Refugee Council USA Releases Comprehensive Report on the Harmful Impact of Drastic Refugee Resettlement Cuts
Yesterday, the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) released a report on the multiple ways in which the current Administration’s refugee policies have devastated the individuals and families seeking safety, the communities that wish to welcome them, and the U.S. resettlement program at large.
The 26-page report paints a bleak picture, outlining the dozens of policies and executive actions that have harmed vulnerable populations, both here in the United States and abroad. It also shows the negative impact of drastically reduced refugee admissions not just on the refugees themselves, but also on local and regional economies, and the resettlement infrastructure that will take years to rebuild.
As you may recall, in 2018, the United States admitted only 69 refugees from Syria. For the federal government’s 2019 fiscal year, which ends on September 30th, the number of arrivals is 218. While this is certainly a significant improvement, the UN reports that there are more than 5 million registered Syrian refugees who have fled to other countries and that more than 6 million people have been forced from their homes and remain displaced inside Syria.
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