Press Release

September 18, 2018
Cardin: Trump Administration’s New Refugee Cap Cruel, Makes U.S. Weaker

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced a further reduction in the number of refugees that will be admitted and resettled in the U.S.:

“The president can’t get his wall built on the southern border because it is bad policy and impractical technology, but he’ll stop at nothing to build metaphorical walls around our country, decimating our moral leadership and the values that define us as a people. America under Donald Trump’s failed leadership continues to turn its back on the most vulnerable, innocent people in the world. In the midst of the worst global refugee crisis since the Second World War, the United States should be leading by example, making such cruelty hard to understand. I urge the administration to restore the refugee cap to previous levels, and to be thoughtful and serious about how to really strengthen our nation’s national security because this kind of policy only makes us weaker.”