As a result of a wide-ranging executive order signed on Friday, the United States has temporarily halted the admission of all refugees.
Refugees have, and deserve, legal protection and rights under international agreements. Many have made perilous journeys, fleeing horrific circumstances in their own country.
An international approach to refugees is in every country’s interest. America has a long and proud history in seeking out and accepting refugees.
UNA-UK supports the joint statement from the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations High Commission on Refugees. The statement reiterates the deep need for an international response to the forced migration crisis and expresses hope that the US will continue its strong leadership role and long tradition of protecting those who are fleeing conflict and persecution. As the statement says:
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