So, the president has not raised the ceiling of 15,000 from his predecessor, Donald Trump, despite promising more than two months ago to raise the number of refugees who can be accommodated annually to 125,000, Mti writes.
During the Trump presidency, the acceptance ceiling was steadily reduced to 110,000 during the Barack Obama administration. The previous administration had already limited the number of refugees that could be accommodated to 50,000 in 2017, and in 2018 the government set a quota of 45,000, which was reduced first to 30,000 and then to 15,000.
Officials say Biden is “modifying” the behavior of his predecessor. As part of this, they will accelerate the reception of refugees in the future, which means that individuals who have already been screened will enter the United States faster. In addition, it will provide a higher quota for refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Central America, for example, and lift restrictions imposed by its predecessor on resettlement from Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
The current fiscal year began on October 1 and so far just over 2,000 refugees have been resettled in the United States. The White House announced that the number of 15,000 would be used to the maximum. A senior government official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the AP that Biden would also raise the ceiling if necessary, but that the priority now was to determine the areas from which refugees would be received.
Based on the new allocation, approximately 7,000 seats will be reserved in Africa, 1,000 in East Asia, 1,500 in Europe and Central Asia, 3,000 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and 1,500 in the Middle East and South Asia. 1000 people can use it as needed.
On the one hand, White House spokesperson Jane Psaki said Friday that the reason for the delayed presidential action is, on the one hand, “It took a while to assess how ineffective the asylum-processing system was and demolish it, so we had to reconstruct many of its details.” Coronavirus as a migrant crisis on the southern border of the United States as one of the reasons for the decision.
The number of immigrants on the country’s southern border is steadily increasing, which is what Republican politicians blame Joe Bident. Since the president took office, numerous government measures have been taken to encourage immigrants from Central America to head to the United States.
According to data released on April 8, in March, US Customs and Border Protection encountered more than 172,000 illegal immigrants at the border. Also, the Customs and Border Protection Agency indicated that there were more than 18,800 unaccompanied minors who entered the United States illegally last month.