Saturday, May 13, 2017

Minnesota's refugee stream slows to a trickle. As courts examine Trump's orders, resettlement marked by uncertainty.

The Star Tribune reports:
The pace of refugees arriving in Minnesota slowed markedly in recent months, even though President Trump’s executive order pausing resettlement remains mired in the courts.

Arrivals hit a low of 66 statewide in March, roughly one-fifth the level of a year ago, before rebounding slightly in April. Somalis, who last fall were a majority of refugees in the state, made up less than a quarter of last month’s arrivals, based on new data from the State Department.
Imagine that.