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President-elect Joe Biden addresses a virtual 40th anniversary celebration of Jesuit Refugee Services on Nov. 12, 2020.

As Biden looks to raise refugee cap, Catholics argue he can do more

Sep 21, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic refugee advocates on Tuesday praised President Joe Biden for pushing to raise the refugee cap in the coming fiscal... Read more

USCCB applauds Biden for raising limit on refugee admissions

May 4, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday praised the Biden Administration for its decision to raise the refugee ceiling. Read more

Biden raises refugee admissions cap to 62,500

May 3, 2021

President Biden on Monday raised the refugee admissions cap for the current fiscal year, more than quadrupling the current limit. Read more

Syrian refugee family

U.S. bishops ‘disappointed’ at White House keeping current refugee limit

Apr 19, 2021

After the Biden administration announced it would not increase the record-low cap on refugee admissions until May, the U.S. bishops... Read more

White House says it will increase refugee cap in May

Apr 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

President Joe Biden will increase the refugee admissions limit by May 15 - after reports that he would keep the... Read more

Syrian refugee family at a camp in Passau, Germany - August 2015

‘Refugee resettlement has effectively been halted’: Catholics implore Biden to accept more refugees

Apr 15, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic organizations expressed dismay that the United States this year could admit the lowest number of refugees in decades.  Read more

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As Biden increases refugee cap, CRS applauds

Feb 5, 2021

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is among the groups praising President Joe Biden’s announcement that the U.S. will accept more refugees... Read more

Catholic groups urge US to accept more refugees in 2021

Oct 2, 2020

The U.S. State Department informed Congress this week that the U.S. anticipates 15,000 refugees to be admitted and resettled during... Read more

Syrian refugee.

Trump administration drops refugee cap to 45,000

Sep 28, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Trump administration announced on Wednesday it plans to resettle a maximum of 45,000 refugees in 2018, fewer than in... Read more