President Biden has pledged to work toward an increase in the current refugee cap of 15,000 for the current fiscal year which was set by former President Trump. When Trump took office in early 2017, he inherited Obama’s cap of 110,000 and then lowered it to the 15,000 level – the lowest level since 1980 when the Refugee act was passed – by the time he left office. Biden has indicated that he would eventually raise the cap to 125,000 with a goal of 62,500 for the year beginning October 1, 2021 and said that he was “approving an executive order to begin the hard work of restoring our refugee admissions program to help meet the unprecedented global need.” The expected regional allocations for the 62,500 break down are: 22,000 for Africa, 6,000 for East Asia, 4,000 for Europe and Central Asia, 5,000 for Latin America/Caribbean, 13,000 for the region near East/South Asia and 12,500 for reserve slots.
If you are seeking refugee or immigration help, please call Cella & Associates at our national toll-free free number 877.583.7080, and we will schedule a confidential consultation via WhatsApp, Skype, Telephone, or Zoom. In addition to English such consultations can be in Albanian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, and Spanish. (Although we do hold in-person consultations, when necessary, in our Clifton New Jersey and Aventura Florida offices. Due to COVID-19 concerns, we discourage such consultations for your safety as well as for the safety of our attorneys and staff.)
** Cella & Associates will not prosecute cases which we know, or have reason to believe, are fraudulent or frivolous. **
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