A recent news story detailed how the Trump administration is expected to drastically decrease the number of refugees entering the U.S. in the 2018 fiscal year. Multiple sources, including an official in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), claim that Trump plans to cap refugee admissions to no more than 50,000. This figure would be less than half than the number that Obama allowed during the previous fiscal year, and the lowest in modern history. This is despite the fact that the world is experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. To date, the Trump administration has not issued a final decision on the refugee cap, and a spokesperson for the White House has declined to comment. The president has broad authority to set refugee caps from year to year pursuant to the Refugee Act of 1980. Trump has been taking aim at immigration programs and policies from the very beginning of his administration. During his first week in office, Trump temporarily halted the refugee program and sought to cap refugee admissions at 50,000. Although the State Department lifted the cap earlier this year, and challenges to the revised travel ban are pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, only close family members of U.S. residents currently can enter the U.S. as refugees. Furthermore, Trump’s proposed budget drastically decreases the budget for refugee resettlement programs, from $544.7 million to $410 million. The budget also calls for a 13% reduction in overall spending on U.S. refugee programs. This decrease in refugee admissions has no direct effect on immigrants currently in deportation proceedings, but it is indicative of the current political climate with regard to immigration. No matter what the solution to your deportation case may be, the skilled and knowledgeable immigration lawyers of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. are here to get immigrants released from detention and defend them against removal from the country. We handle these types of cases on a regular basis and have valuable knowledge about how to best represent your interests, based on your individual circumstances. By contacting our office right away, you will place yourself in the best position possible to have loved ones released from detention and defend again potential removal from home and family.