Trump’s immigration “policy,” in two numbers

From 538 Significant Digits:

21,000 refugees

Number of refugees the U.S. is on track to accept this year, the lowest since the law establishing the modern resettlement system went into effect in 1980. A year ago, 47 percent of refugees settled in the U.S. were Muslim, many from nations such as Iraq and Afghanistan. This year, about 15 percent are. [Idaho Statesman]

85,000 visas

The H-1B visa lottery began yesterday, with processing centers in California and Vermont beginning the process of going through tens of thousands of applications. After paring that down, 85,000 people will be chosen at random to get a visa. [San Francisco Chronicle]

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