The Biden administration resettled fewer than 300 refugees in April, pacing for an historic low this year
Added 05-07-21 12:14:01am EST - “The US is on track to resettle the fewest number of refugees on record, despite President Biden recently raising the cap on admissions.” - Businessinsider.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “The Biden administration resettled fewer than 300 refugees in April, pacing for an historic low this year”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
The United States resettled only 271 refugees in April, according to new data from an organization within the US State Department, putting the country on track to accept fewer than 5,000 displaced persons before the current fiscal year ends in September — an historic low.
Just under 12,000 refugees were resettled in the last full fiscal year of the previous administration, down from an average of about 80,000.
From last October through April 30 the US had resettled 2,334 refugees, according to the data released Thursday.
President Joe Biden campaigned on revitalizing the refugee admissions program, promising to reverse the cuts made by his predecessor who campaigned against accepting people fleeing war and repression — and launched racist attacks against those already here. In Biden's first full fiscal year, which starts October 2021, the president has committed to resettling as many as 125,000 refugees.
But the number of people resettled has declined each month that Biden has been in office. And the administration recently waffled on just how many refugees it planned to accept this year.
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