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Biden Wavers on Restricting Refugee Entry

posted on April 20, 2021

Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Miriam Jordan of The New York Times report that President Biden has walked back his decision to maintain the Trump administration’s historically low number of refugees allowed entry to the U.S. The administration is promising an updated number by May 15. Jenny Yang, the vice president for advocacy and policy at World Relief, an evangelical resettlement agency, said, “The president broke his promise once and at this point, he needs to back up his statements with concrete actions that will actually start to rebuild the refugee program again.” The decision comes alongside a surge in migrant children crossing the southern border, which the Biden administration cited as one of the reasons for its hesitancy to increase refugee admissions.

Read at The New York Times