U.S. President Joe Biden has decided to increase the number of refugees who can enter the United States from 15,000 to 62,500 in the coming years. Prior to this, his supporters criticized him for continuing to keep the number of refugees at a record low.
Biden said in a statement: “Today, I am changing the threshold for receiving refugees in the United States each year. The threshold has exceeded 62,500.”
Soon after taking office in January, he promised to strengthen the refugee reception program, but then decided to keep the level low, which surprised the allies.
The decision set by Donald Trump to temporarily retain the historical minimum of 15,000 refugees has brought surprises to the Democratic camp.
Biden said in a statement on Monday that his new move “erased the historical low of 15,000 set by the previous administration, which does not reflect the values of the United States as a country that accepts and supports refugees. ”