Biden drops promise for quick expansion in refugee admissions
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Washington (AFP) – President Joe Biden’s administration announced Friday he was scrapping his pledge for a rapid expansion in the number of refugees allowed into the United States, but seemed to backtrack later in the day after fierce blowback from within his Democratic Party.  The outcry came after a senior administration official said Biden would maintain the historically low ceiling of 15,000 people resettled a year, a number set by predecessor Donald Trump who had imposed hardline border policies. The Biden administration had recently stated it wanted to allow in about 60,000 refugees annu…

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