Trump Administration Grants Waiver Allowing 872 Refugees Into The U.S.

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Having backtracked on its proposal to ban green card holders from 7 mostly Muslim countries from entering the US, it now appears that the Trump admin has softened its stance regarding the admission of refugees, and according to Reuters, citing an internal DHS document, the U.S. government has granted waivers to let 872 refugees into the country this week, despite Trump's executive order on Friday temporarily banning entry of refugees from any country.

It is unknown if there is a link between this waiver, and Trump's announcement late last night to replace the acting director of the DHS' Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

According to a Homeland Security official, the waiver was granted after the refugees were considered "in transit" and had already been cleared for resettlement before the ban took effect. Refugees preparing for resettlement typically have severed personal ties and relinquished their possessions, leaving them particularly vulnerable if their plans to depart are suddenly canceled.

The waivers, granted by the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), came amid international protests against Trump's rushed executive order. Critics said the order in some cases was not clearly communicated to the agencies responsible for implementing it. It was not known if additional waivers would be granted, the official said. The document did not give the nationalities of the refugees who will be admitted into the United States.


Over the weekend, non-refugee visitors from seven majority-Muslim countries also targeted in Trump's executive order were detained, deported and in some cases blocked from boarding flights to the United States. The countries covered by the traveler ban were Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.

As Reuters adds, the internal DHS document said that between late Friday and early Monday 348 visa holders were prevented from boarding U.S.-bound flights. In addition, more than 200 people landed in the United States but were denied entry, the document showed. More than 735 people were pulled aside for questioning by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in airports, including 394 legal permanent U.S. residents holding green cards, over the same time period.

Trump said the executive order he signed on Friday was designed to protect the United States "from foreign terrorist entry." The order stopped all refugee admissions for 120 days while government officials determine how to ensure that any refugees admitted do not pose a threat.

The 872 refugees to be admitted this week, under the waivers, were screened using Obama administration procedures, which typically take two years and include several interviews and a background check. The DHS said on Sunday night that green card holders would be allowed to board U.S.-bound flights, but would be subjected to additional scrutiny upon arrival.

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DownWithYogaPants's picture

ACREDITED TIMES IS MILLION DOLLAR BONUS!!!  HAHA  At the bottom you can see:  Contact us:

I'm still waiting for my million dollar bonus!  Soros keeps saying the check is in the male.  ( you know how libtards like their male bits checked out.  You know literally checked out and many times lopped off ) 

But I think this guy is more pathetic.  He's not 3 cubicles of people.  It's a single dude with several accounts trying to drive traffic to the retarded child's coloring book with feces crayon that is the Acredited Times.   

He runs what looks to be 4 sock puppets listed below.  Have you not noticed the commenting in spurts.  It's like someone sat down to a computer and did the comment and replies to his own comments in the same sitting.  It always happens about the time of the "Acredited Times" guy.  ROFLMAO: Or as I call it the "Believe you me I would not shit you times".  If you take a peak you will see it's libtarded sewer of bad ideas.  So I suspect it is him.

Sock puppets. Here is an article from the Acredited Times that I just found mutha of all funny:  "Picturing Hillary's stolen inauguration".  It's liberal Disneyland complete with coloring books and only one color of crayon: Feces.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) DownWithYogaPants Jan 31, 2017 7:30 AM

Way to cave Don.

These leftists want to destroy this country, there is NO compromise with them. They must be put down like the rabid dogs they are.

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) Chris Dakota Jan 31, 2017 7:35 AM

What a disaster

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Right now at some protest.......wait what?


Welcome to the mind screw bitchez!


We're going to do this again just hold on to your signs.


We said we we're gonna vet them.....we can do about 800 a day.

NoPension's picture

Don't we have bigger problems to worry about?

"Heros, who helped us in Iraq"
Well, I've never been in war...but I'm trying to get my head around someone who helps the enemy invading force. French, who worked with Nazis. Colonists, who worked for the King.
I don't know...they seem to be traitors to me...people who helped us...but why? Give a payoff for help...but hardly heros.
Do I see this wrong?

