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Trump Considers Reducing Refugees Admitted into U.S. to 50,000

President Trump

President Trump

By Steve Neavling

President Trump has not fulfilled his campaign pledge to ban all refugees that could be perceived as threatening from entering the country, but he’s considering a drastic step to reduce the numbers.

The New York Times reports the administration may reduce the number of refugees allowed into the United States to under 50,000, the lowest number since at least 1980. 

By comparison, President Barack Obama said 110,000 refugees should be admitted into the country in 2016.

The Times reports that some in the administration, including Stephen Miller, want the number to be even lower than 50,000.

The Times wrote:

The issue has created an intense debate within the administration, with Mr. Miller and some officials at the Department of Homeland Security citing security concerns and limited resources as grounds for deeply cutting the number of admissions, and officials at the National Security Council, the State Department and the Department of Defense opposing a precipitous drop.

No final decision has been made, according to the officials, but as the issue is being debated, the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the administration to bar almost any refugees from entering the country while it considers challenges to the travel ban order. The court will hear arguments in the case next month.

Justice Department Prevents FBI Officials from Appearing Before Senate Committee

US CapitolBy Steve Neavling

The Justice Department is preventing two FBI officials from appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee during its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. 

In a letter obtained by the Associated Press, the DOJ said it won’t allow Jim Rybicki and Carl Ghattasto to appear in order to “protect the integrity” of the investigation, which includes the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey.

The FBI officials are among government employees who Comey said he shared his concerns about Trump’s behavior toward him. 

Michael Flynn’s Son Is Subject of Federal Investigation into Russia, Trump’s Campaign

Michael G. Flynn

Michael G. Flynn

By Steve Neavling

The son of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has become the subject of a federal investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

The inquiry involves, at least in part, Michael G. Flynn’s close work with his father’s lobbying firm, Flynn Intel Group, three current and former government officials told NBC News

The elder Flynn’s work and connections to Russia and Turkey have been the subject of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

The younger Flynn served as his father’s chief of staff at Flynn Intel Group and even accompanied his father on a trip to Moscow in December 2015.

Yuma Border Patrol Agents Involved in Crazy Chase, Hijacking, Fatal Shooting

yuma-shooting-border-patrolBy Steve Neavling

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents were involved in a fatal shooting after two high-speed chases, several exchanges of gunfire and the hijacking of a commercial truck in Arizona.

The shooting suspect was killed after firing his weapon numerous times at law enforcement officials.

The violence began at 12:56 a.m., when a state trooper pulled over a Ford Mustang for a traffic violation, KSWT reports. The front-seat passenger shot at a trooper and then fled with the Mustang along I-10.

After a 6-mile chase, the Mustang stopped before the suspect fired at Border Patrol agents, fled on foot and hijacked a commercial truck.

The suspect drove the truck along I-10 before exiting, exchanging fire with law enforcement and heading toward Main Street, where the vehicle stopped.

The suspect and law enforcement exchanged fire. The suspect was struck by a bulett and later died.

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