U.S. President Joe Biden intends to increase the quota of refugees the country will be ready to accept this year.
"We're going to increase that number," he said. According to the president, work on the refugee issue has been delayed by "the crisis with young people at the border." "We couldn't do two things at the same time. But now we're going to increase that number," Biden reported.
It is noted that the word "crisis" that Biden used came as a surprise, previously the White House had refused to call the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border that because of the influx of young migrants. In late March, the media wrote that hundreds of migrants, including minors and families with children, were forced to stay at border patrol stations on the border with Mexico longer than they should before being transferred to facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services.