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Under Trump Fewer Refugees Admitted

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

70 percent fewer refugees were admitted under Trump than the same period under Obama.

Fewer refugees admitted means that Donald Trump has been endeavoring to make good on his promises. However, that’s a bit short of his promise to return the refugees who came here:

I’m not sure how much power Trump has to affect immigrants. So, it may be that deep state resistance is getting in the way of his fulfillment of some of his promises. But it does seem that he is trying.

Breitbart reports, “Data: Trump Admin Reduces Refugee Admissions by 70 Percent in First Year.

Center for Immigration Studies researcher Nayla Rush released a new study comparing refugee admissions to the United States under Trump versus those under former President Obama between Jan. 20 to Dec. 20, 2017, and the same time period in 2016.

During the first 11 months of Trump’s presidency, the populist-nationalist president cut the number of foreign refugees entering the U.S. by about 70 percent, according to Rush’s research.

In his first 11 months, Trump admitted 28,875 foreign refugees to the U.S., a vast difference from the whopping 93,668 foreign refugees admitted in the same time period under Obama.

Read the entire Breitbart story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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