U.S. refugee suspension delayed to next week
The State Department said U.S. refugee admissions will be suspended next week on July 12, rather than this Thursday, per the AP. A cap of 50,000 refugee admissions for the current fiscal year is expected to be reached next week instead of today, as the government initially estimated, the LA Times reports. The AP reports admissions stand at 49,501 right now.
What happens July 12: Only those with close ties to a person or a business in the U.S. can be admitted after that date. Resettlement agencies are being allowed to schedule arrivals until then.