U.S. FY 2020 Refugee Cap ‘A Sad Commentary on American Leadership’

In response to the announcement that the Trump administration would slash the number of refugees accepted in FY2020 by almost half, Refugees International President Eric Schwartz issued the following statement:

“I’m in Colombia where some 5,000 Venezuelans gain refuge every day. What President Trump says is difficult for the United States — taking in 18,000 over a year — Colombia does every four days. What a sad commentary on American leadership.”