Pres. Trump To Cap Refugee Quota to Less Than 50K

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

September 13, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The Trump administration is looking to make history when it comes to immigration.

The president is considering lowering the number of refugees admitted into the country to fewer than 50,000, which would make it the lowest number since 1980.

This comes as an October 1 deadline to set a limit draws near.

The Refugee Act of 1980 requires the current commander and chief to set an annual limit each fall.

The U.S. reached its refugee cap of 50,000 people in July, and since then only those with immediate family members in the U.S. have been eligible for the refugee program.

The impending decision follows a recent ruling by the Supreme Court to uphold President Trump’s travel ban on most refugees.

Further debate on the issue is expected in the coming months.

  • Weirdough

    NO MORE REFUGEES OR ILLEGALS !!! TAKE IT DOWN TO ZERO FOR THE NEXT EIGHT YEARS!

  • ken

    should cap it at zero that old crap of give me your tired and poor when out a very long time ago now these idiots want to come here to kill us maybe not all of them but who knows which ones? and besides we have enough people in this country now were running out of water so speed it up let those people stay in there own country

  • Allmedialies

    It has never been my intent to raise any I’ve not begat.

  • C B

    ZERO Admission and 20 Million Deportations ………….

  • keepitreal904

    I guess we’ll see if we still have a semblance of a country when the Supreme Court makes it’s decisions or if we are in a banana republic where the feelings of a few outweigh over 200 years of what has made America the greatest country ever known to man.

  • James Caudill

    Set it to zero.

  • Jenny O

    I applaud the POTUS if he indeed does cap refugee entry, although I think we’re already at max capacity, counting all the illegals.
    An Islamic center has been approved for building on 20 acres of former farm land two miles from where I live. Lots of Muslims at every turn. Much has changed since 2008.
    Too late to recover, IMHO. They wield way too much political power.

    • tedlv

      It’s an invasion. There’s no other explanation.

      • Jenny O

        Absolutely. And I just found out that the public charter school for gifted students, to which my granddaughter was accepted, is headed by a Turkish muslim. Small staff, 5 of which wear head coverings. Boy, did that set off my alarm bells!

        • tedlv

          Makes public school look inviting.

          • Jenny O

            Lol! And if I told you more of what I have heard, you might find it even moreso…😉!

          • Leroy

            Home school is best. You can be assured they wont be indoctrinated that way. Or a well known & trusted private school.

          • Jenny O

            Yes, it is best, but both parents work to make ends meet, and I live too far away.😩

          • tedlv

            You rock. Always. Keep on keeping on!

  • Hottotrote

    Count the in this 50 the Muslims that are already here from 9 years ago!

  • constitutiononly

    Cap at zero. As in NONE.

  • Lois Giannopulos

    With all the craziness right now, I totally support this number !

  • FromThe70s

    1) Send them all to Portland, Oregon so they won’t be labeled.

    2) Build wall around Portland.

    3) Label outside of wall “Containment Facility”.

    Just the wall gets labeled here, so it is a win-win.

    • Andrew Moore (derka derka)

      Hey….that was a movie wasn’t it? Didn’t the president get shot down flying over it and Snake Plitskin had to go rescue him.

      • FromThe70s

        We’ll have to make it a no fly zone.

        • Andrew Moore (derka derka)

          Or find Snake Plitzkin.,,,,

          • Legion

            Now I want to watch that movie again right now

  • Rosicrucian32

    They have to make up for all the other ones that got in under the wire during the previous administration. They may not be accounted for in head count but in spirit it will tie together the heals of those coming in the future……except for the underage hookers that Slick Willy will be sneaking in while his spouse is out of the house on tour hawking her tome of untruth…..

  • Sean Cole

    I think the operative word is”considering”. Im sure Mr. Ryan and Slick Mitch will convince Mr. Trump otherwise and it will still be the status quo. I will be anxious to see if Mr. Trump gets any challengers in 2020.

  • MAGA woman

    My kind of man.

  • MikeyParks

    Exception: Christians running from ISIS.

  • REM

    I thought we learned something from Al Wilson’s snake song that we weren’t going to bring these people in our home?
    Just like the late Jerry Lewis said if just a small number of these people are Isis, to hell with that idea.

  • Tado

    The Wall.
    How about it?

  • giovanni dellepiane

    Harvey and Irma these are our REAL refugees

  • Richard Carlson

    NO WAY WE WANT ZERO COME ON DONNY DEPORT MUSLIMS NOW😡😡😡

  • Sonny Shaw

    End all immigration! There is no need to import more people since we were told we must practice birth control because of overpopulation, I guess tehy were lying so they could replace us all. The other thing is we are no longer building a nation and don’t need immigrants pouring into the country any longer. As for Illegal Aliens; that is what they are illegal and law breakers, deport them all. It appears the politicians care more for the Illegal Aliens and immigrant refugees than the American people who are citizens…

  • Norman Howe

    Great, agree 150%—-Doing what he said he would!!!

