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Immigration

After outcry, Biden plans to lift refugee cap in May

President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements and getting swift blowback from allies in return. In an emergency determination signed Friday, Biden stated the admission of up to 15,000 refugees set by President Donald Trump

National

Biden balks at first chance to raise refugee cap from Trump-era lows

Refugee advocates were “deeply disappointed and frustrated” by the Biden administration’s failure Friday to reverse historically low Trump-era refugee limits this year, something then-candidate Joe Biden had promised to do. The White House said Biden remains committed to raising the cap to 62,500, the number outlined in the administration’s budget request last week, but decided

Immigration

Biden wants to quadruple refugee admissions set by Trump

President Joe Biden wants to raise refugee admissions to 62,500 for the current budget year, overriding former President Donald Trump’s record-low limit of 15,000, a U.S. official and others said Thursday. The official and others with knowledge of the plans spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

Immigration

Biden set to boost US refugee admissions after Trump cut

The Biden administration is preparing to notify Congress and others that it will dramatically increase U.S. admissions of refugees. Officials and people familiar with the matter say Biden plans to announce this week that he will increase the cap on the number of refugees allowed into the United States to more than eight times the

Immigration

After years of lowered refugee admissions, Biden plans sharp reversal

After years of steadily slashing the number of refugees it will accept, the U.S. can expect to see an increase under the incoming Biden administration. An eight-fold increase and then some. President-elect Joe Biden has said that when he enters office next month, he plans to raise the number of refugees who can be admitted

State

Arizona nonprofits boost aid to help refugees deal with the pandemic

Refugees living in Arizona are struggling to navigate the impacts of COVID-19. In response, nonprofit organizations boosted assistance programs after they noticed more refugees losing their jobs or having their hours cut. Families say they also are struggling with complicated government aid applications written in a language in which they may not be fluent. There

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