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US Refugee Resettlement

The US Response 2018

The existence of the US Refugee Resettlement program is in peril.

The program, is currently on pace to welcome the fewest refugees in its history

  • More than 25 million refugees have been displaced from their homes.
  • In FY2017 Presidential Determination was 110,000
  • In FY2016, the US accepted approximately 85,000 refugees from all over the world, up from 70,000 in 2015. Ten thousand were Syrian.
  • President Trump reduced the FY2018 number by Executive Order, to 45,000To ensure that 45,000 would not be admitted, the administration further implemented a series of needless bureaucratic slowdowns in the admissions system.
  • At this rate, fewer than 20,000 refugees will make it to our shores.