WASHINGTON DC – President Joe Biden announced Monday that he will raise the limit on the quota for refugees during the current fiscal year, after receiving criticism for not having modified the policies of the Donald Trump administration in relation to this issue.

Biden said he will raise the limit from 15,000 applications to 62,500 applications for the current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.

“It is important to take this action and remove any doubts that may exist in the minds of refugees around the world who have suffered so much, and who are eagerly awaiting the beginning of their new lives,” Biden said in a statement.

The president said that for the next fiscal year his goal is to raise the refugee quota to 125,000.

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