WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Joe Biden will elevate the present cap on refugees coming into the nation to 62,500 for fiscal yr 2021, the White House introduced on Monday.
Biden beforehand introduced that the cap wouldn’t be raised above the 15,000 refugee restrict set through the Trump administration. However, criticism and stress from Democratic lawmakers have reportedly triggered the White House to reverse its coverage and observe via on its preliminary dedication to elevate the refugee cap to 62,500.
Biden famous that the brand new admission cap will assist the trouble to improve the quantity to 125,000 within the subsequent fiscal yr.
However, the president additionally mentioned the administration doesn’t anticipate to truly admit 62,500 refugees this fiscal yr, because the US admissions course of ramps up after 4 years of traditionally low caps set through the Trump administration.