Having left their native land as political refugees, scores of people from all around the globe are seeking asylum in America and other nations. Nearly everyone has watched or turned their head in horror as men, women and children have been butchered in the most gruesome of fashions all because of the faith they hold dear or the one they do not.Under the auspices of the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement –yet another federal agency you’re paying for that you didn’t even know existed – the Obama administration adopted a very aggressive refugee settlement program with most of those refugees being persons who practice the Islamic faith — even though the ones being hanged, drowned, getting their heads hacked off and worse are most typically Christian. Which leads one to wonder what happened to all the Christian refugees fleeing for their lives?
That was the Obama administration; this is the Trump administration, and my how things are changing. Breitbart has reported on a massive shift in fortunes for Christians trying to escape being butchered by getting to the USA:“Under President Donald Trump, more Christian refugees have been admitted to the United States in the first six months of 2017 than Muslim refugees, a departure from the Obama-era.
Since Trump took office in January through June 30, nearly 9,600 refugees who are affiliated with the Christian faith have been resettled in the U.S., accounting for roughly 50 percent of all refugee resettlements, according to research by Pew.
Meanwhile, 7,250 Muslim refugees have been admitted in that same time period, or about 38 percent of all admissions, breaking with former President Obama’s refugee resettlement norms where foreign Muslims were the largest religious group resettled in the country.Beginning in February of this year, the share of Muslim refugees being admitted to the U.S. has increasingly gotten smaller, with the portion of Muslims dipping to just 29 percent of all refugee resettlements in May.
In 2005, 2006, and 2016, the number of Muslim refugees admitted to the U.S. far outweighed the number of Christians, with the vast majority coming from Somalia in the earlier years and from Syria last year.
In recent months, under Trump, the origin of refugees coming to the U.S. has changed, with Iran being the only Muslim-majority nation in the top six countries where refugees are mostly arriving from.Trump’s travel ban that would halts all refugee resettlement from a slew of terrorist-stricken Muslim-majority countries was partially upheld until the U.S. Supreme Court fully rules on the measure, allowing refugee resettlement to be capped at 50,000 a year, with refugees who have “bona fide” family ties in the U.S. exempt from the cap, as Breitbart News reported.”
So since Trump has been in office, the number of escapees from Cuba trying to illegally enter the U.S. has dropped to nearly none, the number of illegal crossings along our southern border has plummeted, the number of asylum-seeking Christians has gone up while at the same time the number of refugee Muslims from nations sworn to the destruction of the west is going down. To whom is all of this bad news?
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]