Biden Administration Immigration Missteps Harm Refugees and Asylum-Seekers Most

Currently, 26.3 million refugees are hoping to be resettled. Raising the cap sends a signal the U.S. recognizes the depth of need and encourages other countries to do the same—something President Biden acknowledged back on Day 16.

To refuse to increase the number now, but instead release new targets incrementally, will make it more difficult for refugees, resettlement agencies and communities to plan and prepare for refugee arrivals.