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Biden to Raise U.S. Cap on Refugee Admissions to 125,000 Per Year

HeadlineSep 21, 2021

The Biden administration signaled Monday it will set a cap on refugee admissions to the United States at 125,000 — a significant increase from the Trump administration, which admitted fewer than 12,000 refugees last year. Amnesty International called on President Biden to go much further, citing political crises in Afghanistan and Haiti. Amnesty said, “The very least the United States can do is set a resettlement goal that meets the moment: anything but a robust commitment to humanitarian protections for refugees and asylum-seekers is a dismal failure.”

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