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Biden will reportedly sign an executive order on Friday that will speed up refugee admissions but not raise the cap from the historically low level set by the Trump administration, as he had previously agreed to do.
According to CNN, the administration intends to keep the number at 15,000, reversing an earlier commitment to welcome more than 60,000 people fleeing violence and persecution around the globe.
The delay in officially designating the refugee admissions has already left hundreds of refugees cleared to travel to the United State stranded in camps around the world and infuriated resettlement agencies that accused Mr. Biden of breaking an earlier promise to restore the American reputation as a sanctuary for the oppressed,” the Times reports.
Here’s where the day stands so far: