US Refugee Admissions On Pace To Hit 40-Year Low

Law360 (April 2, 2019, 8:11 PM EDT) -- A U.S. coalition focused on refugees said Tuesday the country has admitted less than half of a 30,000-refugee admission goal for fiscal year 2019 and is on pace to admit the lowest number of refugees in the United States Refugee Admissions Program's nearly 40-year history.

According to a mid-fiscal year statement by the Refugee Council USA, the country has admitted 12,151 refugees, roughly 40.5 percent of the historically low goal set by President Donald Trump. The president previously set admission targets for 50,000 refugees in fiscal year 2017, 45,000 refugees in fiscal year 2018, and 30,000 refugees in fiscal year 2019,...

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