President Trump has got his hands full these days with the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the ongoing war with obstructionist Democrats. But he makes time for a slew of other issues as well. I sincerely mean it when I say that I can’t remember the last time a president got so much done regardless of pushback. Not since Reagan have I seen such a desire to set things right.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just announced that the U.S. will cap incoming refugees over the next fiscal year at 30,000. That’s significantly down from the previous 45,000 refugee cap and it is the fewest allowed in since the 1980 Refugee Act. Trump is removing one-third of the allowed refugees into the U.S. per year. That’s unprecedented.
This is the third curtailment on the yearly refugee cap since President Trump came into office. Pompeo said the reduction was a necessity so that we could deal with the backlog of 800,000 currently pending asylum seekers.
“In consideration of both U.S. national security interest and the urgent need to restore integrity to our overwhelmed asylum system, the United States will focus on addressing the humanitarian protection cases of those already in the country,” Pompeo said, according to the Washington Post.
“We proposed resettling up to 30,000 refugees under the new refugee ceiling as well as processing more than 280,000 asylum seekers,” Pompeo said in an announcement at the State Department, calling the United States “the most generous nation in the world when it comes to protection-based immigration.”
“This year’s proposed refugee ceiling must be considered in the context of the many other forms of protection and assistance offered by the United States,” he said.”
Currently, international law requires us to admit asylum seekers. First off, I don’t know why we feel bound by that law… we do not answer to the international court and it should be a case-by-case decision. The law does, however, allow judges to reject the cases of asylum seekers once they have been admitted into the country and deport them. Refugees are kept outside of the U.S. while their cases are processed.
While the current cap is definitely a significant reduction from last year, it should be noted that fewer than 20,000 refugees have been admitted to the U.S. during the current fiscal year. It is extremely unlikely that number will grow enough to reach this year’s cap of 45,000 refugees. There is only one month left as I understand it in this fiscal year that will count additional refugees.
Much of this is due to President Trump implementing much tougher screening processes for refugees. That is a very good thing. They were meant to stop terrorists from gaining entry into the U.S. and it’s working. But it also means that the asylum application’s process takes much longer to go through and that is causing a backlog.
“Pompeo said the U.S. will likely process approximately 310,000 refugee and asylum applications over the 2019 fiscal year in addition to the cases already pending.
“He also asserted that the refugee cap should not be considered the “sole barometer” of U.S. aid to refugees.
“[We will] target the application of foreign aid in a smarter way,” Pompeo said, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“The secretary of state said the U.S. would focus on ending conflicts driving the refugee crisis, helping refugees to return to their home countries, and promoting the sharing of the refugee crisis burden among countries.
“The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said that there are 25.4 million people who are displaced outside of their own countries, 3.1 million asylum seekers and a total of 68.5 million people displaced worldwide, the majority of whom are displaced within their own countries.
“Humanitarian organizations like Amnesty International criticized the U.S.’ lowered refugee caps.
“The Trump administration is abandoning this country’s promise to refugees,” Amnesty International said in a statement.
“Today’s announcement demonstrates another undeniable political attack against people who have been forced to flee their homes. This is the lowest goal in the history of the program and compounded by this administration’s history of creating road block after road block for refugees to arrive, this must be perceived as an all-out attack against our country’s ability to resettle refugees both now and in the future,” the statement added.”
President Trump is not abandoning any promise. He’s just keeping that promise in a way that protects Americans. The U.N. is not the boss of us. We do not answer to them and as a sovereign body, we are not obligated to take in refugees. This is not a one world order yet and President Trump is admirably standing up to these tyrants. He’s to be commended on cutting the refugee numbers like this.
Mark Zuckerberg Just Stole $315,000 From A Triple-Amputee Vet
Mark Zuckerberg must need money because he just robbed a triple-amputee Iraq War vet blind.
Brian Kolfage joined the Air Force just before 3000 Americans were killed in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that also destroyed the Twin Towers in New York City. He wanted to serve. He wanted to keep what had happened to thousands of his fellow Americans from happening again. It was his duty, he believed.
During Brian’s second tour in the Middle East, he volunteered for a dangerous mission in Iraq.
On September 11th, 2004, exactly 3 years to the day since the 9/11/01 attacks, a 107 mm rocket landed feet from Airman Kolfage. Instantly, he lost both of his legs just below the hip and his right hand.
Kolfage wasn’t expected to survive, let alone walk again, but he did.
After almost a year recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Kolfage walked out of the facility.
Airman Kolfage continued overcoming the odds by going back to work for the Air Force as a base security manager. He also served on Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford’s Veterans Advisory Committee. Brian went on to enroll at the University of Arizona’s School of Architecture. He learned to draw with his left hand as his dominant right was gone. Kolfage graduated from university and was also awarded the prestigious Pat Tillman Scholar award.
In 2014 Brian was bestowed the George C. Lang Award for Courage, for his fearlessness and also his selfless actions taking care of other wounded veterans.
Today, Brian makes trips to Walter Reed Medical Center and travels the country motivating veterans & others.
In the midst of all this, Senior Airman Kolfage got married & has two wonderful kids.
