The figure represents the maximum number of refugees the US would be willing to accept.
The decision follows a split within the administration on the cap, with officials from different cabinets recommending a higher admission rate of 55,000 while the White House and immigration hawks such as Stephen Miller insisted on a lower ceiling.
President Trump has until Sunday, which marks the beginning to the 2018 fiscal year, to decide how many refugees the United States will admit in the country. This would contrast starkly with the almost 100,000 that the United States has annually resettled on average over the past three decades.
The United States is still the world's biggest destination for refugees, but arrivals are well down from a high of more than 200,000 in 1980.
"Today a dark shadow has passed across the great American legacy and promise of protecting refugees", said Linda Hartke, president of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, according to the New York Times. The administration cites the decision as necessary to protect USA national security.
"While maintaining the United States leadership role in humanitarian protection, an integral part of this mission is to ensure that refugee resettlement opportunities only go to those who are eligible for such protection and who are not known to present a risk to the safety and security of our country", the official said. Under Obama, Muslims made up almost a half of all refugees.
Unfortunately, the silly debate about the threats posed by refugees has come at the expense of discussion of the values and interests served by refugee resettlement.
The new cap is the lowest in decades for the US refugee admission programme and marks an especially steep decline from recent years.
Still, that system of immigration has not been considered a part of refugee admissions, which is a program created to welcome people in the world fleeing life-threatening situations. He has sought to augment deportations of immigrants in the country illegally and to block more illegal entries by erecting a border wall between the United States and Mexico. Moreover, refugee resettlement provides the United States access to extraordinary individuals.
Although Trump continues to struggle with Congress over support for his legislative agenda, limiting refugee flow is one of the areas in which he has free reign to meaningfully deliver to his base. In a proposal submitted late last week, the department called for a reduction to 40,000 refugees in the next budget year starting October 1, citing concerns about its workload and ability to adequately vet those seeking entry.
Finally, a generous U.S. Refugee Admissions program has significant and substantial foreign policy benefits. Because such approaches promote well-being and stability among displaced populations, they serve US national security interests.
More than half of the world's refugees come from just three countries: Syria, Somalia and Afghanistan. President Obama wanted to raise that number to 110,000 in 2017.
"It's devastating for refugees who are overseas", she said.
The Trump administration will consider refugees' ability to assimilate and contribute to the USA in addition to their need for protection, according to a report to Congress explaining the decision to admit the fewest refugees in a decade.
The lack of electricity has also hugely impacted Puerto Rico's clean water supply, and many areas now have no/very limited access. John McCain , R-Ariz., in a tweet , noted that the administration "has finally waived" the Jones Act.
The main runway at the airport is likely to remain closed till this morning with operations continuing on a secondary runway. The runway will be closed off for maintainance till 2pm today. "The main runway is out of use due to heavy rains".
Spain's central government says the referendum goes against the country's 1978 constitution, which states Spain is indivisible. Between 3,000 and 4,000 state police officers from other regions of Spain have arrived or are on their way to Catalonia.
Coming in third was Light Balance , followed by Mandy Harvey and Sara & Hero, in fourth and fifth places, respectively. You can actually watch America's Got Talent on UK TV, airing on TruTV on Tuesday and Friday nights.
A man and a La Verne officer were shot and wounded during an officer-involved shooting in the area early Saturday morning. Both were taken to nearby hospitals, where the officer was being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
There are conflicting reports regarding which military specifically will retain jurisdiction over the base. Israeli army sources said that cooperation between the Israeli Air Force and the US Army has been routine.
Trump asserted that North Korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons threatens entire world with enormous loss of human life. North Korea has previously embraced racist, sexist and just plain rude statements about its enemies.
The site also points to several photos Kylie posted on SnapChat that show her in uncharacteristically loose-fitting tee shirts. Because she's pregnant with Travis Scott's baby and is doing her best to lie low until she makes a formal announcement.
In contrast to this, Iranian officials have taken a more subtle and soft tone towards the referendum . Israel and Russian Federation have been supportive of Kurdish plans to hold the referendum .
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