President Trump is about to fulfill yet another campaign promise by drastically reducing the number of refugees that will be allowed into the United States to the lowest ever amount of spots since the refugee program was put into place in 1980.
Yesterday, the State Department announced that the refugee cap is being cut from 30K to just 18K for fiscal year 2020.
To put it in perspective, Obama allowed in nearly 85K refugees in 2016, making Trump’s cut back to 18K a reduction by approximately 80%!
This is set to give HUGE relief to the American working and middle class, who has been burdened by huge amounts of refugee intake in the Obama-era.
And, it’s yet another example of President Trump’s pro-USA, American-first mentality, which is why he is WINNING with us!
Bretibart has more to say on Trump's refugee cap cut:
In a State Department announcement on Thursday, officials said that the annual refugee resettlement ceiling would be lowered from its current 30,000 to 18,000 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 — which runs from October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020. This is merely a numerical limit and not a goal federal officials are supposed to reach.
State Department officials said they expect to process more than 350,000 foreign nationals in new asylum cases next year; thus, a reduction in refugee resettlement offsets this historically high humanitarian immigration level.
“The proposed FY 2020 refugee ceiling, as outlined by the president, takes into account our existing and anticipated humanitarian workload on all fronts and fulfills our primary duty to protect and serve U.S. citizens,” Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli said in a statement.
The lowering of the refugee resettlement cap to a maximum of 18,000 admissions next year will be at least a 78 to 80 percent decrease of the inflow of refugees that Obama allowed into the country in his last full fiscal year.
For example, for FY 2016, Obama’s State Department admitted close to 85,000 refugees into the country.
Meanwhile, Trump’s State Department is set to admit less than 30,000 refugees this fiscal year, reducing the burden that the refugee resettlement program has placed on America’s working and middle class, as well as on small U.S. communities that have been forced to absorb enormous levels of refugees since 1980.
CBS News also said:
The Trump administration on Thursday announced it plans to admit the lowest number of refugees in U.S. history over the next 12 months, placing a cap of fewer than 20,000 spots for millions of people around the world displaced by war, ethnic conflict and other forms of persecution.
The U.S. is planning to resettle no more than 18,000 refugees in fiscal year 2020, which begins next month. The new ceiling represents the third consecutive and lowest ever reduction of spots for a refugee admissions program created in 1980 that has repeatedly come under fire from President Trump and immigration hardliners in his administration.
Since former President Obama outlined a 110,000 year cap for his final year in office, his successor reduced that number to 45,000 in fiscal year 2018 and then to 30,000, the current limit. The new ceiling — which will be officially instituted after the White House consults with Congress — represents the latest effort by the administration to overhaul the nation's legal immigration system.
A senior administration official said 5,000 spots under the new cap would be allocated to people fleeing religious persecution, while up to 4,000 spots would be offered to Iraqis who have assisted U.S. forces there.
The U.S. would also resettle no more than 1,500 refugees from Central America's Northern Triangle, despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of migrants have journeyed north in recent months from this region comprised of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to seek refuge at the U.S-Mexico border.
The rest of the spots — about 7,500 — would be allocated for refugees who do not fall under the three categories, the official added. The allocations are a departure from previous region-based categories.