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) NoPension Jan 31, 2017 7:47 AM

I saw a program awhile ago where many of those who helped were later denied.

Remember those helpers in Iraq suddenly turning the gun on the US troops?

BetterRalph's picture

Exactly, who in Iraq am I gonna call to see if Mr Abdul Sandbar is safe to feed my cat or in charge of avalanche snow removal explosives up in snow ranch skiboard valley resort complex

Um, mr Sadam DaDomDom you say little Abdul is safe to hang with that big BOUIE KNIFE with my Daughter's cat? What about the boom boom's? uh huh, You say his street was only just grass and rock where he grew up? No children in the opium box. Oh okay, and ya don't bugger kids yourself do ya? NO okay great then. (ka clickty clic)


Later we find out Abdul smoked grass all day while he stoned all the women and Sadam helped. Kali-Sandbar AHOy

that's the way the democrats did the national security there. I don't want them back. ever. I used to TRUST California. I did. I might be naive but I trusted our government. Not so much now.

Until Trump Not thinking things were ever going to get better ever again.

start making the news about them going to prison.

while we slowly come back out of our boxes and rebuild business again. I mean we be getting hammered out here for a DECADE at least. I know people in pain. Sick, they need massive changes or they won't make it. Our neighborhoods have many homeless in them now, the homeless are mentally pissed off and frankly getting to be dangerous.

The Mexican gangs are organized and have good communication skills. They're very dangerous when they are passing your picture around. Locals don't even know this level of gang is in their neighborhoods yet.

Your FOOD to them, they don't want to assimilate.
that's what's being let loose on the streets by me within WALKING distance.

mastersnark's picture

There's no "seem to be" about it. They are traitors by every definition. Someone willing to sell out his country should never be imported into your own country.

swmnguy's picture

The ironic wrinkle is that when the US went to war in the Muslim world openly, in 2001 in Afghanistan and again in 2003 in Iraq, we found ourselves with almost nobody who spoke any of the local languages.  Not in the military, not in the spy agencies, not in the State Department.  We had used to have a number of them, but we had fired them for being fags.  So our troops were wandering around lost and unable to communicate with any of the locals, in a guerrilla war, to please the religious freaks in high places in our military/intelligence apparatus; people like Mattis and Kelly.  So we had to go to great lengths to recruit local translators, whom we've been pretty consistently shafting and denying promised benefits, as we do to our own soldiers.  What Trump did was to make the shafting black-letter policy.

lovemesomeZH's picture

were these people in the pipelines already?  I assume they can be talked to further by Trumps guys.

toady's picture

Yep. All the hootin' & hollerin' musta got to him. The executive order only inconvenienced less than 200 people so he turns around and let's 4 times as many potential terrorists in.... its a sad day for America. 

RealityCheque's picture

That cannot be true. The AccreditedTtimes is a bastion of truth and rational thinking in modern media. And after all, it's "accredited".





Or it's a piece of troll performance art.

FriendlyAquaponics's picture


I think the ad on the sidebar to "HELP REFUGEES - DONATE NOW!" is very reminiscent of his posts.....

Bill of Rights's picture

Don't back track now Donald you have them pissing in their pull ups...

Murderface's picture

Ok, so some refugees were let in because they were already vetted. WGAS.

hutnela's picture

Well, we can always house them in the REX84 camps until they can be vetted. Thats why we have them... right??

Boscovius's picture

Then where are we going to put the Dindu?

hutnela's picture

Rwanda, Malawi, or Burundi. 

NoPension's picture

Obama had more or less, the EXACT same policy....or worse! Crickets.

Piss off, snowflakes. Piss off, MSM. Piss off, crybaby Shumer. Piss off, Obama...go back to your golfing.

