Trump Approves Plan To Admit Record Low Number Of Refugees

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President Trump has approved a plan to reduce the cap for refugee admissions to the country for fiscal year 2020 to 18,000, the lowest level on record since the program began more than three decades ago.


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In a statement announcing the move this weekend, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that “the core of the Trump Administration’s foreign policy is a commitment to make decisions based on reality, not wishes, and to drive optimal outcomes based on concrete facts.”

Pompeo went on to say that “this year’s determination on refugee admissions does just that, even as we sustain our longstanding commitment to help vulnerable populations and our leadership as the world’s most generous nation.”

The plan, which was announced back in late September, has drawn pushback from Democratic lawmakers, including governors who have said they will continue to welcome refugees to their states despite the steep reduction.

Read more at thehill.com

 

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