Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500

President Joe Biden said his administration would increase the number of refugees admitted this year, completing a reversal undertaken in response to liberal backlash.

“Today, I am revising the United States’ annual refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for this fiscal year,” Biden said in a statement Monday afternoon. “The sad truth is that we will not achieve 62,500 admissions this year.”

Biden claimed his administration was unable to accept the tens of thousands of refugees seeking admission because of the “damage” the Trump administration did to the government agencies tasked with overseeing the process.

“We are working quickly to
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