Refugee admissions tumble after Trump lifts ban
The number of refugees entering the U.S. has plummeted since President Trump lifted a four-month ban on admissions.
Only 3,108 refugees came to the U.S. in October and November, the first two months of the new fiscal year. The Obama administration admitted 18,300 refugees in the same period last year. The new numbers represent a dramatic 83 percent drop.
Trump restarted the refugee resettlement program in October. A month earlier, he lowered the annual refugee admission cap from 110,000 to 45,000, the lowest level on record.
At the current rate, it’s unlikely the Trump administration will approach that number.
The number of refugees entering the U.S. has plummeted dramatically since President Trump lifted a 4-month ban on admissions in October.