Refugee Admissions Down 70 Percent in First Full Year of Trump Administration

Refugee Admissions Down 70 Percent in First Full Year of Trump Administration, by Michael Leahy.

From January 21, 2017 to January 20, 2018 (Trump Calendar Year 2017), a total of 29,620 refugees have been admitted to the United States, according to the State Department’s wrapsnet.org website, the source of the refugee admissions data used in this story.

In contrast, from January 21, 2016 to January 20, 2017, the last full calendar year of the Obama administration (Obama Calendar Year 2016), a total of 98,898 refugees were admitted to the United States. …

Refugee arrivals from [the seven countries identified as terrorist hotbeds (Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Iran, Sudan, Yemen, and Libya)] declined by 81 percent, from 45,114 in Obama Calendar Year 2016 to 8,475 in Trump Calendar Year 2017.

Australia admits 20,000 refugees per year, almost the highest in the world on a per capita basis.