Despite record levels of persecution worldwide Christian refugees to USA hits historic low

Despite record levels of persecution worldwide Christian refugees to USA hits historic low

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[CBN News] The US has significantly cut the number of Christian refugees it welcomed in the last two years and dramatically slashed the number of Muslim refugees.

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In the fiscal year 2018, the US received just 15,748 Christian refugees, compared to 24,764 in the fiscal year 2017 and 36,822 in the fiscal year 2016. That’s a 57 percent drop in just two years, according to State Department records.

Meanwhile, the US has cut the number of Muslim refugees by even greater margins. In the fiscal year 2018, just 3,495 entered the US, compared to 22,861 in the fiscal year 2017 and 38,900 in the fiscal year 2016.

The numbers are in line with the Trump administration’s policy to reduce the overall number of refugees entering the US. Just 22,491 arrived in the fiscal year 2018 despite a 45,000 refugee ceiling.

It’s a dramatic decrease from the previous decade. From 2010-2017, the number of refugees entering the US each year has ranged from 53,716 to 84,994.

Matt Soerens, the US director of church mobilization for World Relief, says the new trend couldn’t come at a worse time, noting that the overall number of refugees worldwide has been growing. The UN estimates the current number to be greater than 25 million.

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