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Biden Raises Refugee Cap To 62,500 After Earlier Criticism

President Biden announced on Monday that his administration is raising the cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 for this fiscal year, far above the 15,000 limit set by the Trump administration, but below an earlier campaign promise.


"It is important to take this action today to remove any lingering doubt in the minds of refugees around the world who have suffered so much, and who are anxiously waiting for their new lives to begin," the president said in a statement.


Biden said the earlier cap "did not reflect America's values as a nation" and the United States had a "commitment to protect the most vulnerable."

Read more at: https://www.npr.org/2021/05/03/993216680/biden-raises-refugee-cap-to-62-500-after-earlier-criticism


Contact Darren Heyman, immigration attorney, for more information.