    • Andrew Moore (derka derka)

      Kind of refreshing to have someone actually live up to their campaign promises huh….

  • granddad1

    That is still 50K too many.

  • Paul H

    Why 50K? Unless they are Christians! We don’t need any Muslim rapefugees here in America!

    • Andrew Moore (derka derka)

      Well, maybe a few for target practice….just so we don’t get rusty.

    • tedlv

      Muslims are allowed to lie, so they claim to be Christian to get here. I suggest a test involving bacon.

      • Andrew Moore (derka derka)

        mmmmmm bacon is a pigs gift to man…..something is wrong with anyone who doesn’t eat bacon IMHO……

  • Aldo

    MAGA-MAGA-GOD-MAGA-TRUMP-GOD-TRUMP-MAGA-MAGA

  • Aldo

    WE CAN’T AFFORD IT !!!!

    • CASSY IS SASSY

      Nor do we want to…….We have plenty of Homeless-Handicapped-Out of work-Veterans-that are ALL….. Americans, that we should be taking care of first.
      Right now….Screw the refugees……The statue of Liberty should change her POEM to say…….
      SORRY…ALL FULL!

      • Andrew Moore (derka derka)

        That is what Austrailia does…They take care of their people first….then the rest of the world comes next.

      • Aldo

        Americans FIRST !!! Trump On Baby !!! AND don’t forget all of these blm, antifa rat bastards stating “Not My President” – Right He’s Americans’ President – Pack your effen bags and GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY NOW !!!!

      • tedlv

        Good afternoon!

        I agree, we don’t need any more invaders.

        • CASSY IS SASSY

          Good Evening. : )
          No we don’t need them…..that’s for damn sure.

      • MAGA woman

        Tell that to Starbucks who thought they should give 10,000 jobs to refugees. Well, that didn’t go well. They were boycotted and I haven’t walked in one since they made that comment.

        • CASSY IS SASSY

          Starbucks….SUCKS!!!!
          Even before they did that STUPID UN-AMERICAN act, I quit going to them, Because their prices are WAY too high.
          So…..BRAVO, “MAGA woman” let’s hit the idiots where it hurts…..
          Their Pocket Book!

          • Andrew Moore (derka derka)

            Star who?

  • Jed55

    Thank you Mr. President, but given the numbers we already have, even 50,000 seems like a lot.

  • ShemSilber2

    We should actually HALT this Islamic invasion to our shores. Because of previous administrations, especially Pharaoh Barry, the magnifier of the evils against America, the invasion is already TOO MUCH, but not near as bad as it will be.

    Revelation 13 talks about the 7th beast, which was the Ottoman empire, taking a deadly blow, but rising again, the 8th beast that is of the 7, says Revelation 17:11, that will shortly take another and final deadly blow at the hand of our Master Yahusha (Lord Jesus), when He returns to rule from His throne in Jerusalem, ISRAEL, eradicating all evils from the face of the earth, including Islam, LGBTQ-whatever abomination, the unborn-baby-murdering abomination, and all devil-inspired education, religion, and politics. He judges and makes war in righteousness (Revelation 19:11) until He makes the kingdoms of this world the Kingdom of Yahuwah and of His Messiah (Revelation 11:15)! We WILL have peace on earth in the presence of the Master Yahusha, amein!

    HalleluYAH and amein!

    • Jed55

      I agree. We need no more Muslims in this country, it’s been proven they do not assimilate they conquer & as for others , I think their own countries should be improving so they can stay where they belong. Obama turned our country into a free babysitting service for irresponsible countries that keep all of their wealth in the upper hierarchy while starving their own citizens. Mexico is a prime example, they’re one of the richest countries in the world, oil & tourism alone could sustain all of their people in a nice fashion but for years Mexico has hoarded their wealth & left their people to starve. That’s not our problem. The people that are being mean & heartless are the presidents of those countries, not President Trump, he’s just looking out for us they like should be looking our for their own people.

    • mistro99

      Once again, I wake up in the morning and THANK GOD, that Hillary Clinton is NOT president. God has his plan, and I’m sticking with it. Amen.

    • Waykent

      What Islamic invasion? There is none. Lying is a sin.

  • weldon2

    Early America “allowed” immigration to build labor population…not out of altruistic intention. Build RR, Chicago Stock Yards, build Canals, etc. Facts are not often altruistic.

    • Paul H

      Agreed, but that labor force was needed and those immigrants were all too happy to come here and work. America represented opportunities that they did not have in their home countries.

  • calhou

    Excellent! Also, those 50K should represent the best, brightest or most useful to the United States of America!

