Trump To Annouce Tougher Caps, Vetting Rules For Refugees

Now that the Trump administration’s temporary ban on accepting new refugees – first implemented in June after the Supreme Court ruled that a narrower version of Trump’s second travel ban would be allowed to take effect – has expired, the administration has said it will begin accepting refugees from all countries, but with new rules meant to better vet applicants, and with a tighter cap on the number of refugees that was previously unveiled last month, both the WSJ and Fox reported, citing sources close to the administration.

President Trump is expected to announce a tighter cap on the number of refugees admitted to the US and call for tougher vetting rules during a speech on Tuesday – the day the 120-day refugee ban expires. Coinciding with the deadline, Trump is expected to sign a document starting the process of allowing refugees back into the US under new guidelines.

Under the rules, the administration would cap refugee admissions at 45,000. That’s down from 110,000 under the last year of the Obama administration.

After Trump signs the order, the administration will begin collecting more biographical data, such as names of family members and places of employment, officials said. The administration will also do more to mine social media posts to see, for instance, if refugees’ public pronouncements are consistent with the stories they offer in their applications, the officials said.

Meanwhile, the officials responsible for the screening at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, will be given new guidance and better training to help detect fraud in refugees’ applications.

Under the new order being issued, refugee admissions will resume for all countries. However, one person familiar with the planning said that people from 11 targeted countries will be subject to additional vetting that will slow down the process for them.

As WSJ points out, the vetting process can be particularly challenging because applicants have been forced to flee their home countries and often don’t have documents to confirm their identities and personal details.

The Obama administration also sought to increase vetting of social media posts, but officials involved say their efforts were limited in part because the process is labor intensive.

Of course, Trump’s immigration policies have been repeatedly challenged by federal judges. But while the courts have delivered a series of setbacks to the administration’s efforts to block travelers from certain – most of them Muslim-majority – countries. But the Supreme Court gave the administration a temporary victory on the refugee policy last month, allowing the ban to stay in place until the October expiration. 


Rex Andrus Bastiat Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:29 Permalink

Anything that limits my right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is unconstitutional, including domestic government, alien governments and alien cults.  First fix the graft, corruption, unprosecuted theft, rape, murder and repression by those somebody other than myself already welcomed in, then we'll talk about "opening" the borders. Target rich environment.

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JoeTurner Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:41 Permalink

Trump should also ban religious organizations (i.e. Lutheran and Catholic charities) from trafficking migrants into small towns in America... 

Moving and Grooving Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:45 Permalink

My understanding was that the Executive had a great deal of authority in determining what peoples were desirable immigrants and not. This foolish federal judge in Hawaii has been inserting himself into the process for too long, IMHO, and should be replaced ASAP.  

aliens is here Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:49 Permalink

Put a fking ban of NGOs like the religious groups settling refugees they are making a killing out of this shyt. We don't have the money to take care every fking rift rafts all over the world. WTF.

Parrotile aliens is here Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:47 Permalink

But you DO have the "money" to cause the problem via your never-ending ME warfare campaigns, don't you.YOUR "Country" CAUSED the problems,YOUR "Country" can face the consequences of the problems YOU caused.- And - before we bleat about "Not "voting" for whatever convenient imbecile is currently "Predsident"", what are y'all going to DO to stop this charade? That's right - NOTHING - despite having all them gins'n'ammo.

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BrownCoat DeeZ_nutZ Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:07 Permalink

Already Canada is backpedalling on its open door policy by asking the US to help reduce the flow.Historically, many people shipped from Europe to Canada exfiltrated south of the border. There is nothing - certainly no wall - to stop all the foreigners from moving down from Canada into the US. So, it will be easy for Canada to "pass the trash."

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Angry White Guy Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:56 Permalink

This is a nice thought but anything he attempts to stop the flood will be met with a liberal turd judge striking it down.The country WILL be destroyed.  Regardless of Trump's efforts.

Burticus Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:01 Permalink

How about a long-overdue moratorium on ALL immigration until all illegal aliens are deported?!The elephant & jackass sock puppets with the one ruling party are holding hands again on open borders/non-enforcement/amnesty, same as with deficits/debt/Fed monetization, perpetual war, bankster handouts, spying on citizens, civil asset theft, etc.

Stan522 Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:02 Permalink

It's completely insane for the USA and other countries to consume the world's refugees. To use a Lib term, it is unsustainable. We are far better off working with other countries to make their world more hospitable, like for instance stop trying to topple their governments through subversive CIA efforts. If you've never seen this, here is a great video to show you how unsustainable and impossible this refugee movement really is....

