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Biden administration doubles refugee admissions target to 125K

The State Department is proposing to double the variety of refugees that will probably be admitted into the United States.

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

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The State Department and Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services supplied the President’s Report to Congress on the proposed Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions to the Judiciary Committees of each the House and the Senate. From there, the companies will seek the advice of with Congress to decide the ultimate quantity.

The assertion argued that the world is “facing unprecedented global displacement and humanitarian needs,” noting that the U.S. has a “long 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,” the assertion reads. “The United States has long been a global leader in refugee resettlement.”

The proposal comes because the U.S. has evacuated 1000’s of Afghan allies and at-risk civilians following the tip the nation’s practically 20-year army presence in Afghanistan.

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About 31,000 Afghan migrants have already arrived within the U.S. for processing, whereas over 50,000 extra are anticipated to be admitted into the nation inside the subsequent month.

“The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) reflects our tradition as a nation that has long welcomed immigrants and refugees,” the assertion stated. “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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