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5/3, 10:34 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Biden increases refugee cap to 62,500

United States President Joe Biden increased the country's refugee cap on Monday from 15,000 to 62,500 this year.

According to the White House statement, the allocation was upped after "additional briefing and a more comprehensive presentation regarding the capacity of the executive departments and agencies charged with administering USRAP to increase refugee admissions," adding that raising the number is "justified by grave humanitarian concerns and is otherwise in the national interest."

During the previous month, it was reported that Biden kept the refugee cap at the levels set by the previous administration despite officials' warnings, but that he intended to lift it once the situation on the border was better.

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