Trade has exposed a rift among the president’s allies — with some pushing for a quick resolution to calm the markets ahead of 2020, and others warning the president that a weak deal with China could leave him politically vulnerable.
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The number of Syrian refugees allowed into the United States in fiscal 2016 was 12,587. In fiscal 2018, the United States admitted 62. The drop is largely the result of the Trump administration slashing the total number of refugees allowed into the country each year and because of enhanced screenings for refugees from 11 countries, including Syria.
President Trump has described the asylum system as a “scam” allowing criminals into the country, and changes to initial screenings likely will make it more difficult to seek refuge in the United States.
Treasury secretaries in recent years have avoided fundraiser events with people they could be tasked with regulating, in part because of their role in overseeing a broad swath of companies in the financial system.
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This digital-first approach has alarmed consumer advocates who worry that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could give an industry known for high-pressure tactics a new way to violate consumers’ privacy.
For White House senior adviser Jared Kushner to claim Palestinians have received more aid than any group in history ignores the fact that Israel has received far more, year after year, just from the United States.
The administration’s effort has met resistance from lawmakers of both parties and led to even greater uncertainty over a path forward for the disaster bill, which includes billions for multiple U.S. states and territories.