Just because we have low numbers of “refugees” right now does not mean the fight is over, folks.
So please HOLD THE LINE!
George W. Bush held the previous record low refugee admission years —27,070 in 2002 and 28,117 in 2003—following the national shock of 9/11.
Unless Donald Trump puts refugee program in to high gear in coming months, he will set the record for the lowest resettlement year since the Refugee Act of 1980 was signed in to law by JIMMY CARTER. GW Bush held previous record.
But, Donald Trump, if the present rate continues, could come in as low as 21,000-22,000 admissions before the fiscal year ends on September 30th.
Readers will recall that the President set the CEILING for this fiscal year at 45,000.
However, before you celebrate, remember that lowering the numbers for a few years is not enough, the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) must be reformed at its very basic level (requiring Congress!) or once President Trump is no longer in office the program…
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