UN welcomes US President Joe Biden’s decision to admit more refugees this year

Filippo Grandi, UN Excessive Commissioner for Refugees, stated in an announcement: “I hope this choice will now additionally encourage different international locations to observe swimsuit, to revive or increase their resettlement commitments.”

Reuters | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Geneva

PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 08:28 PM IST

The UN refugee company on Tuesday welcomed a choice by US President Joe Biden to confess as much as 62,500 refugees this yr, which it hoped would encourage different international locations to resettle extra folks fleeing battle or persecution.

Biden stated on Monday he had resurrected a plan to boost refugee admissions this yr after drawing a wave of criticism from supporters for initially protecting the refugee cap at a traditionally low stage of 15,000, set by his predecessor Donald Trump.

Filippo Grandi, UN Excessive Commissioner for Refugees, stated in an announcement: “I hope this choice will now additionally encourage different international locations to observe swimsuit, to revive or increase their resettlement commitments.”

Close

Leave a Comment