U.S. to admit 70,000 refugees in 2013, 6,000 fewer than in 2012
Posted by Christopher Coen on October 12, 2012
WASHINGTON (CN) – The U.S. plans to admit 70,000 asylum-seeking refugees in 2013, according to the annual presidential memorandum on the subject.
The new threshold represents 6,000 fewer admissions, down from 76,000 for 2012.
The majority of reductions are in the allocations for refugees from the Near East/South Asia region, reduced by 4,500, and East Asia, reduced by 1,000.
The remaining 500 reduction is taken from the allocation for the Latin America/Caribbean category… Read more here