As The Political Spin Continues, Here Are Some Key Facts About Refugees And The U.S.

Tyler Durden's picture

As politicians around the country continue to work themselves into a frenzy over Trump's January 27th executive order temporarily suspending immigration from seven countries, we thought it might be helpful to take a step back and review some key statistics regarding America's historical refugee admissions.

According to research from the Pew Research Center ("PRC"), since the Refugee Act of 1980 was passed into law roughly 3 million refugees have been resettled in the United States with annual totals fluctuating around flare ups of international crises. 

And while liberal pundits assert that Trump's executive order is unprecedented, as PRC notes, the U.S. largely halted refugees resettlements in 2001 as well after the September 11 terrorist attacks.  Throughout the 1990's, resettlements averaged around 100,000 per year before dropping to just 27,000 in 2002 in the wake of 9/11.  That said, since 2002 refugee admissions have gradually trended higher and reached a nearly two-decade high during Obama's last year in the White House. 

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Meanwhile, nearly 39,000 Muslim refugees entered the U.S. in fiscal 2016, the highest number on record, according to data from the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center.  In fact, in 2016, Muslims made up nearly half (46%) of refugee admissions, a higher share than for Christians, who accounted for 44% of refugees admitted.

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As we've noted before, California, Texas, New York and Michigan were the largest recipients of refugees in 2016.

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Finally, despite assertions from the alt-left and some "rigged polls" from CNN, among others, that Trump's immigration ban lacks support among the American electorate, with the exception of about 60 million people who suddenly became extremely racist and hateful in 2016 just before voting Trump into the White House, the PRC notes that Americans have generally not supported massive waves of refugees over the decades.

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But, who needs facts when they can be so damaging to a desired narrative?

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BabaLooey's picture

Liberal spin is akin to a truck stop toilet flushing......except the shit won't go down.

It just stays in the bowl and keeps on stinkin!

Raffie's picture

These progressive liberls needs to hold up signs "Kill us fast please"

847328_3527's picture

German Islamists come to BLOWS in row over who is more RADICAL

Cman5000's picture

Hopefully these Islamic crazies will kill eachother as to who is more into Sharia hell. 

Ledlak's picture

Judge said no terrorist act committed by members of the 7 countries. I guess we should wait till after an attack before we act! That is tantamount to saying that the only constitutional way to efforce immigration law is reactively. Ridiculous!

Imagine how great our nation would be if we never allowed people from Libtardia to immigrate.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Ledlak Feb 6, 2017 5:50 PM

The refugees are low class always, now we have the lowest IQ people on the planet coming.

The Chinese spit on the street and blow noses, these guys rape and murder.

(((They))) saved the best for last.

In the 90s I had a neighbor from the Congo, his wife was a white liberal. She said "when he can't stand it anymore he has to go to San Francisco and hang out with other people from his country."

He was an engineer working at some startup and he had an employment case against this employer. His lawyer said to "well, you should of seen how they had him. In a metal shed out back with an extension cord.

They different, ya know.

NoDebt's picture

Religion is NOT a reason listed in either the '52 or '65 act that prevents a President from barring them.  Race, sex, nationality or place of birth are the protected exceptions.  NOT religion.  The entire argument that Trump's actions constitute a ban on a certain religion only STRENGTHEN it's validity.  He has every right to ban immigrants based on their religion.  If they wanted a real argument they should base it on non-discrimination charges of "place of brith or residency" exeptions.

And that's only for immigration (people who intend to stay).  Guest workers, students, tourists and refugees have no protective carve-outs under any law whatsoever.  They can be rejected for any reason or no reason at all.

I'm sorry to any liberal who doesn't get this, but just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's "illegal and unconstitutional".  It's not.  Obama did plenty of shit I thought was illegal and unconstitutional but it was upheld.

Frankly, Trump is going light on his opponents, including the judge who struck down his order.  Presidents have VAST constitutionally-recognized powers over matters of immigration.  He could simply keep doing it anyway while the case wound it's way through the court system to it's conclusion, even if that means it goes all the way to the Supreme Court.  He's got that power, too.


Mustafa Kemal's picture

Had a conversation with a muslim friend the other day  who told me

"Fuck compassion", I said "what?" since he knows I am a buddhist. 

