The US will reduce the number of accepted refugees

In the next year, there will be no more than 15 thousand of them.

The administration of President Donald Trump said that the United States would accept a record low number of refugees in the coming year, despite the growing number of displaced people around the world.

The maximum number of refugees who can be allowed into the country in the next 12 months, if there is no change of administration, will be 15,000.

This is less than 18,000 last year and significantly lower than the more than 100,000 accepted under the previous President Barack Obama.

Explaining the proposed new figures, which must be officially approved by the White House, the State Department said the US wants to help displaced people “as close to their homes as possible” until they can return.