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Nadia Hanan Madalo hugs her mother, Alyshooa Kannah, at the airport after arriving Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in San Diego. Madalo and her family, refugees forced to flee their town of Batnaya, Iraq, after the Islamic State invaded and destroyed it several years ago, arrived in San Diego to be reunited with Madalo's siblings and mother. As they flew to the U.S. on Wednesday, a federal judge in Hawaii put a hold on President Trump's newest ban - the latest development in a fight between the administration and the courts that has injected more uncertainty into the lives of refugees. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

The number of refugees arriving in the US fell by 54 percent last month


The number of refugees admitted into the U.S. dropped 54 percent in March from 4,579 to 2,070, according to CNS News.

The number of refugees allowed in has continued to drop since October 2016's total of 9,945. It also comes in spite of President Trump's travel bans, which attempted to suspend the refugee programs but were suspended by courts. However, the exeuctive order's limit of 50,000 refugees being admitted in fiscal year 2017 was not affected. As of March 31, 39,098 refugees have arrived in the U.S.

Where are the refugees from? 

These are the nations with the most refugees arriving in the U.S., per CNS News.

  • Somalia: 335
  • Syria: 282
  • Burma: 278
  • Iraq: 192
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: 184
  • Ukraine: 167
  • Iran: 101

Of those countries, Syria, Somalia and Iran were listed in the revised travel ban. Iraq was in the original version, but not the most recent.

Trump has repeatedly insisted that his travel bans will keep the country safe.

But refugee advocacy groups insist protecting them is in the "global interest."

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