Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Is State Department refugee data being manipulated? Why are CEILING numbers MISSING?
RefugeeResettlementwatch| Ann Corcoran
Readers, more important, in my opinion, than the so-called ‘travel ban’ portion of the Trump Executive Orders held up in our power-hungry court system, is the issue of the President’s power to set the CEILING on refugee admissions for the year.
My contention is that he has the right to set the CEILING and change the CEILING without any Executive Order.
The Refugee Act of 1980 says only that he must “consult” with Congress on an annual determination. If he changes the number throughout the year (the law envisions a wish to increase the number and is silent on the issue of decreasing it) he must notify Congress.
The dirty little secret is that for years, the refugee industry has tried to turn the CEILING in to a target...