As recently as February, President Joe Biden decried his predecessor for the historically low cap placed on the admission of refugees into the United States. He proposed raising the cap to more than 60,000 this year, and 125,000 the next.
Yet on Friday, Biden signed an emergency determination that keeps in place the Trump administration’s limit of 15,000 refugee admissions per year.
The decision was decried by Democrats in Congress.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), herself a refugee, called the reversal “shameful.” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) called the admissions level “appallingly low.”
As a refugee, I know finding a home is a matter of life or death for children around the world.
It is shameful