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Monday, March 20, 2017

Trump Budget Includes ‘Significant Funding of . . . Refugee Program’

The blueprint for the Trump administration’s FY 2018 budget released on Thursday “allows for significant funding of humanitarian assistance, including food aid, disaster, and refugee program funding” in the State Department.

“This would focus funding on the highest priority areas while asking the rest of the world to pay their fair share,” the blueprint states.

“Taken together with the executive order, it looks like the president will keep the refugee program with a lower annual number, like the 50,000 limit specified in Executive Order 13780, and when the annual determination is released, identify countries of concern in a way that excludes Somalia, and other countries of concern that are known to harbor terrorists,” a source familiar with the federal refugee resettlement program tells Breitbart News.

“As long as he keeps the refugee program going, we are going to get more people from countries related to real security issues and regardless, the program needs to be legislatively reformed and regulations that have caused Constitutional violations repealed before restarting in FY 2018,” the source adds.

The language of the blueprint, however, could be interpreted to suggest that the Trump administration’s “significant funding of . . . [the] refugee program” defines the program broadly to include safe zones in other parts of the world in addition to the federal refugee resettlement program. As such, a further reduction of refugees resettled in the United States in FY 2018 could be entirely possible.



Rebel Without a Clue said...

I am in favor of "safe zones" in those countries. NATO can pony up forces to protect these people in their homelands instead of uprooting them (the good and the bad) and dropping them off in the U.S. of A. Then, eradicate the problems in their homelands and let the people return to their homes. Because we all know that once they get here that they will never return home.

Anonymous said...

12:54 might be a little easier if we don't cause the problems in the first place. We do love our oil though

Jim said...

" might be a little easier if we don't cause the problems in the first place. We do love our oil though"

ISIS terrorism and the war in Syria have nothing to do with oil.

Anonymous said...

Cut all illegal funding out of the budget if Trump wants to cut illegal population. Then cut all foreign aide to those Countries. That will trim the budget and not hurt US Citizens, elderly, Vets, abusive children and homeless.