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Saturday, December 23, 2017

The U.S. State Department has told refugee agencies it will sharply pare back the number of offices across the country authorized to resettle people in 2018 as President Donald Trump cuts the number of refugees allowed into the United States. The announcement was made at a Dec. 1 meeting in Washington with State Department officials and representatives from nine major refugee agencies, several executives of the agencies said. Advocates said the decision is likely to lead to the closure of dozens of resettlement offices around the country, potentially leaving some refugees without access to services that help them integrate into American life. Several state refugee coordinators said they had also been made aware of the closures. Refugee resettlement in the United States is handled by nine non-profit agencies that receive funding from the federal government for some of their refugee work.

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They partner with, or oversee, hundreds of local offices in nearly every state that help new arrivals with basic tasks like enrolling children in school, arranging doctors' visits and applying for Social Security cards and other documents.

Soon after taking office, [Trump] slashed the 2017 U.S. refugee cap to 50,000 from the 110,000 ceiling set by Obama. In September, he announced a cap of 45,000 for 2018, the lowest number since the modern U.S. refugee program was established in 1980.

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"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
― Emma Lazarus

"The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, "Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses." She's got a baseball bat and yelling "You want a piece of me?"
― Robin Williams

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-21 07:53 PM | Reply

when there no dreams, there is only death and destruction.

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-21 08:21 PM | Reply

when there are no dreams....

#3 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-21 08:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

help them integrate into American life

You cant integrate someone who doesn't want to assimilate.

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2017-12-23 11:25 AM | Reply

You cant integrate someone who doesn't want to assimilate.

#4 | POSTED BY BOAZ

You sound like the Borg. You will be assimilated!

BTW- when will you integrate?

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-23 11:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

BTW- when will you integrate?

Right after he fully stocks the bunker.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-23 11:57 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

God, what shallow lives these righties live!

#7 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-12-23 12:27 PM | Reply

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