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Biden adjusts Trump's refugee policy but doesn't increase numbers

Added 04-16-21 01:22:01pm EST - “President Biden signed a directive Friday to rearrange refugee priorities, undoing some Trump administration priorities, but did not increase the cap beyond the 15,000 number his predecessor set for 2021, The Associated Press reported.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Biden adjusts Trump’s refugee policy but doesn’t increase numbers”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Biden signed a directive Friday to rearrange refugee priorities, undoing some Trump administration priorities, but did not increase the cap beyond the 15,000 number his predecessor set for 2021, The Associated Press reported.

The move opens up more slots for refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Central America, which will please immigrant-rights activists. But they are increasingly demanding Mr. Biden erase the 15,000 cap that former President Trump set and follow through on the Democrat’s campaign pledge to accept up to 125,000 per year.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki had teased the announcement during Friday’s daily press briefing, saying there would be news on the refugee issue.

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But she also said the new administration is still trying to work its way out of what she called a “trashed” refugee process.

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