Trump Slashes Refugee Numbers

  • 01/03/2018
  • Source: Town Hall
  • by: Leah Barkoukis
Trump Slashes Refugee Numbers
The Trump administration has taken a drastically different turn from the Obama administration when it comes to the refugees that have been admitted to the United States during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, which began October 1, 2017 and ended December 31, 2017.

The difference is related to the faiths of the new refugees. Sixty percent have been Christians while only 13 percent have been Muslim. 

This follows a similar pattern during the president’s first 11 months in office, as reported by the Center for Immigration Studies: 

Refugees admitted in the first 11 months of the Trump administration were mostly Christian (53.2 percent), while Muslims accounted for 32 percent and Buddhists and Hindus accounted for 9.2 percent. For the same period in 2016 under Obama, the refugees admitted were plurality Muslim (45 percent), while Christians accounted for 44.2 percent and Buddhists and Hindus accounted for 5.4 percent. (CIS)

 
 Source: Town Hall

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