The State Department is proposing to double the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
“The report to Congress recommends raising the refugee admission target from 62,500 in fiscal year 2021 to 125,000 in fiscal year 2022 to meet needs arising from humanitarian crises around the world.” According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Press release.
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The Department of State and the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services submitted the President’s Report to Congress on a proposed presidential resolution on admitting refugees to the Judiciary Committees in both the House and Senate. From there, the agencies will consult with Congress to determine the final number.
The statement argued that the world had “faced unprecedented global displacement and humanitarian needs,” noting that the United States had a “long tradition of providing safe ports and opportunities to individuals fleeing persecution.”
“Having a robust refugee admissions program is critical to US foreign policy interests and national security goals, and is a reflection of core American values,” the statement said. The United States has long been a world leader in refugee resettlement.
The proposal comes as the United States has evacuated thousands of Afghan allies and civilians at risk after ending the country’s nearly 20-year military presence in Afghanistan. Afghanistan.
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About 31,000 Afghan immigrants have already arrived in the United States for treatment, and more than 50,000 more are expected to enter the country next month.
“The United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) reflects our traditions as a country that has always welcomed immigrants and refugees,” the statement read. “It is an important, enduring and enduring expression of our commitment to international humanitarian principles and reflects the best values and empathy for America.”
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