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Biden Reverses Decision to Limit Refugee Intake to Just 15,000 After Backlash

HeadlineApr 19, 2021

President Biden walked back his decision to keep the Trump-era cap on the number of refugees admitted to the U.S., after intense backlash from some Democrats and rights groups. The current annual limit is just 15,000 — a record low. Biden now says he will announce the increased number for this fiscal year by May 15.

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