Such an amendment was adopted following criticism from Mr Biden’s allies regarding the deliberations on leaving the number of refugees admitted to Mr Trump’s term.
“This removes the historically low number of 15,000 set by the previous administration, which did not reflect the values of America as a nation that receives and sustains refugees,” the report said. J. Bidenas.
“The new admission threshold will also strengthen existing programs to expand the United States’ refugee reception capacity to meet the 125,000 refugee admission target I intend to set for the coming fiscal year,” the president said.
Mr Biden’s change of course was urgently welcomed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“I welcome the announcement by the Biden administration that the number of refugees admitted to the United States will be increased. This is an important step in continuing our proud bipartisan tradition of providing protection and asylum to refugees, “said Sen. Bob Menendez, chairman of the committee.
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