Heeding Complaints, Biden Lifts Refugee Cap to 62,500

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On monday. President joe biden lifted the refugee cap to sixty two thousand five hundred after initially keeping the record low limit of fifteen thousand set by former president trump so this effectively raises the number of refugees who can be admitted to the united states through september of this year. Okay the last president. Julio that actually raised the number it was george. H w bush a republican little history lesson. They're like so. Let's just say sixty two thousand better than fifteen thousand navidad. Okay okay now. We also saw this thing which was a little weird right. We began to see families being reunited under the bite. Administration's task force program to find and reunite separated families. This is good. We're going to talk a little bit about the performative nature of that in a second and how we feel about it but the truth is is that there are still over. Twenty two thousand five hundred migrant children who were unaccompanied who are in this government's custody and we're seeing the biden administration talk about immigration kind of like. Oh we're done been there done that it saw. I know it's like what yeah right. So here's how white house press secretary who so in touch with this issue. Not oh jen. Sacchi out said on tuesday. After four years of an immigration system rooted in destructive and caddock policies president biden is taking the challenge head on and his building a fair orderly and humane immigration system. That's our objective and wanted to provide a couple of Data pieces of data. You may have seen but they've come out since the last time. We had a briefing in here. At the end of march there were more than five thousand children. Customs and border protection patrol stations today. That number is approximately six hundred. The amount of time children spend cbc's facilities is down by seventy five percent from one hundred and thirty one hours at the end of march two under thirty hours now. Clearly we're not done. There's a lot of work ahead. Migration is a dynamic and evolving challenge But the president has a plan. And we're working on implementing it

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