Biden Will Raise Number Of Refugees Admitted To U.S. From 15K to 125K

Biden Will Raise Number Of Refugees Admitted To U.S. From 15K to 125K

On Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reiterated that he would raise the number of refugees permitted to enter the United States from the 15,000 President Trump wants to permit annually to 125,000 in a Biden first year in office..

In a prerecorded video to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Jesuit Refugee Service, Biden stated, “The Biden-Harris administration will restore America’s historic role in protecting the vulnerable and defending the rights of refugees everywhere and raising our annual refugee admission target to 125,000,” as reported.

In June, Biden released a statement on World Refugee Day in which he attacked President Trump for his “heartless” policies, writing:

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As President, I will increase the number of refugees we welcome into this country, setting an annual global refugee target of 125,000 — up from a ceiling of 18,000 under Trump — and will seek to further raise it over time commensurate with our responsibility, our values, and the unprecedented global need.

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