Posted on October 13, 2021

Joe Biden Brings 3K Refugees to U.S. from Countries Exporting Terrorism

John Binder, Breitbart, October 11, 2021

President Joe Biden’s administration resettled more than 3,000 refugees from countries known to export terrorism that had previously been listed on former President Donald Trump’s constitutional travel ban.

In May, President Joe Biden announced he would raise the refugee resettlement cap to 62,500 refugees for Fiscal Year 2021 — more than four times the cap that former President Trump imposed for the year at about 15,000 refugees.

The Fiscal Year started on October 1, 2020, and ran through September 30. The annual cap set by presidents is merely a numerical limit and not intended to be a numerical goal.

In January, Biden signed an executive order that ended Trump’s constitutional travel ban which had prevented almost all immigration to the U.S. from particular countries with a history of exporting terrorism.

As a result, more than 3,000 refugees from countries listed on Trump’s travel ban were resettled across the U.S. this past Fiscal Year, including:

  • 175 refugees from Iran
  • 1,246 refugees from Syria
  • 7 refugees from Yemen
  • 174 refugees from Somalia
  • 3 refugees from Venezuela
  • 772 refugees from Myanmar
  • 184 refugees from Eritrea
  • 513 refugees from Sudan


A bulk of refugees, nearly 3,000, were resettled in California, Kentucky, New York, and Washington.

As Breitbart News reported, Biden is planning to bring more than 10 times as many refugees to the U.S. for Fiscal Year 2022 — which started on October 1 — as he brought in Fiscal Year 2021.