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January 21, 2022

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Biden Asks For Applause After Raising Refugee Cap

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Joe Biden raises to refugee cap, but there’s much more to the story. John Iadarola and Wosny Lambre break it down on The Damage Report.

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Read more here: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/03/biden-raises-refugee-cap-62500-while-admitting-us-will-fall-short

"Following intense pushback from migrant rights campaigners and progressive politicians after President Joe Biden said last month that he would continue his predecessor’s historically low refugee cap, the White House on Monday officially announced it would more than quadruple the number of refugees allowed into the United States this year—while also acknowledging that the actual number of people admitted would fall short of the ceiling.

"I am revising the United States’ annual refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for this fiscal year," Biden said in an executive memorandum. "This erases the historically low number set by the previous administration of 15,000, which did not reflect America’s values as a nation that welcomes and supports refugees.""

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