  • yportbill

    Voters get rid of the left and take back our AMERICA!

    • Andrew Moore (derka derka)

      And while you are at it get rid of the republican demoncraps like john (the traitor) mccain.

  • Ellen

    Sadly, this will never happen. He can issue anything he wants but the left is going to totally lose their minds and block him at every turn from now until forever.

    • Jed55

      That’s why we all have to get out & vote in 2018 & 2020. If we can turn the tide in the Congress & Senate by removing some of the bad Republicans & hopefully all the Democrats, he’ll have a clear way. 2018 is very important, we’ve got to get him some help.

  • All American

    Great news for working Americans!! Thank you POTUS AND SCOTUS🇺🇸

  • CDG

    Now the Left will say the President doesn’t care about the suffering people in the world! I don’t have a problem with people coming over as refuges trying to escape terrible countries. The problem is groups like ISIS have a stated goal of infiltrating America and European nations using our desire to help people against us. Attacks and crimes committed by Syrian refuges and/or ISIS followers is proof enough for me to close the front door as much as possible for now. I don’t see Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, or any other Muslim nation opening their doors. Why are they doing nothing to help their Muslim brothers and sisters????

    • jenshadus

      Goal? They are already infiltrating our country. Look at Michigan! They are a bane on the rest of our society of christians, jews, buddhist, atheists and so on. They would turn us all into kowtowing brainless theocracy communist slaves.

      • granddad1

        Minnesota is in competition with Michigan.

      • Sane_Person37

        islamic slaves

    • CASSY IS SASSY

      The LEFT wear blind-folds, they still cannot see that a huge percentage of the refuges that came from Syria were young strong men……My question was/is, why didn’t those young strong men stay and fight and protect their Country and their people?
      I witnessed Buses & Buses packed full of Syrians being returned to Serbia…..and from what I could see was that….99.9% of them were men….young and strong.

      • mkdavis

        It’s called invasion.

      • Aldo

        I agree 10000 % But tell that to a liberal and you’l get an argument when it’s REAL SIMPLE – We CANNOT afford the risk or responsiblity at this point we are TRILLIONS in debt – Helllloooooo democRATS !!!!

        • CASSY IS SASSY

          Most of the Liberals/Demon-rats and those obnoxious Hollyweirdos live in a BUBBLE. They have NO idea what it is to live in a Socialist Country.
          You can’t get a feeling of what it is like by only visiting for a week or two (if that)!

          They have NEVER seen the destruction and chaos that these refugees bring to whatever country they …Invade.
          So they ( the DEMON-RATS ) are just talking out of their (_*_)’s when they spew their vile about what THEY think is the PC thing to do.

      • Sylvia Avila

        I believe someone is urging them to come to Europe and USA to start trouble! guess Who? right! The NWO gang, with Clinton’s, Obama, Soros helping. I’m real tired of these Elite rich controlling the World. time to STOP!! their madness! NO MORE!! We the people have waking up to your evil plan!!

        • Sane_Person37

          This is their worldwide caliphate. It’s what they believe. They are invading as many countries as they can so they can breed out your culture. They doing it big time in the EU. Also as the koran tells them the infidel will pay their way they’ll all be on welfare. BS

          • Sylvia Avila

            Yes, you are so right on that! But we have Wakin Up! Time for us to fight back! Against this Liberal NWO Evil!

          • Sane_Person37

            Seems like there are many people in the US who need educated. Trump has made a start.

      • CDG

        I have wondered that as well. The men should be fighting for their homeland.

      • MAGA woman

        Oh come on, Cassy, you know they were going to enter the Boy Scouts.

        • CASSY IS SASSY

          HA…HA…Ha….
          Even that Organization has been ruined by the Leftist/Liberal (_*_)’s!

    • Lawmadsen

      I think the refugee program should be extremely limited to pretty much people who have assisted our military intelligence and because of that help they can no longer live in their country safely. It is malicious to the US taxpayer to bring over refugee’s simply because they live in a war torn or high poverty area. If refugee’s come from war then the best thing we can do is assist with military might to stabilize their country. If the refugee’s come from poverty the best we can do is help them develop infrastructure and become a contributing economic ally but providing welfare to refugee’s simply because that’s the easiest thing for a politician to do is ridiculous.

      • CDG

        People helping the military definitely should be fast tracked.

    • Andrew Moore (derka derka)

      Because it is not about helping their brothers and sisters….it is about invading the rest of the world.

      • CDG

        Don’t forget those countries are run by governments that KNOW the true intentions of these current crop of refugees. Even THEY don’t want Muslims that will create problems for them. That is very telling. If only the U.S. and E.U. would pay attention. The Saudis would be accepting all Sunnis and Iran would accept all Shiites if they actually cared.