SoDamnMad's picture

Bill Clinton 1995 State of the Union - Tough on Immigration Laws - STANDING OVATION from Congress


Bill against taking jobs from Americans, the tax burden on working Americans for all their benefits, need to upgrade border security, deport twice as many convicted felon aliens, punish illegal hiring of aliens, bar welfare benefits, deportation. Right from the mouth of Bill Clinton  GASP

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Uzda Farce (not verified) SoDamnMad Jan 31, 2017 12:20 PM

Right from the same lyin' CFR mouth that got himself impeached...

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

He let's stop destabilizing the region with many many bombs.  Stop giving weapons to people will barely know that are just pretending to be our friend.  It looks like the cycle of retardation will continue.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

America's full. Go home!


-Early Cuyler

Xena fobe's picture

Real life isn't black and white.  Someone was probably already paid off or they're someones relatives.  Send the bill to Microsoft and Facebook.

Wahooo's picture

Drumpf friends family saudis and jews

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Wahooo Jan 31, 2017 7:44 AM

Why are 95% of Jews Democrats and 90% of Muslims?

nevertheless's picture

what the fuck does that mean...and the point is Trump, like Obama and Bush before him are ruled by Zionists, starting with AIPAC. 

nightwish's picture

Because both races are out for the decimation of the u.s. population, TFJ's to spearhead to the top after the dust settles and muslims for revenge on israel. The liberal party is the big enabler for such scenarios. Open immigration destroys sovereignties, we have working examples all over europe. Jews in any government will be all for it, not one dissenter.

nevertheless's picture

I cannot dispute the accuracy of your statement, I would add, while America has been a loyal (if not slave-like) friend to allows Israel, their treatment of America is despicable. But, Muslims on the other hand, have not exactly been treated well over the last 50 or 60 years by America, so I can't exactly blame them for their feelings, can you, if so, your obviously NOT Iraqi, Iranian, Syria, al. 


I mean Bush and Obama have taken how many lives in the Middle East in totally useless wars? 


I have come to believe 9/11 was the culmination of a coup that was brewing in the Washington establishment for years, and now DC is 100% Zionist/MIC ruled. Nothing that Trump has YET done, can dissuade me from this belief. (Moving the US Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, where was that in his run for president?)


To be sure, the ONLY thing one can never have too much of when it comes to Washington, is too much skepticism/cynicism. 

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Chris Dakota (not verified) nevertheless Jan 31, 2017 7:51 AM

Trump is not the perfect instrument for us, his kids all Jewed up and himself.

But the next guy will be because this is a movement and he was all we had.

I wrote to his daughter early on before they called it a movement saying "I hope you know this isn't about your father  it is a movement that marches to it's goals with or without him." Few days later Trump started saying "This is a movement"

Im right, it is.

nevertheless's picture

Trump would not be where he is if the Jews did not want him there. 

I voted for him, and am TOTALLY anti Clinton, but I will not delude myself into seeing what is not there. There is a movement, and he, JUST LIKE OBAMA WAS A "MOVEMENT", will subvert that movement to do his master's bidding, JUST LIKE OBAMA!

Seriously, how many times must we see the same fucking film, and act like we don't know the ending?!

Do you really believe the BS conflict with the media? It is pathetic how easily Americans allow themselves to be herded into one of TWO pens, for slaughter...


MANvsMACHINE's picture

No way the conflict with the media retards is BS. If he is working for his masters, as you assert, then his masters left the media out of the loop.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

You're right it is but is there someone else out there who can do what The Don is doing? Most would have not been able to withstand the shit he has had to deal with. I guess the next guy can follow his playbook if they have the ability to deal with the press the way he has.

By the way, the Jew thing is growing old and is not relevant to anything he is doing. Most Jews voted for Hillary.

nevertheless's picture

Bull shit, the ZIONIST "thing" as you call it, is NOT old, it is only beginning. 

Zionist Jews rule DC, it will get old when its no longer true. 

