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Total US Refugee Admissions 2021-2024


For the fiscal year 2021, Trump lowered the global cap on refugee admissions to 15,000. During his campaign, Biden promised to raise refugee admissions to at least 125,000 per year, starting in the 2022 fiscal year. Following his election, Biden proposed raising the refugee cap for the remainder of the 2021 fiscal year to 62,500; however, on April 15th, he issued a presidential determination maintaining the refugee cap at 15,000 and only changing regional allocations. Following criticism, the Biden administration issued a statement later that day promising a final, increased refugee cap by May 15th.

The number of refugees admitted during the last few presidential terms are 118,063 from 2016-2020, 294,840 from 2012-2016, 262,627 from 2008-2012, and 203,509 from 2004-2008.

How many refugees will be admitted to the US from 2021 to 2024?

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