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Faith groups decry Trump's plans for record low refugee cap

Posted On: Oct 1, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

SAN DIEGO - Refugee advocates, including faith-based groups that President Donald Trump is courting for his re-election, called on Congress Thursday to halt his administration's plans to slash the limit on refugees allowed into the U.S. to a record low, saying it goes against America's values.
In a notice sent to Congress late Wednesday, just 34 minutes before a statutory deadline to do so, the government unveiled its proposal to reduce the number of refugees permitted to enter in the fiscal year that started on Thursday to 15,000.
The number is 3,000 less than the already historically low ceiling of 18,000 Trump set for the last fiscal year that ended on Wednesday.
The administration's plan was released as Trump vilified refugees as an unwanted burden for the country at a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota. He accused his challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, of wanting to flood that state with foreigners.
“Biden will turn Minnesota into a refugee camp, and he said that - overwhelming public...

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