Administration Sets Admission Goal 125,000 Refugees in 2023

The current fiscal year had the same allottment, but fewer admissions.

President Biden’s administration set a goal to admit 125,000 refugees into the United States during the 2023 fiscal year. State Department spokesperson Ned Price announced the goal that is intended to “address the growing needs generated by humanitarian crises around the globe, including the more than 100 million displaced persons around the world.” 

The proposed target is the same number as the current fiscal year, which ends on September 30. Thus far, President Biden’s administration has only admitted 19,919 refugees into the country, far short of their original estimation. The goal is a reversal of the refugee policy numbers of the previous administration, which had capped refugee admissions at 15,000.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and the secretary of state as they determine levels of refugee admissions.
  • For wisdom for State Department diplomats and ambassadors as they interact with foreign ministers.
  • For the president’s administration as they evaluate the needs of immigrants and refugees currently in the nation.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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