In response to the Biden administration's broken promise on Refugee Resettlement, Oxfam America's Global Policy Lead Noah Gottschalk said,
“We are shocked and disappointed that President Biden has chosen to abandon his long-standing promise to rebuild the US refugee resettlement program and is instead maintaining yet another of the Trump administration's cruel and xenophobic policies. There is no justification for today's decision, which violates the President's commitments to restore America to its rightful place as a leader in welcoming and respecting the human rights, dignity and value of refugees in our communities.
"This announcement is a devastating setback for the tens of thousands of refugee families who have been caught in limbo waiting for the Biden Administration to act. We continue to demand that the US live up to its responsibilities to people seeking safe haven, starting by setting a refugee admissions goal of 62,500 refugees this fiscal year and 125,000 next fiscal year as promised. Refugees’ lives and futures hang in the balance every day that President Biden fails to act.”