The limit of refugees to be admitted to the U.S. this year will be increased from 15,000 to 65,000, President Joseph Biden said in a statement posted on the White House website.
"Based on my administration's previous consultation with Congress, I determine that increasing the allowable refugee limit to 62,500 in fiscal year 2021 is justified by humanitarian concerns as well as in the national interest of the country," the statement reads.
It also indicated that 2,000 people who were denied entry to the United States by the previous administration will soon be admitted. In the message, Biden recalled that the increase in the quota for the admission of refugees was part of his election program.
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (fr