White House Weighs Lowering Refugee Quota to Below 50,000

The issue has ignited intense debate within the administration, with officials at the National Security Council, the State Department and the Department of Defense opposing a precipitous drop.

Appeals Court Limits Trump Travel Ban and Allows More Refugees

The court exempted grandparents, other family members and thousands of refugees from President Trump’s travel ban, now under Supreme Court review.

Appeals Court Appears Inclined to Exempt Relatives From Travel Ban

As the Supreme Court prepared to hear the case, an appeals court considered who may be barred from entering in the meantime. The judges were more circumspect about refugees.

Soviet-Era Program Gives Even Unoppressed Immigrants an Edge

While refugee camps swell with families escaping Islamic fundamentalists and civil war, a 1990 act conveys a favored status on Ukrainians and other applicants from former Soviet areas.