Court Ruling May Force Trump To Admit The Number Of Refugees Obama Wanted

On March 16, 2017 The Huffington Post reported: A federal judge’s ruling that blocked President Donald Trump’s new travel and refugee ban could end up requiring the president to welcome a much larger number of refugees than he had envisioned.

That’s the reading refugee resettlement organization officials have taken from the ruling, which came down late Wednesday night ― hours before the executive order was supposed to go into effect. They argue that the decision by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii should lead to the government reinstating its initial cap of admitting 110,000 refugees this fiscal year, set by President Barack Obama. In his executive order, Trump had cut that cap to 50,000 refugees ― a decision that could lead to tens of thousands of people remaining in refugee camps, often separated from family in the U.S.

Read more at: Court Ruling May Force Trump To Admit The Number Of Refugees Obama Wanted | The Huffington Post

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