Joe Biden To Offer Safe Haven To 125 Thousand Refugees on 1st Year

“We also face a crisis of more than 80 million displaced people suffering all around the world,” said President Joe Biden on Thursday. “The United States moral leadership on refugee issues was a point of bipartisan consensus for so many decades, when I first got here.”

“We shine the light of lamp of liberty on oppressed people. We offered safe havens for those fleeing violence or persecution. And our example pushed other nations to open wide their doors as well. So today I’m approving an executive order to begin the hard work of restoring our refugee admissions program to help meet the unprecedented global need. It’s going to take time to rebuild what has been so badly damaged, but that’s precisely what we’re going to do. This executive order position us to be able to raise the refugee admissions back up to one hundred and twenty five thousand persons for the first full fiscal year.”