Biden will raise refugee quota amid barrage of criticism from Democrats themselves for keeping Trump's 15,000 number
The Democratic president had promised to raise the number of refugees admitted to 62,500 for this fiscal year, which ends in September.
Of the 15,000 that will be admitted for now, 3,000 may come from Latin America and the Caribbean
Biden will increase refugee quota. The White House on Friday gave in to a barrage of criticism from Democrats and announced that President Joe Biden will raise the annual quota of refugees the country receives before mid-May, which for now is 15,000, Efe reported.
The announcement comes hours after the Biden administration ordered to keep the annual quota for this fiscal year at 15,000, the same historically low level that his prede...