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The US State Department would open the doors to 125 thousand refugees in 2022
The United States would open the doors to 125 thousand refugees by 2022, as reported by the United States Department of State. The Joe Biden administration foresees that by 2022 the refugee limit will increase, in 2021 it will have a limit of 62,500 and it may increase by 2022 to 125 thousand.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is discussing the plan with members of Congress.
Refugee Limit Raised By President Joe Biden
In January 2021 when Joe Biden took office as President of the United States, he raised the refugee limit to 62,500, where 7,637 refugees were admitted in October 2020 and August 2021.
The immigration policy was one of the points that Biden deepened in his electoral campaign, where he expressed that he was going to change the immigration policy of Donald Trump. In the report made by the president to Congress, he recommended an increase in the number of refugees by 2022 to 125 thousand due to the humanitarian crisis around the world.
Secretary of State indicated the Allocated Quotas
The Secretary of State, Antoni Blinken, pointed out the allocated quotas, 40 thousand were allocated for Africa, 15 thousand for East Asia, 10 thousand for Europe and Central Asia, 35 thousand for the Near East / South Asia and 15 thousand for America Latin / Caribbean.
10 thousand places will also be available, for other regions that need it urgently or some inconvenience of force majeure.