Even with all of that, Kolfage wasn’t done. He became interested in news publishing and began managing pages on Facebook for news websites. He also co-founded a coffee company, Military Grade Coffee, which donates 10% of all profits back to veteran organizations.
You might not have known it, but Airman Kolfage ran the Right Wing News Facebook page and had been involved with the brand for several years among starting others. That is, until a few days ago when Facebook decided they didn’t agree with Brian’s conservative views. The page had 3.6 million fans, and Brian was a major factor behind its new growth and revitalization.
Over the years, Kolfage invested $315,000 to grow brands on Facebook. Facebook requested admins of pages to invest tons of money to grow and reach larger audiences for the brands he managed. Zuckerberg had no problem taking Brian’s money. But now Zuckerberg & Facebook decided they couldn’t allow the popular conservative page to get in the way of the 2018 midterm elections after it became a pivotal part of President Trumps 2016 upset to Hillary Clinton. Facebook headed up by Zuckerberg used a well-planned opportunity to take out actual bad pages and lumped in Airman Kolfage’s conservative network.
They robbed him blind, they did him dirty. They took $315,000 from his company rolled it up and laughed at his sacrifice. This was purely political, they attacked him personally. But Facebook made one fatal flaw, they underestimated the power of a triple amputee veteran. The underestimated the huge PR mess they are about to be slapped with when Trump has Airman Kolfage in his Oval Office in front of the media, they underestimated the willpower of a veteran who lost so much.
Airman Kolfage wrote that because of Facebook’s actions:
“My income as a father and husband is threatened.
This isn’t the right to free speech I gave my legs and arm to defend. Three limbs wasn’t enough for some … now my livelihood is gone with it.
It is true: I have been managing the Right Wing News Facebook page, and have been involved with the brand for many years.
And just today, Facebook took down our Facebook page, cutting off all contact we had with the millions of people who signed up to follow us, the millions of people who liked what we were sharing online.
I took over managing the page when John Hawkins decided to step aside to pursue other endeavors. John and I have a great relationship and I was honored to have the torch passed down to me. We had a coveted, verified blue check mark 3.5 Million fans, and I invested over $300,000 in ads at Facebook’s own request, nearly begging us to spend spend spend just to reach our fans … whom they kept making more difficult to reach with every passing year.
Never once did Facebook come to us to say there was any issue with Right Wing News or our other pages. Never. But they sure loved taking our money.
We did run multiple Facebook pages; Facebook allows businesses to have more than one page, and we did own them and had them for years. We were not “spamming,” we were not using fake accounts, we were not doing anything “wrong” … except we supported President Trump, and apparently that’s not allowed.
Facebook also deleted my other business page. I own a coffee company called Military Grade Coffee company. We don’t post politics, we sell coffee and support veteran charities. Facebook is maliciously attacking my way of life because of my beliefs, and they don’t care.
What Facebook has done is illegal. It’s a malicious coordinated attacked on everything I fought for and everything generations of Americans fought for. And this is exactly why a Facebook Engineer making 6 figures a year walked out and quit his job today, over the assault on conservative beliefs within his former company.
The New York Times even stated that Facebook made this calculated move to silence thousands of voices (and millions of forwarded messages) because of the upcoming midterm elections.”
I’ve known Brian for years and had the pleasure of working with him on several projects.
As the editor of Right Wing News, I saw how hard he worked to manage the Facebook page, and to ensure it grew in popularity. He is a tireless worker, and extremely proud of what he has accomplished for others on social media. And now Zuckerberg & his company, Facebook, have robbed him of it & his investments. I mean, they even took down his coffee company page. That’s some serious hatred for the man right there. Facebook is literally stripping him of his means to provide for his family. Didn’t he give enough for his country, not to mention, to Facebook? He overcame odds most in this world will never experience, only to be ripped off by Zuckerberg????
That’s a GD shame.
DON’T STOP SHARING THIS UNTIL BRIAN GETS JUSTICE!
Follow Brian on his personal verified page for updates on what happens next.
Trump Just Revealed Major Admin Leaving His Administration – Sends Shockwaves Through D.C.
It’s no secret that people come and go inside of each administration.
The same is true for the Trump Administration, but the rumors are flying about one of the biggest names inside Trump’s core crew. People are saying he’s actually a Democrat.
Fox News wrote:
In an interview set for broadcast Sunday, President Trump speculated whether Secretary of Defense James Mattis might soon leave the administration, just weeks after a book by journalist Bob Woodward reported that Mattis had privately compared Trump to a “fifth- or sixth-grader.”
Asked by “60 Minutes” host Lesley Stahl whether Mattis would depart, Trump responded, “Well, I don’t know. He hasn’t told me that.”
He continued: “I have a very good relationship with him. I had lunch with him two days ago. … It could be that he is. I think he’s sort of a Democrat, if you want to know the truth. But General Mattis is a good guy. We get along very well. He may leave. I mean, at some point, everybody leaves. Everybody. People leave. That’s Washington.”
The president also called reports that the White House is in chaos “so false” and “fake news.” He added, “I have people now on standby that will be phenomenal. They’ll come into the administration.
