Breaking News: The White House is weighing a drastic cut to the number of refugees allowed to enter the U.S., according to officials
I came here as a refugee. This breaks my heart.
Heartless and dangerously subverts US national interests: “The White House is considering a plan that would effectively bar refugees from most parts of the world from resettling in the United States.”
There are already nearly 30,000 refugees who have cleared their interviews with the Department of Homeland Security. Turning our backs on these refugees is unfair, inhumane, and wrong
This is immoral. Our laws and values compel us to help those fleeing violence and oppression. As president, I'll welcome at least 175,000 refugees per year by the end of my first term.
The administration is considering preventing refugees fleeing war, persecution and famine from entering the US. If you do not want to help people who are fleeing for their lives, and the lives of their children, then stop calling yourself "pro-life."
For the 3rd year in a row, Trump’s team led by Stephen Miller is pressing to radically scale back refugee admissions, this time effectively barring most populations. SecDef Esper has emerged as a potential savior of the pgm but his views are unknown
THREAD: Cutting #refugee resettlement numbers further would be a long-lasting and strategic mistake. The administration is apparently discussing this tomorrow (), so I thought I'd weigh in. 1/6
The White House is considering a plan that would effectively bar refugees from most parts of the world from resettling in the U.S. by cutting back the program that admits tens of thousands of people each year fleeing war, persecution & famine, NYT reports.
The ability to seek refuge in the United States is part of what makes us who we are as Americans—and Trump is sabotaging the program every way he can.
Refugees come here legally and in my state the Hmong (who came here after the Vietnam War after fleeing their homeland) & Somali refugees are a major part of our workforce. This is a bad idea for so many reasons 🗽 .
Pompeo, Sept 6: Trump immigration policy will remain “the most generous in the world." News item, Sept 6: Trump considers cutting refugee cap by 85-90% from what it was when he took office.
The White House is considering a plan that would effectively bar refugees from most parts of the world from resettling in the United States. This decision would be strategically flawed and inhumane.
Trump administration considers cutting the number of refugees allowed into the United States once again, down to 10,000 or 15,000 a year. One official proposed dropping the cap all the way to zero.
Breaking: Trump Administration considers a drastic cut in refugees allowed to enter the U.S. In meetings over the past several weeks, one top administration official has proposed zeroing out the program altogether. More on the
This would be terrible blow for refugees and an abdication of leadership from the U.S., a country that was once a beacon for many who sought refuge.
Leading the trend in wealthy democracies to keep refugees out & far away by whatever means possible (see Refuge Beyond Reach), Trump Administration Considers a Drastic Cut in Refugees Allowed to Enter U.S.
This is how #xenophobia works: we start by demonizing one group and end up shutting the door on all.
Trump Administration Considers a Drastic Cut in Refugees Allowed to Enter U.S.
“One former general described Mr. Esper as in a ‘foxhole defilade’ position, a military term for the infantry’s effort to remain shielded or concealed from enemy fire.” Where so many Republicans have been in the Trump era: in a foxhole defilade position.
About this “breaking” NYT story: 1.) Yes, it’s very important news. 2.) My team’s broke it two months ago:
An outrage, even to consider this. I am proud to be an American but shamed to have such a president.
national disgrace
Trump Administration Considers a Drastic Cut in Refugees Allowed to Enter U.S.
Trump Administration Considers a Drastic Cut in Refugees Allowed to Enter U.S.
Trump Administration Considers a Drastic Cut in Refugees Allowed to Enter the U.S.
Breaking News: "Trump Administration Considers a Drastic Cut in Refugees Allowed to Enter the U.S.”