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State Department Shakeup Puts Refugee Resettlement Program At Risk

Today’s big announcement from the Trump administration was a shake-up in the state department. Former CIA director Mike Pompeo replaced Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, but a smaller change in the state department may have broader ramifications for the refugee resettlement program. Andrew Veprek was recently appointed to be Deputy Asst. Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM). He was formerly an aide of Stephen Miller, an immigration hawk who has been demonized relentlessly by the mainstream media, and is expected to continue Miller’s agenda at his new post. He will likely take aim at the refugee… Keep Reading

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T-Rex Goes Extinct: Tillerson Out At State Department

President Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday that he dumped his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!,” Trump wrote on Twitter moments before he was to depart the White House for a visit to California. Trump stated he didn’t consult Tillerson, who was visiting US allies in Africa, prior to… Keep Reading

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Syrian Government To US: Leave Syria

Syrian Government authorities stated on Thursday U.S. military presence in Syria represented an “aggression” towards Syrian sovereignty, and vowed to free the nation from any “illegitimate” international presence. The Syrian Foreign Ministry assertion was a response to a speech by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday through which he signaled that U.S. forces would remain in areas within Syria indefinitely. “The American military presence on Syrian land is illegitimate and represents a blatant breach of international law and an aggression against national sovereignty,” the statement read. Keep Reading

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State Department Bureaucrats Cry As Trump Administration Puts Them Down

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is finally taking control of his State Department. Besieged with leaks as Obama-era holdovers have been retained, Tillerson is beginning to clean house. 100 senior Foreign Service Officers have already been forced out, with more anticipated to come. Disposed bureaucrats have taken their sob stories to the mainstream media about how Tillerson’s swamp draining has wronged them. The New York Times released an article last week regarding the plight of career bureaucrats who are on their way out of the Trump administration. The bureaucrats do have their supporters – long-time Washington D.C. lawmakers who desperately… Keep Reading

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