President Donald Trump failed at his attempt to temporarily block the entry of refugees into the U.S., and since then they are overwhelmingly being resettled in localities that supported Hillary Clinton.
State Department figures as of Friday show that 4,355 refugees have been resettled in the U.S. since a federal judge blocked President Trump’s executive order on Feb. 3. A Daily Caller analysis of this data shows that 76 percent of these resettled refugees have landed in cities or counties that voted for Clinton.
President Trump’s “travel ban” would have blocked refugee entry from all countries for 120 days and indefinitely stopped the resettlement of Syrian refugees. “We don’t want them here. We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our countries the very threats that our soldiers are fighting overseas,” Trump said after signing the executive order.
This executive order was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in Washington, a decision that was subsequently upheld by an appeals court. The president subsequently said this decision was “so dangerous,” but his administration has yet to put forward another executive order. An order is expected to be signed Monday.
Localities that supported Hillary also overwhelmingly have resettled Syrian refugees since Trump’s executive order was blocked. Of the 673 Syrian refugees resettled in this time, 536 — or 79 percent — have gone to cities or counties that voted for Hillary Clinton.
These refugees, Syrian or not, have been primarily resettled in large cities, which tend to vote Democrat. So no matter if refugees resettle in California or Georgia, they will likely end up in a place that supported Clinton.
President Trump did say in the days before he was elected, “A Trump administration will not admit any refugees without the support of the local community where they are being placed.”