The Trump Administration sets new all-time low number for refugee admissions at 15,000 for fiscal year 2021
Today, the Trump administration officially set the refugee admissions goal to 15,000 for FY21, a new all-time low number. This level will be limited to refugees from specific categories of admissions, potentially leaving out more than 1.4 million of the world’s most vulnerable refugees still in need of resettlement. The arbitrary bar on their admission will only serve to keep refugees in danger.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) today reacts to news that President Donald J. Trump set the refugee admissions goal at just 15,000 refugees for fiscal year 2021, a new all-time low number for the third year in a row and a further abdication of American global leadership in the face of growi...