Refugee Admissions into the U.S. Will Restart This Week

After a brief pause, refugee admissions to the U.S. will restart this week. The Biden Administration paused admissions, unless they met certain exceptions, as officials and refugee resettlement agencies focused on accommodating tens of thousands of Afghans who evacuated their country. A spokesperson for the state department said ‘as of January 11, there are no restrictions on refugee travel’ and admissions are expected to begin again meaning that refugees who have undergone all processing and checks will be allowed to come into the United States.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, nearly 55,000 Afghans have resettled nationwide and 20,500 people remain at domestic military bases as of January 6th.