On Friday, US president announced that he'd keep his predecessor's historically low 15,000-per-year limit

In an about-face, US President Joe Biden said over the weekend that he will increase the maximum number of refugees admitted this year to the United States from 15,000, a figure set by his Republican predecessor.

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Biden drew the ire of refugee advocates and certain Democratic lawmakers when he signed an order on Friday limiting US refugee admissions to the historically low cap set under former President Donald Trump, shelving a plan to raise it to 62,500. Red more at i24