Admission to no more than 18,000 refugees in the U.S. is humanitarian justified and in the national interest, Trump said.
U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to lower the refugee admission limit to 18,000 in the fiscal year 2020, which began on October 1. This is reported in the order of the American president issued the day before by the White House press service. it is in the national interest,” the document says.
In the fiscal year 2019, the limit was 30,000. Thus, the admission of refugees is reduced by almost half.
Earlier it became known that Ukraine ranks third in the list of countries whose citizens have received asylum in the U.S. in 2018. More often than Ukrainians, only residents of Congo and Myanmar sought asylum in the United States last year.
In the fiscal year 2018, 22,491 refugees resettled in the United States, compared with 84,994 in fiscal 2016. Of the migrants last year, 3,495 were Muslims (16%) and 16 percent of the population who were resettled. 16,018 Christians (71%).