Refugees International Statement on U.S. FY 2019 Refugee Admissions Ceiling

Statement from Eric Schwartz, President, Refugees International, on Secretary of State Pompeo’s announcement on the FY 2019 refugee ceiling:

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement of a refugee ceiling of 30,000 is appalling, and it continues this administration’s rapid flight from the proud U.S. tradition of providing resettlement to those fleeing persecution around the world. It is unacceptable that the United States is asking governments like Turkey, Jordan, and Uganda, among many others, to provide safety for literally millions of refugees, while the administration, in turn, announces the lowest refugee ceiling in U.S. history.

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