US under Trump accepts 70% fewer refugees CNBC ^ | 06/20/2018 | Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson 

US under Trump accepts 70% fewer refugees
CNBC ^ | 06/20/2018 | Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson 

Posted on 6/20/2018, 12:33:37 PM by SpeedyInTexas

The number of refugees admitted to the US has fallen 70 percent during the current fiscal year, setting it on course to fall far short of the Trump administration’s targets, according to a new report. … Syrians and Iraqis fleeing violence were hardest hit by the cuts, with the number of Syrians taken in falling by 99 per cent to just 44 — fewer than the number rescue workers say were killed in April’s chemical attack on Douma, the Damascus suburb — and the number of Iraqis down by 98 per cent.

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