Biden accelerates refugee process while stalling on promised admission cap hike

President Joe Biden took emergency action Friday to speed up the process by which refugees can be admitted to the United States, but he held off on raising the annual refugee cap as he had promised as a candidate.

In the meantime, the White House is overhauling the allocation of refugee slots to resolve what advisers said was the leading reason that refugee admissions were limited, according to the Associated Press. As a result, the U.S. will accept more applicants from countries in Africa, Central America, and the Middle East.

The number of refugees allowed into the U.S. remains at 15,000, a historic low that was implemented
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