Biden’s Plan for Refugees in America Revealed

Biden’s Plan for Refugees in America Revealed

If presumptive potential president-elect Joe Biden has his way, America will take in more refugees in his first year setting the refugee limit than President Donald Trump has approved for resettlement during his entire presidency.

Biden campaigned saying he would allow 125,000 refugees into the country in his first year in office.

On Thursday, he reaffirmed that number at an event marking the 40th anniversary of Jesuit Refugee Service, according to Religion News Service.

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Trump had set the fiscal 2021 limit at 15,000, according to Reuters. The limit for 2020 had been 20,000 refugees. Trump had set the 2019 limit at 30,000 refugees, according to The New York Times.

Biden’s numbers top even the limits set by former President Barack Obama. In fiscal 2017, the last year of the Obama administration, the refugee limit was 110,000, according to the Pew Research Center. The 2016 limit had been set at 85,000.


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