Trump cuts Obama’s refugee target in half, takes more Christians than Muslims

President Trump, in just eight months in office, has succeeded in upending U.S. refugee policy, cutting by more than half the 110,000-refugee target that the Obama administration had bequeathed him and dramatically shifting the demographics of who is accepted.

Gone is President Obama’s overwhelming focus on Muslims, and particularly on Syrians fleeing a civil war that his administration facilitated. Under Mr. Trump, the rate of Syrian refugees has been cut by more than 80 percent, and Christians have overtaken Muslims in total refugees resettled.

“It’s impossible to escape the clear message that there’s a new sheriff in town,” said Matthew O’Brien, research director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates for stricter refugee controls.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    If Trump continues to keep his promises, his reelection is assured.

    • I agree. I’d like to have the health care piece done but this is much more important, along with the wall and tax reform. I have faith he will finally succeed on health care but he needs to “work his deal” and that can take time and patience.

      • Too bad he did not come out in support of the Kurdish Referendum. We should be enabling people in the region, not taking cast offs.

  • ontario john

    Meanwhile, here in Sunny Ways Canada, feminist Trudeau stated during the election that helping Christians first is disgusting. And of course we now have a flood of migrants and muslims flocking over the border, with no end in sight.

    • J. C.

      Hopefully, sometime during Trump’s second term, he’ll send troops into Canada to liberate us from the tyrannical Islamic Hell that Trudeau’s implementing…

  • WalterBannon

    1 Muslim refugee is 1000 too many Muslim refugees

    send them ALL back

  • Bless his heart

    Every Muslim is an invader.

    No invader ever gets citizenship in the country invaded, nor do any of their children.

    the truth is they are always invading to conquer in jihad.
    Emigration to conquer is hijrah jihad.

  • If Trump wanted to help, he would arm Christians.