Trump Administration Falls Short of Record-Low Refugee Cap

Trump Administration Falls Short of Record-Low Refugee Cap
AP Photo/Christian Bruna, FILE

In September, President Donald Trump cut the annual limit on the number of refugees who can come to the United States from 110,000 to 45,000—the lowest level on record. But as Mother Jones reported last month, refugee advocates believe it's highly unlikely that the Trump administration will even reach that number, due to other restrictive policies that make it hard for refugees to gain entry to the country.

Now their concerns are backed up by data from the State Department's Refugee Processing Center, showing that 1,860 refugees came to the United States last month. That is about half the rate needed to hit the 45,000-person cap. The Obama administration admitted admitted nearly 85,000 refugees in fiscal year 2016, and 8,355 came to the country last November. 

Read Full Article »
Comment
Show commentsHide Comments

Related Articles