© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An Afghan refugee household walks previous non permanent housing in Liberty Village on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, U.S., December 2, 2021. REUTERS/Barbara Davidson/Pool
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is recommending a refugee admissions goal of 125,000 for fiscal 12 months 2023, State Division spokesperson Ned Value mentioned on Friday.
The proposed goal – the identical as for the present fiscal 12 months – will “handle the rising wants generated by humanitarian crises across the globe, together with the greater than 100 million displaced individuals all over the world,” Value mentioned in a press release.
Biden, a Democrat, who took workplace in January 2021, promised to reverse course after his predecessor Republican President Donald Trump reduce the refugee cap to simply 15,000, the bottom stage within the historical past of the trendy refugee program.
The Biden administration has admitted far fewer than the 125,000 cap for the present fiscal 12 months that ends Sept. 30. As of Aug. 31, america had admitted solely 19,919 refugees, in response to U.S. authorities knowledge.