Biden to reconsider refugee limit

President Joe Biden

Biden sets refugee cap to 15,000. Prominent Democrats demand higher limit .

Where: Washington DC

The Facts

▪ Biden signed an order Friday limiting US refugees to 15,000, the same cap set by former President Donald Trump.

▪ Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), and other prominent Democrats objected to the limit as too low.

▪ Biden said, “The admission of up to 15,000 refugees remains justified by humanitarian concerns and is otherwise in the national interest”.

▪ In response to concerns, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a statement that the final increased refugee cap for the remainder of this fiscal year would be fixed by May 15.

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