You sound a lot like one of them.

Old indeed

nevertheless's picture

The Jews are not the issue, ZIONISTS ARE!!!!!!!!!

The point is, both parties are DOMINATED by Zionists, that is incontrovertible. 

They ran Bush's administarion, Obama's, and now Trump's.

nevertheless's picture

Exactly, all the nations on his list have are not threats to America, but coincidentally are nations Israel and Saudi Arabia (though Saudis are not in Israel's league when it comes to controlling America, no one is) have tried to destroy. 

Sadly I see too much blind faith in Trump, just like I saw for Obama. People want hope, but looking for it in this current system is a fool's goal. The powers that be know all too well how to play Americans, one against another. 

Trump would not be in office if the powers that be, Zionist elites did not want him there (great video):

And the overly obvious forced "animosity" which the ham handed media seem to have towards Trump is a total canard. It's the old: the enemy of my enemy is my friend. They know the right did not trust the media, so they set the media OVERTLY against Trump, knowing the right would rush to his defense, as they have.

I hated Clinton, so I wanted Trump to win, but I try not to delude myself into buying this crap, that Trump is anything other than a plant, a manager of for the Zionists that most surely rule Washington. 



IridiumRebel's picture

Shock and awe. Shock, vet them, awe them with decency.
Most of these folks were already cool to come. Sends a message.

Don wins again.

Sid Davis's picture

Changing from the dangerous policy of "weak borders" to a safer policy of "strong borders" obviously is going to ruffle some feathers.  The insane libtards are finding this unsettling, not so much because they care about other people, but because they hate freedom and the "strong border" policy is designed to protect the lives and freedom of existing citizens.

This is all about freedom vs slavery, and communism, socialism, fascism, and the Muslim religion are anti-freedom.  This libtard reaction is just taking the opportunity to try to cast Trump in a negative light.  

We are either going to be a free nation, or just another government run plantation with most of the population living the lives of slaves.  Freedom is the absence of government except a small government that protects lives, liberty, and property rights.  I think it is ultimately going to require a civi war to off the blood sucking left, as clearly this struggle, while still in the peaceful, political state, is moving toward an violent end. 


homonohumanus's picture

How about replacing "mostly muslim countries" by completely unstable countries engaged incivil wars, or countries in which persecution of minorities, foremost christians has become a sad norm.


Speak about biaises.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) homonohumanus Jan 31, 2017 7:58 AM

How about zero immigration from any country.

We are full up. We don't have jobs for them, robots are here.

Old Chinese come in and get social security from day one without EVER having worked here.

Why are they here? What do they bring besides spitting and blowing noses on the sidewalk?

What the fuck?

Swamp Yankee's picture

Interesting.... stay tuned.


long on popcorn.

One World Mafia's picture

The list does not include Muslim-majority countries where the Trump Organization does business, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. In financial disclosure forms during the presidential campaign, he listed two companies with dealings in Egypt and eight with business in Saudi Arabia. And in the UAE, the Trump Organization is partnering with a local billionaire to develop two golf courses in Dubai.


 The 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon.




SuperRay's picture

I keep seeing this "hijackers were from...". They were CIA contract workers, and pushing this "hijackers were from" trope without linking to the CIA undermines the truth of 9/11.

Blanco Diablo's picture

Unholy Alliance: Christian Charities Profit from $1 Billion Fed Program to Resettle Refugees, 40 Percent Muslim 

Much of this $1 billion in annual revenue goes to voluntary agencies (VOLAGs), several of which are Christian non-profits, such as Catholic Charities, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, World Relief Corporation, Church World Service, and Domestic and Foreign Missionary Service of the Episcopal Church of the USA. (also referred to as Episcopal Migration Ministries), who are contracted on behalf of the government to help these refugees get settled in their new homes in America.

Five of the top nine VOLAGs are Christian non-profits. The other four are Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, International Rescue Committee, US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, and the Ethiopian Community Development Council.