Under the order Biden signed, the administration modified the allocation of refugee slots. The cap pertains to the number of refugees who are allowed to enter the U.S.in a fiscal year.
White House press secretary Jen PsakisaidBiden has been consulting with advisors to "determine what number of refugees could realistically be admitted to the United States between now and October 1". "But now we are going to increase the number", he said.
Data provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) showed that agents have apprehended 172,000 illegal aliens along the border in March, leading Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, to say it is "the biggest surge that we've ever seen in the history of the Border Patrol".
"Completely and utterly unacceptable", Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY tweeted. "Biden promised to welcome immigrants, and people voted for him based on that promise".
During the campaign, Biden vowed to raise the refugee cap to 125,000.
Among them is Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a Somali refugee who arrived in the USA as a child in 1995.
But around the same time, the Biden administration sent a report to Congress that proposed raising the maximum number of refugees allowed in this fiscal year to 62,500.
Republicans have blamed Biden for the situation at the border, faulting his moves to reverse other Trump-era hardline immigration policies. The White House also blamed Trump for decimating the resettlement program in the USA, while the senior administration official cited the COVID-19 pandemic without elaborating.
"It is a factor", Psaki said, adding that the Office of Refugee Resettlement "does management and has personnel working on both issues and so we have to ensure that there is capacity and ability to manage both".
"Refugee resettlement has nothing to do with what is happening at the border".
Joe Biden is hardly the sharpest tool in the shed.
"Failing to issue a new determination undermines your declared objective to reverse your predecessor's refugee policies and to rebuild the Refugee Admissions Program to a target of 125,000 people in FY22, and threatens US leadership on forced migration", he wrote. "And so, we had to rebuild some of those muscles and put it back in place".
That answer mirrors a similar logic at play across the Biden administration's immigration policies, where deportations have continued unabated since Trump left office in January, but now under the pretext of protecting public health.
The White House indicated the border situation was partly why Biden had not acted before now, even though migrants at the border do not go through the same vetting process as refugees. The far left-wing politicians labeled Biden's failure to raise the refugee cap as "racist", "xenophobic", "unconscionable", and "utterly unacceptable".
'There was an increase of unaccompanied children at the border, ' Psaki pointed out.
This is because of the distance between Earth and Mars - it takes more than 11 minutes to get a radio signal back to Earth. NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took a picture of its own shadow while hovering over the planet's surface.
The explosions killed two employees of a private company that was renting the depot from a state military organization. Petrov and Boshirov denied being Russian operatives or being involved in the Skripals' poisoning in March 2018.
Full details of the order of service are to be released later in the week, but there will be a small choir of four singers. Inside the Gothic chapel, the setting for centuries of royal weddings and funerals, the service will be simple and sombre.
Russian Federation jailed Navalny for two and a half years in February for parole violations he said were fabricated. President Joe Biden said Navalny's plight was "totally, totally unfair, totally inappropriate".
On Friday, the World Health Organisation warned the world was "approaching the highest rate of infection" so far. Coronavirus preparations are being made for another global sporting showcase-the World Cup in Qatar next year.
But this needn't be so complicated: Biden ought to just make good on his campaign promise by raising the cap significantly. Biden has not fulfilled his promise to restore America's leadership as a safe haven for the world's oppressed, he added.
The state of emergency and stay-at-home order in Ontario have been extended two weeks, Premier Doug Ford said today. Capacity limits have been reduced to 25 per cent in all retail settings where in-store shopping is permitted.
The man Tehran accuses of being behind the recent explosion at its main Natanz nuclear plant has been named by Iranian state TV. This satellite photo from Planet Labs Inc. shows the Natanz nuclear facility in central Iran on April 7.
His concerns were echoed by Fatima Gailani, one of just four women negotiating with the Taliban for Afghanistan's government. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation announced it would also begin a withdrawal of almost 10,000 troops from the country.
On Saturday, Navalny's doctors said his health had rapidly deteriorated and demanded prison officials grant them immediate access. Navalny's spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said on Saturday that the situation was critical. "In his condition, it is a matter of days".
Ford also said enforcement will be ramped up, "We are taking decisive action on the ground to dramatically step up enforcement". Premier John Horgan. "And there is the option for a police officer to issue a ticket", said Jones in a news conference.
Austin shooting leaves at least 3 dead
The shooting appears to be "a domestic situation that is isolated", a tweet from Austin police said. He resigned after he was arrested a year ago on a sexual assault charge.
Fire rages on foothills of Cape Town's Table Mountain
One firefighter was injured and being treated at a hospital, according to the Cape Town fire and rescue department. A section of the tea room at Rhodes Memorial has been destroyed and people are urged not to enter the area.
US, China agree to cooperate on climate change
But to achieve the global climate goal, Kerry said words must be put into action and urged China to reduce its use of coal. From Shanghai, the former secretary of state flew to South Korea for talks. "We all need to see what happens".
US administers 205.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines
But the concern is that in some cases, they are occurring in people infected by more contagious virus variants. While a third booster shot against the virus is not yet required, Moderna has announced it will be ready soon.
Biden keeps US refugee cap at 15,000 rather than raise it
Hours later, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the president is committed to increasing the cap without specifying a number. Trump had blocked many Muslim and African refugees by prioritizing smaller groups of refugees, like Iraqi Christians.
UK records another 2,596 coronavirus cases, 34 deaths
In the 265 lineages from India , the cumulative prevalence of the B.1.617 variant was 10 per cent, the Scripps researchers found. This is the list of countries which if people have travelled to in the previous 10 days, they're refused entry to the UK.
Expert blames George Floyd’s death on heart rhythm problem
He said Floyd was held faceddown on the ground by Chauvin and other officers next to the exhaust pipe of a running police auto . The South African-born Fowler said Floyd had an enlarged heart and a "significant narrowing of all of his coronary arteries".
Biden-Suga Meetings At White House Set To Focus On China
Biden said they agreed to enhance their support for global vaccination efforts through the ACT accelerator and COVID-19 facility. Biden did not mention Taiwan by name amid concerns from global watchdogs that China may take military action against the island.