On the immigration decree of Donald Trump
A week after entering the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a decree, entitled “Protecting the nation from the entry of foreign terrorists into the United States.”
The law provides the suspension within four months of the U.S. refugee reception program and the freezing within three months after the entry into the United States of citizens from seven Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
2.5 million refugees for 37 years of the law.
The federal resettlement program, established in 1980, was one of the most ambitious in the world. According to the ”Pew” research institute, within 37 years, America has hospitably welcomed 2.5 million refugees, including 18,000 Syrians.
America’s history was built on successive waves of migration, in 2016 it greeted about 85 thousand refugees of different nationalities. And in 2015, 64% of the refugees, whose cases were recommended by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), were able to settle in the country.
No more than 50,000 refugees as for Trump
Obama’s administration, which recognized that it can do more, set itself the goal of welcoming 110,000 refugees in 2017. Donald Trump does not want to exceed 50,000 people.
The Barack Obama government boasted one of the most stringent refugee selection and reception systems in the world. Officials from the Ministry of Homeland Security regularly traveled to the Middle East to interview candidates with immigration intentions to the United States. The process of accommodation of a refugee can take from 18 to 24 months. Humanitarian organizations often criticized the slowness of the process.
This refugee reception program has already been frozen for three months, immediately after the dramatic events of September 11, 2001, referring to the sources of the Pew Center.