WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about immigration reform in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump’s new immigration proposal will be a “merit-based system” that prioritizes high-skilled workers over those with family already in the country …

Source: John Binder

President Trump has reduced the number of Syrian refugees entering the United States by more than 60 percent compared to former President Obama’s surge of Syrian nationals arriving in the country.

Since Trump’s inauguration, he has reduced the levels at which Syrian refugees are arriving in the U.S. Between January 20, 2017, and June 2019, only about 2,419 Syrian refugees have entered the country — nearly 97 percent of which are Muslim and 1.4 percent of which are Christians and Catholics.

Compare this level to Obama’s surge of Syrian refugees between January 20, 2014, and June 2016 when about 6,368 Syrian nationals were granted entry to the country. Almost 99 percent of the Syrian refugees admitted by the Obama administration during this period were Muslim and less than 0.8 percent were Christians and Catholics.

The Obama-to-Trump Syrian refugee flow to the U.S. represents a 62 percent reduction in overall levels from the terrorist-sanctioned country.

Most recently, Syrian refugee Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, who arrived in the U.S. in 2016 when Trump warned against resettling refugees from the war-torn country, was arrested and charged with plotting to bomb a Christian church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Breitbart News exclusively reported that Alowemer was in the process of seeking a green card to permanently stay in the country and eventually be eligible for American citizenship.

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