We have all come to know the #MuslimBan and all its iterations including banning all immigration and travelers from several Muslim-majority countries, slashing the refugee program and imposing new burdens on visa applicants as part of new “extreme vetting initiatives.”
Newsweek reports that “so far” these polices have worked to strongly reduce Muslim immigration and travel as well as refugee admissions to the United States. Since the ban first began, Muslim refugees fell 94%. Prior to the ban, the United States admitted almost 45,000 Muslim refugees in 2016 compared to just 11,000 in 2017. The Trump administration has cut refugee admissions in general though the Muslim share of refugees has dropped substantially to 50% in January to less than 10% in November, 2017.