Speaker Pelosi presses Biden to accept more refugees into U.S.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 file photo, a migrant walks through a refugee camp in Matamoros, Mexico Migrant families will be held at hotels in the Phoenix area in response to a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday, April 9, 2021 another step in the Biden administration's rush to set up temporary space for them. (AP Photo/Eric Gay File)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 file photo, a migrant walks through a refugee camp in Matamoros, Mexico Migrant families will be held at hotels in the Phoenix area in response to a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday, April 9, 2021 another step in the Biden administration’s rush to set up temporary space for them. (AP Photo/Eric Gay File)

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UPDATED 7:38 AM PT – Friday, April 16, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took an apparent jab at Joe Biden while pushing him to accept more refugees into the U.S.

While speaking to reporters Thursday, Pelosi dropped subtle hints for Biden to raise the current cap of refugees allowed into the U.S. She claimed it was the White House’s moral responsibility to take them in.

“So we have to recognize our moral responsibility as we see other countries take in refugees,” stated the House Speaker. “I think right now we have, well it’s a very few thousand, and we have to increase that number.”

Under the Trump administration, the cap was cut to 15,000 from the previous cap of 85,000. Pelosi strongly opposed this move at the time.

In February, Biden vowed to restore and increase that cap to 125,000. However, human rights groups are hammering Biden while noting he has not kept his word.

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