July 3, 2017

'TIS WELL HE'S SO BAD AT THIS:

Unexpected Impact of Travel Ban (Nick Wadhams, Kartikay Mehrotra, Bob Van Voris And Erik Larson, 7/02/17, Bloomberg News)

The refugee ban will actually add more refugees.

Trump used his power to reduce refugee entries for the current fiscal year to 50,000 from the target of 110,000 set by President Barack Obama. But the number of refugees who enter the U.S. is likely to end up higher. Under the Supreme Court's June 26 ruling, refugees who have "bona fide" ties to the country may be admitted, and they don't count as part of the cap.

Immigration advocates say more than half the refugees admitted each year have such ties. So even though the U.S is just days away from hitting the 50,000 figure, many more refugees may enter the country while the 120-day ban is in effect.

"In all likelihood, I would expect we would end up with more than 50,000 this year," said Eric Schwartz, president of Refugees International and former assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration. "Once we get to 50,000 there will inevitably be some number of refugees that meet the 'bona fide' test and if the administration monkeys around with that by trying to slow down approvals, then they'll be in violation of the court decision."

Posted by at July 3, 2017 5:29 AM

  

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