Refugee caps

Biden found himself in hot water with members of his own party on Friday, when he signed an emergency presidential determination to keep the number of refugees for Fiscal Year 2021 capped at 15,000 while changing the regional allocation of who is brought in. It is the same level set by the Trump administration.

Biden had said in February that he would increase the cap to 125,000 for FY 2022 which begins in October. He also said he would work with Congress to make a "down payment" on that number. In the meantime, Secretary of State Antony Blinken proposed to Congress lifting the cap to 62,000 for this fiscal year.

Immigration activists and left-wing Democrats were furious at the move. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, calling it "completely and utterly unacceptable."

Biden describes border surge as a 'crisis' as he defends refugee moves | Fox News

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