‘They told us we have to continue to wait:’ Congolese families torn apart, as Trump administration sets 2020 refugee cap to a historic low number

Last month, President Trump signed the Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020. The cap was reduced from 30,000 refugees to 18,000, making it the lowest-ever admissions ceiling in the history of the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Among those affected by the cut, are Congolese refugees and their families in the U.S. who were expected to be reunited this holiday season.