Saturday, February 25, 2017

Refugee ministry won't welcome as many this year

From North Carolina-

President Donald Trump’s executive order to reduce the number of refugees to be admitted to the United States is affecting refugees from all over the world, according to the executive director of an area refugee organization.

Susan Husson, executive director of Interfaith Refugee Ministry Inc., an affiliate of the Episcopal Migration Ministries, spoke Thursday evening at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church about refugees coming to the United States and the work that her organization does to help them.

While many focus on Trump’s order about refugees from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, he also reduced the number of refugees from all over the world who will be allowed to come to the United States during the current fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2016, to Sept. 30, 2017.
Trump reduced the number from 110,000 people per year, which was President Barack Obama’s ceiling, down to 50,000.

There already are 36,000 refugees here this year, so there will only be 14,000 more allowed into the country by Sept. 30, Husson said.

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