President Joe Biden plans to raise a Trump-era limit on the number of refugees allowed in the country, reversing course after an outcry from activists. The White House said Friday Biden would raise the cap on refugee resettlements by May 15. Hours earlier the administration faced a backlash from lawmakers and advocates for saying that it planned to keep the limit for the fiscal year at 15,000 — a historically low number set by former President Donald Trump. Ref. USAToday.