URGE PRESIDENT BIDEN TO RESTORE THE REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM

 

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The United States has been a leader in refugee resettlement, offering a lifeline of protection for those fleeing persecution to start their lives anew in the U.S. With the Biden administration committed to restoring and strengthening the resettlement program once again, it’s time to act.

Yet no PD has been signed — leaving many refugees with flights already booked at risk of having those flights canceled. Cancellations have already started to occur and will continue on a day-by-day basis until a PD is signed.

Days after the Biden administration took office, they committed to rebuilding the refugee resettlement program and set the presidential determination (PD) to welcome 62,500 refugees.

Right now, hope is on the line. Hundreds of refugees saw a new future ahead of themselves, and now that future hangs in the balance — unless we act now.

 

Read more from the New York Times March 12, 2021 article “Refugee Flights Canceled as Biden Fails to Lift Trump Cutback”