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US hits 50,000 refugee cap, but others still allowed in

US hits 50,000 refugee cap, but others still allowed in

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has reached the Trump administration's limit of 50,000 refugees for this budget year.

But a Supreme Court opinion on the president's travel ban keeps the door open for more refugees to move to the United States in the coming months. The court ruling says people with a "bona fide relationship" in the United States are still allowed in. That includes refugees who have a close relative already living in the U.S. For anyone who can prove that relationship, President Donald Trump's limit of 50,000 refugees won't matter.

It's unclear how many refugees will be able to prove a relationship, but refugee aid agencies expect to greet at least some of the roughly 26,000 people already approved to come.

Since October, 50,086 refugees have moved to the U.S.


Updated : 2021-05-07 07:10 GMT+08:00