He said "bear with me" 

"Fuck compassion, its just the liberal cover for destroying Syria"  

"I dont give a shit about pussy grabbing. Everyone knows what some men are like"

"Let them deport me. I dont care. If they woud stop bombing Syria, Libya, Yemen,

Iraq, etc, they could send ALL the refugees back, and they wouldnt mind"

Made me think. Maybe is that simple.

1) Stop MIC regime change and spreading democracy

2) send refugees back

Problem solved.

froze25's picture

Might be on to something 

makinbacon's picture

So true!...Live in one of the two biggest Chaldean Iraqi US communities.

These people are pissed off at two things....

(1)- That Saddam Hussein was killed....even though he was a Sunni Muslim, he respected the Christian / Catholic Chaldean right to exist and protected them from being killed.

The Shiites ( Shia) are the dirt bags that had to be killed and are the major problem today.

(2)- They find it demeaning that we constantly give them free shit and make them live in America, when all they want to do is go home and not be bombed or shot....but You(US) killed Hussein and now we can't go home...rinse and repeat....

I guess $14 trillion can't buy happiness.... 

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) NoDebt Feb 6, 2017 9:02 PM

"Obama did plenty of shit I thought was illegal and unconstitutional but it was upheld"

Or never officially challenged. The dims whine about "obstruction" by pubes while the pubes hand them everything they want.

gespiri's picture

Either way, both of 'em have small smelly dicks to begin with....just ask Angela.

2_legs_bahhhhhd's picture

None of this makes sense. For over 20 years they have propagandize the west with non stop anti Muslim, terrorphobia, constant wars costing trillions of dollars, yet not a fucking peep from the progressive left until now, screaming for the west to just admit them in without any scrutiny as if we had nothing to worry about. Some insist we actually owe them reparations, because of the actions of a government they voted for...WTF

Galahad Threepwood's picture

Don't forget the false flag attacks - 9/11, 7/7, Orlando, Paris, Brussels, San Bernadino, etc

The only conclusion is that they want a race war.

So who do you think (((they))) are?



tyrone's picture

and Mexicans wipe their ass and then,

I know becos I have been down there several times and
seen that EVERYWHERE!!!


Donnie needs a hard narrative push back on the " Muslim Ban " snowflake horse shit.

Go after the bad guys, and the illegal immigrants - both have committed criminal acts, and have no rights as citizens in the US.


86% of Muslim countries, there is no fucking ban - fuck that fake fucking narrative right into the ground.

Current agency vetting, not worth a fuck when people come from countries where no information about their past is documented - you can't vett fucking dead air.

So don't cry to me about how the 17 agencies doing the vetting know what they are doing - those fuckers couldn't light a fucking paper bag full of gasoline on fire with matches and directions.

National ID to vote. Voting is more dangerous than guns. You oughta have a concealed voting permit to have some skin in the national futures game.  

Insurrector's picture

National ID is a bad idea.

Do you know how the vetting process works?  Besides your ad hominem attacks on the folks from CBP who do the vetting, what proof do you have that it isn't working?

"Voting is more dangerous than guns" - what argument do you offer?

MaskOfZero's picture

"National ID is a bad idea."

So we just have to take your word for that?  No explanation as to why?

National ID is necessary and although it has dangers if not implemented properly, it is the only way to ensure only citizens vote, and only once. 



Every fucking member of the Republican and Democratic parties that has acted in their own interests first and foremost instead of taking their oaths of office seriously. 

They have nearly destroyed this country, and betrayed it's people to the military industrial complex, and The Powers That Be. 

They are responsible for more death and destruction than WW1 and WW2 put together.

They were all voted into office based upon their lies and promises to the American People.

As for vetting, google up mass death events in the US caused by - you guessed it, " vetted immigrants ".

Brought to you by the same fucks who gave a pass to the 9 / 11 plane riders, et fucking cetera. 

Voting is more dangerous than guns in the hands of citizens, and free men.  

Fuck you and your Schopenhauer - ing fucktard reasonable dissemination of fake news. 

