AP source: Biden lifting Trump refugee cap after delay WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is formally lifting the nation's refugee cap to 62,500 this year, according to a congressional aide briefed on the plans, weeks after facing bipartisan blowback for his delay in lifting former President Donald Trump Analysis | The Biden administration changed its story on refugee admissions six times in three weeksThe Biden administration changed its story on when and how it would increase the refugee admissions cap six times in three weeks. Biden overruled Blinken, top officials on initial refugee cap decision: reportPresident Biden reportedly overruled several of his top officials when he decided to keep in place the Trump administration’s cap on refugee admissions. After refugee flipflop, White House insists nod to progressives was plan all alongPressed on an apparent flip-flop last week on the cap for allowing refugees into the country amid withering criticism from congressional Democrats, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki insisted Mo… Analysis: Progressive backlash on refugee cap puts Biden on noticeJoe Biden's swift reversals on raising the nation's refugee cap over the past 48 hours marked a rare moment of uncertainty for the new President within a carefully choreographed first 100 days -- one that underscored the power of progressives to force Bid White House defends 'aspirational' goal of 62,500 refugeesThe White House insisted Monday that President Biden’s goal of increasing the annual cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 was always “aspirational” but that he remains committed to upping the number above the Trump-era level of 15,000. Left feels empowered after Biden backtracks on refugeesLiberals are feeling empowered after the White House backtracked on plans to keep the cap on refugees at the same level of the Trump administration following a swell of public pressure from the left. ‘The wheels fell off’: How Biden’s misgivings on border surge upended plan on refugeesBiden wavered for two months before ultimately rebuffing top national security officials.