Biden on track to accept FEWER refugees than Trump!
WASHINGTON – Since his days on the campaign trail, President Joe Biden has tried to cast himself as diametrically opposed to Donald Trump when it comes to welcoming refugees into the United States.
Within two weeks of taking office, Biden signed an executive order to rebuild and enhance federal programs to resettle refugees – programs he said had been “badly damaged” under the Trump administration. Biden also revoked some restrictive immigration policies that Trump had put in place, including ones that sought to bar refugees from some countries. In February, Biden announced that he was raising the annual cap on refugee admissions to 125,000 for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, up from Trump’s historically low limit of 15,000.
Published at Mon, 12 Apr 2021 04:13:36 +0000