Evil Peanut's picture

Flashback: Bill Clinton On Immigration (and left were so happy with it)

moorewasthebestbond's picture

The adults are in charge now bitchez.

Expat's picture

Yup.  but apparently they are all on crack.

Blanco Diablo's picture

One Iraqi national and one Egyptian national were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents after the individuals from terror-hotbeds had illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed the concerning apprehensions to Breitbart Texas in a statement.

I am sure that they just wanted go to Jihad John MexiCain's Arizonia Caliphate to return some unused TOW and Stinger Missiles.

steveo77's picture
A real poll on Immigration policy, no surprise to me How Do You Feel About Banning Travel From Certain Countries That Are Deemed High Risk? Let them in, that's "not who we are" 3%  
The 7 They Picked Were Good Choices 0%  
They Should ban even more countries 42%
The ban should be broad, but allow for specific Visa requests to be considered even from those countries 27%
Islam is 0.8% of the USA, yet controls 40% of the narrative, what is the real reason behind that? 27%
Total votes: 33
Ben A Drill's picture

7,909 more EBT cards in California alone. Makes me want to puke.

Lanka's picture

Send them all to Southern California, build a north-south wall on the eastern border of Southern California and extend it to the Pacific Ocean,  give Southern California back to Mexico, cut suppliy of water and electricty to So Cal.  Problem Solved.

DuneCreature's picture

Here are some easy immigration facts to wrap your eyeballs around.

Live Hard, The USSA Has Lost Its Marbles Over Immigration, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

Blanco Diablo's picture

Let us not forget that the African Muslims from Somalia and elsewhere in Africa and Syria and the Middle East are infected with AIDS. They are also often carrying drug-resistant TB and STDs like Gonorrhea, Syphilis both resistant to all antibiotics.

This means not only are women being raped by black Somali apes, and others like them, but after the rape and beating and severe injuries, the women will be given a death sentence of Africanized HIV/Aids, TOTALLY resistant Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Leishmaniasis and all sorts of deadly diseases.

tyrone's picture

and let us not forget the other diseases they bring in here like smallpox, and yellow fever, and dengue fever,

OH YES remember this one? EBOLA

tyrone's picture

we should load up a C141 with several hundred sick infected africans, arabs, fly it way over hunGARY, over Soros' compound, put their parachutes on, and push them out... and pull the ripcord as they fall out the back door.

Let Soros take care of them.

brushhog's picture

My opinion, every time we get one of these leftist, soros funded riots, Trump should make a big deal about it. Have a televised address talking about the damage done, the assaults, the ties to Soros and the threat to our nation that this represents. He can also rightfully point out that the police will not act to keep the peace for fear of political pressure. He can use the term 'national emergency' and suggest, hesitantly, that he may be obligated to act for the safety and well being of the nation. They will get the message FAST, and I guarantee the riots will stop. If they dont he has set the stage for a justifiable declaration of national emergency and he takes the reigns.

MaskOfZero's picture

 What people often forget is that the president is not the God Emperor--Trump can be impeached and removed from office.

That couldn't happen without the cooperation of the Republican party.

But McConnel, McCain, Ryan, Flake, Graham...there are plenty of GOPe who would gladly stab Ceasar in the back if they could do so without risk to themselves.

Trump must play his cards right and spend his political capital wisely.

Remember that he has Bannon, Kushner and Miller--even Priebus, to help him navigate the dangerous political shoals between Scylla and Charybdis.

Trump has to use finesse as well as brute force to win this game.


tyrone's picture

there .. right there... he said the words: "win this GAME"

That is how libtards think.. that everything is a GAME

GreenEggsNSpam's picture

Yeah, the "polls" say Trump's immigration ban lacks support like the "polls" said Hillary was a shoo in. Eff the polls. They. Are. Unreliable when the results are being funneled through mainstream media.


If it is so important for the west to be responsible for resettling refugees then help resettle them in countries where the majority is comprised of people of similar ilk. Where the religious and cultural mainstays are in alignment.


I wouldn't take a vegetarian to a sushi restaurant like I wouldn't resettle someone in a country with almost diametrically opposed political and cultural beliefs.


Jeffersonian Liberal's picture


That's where most of them already were.

