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Biden appears to cave on 15K refugee cap under pressure from left, Democrats

20 days ago   |   By New York Post

Just hours after President Joe Biden signed an executive order that would retain the Trump administration's 15,000 person cap on refugee admissions Friday, the White House reversed course on the matter, apparently caving after facing strong backlash from Democratic lawmakers. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced late Friday that the White House will unveil...
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Biden Keeps Trump's Cap on Refugees

Biden Keeps Trump's Cap on Refugees

21 days ago   |   By Newser

President Biden on Friday signed an emergency determination to speed refugee admissions to the US, but he kept his predecessor's historically low cap of 15,000 refugees for this year, triggering an outcry from advocates for refugees and even Biden allies. Many were surprised Biden has not replaced the cap...
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Threats against members of Congress doubled in 2021, Capitol Police say

Threats against members of Congress doubled in 2021, Capitol Police say

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How Trump is hunting down the GOP's leading families

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