Since President Trump’s travel bans have been halted in courts, immigration officials have had no choice but to allow 8,400 refugees from various countries resettle in the United States.
Trump’s first executive order would have banned travel from several predominantly Muslim countries, with an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees, which would have given Trump and immigration officials time to work out a better vetting process for allowing in refugees and giving the government time to settle in and vote on immigration issues.
Since that was stopped, however, not much could be done about the situation. Currently refugees and immigrants are still following Obama-era policies, and the danger continues.
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Trump’s first executive order called for a temporary ban on the resettlement of refugees for 120 days, and an indefinite ban on the entry of Syrian refugees. This order was subsequently blocked by a federal judge in Seattle and the decision was upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The president signed a revamped order on March 6 that included the 120 day temporary ban on refugee resettlement, but removed the provision about Syrian refugees.
This revised order was subsequently blocked by federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland. The Department of Justice is currently in the appeals process, and a judge in Virginia recently ruled that the order is in fact constitutional.
Due to these troubles in court, President Trump has not been able to effectively carry out his campaign promise to stop refugee resettlement. Since he took office, 8,476 refugees have been resettled in the U.S., according to the Refugee Processing Center. More specifically, 1,131 Syrian refugees have resettled in the country during this time. This is nearly three times the number of Syrian refugees, 395, that were resettled in the same period last year under President Obama.