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Maximum-Entry Mark: Refugee Admissions and Cabinet Officials

maximum-entry mark: Now he faces a decision on how many to admit in the next budget year, according to The Chronicle Herald. As is often the case with the Trump administration, Cabinet officials are divided as they weigh the costs and potential security risks associated with the program. Trump has already slashed refugee admissions once since taking office. The Department of Homeland Security has been pushing for a reduction beyond the 50,000 maximum-entry mark set by Trump earlier this year as part of his travel ban executive orders a number that is already the lowest in modern American history. The State Department, which oversees the program, has formally recommended that the number be kept at 50,000, according to Trump administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss internal deliberations. In a proposal submitted late last week, the department called for a reduction to 40,000 refugees in the next budget year starting Oct. 1, citing concerns about its workload and ability to adequately vet those seeking entry. ( As reported in the news.