Trump blocks Muslim refugees
June 27, 2018 -- The number of Muslim refugees admitted to the U.S in the first half of fiscal 2018 has fallen to 1,785 compared with 38,555 in the final year of the Obama administration, according to U.S. State Department data.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the latest version of President Trump’s order imposing limits on travel from several predominantly Muslim nations. The first version was issued in January 2017, creating chaos at U.S. airports. This was blocked by the courts.
In June 2017, the Supreme Court allowed a partial ban, exempting those with “bona fide” relationships. The most recent, indefinite ban went into effect in December.