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Fri Apr 16, 2021, 08:17 PM

Biden Will Raise Trump Refugee Cap Following Democratic Outcry [View all]

Source: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- President Joe Biden will announce a higher refugee cap for this year within a month, the White House said Friday, following a swift backlash from allies over his decision to keep the historically low ceiling set by his predecessor.

Biden earlier Friday signed an order intended to accelerate processing of refugees while keeping former President Donald Trump’s 15,000-person cap in place. That backtracked on the administration’s plan to accept many more refugees this year. Top Democrats condemned the move, with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin calling the decision “unacceptable.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement that Biden’s order had been “the subject of some confusion,” and that the president would follow through on welcoming more refugees to the U.S.

“The President was urged to take immediate action to reverse the Trump policy that banned refugees from many key regions, to enable flights from those regions to begin within days; today’s order did that,” Psaki said. “With that done, we expect the President to set a final, increased refugee cap for the remainder of this fiscal year by May 15.”

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