NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump said at the United Nations this week that “protecting religious freedom is one of my highest priorities.” But his promise rings hollow to advocates for persecuted religious minorities seeking refuge in the United States.

Trump’s administration already has slashed the nation’s refugee admissions ceiling to a historic low and is weighing further cuts ahead of an Oct. 1 deadline to decide new access limits. As the president promotes global freedom to worship, faith-based groups that resettle refugees are urging him to recognize the importance of admitting into the country more of the religious minorities whose oppression he has repeatedly decried.

The list of persecuted religious groups whose access to refugee admission has withered under Trump includes Christians in

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