BritBob Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:09 Permalink

 Refugees or Economic Migrants? “More than half of the people now coming to Europe come from countries where you can assume they have no reason whatsoever to ask for refugee status… more than half, 60 percent,” said Frans Timmerman, vice-president of the European Commission, citing what he said were new, unpublished figures from the EU border agency Frontex.Speaking on Tuesday with Dutch national broadcaster NOS, he added that these false refugees are mostly aspiring settlers from Morocco and Tunisia and are infiltrating Europe through porous Turkish borders in pursuit of better economic prospects. Timmerman urged EU countries to accelerate the deportation procedure for those who pretend to be fleeing war or persecution. In this way, Europe would be able to provide support for those who need protection, he said.Tougher vetting rules required. 

StreetObserver Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:14 Permalink

How about admitting white South African and 'zimbabwean' farmers who are being persecuted for their race?1,200+ have been murdered since 1994, families hacked to death, daughters raped and worse.Google "white farm deaths, South Africa" for a nauseating display of what's happened.The skills they possess would help boost U.S. farm production and they could be resettled in farm towns that are in need of skilled labor.The Turd World refugees we are now getting recieve food stamps for life, free housing, Small Business Administration loans, Supplemental Security Income for life, private charity, always based on their native language and or race and other taxpayer subsidized goodies.Is your local homeless veteran or working class father living in his car getting the same thing as refugees?

Blanco Diablo Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:39 Permalink

Foreign-owned Big Meat hires Lutherans to help them find and retain refugee labor Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 24, 2017 That is the crux of this story and not in my wildest dreams did I think that money was directly changing hands between the meat industry and a federal refugee contractor, in this case Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service headquartered in Baltimore, MD.Global meatpacking giant goes all in for refugee labor A Lutheran resettlement agency that places United Nations refugees into dozens of U.S. cities and towns is working with the world’s largest meatpacking conglomerate to train refugees for work in four American states while also softening up the local natives to be more “welcoming.” The secretive pilot program between Baltimore-based Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and the U.S. subsidiary of JBS Swift aims to pump more refugees into Georgia, Texas, Iowa and Michigan to work in the company’s meat plants. If successful, the pilot program could be renewed for a second year and replicated at JBS meat plants across the U.S., WND has learned. JBS Swift, the Brazilian-based global meat-processing giant, has agreed to pay Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, or LIRS, $155,000 to implement the pilot program over the next year in the four states, according to a draft of the partnership agreement obtained by WND from a person with inside knowledge of the deal. “The shock here is to find out that a religious agency is being paid by a foreign global corporation to train refugees and ultimately transform the demographics of small towns in America’s heartland,” said Ann Corcoran, an expert on the international movement of refugees and the nine volunteer agencies that resettle them for the U.S. The deal between the global meat producer JBS and the Lutheran agency has been dubbed “Rebuilding Dreams,” and is described in the draft document as a “grant and collaboration agreement” between JBS USA and LIRS in the four states. “The primary goal of this agreement is to improve the capacity of JBS USA and local resettlement agencies to support and improve the hiring and retention of refugee employees at four pilot sites in Michigan, Texas, Iowa, and Georgia,” according to the document. The following are the cities in those states where JBS has meatpacking plants: Iowa – Council Bluffs, Marshalltown and Ottumwa, mostly pork production Michigan – Plainwell, mostly beef Georgia – Elberton, Douglas, Athens, Ellijay, Canton and Carrollton, mostly chicken Texas – Waco, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Pittsburg and Mount Pleasant, mostly chicken “Rebuilding Dreams will achieve this goal by creating customized trainings and resources for key stakeholders, building stronger relationships through communications and technology platforms, enhancing the collection and evaluation of data, and improving the overall quality and culture of the workplace experience for refugee employees,” the agreement states. The agreement also calls for improving the local “welcoming culture” in the cities where the refugees will be placed. Part of United Nations agenda for sustainability JBS is a transnational, global corporation that beats the United Nations “sustainability” drum on its website, and it also cashes in on the globalized “labor mobility” concept pushed by the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read more here. The story is a detailed must-read about how a global corporation and a supposedly religious charity are changing America by changing the people.

johnwburns Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:57 Permalink

First, set it to zero. We're topped off, period. Second. so he will not challenge the latest block by the Hawaiian judge? That will mean he defers executive authority to the courts. WTF is going on here?

El Gringo Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:43 Permalink

Are you folks now seeing how right Adolf Hitler was?  There simply is no reasoning with these fucking Jews bringing in this turd world garbage and the only solution to both the Jewish and shitskin problem is a Final Solution.  There is absolutely no other way.