Once upon a time the United States was known to be the world leader when it came to refugee resettlement; however, that is no longer the same. In fact, the United States itself claims of resettling a fraction of refugees at present when compared to what it did previously. Such a change has allowed lesser persecuted Christians as well as the other minority religions in the United States.
According to the annual reports of Global Trends at least 70.8 million men, women and children were displaced against their wishes towards the end of 2018. Such figure stands to be the highest in the history of 70 years and these figures are double the number of people in the last few years.
The figures would still remain on the low side because the crisis in Venezuela in the entire figure reflected only partly. In Venezuela nearly four million people left their country, this large amount of mass displacement in Venezuela makes it one of the largest displacement crises in the world.
The reduced rate of resettlement in the United States is quite alarming as it increases the concerns of the fate of those asylum seekers who are fleeing from countries where the liberty of religion was attacked. According to the data revealed by the survey it was found that there was a drop in the percentage of refugees in the United States by 82% between 2016 and 2019.
The percentage of Muslims welcomed in the United States from other countries dropped to 90.7 percent while there was a drop by 70% in the number of Christians welcomed in the country.
This happens to be the first time in the history of the refugee program of the United Nations that the United States fell behind any other nation in the numbers of refugee resettlement.