The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Despite Trump's promise to protect them, Christian refugees struggle to enter U.S.

WASHINGTON — Despite vowing to help vulnerable Christians around the world, the Trump administration is making it harder for Christian refugees to enter the U.S., including a group of Iranian Christians who remain in legal limbo in Austria awaiting a decision on their fate expected as soon as Wednesday.

The number of Christian refugees granted entry into the U.S. has dropped by more than 40 percent over the past year, a decline of almost 11,000 refugees. They have been caught in the wider net of President Donald Trump’s tough stance on immigration and refugees, which has lowered overall refugee admissions by the same percentage.


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