President Trump’s Refugee Reforms Impact Idaho
President Trump promised the American public that if he was elected president, he would put an end to the Obama Refugee Resettlement Program. The program was a significant issue in the 2016 presidential election.
President Trump may not have ended the program, but it looks like he's limited the number of refugees coming to Idaho and other states, according to the Idaho Statesman. The United States will allow the fewest refugees in since the early eighties.
Several areas across the country have become alarmed at a large number of refugees being resettled in small rural parts of America. Twin Falls, Idaho was the center of the national debate due to the three boys, 14, 10, seven at the time two from Africa and one from Iraq, sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl. The three plead guilty last June.
The issue of whether or not the government was adequately vetting was mentioned several times during the campaign.