The "refugees" (actually, invaders participating in the Islamic military strategy called Hegira) that invated Europe over the past two years had been settled in Turkey for several years.

They were there, comfortable, in a safe environment, receiving everything they needed.

The Islamofascist leaders at the beginning of 2015 said they were going to invade Europe that year.

Everyone laughed, because everyone thought they meant a military invasion.

But what they mean was a Hegira. And all those who had been living in Turkey and waiting for the cue, packed up and started marching in to Europe.

If people don't see that this is a demographic assault on Western Civilization, then they are either a willful advocate of that demographic genocide (and there are many, and many of those are of the same group that pushed the 1965 Immigration Reform Act that practically no Americans wanted, pushed by one group), or they are useful idiots who need to shut the hell up and start to learn the truth.

RagaMuffin's picture

If any of the refugees that Juge Robart's ruling allowed in, comit acts of terror does that make him an acomplice under tha Patriot Act?...     ;-)

StreetObserver's picture

No, but you should keep track of who in your local community is for more refugees, housing projects etc

Spread the word. if and when crimes originate from the new arrivals, do the same things to the people who pushed for the refugees and housing projects etc.

Expat's picture

I think preventive killing of the most dangerous terrorists and hate groups in America is a must!


StreetObserver's picture

The same people that claim  that Trump disrespects women are marching to force the importation of men from cultures where women are routinely beaten, married off to older men when they are barely teens, have their genitals mutilated, kept out of school, made to be household slaves to their husband's family, driven by "cultural codes and religious beliefs" that the left claims is valid? Got hypocrisy?

Then there's another addition to our cultura, courtesy of Blanco Diablo below:

Let us not forget that the African Muslims from Somalia and elsewhere in Africa and Syria and the Middle East are infected with AIDS. They are also often carrying drug-resistant TB and STDs like Gonorrhea, Syphilis both resistant to all antibiotics.

This means not only are women being raped by black Somali apes, and others like them, but after the rape and beating and severe injuries, the women will be given a death sentence of Africanized HIV/Aids, TOTALLY resistant Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Leishmaniasis and all sorts of deadly diseases.

Pollygotacracker's picture

The government sends very few to West Virginia. They are NOT welcome here. Muslims should be sent to countries that practice Islam. Nuff said.

Blanco Diablo's picture

I hope you stopped these slated to arrive this summer:

Obama State Department approves 100 Syrian Muslims for West Virginia state capitol December 22, 2016

The West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry, which also is the name local organizers have been informally using to describe their humanitarian effort, will begin as a program of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia.

In a statement issued Wednesday, the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, director at Episcopal Migration Ministries, announced that the West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry had been approved to join its network of 30 refugee resettlement sites throughout the country.

Lynn Clarke, a local organizer, said the group had been told that, if they were approved, the refugees would likely begin arriving this summer. She said the group anticipates refugees fleeing from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, but she said they also could be from other countries.

RagnarRedux's picture

The Western world doesn't need more nonwhites!

Frank Salter(PhD): The War On Human Nature, Replacement Level Migration In The West And The Crime Of Diversity

Harvard Study: Ethnic Diversity Hurts Civic Life

Ethnic Diversity Plays Havoc With Creativity

Ethnic Diversity Harms Students

Illegal Alien Crime Report

Monthly Illegal Alien Child-Rape Crimes In Just North Carolina Alone

The Color Of Crime: FBI And Bureau Of Justice Racial Crime Data

  • Hispanics commit violent crimes at roughly three times the white rate, and Asians commit violent crimes at about one quarter the white rate.
  • There are dramatic race differences in crime rates. Asians have the lowest rates, followed by whites, and then Hispanics. Blacks have notably high crime rates. This pattern holds true for virtually all crime categories and for virtually all age groups.
  • The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is black and Hispanic.
ersatz007's picture

two questions:

1. why weren't those on the left equally appalled by the previous administration being responsible for (or at the very least, continuing) the neo-con foreign destabilization policy which created the refugees in the first place?

2. why aren't those for the ban raising holy hell Saudi Arabia isn't part of the ban?

one answer:  hypocrisy

GreenEggsNSpam's picture

'Cause the previous admin was Democratic. Duh.