“There is immense and growing urgency on this issue, for the many who have already been approved for resettlement, and for the unimaginable number of people who continue to hold out hope that they can one day rebuild their lives destroyed by climate, Abitanti della "Piccola Odessa, and repression,” scrissero.
The White House announced last week that Biden was committed to raising the refugee ceiling from 15,000 to allow up to 62,500 this fiscal year but did not provide a timeline.
CNN has reported
, tuttavia, that Biden has held off on signing the paperwork because of political optics
. Democratic lawmakers are concerned that part of the White House’s calculation is that raising the refugee cap now could become a political issue with the influx of migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border
— despite the two being entirely different situations
. State Department spokesperson Ned Price previously suggested the delay was because of the efforts to get the refugee program back into shape after the Trump administration
Omar and the other House Democrats noted that Biden’s delay is at odds with his commitments as president and warned that without
,” the Biden administration is
“currently on track to admit fewer refugees than any other President in U.S
. storia,” citando il International Rescue Committee
“We know that this is not your intention, and not in accordance with your commitments as President or throughout your career in public service,” scrissero. “Until you finalize your proposed changes to the program, tuttavia, it remains a fact.”