The Quote Below: More Misinformation from the Media
Last week, the Trump administration announced that the U.S. would cap the number of refugees resettled over the next fiscal year at 30,000. . . . The policy reflects a stark retreat from America’s historic role as the world’s leading beacon for refuge, freedom, and safety inscribed by Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus” on the base of the Statue of Liberty. . . . [R]esearch by the New American Economy. . . suggests that refugees are nearly 50 percent more likely to be entrepreneurs than the general population. . . . While refugee policies and politics necessarily extend beyond U.S. refugee policies, the continued economic development and community revitalization progress being made in Southeast Michigan by resettling refugees will be greatly stymied by the Trump policy to reduce the U.S. refugee resettlement program. – Don’t Close the Door on Refugees, The Detroit News, Steve Tobocman, 9/27/18 [Link]
Fact Check on this Quote: Having 30,000 refugees next year is not “closing the door” on the program. It is simply a reasonable reduction from much higher levels of admissions. Immigration enthusiasts seem to think that any curb on immigration is an end to all immigration. To reinforce this notion they commonly manipulate sentiment about “Emma Lazarus’ poem.” No concern or sympathy do they offer to Americans who see the loss of their “freedom and safety” as mass immigration changes their country beyond recognition.
There are indeed good reasons to cut refugee resettlement. One is that many so-called refugees don’t fit the traditional definition of a refugee, i.e., one with a “well-founded” fear of personal persecution for his beliefs or ethnicity. Today a person may often obtain refugee status by simply being a member of a group which may face varying degrees of discrimination. Another reason is that it is much more cost effective to resettle refugees in countries close to their homelands instead of bringing them to the U.S.
The writer cites the “research” of the New American Economy (NAE) to give the idea that refugees, like all immigrants, are economic supermen who supercharge any economy they enter. The New American Economy is a propaganda outlet of immigration enthusiast billionaires Michael Blumethal and Rupert Murdoch, along with other economic elites, including Robert Iger, CEO of Disney. It has worked in tandem with an organization partially globalist billionaire George Soros.
A leading talking point of the New American economy is that we need foreigners to do jobs that Americans can’t or won’t do. It is ironic that Robert Iger would back such a claim when he gained notoriety for firing his American workers in order to replace them with foreigners.
Contrary to the NAE propaganda, refugees are not an economic asset. They use more in services, typically, than they pay in taxes. Refugees provide yet another source for foreign-born cheap labor. This is the bottom line for the oligarchs of New American Economy.