According to statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, President Trump is keeping to his word about lowering the number of refugees entering the U.S.
President Obama admitted more than 25,000 refugees during the last three months of his presidency. In comparison, only 13,000 refugees entered the U.S. for the first three months of the Trump presidency.
Two-thirds of the refugees coming into this country arrive from the same five countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, Iraq, Somalia and Myanmar.
Syria and Somalia are both listed on President Trump’s would-be travel ban, but federal courts have blocked the President’s executive order, which originally included Iraq as well. Therefore, the number would be less than 13,000 had the order been executed as written.
The inflated number of refugees coming into the U.S. three months prior to Trump taking office indicates that the Obama administration was purposefully increasing our country’s refugee population. Data shows a whopping 86% year-over-year increase in refugees in the last three months of Obama’s presidency compared to the same period the previous year.
In the first three months of Trump’s administration, the number of refugees coming in was 12% lower than for the same period in the previous year.
Trump reportedly wants to limit this year’s number of refugee arrivals to 50,000
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