The Global Refugee Crisis Hit a Record High. The U.S. Welcome for the Persecuted Is at a Record Low.

For Christianity Today, Griffin Paul Jackson reports on new data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees that showed the number of displaced people last year reached an historic high of 70.8 million worldwide. Advocates say those fleeing religious persecution are at risk, noting the Trump Administration reduced the number of spots for asylum seekers by more than half, a departure from decades-long policy. Jackson writes, “The number of Christians welcomed to the U.S. from countries with the worst records of religious persecution has dropped by 70 percent, and the number of Muslims coming from such countries is down 90.7 percent.”


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