Federal Judge James Robart halted Trump’s refugee order, and the State Department has opened the doors even wider, according to a new report.
In the week following a judge’s ruling to halt President Trump’s executive order banning travel into the U.S. of citizens from seven terror-related countries, the State Department has ramped up refugee admissions from those countries.
Between February 3 to February 10, 1,186 refugees have reportedly been admitted into the United States – and 882 of them were from the seven countries banned in Trump’s executive order.
The number of refugees from Iraq and Syria skyrocketed the most after the judge halted the ban.
Since February 3, the percentage of refugees from Iraq jumped from 10 percent to 21 percent of all refugees admitted into the U.S., and Syrian refugees jumped from 14 percent to 30 percent.
Jessica Vaughn of the Center for Immigration Studies, commented to the Washington Times that the alarming increase in the refugee intake “show that the State Department is prioritizing refugee resettlement over the security of American citizens.”
‘There’s no doubt in my mind they would be doing whatever they could to get people in before something changes because, from their perspective, their motivation is to resettle these folks. It would not be the first time that State Department officials have prioritized facilitating someone’s entry to the United States over security concerns,’ Vaughan said.
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