After committing to increase the numbers of refugees accepted by the United States this year, the Biden Administration has changed its mind.
You can read more about it in The NY Times article, Biden will keep Trump’s historically low cap on refugee admissions.
President Biden has been doing a lot of great things, but this decision and the one to continue having standardized tests this year have been very bad ones.
And this decision on refugees is likely to cost lives.
I’m adding this post to The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day.
Addendum: Also see Washington Post article, Biden administration to keep refugee cap at Trump’s level, far fewer than what it proposed to Congress.
UPDATE: It appears that the strong negative reaction to the Biden administration may have caused them to back down:
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) April 16, 2021
Breaking News: After backlash, the White House abruptly reversed course on the number of refugees it will allow into the U.S., saying it will increase a Trump-era cap on admissions next month. It did not specify a number. https://t.co/v8LfwFKbKz
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 16, 2021