UN Urges Trump To Continue Allowing Refugees Enter US

March 18, 2023 8:24 pm3 commentsViews: 70

Following the statement of United States President Donald Trump to put a four-month hold on refugees entry the United Nations refugee agency as well as International Organization for Migration (IOM) have come forward with call to continue offering asylum.

Trump has temporarily barred people coming from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen to help protect Americans from terrorist attacks.

In a joint statement the UNHCR and IOM said, “The needs of refugees and migrants worldwide have never been greater and the US resettlement program is one of the most important in the world.”

Trump said his administration needs about 90 days to develop more stringent screening processes for visitors from the six Muslim-majority countries as well as immigrants and refugees too.

The two Geneva-based agencies said they are committed to working with the new administration of US towards a shared goal of ensuring safe and secure resettlement programmes.

In a statement the agencies said to strongly believe the refugees should receive equal treatment and hope US to continue its strong leadership role in protecting those who are fleeing war and persecution.

Between October and year-end in 2016 US helped in the resettlement of 25,000 refugees under UNHCR’s program.


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