President Biden on Saturday explained his initial decision to not increase the limit on refugee admissions to the United States, stating that his administration “couldn’t do two things at once.”
Speaking to reporters in Wilmington, Del., at the end of a golf session Saturday, Biden explained that he couldn’t initially increase the cap due to burdens that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is facing because of an influx of unaccompanied child migrants at the southern border.
“We’re going to increase the number. The problem was that the refugee part was working on the crisis that ended up on the border with young people,” Biden said according to a White House pool report.
“We couldn’t do two things at once. But now we are going to increase the number,” he continued.
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