Report: John Kelly Advised Trump to Stick to Immigration Promise by Halting All Refugee Resettlement
President Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly advised the administration to hold true to a campaign promise that would essentially suspend the mass refugee resettlement program, according to the New York Times.
The report reveals how Kelly had pushed the Trump administration to lower the number of foreign refugees entering the United States down to between zero and one refugee a year, a virtual suspension of the program altogether, as Trump previously promised to do during the 2016 presidential campaign.
This past summer, the Trump administration debated lowering the annual cap on refugees admitted to the United States. Should it stay at 110,000, be cut to 50,000 or fall somewhere in between? John F. Kelly offered his opinion. If it were up to him, he said, the number would be between zero and one.
Instead of taking the advice of Kelly, the White House has set the foreign refugee resettlement cap at 45,000 foreign nationals coming to the U.S. through the program a year, as Breitbart News reported.
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