February 04, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Welcomes Action from Biden Administration to Restore Refugee Admissions to the U.S.

Washington D.C.— Today, Congressman Joe Neguse issued a statement on President Biden’s announcement that he will raise the annual refugee admissions cap to 125,000. Congressman Neguse, a son of refugees, is a co-chair of the Bipartisan Refugee Caucus and helped introduce the GRACE Act, legislation introduced last Congress to increase refugee admission thresholds that reached an all-time low during the Trump Administration.

“I’m grateful to see the Biden Administration taking action to return the United States to its rightful role as a global leader in refugee resettlement. As the son of African immigrants, the shelter and freedom provided to refugees from around the world in the U.S. is not abstract to me, but offered my family an opportunity to live out the American Dream. It’s time to rebuild our moral authority on refugee resettlement and safeguard America’s bedrock commitment to uplifting those who need us the most. I applaud President Biden for taking decisive action to begin that process.”