Under Trump, refugee admissions are falling way short - except for Europeans - 2018-09-17
The Trump administration has slammed the brakes on bringing refugees to the US. At the end of its first full fiscal year, new government data shows, the administration is falling way short of the expectations it set for resettling refugees — which were, themselves, way lower than the levels set by President Barack Obama and his predecessors.
While refugee arrivals from other parts of the world are down as much as 90 percent from Obama-era levels, resettlements from Europe — specifically, the former Soviet Union — have taken only a modest hit. In the rest of the world, the Trump administration isn't going to come anywhere close to the "ceilings" it set for the fiscal year ending September 30. Resettlements from Africa are less than half of the "ceiling." In the Near East and South Asia, the administration set a fiscal year 2018 ceiling of 17,500 — as of the end of August, with one month of the fiscal year left, it had resettled 3,642.
Refugee arrivals from Europe, however, haven't suffered. In fact, they smashed through their regional "ceiling" months ago, and haven't slowed down since.