FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2021
Contact: Timothy Younger | [email protected] | 443-257-6310
Washington D.C. – The White Home at the moment introduced that President Biden has formally signed the Fiscal Yr 2022 “Presidential Willpower” on refugee admissions, elevating the annual cap to 125,000. The Fiscal Yr 2021 refugee cap was beforehand elevated to 62,500 in Might from the all-time low cap of 15,000 set by former President Trump.
President Biden has directed the administration to resettle refugees based on the next regional allocations:
- Africa: 40,000
- Close to East and South Asia: 35,000
- Latin America and the Caribbean: 15,000
- East Asia: 15,000
- Central Asia: 10,000
- Unallocated reserve: 10,000
In its report back to Congress, the administration recognized priorities and populations of specific concern, together with “expanded resettlement of Central People; enhanced entry to the USRAP for Afghans in danger as a consequence of their affiliation with the USA; elevated resettlement of LGBTQI+ refugees; precedence entry for at-risk Uyghurs, Hong Kong refugees, and Burmese dissidents; and resettlement of Burmese Rohingya.”
The next is a press release by Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, President and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, the nation’s largest faith-based nonprofit devoted completely to serving refugees, asylum seekers, and different weak immigrant communities:
“The brand new refugee cap represents a marketing campaign promise saved and a substantive coverage shift much more aligned with our values as a welcoming nation. There have undoubtedly been challenges in rebuilding the refugee program from all-time low, however President Biden’s signature at the moment is a recommitment to America because the shining metropolis on the hill.
We’re extraordinarily grateful for the administration’s recognition that refugees make our nation stronger. They could arrive with little, however refugees contribute a lot. They enrich our tradition, stimulate our financial system, and revitalize our workforce.
People throughout the nation and throughout the political spectrum are desirous to re-engage on this work of welcome. With neighborhood assist, we stand able to resettle refugees, reunite households, and rekindle the American dream.”