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Biden quadruples refugee cap to 62,500 following Democratic outcry

Biden quadruples refugee cap to 62,500 following Democratic outcry | 3 May 2021 | Joe Biden increased the limit of refugee admissions to 62,500 for this fiscal year on Monday following intense pressure from fellow Democrats. Biden increased the refugee cap just weeks after he announced his intent to maintain a 15,000-refugee cap first imposed by former President Donald Trump. The initial limit drew outrage from prominent Democrats, who accused Biden of moving too slowly to reverse Trump-era refugee entry policies.