In his first few weeks in office, President Biden has taken several actions towards granting greater protections to refugees and asylum seekers pursuing safety in the US. These include:
- Reversing the travel ban on Muslim-majority countries,
- Halting new enrollments in the Migrant Protection Protocols program (also known as Remain in Mexico),
- Establishing a task force to reunify families separated at the US-Mexico border, and
- Taking steps to raise the refugee admissions ceiling to 125,000.
JRS advocates spoke out in favor of reversing harmful US policies and expressed support for these reforms. By joining together, our voices helped make this progress possible!
We encourage the Biden Administration to continue advancing these reforms and will continue to advocate for policies that recognize the inherent dignity and rights of all who are forcibly displaced.
In the meantime, help us thank President Biden and Vice President Harris for prioritizing these issues and for already taking action to protect and welcome refugees.
Please join us by sending a thank you message today!