Within two weeks of taking office, Biden signed an executive order to rebuild and enhance federal programs to resettle refugees - programs he said had been "badly damaged" under the Trump administration. Biden also revoked some restrictive immigration policies that Trump had put in place, including ones that sought to bar refugees from some countries. In February, Biden announced that he was raising the annual cap on refugee admissions to 125,000 for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, up from Trump's historically low limit of 15,000.
However, Biden has yet to do one thing that would make all of those changes official: sign what is known as a presidential determination. Without that action, Trump's old policies and his 15,000-person cap on refugee settlements remain in effect.
Signing a presidential determination typically takes place almost immediately after such policy announcements. The delay has lasted eight weeks.