According to this article by the Washington Post, President Trump set the annual national refugee cap at a historic low of 18,000 people. A federal appeals court unanimously decided to block President Trump’s policy allowing state and local government officials to refuse to resettle refugees in their jurisdictions.
"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the administration’s policy undermines the national resettlement program created four decades ago by Congress. Lawmakers deliberately required federal officials to “consult” with state and local leaders, but chose not to require their approval or consent to allow refugees within their borders, the court said."
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