Trump Watch! Is rumored refugee cap reduction to 50,000 that significant?

Posted: May 7, 2017 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Refugee Resettlement Watch

One more post on numbers and the rumored executive order on refugees, and then I am moving on to a lot of other refugee news that has gone unreported for days as we watch and wait for President Trump’s delayed order on the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program.

george-w-bush-net-worth The Bush Administration was favorable toward refugees, and yet he had 4 years where the numbers admitted were under 50,000. Bush’s average was around 58,750.  So, if Trump comes in at 50,000, it isn’t a shockingly unprecedented reduction.

The rumor (and who leaked the draft executive order anyway?) is that Donald Trump will cap the refugee admissions for FY2017 at 50,000.  Obama had proposed 110,000(and the refugee resettlement contractors have been busy finding new sites for their placement).

As of today we are at 32,094 (see previous post).

(Trump will be setting the numbers for FY2018 in September of this year.)

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