Trump suspends the admission of refugees to the United States

Where America's Refugees Come From


President Trump signed an executive order on Friday that suspends the admission of refugees for at least 120 days and bans citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days. "I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America", Trump said before signing the order. He also limited the number of refugees the country would admit in fiscal year 2017 to 50,000, stating that any further admissions would be “detrimental to the interests of the United States”. In fiscal year 2016, the U.S. had admitted 85,000 refugees from the United States.

Trump’s decision to ban refugees and certain nationalities from entering the country drew sharp criticism both domestically and abroad. Tens of thousands of Americans protested the order at the weekend and leaders from around the world voiced their disapproval of the ban, reminding Trump of his country’s obligation to take in war refugees on humanitarian grounds.

The chart below shows where refugees admitted to the United States in 2016 came from.

Infographic: Where America's Refugees Come From | Statista
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