America once led the world in humanitarian policies by creating a sanctuary for the oppressed, admitting more refugees annually than all other countries combined. No longer.
Trump cut the number of refugees allowed in by more than 80%, and Canada replaced the U.S. as No. 1 for resettling people fleeing war and persecution.
The administration also narrowed eligibility this year, restricting which refugees are selected for resettlement to certain categories. For example, many Syrians may no longer qualify because no category is for those fleeing war.
The already extensive vetting measures have become more extreme. For instance, refugees now must provide addresses dating back 10 years, a near impossible task for people living in exile.
The Trump administration also has rolled back other humanitarian protections, like Temporary Protected Status for 400,000 immigrants fleeing natural disasters or violence. Those from countries like Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, Nepal and Syria now face deportation under a plan to end the program in January.