So the State Department is currently maxin’ relaxin’ trying to play it cool…
They don’t want anyone to notice that they quietly raised the limits on how many refugees are allowed in the country.
As of this month, the number has nearly doubled per week from about 830 to 1,550.
Although Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban was recently defeated in court and then appealed again, awaiting a Supreme Court decision… His ban only suspended refugees from coming in for 4 months, which have already passed since he signed his executive order.
Now, the hundreds of thousands of refugees seeking immigration to the US can start the two-year long process of being screened and admitted.
Refugee advocates are thrilled but wary that this grace period may not last long.
After seeing images of children blown to bits and people crowded in to life rafts on the open sea… I hope we can all open our hearts and borders to those who need it most. After all, America was founded my those seeking asylum from religious persecution… In a way, these people are textbook Americans 🙂