Friday, April 16, 2021

Biden rebuffs Omar on refugee request

 President Biden on Friday is signing an order speeding refugee admissions but maintaining fiscal 2021 admissions at 15,000, a cap set by the Trump administration and a number far below the 62,500 figure proposed to Congress earlier this year.

The order would also open up slots to refugees from regions excluded by Trump, including parts of Africa and the Middle East. But it does not raise the ceiling, as Democrats including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who came to the United States as a refugee, had urged him to do. READ MORE: