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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) on Tuesday went after the Trump administration for its failure to consult with Congress before proposing to slash the number of refugees the U.S. will accept next year.
Grassley, who’s chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the administration has a legal obligation to seek counsel from Congress before proposing new caps on refugees. If Trump officials don’t oblige, he warned, Congress will act to force their hand.
The article goes on to state the following:
“While I appreciate the administration’s commitment to protecting national security and public safety by proposing a refugee cap, which accounts for the need to conduct adequate and thorough screenings of all who seek this benefit, it is imperative the agencies abide by their statutory mandate to consult with Congress before any number is proposed,” Grassley said in a statement.
“Yet, for the second year in a row, the administration has willfully ignored its statutory mandate to inform and consult with Congress, including designated members of both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, about the number of refugees to be admitted during the next fiscal year.”
>> Grassley blasts the Trump administration for proposing a refugee cap without consulting Congress: “for the second year in a row, the administration has willfully ignored its statutory mandate to inform and consult with Congress…” pic.twitter.com/pj6aRT6Jpt
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) September 18, 2018
Trump administration proposes new lower cap for refugee admissions pic.twitter.com/CBh6XB2Gwc
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) September 18, 2018
US refugee cap:
2018: 45,000 (previous record low)
2019: 30,000 (new record low)
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) September 18, 2018
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