United States, Humanitarian Crises

United States, Humanitarian Crises

Biden follows through on pledge to take in more refugees

The Biden administration, fulfilling an earlier pledge, says the U.S. will take in 125,000 refugees and their families next year. Former President Donald Trump had capped the number at 15,000, a historic low.

9/21/2021 3:41:00 AM

The Biden administration, fulfilling an earlier pledge, says the U.S. will take in 125,000 refugees and their families next year. Former President Donald Trump had capped the number at 15,000, a historic low.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said the U.S. would take in 125,000 refugees and their families next year, fulfilling an earlier pledge to raise a cap that had been cut to a historic low under his predecessor.

Officials had earlier announced their intention to raise it to 125,000 for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.“The United States is committed to leading efforts to provide protection and promote durable solutions to humanitarian crises, to include providing resettlement for the most vulnerable,” the State Department said Monday in releasing the report.

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In setting the target, the administration said it would focus on several key groups, including Central Americans, Afghans at risk due to their affiliation with the United States, LGBQT refugees and members of the predominantly Muslim Uighur ethnic group who are the targets of Chinese government campaign to eradicate their culture.

ADVERTISEMENTPresident Donald Trump capped the number of refugees at 15,000, the lowest since the 1980 Refugee Act took effect. President Joe Biden faced criticism when he was slow to raise it upon taking office, eventually setting at 62,500 under pressure. headtopics.com

Despite the recent evacuations from Afghanistan, the U.S. will fall short of that number by the time the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.“I applaud the Biden Administration for setting a target of 125,000 refugee admissions in the next fiscal year—a target my colleagues and I have been advocating for since April,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. “And while I’m disappointed in the projected number of refugees to be admitted this fiscal year, I acknowledge the challenges the Biden Administration inherited with the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program due to the anti-immigrant actions of the previous Administration.”

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Send them to Delaware we don't want them when Americans are still stranded in Afghanistan. POTUS JoeBiden should resign or be impeached. We want Trump back he would have got Americans home safely. 2020survivor16 Biden will make sure we have no shortage of unskilled and in many cases illiterates. Great way to put people on permanent welfare.

Aren’t that many streaming in on a daily basis? President Biden has reportedly let in Millions of illegals in what appears to be a hideous Bait and Switch scheme in support of CRTism. According to their own writings CRTism biggest fear is that it is 'Now or Never to Overwhelm the White vote'. HurricaneNicholas RT:Mr.President It’s 17’Sep 2021 Where is FEMA help people Hurricane IDA in Avondale Louisiana. Hurricane in Louisiana,New Jersey, Fires in California ,Coronavirus, Pandemic Unemployment benefits ended for Millions Americans Where is help.

_Politics That phrasing, refugees and their families, is kind of weird. Aren't the families of refugees also refugees? Why not just say refugee families? Based on what we saw in Texas. Black people from Haiti are probably not included in the count. Returning to the numbers under Obama.

Biden admin outlines response to surge of Haitian migrants at borderDHS Sec. Mayorkas delivers remarks at U.S.-Mexico border on surge of Haitian migrants: 'If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned. Your journey will not succeed.' Stop just repeating this garbage! What they are doing IS NOT ILLEGAL. IT IS A GUARANTEED HUMAN RIGHT UNDER US AND INTERNATIONAL LAW. The actions by DHS, ICE, & CBP are not just illegal, they are also explicitly human rights violations. So much for being different from the Trump administration. No surprises there,for the 🌎 most undesirable inhabitants,those of African decent. Just saying.

Only wanted German pimps like his daddy ( grandfather), on the other hand I’m sure grandad wouldn’t like him grabbing the merchandise. Except the dark skinned refugees. The lighter colored refugees eventually have kids, who have kids, who assimilat. But dont let the darkies in!! Send them back! ....thats the current U.S. immigration policy in a nutshell

LorraineJDion I guess the Haitians are not included 😕 Why stop there, triple it… Apparently not Haitians Is that in addition to the 200,000 crossing the Mexico border every month? Good, thanks Joe! America could use more workers to replace the 676,059 we've lost to COVID. Fewer workers paying into the system in coming years will jeopardize social security payouts for those who've paid in, to finance their retirement. Japan is struggling with this.

To all the people that support this , how many of these refugees are you personally taking into your household? Now do the children being brought into sex trafficking. Numbers are through the roof with Biden. So many innocent lives ruined.

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Huh. I'd call tRump a historic low. his campaign of choice was on immigration !!! where is the fate of the dv 2021 lottery winners? yet this will lose their dreams after september 30 still this verve of the future? 125k & families how many is that actually? You run this story the day they use horses and whips to drive black people away at the border? Do they pay you for this bullshit or are you just in the tank.

An amazing historic low. There, I fixed it. He is , or who ever is calling the shots, oblivious to the reality at the border& pretty much every thing else!!👎👎👎👎 Why not when they vote Dem at a 80% rate. They've let 2,000,000 this year already. _Politics Trump is a historic low How about millions coming straight through southern border?!

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Sleepy’s America is a joke Ok, what about next month? An odd (and sad) juxtaposition vis-a-vis what’s going on in Texas right now. Haha, yeah let's title it 'Biden fulfills a pledge' not the border is a hellhole right now because of how many people are trying to come in.

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EXPLAINER: Biden uses Trump-era tool against Haiti migrantsThe Biden administration is relying on a contested Trump-era policy - based on a public health law known as Title 42 - as it disperses thousands of Haitian migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. Here's a look at the law and the controversy surrounding it. Same as the old boss,good job libs YOU SEEN THIS RIGHT? IMAGINE IF THEY WERE AS UGLY AS ME -- NO END WOULD HAVE COME AND THE TRUTH WOULD BE HIDDEN FOR LIFE & THEY WOULD BE PANTED AS THE FECES NOT THE ONES DOING THE CRIME I'm so sorry. I love how they can take a certain number of afghans but not Haitians, classic 😒