Given the, shall we say, somewhat imperfect blessing that mass Muslim settlement in the West has turned out to be, there’s been some ruction in certain “deplorable” quarters over the President’s unilateral action to admit unvettable Middle Eastern individuals to the U.S. in large and increasing numbers. “On what authority?“, some folks wonder.
Well, with a hat-tip to the blogger known as “Porter“, I can answer the question for you: on the authority of Section 207(a)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 [8 U.S.C. 1157], which says (my emphasis):
Except as provided in subsection (b), the number of refugees who may be admitted under this section in any fiscal year after fiscal year 1982 shall be such number as the President determines, before the beginning of the fiscal year and after appropriate consultation, is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest.
For broader context, see our previous post.