The Trump administration is reducing the variety of refugees allowed into the US subsequent yr to 30,000.
The announcement comes regardless of calls from international humanitarian teams that this yr’s cap of 45,000 was too low.
The 30,000 ceiling introduced Monday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the utmost the U.S. will admit through the fiscal yr that begins Oct. 1. The precise quantity allowed could possibly be decrease. The U.S. welcomed practically 85,000 refugees within the closing yr of the Obama administration.
The decrease admittance numbers replicate the Trump administration’s opposition to accepting refugees and different immigrants into the U.S. That strategy has already pushed down refugee admissions to their lowest stage in a decade.
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