According to immigration experts, Trump is going to cut Obama-era refugee admissions 77%.
The Trump administration, which has proposed a massive 60 percent reduction in refugee admissions from the Obama-era high of 110,000, is expected to cut that number even deeper. according to preliminary estimates.
Experts evaluating the administration’s latest refugee totals now predict a slash of over 77 percent, to 25,000 refugees a year.
“The national quota was lowered drastically by the Trump administration from 2018. His quota is, like, 45,000. Likely by the end of the year the number will be substantially less than even that,” according to Don Barnett, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and widely published on refugee resettlement and asylum issues.
As we reported months ago the Trump administration announced it would allow 45,000 refugees to enter the US but these new statistics showcase the number will actually be 25,000. We also reported that John Kelly said he would like to bring in zero.