Speaking to reporters, US President Joe Biden said he could not initially increase the number of camps due to the burden, as the South American border is facing an increasing number of child migrants facing the Refugee Resettlement Office (ORR).
US President Joe Biden on Saturday described his initial decision not to increase the number of asylum seekers in the United States, saying his administration "cannot do two things at once".
The problem was that the refugee section was working on a crisis that ended at the youth border. "We're going to increase the numbers," Biden was quoted as saying by White House Pool.
He added that we can't do two things at the same time but now we're going to increase the number.
According to the Hill, the comment comes on a daily basis after the White House reversed course on a choice to stay the number of refugees allowed into the US at levels that were in place under the previous President Donald Trump. The choice was made following 'blowback' from Democrats who wanted to examine a higher cap.
The number was disputed by the previous Trump administration. That's down from the 62,500 camps Biden wanted to keep in place for 2021, and the president signed an order Friday to maintain 15,000 refugee admission camps for the fiscal year 2021.
Democrat representative from New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on the president to "keep his promise to welcome immigrants".
She tweeted and said Upholding the xenophobic and racist biased policies of the Trump admin, included the historically low plummeted refugee camp, is flat out wrong.
According to Hill reported that Like Biden's comments on Saturday, Psaki said the initial decision was thanks to changes made by Trump and ORR's handling of the influx of unaccompanied migrant children at the border.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki later said that a new and higher ceiling would be set on May 15.
"Over the past few weeks, he has been consulting with his advisers to see how many refugees can actually enter the United States between now and October 1. Psaki said in part. Its initial target of 62,500 seems unlikely to given the inherited refugee admission programs we have, and the burden on the Refugee Resettlement Office.
ORR is defined as the office within the Department of Health and Human Services that's liable for habitations the minors.
The Hill citing The Wall Street Journal reported that it has already gone through $1.3 billion of its budget handling the influx of migrants that which would likely make it hard to expand the refugee cap. In his first year in office, Biden set the ORR for 2022, with a goal of increasing the refugee cap to 125,000 has requested a budget of 4.3 billion.Dr. Dhillon Randeep
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