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Correcting the record: Five reasons why the Biden administration should keep its commitments on refugee admissions and raise the cap to 62,500

On Friday, April 16, President Biden issued an Emergency Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for FY 2021, keeping the refugee admissions cap at the Trump-era, all-time low of 15,000 and restoring region-based admissions categories. Later that day, the administration clarified that a subsequent Determination would be issued on or before May 15 to increase the admissions cap. The International Rescue Committee outlines five key reasons President Biden must act quickly to prevent any further harm to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) by setting an admissions cap of 62,500 refugees, as his administration previously proposed to Congress. 

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