On Monday the Trump administration announced it would limit the number of refugees admitted into the United States by 30,000 for the next fiscal year, the lowest number in more than 38 years. For this fiscal year the cap was 45,000 set by the Trump administration and it ends on September 30. This is the lowest number set since the State Department data began keeping refugee records back to 1980.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a public announcement stating that the U.S. did not even meet the ceiling this year and only admitted about 21,000. He also added that this year the U.S. will also be busy with more than 280,000 asylum seekers, who are immigrants who come to the U.S. to claim protection rather than applying for resettlement from abroad.

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