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Biden lifts US’s refugee cap to 62500 following backlash for keeping Trump’s target – ABC News

The backflip comes just two weeks after the Biden administration announced it would keep the cap at the historically low level of 15,000 set by former US president…



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US President Joe Biden says he will raise refugee admissions to 62,500 after drawing a wave of criticism from supporters for initially keeping the refugee cap at a historically low level.
Key points:

  • Mr Biden initially pledged to ramp up the program but then surprised allies when he opted to stick with the lower cap
  • His predecessor, Donald Trump, slashed refugee admissions to a historically low level
  • Mr Biden admitted it was doubtful the US would be able to reach its goal by the end of the current…

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