Within the announcement that the U.S. would admit 45,000 refugees in FY 2018, the Administration also announced that the Central American Minors in-country processing for refugee admissions program would be phased out in 2018, according to a report provided to Congress. USCRI President and CEO Lavinia Limon urged the Administration to continue to process all applications for the CAM refugee program that have been submitted to USCIS including continuing interviews, admissions of approved cases and requests for review on an expedited basis. Additionally, the Administration plans to phase out the program, Limon urged the Administration to have at least a 6-month filing window for applications. “We have children with compelling cases whose lives are in danger. We made a promise to try to protect these children and it’s only fair for us to honor that promise by processing those who have applied,” said Limon.