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Lawmakers Call On Biden To Formally Raise Refugee Cap After Delays

Over 30 Democratic lawmakers have signed onto a letter calling on the Biden administration to formally lift the cap on refugees, a promise President Biden made on the campaign trail.
Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, seen here at a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol on March 11, are calling on the Biden administration to lift the cap on refugees. Source: Drew Angerer

Progressive lawmakers are calling on President Biden to fulfill a campaign pledge and increase the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. this fiscal year from the record-low levels set in the Trump era.

"Having fought for four years against the Trump Administration's full-scale assault on refugee resettlement in the United States, we were from Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Rep. Jan Schakosky, D-Ill.

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