(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden has signed a memo to raise the maximum number of refugees allowed into the United States this fiscal year to 62,500. His administration had first said in February it wanted the cap at that number, but in mid April, Biden backtracked... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended the Biden administration amid a barrage of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and refugee advocates for maintaining a Trump-era limit on refugee admissions for now. While President Joe Biden pledged to... Read More.
By QUINN OWEN and JORDYN PHELPS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The federal agency tasked with connecting unaccompanied children to relatives or sponsors in the U.S., is on the verge of maxing out its capacity to hold children before they are resettled,... Read More.
By CONOR FINNEGAN and BEN GITTLESON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- When President Joe Biden announced two weeks ago that he was dramatically shifting the United States' approach to refugees, it was celebrated in some corners as a swift end to former President Donald... Read More.
By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is cutting the number of refugees the U.S. will admit in Fiscal Year 2021 to a historic low number -- 15,000.That's 3,000 fewer refugees than the ceiling the administration... Read More.
By CHRISTINE THEODOROU, ENGIN BAS and IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News(ISTANBUL, Turkey) -- Massive fires have engulfed the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, where an estimated 12,000 migrants and refugees live, officials said.Thousands of migrants... Read More.