- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on the JudiciaryIntroducedSeptember 26th, 2018
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The recent decrease in the number of refugees the U.S. admits is inhumane. It’s also contrary to America’s historical willingness to welcome refugees, as it’s taken in an average of 95,000 refugees a year since 1980, and has exceeded that in times of international humanitarian crisis like the present, with over 25 million refugees globally.
It’s expensive to resettle refugees in the U.S., and it makes more sense to help them resettle closer to their home regions. Additionally, given the ongoing threat of terrorism, it’s possible that admitting refugees may pose a security risk that no amount of vetting can diminish.