Raise the Refugee Threshold

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The previous government administration had allowed a limit of 110,000 refugees entering America. President Trump has signed executive order 13780 which had put a cap of 50,000 refugees entering the United States and also banned refugee resettlement for 120 days (Martin, 2017).
  • According to the Center for Immigration Studies, this is the lowest refugee cap since the signing of the Refugee act of 1980 (2017). This executive order had put a halt to refugees entering the United States. 

Protracted Refugee situations are defined by the UNHCR as 25,000 or more exiles from the same nationality that has been in exile for 5 years.

  • Protracted refugees are unable to receive resettlement due to various causal factors. As a result, they remain in a state of "limbo" and stuck in the refugee camps

Approximately two-thirds of the world's refugees are deemed as a protracted situation (Milner & Loescher, 2011).

 Approximately 51% of the refugee population are children below the age of 18 ("Global trends Forced Displacement in 2015"). Majority of these children are unaccompanied minors, who have been separated from their families due to the parents being murdered as a result of the political wars in their home country, or through sickness and death during the journey to another location.

  • In the camps, refugees endure various risk factors such as; exploitation, human rights violations, sexual abuse, confinement within the camps, and lack of quality medical treatment, and lack of opportunity.

 

Help us to reach the individuals in power, who can make this change to increase the refugee threshold in the United States. Refugees are HUMAN BEINGS and they DESERVE THE RIGHT to be treated as so. Let us resettle them!



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