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.
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.