Tennessee Consents to Refugees Resettlement

On December 18, Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee gave his state’s consent to refugees resettlement. His very short letter thanked  Secretary of State Michael Pompeo “for consulting with the states to ensure this process [of resettlement] is successful. We feel strongly that this consultation is appropriate and that the federal government would be overstepping by … Continue reading Tennessee Consents to Refugees Resettlement

Latest U.S. Struggle Over Refugees

On November 1, 2019, as discussed in an earlier post, President Trump set 18,000 as the quota for refugee admissions into the U.S. for Fiscal 2020 (October 1, 2019—September 30, 2020). Executive Order for Local Consent Previously, on September 28, President Trump issued an executive order requiring state and local governments to provide written consents … Continue reading Latest U.S. Struggle Over Refugees

U.S. Senators Oppose U.S. Reduction in Refugee Admissions for Fiscal 2020 

As reported in a prior post. President Trump has reduced the number of refugee admissions to the U.S. for Fiscal 2020 (October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020) to 18,000. Now a group of 10 Democratic U.S. senators have voiced opposition to that reduction. They are Senators Amy Klobuchar (MN), Cory Booker (NJ) and Kamala … Continue reading U.S. Senators Oppose U.S. Reduction in Refugee Admissions for Fiscal 2020 

List of Posts to dwkcommentaries–Chronological (2020)

  Number Date Title                                        January 2020 1515 01/01/20 Pope Francis Reminding Us To Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate Refugees and Migrants 1516 01/03/20 Another U.S. Designation of Cubans Inelligible To Enter U.S. 1498A 01/07/20 North Dakota County Affirms Consent to Refugee Resettlement 1517 01/07/20 Five More States Have Consented to Refugee Resettlement 1518 01/08/20 … Continue reading List of Posts to dwkcommentaries–Chronological (2020)

U.S.  Sets 18,000 Quota for New Refugee Admissions to U.S.

On November 1, President Trump set 18,000 as the quota for refugee admissions into the U.S. for Fiscal 2020 (October 1, 2019—September 30, 2020).[1] These admissions shall be allocated among refugees of special humanitarian concern to the United States in accordance with the following allocations: Number Category 5,000 Refugees who:have been persecuted or have a … Continue reading U.S.  Sets 18,000 Quota for New Refugee Admissions to U.S.

U.S. State and Local Governments’ Justifications for Consenting to Resettlement of Refugees

A prior post gave the most current list of 34 states (19 Democrat and 15 Republican) that have consented to refugee resettlement. Now we look at the justifications for consent provided by some of those states.[1] Praise for Refugees Although perhaps unanticipated by the Trump Administration, many states that have consented to resettlement of refugees, … Continue reading U.S. State and Local Governments’ Justifications for Consenting to Resettlement of Refugees

U.S. Reduces Refugee Admissions to 15,000 for Fiscal 2021

On September 30, 2020, the U.S. State Department announced that President Trump will be submitting to Congress a report that he has determined that the U.S. will reduce its refugee admissions for Fiscal 2021 (October 1, 2020—September 30, 2021) to 15,000. [1] It must be understood that the individuals who will be admitted to the … Continue reading U.S. Reduces Refugee Admissions to 15,000 for Fiscal 2021

Minnesota and Minneapolis Say “Yes” to Refugees   

As noted in a prior post, President Trump on September 28 issued an executive order requiring state and local governments to provide written consents to refugee resettlements for Fiscal 2020 and the States of Utah and North Dakota thereafter provided such  consents with three of the latter’s counties doing the same. We now await until … Continue reading Minnesota and Minneapolis Say “Yes” to Refugees   

List of Posts to dwkcommentaries—Topical: United States (POLITICS)

  As of 5/4/20 # Date Title 2 04/04/11 My Political Philosophy     U.S. Presidency   420 04/24/13 Evaluations of President Obama 467 02/07/14 President Obama Speaks Out for Religious Freedom 467A 02/07/14 Comment: President Obama Criticized for Not Addressing U.S. Religious Freedom 485 03/27/14 President Obama’s Audience with Pope Francis 829 05/11/16 President … Continue reading List of Posts to dwkcommentaries—Topical: United States (POLITICS)

Slower Growth Predicted for Minnesota Population in the 2020s

Minnesota state demographers predict that the state’s population will grow 6.6% in the 2020s from today’s 5.6 million to 5.9 million at the end of the decade. That is less than the 7.2% growth in the 2010s. Moreover, only the seven-county metro area will experience population growth while the state’s other 80 counties will have … Continue reading Slower Growth Predicted for Minnesota Population in the 2020s