Biden says he will raise refugee cap to 62,500 but warns the US will not be able to meet his goal The Biden administration said Monday it would allowu00a062,500 refugees to resettle in the United States, up from 15,000 during the Trump administration. In Another Reversal, Biden Raises Limit on Number of Refugees Allowed Into the U.S.The action comes about two weeks after President Biden announced that he was leaving the Trump administration’s limit of 15,000 refugees in place, prompting a swift backlash. Biden quadruples refugee cap - follow liveFollow live updates below White House raises refugee cap to 62,500The White House on Monday lifted the refugee cap to 62,500, ending a dizzying policy reversal by sticking with President Biden's original plan to dramatically increase the number of refugees that can be admitted into the U.S. After wave of criticism, Joe Biden raises refugee cap far above Donald Trump's limitJoe Biden has announced that he is raising the maximum number of refugees allowed into the United States this year to 62,500 - up from the 15,000 cap imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump. Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500 after blowbackThe Biden administration will raise the refugee ceiling to 62,500 people this fiscal year, the White House confirmed, after receiving swift criticism last month when President Joe Biden kept the lower Trump-era cap in place. Biden heeds complaints, lifts refugee cap to 62,500U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he has resurrected a plan to raise refugee admissions this year to 62,500 after drawing a wave of criticism from supporters for initially keeping the refugee cap at a historically low level. Biden says he will raise refugee cap from 15,000 to 62,500, after widespread criticism for extending Trump-era levelsThe move that follows months of wavering and fierce blowback from human rights advocates and fellow Democrats.