Democrats in the House are demanding the Trump administration consult with Congress before determining the number of refugees to be admitted for the coming fiscal year. Representatives from New York and California referred to a law on the books requiring the executive branch to discuss refugee admissions with Congress. In a letter addressed to Trump administration officials, the representatives expressed their continued “alarm” that the president is not following requirements and norms and their disturbance on how refugee resettlement is being treated. President Trump has lowered the refugee cap every year, and is now considering not allowing any refugees at all. At this point, the upcoming fiscal year is less than two weeks away.

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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