Refugee resettlement in limbo awaiting promised changes

In February, President Joe Biden signed an executive order saying he would “begin the hard work of restoring our refugee admissions program.”

Part of that work was to include raising the number of refugees allowed into the United States from 15,000, a historic low set by the former president, to 125,000 in the new administration’s first full fiscal year.

But as of April, the number hadn’t yet budged.