Biden administration doubles refugee admissions target to 125K

The Report to Congress recommends an increase in the refugee admissions target from 62,500 in Fiscal Year 2021 至 125,000 in Fiscal Year 2022 to address needs generated by humanitarian crises around the globe,” the State Department said a 新闻稿.

MAYORKAS DEFENDS ‘MULTI-LAYERED, MULTI-AGENCY’ AFGHAN REFUGEE VETTING AMID GOP CONCERNS

The State Department and Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services provided the President’s Report to Congress on the proposed Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions to the Judiciary Committees of both the House and the Senate. 从那里, the agencies will consult with Congress to determine the final number.

The statement argued that the world isfacing unprecedented global displacement and humanitarian needs,” noting that the U.S. has along tradition of providing a safe haven and opportunity to individuals fleeing persecution.

A robust refugee admissions program is critical to U.S. foreign policy interests and national security objectives, and is a reflection of core American values,” 声明如下. “The United States has long been a global leader in refugee resettlement.

The proposal comes as the U.S. has evacuated thousands of Afghan allies and at-risk civilians following the end the country’s nearly 20-year military presence in 阿富汗.

关于 31,000 Afghan migrants have already arrived 在美国. for processing, 结束时 50,000 more are expected to be admitted into the country within the next month.

“美国. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) reflects our tradition as a nation that has long welcomed immigrants and refugees,” 声明说. “It is an important, enduring, and ongoing expression of our commitment to international humanitarian principles and reflects the best of America’s values and compassion.

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