US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

Several memorial services took place around the US

Several memorial services took place around the US

However, only a fraction of that number were actually allowed in.

USA secretary of state Mike Pompeo said: "The improved refugee policy of this administration serves the national interest of the United States, and expands our ability to help those in need all around the world".

The 30,000 ceiling announced Monday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the maximum the US will admit during the fiscal year that starts October 1.

Pompeo said the decision was also based on security concerns. Trump lowered that to 45,000.

In addition to the above efforts, the total United States humanitarian assistance worldwide was more than eight billion dollars in fiscal year 2017, more than any other country, Pompeo said.

Refugee advocates quickly condemned the lower cap. Refugee resettlement is a permanent solution with limited up-front costs that result in net benefits to the economy as refugees rebuild their lives in the U.S. In stark contrast, temporary assistance can last for decades, leaving refugees in limbo and with multiplying costs for refugee-hosting countries and major donors like the U.S. The security, economic benefit, and strategic importance of the refugee admissions program has been proven and validated by successive Republican and Democrat administrations.

"The improved refugee policy of this administration serves the national interest of the United States and expands our ability to help those in need all around the world", he added. Team Trump has been willing to put up with a lot of bad publicity to keep dusky foreigners out, as evidenced by its determination to apply a "zero-tolerance" policy towards asylum-seekers who cross the border illegally, even if that means separating families.

Up to 30,000 refugees will be allowed into the country next year, down from a cap of 45,000 this year.

While in the old days just a few years ago conservative Republican rebels against Chamber of Commerce/Bush-era orthodoxy anxious about undocumented immigrants, the Trump administration has been very faithful to a vision of reduced immigration of every sort.

"Since 2000, over one and a half million people have been admitted as refugees or granted asylum in the United States of America".

"The Trump administration is abandoning this country's promise to refugees".

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