Yesterday ended Donald Trump’s first full fiscal year for refugee admissions as FY18 officially came to a close.
President Trump breaks the GW Bush record for the lowest refugee admissions. However, I’m going to say it over and over again—-lowering the numbers for a few years is meaningless without a serious push for robust reform of the entire US Refugee Admissions Program!
The previous low admission year record belongs to George Bush who put the breaks on the US Refugee Admissions Program in 2002 with 27,070 arrivals due to fear of another 9/11.
Expect the media today to make comparisons to the mythical 110,000 refugee CEILINGthat Obama proposed as he was walking out the door. They never mention that their hero had a couple of low years when he admitted tens of thousands below the ceiling he had proposed (click that link above and see the chart).
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