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Refugee Admissions Under Trump Nearly Evenly Split Among Muslims, Christians
by Jason Le Miere
Just more than 7,500 refugees entered the United States during Donald Trump's first seven weeks as president, with almost the same number of Christians as Muslims, according to a study released this week. Of the 7,594 refugees who resettled in the U.S. between January 21 and March 10, 3,410 (45 percent) were Muslims, with 3,292 (43 percent) of them Christians, a Pew Research Data analysis of U.S. State Department data has found.
The analysis came the same week as federal judges in Hawaii blocked the second version of Trump's travel ban. Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu said: "Any reasonable, objective observer would conclude... that the stated secular purpose of the Executive Order is, at the very least, 'secondary to a religious objective' of temporarily suspending the entry of Muslims."
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