President Donald Trump’s administration has begun to treat more refugees in the U.S. by barring them from entering the country and requiring them to apply for asylum.
The new policy comes amid growing concerns about how refugees are being handled in the United States.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the Trump Administration has suspended the refugee program, a move that could have broad implications for the number of refugees resettled by the U-Haul company.
The Trump administration said it would stop processing applications for refugees who are not eligible for resettlement in the country, and would also end the resettlement of refugees from countries deemed to be dangerous.
Refugees in the program will still be eligible to stay in the US and receive work permits, but the new rules would restrict them from traveling to the U.-Haul service center where they will be screened.
The policy is in place despite the administration’s claim that it has the capacity to handle the refugees.
The U-haul service centers in the Midwest and the Northeast will be closed on Wednesday.
“The new policy is not intended to affect refugees currently in the resettlement process and, as such, we cannot confirm any additional closures,” the company said in a statement.
It is unclear how many refugees have been affected.
Officials from the UHaul Corp. and the U of Haul USA, the U, H and C camps in Iowa, were not immediately available for comment.
A number of refugee resettlement organizations said they are working to find a way to help more refugees.
In a statement Wednesday, the Refugee Action Network, which helps resettle refugees, said it is “disappointed by the policy change and that the U Haul camps will not be open as of Wednesday.”
Haul camp is located in a rural community near Iowa’s western border with Canada.
The resettlement agency, U-Help America, said in its statement that the resettlement agencies is working to “develop a plan to ensure resettling refugees at U-HCAs sites is as seamless as possible.”
The program began as a partnership between U-HOAN and the United Nations refugee agency in September 2016, and it resettles refugees from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and Eritrea.
The camps also have helped bring Somali refugees to the United U-hoans service center in Ames, Iowa.
U-Hoans has about 700 workers and has a capacity of around 600 people, said Sarah T. Oltman, the agency’s vice president for refugee operations.
About 4,500 people are working in U-HAUSC and about 800 people are employed at the UHCAs U-Camp.
UHCAS is a U.N.-run resettlement agency that is run by the United Kingdom-based International Organization for Migration, or IOM.
It resettlements about 2,500 refugees per year, and its mission is to help refugees get into the U’s “safe, stable, secure, democratic and free societies.”
The Trump Administration on Tuesday announced a new policy to try to reduce the number and types of refugees arriving in the nation.
The move is intended to “ensure that the most vulnerable are not exposed to increased risk and persecution in the coming years,” said a statement from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
The order also instructed federal agencies to prioritize the resettlement and processing of refugees who have the most immediate need.
Refugees will not automatically be allowed to enter the U States without a visa and they must apply for the proper paperwork, including a criminal background check, a travel document, a Social Security number, and proof of a family member who can sponsor them, according to the statement.
The refugee program will continue until the U administration decides to “review its policies, procedures and practices,” said the statement, which did not provide details.
The department also issued a policy on Wednesday that called for a comprehensive review of refugee admissions and resettlement policies to determine whether they are being followed in a “humane and effective manner.”
The department’s statement noted that it “does not advocate for or against refugees, but we do believe that their placement in the USA is the right course of action.”
The new refugee policy is also likely to face opposition from those who say the program is being overly burdensome and discriminatory.
In September, the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa filed a lawsuit on behalf of refugees in a case brought by a group of Muslim refugees.
It said the refugees were denied the chance to participate in the refugee resettlement program because of their religion and because of the length of time they have been in the process.
The ACLU said it had requested more than 200 refugees from a variety of resettlement countries, but did not hear back.
“This policy is a violation of their fundamental rights,” said Ibrahim Hooper, the ACLU of Iowa’s legislative director.
“We think it is discriminatory and it is a dangerous policy.”