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See just how much Trump has slashed refugee resettlement in U.S. — the numbers are astounding By Chris Enloe

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Refugee admission drop dramatically during the first two months of the new fiscal year, showing that President Donald Trump is making good on his promise to curb U.S. refugee admission.

What do the numbers show?

According to government data, only 3,108 refugees were allowed admission into the U.S. in October and November, Fox News reported. During the same period last year, the Obama administration granted 18,300 refugees admission.

That means there has been an 83 percent drop in refugee admission.

The numbers come after Trump restarted the U.S. refugee resettlement program in October, which came after a monthslong freeze on refugee admission. During the freeze, the administration created new “enhanced screening measures” that are aimed to better vet refugees who seek asylum in the U.S.

In September, Trump also set the annual refugee resettlement cap at 45,000. It was previously north of 100,000.

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