The rush to resettle refugees in the West has to end…
What’s more humane is the setting up of camps in the region where they’re from and help them there. More resources can be brought to bear, helping far more people at a lesser cost and without all the societal and economic dislocation that has accompanied the refugee crisis over the past few years.
Refugee admissions dropped 70% in Trump’s first year
In Obama’s last full year, the United States admitted 98,898 refugees. In Trump’s first full year, the United States admitted only 29,620—a decline of 69,278.
The decline in the pace of refugee admissions is accelerating: A total of 6,708 refugees were admitted to the United States during the first four months of fiscal year 2018, a 79.3 percent drop from the 32,448 refugees resettled in the U.S. during the same period one year earlier.
Between Oct. 1, 2017 and Jan. 31, 2018, the Trump State Department admitted 6,708 refugees from 43 countries, with the largest contingents coming from Bhutan (1,792), Democratic Republic of Congo (1,422), Burma (794) and Ukraine (779).
During the same period one year earlier, the Obama State Department resettled a total of 32,448 refugees from 67 countries, with the biggest groups originating from DRC (5,833), Syria (4,884), Iraq (4,841) and Somalia (4,034).