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White House Considers Allowing Fewer Refugees to Enter U.S.

  • The U.S. currently limits refugee admissions to 30,000
  • Formal recommendation hasn’t been presented to Trump
Tents are piled up in a hangar at Juventud 2000 migrant shelter in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on July 13, 2019.

Photographer: Eduardo Jaramillo Castro/AFP via Getty Images

President Donald Trump’s administration is considering slashing the maximum number of refugees that can be resettled in the U.S. next year, according to a senior administration official.

Top officials haven’t yet met to craft a formal recommendation and the president hasn’t made a decision, the official said. Trump previously set the refugee cap at 30,000, down significantly from the limit under President Barack Obama.