A number of options are being discussed and, according to one source, the zero option has already been pushed back by some government officials.
The crackdown on refugees is in line with the government's immigration agenda, which has attempted to restrict entry into the US. Earlier this week, the government also issued a regulation that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the US.
The advocates immediately became concerned about the news that the reception of refugees could be reduced to zero.
"The United States is a country built by refugees. Refusing to admit refugees at a time when there are a record number of people fleeing their homes around the world is a cowardly, racially motivated abdication of our nation's values. "Human Rights First's Jennifer Quigley said
A number of authorities are expected to present their recommendations in the coming weeks.
The refugee ceiling is set by several departments and agencies and the The upper limit was often seen as the target to reach, but it has fallen below the actual number of refugees admitted, with the government setting the upper limit for 2018 at 45,000 refugees, with only 23,000 recorded, according to the Refugee Processing Center.
A Foreign Ministry spokesman declined to comment on the talks between the authorities.
"Every year, after appropriate consultation with Congress, the President makes an annual decision on the upper limit for the reception of refugees for the following financial year. This decision is expected to be made before the beginning of the financial year 2020 on October 1, 2019 There are currently no further announcements, "said the spokesman.
Last year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the figure should not be seen as a "single barometer" of United States commitment to humanitarian efforts around the world, adding that the US would "respond to humanitarian cases Focus on protection "already in the country. "