The Trump administration has proposed sweeping changes to a century-old policy called the “public charge” rule. If Trump has his way, this policy change would force immigrants to choose between the support they need to grow and thrive and their future in this country.
Last night, the Trump administration slashed the number of refugees we will welcome to no more than 30,000, the lowest in the history of the program. This immoral decision comes at time when we’re facing unprecedented global displacement - 25.4 million refugees are in need of protection around the world--the highest number in recorded history. Tens of thousands of lives are at risk and families are waiting to be reunited.
Since his inauguration, Trump has ripped apart the refugee resettlement program piece by piece. This year, he set refugee admission to a historic low of 45,000 arrivals, of which we’ve only resettled 18,327 to date. And, over the summer, he nominated an extreme anti-refugee zealot, Ronald Mortensen, as head of the refugee resettlement program.