Trump Admin. Proposes 40% Slash Of Refugee Admission Cap

By Kaitlyn Burton (September 26, 2019, 6:22 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration on Thursday proposed slashing the annual cap on refugee admissions from 30,000 to just 18,000 for the 2020 fiscal year, pointing to a crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and a backlog of asylum cases.

The announcement came as President Donald Trump, who has discretion to set the cap, has already dramatically decreased the maximum intake of refugees throughout his time in office — cutting the number by more than half from 110,000 to 50,000 in fiscal year 2017, and then even further to 30,000 in fiscal year 2019.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said in a statement...

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