Saturday, July 8, 2017

Refugees admitted again, and then not

This is an article from about a month ago, explaining that the effective limits on the total numbers of refugees entering the US have been lifted, and that we would be reclaiming our role again as the main destination country for third-country resettlement of refugees, at least for 2017.  This is the decent and the correct way to do things, fitting of such a great and powerful country as ours.

But it seems that this has changed since the article was written, in light of the Supreme Court's go-ahead to tentatively allow key parts of the Trump administration's Muslim ban to remain in effect.  So it looks like, until the Supreme Court definitively pronounces itself on the Muslim ban, no refugees will be admitted to the US anymore after July 12.

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