Right now, more than 100 million people across the globe have left their homes to seek refuge from violent conflicts, climate change, and political persecution. But despite this unprecedented need for sanctuary, our country still welcomes far fewer refugees than it could.
Despite the millions of refugees fleeing violence and injustice in the past year, only about 15,000 were resettled in the United States. That's merely a small fraction of the administration's 125,000 refugee admissions goal for fiscal year 2022.
President Biden is currently considering ways to increase our impact for the next fiscal year, which begins in October. With more than two million people expected to seek refuge in 2023, we must do everything we can to expand U.S. refugee resettlement programs. That's why now is the time for us to call on the Biden administration to set an ambitious refugee admissions goal of at least 200,000 for FY2023.
Add your name to call on President Biden to increase the refugee quota to at least 200,000!