“Yeah, other people will go, sure,” Trump told Stahl. “We have a great Cabinet. There are some people I’m not happy with. I have some people that I’m not thrilled with. And I have other people that I’m beyond thrilled with.”
“Secretary Mattis is laser-focused on doing his job — ensuring the US military remains the most lethal force on the planet,” Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Robert Manning said Sunday in response.
Trump’s comments come shortly after U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced her resignation. They also highlight what some media reports have indicated is an unusually large number of high-level departures from the Trump administration — figures recently contextualized in an analysis by the nonprofit Brookings Institution.
Woodward’s book “Fear,” released in September, claimed that Mattis told associates at a National Security Council meeting this year that Trump had the understanding of, and often acted like, a “fifth- or sixth-grader.”
And after Syrian dictator Bashar Assad launched a chemical attack on Syrians in April 2017, Woodward’s book reported that Trump demanded Mattis launch an assassination attempt.
“Let’s f—ing kill him! Let’s go in. Let’s kill the f—ing lot of them,” Trump reportedly said. But Mattis, according to the book, told an aide: “We’re not going to do any of that. We’re going to be much more measured.”
According to Woodward, Mattis also was caught by surprise while on vacation about Trump’s proposed ban on transgender troops. Mattis, who reportedly opposed the policy, has since unveiled a policy largely adopting Trump’s requests, although several lawsuits have temporarily put a hold on enforcing it.
In a statement, Mattis said that “the contemptuous words about the president attributed to me in Woodward’s book were never uttered by me or in my presence.”
Trump, for his part, has openly wondered whether the Pulitzer Prize-winning Woodward is a “Dem operative.” In a Twitter post last month, Trump called his book a “con on the public.”
The Woodward book has already been refuted and discredited by General (Secretary of Defense) James Mattis and General (Chief of Staff) John Kelly. Their quotes were made up frauds, a con on the public. Likewise other stories and quotes. Woodward is a Dem operative? Notice timing?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2018
Mattis, who Trump named as Defense Secretary in 2016, previously served as head of United States Central Command under former President Barack Obama, replacing David Petraeus. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve at the age of 18 and became a second lieutenant after graduating from Central Washington University in 1971.
Known as “Mad Dog” Mattis, the defense secretary has openly disagreed with Trump on several key issues. He favored preserving aspects of the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, which Trump repeatedly maligned as a “horrible, one-sided” giveaway before unilaterally dumping it and restoring sanctions earlier this year.
Mattis, who also took issue with the Obama administration’s approach to Iran, criticized parts of the deal, but said it included “robust” oversight measures and overall helped U.S. interests.
Additionally, Trump and Mattis have sparred over the role of NATO, with Trump regularly criticizing its member nations for not contributing more of their GDP to national defense. Mattis views the alliance as a key to maintaining international order.
Mattis further has characterized global warming as a national security threat, while Trump has said the issue is highly politicized and over-emphasized. Last year, he dropped climate change from his national security strategy.
Still, Mattis has turned Trump around to some of his positions. He famously convinced the president to abandon his stated desire to torture terror detainees, and also persuaded him to send more troops to Afghanistan.
Mattis is showing no outward signs of withdrawing from his normal duties.
On Tuesday, he will begin his second trip this year to Vietnam, in a sign of how much the Trump administration is trying to counter China’s military assertiveness by cozying up to smaller nations in the region. Mattis will visit Ho Chi Minh City, the most populous city and the economic center. It used to be known as Saigon.
The arrival of Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel to the White House in May has, however, been seen as a sign that Trump is planning to fire Mattis after November midterm elections. Ricardel and Mattis have previously sparred.
Similarly, the hiring of the hawkish former U.N. ambassador John Bolton to be national security adviser in March signaled Trump’s shift further to a hardline stance than Mattis is known for advocating. “I heard you’re actually the Devil incarnate and I wanted to meet you,” Mattis told Bolton in an exchange captured by microphones when they met at the Pentagon earlier this year.
In September, Mattis downplayed reports that he would soon be exiting the Defense Department.
“Somebody cooks up a headline,” he told reporters on the steps on the Pentagon. “They then call to a normally chatty class of people, they find a couple of other things to put in, they add the rumor, somebody else on the other coast starts writing the same thing — next thing you know you’ve got a story.
“It’ll die down,” he added. “How many times have we been through this now, just since I’ve been here? It’ll die down soon and the people who started the rumor will be allowed to write the next rumor, too.”
We’ll see how this all turns out. We now the media isn’t to be trusted.
Mark Zuckerberg Just Stole $315,000 From A Triple-Amputee Vet
Zuckerberg Should Pay!
Trump Just Revealed Major Admin Leaving His Administration – Sends Shockwaves Through D.C.
Major blow sends shockwaves and rumors through Washington, DC
Pissed Off Liberals File Complaint Against Sarah For What She Did With Kanye WH Pic
This is nuts!
Hurricane Looters Try To Steal Marashal’s Car – Realize BIG Mistake Too Late
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!
Melania Trump’s Spokesperson Just Called For A Massive Boycott – Do You Support This?
Melania was right when she said she's "the most bullied person in the country."