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  • US hits 50,000 refugee cap, but some others still allowed in

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has reached the Trump administration’s limit of 50,000 refugees for this budget year. That won’t stop some additional refugees from entering the United States in the next few months, but they will now face tighter standards.

    A Supreme Court order last month said the administration must admit refugees beyond the 50,000 cap if they can prove a “bona fide relationship” with a person or entity in the United States. That was part of a broader ruling that allowed President Donald Trump to partially administer his contested travel ban affecting six Muslim majority countries.

    As of Wednesday, 50,086 refugees have been admitted since the budget year began last October. All those refugees have to undergo a strict screening process. Additional refugees will face the same screening, but will also need to prove they have a close relative living in the United States, a job awaiting them, or admission to a college or university.

    The State Department, which oversees the refugee program, said Wednesday that it had advised resettlement agencies that the cap was reached, though anyone traveling to the U.S. would still be admitted.

  • #2
    dang, we let hundreds of thousands of '''refugees''' in every year
    this is another drain on US tax dollars


    • #3
      I really enjoyed the comedic part about "strict screening process."
      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?


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