Joe Biden raises US cap on refugees after backlash from Democrats


Joe Biden raises US cap on refugees after backlash from Democrats

The American Civil Liberties Union, a powerful advocacy group, also voiced approval, saying that the country’s “reputation” was at stake.

“We are pleased to see President Biden has abandoned the Trump administration’s abysmal refugee goal and recommitted to prioritizing helping people who are fleeing persecution around the globe,” ACLU representative Manar Waheed said.

“We recognize that the goal may not be easy and it requires rebuilding a system that was decimated by the Trump administration, but candidate Biden promised,” Ms Waheed said. “He must fulfill that promise, lives are at stake.”

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