U.S. to sharply cut cap on refugees

T TV Tuesday 18/September/2018 21:33 PM
By: Times News Service

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States would cap the number of refugees allowed into the country at 30,000 in 2019.

This will be a sharp drop from the limit of 45,000 that it set for 2018.

The refugee ceiling set last year of 45,000 was the lowest since 1980, when the modern refugee programme was established.

The United States is on track to admit only 22,000 refugees this year, about half the maximum allowed.