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POTUS reduces refugee admissions to 15,000 refugees for fiscal year 2021

  1. Original Date Announced

    October 27, 2020

    The Presidential Determination reduces refugee admission for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to 15,000, down from 18,000 in FY2020. [ID # 1138]

    Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2021
  2. Effective Date

    October 27, 2020

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Presidential Orders
Subject Matter: Refugees

Pre Trump-Era Policies


  • Rebuilding the U.S. Refugee Program for the 21st Century

    This article argues that the United States must reprioritize its refugee resettlement efforts. It further argues that the current system of refugee resettlement must be wholly overhauled in five main ways: 1) agencies should include community groups; 2) annual refugee flows should be stabilized and de-politicized; 3) agencies should focus on integrating refugees into their new communities; 4) agencies should raise awareness and public support of the issue; and 5) agencies should involve all stakeholders in the process of reform.

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