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White House may reset refugee quota to below 50,000

Washington, Sept 13: The Trump administration is considering reducing the number of refugees admitted to the country over the next year to below 50,000, the lowest number since at least 1980, a media report said. 
US President Donald Trump promised during his 2016 campaign to deny admittance to refugees who posed a terrorist threat. During his first days in office he took steps to radically reduce the programme that resettles refugees in the US, capping the number admitted at 50,000 as part of his executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries. That was less than half the 110,000 refugees President Barack Obama said should be admitted in 2016, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. (IANS)