Prison » Trump administration considers reduction in amount of refugees admitted into US: report

The Hill
August 1, 2018

The Trump administration is reportedly considering reducing the number of refugees that can be allowed to resettle in the U.S., a move that would continue a trend that began in 2017 under President Trump

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that the idea of scaling back the amount of refugees allowed to resettle in America is facing little pushback inside the White House

The Times, which cites two former government officials and another person familiar with the talks, notes that White House advisor Stephen Miller has had success in installing people in key positions who appear ready to sign off on deep cuts for refugee resettlement.

One plan the White House reportedly is considering would allow no more than 25,000 refugees to be resettled in the U.S., representing a cut of more than 40 percent from this year’s limit.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will likely play a key role in whether reducing refugee resettlement will be successful, according to the Times. The newspaper reports that he is being advised by two senior aides who are close to Miller and share his hard-line approach toward immigration.

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This article was posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 6:56 am

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