Biden to boost refugee cap to 125,000 in October

President Joe Biden leaves after speaking about the evacuation of American citizens, their families, SIV applicants and vulnerable Afghans in the East Room of the White House, Friday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Biden to boost refugee cap to 125,000 in October W. James Antle III September 20, 06:45 PMSeptember 20, 06:45 PMPresident Joe Biden will increase the refugee cap for the next fiscal year to 125,000, fulfilling a campaign promise and satisfying the demands of liberal Democrats in Congress amid calls for stepped-up resettlement of Afghan refugees. The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was followed by calls to resettle Afghans who aided the nearly 20-year war effort. While the Biden administration celebrated thousands of evacuees, the State Department estimated that most allies were left behind. “The Report to Congress recommends an increase in the refugee admissions target from 62,500 in Fiscal Year 2021 to 125,000 in Fiscal Year 2022 to address needs generated by humanitarian crises around the globe,” State …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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