The U.S. Will Accept Just 45,000 Refugees Every Year
The Trump administration is coming through on its promise to sharply limit the number of refugees the United States admits, capping the number of refugees the U.S. will accept every year at 45,000.
According to the Daily Beast, the State Department suggested capping the number at 50,000 while the Department of Homeland Security recommended 40,000, so President Donald Trump effectively split the difference.
It’s the lowest number since 2006, when the U.S. was only bringing in around 40,000. By the end of the Obama Administration, the number had gone up to nearly 85,000—a number Trump promised to lower during his campaign.