Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally

by International Rescue Committee
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Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
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Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally

Project Report | Mar 27, 2018
Update--Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S.

By Caitlin Golub | Account Manager

In January, the IRC released projected figures for refugee resettlement in the United States. The IRC’s analysis shows the nations resettlement program on track to resettle only 21,292 refugees in Fiscal Year 2018, well below the administrations 45,000 cap, and far below the historic annual average of 95,000.

David Miliband, CEO and President of the IRC released a statement, saying--

“The shocking figures we are releasing today show that the U.S. is on track to cut by three quarters the number of refugees allowed into the country for resettlement. This is a dramatic shift from 30 years of bipartisan practice, and represents an unprecedented assault on U.S. global leadership in this area.

“It is no exaggeration that the future of America as a home for refugees is now on the line. Congress needs to hold the administration to account for missing its own target, announced just four months ago.

“The administration’s determination to squeeze the life out of the refugee resettlement program will harm the lives, and life chances, of some of the most vulnerable people on the planet, and it sets a terrible moral example to the rest of the world.”

The IRC notes modest but still insufficient movement to address refugee populations prompted by upheavals in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Bhutan, Syria and Myanmar. More alarming are several trends tied to the extended travel ban, “red tape” vetting measures, and select family reunification holds, all of which prompt serious concerns for the integrity and impartiality of an immigration program historically based on need.

In the last year, thousands of refugees who were already vetted by the world’s strictest resettlement program and deemed ready to travel have been walled off through administrative barriers, not only dashing hopes of a brighter future for their families — and desperately desired safety for their children — but actively leaving them in harm’s way as well. We at the IRC are continuing to #StandWithTheBanned, and fight this historical low refugee acceptance cap—and we thank you for standing with us.

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