How Does Trump's Refugee Cap For 2018 Compare To Other Countries?

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Despite an Obama administration-set admissions limit of 110,000 for refugees coming into the US during the current fiscal year, with just four days to go on Tuesday, the Trump administration had only allowed slightly more than 53,000. The number of refugees ultimately resettled in that fiscal year is a result of subsequent negotiations between Congress, which authorizes the budget expenditures for the refugee admissions program, and the Administration.

The United States government has announced on Wednesday that it will only resettle 45,000 refugees in 2018, a figure that has been slashed by at least half from 2016.

The United States provides cultural orientation programs that help refugees learn English or assimilate into American culture once individuals arrive, but creating criteria for knowing the English language or a particular skill is a departure from the idea that refugees-who forced to flee their country due to persecution or violence-must learn a culture and prove assimilation before resources are provided. "The number we process will depend on our ability to process, new vetting requirements that we're putting out, [and the] Department of Homeland Security's interviewing capacity, especially taking into account their need to tackle. domestic asylum", said a U.S. official.

Santa Clara County resettled 134 refugees between October 2016 and August 31, according to data compiled by the state's Department of Social Services.

He then rolled out his most drastic travel ban to date on Sunday, indefinitely limiting entry into the United States for nationals of eight countries. A year ago, former President Barack Obama said the USA would accept as many as 110,000 refugees in 2017. The figure represents the maximum number of refugees the USA would be willing to accept.

"You can assert whatever you want to assert but the facts just simply bely this preposterous argument", said Eric Schwartz, president of Refugees International. The president's decision on the refugee limit will be announced following that consultation, two officials said. Many more people were internally displaced within their home countries. It is the lowest cap since the modern U.S. refugee admissions system was established in 1980.

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Africa will receive the largest allotment of 19,000 refugees, or 42 per cent of the total.

But most critics of the federal refugee resettlement program believe the number should be zero in FY 2018, due to the health risks, security risks, and costs associated with the federal refugee resettlement program.

Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of Catholic aid groups that serve those in need on the ground in countries around the world, began an global "Share the Journey" campaign on Wednesday, inviting Catholics to hear the stories of migrants and refugees, welcome them into their communities, and advocate for policies that would support migrants seeking a better life.

This year's process has been a contentious one, with White House domestic policy adviser Stephen Miller, who advocates a hard-line view on immigration, inserting himself into a discussion that is typically dominated by foreign policy concerns. The last time the USA resettled fewer than 45,000 was 2006, when 41,223 were admitted.

In recent years, the number of refugees admitted has closely matched the cap, though there have been times, particularly during the George W. Bush administration, when admissions were well below the maximum.

Officials said the administration doesn't plan to keep the suspension in place after the 120-day period ends next month.

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