Joe Biden wrote: “It is important to act today to remove the suspicions that linger among refugees around the world who have suffered so much and who are impatiently awaiting the start of their new lives.” In a statement across the White House.
Most recently, two weeks ago, the president announced that the historically minimum number of refugees allowed into the United States, set by the previous administration, would remain in place.
The message was met with loud protests Of the top Democrats and other powerful voices of immigration, which many US media outlets see as the cause of the Biden administration’s sudden shift on the issue.
The limit will now be raised from 15,000 to 62,500 refugees, which is in effect until September 30, when the fiscal year ends.
“This eliminates the historically low figure from the previous administration of 15,000, which does not reflect America as a country that welcomes and supports refugees,” the president wrote in the statement.
At the same time, Joe Biden explainedThat went to the polls on the promise of a more open refugee policy, due to cuts made during the Trump administration, it will be difficult to take full advantage of the increased ceiling this year.
We are working quickly to cancel damages from the last four years. It will take some time, but the work has already started. “
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