        • CASSY IS SASSY

          It’s funny you mentioned “if only the U.S. and E.U. would pay attention”……….

          That Chancellor Merkel Broad just went to Frankfurt a week ago to talk to the “people” about NEEDING/PROMOTING Harmony between the Refugees and the Citizens of Germany………..
          And the reaction she got from her Countrymen,was them throwing ROTTEN EGGS at her!!!! LOL!
          Americans didn’t hear that story in the MEDIA……but it was in the Local paper.

          President Donald Trump is PAYING attention……..
          It’s all those Liberal/Leftist/Hollyweird persons that are doing EVERYTHING they can to trip his agenda up.

          • CDG

            Eggs! That is funny! Hopefully Merkel will be removed as German Chancellor. Merkel and Germany are the only major force holding the E.U. together. The stories I am reading online believe she will get a 4th term though. Ugh.

          • Andrew Moore (derka derka)

            I have relatives over there and they are already talking about how the election is going to be rigged so she wins….The one world government crowd isn’t going to allow her to lose.

          • Andrew Moore (derka derka)

            Merkel is a die hard one world government flunkie…..she is doing exactly the same thing our one world government flunkies are doing here in the USA……

        • Andrew Moore (derka derka)

          You don’t get it do you CDG…..Terrorists are serving the one world government…..when a terrorist attacks the USA the one world government flunkies move to take away more of your Constitutional freedoms in the name of national security….So it behooves them and their agenda to allow dangerous terrorists access to the country.

    • Sylvia Avila

      Don’t Care what the Evil Liberals have to say anymore!! Time to take care of American’s! Tired of Illegal’s getting every service FREE? What is that all about? When a lot of Real American’s going without? STOP! the madness!! NO More!!

    • constitutiononly

      The suffering people in the world can go to war and fix their own countries. I’m tired of them ruining my country. No more of them. Close the doors; lock the gates; build the damn wall!

    • mark abby

      Doesn’t care about the suffering in the world? The left is dishing out $3,000 a ticket to see Hillary push her new book. Meanwhile we have people who have lost everything after two massive storms. You would think Hillary would put off her book tour? Nope. You would think liberals would rather send that money to help people in need? Nope.

  • CASSY IS SASSY

    WOW..I wake up every morning…So pleased that Donald Trump is the President of the United States.
    MAGA…….MASA!

    • Aldo

      Scott Baio said MAAA – Make America America Again 🙂

      • CASSY IS SASSY

        I like that so much…I am editing my comment and I’m adding it…Thanks : )

    • CDG

      No joke. I was scared watching election night returns thinking that Hillary was going to continue failed Obama policies for 4 more years and continue the division of America Obama started. I have a child and was not optimistic for his future at that point. I actually feel good about being American again and for my son’s immediate future. The Consumer Confidence Index is at the highest it’s been since pre 9/11 so I am not the only one feeling this way!

  • semper liber

    Should cap muslim refugees to zero and deport all who came here post 9/11.

    • All American

      That is a great idea!!

    • mkdavis

      Bingo great idea.

    • Aldo

      DAMN RIGHT – Americans AND Vets FIRST – MAGA !!!

      • Sylvia Avila

        Yes, so true, tired of catering to these illegal’s! time to take care of Americans! Period!

        • Aldo

          Gonna take some time to MAGA baby

          • Sylvia Avila

            Yes, I know, with this evil GOP and Dems everything seems to be up in the air?

        • ken

          another reason why to vote out every crook in Washington they seem to care more about people from other countrys than the ones that’s making there pay check from here, if you want to drain the swamp you have to do it trump cant

          • Sylvia Avila

            True Vote them all out!! GOP and Dems Not working for us! They all have another agenda they support! Clinton’s Cabal machine? Or Obama’s Evil anti-American agenda?

    • Andrew Moore (derka derka)

      You got my vote…

    • danahan01 .

      You beat me to it!! My thoughts exactly!!

    • Sylvia Avila

      thank you, I agree! NO More Refugees!

    • Javanne

      Not all. Those who have demonstrably helped us, in some cases risking their lives to do so, like the Iraqi interpreters, should be let in along with their immediate families. They have earned that right.

      • constitutiononly

        Leave them in their own countries as allies for us. They can work to improve their countries.

        • ken

          kind of stupid if you ask me these cowards come here and our stupid government sends our kids over there to fight for there country while they enjoy the good life here

    • Sane_Person37

      Eliminate military aged men and it will be automatically cut to zero.

  • Andrew Moore2

    Trump…Taking care of the American people first…..MAGA.

    • constitutiononly

      I will believe it when the wall is built and I see bus loads of captured illegal aliens dumped across it.

      • Andrew Moore (derka derka)

        He is working on it…Rome wasn’t built in a day.