Poll: Voters Support Trump Admin Push To Decrease Refugee Resettlement

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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A reported plan to reduce the number of refugees annually settled by the government to 50,000 or fewer is supported by voters, according to a recent poll.

An executive order signed by President Trump in January capped refugee entry at 50,000 per fiscal year, and the Associated Press reported Wednesday that a Department of Homeland Security memo suggests reducing the cap to 40,000 refugees in the upcoming year. In Fiscal Year 2016, the U.S. resettled 84,995 refugees, and President Obama sought to increase the cap to 110,000 refugees.