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Refugee Admissions: Administration and Refugees

refugee admissions: The figure represents the maximum number of refugees the U.S. would be willing to accept, according to CTV. The actual number of refugees who move to the United States could actually be much lower. President Donald Trump is expected to announce the cap on refugee admissions following a lengthy debate within his administration about whether to go higher or lower. The administration had been considering a ceiling somewhere between 40,000, which the Homeland Security Department recommended, and 50,000, the State Department's preferred level, according to officials. Still, Trump's stated hostility to accepting refugees and opposition among others in his administration mean the U.S. may not intend to fill all 45,000 slots in the 2018 fiscal year that starts Sunday. The new figure appears to be a compromise that Cabinet officials felt would be palatable to the president. ( As reported in the news.