US Bishops Concerned About Government’s Refugee Limits
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) expressed concern on September 18, 2018, about refugee limits being set by the US government.
The United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, announced September 17, 2018, that the Administration will set the Presidential Determination, the level of refugees allowed into the United States, at 30,000 refugees for 2019. This is the lowest number set in the history of the U.S. refugee admissions program which was formally created in 1980.
Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Texas, Chair of the of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, issued the following statement: