Ali Noorani on Reported 2020 Refugee Ceiling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A report this afternoon suggests that the fiscal year 2020 refugee resettlement ceiling will be 18,000, a new low for the third consecutive year. The following is a quote from Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum:

“Such a low cap will further undermine the U.S. refugee resettlement program, hurt the network that helps refugees integrate, and damage our nation’s standing in the world.

“Refugees contribute to our economy and communities. We are hurting not only our standing but also ourselves.”

The Forum hosted a press call on refugee resettlement earlier this month.

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