As a refugee coordinator, I saw the exploitations, inconsistencies and security lapses in the program….

(25-year veteran of the US Department of State)

I know I… 483 more words

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Quickie numbers check this morning, now up to 956 refugees since EO signed

100 Syrians rushed in to US between Sunday and today!

You will remember that the Trump Administration gave a reprieve to 872 refugees who were on the way to America as of the date (1/28/2017) of the President’s signing of the Executive order on refugees… 196 more words

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Here comes the truth! Do-gooder refugee agencies fear job losses---theirs!

Update February 4th: Now the big boys (top nine refugee contractors) are wailing and moaning, see here.

I am just being flooded both from readers and from my alerts with articles expressing concern for refugees (you know those emotional stories they were promoting in the… 387 more words

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Moscow and Kiev Anxiously Await A US Response to the Fighting

Kiev and Moscow are waiting anxiously for the US response to the rebirth of fighting in eastern Ukraine. For the Ukrainian government, and its people the primary fear is that US support is on the decline now with Donald Trump in the White House. 354 more words

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