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The Trump administration said it would admit up to 45,000 refugees this year, but it's nowhere near close to that number

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Associated Press/Ted S. Warren
The Trump administration announced Monday it will slash its refugee cap for the upcoming year to just 30,000.
But it's possible that far fewer people will be accepted.
Though the current year's cap is 45,000 refugees, the US is on pace to accept fewer than half that number.
The US has been steadily decreasing the number of refugees it accepts since President Donald Trump first took office in 2017.
The Trump administration announced Monday it would slash the annual refugee cap to 30,000 for the 2019 fiscal year, but it's already on track to accept far fewer...
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The number of refugees the US takes in each year has plummeted under Trump. Here's how tough the vetting process is

The number of refugees the US takes in each year has plummeted under Trump. Here's how tough the vetting process is

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Reuters/Mike Blake
The Trump administration is slashing its annual refugee cap to 30,000 for fiscal year 2019.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that among the reasons for the reduction were "prioritizing the safety and well-being of the American people."
Refugees who come to the US are put through a rigorous screening process involving multiple background checks with different federal agencies and several interviews to corroborate their stories.
But the process is not infallible - Pompeo cited one instance where a refugee admitted to the US in 2014 was later discovered to have ties to...
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