Biden said the refugee quota in the Donald Trump administration (15,000) “does not represent American values”
president United States, Joe BidenAnnounced an increase in the annual quota this Monday refugee The country can accommodate up to 62,500 people, compared with 15,000 in its predecessor, Donald Trump, And it was not revised until now by the new administration.
Biden announced this decision in a statement. He emphasized that the decision “eliminated” the restrictions of the previous administration and “does not represent” U.S. Securities Like a country that welcomes youSupport refugees“.
However, the President acknowledged that it will now be difficult to reach an annual commitment because the “damage” done by the Trump administration (2017-2021) must be undone.
In Biden’s statement, Biden reiterated the promise made by the White House two weeks ago. At that time, the White House must correct and promise to increase quotas. Prior to this, his party, the Democratic Party and other organizations have criticized Trump. The quota of 15,000 refugees will remain unchanged.
In Monday’s statement, Biden defended “acting”, thus ending “suspicion” and assured U.S. Refugee Enrollment Program Pledge that this country “protects the most vulnerable groups” and acts as a “beacon of a refuge for freedom in the world”
However, Biden admitted in the statement that this number cannot reach 62,500, and it will take time to undo the damage caused by the previous government.
But he insisted that work to achieve this goal has already begun by reopening the plan. New refugees, And the changes that have been made to the regional distribution last month.
He added that although he admitted that this is a daunting goal, which may not be achieved in the first year, he continues to fulfill his promise of enrolling 125,000 people in the first fiscal year of his presidency.
However, the President of the United States assured that the government will use all available tools to help refugees who comply with all procedures get rid of the “terrible conditions” of their country of origin.