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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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Mass death sentence in Egypt draws condemnation

undefined | A court ordered the executions of more than 300 people over protests in 2013
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/18/18, 04:10 pm

Egypt caused an international stir earlier this month after it dished out death sentences to 75 people, including leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, over protests in 2013. The country continues to face condemnation and pressure to backtrack on the ruling, but analysts say it’s unlikely Egypt will relent.

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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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