U.S President Joe BidenU.S. President Joe Biden has said he has resurrected a plan to raise refugee admissions this year to 62,500 after drawing a wave of criticism from supporters for initially keeping the refugee cap at a historically low level. Trump steadily slashed the size of the refugee program during his term in office, and Biden officials say the cuts have made quickly raising admissions more difficult. But the refugee program is distinct from the asylum system for migrants. They undergo extensive vetting while still overseas to be cleared for entry to the United States, unlike migrants who arrive at a U.S. border and then request asylum. Take a surveyThe allocations for the increased cap matched an earlier plan Biden sent to Congress, according to a memo signed by Biden.
Source: Standard Digital May 04, 2021 05:00 UTC