The admission of up to 18,000 refugees to the United States during Fiscal Year 2020 is justified by humanitarian concerns, says Trump.
The United States President Donald J. Trump on 1st November made a decision on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020
According to President Trump’s statement, the admission of up to 18,000 refugees to the United States during Fiscal Year 2020 is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest.
These admissions shall be allocated among refugees of special humanitarian concern to the United States in accordance with the following allocations:
- Refugees who:
- have been persecuted or have a well-founded fear of persecution on account of religion;
- who are within a category of aliens established under subsections (b) and (c) of section 599D of Title V, Public Law 101-167, as amended (the Lautenberg and Specter Amendments) 5,000
- Refugees who are within a category of aliens
listed in section 1243(a) of the Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act of 2007, Title XII, Div. A, Public Law 110 181, as amended 4,000
- Refugees who are nationals or habitual
residents of El Salvador, Guatemala,
or Honduras 1,500
- Other refugees, including, in particular:
- those referred to the United States Refugee Admissions Program by a United States Embassy in any location;
- those who gain access to the United States Refugee Admissions Program for family reunification through the “Priority 3” process or through a Form I-730 following to join petition;
- those currently located in Australia, Nauru, or Papua New Guinea who gain access to the United States Refugee Admissions Program pursuant to an arrangement between the United States and Australia; and
- those in the United States Refugee Admissions Program who were in “Ready for Departure” status as of September 30, 2019. 7,500.