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Biden administration aims to raise refugee admissions cap to 125,000 for fiscal year 2022, which starts on Oct. 1



The Biden administration is planning to raise the refugee admissions target to 125,000 for fiscal year 2022, a target level that he set during his 2020 campaign.

“A robust refugee admissions program is critical to U. S. foreign policy interests and national security objectives, and is a reflection of core American values,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement on Monday.

Price noted that a report to Congress recommends the 125,000 admissions target for fiscal year 2022. The new fiscal year will start Oct. 1.

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“The Department of State, together with the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS), transmitted the President’s Report to Congress on the proposed Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2022 to the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Next, together with DHS and HHS, the Secretary will consult with Congress about the President’s proposed Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2022,” Price said.

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