It became known that in the 2021 fiscal year, the United States will accept 1.5 thousand refugees from Europe and Central Asia.
US President Joe Biden signed a new decree. This decree determines the number of refugees that the United States will be willing to accept in fiscal 2021. This applies to the period from October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021.
Firstly, 7 thousand visas have been allocated for refugees from African states. Secondly, for East Asian refugees – 1,000. As for Europe and Central Asia – 1,500 refugees. From Latin America and the Caribbean – 3 thousand refugees. And also from the Middle East and South Asia – 1.5 thousand. At the same time, another 1,000 visas will remain in reserve.
In addition, later White House press secretary Jane Psaki indicated that quotas could be changed in the near future.
Earlier, Biden promised to increase the number of accepted refugees to 62.5 thousand.