Admin l Friday, 9 September 2022
WASHINGTON – The United States of America has put into motion the process that would lead to admission of 125,000 refugees for the Fiscal Year 2023.
This 125,000 refugees according to Department Spokesman, Ned Price will address the growing needs generated by humanitarian crises around the globe, including the more than 100 million displaced persons around the world.
This follows the transmission of the President Joe Biden’s report to Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Senate on Proposed Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2023 by the Department of State, together with the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS).
Next, together with DHS and HHS, the Secretary will consult with Congress about the President’s proposed Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2023, Ned Price said.
He explained that through the U.S. refugee resettlement program, “our government, civil society and private sector partners, state and local officials, and Americans in communities throughout the country demonstrate day in and day out the generosity and core values of our nation”, adding that the United States will continue to provide a safe haven and opportunity to the world’s most vulnerable.
He said the United States is, and will continue to be, a global leader in international humanitarian response, including through refugee resettlement.
“We have prioritized rebuilding and strengthening the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) in a strategic, sustainable way that positions the program on a durable foundation for the future and modernizes the program to be responsive to evolving needs and opportunities.
“This includes efforts to expand opportunities for Americans to engage directly in resettlement, including through a private sponsorship pilot program that we will launch later this year.
“Over the past fiscal year, we also have taken steps to increase the resettlement of members of particularly vulnerable populations through USRAP, including refugees from the Americas, Congolese, Syrians, Ukrainians, populations from Burma, and many other nationalities, as well LGBTQI+ persons, all while providing additional initial resettlement support to more than 80,000 Afghans in communities across the United States – the largest resettlement effort we have undertaken in 40 years”, he said.