Donald Trump “Has dramatically restricted America’s refugee intake”.
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Business Insider reports:
According to State Department data, the administration took in just 22,491 refugees in the entire 2018 fiscal year — that’s fewer than half the 45,000 cap the administration set last year.
As of 2016, the most recent year with data available, just 0.8% of the world’s refugees were resettled in safe countries. For 0.4% of refugees, that safe country was the United States.
President Donald Trump has dramatically restricted America’s refugee intake since he took office, and though he has demanded that “extreme vetting” be implemented for refugees coming from majority-Muslim countries, those closest to the refugee-vetting process say the current system is already as extreme as it gets.
The refugees undergo years of screening filled with intensive interviews, detailed background checks from multiple government agencies, biometric data collection, medical tests, and constant scrutiny from the US officials who vet them.
In the last 20 or so years, presidents have generally kept the cap in the 70,000-range. The Trump administration reduced it to 45,000 for the 2018 fiscal year but took in fewer than half, according to State Department data.
As of September 30, the end of the fiscal year, the government resettled just 22,491 refugees.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the administration is slashing that cap even further for the 2019 fiscal year, and will accept a maximum of 30,000 refugees.
Despite the often dangerous conditions in central American countries, the US accepted only 525 refugees from Latin America. Those who live in countries rife with gang violence, such as Honduras and El Salvador, seek safety in the US by migrating as asylum-seekers.
Instead of being processed by the UNHCR, the migrants attempt the dangerous journey northward to the US-Mexico border and strive to reach US soil, where they can claim asylum.
Some states are more welcoming to refugees than others. Texas, Ohio, California, and New York are well-known for accepting refugees. States such as Hawaii and Wyoming, however, have accepted zero refugees so far this year.
Source: Pew Research Center
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