Christian groups praise Biden raising refugee resettlement cap: ‘Blessing to our communities’

Biden vows to set 2022 resettlement cap of 125K refugees

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

A grandmother from the Syrian town of Al Hasakah with her grandchildren settle with other Syrian refugees who are fleeing the Turkish incursion in Rojava, arrive at Badarash IDPs camp as more than 800 were welcomed to the facility on October 17, 2019, in Dohuk, Iraq. More than 1,000 refugees have arrived in Northern Iraq since the beginning of the conflict, with many saying they paid to be smuggled through the Syrian border. | Byron Smith/Getty Images

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service also praised Biden's move and another decision to reverse the previous administration’s restrictions on immigration from a few Muslim-majority nations.

LIRS President and CEO Krish O’Mara Vignarajah said that the Biden administration's actions show that “refugees are welcome here and are a blessing to our communities.”

“The new admissions ceiling reflects our core values as a welcoming nation, and finally aligns public policy with the unprecedented global need of millions forced from their home by violence, war, and persecution,” she stated.

“As leader of the free world, the United States has a moral obligation to address this crisis — it’s incredibly heartening to once again see an administration who takes our nation’s humanitarian responsibilities seriously.”

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