Democratic senator rips Biden for keeping Trump’s refugee cap

The Senate’s top foreign policy Democrat on Friday blasted the White House for maintaining former President Trump‘s refugee cap, a move that flies in the face of Democrats who have lobbied for a raise in refugee numbers.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) released a letter he’d sent to President Biden earlier in the day warning Biden of the repercussions of not raising the refugee cap, which had been set at 15,000 by Trump.

“By failing to issue a revised Determination, the White House has not only stymied the number of refugees permitted entrance into the United States, but also it has prevented the Department of State from admitting vetted refugees currently waiting in the system who do not fit into the unprecedentedly narrow refugee categories designated by the Trump administration,” Menendez wrote in his letter.

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