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A door swinging shut?

Politics | White House cuts refugee program even deeper
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/20/18, 03:09 pm

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration announced Monday it may reduce the annual number of refugees allowed into the United States from the already historic low of 45,000 to 30,000 in the next fiscal year. Some evangelical leaders are pushing back, saying the reduction will harm persecuted Christians and other religious minorities and is a step backward for the United States’ humanitarian efforts.

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U.S. lowers refugee admissions again

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/18/18, 11:09 am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the United States would slash the number of refugees allowed into the country next year to 30,000. Humanitarian groups protested that this year’s cap of 45,000 was already too low. The 30,000 ceiling is the maximum the country will admit during the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. The actual number allowed could be lower.

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U.S. holds record number of migrant children

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/13/18, 09:34 am

The United States is currently detaining a record number of migrant children. The New York Times reported Wednesday that population levels at federal shelters for migrant children have spiked, increasing fivefold since last summer.

The government is now holding nearly 13,000 migrant children, up from 2,400 in May of last year, according to the Times. Most of the children crossed the border alone without their parents.

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