There is a shadow government operating in the United States.
It’s unelected and unaccountable to the American people.
And its members just made a major move to undermine one of Donald Trump’s key priorities.
Donald Trump is set to sign a series of executive orders on immigration.
These new orders would suspend the refugee program and fulfill Trump’s promise to shut down immigration from nations connected to terrorism.
“U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign several executive orders on Wednesday restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern or African countries, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.
In addition to Syria, Trump’s orders are expected to temporarily restrict access to the United States for most refugees. Another order will block visas from being issued to Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.
Trump’s restrictions on refugees are likely to include a multi-month ban on admissions from all countries until the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security can increase the intensity of the vetting process.”
The shadow government – which consists of unelected bureaucrats – is fighting back.
500 refugees were imported into the United States on the day before Trump signed his executive orders.
This sneak attack was carried out by bureaucrats loyal to the Obama administration.
“Bureaucrats at the State Department brought 500 refugees into the country on Tuesday, one day before President Trump “is expected to order a multi-month ban on allowing refugees into the United States except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place,” according to Reuters.
The temporary ban on refugees will be one of several executive orders on immigration President Trump will sign on Wednesday, Reuters reports. “Another order will block visas being issued to anyone from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.”
Two hundred and twenty-six of the 500 refugees resettled in the United States on Tuesday, or 44 percent, came from six of those seven countries, according to the State Department’s interactive website, as reported at 11:00 p.m. eastern on Tuesday: Syria (81), Iran (51), Iraq (46), Somalia (43), Sudan (4), and Yemen (1). No refugees from Libya were resettled in the United States on Tuesday.”
The Obama administration brought over 100,000 refugees into America between October 2015 and January 24th, 2017.
Breitbart reports on the breakdown by national origin:
“Fifty-two thousand and sixty-nine of those refugees, or 45 percent, came from those seven countries: Syria (17,341), Iraq (14,613), Somalia (12,914), Iran (5,278), Sudan (1,887), Yemen (32), and Libya (4).”
During the campaign, part of President Trump’s “America First” message was suspending the dangerous refugee program which ISIS has used to infiltrate Western European countries.
In December, a Somali refugee carried out a terrorist attack on behalf of ISIS in Columbus, Ohio.
Trump proposed building safe zones in the Middle Eastern Gulf states where refugees could be resettled without them having to come into the United States.
He also proposed suspending immigration from terror-prone nations until the United States government could implement “extreme vetting” to weed out possible terrorists.
Trump’s executive orders are the first steps in making good on his promises.
But will the shadow government of bureaucrats continue to fight him?