Maryland judge to hold hearing on Tuesday regarding FY2017 refugee ceiling issue

Refugee Resettlement Watch

For background, see my post hereabout the annual refugee admissions ceiling and my contention that the President had (still has!) the authority under the Refugee Act of 1980 to stay under the ceiling set by Obama (110,000) or the new ceiling he has set (50,000).  There is nothing in the Act which compels him to bring in numbers approaching the ceiling.

The judge in Hawaii seems to think the judiciary has the right to set numbers, and apparently the Maryland judge is headed in the same direction.

One of the main plaintiffs in the case being heard on Tuesday is Mark Hetfield of HIAS. See here how much of your money HIAS lives on: https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2016/11/13/hebrew-immigrant-aid-society-lectures-trump-never-mentions-its-pecuniary-interest-in-refugees/

(BTW, we reported yesterdaythat Trump’s Dept. of State is still admitting refugees and another 31 came in since yesterday.)

Michael Patrick Leahy (Breitbart) thoroughly addresses the subject of whether courts can…

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