According to the State Department’s website, there is a staggering amount of so-called Somali “refugees” entering the United States. In fact, America is seeing the highest rate ever in the first two months of the fiscal year 2017. From October 1 of this year until now, a whopping 2775 Somalis have entered the United States.
This rate is more than 30% higher than any year since 2002. The State Department website does not provide information prior to that year. Since the fiscal year of 2002 over 100,000 Somali “refugees” have resettled in the United States according to the interactive website and a whopping 99.9% of them being Muslim.
If the resettling continues in this manner, there will be almost 15,000 additional Somali “refugees” in the United States come the end of September 2017. That total would be higher than the highest total so far which was 12,892 in the fiscal year 2004.
So where are these people settling? The top five destinations are Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, New York and Arizona. In the last two months it has been Minnesota, New York, Kentucky, Ohio and Arizona. The inauguration of president-elect Trump is bound to change the statistics as he has already promised to temporarily pause the resettlement of refugees from countries that are hostile to the United States.
The record of domestic terrorism from Somali refugees in the United States is unsettling. Therefore, Somali is likely to be among the countries Donald Trump will consider pausing new arrivals.
In September Dahir Adan, a Somali refugee in his twenties that attacked 10 people with a knife at a mall in Minnesota before he was shot and killed by an off duty officer. In November, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, another young Somali refugee, attacked fellow students at Ohio State University with a car and butcher knife before being shot and killed by a campus police officer.
These are just two of many examples over the last year that involved a Somali refugee who had fled the economic and civil unrest in their homeland.